geography memory challenge

I have had a bit of fun the last couple of days with the Jet Punk world quiz, where you have 12 minutes to name all 196 nations of the world (officially there are 195, but they count Taiwan as a sovereign nation. That’s an interesting political issue that I won’t be going into.) Any places/nations that are territories of a sovereign nation (for example, French Guiana, Greenland) don’t count, and it’s the UK, not Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland.

I found that my weak spots were Africa and Eastern Europe, but after lots of drills, I am able to get all 196, which includes the small city states of the world (like Vatican City.)

There is also the 50 United States challenge- keep in mind, if you read the comments, that most Americans memorise these at primary school.

The next challenge, once you’ve memorised the country names, is to match them to their shapes.
Europe East Asia. Africa, South America, Oceania. I can’t seem to find a North America/Caribbean quiz.

And for the crazies: World capitals Quiz.

February 11, 2012 | |

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  1. hari on February 12th, 2012 3:59 am

    Been ages since I visited your blog. Nice to see you still blogging though.

    Anyway, these are interesting games. Good to keep the memory in proper shape. People too often forget that memory is like muscle – requires exercise to keep it ship-shape. Too many electronic aids are taking over natural brain functions these days. Even remembering half dozen commonly used mobile numbers is difficult.

    Maybe I should start actively using my mind to memorize stuff from now on.

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