Wednesday, March 12, 2008

How Well Do You Know Your World?

This Geography Quiz is super-addictive. I got to level 10... I'm betting SH can beat me!
Try it for yourselves.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, the Galápagos Islands kicked my butt so I could not advance past level 5. Thanks for the link, I will try again. :)
So glad we could meet for dinner and I'm already through disk 2 of the audio book.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Yeah, Vanuatu was the death of me.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

That was awesome. I got through level 11 but on level 12 they started throwing cities at me I've never heard of. Bodo, Norway? Oh, and I was 8,000 miles away from the Marquesas Islands. That's still better than Christopher Columbus, though, so I think I deserve partial credit. Totally awesome.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Damn you and your addicting educational games!
(and way to go Andy on that score!)

I had to click on your link because my bar-trivia team's downfall seems to be geography. But we're never given maps to look at. More like, biggest lake that has.., smallest country to..., etc.

I had problems with the actual game. I couldn't find Hawaii. Not that I didn't know where it was, but when I looked where it should be, all I saw was a vast blue sea. Finally could make out an itty bitty dot. Probably my monitor's - trying it again at home.
And on a few I swear my pin and the game pin matched up and it said I was 100km off!
Anybody see if there was something that would make the map bigger?
(oh yeah, Level 6 for me - probably would be around that even if I could see Hawaii)

WV: uoqdzbl (you a quiz blog?)

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Level 6 is now my max. There are just so many crazy islands out there and it's harder than I thought to find remote places in the U.S. without the state boundries.
Definitely addictive!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay..level 8. I better get back to work now. :)

3:41 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Go Andy!

I TOLD you it was addicting! Glad to see my friends are as nerdy as I am!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Yeah, level 10.

I'm horrible with Africa. I never know what's on the west coast and what's on the east coast.

9:45 PM  
Blogger elle said...

Quinn why did I only get to level seven? And that's only cuz I've started teahing western civ. I am ASHAMED!!

On a side note, I'm missing y'all today.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous kr said...

Ah, true to form Andy beat me at geography :). I played this twice at Gino's when he linked it; I got through level nine ... but I was laughing pretty hard by the end of level nine: "you were 5000 miles off" (the computer nicely didn't add, "again, you dumbshit!")"--you do know this is the planet earth, right?"

Well, sez I, I don't know, if all these f'r'nrs would frikkin' name their cities something _pronouncable_ I might be able to read them fast enough to friggin' _react_ ;)!! By level 8 I was cruising on language-group recognition and speed, rather than accuracy. Darn those Eurpoeans and all their randomly distributed colonial archipelagos!

10:41 AM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Whew! Finally made it to 11. And yes, Andy, they get pretty damn ridiculous at that point.

10:37 PM  

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