Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other dignitaries watch as Marines raise the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana on Aug. 14. (Pool photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais via AP)

If you're reading The Washington Post, you should have a good understanding of what's going on in the world. But here's a challenge: If given a list of international news hot spots, could you actually find them on a map? Knowledge of foreign affairs doesn't always equate to geographical awareness, it seems.

Try the quiz below to see. Here's how it works: For most questions, if you point within a 10-mile radius of a spot we name, you'll get 10 points. If you point within a 100-mile radius, you get 5 points. Anything else gets zero points. For a few harder questions, we've made it (a little) easier.

It starts off slow, but be careful, it soon becomes more difficult. Here's an important tip: You can zoom in to make things a little easier.

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