General chatter - School Marm is giving you a pop quiz




cbmare
02-22-2007, 07:08 PM
How many can you answer correctly?

Subject: GEOGRAPHY

(e.g., What country is often called ``The Land Down Under''? Answer: Australia.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. What two countries border on the Dead Sea?

2. What country plans to build a fence along its border with Iraq?

3. Which country of Central America extends farthest north?

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. On what sea does the country of Georgia have a coastline?

5. What country is bisected by the Orinoco River?

6. Which of the Baltic States is smallest in size and farthest north?

PH.D. LEVEL

7. What country's new flag features a Basotho hat?

8. What island is noted for its giant stone monoliths known as Moai?

9. Between what two countries is Panama located?


iconoclast
02-22-2007, 07:21 PM
Ooh, fun!

1. Jordan and Israel
2. Kuwait?
3. Mexico
4.
5.
6. Estonia
7.
8. Easter Island?
9. Costa Rica and Colombia

I think I would get, like, a C in geography.

EZMONEY
02-22-2007, 08:50 PM
#1 Well Al Gore says every country borders a dead sea

#2 Here in the USA a down build fences around any country...guess we don't want to bother them

#3 Aren't We central America now?

#4 Ah crud! See how long I have been out of school, when I was in school Georgia was still just a state!

#5 Not sure, we disected frogs

#6 Dang, you finally got me on one!

#7 The way we're letting them in, I'll say the USA

#8 The only island girl I know is NOELLE...but she can't swim

#9 Give me just half right on this, has something to do with locks and Jimmy Carter

Just e-mail my grade teach! Wouldn't want my teacher wife ~ son ~ and daughter in law to see it or my grad school daughter or college going step-daughter ;)


EZMONEY
02-22-2007, 08:51 PM
Ooh, fun!

I think I would get, like, a C in geography.

ME TOO! I am crappy at numbers!

melekalikimaka
02-22-2007, 09:03 PM
what's geography? is that thar the learnin' of rocks or sumthin'? :lol:

almostheaven
02-22-2007, 09:58 PM
what's geography? is that thar the learnin' of rocks or sumthin'? :lol:
No that's geology. Geography is a dead language I believe. :D

melekalikimaka
02-22-2007, 10:02 PM
thanks for the clarification almostheaven....

gotta go bring my dog to the vegetarian ;)

lizziness
02-22-2007, 10:02 PM
wow.those questions reminded me of how uneducated I am. Thanks!

I'm compelled to go find the answers though...

tikanique
02-22-2007, 11:08 PM
I'm not compelled to even attempt this quiz. I lived in Michigan for a year before I realized the Upper Peninsula wasn't a part of Canada. I thought California was directly under Washington State and Oregon was to the east of Idaho. I thought that New Jersey was directly underneath Vermont.

Soooo....basically, if I can't figure out what is where in the country I live in, I'm screwed when it comes to figuring out where stuff is in the world.

Tiki

EZMONEY
02-23-2007, 12:10 AM
I'm not compelled to even attempt this quiz. I lived in Michigan for a year before I realized the Upper Peninsula wasn't a part of Canada. I thought California was directly under Washington State and Oregon was to the east of Idaho. I thought that New Jersey was directly underneath Vermont.

Soooo....basically, if I can't figure out what is where in the country I live in, I'm screwed when it comes to figuring out where stuff is in the world.

Tiki

Got one word for you TIKI ~ MAPQUEST!! saved my butt many a time! ;)

finn
02-23-2007, 05:15 AM
1. What two countries border on the Dead Sea?
Two? Theres actually loads of countries that border the Red Sea e.g. Egypt, Israel and Jordan. (Only know this as was in Egypt last year.)

2. What country plans to build a fence along its border with Iraq?
Saudi Arabia.

3. Which country of Central America extends farthest north?
no idea...

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. On what sea does the country of Georgia have a coastline?
The Black Sea.

5. What country is bisected by the Orinoco River?
Venezuela

6. Which of the Baltic States is smallest in size and farthest north?
That would be Estonia

PH.D. LEVEL

7. What country's new flag features a Basotho hat?
I think a country in S.Africa but can't remember the name.

8. What island is noted for its giant stone monoliths known as Moai?
Chile

9. Between what two countries is Panama located?
Columbia and Costa Rica

EZMONEY
02-23-2007, 09:03 AM
HEY FINN :cp: :cp: :bravo: :cp: :cp:

srmb60
02-23-2007, 09:11 AM
I 'met' a lady from Minnesota on a message board once, she liked to call me her neighbour to the North.

cbmare
02-23-2007, 01:08 PM
1. What two countries border on the Dead Sea? Israel and Jordan

2. What country plans to build a fence along its border with Iraq? Saudi Arabia

3. Which country of Central America extends farthest north? Belize

4. On what sea does the country of Georgia have a coastline? Black Sea

5. What country is bisected by the Orinoco River? Venezuela

6. Which of the Baltic States is smallest in size and farthest north? Estonia

7. What country's new flag features a Basotho hat? I had no idea about this one either. The answer is Lesotho. I’ve never heard of it.

8. What island is noted for its giant stone monoliths known as Moai? Easter Island

9. Between what two countries is Panama located? Colombia and Costa Rica

alinnell
02-23-2007, 01:29 PM
I think finn was the winner! The rest of us need to go back to school!!! LOL