Earlier this week I shared a few games and activities for Geography Awareness Week. Here’s another one that I recently discovered through Maps Mania. Map Quiz is exactly what its name implies. It’s a quiz game in which you’re shown a country or territory on a map and have to identify its name.
The questions on Map Quiz are multiple choice so you have at least a 25% chance of getting it right. Whether you answer the question right or wrong you’ll be shown the right answer and be given some basic information about the country or territory.
When you’re shown a question on Map Quiz the map may be oriented in way that is unusual for some people. You can spin the map by using the compass icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Zooming in and zooming out is also possible in the game.
Applications for Education
One of the things that I like about Map Quiz is that it does provide students with a little bit of information about about the places that appear in the game. Students not only learn where the countries and territories are, but they also see the flags of the countries and are given links to learn more about those countries and territories.
Map Quiz is played without creating an account on the site. In fact, there isn’t even an option to create an account on the site.