Despite having a degree in Geography I have never been particularly good at names of cities, rivers or countries. Pub quizzes often have me defending myself by saying ‘that’s not my kind of geography’, I’m more of an ox-bow lakes, or urban heat island kind of geographer.
But at last I’ve found a geography quiz that I can do (so I suspect that it must be rather easy) located at JetPunk.com where you have to name twenty-five UK cities within three minutes. I managed to get 25/25 (100%) in just over one minute.
I was startled to find that the average was just 14/25. As a nation are we really that bad at knowing where our major cities are? Or has the quiz mostly been completed by non-nationals?
How good did you do? What about your colleagues? Or more importantly, how good are your kids at knowing their United Kingdom?
Have a go, it only takes a minute, and ‘comment your result’… if you dare!