50 Geography Trivia Questions

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.

US 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

World Geography Trivia

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.