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Geography Quiz on World Each question below has exactly one correct answer. The answers are at the bottom of this page.

  1. Which is the official language of Brazil?
    1. English
    2. Portuguese.
    3. French.
    4. Spanish.

  2. What is the capital of Afghanistan?
    1. Roseau
    2. Gaborone
    3. Islamabad
    4. Kabul

  3. Which is the capital of Portugal?
    1. Lima
    2. Manila
    3. Lisbon
    4. Bucharest

  4. Which is the fourth largest country of the World?
    1. China
    2. USA
    3. Russia
    4. Canada

  5. Which is the third most populous country of the World?
    1. India
    2. China
    3. Russia
    4. USA

  6. Which of the following is a permanent member of Security Council?
    1. Japan
    2. Germany
    3. China
    4. India

  7. Who was the Prime Minister of United Kingdom during the second world war?
    1. Clement Atlee
    2. Winston Churchill
    3. Stanley Baldwin
    4. Neville Chamberlain

  8. Which language is spoken by largest number of people in the World
    1. Hindi
    2. English
    3. Chinese Mandarin
    4. Spanish

  9. Which is the longest river of the World?
    1. Amazon
    2. Nile
    3. Mississipi Missouri
    4. Volga

  10. Which is the highest peak in the World?
    1. Mt. Everest
    2. Kilimanjaro
    3. Mckinley
    4. K2

  11. Which waterfall has the highest drop?
    1. Niagara Falls
    2. Upper Yosemite
    3. Ribbon
    4. Angel

  12. Which is the Worlds largest island?
    1. Australia
    2. New Guinea
    3. Greenland
    4. Great Britain

  13. Which is the largest lake in the World?
    1. Lake Superior
    2. Caspian Sea
    3. Lake Baikal
    4. Lake Michigan

  14. Which is the deepest lake in the World?
    1. Lake Superior
    2. Caspian Sea
    3. Lake Baikal
    4. Lake Michigan

  15. Which is the largest Ocean in the World?
    1. Pacific Ocean
    2. Atlantic Ocean
    3. Arctic Ocean
    4. Indian Ocean

  16. Which is the smallest continent in the World?
    1. Europe
    2. Australia
    3. South America
    4. Antarctica

  17. Which continent has the most number of countries?
    1. Africa
    2. Europe
    3. Asia
    4. South America

  18. Which is the most populous city in the World?
    1. Mumbai
    2. New york city
    3. Tokyo
    4. Shanghai

  19. Which country has the highest per capita income in the World?
    1. USA
    2. Luxembourg
    3. Japan
    4. Switzerland

  20. Which is the smallest country in the World?
    1. Monaco
    2. Vatican City
    3. Nauru
    4. Tuvalu

  21. Which is the currency of Switzerland?
    1. guilder
    2. krona
    3. franc
    4. pound

  22. Which is the currency of Sweden?
    1. guilder
    2. krona
    3. franc
    4. pound

  23. In which was the country Bangladesh formed?
    1. 1947
    2. 1955
    3. 1963
    4. 1971

  24. Which is the smallest ocean in the World?
    1. Pacific Ocean
    2. Atlantic Ocean
    3. Arctic Ocean
    4. Indian Ocean

  25. Which country of the former Soviet Union is the second largest? Russia is the largest
    1. Ukraine
    2. Georgia
    3. Kazakhstan
    4. Tajikistan

  26. Which is the largest country in Africa?
    1. Zaire
    2. Sudan
    3. Egypt
    4. South Africa

  27. In which year was World's population close to 1 Billion people?
    1. 1803 AD
    2. 1853 AD
    3. 1903 AD
    4. 1953 AD

