IS THIS THE HARDEST GEOGRAPHY QUIZ WE HAVE PUBLISHED?

This is a tricky Geography quiz made to give you a challenging few minutes as you think of the correct answers. If you get more than 5/10 you are a true geographical whizz-kid!

QUESTIONS

1. The Nile, as you know, is the second longest river in the world, but using the compass points, in which direction does it flow?


2. According to the list of 257 recognised countries in the world, which comes last alphabetically?

 3. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province of which country?

 4. In which country would you be if you had visited Melville Island, Groote Eylandt, Fraser Island and Bathurst Island?

 5. Which archipelago in the South Atlantic has an undisputed claim of being visited and claimed  by the English captain, John Strong in 1690, but remained uninhabited until 1764 when the French established Port Louis on the Eastern island?

 

6. Royal Air Force Station Gan was based between 1957 and 1976 on the Addu Attol, part of the island chain which makes up which Indian Ocean country?

 

7. Which Caribbean country on the north-eastern coast of South America has the capital city of Belmopan, was once a thriving part of the Mayan dynasty, and features the districts of Toledo, Cayo, Corozal and Orange Walk amongst its governmental areas?

 8. Which country has the provinces of Friesland, Flevoland, Gelderland and Gronigen as part of its twelve regions?

 9. Which country and enclave is entirely surrounded and landlocked by South Africa and is also the largest of the World’s three independent states surrounded entirely by another country?

 10. What is the largest county in England by population and what is the largest county by area as of 2021? (One point for each)


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ANSWERS

1. The Nile, as you know, is the second longest river in the world, but using the compass points, in which direction does it flow?
SOUTH TO NORTH (It flows into the Mediterranean)

2. According to the list of 257 recognised countries in the world, which comes last alphabetically?
ZIMBABWE

 

3. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province of which country?
CANADA

 

4. In which country would you be if you had visited Melville Island, Groote Eylandt, Fraser Island and Bathurst Island?
AUSTRALIA

 

5. Which archipelago in the South Atlantic has an undisputed claim of being visited and claimed  by the English captain, John Strong in 1690, but remained uninhabited until 1764 when the French established Port Louis on the Eastern island?
FALKLAND ISLANDS (Islas Malvinas in Spanish)

 

6. Royal Air Force Station Gan was based between 1957 and 1976 on the Addu Attol, part of the island chain which makes up which Indian Ocean country?
THE MALDIVES

 

7. Which Caribbean country on the north-eastern coast of South America has the capital city of Belmopan, was once a thriving part of the Mayan dynasty, and features the districts of Toledo, Cayo, Corozal and Orange Walk amongst its governmental areas?
BELIZE

 

8. Which country has the provinces of Friesland, Flevoland, Gelderland and Gronigen as part of its twelve regions?
NETHERLANDS

 

9. Which country and enclave is entirely surrounded and landlocked by South Africa and is also the largest of the World’s three independent states surrounded entirely by another country?
LESOTHO (Officially the Kingdom of Lesotho)

 

10. What is the largest county in England by population and what is the largest county by area as of 2021? (One point for each)
GREATER LONDON by population – NORTH YORKSHIRE by area