Monday, October 16, 2023

AI Geography Quizzes

Do you know which ancient civilization created the earliest known map of the world? If you do then you might be able to beat Mashed Word's History of Maps quiz.  

Mashed World has developed a number of online quizzes (including one on the History of Maps) which have all been written by the ChatGPT AI. 

To create each quiz Mashed World gives ChatGPT an input in this general format:

Create a quiz for me on [subject] and output the quiz in spreadsheet format. Put the question in the first column, the correct answer in the second column, and the other answers in columns 3,4 and 5. If possible put a link in the sixth column to an article that confirms the accuracy of the correct answer.

ChatGPT has been known to hallucinate inaccurate answers so asking it to create a link confirming the correct answer can save you a lot of time if you want to ensure the accuracy of an AI generated quiz question.

The Mashed World library of quizzes includes a whole section on Geography Quizzes.  At the moment the Geography section of Mashed World includes 8 separate quizzes, including quizzes on Capital Cities, the Geography of North America, and the Geography of Europe.

Mashed World also includes a quiz section on Mapping. This includes three quizzes, one on Google Maps, a quiz about GIS and one about the History of Maps. I'm ashamed to say that I only got 5/10 on the history of maps quiz.

The Mapping and Geography sections are only two of many different collections of quizzes in the Mashed World library of quizzes. The library of quizzes also contains sections devoted to quizzes about Science and Nature, HistoryArts and Entertainment and even a whole section on Hamster quizzes.

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