thumbnail

Easy Geography True or False #2

Try to guess whether these geographical statements are true or false.
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: December 9, 2023
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedDecember 9, 2023
Times taken20,069
Average score86.7%
Rating4.44
4:00
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
1. China is bigger than France
True
False
2. Cuba touches the Caribbean Sea
True
False
3. It is always night on the North Pole
True
False
4. The North Pole has a latitude of 100 °N
True
False
The North Pole is at 90 °N
5. A steppe is a region that is covered by forest
True
False
Steppes are grasslands which are mostly devoid of trees
6. Iraq is in the Middle East
True
False
7. The Yellow River flows through China
True
False
8. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States
True
False
9. Iran is in Africa
True
False
10. The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world
True
False
11. Sweden is further north than Switzerland
True
False
12. Singapore is a French-speaking country
True
False
The official languages of Singapore are English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil
13. During the winter months, Cairo gets more rain than New York City
True
False
Cairo is dry during all 12 months of the year. The rainiest month (January) averages less than 0.5 cm of rain.
14. The percentage of people living in extreme poverty has DECREASED since the year 1990
True
False
In 1990, more than 40% of people in the world lived in extreme poverty. Today it is about 10%.
15. Greece is landlocked
True
False
19 Comments
+7
Level 68
Dec 12, 2023
Good quiz. I will admit I had to think about the North Pole question.
+1
Level 47
Jan 2, 2024
Which one? I assume you are talking about the 100° latitude one
+2
Level 52
Jan 8, 2024
That was the one question I got wrong.
+7
Level 91
Dec 12, 2023
The danger of a quiz like this, for me, is that I'm likely to glance at the questions instead of actually reading them. Then "Caribbean" somehow registers as "Mediterranean" and my self-esteem takes another boot to the head.
+2
Level 91
Jan 8, 2024
Or if your brain parses Congo instead of Cairo.
+5
Level 91
Dec 12, 2023
LOL, I missed the one that only 59% got right. Maybe that wasn't *quite* the same level of easy as the rest of them.
+1
Level 79
Dec 13, 2023
Correct
+11
Level 79
Dec 12, 2023
Was really surprised by the extreme poverty question. My logic was that additional population from higher birth rates in poorer countries would've far outweighed improvements to living standards but I guess not.
+4
Level 77
Jan 2, 2024
This is quite old now, but check out this YouTube video. The creator has since passed, but in terms of living standards data presentations, he’s absolutely the best. This one graphs data from life expectancy and median (I think?) income of all countries over the 20th century.

https://youtu.be/jbkSRLYSojo?si=Xe5e_dnm4QlB872X

+1
Level 51
Jan 2, 2024
There are actually less people living in extreme poverty today than in 1820.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_poverty#/media/File:World-population-in-extreme-poverty-absolute.svg

+3
Level 56
Jan 2, 2024
In 1820 there were heaps of people in extreme poverty everywhere, even in the most developed countries. Now it's a phenomenon largely confined to the poorest, and I suppose that in itself immediately cuts out a good chunk of the world's population.
+1
Level 75
Jan 2, 2024
Don't take "extreme poverty" too seriously. The definition that's used is living at US$1.90 per day (in 2011 dollars). Try this: take $1.91 times 365 (let's make it an even $700) and then live for a year in a country of your choice (how about Bulgaria? India? South Korea?) And then, at the end of the year, tell me about your experiences - without using the term "extreme poverty."
+1
Level 73
Mar 27, 2024
tshalla: I'm confused what your criticism is.
+1
Level 73
Mar 27, 2024
While I'm not sure of this and can't be bothered to fact check, I think every nation goes through a population boom as they industrialize. So, if there's always been a few nations in the middle of that process at any point in time since the industrial revolution started, then I think this "higher birth rate in poor countries" would always factor into the numbers (including 1990).
+2
Level 69
Dec 13, 2023
This really was easy!
+2
Level 66
Dec 13, 2023
I thought PR was a commonwealth rather than a territory; turns out they're the same thing
+1
Level 26
Jan 2, 2024
was really easy
+2
Level 47
Jan 2, 2024
So, you're probably looking at the stats, and seeing how 98% of people get "China bigger than France" correct. "Wow," you're thinking. "I wonder about the 2% of people who get that wrong." That would be ME. I somehow got true and false flipped in my head for two questions where I understood the answer but it came out of my head wrong.
+2
Level 61
Jan 4, 2024
I don't think the Puerto Rico question is a good one since it is a Commonwealth. In some sense, that's a territory, but it is called a "commonwealth" because it has some political attributes that are different from other territories of the US.