Memorize: The Countries

Greetings, Visitor, thanks for your interest in this optional Adventure. As a 'Good To Know' Adventure, this is all about memorization. Yes, I know, memorizing facts and dates and other such Googleable information isn't really our thing here in The Narrows. That's true.

However, in the humble opinion of The Guide, there are some things worth memorizing. Things that open up our perspectives. That let us see the world a little differently. And The Guide believes that if you'll invest in memorizing these things, you'll be a better person because of it.

"Good To Know" Adventures work just a tiny bit differently. Yes, you get a few Miles for clicking on through, but the real payoff comes when you recite what you've learned. When you show The Guide (and others, preferably) that you have, in fact, memorized what you've set out to memorize. In this case, what you'll be setting out to memorize are the countries of the world.

Sound good? Are you ready to proceed, my friend? If not, that's okay, please click "Abandon" and relinquish your 5 miles. But if so, then get your 'stretch' on and click on through to some resources that might be of help.

Splendid. Now then, memorizing the countries of the world is no small task. Do you know how many there are??? Nearly 200. So no, this is not an easy Adventure. But it's HUGELY important. Most Americans couldn't locate 20 countries on a map of the world, let alone 200. But spatial awareness - knowing where things (countries, in this case) are in relation to other things - is a valuable skill.

To claim Credits for this Adventure, you will need to take a written quiz administered by The Guide. You'll be given a blank map of the world, or specific regions therein, and you'll have to write in country names.

Don't worry, you don't have to know where every country is. The goal here is to get as many as possible, and there will be different levels of achievement available.

Feel free to study in any way you like, but below are a few links to resources that may be helpful to you.

As previously mentioned, these "Good To Know" Adventures are a little different. If you've come this far, you've gotten a grand total of 15 miles. Not much, right?

But don't worry, your travels will all be worth it. Upon demonstrating that you have, in fact, memorized the Preamble, you'll be instructed to claim the appropriate Credit. Which, in this case, is as follows:

25 countries on at least 2 continents = 25 Capital
50 countries on at least 3 continents = 50 Capital
75 countries on at least 4 continents = 100 Capital
100 countries on at least 5 continents = 150 Capital
150 countries on at least 6 continents = 250 Capital
All countries = 1,000 Capital

ONE WORD OF WARNING: You must demonstrate your first attempt in learning (take your first world-countries quiz) within 2 weeks of accessing this Adventure. Otherwise, your miles will be revoked and penalties assessed. If you're not okay with that, please undo your progress to this point and abandon this Adventure.

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