How Is Your Knowledge of Geography???




 
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Boots
 
September 26th, 2004  
Courtenay
 

Topic: How Is Your Knowledge of Geography???


The Olymics in Athens may be over, but the Olympics on the Internet are never over -- the Geography Olympics that is. Click over to GeographyOlympics.com and you can help your country compete against the rest of the world by taking an online geography quiz. You have 200 seconds to identify 10 countries on a map.



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September 27th, 2004  
Courtenay
 
You got good ones. I was averaging 8 out of 10. Several times though, I got countries that I had ZERO clue about. It's tough huh?
September 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah well ... it happens.
As long as you have a good knowledge of the reasonably well known countries you should be okay.
I'm a Geography major (the major where a disproportionately large amounts of graduates end up working for DoD) and I'll tell you it's hardly that important compared to other things in Geography.
I'd say that an extensive Geographic study is absolutely fundamental for military. It involves physical, human (and cultural) and also purely military geography. This area of study has military pretty much written all over it.
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Boots
September 28th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Got everything but Guinea-Baseau. Still don't know where the heck that is. You can't see the world map well enough to spot Pacific Island nations of course; which is annoying.
September 29th, 2004  
Courtenay
 
I had a terrible time last time I logged in there. I think I only got three of them right. They were all places that I had NEVER heard of, little less knew where to start on the map!
September 29th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
I support global warming to get rid of those annoying island countries that no one can remember
September 29th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
I dont know where most of teh countries are.
September 29th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Time to hit the atlas.
You might be going there to fight... or in search of exotic women
September 29th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
That quiz heavily relies on the Golden Coast of Africa with all of its tiny nations, newly created nations in Europe and elsewhere, and the fact that picking the right island in a lousy map of the Ocean is tricky to say the least.
September 29th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
I'm the Lord of Geography instead. Been memorizing all the world's countries and capitals since a was like 8 or 9.
Guinea Bissau is situated below Senegal, on the westernmost tip of Africa.
Just ask the boss!