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Highest mountains
Range of the above
Peninsula of Thailand and Vietnam, et al
Bay between the above and India
The vast eastern regions of Russia
Subarctic forest biome in the above
Biggest deserts
Biggest lakes
Lowest elevation on land
(shores of this lake)
Hint
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Largest islands
Longest river
Twin rivers of Mesopotamia
Gulf that the above flow into
Mountain pass between Pakistan
and Afghanistan
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(76)
Glad I was trying to guess "Arabian Bay", even though it was rather stupid in retrospect.
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Jan 20, 2015
(77)
Funny, I kept trying the 'Persian Desert.' :) No joke.
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Jan 20, 2015
(72)
Once again, New guinea is not an asian island...
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Jan 20, 2015
We consider Indonesia to be in Asia and Papua New Guinea to be in Oceania, which splits the island in half. You may consider this to be arbitrary, but consider that the boundary between Europe and Asia is equally arbitrary.
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Jan 20, 2015
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Let's make clear that my upper comment was posted before those on the Oceania quiz. Sorry if I seem aggressive, but I really can't understand why you say that... The boundary between Europe and Asia is a bit artificial, still it's based on physical elements : Sea of Marmara and its straits, Black Sea, Caucasus, Ural. Seriously, New Guinea is generally considered as being part of Oceania. It is Indonesia that straddles two continents...
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Jan 20, 2015
(66)
I agree with Arp. The divide between Asia and Oceania/Australasia sits within the the political entity of Indonesian. The island of New Guinea is on the Sahul tectonic plate with Australia and is not part of Asia.
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Mar 20, 2015
(58)
The border between Asia and Oceania could be drawn in a lot of places, many proposals have good supporting arguments. (Personally, I would draw it even further west so Timor would also be in Oceania.) In cases like this, I'd recommend following the global consensus, just for the sake of neutrality and to not start arguments. There will always be those people in the comments complaining about it. Anyway, it's just 1 out of the 24 questions and quiz takers who are prepared for stuff like this will get it anyway.
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Mar 30, 2015
(60)
In my mind, islands aren't part of continents, unless inland. Continents are land masses. Islands are separate land masses. I could accept a definition based on continental shelf geography. But not political. And I don;t understand, really, why Asia and Europe are two continents, other than politically. But not by physical geography.
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May 14, 2016
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I think that the thing called Oceania is normally a collection of places where Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian people are indigenous. The complicating factor is Indonesia, the eastern portion of which would thus qualify as part of Oceania. If Indonesia were split on such a line, I don't think there would be much debate about how to categorize the island of Timor (East Timor is usually categorized as part of Asia) or the island of New Guinea - they'd both be part of the Melanesian, and thus Oceanic, region.
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Jul 17, 2017
(52)
I have a solution, lets just merge the two continents in to one continent called "Austrasialia"
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Jul 17, 2017
(68)
Without taking sides on this one (I can see merit in both arguments) I'll observe it's yet another situation with two different, but both "right", answers that the jetpunk experience has revealed to me. So many gray areas in geography. The next time I take an Indonesia quiz I'll glance to see whether Arp2600 or Quizmaster has set it before answering accordingly :)
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Jan 21, 2015
(43)
For east is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet. Except when they do.
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Mar 30, 2015
(68)
For the "Lowest Elevation" question I thought you wanted a number! Since I thought "this lake" was referring to the prior question (Caspian) I would have gotten it wrong anyway.
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Jan 21, 2015
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"What is the lowest elevation (in feet) on the shores of the Caspian Sea?" would have been a pretty brutal question!
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Mar 30, 2015
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That number changes routinely as the Dead Sea continues to get lower and lower.
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Mar 30, 2015
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It was 400 something meters below sea level when I was last there.
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Mar 30, 2015
(52)
I don't know, with all those plate tectonics it could be much lower by now, or higher. It would only take, what? 10 million years?
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Jul 17, 2017
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With all those plate tectonics it could be much quicker. Things are moving fast in Israel.
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Jul 17, 2017
(74)
That's what I was guessing as well...kept trying basic numbers, sometimes with an 'm' for metres! I even though - "This can't be right anyway, the shore of the Dead Sea must be lower"...especially ridiculous since I live 40km from it.
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Mar 30, 2015
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Just wondering if the Caspian Sea counts as a lake. Wouldn't it count as a SEA? If not, please make that clue a bit clearer. Perhaps put "Biggest lake/sea" as the clue. Thanks.
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Mar 30, 2015
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5.5 million years ago, due to tectonic uplift, the Caspian Sea got landlocked. That is how it now falls under the category of "lakes", being the largest in the world.
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Mar 30, 2015
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It's a lake - it's totally cut off from any other seas or oceans, so it meets the definitions of a lake. The name might be a little misleading, but once learned it's never forgotten! (there is also the Aral Sea, which is a lot smaller than the Caspian Sea, even at its natural size decades ago, but is still a lake and still has the word "sea" in its name)
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Jul 17, 2017
(61)
I started coming to this site about a year ago. I wouldn't have known any of these answers then, and now I got 21/24.
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Mar 30, 2015
(61)
To clarify - I did know the highest mountains and their range, Eastern Russia, the rivers at the dawn of civilisation and the lowest place, but not one of the islands by name, the longest river, the lakes.
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Apr 1, 2015
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For my entire time...For my ENTIRE time here on JetPunk I thought when people said "the above" they were talking about some continental spiritual god or something. I JUST found out they are talking about the answer above the current highlighted box
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Mar 30, 2015
(69)
So you figured out that there is no body of water between god and the subcontinent of India?
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Apr 11, 2015
(55)
LOL
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Jul 17, 2017
(28)
Can you accept Baykal?
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Mar 30, 2015
(63)
I don't know if this would qualify as nitpicking, but K2 is in the Karakoram Range, so you might want to consider changing the wording for the mountain range question to refer primarily to the single tallest mountain. I suppose it could also be possible that I'm missing some common understanding that the Karakoram is not an independent range.
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Apr 19, 2015
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Yeah like the last bit said, it is a subrange of the Himilayas
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Apr 28, 2015
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IvanTheNorse is right. Karakoram is not a subrange of Himalayas. It is a separate range. I know this because i live in Pakistan and i always hate it when people say K2 is in Himalayas. It is in Karakoram Range.
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Jul 17, 2017
(17)
New guinea is an Australian island
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Apr 23, 2015
(14)
The Arabian Desert has other names, which are the Rub Al Khali and the Empty Quarter.
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Jun 22, 2015
(71)
Yes, please accept Empty Quarter or Rub Al Khali. I tried both, but could not think of Arabian desert.
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Jul 17, 2015
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K2 is technically within the bounds of the Karakoram range, and you should accept Baykal, as that is the common name for the lake in Russia.
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Jan 14, 2016
(57)
I believe the Russian name is Байкал, so that should be accepted too ;)
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Jul 17, 2017
(56)
The islands were the toughest part. Finally figured out it was the Indonesian ones. Couldn't spell Sulawesi, so typed Celebes, was happy that is was accepted.
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Oct 9, 2016
(56)
Easy peasy.
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Jun 9, 2017
(46)
Wow I can't believe I missed the Persian gulf :/ On the plus side, I feel like God for getting Sulawesi.
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Jul 17, 2017
(51)
I think you should accept Chhogori for K2, it's very common name for this peak
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Jul 17, 2017
(55)
First 100% I've gotten in ages! Awesome quiz
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Jul 17, 2017
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