Random Geo Quiz No. 2 – Geography Challenge



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#1. The Strait of Dover separates which two countries?

The Strait of Dover or Dover Strait is the narrowest part of the English Channel, marking the boundary between the Channel and North Sea, separating Great Britain from France and continental Europe.


#2. Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in which country?

Mount Kinabalu is a mountain in Sabah, Malaysia. Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia.


#3. Which of the following cities has the largest population?

Shanghai is the largest city by population with more than 24 million inhabitants. Johannesburg has about 4.4 million, Los Angeles 3.8 million, and Yokohama 3.6 million.


#4. The Meridian 60° West runs through which country?

The meridian 60° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.


#5. Which country borders the Mediterranean Sea?

The following countries have a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea:

  • Northern shore: Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Turkey.
  • Eastern shore: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel.
  • Southern shore: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt.
  • Island nations: Malta, Cyprus.

Greece has the longest Mediterranean coastline.


#6. Quito is the capital city of which country?

Quito, formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador.


#7. The development of a megalopolis is primarily an example of:

A megalopolis, also known as a mega region, is a clustered network of cities with a population of about 10 million or more. Urbanization is the physical growth of urban areas because of rural migration and even suburban concentration into cities, particularly the very largest ones.


#8. From which country is this coin?

Helvetia is the Latin name for, and the female national personification of, Switzerland.


#9. Which country is East of Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west and southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east and northeast.


#10. Which city is generally regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam?

Mecca is a city in the Hejaz in Saudi Arabia. As the birthplace of Muhammad, it is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam. It is home to the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site.


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Random Geo Quiz Questions

This quiz has 10 random questions drawn from a pool of 100 different geography questions. Every time you take this quiz challenge, it will renew and have slightly different questions.

The quiz is ideal for a geo challenge between friends and with your family. It can also help you study and prepare for an official Geo Bee contest.

Geography Basics – the Crash Course

In general, we talk about 7 continents in the world – Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.

Many geographic quizzes will ask you to pinpoint places on the correct continent, so when you want to prepare for a geo challenge, it can be a good idea to work your way around the globe continent by continent.

Learn which the largest countries are on each continent and note what surrounds them. Work your way from the large to the smaller.

Next step is to look at cities. Again, go from larger to smaller in each country. Try to make visual maps to help you remember them.

Then continue with bodies of water, like oceans, gulfs, straits, rivers, and lakes. Go from continent to continent, from larger to smaller.

Then you have the most important mountains and deserts.

Geography Crash Course Example

Here is an example for you to see if you can answer: “Which countries border the Mediterranean Sea?”

You will probably find that there are more countries with a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea than you think.

Beyond the Basics

When you have a clear view of basics and can visualize maps in your head, you are ready to move beyond the basics.

Geography is also about the people who lives in all these places. It is about their economy, religion, and things that form their everyday life. It is about climate, weather, and natural resources.

Geography connects to history, biology, science, and more.

The more you learn, the more interesting geography is.

Hopefully, our random geo quiz will make you more curious and help you learn more facts. For additional geography quizzes, see below.

Answer to the Question about the Mediterranean Sea

21 countries have a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea – Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.

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