Lizard Point Quizzes

...discovering the world we live in

A new set of quizzes to test your knowledge in the other direction

Aug 092019

What's the opposite of clicking on a map to show where a country is?  We'll show you the country on the map, and you type in its name.

This reverse activity will keep your brain fresh - you'll have to think in a different direction, plus you'll have to learn how to spell. It's funny the things you think you can spell until you actually have to do it!

Here's what it looks like:


Spelling counts. We can't check every possible name for a country, so for the most part, we are using the common short names used in English

If you're in doubt as to what we'll accept for the answer, check the section near the top of the screen where it says: "This quiz asks about these places", followed by the list of names, in alphabetic order.  This list to help you with your spelling will only be available in practice mode. In other test and strict test modes, you'll need to remember how to spell.

If we accept an alternative, it will be in parentheses - for example "Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Good news - you don't have to type the accents. If you choose to use accents, we ignore them, so a correct answer doesn't necessarily mean you got the accents correct.

Another thing you can do in practice mode is get a HINT. Just click on the Hint button to see the first letter of the country name... keep clicking to reveal more letters. For now, you can ask for as many hints as you need.

Where to find these quizzes:

We've just launched 9 of these quizzes. Look for the Tt symbol on the menu: 


Here are the direct links to them:

 Also, all of these quizzes are customizable, meaning you can choose which questions to test yourself or your students on. Some are customizable by anyone with a free account, and some are customizable by premium members only.

Happy learning!

New map-flag quizzes

Jan 162016

We've just launched two new quizzes to test your country flag knowledge. We'll show you a flag, you have to find the country on the map. The Africa and Europe versions have been around a long time: now we've got an Americas flag quiz as well as an Asia flag quiz

As promised, our supporters get early access to new quizzes and features. For everyone else, the new quizzes will open up to you on February 1, 2016.

screenthot of the Americas flag quiz