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Another One-Question Map Quiz

By Martin W. Lewis | September 10, 2013 | 7 Comments

Can you identify a country merely from a map showing the position of its major cities — and nothing else?  If so, try to give the name of the country mapped here.
Tomorrow’s post will provide the not merely the answer, but also a number of map overlays that can be used  with this depiction of city locations to produce other …

Fiendishly Difficult One-Question Map Quiz

By Martin W. Lewis | July 29, 2013 | 24 Comments

After making the map posted here I realized that its patterns are so odd that it would make an extremely difficult GeoQuiz. Just one question: what does the map show?
The topic being mapped is commonplace, familiar to all readers. The categories are relatively precise, with almost no overlap or gradations, and they derive from an authoritative website devoted to the …

Is Geography Reducible to Country Names and Locations?

By Martin W. Lewis | February 27, 2012 | 4 Comments
Africa Quiz from the Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor asks its readers, “Think you know Africa? Take our geography quiz.” In the quiz, 16 of 20 questions merely ask for the name of a country indicated on a map. One question asks the name of a mountain range, and two ask for the names of cities shown in photographs. The final question is a bit …

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