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Middle East Geography Test

April 17, 2011

Ok, this is fun. It’s not really a test though. You don’t get points and if you make a mistake you can just try again.

But on a serious note, how many American school children would get most of these right? Or adults? Given the upheaval in the Middle East, two and a half wars and the Arab uprisings, one would hope that people knew the geography of this part of the world.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 17, 2011 1:56 pm

    That was fun! And a reminder of how tiny Bahrain relatively is…

  2. Carolyn-Rodham permalink
    April 17, 2011 6:19 pm

    Happy to say, I got all of Northern Africa and the Middle East correct — including Bahrain and Qatar — but those “stans”…forget it.

  3. theprosecutrix permalink
    April 17, 2011 6:35 pm

    I’ll just say I need a crash course in Middle East/African geography and leave it at that.

  4. discourseincsharpminor permalink
    April 17, 2011 10:37 pm

    Thanks, Stacy. This really helps put things into perspective.

  5. Thain permalink
    April 18, 2011 11:34 am

    I didn’t get all the ‘stan’ countries and I couldn’t find Bahrain! But all the others I got. I need to review the geography of Southeast Asia and the former Soviet block.

    In all honesty, we didn’t do a lot of geography in elementary or Junior High school. I remember memorizing all countries in Africa but that’s about it. Pathetic, really.

    I think our school system is going down the tubes while other countries put a lot more investment in it. A decent school system and going to college is a luxury in the U.S. and it will hurt us economically in the long run.

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