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The Americas Geography by Letter - O

Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter O.
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First submittedAugust 26, 2014
Last updatedSeptember 15, 2014
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Clue
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Reliable geyser at Yellowstone
Old Faithful
City near Disney World
Orlando
Capital of Canada
Ottawa
Barrier islands of North Carolina
Outer Banks
Canadian province
Ontario
Midwestern U.S. state
Ohio
Northwestern U.S. state
Oregon
Mountain chain in western
Washington state
Olympics
Florida's biggest lake
Okeechobee
Clue
Answer
Neighbor of Texas
Oklahoma
Biggest city in Nebraska
Omaha
Hilly region of Arkansas and Missouri
Ozarks
Home of the University of Mississippi
Oxford
County of wealthy Los Angeles suburbs
Orange
Capital of Washington state
Olympia
City across the bay from San Francisco
Oakland
State in southwestern Mexico that
is famous for mole sauce
Oaxaca
Rhode Island's nickname
Ocean State
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level 76
Aug 26, 2014
Reliable *geyser*, not glacier. Mountain *range*, not change.
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level 77
Aug 27, 2014
I couldn't spell Okeechobee for the life of me.
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level 72
Aug 31, 2014
I thought Old Faithful was a geyser?
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level ∞
Sep 1, 2014
Fixed!
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level 28
Apr 9, 2015
Quizmaster, what about Orinoco?
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level 48
Jan 9, 2017
Orinoco seconded.
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level 75
Aug 31, 2014
Too US-centric 15 out of 18 questions are US-related (2 for Canada and 1 for Mexico). What about the highest active volcano, which is located in Chile and which name begins with an O? What about the second largest river of South America, which name also begins with an O?
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level 77
Sep 23, 2014
This one really needs to be improved. It could be a US geography quiz, seriously... stop being lazy, dear quizmakers, I'm sure you can do better :p.
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level ∞
Sep 24, 2014
For me, making a fun quiz for our users is more important than spreading out the questions in some "fair" way. If I could put more questions about Latin America, I would have. I tried hard to find ones to include, but I couldn't. As it stands, the question about Latin America is the second least guessed. But if you feel I'm being lazy, then feel free to apply for a full refund.
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level 80
Sep 25, 2014
Stop being whiny, dear Arp2600, and either do the quizzes or don't. If you want different questions, make them yourself.
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level 77
Sep 28, 2014
I wasn't whiny, I was taunting. Still, 15/18 questions about the USA is too much. QM, your argument holds for the letter W but what could be the problem with O? I don't have many ideas, but angrobper14 rightly suggested river Orinoco, which is a famous south american feature.
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level 77
Sep 28, 2014
Ok, I see the problem now. If you want to stick to physical geography, cities, regions or countries, it's indeed hard with letter O. Still I would suggest to include three questions about South America : River Orinoco, Ojos del Salado (the highest active volcano in the world that angrobper was talking about) and Olinda (a brazilian city famous for its colonial architecture and its carnival, and a UNESCO world heritage site). I also thought of river Ozama, that flows through Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic, but I would be a hard one...
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level ∞
Apr 9, 2015
@dunkinggandalf. I'm not immune to the criticism, and I have made an effort to make our quizzes less America-centric. But adding obscure or difficult questions for the sake of balance, is not constructive. A vocal minority objects to "American centrism". However, I know from our stats that quizzes that are too difficult don't get taken nearly as often. We need to cater to the needs of all our users, and not just the ones who complain.
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level 77
Apr 9, 2015
Old faithful, Orlando, Ottawa, Ontario, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Omaha, Oakland, Oaxaca are general knowledge. Olympia and Orange, well... ok, why not. The others are far more obscure than river Orinoco. And anyway, I don't mind if there are some hard questions. I take quizzes to learn things, no to stroke my ego...
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level 61
Mar 15, 2017
Quizmaster should be free to make the quiz however he likes, but it wouldn't hurt to change the text from "Guess these North and South American..." to "Guess these North American..."
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level 58
May 18, 2018
Absolutely. I'm not complaining but I only entered this quiz as it was 'Americas' of which I know a little. I always avoid US quizzes and this was one. At most North America
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level 66
May 28, 2019
Arp2600 is not only correct and Quizmaster talking nonsense, but Arp 2600 has actually massively understated his case. This quiz is billed as being about North and South America but has no questions about South America at all. Not one. What planet is this man on? By my reckoning, there are around 39 countries in America and his quiz only includes three, despite there being 18 questions! And yet he tries to defend it. Honestly, words fail me.
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level 72
Sep 14, 2014
Hard to see why this says "the americas" or "north and south america", given that no questions pertain to South America. Also, the question should read 'mountain chain' or 'mountain range', but definitely not 'mountain change'.
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level ∞
Sep 15, 2014
Fixed mountain chain.
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level 46
Oct 31, 2014
orange county is not a suburb of los Angeles.
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level 66
Apr 9, 2015
You're right. It's 34 suburbs of Los Angeles with some associated unincorporated land.
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level 71
Apr 9, 2015
It still says "reliable glacier" in the homepage, under the title
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level 54
Apr 9, 2015
I am SO tired of all the US-centric complaints! (This quiz and almost every other one!) People, make your own quizzes!
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level 77
Apr 9, 2015
Thanks for your constructive comment. Why, everybody should know that The Americas (if not The World) = The USA...
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level 43
Apr 14, 2015
Were any of the answers pertaining to something that was not located in the Americas? Did any of them not start with the letter "O"? If not then I'd say the title was spot on...
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level 72
Apr 9, 2015
Why does it say North and South America in the title, if there are no questions about South America?
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level 66
Apr 17, 2015
To mess with your head. It worked, didn't it? :P
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level 59
Sep 27, 2015
The tagline still says 'glacier' instead of 'geyser'
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level 75
Apr 7, 2016
Zero questions about South American geography in a quiz supposedly about North and South American. Wow. At least change the title so those of us who want to learn about other places besides the US can avoid this one.
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level 69
Aug 15, 2016
I tried plenty of things vaguely like Okeechobee, but couldn't figure it out.
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level 66
Apr 3, 2017
Anybody else find it ironic that the University of Mississippi is in a city called Oxford? Oxford University in Oxfordshire England is often cited as the best university in the entire world, usually beating out Cambridge, Harvard, etc. And Mississippi consistently ranks 50th out of 50 states for education achievement in the US.
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level 60
Jul 10, 2017
Well lets see, the quiz say The Americas Geography by Letter - O. Are all the answers in the Americas? Yep. Do they all start with O? Yep. Works for me.
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level 77
Sep 27, 2019
Tried so many different combinations of the letters OAX (and sometimes threw in a couple others) but still couldn't figure out the right one.
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level 60
Sep 27, 2019
Even if you don't change the quiz, at least change the name to "North American Geography by Letter-O". The description says: "Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter O." I have no problem with this North American quiz, but you should advertise it as such instead of advertising it as a quiz that represents both continents.
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level 42
Sep 28, 2019
No South America ???