Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Capital plan (the quiz)

I like to think I’m at least decent at European geography, now that we’ve lived in the place for more than six years. After all, to distract myself when I fly, after reading the emergency instructions once again - checking to see if the lady sliding out the door is wearing heels, or not, and is smiling, or not - I generally pull out the airline magazine, turn to the flight map in the back and (yes yes, quite nerdy) study and review.

Perhaps I need to fly more, because Moldova still surprises me, and it took me until last week to come up with a trick to remember Lichtenstein vs Luxembourg (stein - between Switzerland and Austria, bourg - between France and Belgium, duhh!). But I've got most of Western and Central Europe down, and I know Lithuania from Latvia, and Belgrade from Belfast. So when I took the following quiz on European capitals and scored a 5 out-of-worst-possible 6 my first go, well, it’s a good thing I’m not in 8th grade any more.

The quiz is fun though, so try it anyway - and if you're feeling chatty, let me know how you score! Your aim, to pinpoint the capital in its correct country and location.

One hint, follow the rivers.

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5 comments:

Matthew Gertner said...

Well I scored 6/6 (the worst) two times in a row, confirming my status as the world's most clueless person when it comes to geography. My roommate, the geography god, got 4/6 and then 2/6, so apparently it is actually possible to get a decent result.

Julia said...

I've got it down to a 2 as well, but after several tries!

Ellen said...

One of the home advantages of living in Switzerland is knowing Liechenstein vs Luxembourg without a second thought - its the 5 minute drive through we make many weekends...

Julia said...

Your score?

Karla said...

My cursor became invisible whenever I moved it to the map portion, so it was pretty hard to know whether I was going to put Berlin where I knew it belonged!