Ultimate World Geography Quiz: 50 Trivia Questions and Answers

by Jenna Questly


  1. What is the capital city of Australia?
  2. Which river is the longest in the world?
  3. On which continent is the Sahara Desert located?
  4. Which country has the largest land area?
  5. What is the smallest country in the world by land area?
  6. Which mountain has the highest peak above sea level?
  7. What body of water separates Saudi Arabia from Africa?
  8. In which country would you find the city of Barcelona?
  9. What is the currency used in Japan?
  10. Which country is known as the “Land of the Rising Sun”?
  11. Which continent is the least populated?
  12. What is the main language spoken in Brazil?
  13. Which country is both a continent and a country?
  14. Which canal joins the Pacific and Atlantic oceans?
  15. Which city is known as “The City of Love”?
  16. What body of water is the world’s largest by surface area?
  17. Which country has the most islands?
  18. The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of which country?
  19. In which continent is the Amazon Rainforest located?
  20. Which country is known for its famous Trans-Siberian Railway?
  21. What is the world’s driest place (non-polar)?
  22. What is the capital of Canada?
  23. Which European city is famously divided by the Bosphorus Strait?
  24. The Nile River flows into which body of water?
  25. In which country can you visit the ancient city of Machu Picchu?
  26. What is the smallest ocean?
  27. Which country is known as the “Land of the Midnight Sun”?
  28. Where is the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, located?
  29. What is the capital of South Africa?
  30. Which sea is the world’s saltiest?
  31. Which mountain range separates Europe from Asia?
  32. Which desert is the largest in terms of land area?
  33. The Matterhorn is a famous mountain in which mountain range?
  34. What is the national language of Belgium?
  35. Which city would you find the historic Acropolis?
  36. Which two countries share the longest international border?
  37. In which country is the world’s deepest lake, Lake Baikal, located?
  38. Which Asian city-state is composed of 63 islands?
  39. Which African country was never colonized by a European power?
  40. The city of Dubai is located in which country?
  41. In which country is the temple complex Angkor Wat located?
  42. Which river flows through Egypt?
  43. In which country would you find the city of Christchurch?
  44. Which island country lies to the southeast of India?
  45. What is the currency of Switzerland?
  46. In which country can you find Mount Kilimanjaro?
  47. What is the largest city by population?
  48. Which ocean lies to the east of Africa?
  49. Which European city has canals and is known for its gondola rides?
  50. Where are the Galápagos Islands located?


  1. Canberra
  2. The Nile (though some argue it’s the Amazon based on measurement methods)
  3. Africa
  4. Russia
  5. Vatican City
  6. Mount Everest
  7. Red Sea
  8. Spain
  9. Yen
  10. Japan
  11. Antarctica
  12. Portuguese
  13. Australia
  14. Panama Canal
  15. Paris
  16. Caspian Sea
  17. Sweden
  18. Australia
  19. South America
  20. Russia
  21. Atacama Desert, Chile
  22. Ottawa
  23. Istanbul
  24. Mediterranean Sea
  25. Peru
  26. Arctic Ocean
  27. Norway
  28. Venezuela
  29. Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial), and Cape Town (legislative)
  30. Dead Sea
  31. Ural Mountains
  32. Antarctic Desert
  33. The Alps
  34. Dutch, French, and German
  35. Athens
  36. USA and Canada
  37. Russia
  38. Singapore
  39. Ethiopia
  40. United Arab Emirates
  41. Cambodia
  42. The Nile
  43. New Zealand
  44. Sri Lanka
  45. Swiss Franc
  46. Tanzania
  47. Tokyo
  48. Indian Ocean
  49. Venice
  50. Ecuador
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Jenna Questly

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