Random Geo Quiz No. 2 – Geography Challenge



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#1. 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.


#2. Which of the following countries has the smallest population?

Andorra has a population of (approximately) 78,000. Iceland has 330,000, Swaziland 1.1 million, and Botswana 2.1 million.


#3. Most of Earth's ozone layer is found in:

The ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation.


#4. Which country is West of Ethiopia?

Ethiopia shares borders with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south.


#5. Which is the largest subtropical desert in the world?

Sahara covers most of Northern Africa. It is almost as large as Europe or the United States.

Some of the largest deserts in the world are: Antarctic Desert (Polar), Arctic (Polar), Sahara (Subtropical), Arabian Desert (Subtropical), Gobi (Cold Winter), and Kalahari (Subtropical).


#6. All these countries are members of the European Union (EU), except:

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Albania is not a member of the European Union. Its membership application is acknowledged, but still pending.


#7. If you land at John F. Kennedy International Airport, you have arrived in which city?

John F. Kennedy International Airport is a major international airport in New York City, United States.


#8. Which is the capital city of Bulgaria?

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.


#9. The River Shannon is the longest river in:

The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland at 360.5 km (224 miles).


#10. One half of the Earth's surface is called:

The hemispheres of the Earth refer to any bipartite division of the globe. The most common is the division by the equator into the northern and southern hemisphere.


More Random Geography Quiz Questions


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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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