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Geography Quiz: Test Your Skill!

26 Jan 2017, 8:04 am

For starters, I’m not a huge fan of quizzes where I have to click a million things and wait for my phone or computer to load each question and answer.
So I went ahead an eliminated that from this fun test of your knowledge!

Starting Out Easy

Three major mountain ranges, running North to South, play a role in our weather patterns.

Can you name them?

Hint: The range farthest west has a state’s name in it and has seen a record-setting January snowfall…


  1. Sierra Nevada
  2. Rocky Mountains
  3. Appalachian Mountains

(3 points possible)

A Little Harder

With a blast of cold air pushing across the Great Lakes region, we are looking at another round of significant lake-effect snow!

Can you name all 5 Great Lakes?

You can use the map to help you remember!

Bonus point if you get every location correct!

(6 points possible)

Fun With States

In terms of size, what is the smallest state?

Hint: This small state boasts a population larger than that of a much larger Wyoming!

Bonus point if you can name the largest state!

Did you guess Texas?
Alaska is actually over twice the size of the Lone Star State!

(2 points possible)

Up a River

Can you name these 7 major rivers?

Hint: Number 4 is the river Louis and Clark traveled up when they left St. Louis…


  1. Columbia River
  2. Colorado River
  3. Rio Grande
  4. Missouri River
  5. Red River
  6. Mississippi River
  7. Ohio River

(7 points possible)

Don’t Peak Too Early

Which state is home to the highest mountain top in the lower 48?

Hint: The highest peak in Colorado is Mount Elbert, standing at a breath-taking 14,439 feet!


California is home to Mount Whitney. A massive summit at 14,505 feet!

Bonus if you can name the highest peak in the U.S.

Denali, standing at 20,310 feet in central Alaska, towers over the top of Mount Whitney.

(2 points possible)

How Did You Do?

Let us know! Put your score out of the 20 possible points in the comments section on our Facebook page.

That way I can make the next quiz even tougher!

Want Some Extra Points?

Can you name all 50 states?

Click the picture for a printable version of the map!

For WeatherNation – Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

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