Globetrotter XL test tests your knowledge of geography

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here's a test that's a lot of fun for those interesting in geography. It's actually pretty much exactly the same as a similar test that can be played on Facebook, except that this one is a bit bigger and has nice music as well. One problem with a test like this is that you always get top marks for the smallest countries since simply knowing where the country is located is enough to get almost a perfect score, whereas larger countries (Canada/United States/RUSSIA *argh*) are much harder. Long and thin countries too.

My score on the third try was 19578. I bet quite a few readers here can beat that..

6 comments:

Matt said...

Damn, that's a good score. o.O

So far the highest I was able to get was 7475, but I'll keep trying.

In the meantime, I don't know if you're familiar with this site, but Sporcle has dozens of excellent geography quizzes. They're not "games", rather, you have to, for example, identify every country in the world, or every capital, or you can take a quiz specific to a continent, or, for example, identify "Countries that end in -ia and -stan", or name all the provinces/prefectures/states of some specific country, or identify the most populous cities of some given country, and whatnot.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/category/geography

Very fun stuff. There are also quizzes about languages, which you'll probably find interesting as well.

Matt said...

13,496...

[/gives up]

데이빛 / Mithridates said...

New high score: 20,393.

That other site: I actually did see it once a few days through on a quiz for European languages. Some of the other tests there almost look like study material, with tests like landlocked countries, left driving countries and busiest N. American seaports.

lyzazel said...

Well, knowing where things are on the map is a good start but the point is going to all those places instead. :>

lyzazel said...

Well, knowing where things are on the map is a good start but the point is going to all those places instead. :>

데이빛 / Mithridates said...

New high score: 20,393.

That other site: I actually did see it once a few days through on a quiz for European languages. Some of the other tests there almost look like study material, with tests like landlocked countries, left driving countries and busiest N. American seaports.

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