See the answers to our 2012 geography quiz.

CLOSE TO HOME

1. Columbia River and Willamette River.

2. Ilwaco, Pacific County.

3. Duwamish, Snohomish, Skykomish, Stillaguamish, Skokomish, Samish, Sammamish.

4. The Gulf Islands (in British Columbia).

5. Bellingham.

6. Mount Olympus (7,980 feet).

7. Pend Oreille River.

8. Washington (approximately 6.8 million people; Oregon has 3.8 million).

9. Salish Sea.

10: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

FARAWAY PLACES

1. The United States (3.79 million square miles vs. Brazil’s 3.28 million).

2. Sri Lanka.

3. Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan border Kenya.

4. The Bering Strait.

5. Paraguay and Bolivia.

AMERICAN STATE CAPITALS

1. Boise (derived from the French for “trees” or “wooded”).

2. Carson City (Nev.), Jefferson City (Mo.), Oklahoma City (Okla.), Salt Lake City (Utah).

3. Jackson, Miss.; Jefferson City, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Madison, Wis.

4. Phoenix, Ariz. (1,469,471, according to 2011 census figures).

5. Annapolis, Md.; Boston, Mass.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Juneau, Alaska; Olympia, Wash.; Providence, R.I. (Bonus point: Salt Lake City, Utah, touches a marsh at the edge of the Great Salt Lake.)

WORLD CAPITALS

1. Kuala Lumpur.

2. Brasilia.

3. Thimphu.

4. Canberra.

5. San Jose.

WERE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?

1. Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion national parks.

2. 31 states plus the federal district of Mexico City.

3. Sardinia (Sicily is the biggest).

4. Sochi, Russia.

5. Maui (727 square miles compared to the Big Island’s 4,028 square miles).

PHOTO QUESTIONS

1. Greenland.

2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

3. Cape Town, South Africa.

4. Berlin; Brandenburg Gate.

5. That’s the Portland Aerial Tram in Portland, Ore.

6. Mount Fuji