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How Much Do You Really Know About The World? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

The planet we live on is fascinating and amazing! It is also a complicated area, and geography aids in our ability to comprehend and describe it. Test your knowledge about the world by taking this quiz.

What river runs through Paris?

Tiber

Thames

Seine

Danube

Seine
The Seine River is the river that runs through Paris. It is 483 miles long and flows in a northwesterly direction through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre.

What year did the Cold War officially end?

1988

1989

1990

1991

1989
The Cold War period officially ended in the year 1991. During 1989 and 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, which helped in opening borders. This then leads to free elections, which ousted the Communist regime in eastern Europe. Then in late 1991, the Soviet Union dissolved itself into republics, the Iron Curtain was lifted, and the Cold War came to an end.

What is the world’s most earthquake-prone country?

Hawaii

Thailand

Philippines

Japan

Japan
According to the U.S., Geological Survey, Japan records the most earthquakes in the world. The earthquakes can range from minor and barely noticeable tremors up to ground-shakers that can cause building toppling and massive destruction.

Who is the first human to journey into outer space?

Alan Shepard

Neil Armstrong

Yuri Gagarin

David Scott

Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, is the first human in space who made a 108-minute orbital flight. He boarded Vostok 1 spacecraft, which was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 12, 2961.

Which African country was formerly known as Abyssinia?

Ethiopia

Comoros

Seychelles

Nigeria

Ethiopia
In English, and generally, outside of Ethiopia, the country was once historically known as Abyssinia. This toponym was derived from the Latinized form of the ancient Habash.

Which country invented tea?

England

India

China

Thailand

China
According to Chinese legend, the history of tea began in 2737 B.C.E. when Emperor Shen Nong, a skilled ruler, and scientist, accidentally discovered tea. While boiling water in the garden, a leaf from an overhanging wild tea tree drifted into his pot.

Which country produces the most coffee in the world?

Columbia

Brazil

Ethiopia

Vietnam

Brazil
Brazil is, quite simply, the largest coffee producer in the world. For example, in 2016 it is thought that 2,595,000 metric tons of coffee beans were produced in Brazil alone.

What is the national dish of Spain?

Paella

Croquetas

Gambas al ajillo

Empanada

Paella
Paella is one of the best-known dishes in Spanish cuisine. For this reason, it may be seen internationally as Spain’s national dish, but Spaniards almost unanimously consider it to be a dish from the Valencian region; those who live there, in turn, regard paella as one of their identifying symbols.

What is the world’s biggest island?

Borneo

Madagascar

Great Britain

Greenland

Greenland
Greenland is the largest island in the world and only misses out on continent status likely because of its population size. Located between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, it is an independent territory of Denmark, and despite its size, it is mostly uninhabited.

What is the oldest city in the United States?

New York City

Santa Fe, New Mexico.

St. Augustine, Florida

Plymouth, Massachusetts

St. Augustine, Florida
Augustine, America’s Oldest City. St. Augustine, founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the “Nation’s Oldest City.”

What city did Starbucks open its first store in 1971?

New York

San Francisco

Seattle

San Diego

Seattle
Starbucks was founded by Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker, and Zev Siegl, opening its first store in 1971 near the historic Pike Place Market in Seattle. The three Starbucks founders had two things in common; they were all coming from academia, and they all loved coffee and tea.

What is the only sea on Earth with no coastline?

Arabian Sea

Northern Sea

Black Sea

Sargasso Sea

Sargasso Sea
The Sargasso Sea, located entirely within the Atlantic Ocean, is the only sea without a land boundary. Mats of free-floating sargassum, a common seaweed found in the Sargasso Sea, provide shelter and habitat to many animals.

Which country is responsible for giving us pizza and pasta?

Italy

France

Germany

Netherlands

Italy
Southern Italy. The word pizza was first documented in A.D. 997 in Gaeta and successively in different parts of Central and Southern Italy. Pizza was mainly eaten in Italy and by emigrants from there. This changed after World War II when Allied troops stationed in Italy came to enjoy pizza along with other Italian foods.

What is the capital city of Spain?

Barcelona

Madrid

Granada

Seville

Madrid
Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million.

In the United Kingdom, what is the day after Christmas known as?

Thanksgiving

Boxing Day

St. Patricks Day

St. Nicholas Day

Boxing Day
December 26 is not only a day for Santa Claus to catch his breath but a public holiday known as Boxing Day in the United Kingdom and other British Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

What two countries share the world’s longest undefended land border?

Norway and Sweden

Canada and United State

Netherlands and Belgium

Poland and Ukraine

Canada and United State
The Canada-United States border, is officially known as the International Boundary. The International Boundary is commonly referred to as the world’s longest undefended border, but this is true only in the military sense, as civilian law enforcement is present.

Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility?

Philippines

United Kingdom

United States

The Moon

The Moon
Sea of Tranquility; see spelling differences) is a lunar mare that sits within the Tranquillitatis basin on the Moon.

Which country has appeared in three World Cup finals but has never won?

England

Spain

Netherlands

Uruguay

Netherlands
The Netherlands has historically been one of the more exciting teams to play in the World Cup but they have never won the title despite three final appearances.

Which Greek city was originally built around the Acropolis?

Colosse

Artemita

Argos

Athens

Athens
Athens has the best-known acropolis, built during the second half of the 5th-century bc. The Athenian acropolis, located on a craggy, walled hill, was built as the home of Athena, the patron goddess of the city.

What is the only U.S. state to grow coffee beans?

Florida

California

Hawaii

Louisiana

Hawaii
One of only two states in the United States of America able to grow coffee plants commercially is Hawaii, the other being California.

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