How’s your geography?

You have to hand it to Lufthansa USA for even considering this test for Americans! Presumably it is designed to graphically demonstrate to (most of) them just how stupid they really are when it comes to matters of European geography.

I tried four times and got roughly the same score each time, the best I managed was 27,868 on the last attempt.

Click the link below to have a go yourself.


EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY TEST

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10 thoughts on “How’s your geography?

  1. guest says:

    …where exactly is Honduras and the state of Wyoming ?

    ;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mine was 27k as well.

  3. michael farris says:

    I did about 29000 (I got Frankfurt and Stuttgart confused and Vilnius killed me because of the weird thing they do with the map)

  4. wiosanna says:

    Oh my! It’s so absorbing.

  5. island1 says:

    I got depressed when I landed 7 miles from Bilboa on the first attempt, presumable everybody was killed :(

  6. Tozznok says:

    I do remember seeing something similar which has two versions: one that asks Europeans for locations of countries, cities and rivers in Europe, and one based on American states, cities and rivers for U.S. players. The idea was to see who knew their “local” geography better. I think the Americans came slightly ahead on average. See here:

    http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=25294.0

  7. scatts says:

    Being a little easy on our American cousins, I think. Most people are taught the geography of their own country a fair bit at school but not necessarily the surrounding neighbourhood.

    Add to that. you’ve got a nice crisp map of the USA and one of Europe that looks like it’s been left out in the rain! :)

    I did pretty well with the USA questions, apart from St Louis, which I thought should be close to New Orleans and isn’t.

  8. Pawel says:

    Cool link, thanks:) I had fun doing this test for good 20 mins:D

    Reminds me of my school times. We had to learn the world map, by heart for history classes (with the idea behind being that when you don’t know geography, you won’t understand history). And we had a little 5 min. test at the beginning of every lesson. Hated it at the time, but now I’m glad our teacher was so strict:)

    —> island 1, don’t worry maybe there’s an airport;)

  9. island1 says:

    Pawel: No, I fear there are just rugged Basque hills now littered with the grisly spilled contents of a 737. My days of pushing tin are over, my nerve has gone.

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