How well do you know world geography? Can you locate countries and capitals on a blank world map? How about your kids? Who would win a challenge in parents/teachers vs kids? Try these popular on-line quizzes to test your geography knowledge.
The first quiz- “The Traveler IQ Challenge“- has you pin locations around the world. The quicker the better, and the closer also earns you higher points. Pick a region of the world, capitals, flags, or within the United States.
National Geographic’s “GeoBee Quiz” is a daily geography quiz that includes questions on culture as well as map skills, locations, and even a little current events. You have ten questions to answer in as short a time as possible. The quicker you give the correct answer, the more GeoPoints you earn. Once you’ve completed the GeoBee Challenge, see if your score was high enough to make it onto their Top 10 leaderboard.
KidsGeo Geography Games has several games to choose from: Geography Map Match (locating countries or states on a map), Geography Capital Catch (choosing the whole world, or the US), and a fun Latitude and Longitude search game (trying to locate a girl hiding behind a certain lat/long).
Finally, GeoNet is a wonderful resource covering the full scope of geography. After choosing a region of the world, players choose their trivia set: 1) locations of people, places, and environments 2) physical and human characteristics of places 3) physical systems: land, air, water, living things 4) human systems: population, culture, interdependence 5) human-environmental interactions 6) uses of geography over time. This is an excellent resource, written by the publisher Houghton Mifflin: Social Studies.