It’s a big world out there. How much do you know about the 50 states, countries around the world, famous landmarks and what places are free of poisonous snakes? Put your knowledge to the test with these 50 geography questions that span the globe. You might be surprised by how much you can learn at any age and discover new destinations to add to your travel bucket list.
These geography questions cover a range of subjects including continents, oceans, landmarks, and much more.Try them out for road trip trivia, classroom games, or just to quiz yourself for fun.
Expand what you know about the world we live in with this wide range of geography trivia.
1. In what American city is the Golden Gate Bridge located? San Francisco, California
2. Which U.S. State does not have any documented poisonous snakes? Alaska
3. The area known as New England is composed of which six states? Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
4. In which U.S. state can the world’s tallest trees be found? California
5. What is the least populated U.S. state? Wyoming
6. What is the smallest U.S. state? Rhode Island
7. What is the name of the longest river in the U.S.? Missouri River
8. What is the lowest point in the U.S.? Death Valley
9. What are the names of the 5 Great Lakes? Superior, Ontario, Erie, Michigan, Huron
10. What national monument is located in South Dakota? Mount Rushmore
11. How many time zones are there in the U.S.? 6
12. What river flows through the Grand Canyon? Colorado River
13. What is the capital of the United States? Washington, D.C.
14. What is the highest mountain in the US? Denali (also called Mount McKinley) in Alaska
15. What is New York City’s nickname? The Big Apple
16. What city is known as The Emerald City? Seattle, Washington
17. What state produces the most cheese in the U.S.? Wisconsin keeps its rank as the top cheese producing state with 25% of the nation’s total cheese production in 2021.
18. What is the hottest U.S. state? Florida earns the hottest state title, with an average annual temperature of 71.5°F (21.9°C) between 1991 and 2020.
19. What is the capital of South Dakota? Pierre
20. What is the capital of Mississippi? Jackson
21. What are the names of the seven continents of the world? Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia
22. What are the names of the five oceans of the world? Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and the Antarctic
23. What is the name of the largest country in the world? Russia
24. Where is the Eiffel Tower located? Paris, France
25. Where are the Great Pyramids of Giza located? Egypt
26. What is the name of the smallest country in the world? The Vatican City
27. Which country has the most natural lakes? Canada
28. What is the coldest place on Earth? Antarctica
29. What four countries are in the United Kingdom? England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
30. 90% of the Earth’s population lives in which hemisphere? The Northern Hemisphere
31. Which continent is in all four hemispheres? Africa
32. What is the name of the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world? Angel Falls
33. What is the highest man-made structure ever built? Burj Khalifa in Dubai
34. Which country has the most pyramids in the world? Sudan
35. Where is the world’s largest desert located? Antarctica
36. Which country has the largest population in the world? China
37. Where is the driest place on Earth? The Atacama Desert in northern Chile
38. Where is the largest volcano on Earth located? Hawaii
39. In what country are the Spanish Steps located? Rome, Italy
40. What planet is closest to Earth? Venus
41. What is the name of the river that flows through the Brazil rainforest? The Amazon
42. What is the name of the tallest mountain in the world? Mount Everest
43. What season does Australia experience in December? Summer
44. In what ocean is the Bermuda Triangle located? Atlantic Ocean
45. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in what country? New Zealand
46. Mt. Fuji is located in which Asian country? Japan
47. What is the name of the coldest sea on Earth? The Arctic
48. How many countries are there in Africa? 54
49. Which country has the most volcanos? Indonesia
50. What is the oldest temple in the world and where is it located? Stonehenge in Wilshire, England
How many of these did you get right? Trivia questions are a fun way to learn more about the world, as well as start interesting conversations with others.
Keep the fun going by sharing these questions with others to see how many they can answer, too!
Erica Jabali is a freelance writer and blogs over at ispyfabulous.com.