#1. 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.
#2. 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).
#3. If your baggage tag has the airport code CDG, your baggage is bound for:
The IATA code CDG stands for Charles de Gaulle International, Paris, France
#4. Brussels is the capital of which country?
The City of Brussels is the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the de jure capital of Belgium.
#5. The River Severn flows through which country?
The River Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about 220 miles (354 km).
#6. Siam is a former name for which country?
Thailand (the Kingdom of Thailand) was formerly known as Siam. Thailand was renamed to Siam from 1946 to 1948, after which it again reverted to Thailand.
#7. Which country has a coastline on the Persian Gulf?
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf are Iran, Oman’s exclave Musandam, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq.
#8. What divides the Earth in a northern and a southern hemisphere?
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.
#9. Which is the smallest independent country in the world?
Vatican City(Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City is the smallest state in the world by both area and population.
#10. 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.
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.