How Well Do You Know World Capitals?

1. Which of these capital cities is the highest in the world in elevation?

  • La Paz, Bolivia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tokyo, Japan

2. Bolivia is famous for having two capital cities: La Paz and...

  • Lima
  • Bogota
  • Sucre

3. Juba is the most recent city to become a world capital, which happened in 2011. It's the capital of...

  • Vietnam
  • The United States
  • South Sudan

4. Which of these is the world's most populated capital city?

  • Beijing
  • Tokyo
  • Moscow

5. The least populated is Melekeok, population: 391. It's the capital of...

  • India
  • Japan
  • Palau

6. There are two capital cities in the world that are situated below sea level: Baku, Azerbaijan and a more well-known one. Which is...

  • Amsterdam
  • Washington
  • Singapore

7. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. Which of these other nations has an eponymous capital city?

  • Nigeria (City)
  • Panama (City)
  • Azerbaijan (City)

8. Which of these is true of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand?

  • It's the most geographically isolated capital city
  • It's the driest capital city
  • It's the only capital named after a boot

9. Which is the northern most world capital city?

  • Ottawa
  • Moscow
  • Reykjavik

10. Which of these cities is the de facto capital of the European Union?

  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Brussels

11. Which capital is home to the Kremlin?

  • Moscow
  • Reykjavik
  • New York City

12. Which capital city was allegedly founded by Remus and Romulus?

  • Nairobi
  • Buenos Aires
  • Rome

13. What is the second largest capital city to be built on an island in Europe?

  • Paris
  • Madrid
  • Copenhagen

14. Which European capital has the Danube river flowing through it?

  • Oslo
  • Stockholm
  • Vienna

15. Which of these capital cities is NOT located near the Andes mountains?

  • La Paz
  • Lima
  • Buenos Aires

16. What capital city is known as "The City of Lights"?

  • Paris
  • Los Angeles
  • Seoul

17. Which of the following is the capital of South Africa?

  • Pretoria
  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein share the honor

18. The capital of Niger is also the largest city in the country:

  • Zinder
  • Niamsey
  • Maradi

19. How many visitors does Sydney, Australia get annually?

  • 10 million
  • 8 million
  • 15 million

20. The capital of Syria, Damascus, is nicknamed...

  • The City of Jasmine
  • The City of A Thousand Years
  • The City of Sand Dunes

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La Paz is located on the Andes' Altiplano plateau.

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The correct answer is:

La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz is located on the Andes' Altiplano plateau.

1. Which of these capital cities is the highest in the world in elevation?

  • La Paz, Bolivia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tokyo, Japan

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Sucre is the 6th most-populated city in the world.

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Sucre
Sucre is the 6th most-populated city in the world.

2. Bolivia is famous for having two capital cities: La Paz and...

  • Lima
  • Bogota
  • Sucre

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South Sudan became a nation on July 9, 2011.

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South Sudan
South Sudan became a nation on July 9, 2011.

3. Juba is the most recent city to become a world capital, which happened in 2011. It's the capital of...

  • Vietnam
  • The United States
  • South Sudan

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Beijing has a history that spans 3 millennia.

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Beijing
Beijing has a history that spans 3 millennia.

4. Which of these is the world's most populated capital city?

  • Beijing
  • Tokyo
  • Moscow

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Palau is an archipelago comprised of 500 small islands, situated in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Palau
Palau is an archipelago comprised of 500 small islands, situated in the western Pacific Ocean.

5. The least populated is Melekeok, population: 391. It's the capital of...

  • India
  • Japan
  • Palau

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Amsterdam is well known for its canals and biking - and its liberal marijuana laws.

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Amsterdam
Amsterdam is well known for its canals and biking - and its liberal marijuana laws.

6. There are two capital cities in the world that are situated below sea level: Baku, Azerbaijan and a more well-known one. Which is...

  • Amsterdam
  • Washington
  • Singapore

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Panama, Panama City is another eponymous capital.

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The correct answer is:

Panama (City)
Panama, Panama City is another eponymous capital.

7. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. Which of these other nations has an eponymous capital city?

