Wednesday, 30 January 2008

How many countries...?

Thanks (I think) to Alan who blogged about this the other day...

Click on the link below and see how many countries you can name in 5 minutes... Your time will start straight away... Get ready!!




Come back and leave a comment to let us know how you did...

(And DON'T click on the link if you have other things to do...)

11 comments:

Anna.S said...

I got 55. Is that good or bad?
Pretty poor i'd say, seen as i'm supposed to be a Geographer.
What did you get Miss Ellis? (yet seen as you are the Geography teacher you'll probably know a lot)

Miss Ellis said...

55 doesn't sound bad to me... I'm still practising (but I've got more than 55)!!

But really, it's more about your typing ability than knowing names of countries!!

Anna.S said...

I have to say 55 was about the fifth attempt i had. Hopefully i can improve.

Anna.S said...

I've spent the last few hours reading my wildlife and Geography related magazines, and i've picked up a lot of place names and countries. So i thought why not try it again, so i stopped reading my magazine and took a break, i then tried it again, seeing how many i could remember. This time i got 74. The easiest thing to do i find is to work around the continents picking out the countries. Whats your way of remembering them?

Miss Ellis said...

My "high" score before was 79. Got 89 earlier. Continent by continent - some sort of system - is definitely the way to go. And look carefully at the list of countries you'd missed at the end to get to know the more obscure ones.

Anna.S said...

When i've finished doing continent to continent, and if i have enough time left i'll go through names alphabetically, until the time runs out.
89 is very good. Well done! :)

Anna.S said...

I've spent all day today, reading magazines, and strangely reading and looking at the world atlas for a few hours.
So i took the test again, my highest so far is 88, which i'm rather pleased with. I'm starting to struggle now though. :(
Any ideas anyone to help me remember more?

Kayleigh R said...

I GOT 56! Very Good I think...but reading these comments...I'm guessing it isn't as good as i thought!

Miss Ellis said...

I'd say 56 is pretty good Kayleigh!! I've been practising lots and still not managed 100! (My best is now 94...)

Anna Simpson said...

Finally I have reached 100!
YES!
It's taken long enough.

Whats your highest score Miss Ellis?, got any better then your last one?

Miss Ellis said...

Had forgotten about it - not been on for ages! Just had another go and felt like I was doing well... But only 84!

100 is very impressive - well done!