90+ Geography Trivia Questions & Answers

How well do you know your geography? Do you know all the United States capitals? Do you know what the world’s largest ocean is? Test your knowledge with these world geography trivia questions (and answers)! We’ve included some easy and hard questions for you geography, trivia, and travel lovers, all about the continents, the countries, the oceans, and everything in between.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Let’s see how many answers you get right…

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Geography Trivia Quiz Questions For Students

Let’s start off easy, with some fun trivia questions for the students. By adding some of these questions to the end of a world geography quiz or simply asking the students every day is a great way to test their knowledge. Some of these are better for kiddos first learning about the world, whereas others might be a bit more advanced.

Trivia Question: What is the capital city of Spain?
Answer: Madrid.

Trivia Question: What country is home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest?
Answer: Nepal.

Trivia Question: After Alaska, which U.S. state has the longest coastline?
Answer: Florida.

Trivia Question: What country has the largest population in the world?
Answer: China.

Trivia Question: What are the 5 U.S. states that have a coastline on the Gulf of Mexico?
Answer: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida

Trivia Question: What is the capital city of Australia?
Answer: Canberra.

Trivia Question: What is the only country that borders the United Kingdom?
Answer: Ireland.

Trivia Question: Where is the largest volcano on Earth located?
Answer: Hawaii.

Trivia Question: What is the name of the highest waterfall in the world?
Answer: Angel Falls, in Venezuela.

Trivia Question: What is the largest U.S. state?
Answer: Alaska.

Trivia Question: What does the “D.C.” stand for in Washington, D.C.?
Answer: District of Columbia

Trivia Question: What is the state capital of New York?
Answer: Albany.

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Geography Trivia Questions About North America

Trivia Question: What is the capital of the American state of Arizona?
Answer: Phoenix

Trivia Question: What is the only state in the United States that does not have a flag in a shape with 4 edges?
Answer: Ohio

Trivia Question: How many countries does the United States share a land border with?
Answer: 2

Trivia Question: In which city, is the Big Nickel located in Canada?Answer: Sudbury, Ontario

Trivia Question: What is the Capital of the United States?
Answer: Washington, D.C.

Trivia Question: What is the tallest mountain in Canada?
Answer: Mount Logan

Trivia Question: What is Canada’s largest island?
Answer: Baffin Island

Trivia Question: Where is Barbados?
Answer: In the Caribbean

Trivia Question: What year is on the flag of the US state Wisconsin?
Answer: 1848

Trivia Question: What is the capital city of the State of Washington, United States?
Answer: Olympia

Trivia Question: Which state is bordered by Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming?
Answer: Colorado.

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Geography Trivia Questions About South America and Africa

Trivia Question: Which of these African countries list “Spanish” as an official language?
Answer: Equatorial Guinea

Trivia Question: What is the capital of Senegal?
Answer: Dakar

Trivia Question: In which South American country would you find the statue, Christ the Redeemer?
Answer: Brazil.

Trivia Question: Which of these countries is NOT located in Africa?
Answer: Suriname

Trivia Question: What African country has Portuguese as its official language?
Answer: Mozambique

Trivia Question: What is the name of the largest island in Africa?
Answer: Madagascar.

Trivia Question: What is the name of the smallest country in South America?
Answer: Suriname.

Trivia Question: The historical city Timbuktu is located in which West African country?
Answer: Mali

Trivia Question: Which African nation has the most pyramids?
Answer: Sudan. It has over 200 pyramids, more than twice that of Egypt.

Trivia Question: What is the longest river in South America?
Answer: Amazon.

Trivia Question: What is the southernmost city in Africa?
Answer: Cape Town.

Trivia Question: What is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres?
Answer: Africa is the only continent that is in all four hemispheres: north, south, west, and east.

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Geography Trivia Questions About Europe

Trivia Question: How many federal states does Germany have?
Answer: 16

Trivia Question: What is the largest non-continental island in the world?
Answer: Greenland

Trivia Question: Which country in the European Union has the biggest population?
Answer: Germany.

