#1. 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.
#2. Tirana is the capital of which country?
Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania.
#3. Which of the following cities has the larger population?
Lagos, Nigeria, has a more than 16 million inhabitants. Alexandria has about 4.6 million, Kabul 3.4 million, and Nairobi 3.1 million.
#4. From which country is this coin?
Helvetia is the Latin name for, and the female national personification of, Switzerland.
#5. If your baggage tag has the airport code HND, your baggage is bound for:
The IATA code HND stands for Tokyo International, Tokyo, Japan
#6. What explains why the official language in many African countries is different from the African language group native to that area?
As a result of European colonization, European languages, or colonial languages, became the official languages in many Africa countries.
#7. The River Severn flows through which country?
The River Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about 220 miles (354 km).
#8. Which country is NOT represented in the Group of Seven (G7 - formerly G8)?
The Group of Seven (G7 – formerly G8) is a forum for the governments of seven of the world’s largest economies, including: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The European Union is represented within the G8 but cannot host or chair summits. Russia was suspended in 2014. The People’s Republic of China is excluded because it isn’t a developed country.
#9. If you want to climb the mountain Ben Nevis, you will go to:
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, located in Scotland, United Kingdom.
#10. Which country borders the Mediterranean Sea?
Greece has the longest Mediterranean coastline. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
More Random Geography Quiz Questions
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.