Geography Quizzes




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Spring 2020     |     Tues-Thurs, 10.00 - 11.15 AM    |      WRI C151

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Dr. Paul Werth

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Book &

  • John Hirst, The Shortest History of Europe (Black, Inc., 2012). 978-1863955652
  • A separate packet of readings to be made avilable to students through appropriate channels


Geography Quiz #1   |    Europe in 1648

For this quiz you will be given a blank on map and a list of countries. You should be able to place each country in its correct location on the map. You may use the maps below for study. Appearing on the quiz will be the following items: Ireland, Scotland, England, Sweden, Denmark , Russia (Muscovy), Poland-Lithuania, the Crimean Khanate, the Ottoman Empire, Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania, Venice, Austria, Switzerland, the Papal States, the Kingdom of Naples, Bavaria, Brandenburg & Prussia, Spanish Netherlands,  United Netherlands, France, Spain, and Portugal.

Blank Map    |    Europe in 1648 (1)    |     Europe in 1648 (2)    |   Europe in 1648 (3) 


Geography Quiz #2   |  Europe in 1815

This quiz is organized just as the last, only this time focused on 1815. The countries you will be asked to place are the following: Ottoman Empire, Serbia, Kingdom of Two Sicilies, the Papal States, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Bavaria, Switzerland, Piedmont, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Portugal.

Blank Map   |    Europe in 1815 (1)    |    Europe in 1815  (2)   |    Europe in 1815  (3)  


Geography Quiz #3: The colonized world in around 1914.

This quiz is slightly different from the previous ones in that your job in the quiz will consist of TWO tasks: 1) you will place the territories below on blank maps provided; 2) in the case of each of the territories, you will indicate which colonial power claimed sovereignty over it. In some cases (e.g., China, Mongolia, Persia, etc.), the territories in question remained formally independent and should be labelled that way on the quiz. For the purposes of this exercise, you may treat ALL of the territory of India as being under British rule. The territories you will need to know are: IN ASIA: Mongolia (=Outer Mongolia), Siam, China, Malayan States, Australia, Philippines, India, Indochina (=Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam), Korea, Burma, Persia, Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies; IN AFRICA: Madagascar, Algeria, Libya, Eritrea, Union of South Africa, Morocco, Italian Somaliland, Nigeria, Egypt, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, German East Africa, Angola, Mozambique, British East Africa, Rhodesia, German Southwest Africa, Ethiopia, Belgian Congo.

Blank map (Africa)  |   Blank map (Asia)   |    Africa & Asia   |   Africa (1)   |  Asia (1)   |    Asia (2)  


Geography Quiz #4: Europe Today

This quiz is like the first two in that you need only to be able to place countries. But in today's Europe there are a lot of them: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland.

Blank Map   |    Europe Today (1)   |   Europe Today (2)   |   Europe Today (3)  (Maps courtesy of

Guidelines on Paragraphs

The Paragraph Manifesto    |     Prompt for #1   |    Prompt for #2      |  Prompt for #3  | 

Prompt for 4   |  Prompt for 5  |   Prompt for 6 






Lecture Guides (and Other Fun Stuff)

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