Tuesday, March 04, 2008

How Well Do You Know Geography?

Geography has never been a strong suit of mine. So I'm pleased with this score. It's lots of fun to play--maybe if I play it a hundred more times, I'll get better at geography.



Charlie said...

Not much better.

Score: 26248
Rank: 49552 / 209149

This was fun, though. And I wouldn't worry too much about your geography knowledge. I'd say that knowing random Estonian or Polish cities isn't that important in life.

Rational Jenn said...

I figured you'd beat me. :o)

And you're right--for the most part, it's random trivia, unless I ever make it on to Jeopardy!

Charlie said...

I tried it again, and got

Score: 27572
Rank: 31497 / 209389

Of course this is largely based on the fact that it happened to pick cities I knew, and I didn't have to randomly guess.

The people that get near-perfect scores (i.e. ~30,000) must sit and practice and practice. Eventually you learn where the random Latvian cities are.

Rational Jenn said...

I did it again shortly after the first time and scored slightly worse (don't remember the score, maybe 24000ish). Evidently, I need to learn more about the Scandinavian countries. Bucharest threw me off because I had Rumania further north than it actually is.

Fun to play, though, yes? There's another geography quiz out there that is fun, too. I think I found it on Scott Powell's blog. If I find the link, I'll post it. This one was the entire world, more challenging.

Rational Jenn said...

Err..I mean 22000ish, I think.