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The Americas Geography by Letter - G

Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter G.
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First submittedAugust 26, 2014
Last updatedAugust 26, 2014
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Clue
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Famous bridge of San Francisco
Golden Gate
Mile-deep gorge in Arizona
Grand Canyon
Southern U.S. state
Georgia
Central American country
Guatemala
Michigan, Erie, Superior,
Huron, and Ontario
Great Lakes
Decaying industrial city in Indiana;
Birthplace of Michael Jackson
Gary
National park in northern Montana
Glacier
South American country
Guyana
Posh D.C. neighborhood or
capital of the above
Georgetown
Mexico's second biggest city
Guadalajara
Island nation invaded by the
United States in 1983
Grenada
Clue
Answer
Nickname of New Jersey
Garden State
Pennsylvania Civil War battleground
Gettysburg
Term for a "cowboy" of South America
Gaucho
Texas city on a barrier island; Site of the
deadliest hurricane in U.S. History
Galveston
The vast flat area in the middle
of North America
Great Plains
U.S. naval base in Cuba
Guantánamo Bay
NYC bridge; The busiest in the world
George Washington
Biggest city in Ecuador
Guayaquil
U.S. territorial acquisition of 1853
Gadsden Purchase
Second biggest city in Michigan
Grand Rapids
Lower Manhattan neighborhood
called "The Village"
Greenwich Village
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level 68
Jan 21, 2015
I got the Gadsden Purchase but missed the NYC bridge-- total history nut.
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level 77
Mar 4, 2015
I got the purchase but only after googling the spelling. I tried Gadsen.. Gasden.. knew it was something like that.
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level 65
Jan 28, 2015
According to wikipedia, Guadelejara is only the third largest city in Mexico now. Might wanna verify that.
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level 74
Mar 4, 2015
Everything I saw listed it as second after Mexico City. Link?
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level 67
Mar 4, 2015
Ecatepec is a suburb of Mexico City. OP might want to change the hint to 2nd largest metropolitan area.
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level 58
Mar 4, 2015
Gros Morne? National park in Newfoundland, also happens to be a world heritage site. A much better choice than Glacier National Park.
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level 25
Mar 4, 2015
That's ridiculous.
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level 57
Mar 4, 2015
Um, you do realize that Glacier National Park is also a Canadian National Park as well? One of two (along with Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park) shared national parks between Canada and the US, Glacier NP is, in addition to being very beautiful, a very bright example of cooperation and friendship among two nations.
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level 60
Mar 4, 2015
The northern extension of Glacier N.P. into Canada is called Waterton Lakes N.P.
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level 61
Mar 4, 2015
UNESCO slaps "World Heritage Site" on anything that has been around for more than 30 years. That label is meaningless.
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level 58
Mar 5, 2015
Is that why Glacier National Park is a World Heritage Site? Oh wait, it's not, even though its 105 years old.
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level 58
Mar 5, 2015
Also happens to be one of the few (possibly only) place in the world where you can actually walk on the Earth's mantle. It's very important geologically, because of the exposed mantle as well as deep ocean crust.
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level 71
Oct 23, 2018
Annual visitors to Gros Morne: 238,540. Annual visitors to Glacier? 3.31 million.
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level 68
Mar 4, 2015
Tried "Gasden" and "Gadsen"; @#&! that second D!
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level 77
Mar 4, 2015
heh, me too
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level 77
Mar 4, 2015
Probably only got Guayaquil because it show up on my best airports in the world quiz I made recently.
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level 48
Jan 13, 2017
It's worth it for the colours.
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level 44
Mar 4, 2015
I always thought "cowboy" was "vaquero"
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level 61
Mar 4, 2015
"Vaquero" is the literal Spanish translation of "cowboy." I believe "Gaucho" is the Argentinian colloquialism. I don't know if "gaucho" is unique to Argentina, but the Argentinian cowboys are exclusively -- and somewhat famously -- called gauchos.
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level 76
Mar 6, 2015
It mainly applies to the cowboys of the Patagonian grasslands (Argentina and Chile), but also is used in other areas of South America.
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level 54
Mar 4, 2015
y is there nothing about the frozen wasteland of Canada?
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level 61
Mar 5, 2015
17/22 items on the Americas quiz have a direct or somewhat indirect link to one nation. It is not exactly an "Americas" quiz when the farthest south an item reaches is Guyana.
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level 76
Nov 27, 2015
I got so far through the comments hoping that this would be the one quiz without that one comment.
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level 75
Nov 19, 2018
Amen EdPsycho
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level 66
May 30, 2019
If you Americans want to avoid seeing such comments, then you need to be far less insular. EdPsycho is spot on with his comment.
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level 66
Mar 5, 2015
Everytime I hear "gaucho" I think of a Mexican cowboy with a big bushy mustache named "Gaucho Marx." :P
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level 59
Mar 7, 2015
I would like to point that Grenada was saved by the US from cuban backed forces, not invaded.
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level 69
Apr 30, 2015
What? The US invaded because a moderate Prime Minister was overthrown (and subsequently executed) by hardline opponents. Also because Reagan reckoned the civilian runway under construction on Grenada was actually being built to accommodate heavy military aircraft. Cuba had nothing to do with it, other than Reagan also thought that the presence of Cuban construction workers was suspicious. Hardly good reasons to invade a country.
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level 38
Mar 10, 2018
You are correct. Reagan invaded because its Premier, Maurice Bishop, (a socialist, not a communist) was overthrown, and murder-ed by his former compatriot, Bernard Coard. Bishop had initially approached the USA for assistance when he seized power from Eric Gairy, and was rebuffed so he turned to Castro for assistance. While there were Cubans working on lengthening (and lighting) the airport, no quid-pro-quo existed. Bishop was firmly socialist while Coard, who was in Bishop's Cabinet, leaned toward Communism. That was what created the chasm between the former "friends". Reagan was aware of this and invaded because he feared what would happen if Coard gained power. (He was also intent on protecting the students attending St. George's Medical School)
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level 68
Mar 7, 2015
How the hell did so many people get Greenwich Village? I've never heard of it
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level 65
Mar 10, 2015
Too Americas-centric.
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level 30
Mar 23, 2015
That's why it's called "Americas Geography".
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level 62
Mar 22, 2016
I think they mean USA centric.
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level 37
Mar 23, 2016
I live in Gadsden!! Nice quiz