No one uses atlases anymore — even printing out directions from MapQuest seems like ancient history! — but that doesn't mean you get a free pass when it comes to identifying cities, capitals, and countries. In honor of back-to-school season, we're revisiting our favorite subjects with a series of grade school quizzes. And after spelling and science, next on the schedule is geography.
Answer the questions below to see how well you remember those states and landmarks. Fair warning: We've thrown more than a few curveballs your way.
Although Manchester has twice the population, Concord is home to the gold-domed State House.
Here's another state capital you might second guess. Pennsylvania's biggest cities of Philly and Pittsburgh actually play second fiddle to the legislative hub of Harrisburg when it comes to politics.
Georgia received a royal charter from its namesake King George II in 1732, making it the last and southernmost original colony. Maine did not become a state until 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise.
MI is Michigan, and in case you're wondering, Massachusetts is MA, Minnesota is MN, and Missouri is MO.
Besides Canada, the United States, and Mexico, North America also includes all the sovereign states in the Caribbean and Central America.
ANSWER: United States
Remember Alaska and you'll realize the U.S. is actually next-door neighbors with Russia — only 55 miles away at the narrowest point of the Bering Strait.
Vermont's Lake Champlain is only 500 square miles to Lake Erie's 9,900. The other four Great Lakes include Superior, Ontario, Huron, and Michigan.
ANSWER: Mexico City
L.A.'s 17.5 million people falls way short of Mexico City's 22 million inhabitants. The Big Apple takes the title as the biggest, though, with 23.7 million New Yorkers.
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