Bizarre/Random Map Archive
Throughout the course of teaching APHUG I’ve come across strange maps of all types, and will document them here.
World Regions Map Quiz Links
The best and only real way to truly learn maps is to quiz yourself. Luckily, we live in a day and age where there are a virtual cornucopia of online map quizzes available for anyone to use for free. Click on the links below to access regional map pages that contain information, maps, and links to online map quizzes that you can use to learn the countries of each region.
Map Quiz Sites:
Lizard Point Geography Quizzes – this site has quizzes for pretty much any region or area in the world. You get a map and get 3 chances to get the right country. Your points are tallied based on how many you get right. Very useful site….
Pibmug Drag and Drop US Map Quiz – flash-based page that gives you a list of states that you drag and drop into place. There is even a timer to help you speed up your state recognition.
I Like to Learn Map Quizzes – pick maps based on region. You get the name of the country to pick and move the mouse to pick the country. If you pick the wrong country it tells you which one you picked. If you don’t know where the country is you can click on a link to show you.
Rethinking Schools Middle East Map Quiz – this map quiz is only for the Middle East. It is a drag-and-drop with country names that you place where they are. If you don’t know where a country is you get an X.
Free Rice Geography Quiz – This site shows you a highlighted country and then gives you a choice of 4 countries to choose from. If you get it wrong it tells you which country is right and will then repeat the question again after 3-4 turns. This format is very effective for learning new countries, however, it does not let you specify which region you are quizzed on.
Flash Based World Map Quiz – This site shows you a world map and a random country to identify. You are given 10 seconds per country. If you guess it takes away some of your time. The map is the whole world so it can be hard to click on really small countries. This is a great way to test your knowledge of whole world geography.
The Map Quiz – This site is a bit different from other map quizzes in that it shows you the actual country and nothing else.
Maps.com Map Quiz Games – There are a bunch of different types of games that allow you to select per region. Quizzes show you a map and you select the country, and it tells you if you are incorrect or correct. There are also a couple other quizzes that work like jigsaw puzzles.
The Map Quiz – great site that lets you pick the region and whether you want the quiz timed or not timed. The quiz shows you the region with labels on all of the countries, and you drag the name of the country to the right label. You have to pick all of the countries and then it will tell you which ones you got wrong.
Wiley Map Quizzes – These quizzes allow you multiple regions, countries, or cities to quiz yourself on. You are given a bow and arrow and you select the country and shoot the arrow at the right country.
General World Map Links
CIA World Factbook – beneath each region is a link to a PDF file that are really big, like 17-20 MB in size but are also ridiculously detailed.
University of Texas Map Collection – This site has tons of maps of all varieties. Look under the “Thematic” category for tons of AP HUG related maps.
Interesting Map Links
Strange Maps Blog - great blog with tons of interesting maps.
Map of Strange – weird things found using Google Earth