50 Geography Quiz Questions and Answers

Are you a self-confessed geography buff or an avid traveller? Are you interested in learning more about the world we live in? Or do you get an adrenaline rush naming all the countries on a continent and their capital cities?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those, then this collection of 50 geography quiz questions and answers is for you. Prepare yourself for a globetrotting adventure stretching across the world’s oceans, continents, cities, landmarks, rivers, and more. So if you know where to find pyramids, the world’s tallest mountain, and the smallest country on the planet, then you’re going to smash this quiz.

If you’re digging the back-to-school vibes of geography, then we’ve got a history quiz for you to play when you’ve finished. Or if you’re after more variety, our ultimate general knowledge quiz might be more up your street.

But first, let’s see if you can get all 50 geography quiz questions correct. Are you feeling confident?

50 Geography Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. What is the largest ocean in the world?
  2. Which continent is the largest in terms of area?
  3. In which country is the Great Pyramid of Giza located?
  4. What is the official currency of Japan?
  5. How many continents does the Equator pass through?
  6. What is the world’s tallest mountain above sea level?
  7. Which country is the most linguistically diverse in the world?
  8. Which African country is home to the most pyramids in the world?
  9. In what country are the world’s 10 coldest cities located?
  10. What is the smallest country in the world?
  11. Which country has the most glaciers in the world outside of the Arctic and Antarctic?
  12. According to the United nations, how many countries are in Africa today?
  13. What is the world’s smallest island nation?
  14. Which US state does the San Andreas fault line run through?
  15. In which city is the world’s tallest building located?
  16. What is the only country that shares open borders with the United Kingdom?
  17. How many time zones does Australia have?
  18. What is the capital of Indonesia?
  19. In which continent is South Korea located?
  20. Which hemisphere does 90% of the world population live in?
  21. Which U.S. state has the longest coastline?
  22. How many hemispheres does the world have?
  23. How many oceans are there on Earth?
  24. What is the world’s largest island?
  25. Located in Hawaii, what is the largest volcano in the world?
  26. What is the longest river in Asia?
  27. What is the official currency of the United Kingdom?
  28. What city is known as the glass capital of the world?
  29. Which direction do the lines of latitude run on a globe?
  30. Which two English counties border Scotland?
  31. What is the name of the deepest point on Earth?
  32. How many countries are located in the Southern Hemisphere?
  33. In which country is the Taj Mahal located?
  34. The Bering Strait is located between which two countries?
  35. What is the largest and longest river in Europe?
  36. In which country are the Spanish steps located?
  37. How many countries does Germany share a border with?
  38. What is the name of the world’s shortest river?
  39. In what country is the world’s longest coastline located?
  40. What is the name of the biggest desert in the world outside of the polar areas?
  41. What is the capital of Kenya?
  42. What is the official language of Qatar?
  43. Some areas of the Atacama Desert in Chile haven’t seen rain in over 500 years. True or false?
  44. What is the name of the world’s fifth-highest continent?
  45. In how many countries are Niagara falls located?
  46. Which country has the largest population in the world?
  47. How many states make up the USA?
  48. In which English country would you find Chatsworth House?
  49. How many countries are there in the European Union?
  50. Mount Vesuvius overlooks which Italian city?

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  1. Pacific Ocean.
  2. Asia.
  3. Egypt.
  4. Yen.
  5. Three; South America, Africa & Asia.
  6. Mount Everest.
  7. Papua New Guinea.
  8. Sudan.
  9. Russia.
  10. Vatican City.
  11. Pakistan.
  12. 54.
  13. Nauru.
  14. California.
  15. Dubai, U.A.E.
  16. The Republic of Ireland.
  17. Three.
  18. Jakarta.
  19. Asia.
  20. Northern Hemisphere.
  21. Alaska.
  22. Four; they are Northern, Southern, Eastern & Western.
  23. Five; Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic & Southern.
  24. Greenland.
  25. Mauna Loa.
  26. Yangtze River.
  27. Pound sterling.
  28. Toledo, Ohio.
  29. From east to west.
  30. Cumbria & Northumbria.
  31. The Mariana Trench.
  32. 32.
  33. India.
  34. Russia & USA.
  35. The Volga.
  36. Italy.
  37. Nine.
  38. The Roe River.
  39. Canada.
  40. The Sahara Desert.
  41. Nairobi.
  42. Arabic.
  43. True.
  44. Antarctica.
  45. Two; the USA & Canada.
  46. China.
  47. 50.
  48. Derbyshire.
  49. 27.
  50. Naples.

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