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Cultural Literacy Test - Geography II
Take your time with the following cultural literacy test. If
you select the correct answer it will be highlighted in green and the related
information will be shown. If the first answer selected is incorrect, it will be
highlighted in yellow, indicating try again. If the second answer selected is
incorrect, the correct answer will be displayed. See the Bibliography
to learn more about this test.
Scandinavia is the section of the map labeled
Great Britain is the section of the map labeled
Iberia is the section of the map labeled
The country once known as ancient Mesopotamia is now
India and Pakistan
Egypt and parts of Sudan and Ethiopia
Iraq and parts of Iran, Syria, and Turkey
Suez, Erie, and Panama are names of
The Alps run through the countries of
France, Austria, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia
Spain, France, Belgium, and Switzerland
Germany, Austria, Holland, and Denmark
Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, and Poland
Which countries do not border the Soviet Union?
Czechoslovakia and Poland
East Germany and Austria
Hungary and Romania
Iran and Afghanistan
What country was once known as Persia?
What is the capital of Ethiopia?
Where is the headquarters of the United Nations?
New York, N.Y.
Japan is the section of the map labeled
China is the section of the map labeled
Vietnam is the section of the map labeled
What is the capital of Texas?
What is Vatican City?
a free state within Rome where the pope lives
the capital of Italy
a city now known as Istanbul, where the Eastern patriarch lives
the capital of the Netherlands
What is the capital of Canada?
Erie, Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Ontario are names of
the Finger Lakes
the Great Lakes
the bodies of water in the British Lake District
the lakes of the Ozarks
Which countries belong to the British Commonwealth of Nations?
Greenland, Singapore, India, and Taiwan
Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Canada, and New Zealand
Jamaica, Ireland, Zaire, and Rumania
Australia, Iceland, Barbados, and Terra del Fuego
What is the largest state in the United States?
Which city is not in the Northern Hemisphere?
New York City
The Mediterranean Sea is the section of the map labeled
The Persian Gulf is the section of the map labeled
The Red Sea is the section of the map labeled
What is the capital of Brazil?
Rio de Janeiro
Which of the following is not true of the Amazon River?
It was named for a tribe of warrior women.
It runs through Peru and Brazil.
It is the longest river in the world.
It carries more water than any other river.
Excellent. You are on your way to true cultural literacy.
Good. You have more than a passing knowledge of this subject.
Fair. You have a competent grasp of many aspects of this subject.
Poor. You could use some improvement in this area.