Google-Earth Based Quiz Tests Kids’ Africa IQ

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 12, 2006   View Article

What’s the most populous city in Africa? Are the Mbuti a pygmy group? Which river, the Zambezi or the Nile, empties into the Mediterranean Sea?

Just a few years ago such an onslaught of questions would have sent students scrambling for an atlas and encyclopedia set.

Today anyone with a computer can launch a layer on the desktop globe Google Earth and virtually fly over Africa as they search for the correct answers.

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