How Well Do You Know World Geography?

A quiz from the Department of Geography at Ghent University in Belgium is studying how various maps affect how people see the world. You'll be given two countries to compare, and your task is to adjust them by size until they are accurate relative to each other. It's not easy, even if you are familiar with the distortions of flat maps that depict a round world. It helps if you are at all familiar with the countries of the world. Try the quiz and let us know how you did! I ended up with a 61% score. I did fairly well on most of them, then screwed up badly on one country I wasn't familiar at all with. Your input will help the University's study of maps and might lead to more accurate world maps. -via Metafilter


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