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Hello!

So, I found this website that I have to share with all you “knowledge/trivia junkies”.  It is http://www.mentalfloss.com.

Go check it out, there’s lots to look at, and if you are like me, I’m particularly drawn to the “Quizes” section. I don’t know what my problem is, why I feel I need to take random quizzes (guess I’m missing the stress of test-taking in college?) Anyway, I know I need to keep my mind sharp, (ie….see how smart I am….or not…..we all think we are smarter than we really are, right?).

I was pleasantly surprised at getting all of them right, with 25 seconds to spare. I guess that geography class in college paid off for me on this….ha!

It won’t show your answers, only cheers you along, fun.

Now, maybe I should try to get on “Jeopardy”……..naw.

You can see my quiz below:

Can you name the answers to the geography questions in the time limit of 3 minutes?

Score 50/50 Timer 00:25

You got 100% correct

Question
Answer

Name a country beginning with ‘N’?
Ok Good
In which American state is the Grand Canyon?
That’s two
Name a famous building in Paris?
Still going ok
Which of these seas is the largest: Red, Dead or North?
Long way to go
What are Niagara, Angel and Victoria all examples of?
A tenth of the way in
On which continent is Bhutan?
Another right answer
What is the capital of Portugal?
And another!
The river Nile runs through which capital city?
Sweet
How many American states are there beginning with ‘T’?
Nice
Which country’s flag depicts a red maple leaf on a white background?
You should have at least 2:24 left
Madagascar is an island off the coast of which continent?
Great Stuff
How many countries are there in South America?
You’re really good
Which of these countries is the smallest: Monaco, San Marino or Liechtenstein?
Really good
In which country is the tallest mountain (above sea level) in the world?
Really really good!
What is the name of that mountain?
Keep it up!
Odd one out: St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Tomb or The Brandenburg Gate?
Yes
Which city has the largest population: Hanoi, Beijing or New Delhi?
Yeah!
Alsace and Lorraine are states in which European country: France, Belgium or Luxembourg?
Just like that
Kilimanjaro is a mountain in which country: Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda?
And again
Name a country that borders Nigeria?
Woop woop!
In the expression ‘across the pond’ which ocean does ‘the pond’ refer to?
So nearly halfway
True or False:The largest land-locked country in the world is Bolivia?
Bit further
What are Etna, Vesuvius and Mauna Loa examples of?
Don’t quit now
Is the Zuiderzee natural or man-made?
One more and…
Name a country that starts with ‘A’ and doesn’t end with ‘A’?
Halfway. Are you on time?

Name a country in the Caribbean?
Good
What is the name of the canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in Central America?
Good
Madrid is the capital of which country?
Yes
How many countries end in ‘…stan’?
Again good
A ‘Twister’ is an informal name for which natural disaster?
Very good indeed
What is the predominant religion in Iran?
Sweet
Which of these cities is the most northerly:Canberra, Jakarta or Helsinki?
Wicked
Name a country that lies on the Greenwich Meridian (0 degrees longitude)?
Totally wicked
Name a country that borders Guyana?
Nice again
How many countries are there beginning with ‘D’?
Encore!
At which pole can you see the Aurora australis?
Incredible!
In which country is ‘The Great Barrier Reef’?
Amazing!
Which tropic is further south: Cancer or Capricorn?
You Rock!
Which is the only country in the world to still have an emperor?
Good one!
Superior, Eyre and Titicaca are all examples of what?
You should have at least 36 seconds left
What is the largest non-arctic desert in the world?
Does anyone read these?
Over which ocean does the climate pattern ‘El Nino-Southern Oscillation’ occur?
I mean really? I guess not
Name a country that lies on the Equator?
Oh, you do read them? Well in that case
The San Andreas fault is responsible for what type of natural disaster?
Go Go GO!
Which currency is represented by this symbol: €?
Come on!
Name a country that borders the Caspian Sea?
Only four to go!
Which language is predominantly spoken in Brazil?
Three!
What is the name of the World’s deepest oceanic trench: Kermadec, Kuril or Mariana?
TWO!
If a Hurricane travels west of the dateline, what does it become: A Cyclone, a Storm or a Typhoon?
ONE!!!
On which island are the Moai statues?
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’RE A GEOGRAPHY GENIUS!

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