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Harper
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6/10/2015 8:56:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I spent the last couple of days memorizing world geography and I discovered that it made things like world news and history much clearer for me, so since this is the news section, I thought I would leave this quiz here (http://lizardpoint.com...) for us to practice our world geography. If you're talking about the crisis in Ukraine or Syria, it helps to be able to locate them on a map and understand which countries border them.
It does not list all of the countries, many small ones like Andorra or Tonga were not included, but it has 159 out of 196 total countries, so it's not that bad. I got a 99%, I accidentally clicked on Ghana when it asked for Ivory Coast (grr).
So, I want to know: how did you guys like it, and what was your score?
skyfish
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6/15/2015 3:34:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/10/2015 8:56:48 AM, Harper wrote:
I spent the last couple of days memorizing world geography ...

now THERE is giant waste of time.... might as well have been watching cat videos on youtube.
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DollarStoreSushi
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6/15/2015 4:15:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
About a year ago, a couple of friends and I learned all the countries in the world and their capitals. Having a competition element to it made it really fun too. But thats one of those skills that if you don't keep up on it, you lose it. I'd say it took me about 2 months to be able to list the countries and the capitals in under 15 minutes. And it took me about a month of not doing to not be able to anymore.. haha

I know that I can't do this challenge, but I can place most countries in their correct region at least. And it did make me more interested in global news, and because I work with a lot of tourists / international students, it was pretty fun to be able to connect with them on some level, that I knew their capital city at least. Im currently trying to learn how to say hello in as many languages as I can.
Harper
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6/15/2015 6:54:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 3:34:05 PM, skyfish wrote:
At 6/10/2015 8:56:48 AM, Harper wrote:
I spent the last couple of days memorizing world geography ...


now THERE is giant waste of time.... might as well have been watching cat videos on youtube.
Not really, it's been quite useful for me.
Diqiucun_Cunmin
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6/15/2015 7:28:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/10/2015 8:56:48 AM, Harper wrote:
I spent the last couple of days memorizing world geography and I discovered that it made things like world news and history much clearer for me, so since this is the news section, I thought I would leave this quiz here (http://lizardpoint.com...) for us to practice our world geography. If you're talking about the crisis in Ukraine or Syria, it helps to be able to locate them on a map and understand which countries border them.
It does not list all of the countries, many small ones like Andorra or Tonga were not included, but it has 159 out of 196 total countries, so it's not that bad. I got a 99%, I accidentally clicked on Ghana when it asked for Ivory Coast (grr).
So, I want to know: how did you guys like it, and what was your score?

I went through some of it. I got around 3/5 of those right, but that's not a very representative figure since the number of completed questions is still in the 20s.

I'm glad study mode gives you three tries. There are certain countries you're guaranteed to get right - when they asked for Latvia, I tried Lithuania, Estonia and finally got Latvia right, and ditto for Laos (I know which one Vietnam is, and tried Cambodia and Thailand).

Though I'm not sure I want to memorise some more country locations and get a 99%... I agree with the user above that it's sort of pointless. It might be more useful to actually learn some geography... you know, biomes, urban land use models, etc.
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