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The Americas Geography by Letter - F

Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter F.
Last updated: August 26, 2014
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The Sunshine State
Florida
Biggest city in North Dakota
Fargo
Islands fought over by the UK
and Argentina
Falklands
Arizona city near the Grand Canyon
Flagstaff
Capital of Kentucky
Frankfort
Decaying industrial city of Michigan
Flint
Dallas neighbor
Fort Worth
Brazil's fifth-largest city
Fortaleza
Biggest city in inland Alaska
Fairbanks
Tourist-infested San Francisco
neighborhood
Fisherman's
Wharf
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City just up the coast from Miami
Fort Lauderdale
Second biggest city in Indiana
Fort Wayne
French region that borders Suriname
French Guiana
Largest city in California's
Central Valley
Fresno
Group of narrow lakes in New York
Finger Lakes
U.S. military base where
gold is stored
Fort Knox
Capital of Martinique
Fort-de-France
World's Fair site, in Queens
Flushing Meadows
Canadian bay with the world's
highest tides
Bay of Fundy
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level 65
Aug 29, 2014
Nice quiz, wrong title. Should be "The U.S. and some questions about the rest of the Americas" .
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level 77
Sep 12, 2014
OK, let's play the game.

5 out of 18 are non-US, that's about 27%. Population distribution, South America has about 42% (380M), North has 58% (520M). Area distribution, South also has about 42% (6.9M sq miles) and North has 58% (9.3M sq miles). So maybe a couple more, but I still don't get why people get bent out of shape about these when you can expect an American site to have somewhat of an American-centric focus! I think QM does an admirable job of having a worldly variety of information here.

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level 72
Sep 16, 2014
You should see the other quizzes of this saga. There are some of the where only 1 or 2 questions (out of 20-24) are non-US, and the sole question (or pair of) is from Canada. This quiz in particular was one of the best distributed, compared with the rest of the saga (and it's US-centric)
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level 58
Feb 25, 2015
It says a lot when 14/19 questions are in the US and it's "one of the best distributed".
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2015
The two least-guessed questions are about Latin America. If the average person was more knowledgable about the non-Western world I'd change the distribution of questions. But it's not fun to ask questions that few would have a chance of ever guessing. I also would go on to say that many of the complainers would themselves have a hard time answering questions about Latin America, Africa, China, India, or other developing regions. But since I'm feeling generous tonight I'll offer a full refund to anyone who was offended by this quiz. Quizmaster out.
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level 58
Feb 25, 2015
It's more interesting to learn about Latin America than it is to learn about the second largest city in Indiana.
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level 59
Feb 25, 2015
It should be called "Forts in the Americas and some things beginning with F that aren't forts."
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level 75
Feb 25, 2015
How about changing the title to "F You Haters, And Other Stuff That Starts With F"
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level 65
Feb 25, 2015
If you think you could come up with better questions that fit the theme and would appeal to a wide variety of users, it would be a lot more constructive to suggest them in the comments rather than complain about it. For some of the letters of the alphabet there just aren't that many options that aren't obscure even to people who live in the area.
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level 58
Apr 8, 2017
I'd agree, but I think I'm one of the only people to get Fortaleza yet miss an "obvious" answer such as Fort Worth.
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level 66
Aug 2, 2018
I wonder what the distribution of nationalities is that takes most of these quizzes. It's probably a large proportion of Americans, thus the material usually reflects this. Just a thought for those whiners that complain that they're too America-centric.
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level 56
Feb 25, 2015
Hey, what's with all the Martinique questions in this Martinique-centric quiz? It's like the rest of the Americas doesn't even exist. Ha-ha, just kidding! Great job, Quizmaster!
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level 76
Feb 25, 2015
Felt a bit silly missing French Guiana; then again, in French it doesn't start with an F. It starts with a G: Guyane ...
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level 58
Feb 25, 2015
Fredericton, capital of New Brunswick.
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level 49
Jan 3, 2017
That's a good one.
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level 54
Feb 25, 2015
I agree with kalbahamut
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level 49
Jan 3, 2017
Agree as well. I don't care how many U.S. questions there are in these quizzes, if people want to moan, go make their one versions.
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level 49
Jan 3, 2017
Sorry if that was mean. I understand is would be nicer if there were more South American questions, but is is hard to do.
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level 75
Apr 3, 2017
Yes, one of the South America questions was the "fifth-largest" city which indicates F is not an easy letter to work with in the Americas.
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level 57
Feb 26, 2015
I feel like the theme of this should be "Forts"...
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level 47
May 27, 2015
To everyone who constantly complains to Quizmaster that he didn't make the quizzes exactly the way they wanted: Go make your own quiz site. It's free.
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level 44
Jun 30, 2016
very US-centric................. I'm from Brazil and I couldn't answer most of the questions about unknown US cities.
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level 79
Aug 7, 2016
I do hope you got the fifth largest city in Brazil :) You did have a bit of an advantage with that at least. It was one of the few I missed. Though if asked for the fifth largest US city, I would get it only by guessing.
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level 67
Dec 11, 2018
Maybe easier if the first letter was given, such as would be 'P' for USA.
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level 47
Dec 19, 2017
Wow, 45% of people know about Flagstaff.
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level 38
Aug 15, 2018
Excellent quiz! - Thank you for the inclusion of Martinique (which is seldom included. If the lesser known islands are included at all, it is usually Guadeloupe)) and French Guiana (which is most often used as a point of argument).
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level 56
Dec 11, 2018
Yet another US navel gazing quiz that pretends to be international. Sigh.
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level 65
Dec 11, 2018
Fredonia AZ is closer to the North Rim than Flagstaff is to South Rim of Grand Canyon. But Fredonia is not a city and probably only those who live (or used to live) nearby would know this.
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