Where on Earth Is.? Try Our Geography Quiz

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Where on Earth Is.? Try Our Geography Quiz


Byline: RHIAN LUBIN

DO you know your continents from your countries?

Worryingly, research has found that millions of Brits struggle to grasp basic geography, with 25 per cent unaware that the South Pole is in Antarctica.

And 20 per cent don't know Europe is one of the seven continents, while three per cent wrongly think Britain is one, the survey by British Airways Holidays found. Despite 63 per cent of adults describing themselves as "well-travelled", visiting an average of nine countries each, just 30 per cent reckon they would pass a geography National 5 if they were to take the exam now.

So have a go at our geography quiz to see if you know the basics...

Name the capital city for each country: 1. Australia 2. Vietnam 3. Ukraine 4. Afghanistan 5. Mexico Country or continent?

6. Africa 7. Russia 8. Antarctica 9. Europe 10. China UK geography: 11. How many countries make up the United Kingdom?

12. Which stretch of water separates the Isle of Wight from mainland Britain?

13. Where is the UK's longest pier?

14. What is the tallest mountain in the UK?

15. In which English county would you find Stonehenge?

Miscellaneous: 16. What is the largest desert in the world?

17. On which continent will you find Mount Everest?

18. What is the longest mountain range in the world?

19. Which is the largest island in the world?

20. Along which of the world's oceans would you find an area known as the Ring of Fire?

Name the county you'd find these county towns: 21. Alnwick 22. Maidstone 23. Truro 24. Chester 25. Lancaster Name the countries in which these landmarks are found: 26. Angkor Wat 27. Machu Picchu 28. Niagara Falls 29. Saint Basil's Cathedral 30. Rialto Bridge Oceans: 31. …

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