  28. Which city is called "The Eternal City"?
    1. Paris
    2. Rome
    3. London
    4. Athens

  29. Which city is called the Windy city?
    1. London
    2. Chicago
    3. Paris
    4. Toronto

  30. Which city is called the Emerald city?
    1. Seattle
    2. Chicago
    3. Boston
    4. Toronto

  31. Which country is the largest producer of Oil
    1. Iran
    2. Iraq
    3. Saudi Arabia
    4. USA

  32. Which country has the largest railway network
    1. China
    2. India
    3. Russia
    4. USA

  33. Which country is the largest producer of wheat?
    1. India
    2. USA
    3. Russia
    4. China

  34. The city of Seoul is located on which river?
    1. Han river
    2. Chi river
    3. Shan river
    4. Tsin river

  35. Which city had established colonial empire in the Americas by 1500 AD.
    1. United Kingdom
    2. France
    3. Spain
    4. Portugal

  36. Which country is the largest producer of Sugar cane?
    1. Russia
    2. Brazil
    3. India
    4. USA

  37. From which country did Brazil gained independence from in the year 1815?
    1. United Kingdom
    2. France
    3. Spain
    4. Portugal

  38. Which country is the largest exporter of oil outside the middle east?
    1. USA
    2. Russia
    3. Ukraine
    4. Venezuela

  39. Angel falls the worlds highest waterfall is located in which country?
    1. USA
    2. Venezuela
    3. Canada
    4. Brazil

  40. Which of the following countries was earlier called Southern Rhodesia?
    1. Zambia
    2. Zaire
    3. Zimbabwe
    4. Botswana

  41. Chernobyl, the location of World's worst nuclear power plant disaster is located in which country.
    1. Russia
    2. Ukraine
    3. Turkmenistan
    4. Uzebekistan

  42. Which country was formerly called Siam.
    1. Vietnam
    2. Malaysia
    3. Thailand
    4. Indonesia

  43. Which Southeast Asian country was never taken over by a European power.
    1. Vietnam
    2. Malaysia
    3. Thailand
    4. Indonesia

  44. Which country is World's biggest rice exporter?
    1. India
    2. Thailand
    3. China
    4. USA

  45. Which country was formerly called Formosa?
    1. China
    2. Chinese Taipei
    3. India
    4. Taiwan

  46. Which country joined the UN in 2002?
    1. Switzerland
    2. Mexico
    3. Taiwan
    4. Nepal

  47. Which country produces about 47% of Worlds Gold?
    1. Australia
    2. South Africa
    3. France
    4. Canada

  48. What is the capital of Romania?
    1. Bucharest
    2. Brasov
    3. Timisoara
    4. Madrid

  49. Which country is the largest producer of sugar?
    1. Australia
    2. Cuba
    3. Brazil
    4. India

  50. The island "Isle of Youth" is part of which country?
    1. USA
    2. Mexico
    3. Cuba
    4. Cyprus

  51. The volcano is Mount Etna is part of which country?
    1. Germany
    2. United Kingdom
    3. Italy
    4. France

  52. The islands of Sicily, Sardinia, Elba and Capri are part of which country?
    1. Germany
    2. United Kingdom
    3. Italy
    4. France

  53. Which country has the highest life expectancy?
    1. Japan
    2. Switzerland
    3. USA
    4. France

  54. Which country's two parts are separated by 400 miles of South China sea?
    1. Vietnam
    2. Malaysia
    3. Thailand
    4. Indonesia

  55. Which of the five Great Lakes is wholly within the US?
    1. Lake Michigan
    2. Lake Superior
    3. Lake Erie
    4. Lake Huron