  • Nigeria (City)
  • Panama (City)
  • Azerbaijan (City)

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Wellington is only 112 square miles in area, and has a population of 204,000 people.

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The correct answer is:

It's the most geographically isolated capital city
Wellington is only 112 square miles in area, and has a population of 204,000 people.

8. Which of these is true of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand?

  • It's the most geographically isolated capital city
  • It's the driest capital city
  • It's the only capital named after a boot

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Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland.

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The correct answer is:

Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland.

9. Which is the northern most world capital city?

  • Ottawa
  • Moscow
  • Reykjavik

CORRECT!

INCORRECT!

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Brussels is home to many EU institutions, and is thus considered the de facto capital of the EU.

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The correct answer is:

Brussels
Brussels is home to many EU institutions, and is thus considered the de facto capital of the EU.

10. Which of these cities is the de facto capital of the European Union?

  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Brussels

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Moscow is where you can find the Kremlin, a fortified complex at the heart of the city.

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The correct answer is:

Moscow
Moscow is where you can find the Kremlin, a fortified complex at the heart of the city.

11. Which capital is home to the Kremlin?

  • Moscow
  • Reykjavik
  • New York City

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The sons of Rhea Silvia and (supposedly) the god Mars are the legendary founders of Rome.

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Rome
The sons of Rhea Silvia and (supposedly) the god Mars are the legendary founders of Rome.

12. Which capital city was allegedly founded by Remus and Romulus?

  • Nairobi
  • Buenos Aires
  • Rome

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Copenhagen is partially situated on an island called Amager.

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Copenhagen
Copenhagen is partially situated on an island called Amager.

13. What is the second largest capital city to be built on an island in Europe?

  • Paris
  • Madrid
  • Copenhagen

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The Danube begins in Germany, passes through Vienna, Austria, as well as many other European nations, before emptying into the Black Sea.

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The correct answer is:

Vienna
The Danube begins in Germany, passes through Vienna, Austria, as well as many other European nations, before emptying into the Black Sea.

14. Which European capital has the Danube river flowing through it?

  • Oslo
  • Stockholm
  • Vienna

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Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, and is far from the Andes.

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The correct answer is:

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, and is far from the Andes.

15. Which of these capital cities is NOT located near the Andes mountains?

  • La Paz
  • Lima
  • Buenos Aires

CORRECT!

INCORRECT!

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Paris is called the City of Light partially due to its leading role in the Age of Enlightenment, and its adoption of gas streetlights in the 1860s.

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The correct answer is:

Paris
Paris is called the City of Light partially due to its leading role in the Age of Enlightenment, and its adoption of gas streetlights in the 1860s.

16. What capital city is known as "The City of Lights"?

  • Paris
  • Los Angeles
  • Seoul

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Each capital has been assigned a different function, a decision dating back to the creation of South Africa.

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The correct answer is:

Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein share the honor
Each capital has been assigned a different function, a decision dating back to the creation of South Africa.

17. Which of the following is the capital of South Africa?

  • Pretoria
  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein share the honor

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INCORRECT!

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Niamsey lies on the Niger River in Africa, and is the country's administrative, economic, and cultural center.

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The correct answer is:

Niamsey
Niamsey lies on the Niger River in Africa, and is the country's administrative, economic, and cultural center.

18. The capital of Niger is also the largest city in the country:

  • Zinder
  • Niamsey
  • Maradi

CORRECT!

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Sydney receives 10 million domestic and international tourists yearly!

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The correct answer is:

10 million
Sydney receives 10 million domestic and international tourists yearly!

19. How many visitors does Sydney, Australia get annually?

  • 10 million
  • 8 million
  • 15 million

CORRECT!

INCORRECT!

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Yes, Damascus, the second largest city in Syria, is known as the City of Jasmine.

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The correct answer is:

The City of Jasmine
Yes, Damascus, the second largest city in Syria, is known as the City of Jasmine.

20. The capital of Syria, Damascus, is nicknamed...

  • The City of Jasmine
  • The City of A Thousand Years
  • The City of Sand Dunes

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