Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Okay, I’ll admit this was an easy quiz, but I am an American afterall, so geography quizzes must be easy or I’d never pass them!

My score is below the fold — I’d love to know what your score is, too!

You Passed 8th Grade Geography

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!


  1. #1 G. Shelley
    October 27, 2006

    8/10. Not being American, I didn’t know the least populated state. I got the river question wrong as well, though not according to, or multiple other sources

  2. #2 turtlebella
    October 27, 2006

    Yup, I got 9/10 cos I got the river one wrong. Turns out, according to Encarta® Online Encyclopedia,w hich I got to through, yes, wikipedia, that even though the Nile (my answer) has long (haha) been considered the world’s longest river, due to the new satellite maps that have revealed another tributary of the Amazon, the Amazon is the “correct” answer. (phew that was a long run on sentence, sorry!) But it didn’t sound too conclusive. Which all goes to show- geography is not set in “stone!” Good thing or geographers would be out of jobs…

  3. #3 GrrlScientist
    October 27, 2006

    you all are in denial about the true length of the nile.

  4. #4 darkymac
    October 28, 2006

    Is that the same as Bush saying defence is the true nature of the fence (along the US’s southern border)?

  5. #5 Rev. Bigdumbchimp
    October 28, 2006

    10/10 although I must admit the question on who is not a member of the EU was a total guess for me.

  6. #6 Peri P Laneta
    October 28, 2006

    9/10. Missed the river question, although almost all of online references give the Nile as the correct unambiguous answer.

  7. #7 Babbler
    October 28, 2006


    I am SO ready for that BSc (Hounors) in Earth Sciences/Physical Geography!

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