Would you like to play a game….
Nope, not thermal nuclear war, but some challenging trivia games Go to Sporcle – they have trivia games that test your knowledge of geography, history, sports, movies – whatever you think you are good at. I was shocked that I couldn’t name all the presidents – they give you ten minutes and I came up I think like ten presidents short! * (see footnote). I was also shocked by how poor my knowledge of geography still is:
The countries written in red are the ones I missed. And I did just as poorly on the map of Europe!!!! Its all these new countries — – Asia has all these new “stans” that I’m not familiar with and Europe – Oy! Europe, with the dismantling of the Slavias (Czech and Yugo) and with the wars that ensued, all these countries were born whose names escaped me as I did the quiz.
Also, these tests are particular about spelling – I wasted a lot of time trying to spell Luxembourg correctly (I forgot the “o”). All in all they are a lot of fun – I think they’re fun anyway. Give them a try.
Oh, and I must admit I saw this at SpyNotes blog just to give credit where credit is due.
*Yes, I know you are soooooo much smarter than I am (this is directed at one person in particular and if its you, imagine me rolling my eyes at you and saying this with a great deal of sarcasm in my voice).