Thursday, July 23, 2020

How Well Do You Know Your Battles?

Do you know where the Battle of Hastings took place? The clue is in the question.

Geoquiz - History Edition is a fun interactive map quiz which tests your knowledge of famous battles and famous heritage sites around the world. At the start of the quiz you are asked if you want to answer questions on battles or heritage sites. You are then asked a series of ten questions on your chosen subject. All you have to do is point to the location of each question (battle or heritage site) on the interactive map.

After you have submitted your answer you are shown the real location and told how near (in kilometers) you were to that location. Once you have completed all ten question you will be shown your overall score. This score is the total number of kilometers you guessed wrong over all ten questions. The results page also links to the Wikipedia pages of all ten battles or heritage sites mentioned in the questions, which is very useful if you want to learn more about any of the battles or the heritage sites used in your quiz.

If you want to create your own geography map games then you might want to explore the code for Geoquiz on its GitHub page. You can find many more map based games to play under the Maps Mania games tag.

BTW - the Battle of Hastings didn't take place in Hastings. However the clue was in the question. The Battle of Hastings took place in the town of Battle.

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