  56. Which country is World's largest producer of silver?
    1. Switzerland
    2. Mexico
    3. Taiwan
    4. Nepal

  57. Which is the largest island in the USA?
    1. Prince of Wales
    2. Long Island
    3. Hawaii
    4. Kodiak

  58. Which is the largest island in Europe?
    1. Great Britain
    2. Iceland
    3. Ireland
    4. Sicily

  59. Which country has the largest coastline?
    1. Russia
    2. USSR
    3. Canada
    4. USA

  60. Which is the World's second largest island?
    1. New Guinea
    2. Borneo
    3. Greenland
    4. Madagascar

Answers

  1. b. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.
  2. d. Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan
  3. c. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal
  4. a. China is the fourth largest country after Russia, Canada, USA.
  5. d. USA is the third most populous country after China and India
  6. c. China is a permanent member of the Security Council. The other four permanent members are Great Britain, USA, France and Russia.
  7. a. Clement Atlee was the Prime Minister England during second World war.
  8. c. Chinese is spoken by about 900 Million people.
  9. b. The river Nile is 6650 Kms long.
  10. a. Mt. Everest in Nepal is 8848 meters high.
  11. d. Angel Waterfall in Venezuela has a drop of 807 meters.
  12. a. Australia with 7,682,300 sq Km area is the largest island.
  13. b. Caspian Sea is 371,000 Km long.
  14. c. Baikal Lake is 1620 meter deep.
  15. a. Pacific Ocean has an area of 166,241,000 sq Km.
  16. b. Australia is the smallest continent.
  17. a. Africa has 53 countries, compared to Europe's 46 and Asia's 44.
  18. d. Shanghai has 13.3 million people.
  19. b. Luxembourg has a per capita income of $45,360.
  20. b. Vatican city has an area of 0.44 sq km.
  21. c. Switzerland's currency is franc.
  22. b. Sweden's currency is krona.
  23. d. Bangladesh was formed in the year 1971 after a war between India and Pakistan.
  24. c. Arctic ocean with an area of 14,056,000 sq km is the smallest ocean.
  25. c. Kazakhstan with an area of 2,717,300 sq km is the ninth largest country in the World.
  26. b. Sudan with an area of 2,505,810 sq km is the tenth largest country in the World.
  27. a. In 1803 AD the world population was considered close to 1 Billion people.
  28. b. Rome is called the eternal city as it has been an important centre of power for more than two millennia.
  29. b. Chicago is called the windy city.
  30. a. Seattle is called the Emerald city.
  31. c. Saudi Arabia is the largest producer of oil
  32. d. United States has rail lines for 227, 736 Kms.
  33. d. China is the World's largest producer of wheat
  34. a. Seoul is located on the Han river.
  35. c. Spain had established a colonial empire on the most of Americas by 1500 AD.
  36. c. India is the largest producer of Sugar cane.
  37. d. Brazil was a Portugese colony before 1815.
  38. d. Venezuela is a member of OPEC, and is the largest exporter of oil outside the middle east.
  39. b. Angel Falls are located in Venezuela.
  40. c. Zimbabwe was formerly known as Southern Rhodesia.
  41. b. Chernobyl is located in the Ukraine.
  42. c. Thailand was formerly known as Siam.
  43. c. Thailand was never ruled by a European power.
  44. b. Thailand is the World's largest exporter of rice.
  45. d. Taiwan was formerly called Formosa.
  46. a. Switzerland joined the UN in 2002.
  47. b. South Africa is the largest producer of Gold.
  48. a. The capital of Romania is Bucharest.
  49. d. India is World's largest producer and consumer of sugar.
  50. c. The island "Isle of Youth" is part of Cube.
  51. c. Mount Etna is located in Italy.
  52. c. The islands of Sicily, Sardinia, Elba and Capri are part of Italy.
  53. a. Japan has the highest life expectancy for both men and women.
  54. b. West Malaysia occupies the southern half of Malay peninsula. East Malaysia lies on the north western part of the island of Borneo.
  55. a. Lake Michigan is completely in US, where as all the other four great lakes are shared between Canada and US.
  56. b. Mexico is world's largest producer of silver.
  57. c. Hawaii with an area of 3,672 sq miles, is the largest island in the USA.
  58. a. Great Britain with an area of 229,957 sq km is the largest island in the Europe.
  59. c. Canada has the largest coastline. It is 56,453 miles long.
  60. a. New Guinea in the Southwest Pacific is the second largest island after Greenland.