Trivia Question: The derisive acronym “PIIGS” refers to which of the following European countries and their economic statuses?
Answer: Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain

Trivia Question: What is the largest country in the world in terms of land area?
Answer: Russia

Trivia Question: How many time zones does China have?
Answer: 1

Trivia Question: What is the capital of Denmark?
Answer: Copenhagen

Trivia Question: What is the Polish city known to Germans as Danzig?
Answer: Gdańsk

Trivia Question: What is the smallest country in the world?
Answer: Vatican City

Trivia Question: What is the capital of Scotland?
Answer: Edinburgh

Trivia Question: Which country was NOT part of the Soviet Union?
Answer: Romania

Trivia Question: The following Spanish provinces are located in the northern area of Spain except:
Answer: Murcia

Trivia Question: Which small country is located between the borders of France and Spain?
Answer: Andorra

Trivia Question: How many countries are inside the United Kingdom?
Answer: Four

Trivia Question: Where would you find the “Spanish Steps”?
Answer: Rome, Italy

Trivia Question: Which country has the abbreviation “CH”?
Answer: Switzerland

Trivia Question: How many timezones does Russia have?
Answer: 11

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Geography Trivia Questions About Asia, Australia, and Antarctica

Trivia Question: What is the capital city of New Zealand?
Answer: Wellington

Trivia Question: Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of which country?
Answer: Malaysia

Trivia Question: Is Antarctica sea surrounded by land or land surrounded by sea?
Answer: Land surrounded by sea.

Trivia Question: Which of the following is NOT a capital city?
Answer: Sydney

Trivia Question: How many countries border Kyrgyzstan?
Answer: 4

Trivia Question: The Grear Barrier Reef is off the coast of which Australian state?
Answer: Queensland

Trivia Question: What is western Asia’s longest river called?
Answer: Euphrates.

Trivia Question: What continent contains the most fresh water?
Answer: The ice sheet in Antarctica is the largest solid ice mass on the planet. The enormous frozen structure contains about 90 percent of all the fresh water on Earth.

Trivia Question: Mt. Fuji is the highest point in which Asian country?
Answer: Japan.

Trivia Question: In which hemisphere is Australia located?
Answer: Eastern.

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Hard Geography Trivia Questions

Trivia Question: Fucking is a village in which country?
Answer: Austria

Trivia Question: Which country was NOT formerly part of Yugoslavia?
Answer: Albania

Trivia Question: What is the Finnish word for “Finland”?
Answer: Suomi

Trivia Question: What are the two places that are the lowest and highest points in California, and also the lowest and highest points in the United States?
Answer: Death Valley and Mount Whitney (highest in the 48 states) are 80 miles apart.

Trivia Question: Denali is the highest mountain in which continent?
Answer: North America

Trivia Question: What are the native people of Antarctica called?
Answer: Nothing, there are no native people of Antarctica.

Trivia Question: What are the northern lights also known as?
Answer: Aurora Borealis

Trivia Question: Which city is situated on two continents?
Answer: Istanbul (in Turkey) is located both on the Asian and European continent(s).

Trivia Question: Which of the following continents is intersected by the Equator?
Answer: South America, Africa and Asia. Although it does not pass through the mainland of Asia, it does run through Indonesia and the Maldives, which are part of the continent.

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Geography Trivia About Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes

Trivia Question: What are the names of the 5 oceans?
Answer: Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the Southern Ocean.

Trivia Question: Which river flows through Paris?
Answer: River Seine

Trivia Question: Where is the area commonly known as the Bermuda Triangle?
Answer: North Atlantic Ocean, between Florida and Puerto Rico

Trivia Question: Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?
Answer: Colorado River

Trivia Question: The Seychelles are located in which ocean?
Answer: The Indian

Trivia Question: Which ocean is Bermuda in?
Answer: Atlantic

Trivia Question: Which river separates Long Island from Manhattan and the mainland?
Answer: The East River

Trivia Question: What is the deepest point in the Earth’s oceans?
Answer: The Mariana Trench

Trivia Question: After the Nile and the Amazon, what is the third-longest river in the world?
Answer: Yangtze River

Trivia Question: What is the name of the coldest sea on Earth?
Answer: Arctic

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Geography Quiz: True or False

Trivia Question: Alaska is the largest state in the United States.
Answer: TRUE

Trivia Question: Japan has left-hand side traffic.
Answer: TRUE

Trivia Question: Switzerland has four national languages, English being one of them.
Answer: FALSE

Trivia Question: The Tropic of Cancer is located in the northern hemisphere.
Answer: TRUE

Trivia Question: Australia has 3 time zones.
Answer: TRUE

Trivia Question: Mexico is south of the Equator.
Answer: TRUE

Trivia Question: Shanghai is further north than Beijing.
Answer: FALSE

Trivia Question: New York state’s mammal is the Beaver.
Answer: TRUE

Trivia Question: The body of the Egyptian Sphinx was based on a lion.
Answer: TRUE

How many of these answers did you get correct?

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