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Online Quizzes for Regional Geography

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"For Regional Geography, I ask that all my students take an online quizzes before coming to class because it is very difficult to intelligently discuss European issues if you don’t know the countries of Europe, where they are and what other countries are on their borders.  Quizzes and knowing places doesn’t define geography, but if geography were English literature, knowing about places could be described as the alphabet–before you write a sonnet or critique an essay, you better know your ABC’s and basic grammar.  Given that, I like the Lizard Point Geography quizzes, Sheppard Software quizzes and those from Click that ‘Hood; they are simple, straightforward and comprehensive."


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Amy Marques's curator insight, January 23, 4:15 PM

This is definitely a great way to see how much you’ve really remembered since elementary school!

AckerbauHalle's curator insight, January 23, 9:44 PM

Kleiner Beitrag zur Geographie: Ein online Spiel um regionale Kenntnisse zu erweitern 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 3:52 PM

Exámenes en línea para Geografía.

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Picture quiz – do you know your world cities?

Picture quiz – do you know your world cities? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  TEXTBOOK: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable.

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Mary Patrick Schoettinger's curator insight, September 4, 2013 5:59 AM

I definately need to get out more! Good excuse for travel!

 

harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 4:09 AM
It is very interesting to explore new cities and their sky views
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:41 AM

After taking this quiz I realized I could not really identify most of these cities. I could tell some of them were European from the look of the buildings. I also thought a few more were cities in the United States but there was only Dallas. In my opinion these cities are even more spectacular than some of our major cities. 

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Geographic Ignorance

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Sabrina Conroy's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:33 AM

Just another prime example of American ignorance. We're all guilty! But to what extent is this our fault and to what extent is it what we're taught at a young age in school. 

David Madrid's curator insight, July 25, 2013 5:27 PM

Existe la ignorancia geofrafica en personajes publicos.

Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:44 AM

Oh wow...

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

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GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Eric Raposo's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:28 AM

Very inteesting to see if on could guess where places are :)

Meagan Harpin's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:29 AM

Challenging but very fun!

Maegan Connor's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:06 PM

This is the next best alternative to exploring the world right now.

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The Great Language Game

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Challenge yourself to identify some seventy languages by their sound alone. Learn more about how languages sound and where they're spoken.

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Luis Rondon's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:56 AM

very easy, :D

IrineLogs's comment, September 12, 2013 11:32 PM
Fun and knowledge toghether!How nice..........
Shelby Porter's comment, September 19, 2013 11:21 AM
This certainly was interesting! It was challenging to identify some languages, and others you could figure out right away. Some of them I had never even heard of! Being exposed to a few languages growing up I thought I would be better at this, but I was very wrong. It is a little disappointing knowing that many people are not exposed to the many languages our world has to offer. It is also disheartening to hear many people get offended when people do not speak English here, when really America has no national dialect. I know that many schools require students to take a different language in high school, but it only the more common ones that are becoming popular in the U.S. (Spanish, French, Portuguese, etc.). Maybe some day children will become more exposed to the many different languages that have grown across the globe.
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Can You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations?

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"Can you recognize it by its Starbucks locations?  Let’s find out. This quiz shows all of the Starbucks locations within the city boundaries of 20 domestic or foreign cities, and for each you must name the city depicted from four choices."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:19 AM

This is my favorite place-based guessing game since GeoGuessr (5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where).  This isn't about knowing Starbucks locations, but understanding spatial urban economic patterns (just as this article showing the locations where McDonald's and Burger King will place stores also relies of understanding urban economic patterns).  In this Starbucks game you have to recognized the shape of the city, major street patterns and the economic patterns just to name a few.  This is one way to make the urban model more relevant.       


Tags: urbanmodels, economic, trivia.

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 24, 2013 3:53 PM

Unfortuntaley I wasn't very good at this game. I believe I ended up getting 5 answers correct. However what was intersting about this article was to see how each starbucks was placed in certain areas. There were so much more starbucks locations in city areas. The starbucks' also typically were off of main highways or corners. This is for similiar reasons to what we dicussed about dunkin donuts in class. People are only going to travel so far for coffee. If it is not convienent then people will go else where. It is not like car dealership where people will drive out of their way to look. For a coffee people on average may drive 5 minutes. Anything too out of the way people will avoid. That is why there are so many starbucks and dunkins so close to eachother. They are set up equdistant from each other in locations that are convient for people around the area to try and get them to choose their coffee. It is typical to put a coffee shop on the main roads like we see in the maps, as well as in numerous locations to convience the whole area. The more convient the shop the more money they will make. That is why there are some many locations so close to each other. It is interesting to see it visually on a map just how many locations there actually are. 

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137 World Landmarks and Other Crazy Google Maps Art

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The Bay Area's Jenny Odell creates maddeningly complex sets of similar structures, like stadiums, nuclear plants and cargo ships.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:57 PM

I love geographically inspired art.  How many of the 137 icon features (as portrayed in Google Maps but removed from their context) can you identify?  For a higher-resolution, image and more of her art, click here


Tags: mapping, art, google, trivia.

Sean de Basti's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:31 AM

do you know where everything is located?

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All Neighbors South of Austria

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Stephen Suss's comment, March 5, 2013 10:59 PM
Not true at: Sudan to Egypt and Libya, Chad to Libya, Niger to Libya and Algeria, Maritania to Algeria, Kuwait to iraq, saudi Arabia to Qatar and Iraq and probably some more...
Peter Farárik's comment, March 6, 2013 7:15 AM
I did not get it. Why is it so that all neighbors are south of Austria? I am from Slovakia and it is pretty clear that we are north of Austria. Please explain it bit deeper for us less clever :)
Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:44 AM

Curioso, símplemente.