In honor of this Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22, 2008) 100 Years in America challenges you to expand your knowledge of the world. As you may know, I am a fan of many of the world's countries and cultures, but this week I plan to highlight the areas of the world most near and dear to the heart of 100 Years in America.
Beginning today, November 17, let's focus on Hungary. Today is the feast day of my patron saint: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Szent Erzsébet in Hungarian. (Since there is not yet a St. Lisa, she is my "name saint" of choice!)
What better day to refresh our knowledge of the geography of the country of Hungary?
Landlocked in the middle of central Europe, the modern borders of the country were established shortly after World War I. Think you know a little bit about Hungary? Try your hand at the following quizzes to gauge your knowledge:
Cities of Hungary quiz
Counties of Hungary quiz
Not yet ready for a test but want to expand your knowledge? Visit this Hungary geography webpage to get started.
Stay tuned this week to 100 Years in America for more challenges to your geographic knowledge about the world during this Geography Awareness Week 2008.
Painting depicting The Charity of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by 19th-century artist Edmund Blair Leighton.