Recommended Website: The Internet Geography Quizzeshttp://www.dartmouth.edu/~charlo/peter/geo/index.shtml
Age Range: 10 and up
Today's website provides multiple choice quizzes that reinforce and test
your geography skills. When you get to the site, sponsored by Dartmouth
College, you will see a menu of quizzes including:
*Multiple Choice Quizzes - Test your knowledge of U.S., Central American,
and European capitals.
*Map Quizzes - Type in the number of a location on a map that matches the
name of a capital or country on the quiz form. This tests your geographical
knowledge of the U.S., Central America, West Indies, and Northern Africa.
Once you play a round, you have the option of reloading with new questions.
*Java Prompt Quizzes - This test requires you to know your U.S. state
capitals (and through taking the quizzes you'll improve memorization). This
is Tracey's personal favorite and reason for recommending the website!
Careful! If you misspell a capital's name (i.e., Honolulu, Bismarck, or
Montpelier) it's counted as a wrong answer.
*Buttons/Answers - Click on a button that has the state or country name, and
an alert box containing the name of the capital will be displayed with a
beep. The idea here is to guess what the name of the capital is before
seeing the answer. Reinforce your knowledge of the capitals of all U.S.
States and countries in Asia, Europe, and South America.
*Lists - Click on any of these links and you get a printable list of the
capitals of every U.S. state, and the capitals of every country in Africa,
Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America. This is great for
Most of the quizzes on this site provide opportunities to "guess again" and
to learn the correct answer during the course of play. Watch for prompts
during the quiz that explain how to utilize all of the functions to improve
The quizzes can be used to simply reinforce learning. They can also be
played cooperatively - just let everyone in the family work together to get
the correct answers. It also presents a great challenge for families who
enjoy competition - see who can get the most correct answers, or find out
how many times it takes for each individual to take the tests before they
can pass with 100% accuracy. Choose the method that works best for your
Tracey Skeen and
Diane Flynn Keith
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