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Geographic Groups of Two #4

Name the members of these geographical twosomes.
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First submittedOctober 21, 2018
Last updatedOctober 22, 2018
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Clue
Answer
African capital cities above 35° North
Algiers
Tunis
U.S. states that start with K
Kansas
Kentucky
Countries bordering Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Panama
Most populous cities in Spain
starting with B
Barcelona
Bilbao
Majority Hindu countries
India
Nepal
Biggest cities in Scotland
Glasgow
Edinburgh
European capitals furthest from
each other
Athens
Reykjavík
U.S. state capitals furthest from
each other
Augusta
Honolulu
Inland seas on Israel's eastern border
Dead Sea
Sea of Galilee
Cities with the most gambling revenue
Macau
Las Vegas
Clue
Answer
Tallest mountains in Africa
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kenya
Spanish archipelagos
Balearic Islands
Canary Islands
Official languages of India
Hindi
English
Regions that France gained from
Germany after WWI
Alsace
Lorraine
Most populous cities in Italy
starting with V
Venice
Verona
Countries that use Rubles
Belarus
Russia
National capitals of North America
that start with "port"
Port-au-Prince
Port-of-Spain
Largest Greek-speaking Islands
Crete
Cyprus
Countries that combined to
form Tanzania
Tanganyika
Zanzibar
Most populous cities in Yorkshire
Leeds
Sheffield
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level 69
Oct 21, 2018
Hey, hey! Port-au-Prince and Port-of-Spain are capitals of Caribbean countries. Nothing at all to do with America...
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level 69
Oct 21, 2018
North American
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level 55
Oct 22, 2018
Then Quizmaster should specify.
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level ∞
Oct 22, 2018
Tweaked the clue a little.
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level 69
Oct 21, 2018
American capital cities means US cities, (to an American). I'm not sure about JetPunkers from other countries. In my opinion it would be less misleading to say North American capital cities.
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level 81
Oct 22, 2018
What would you say if you want the quiztaker to consider both North and South America? In the Americas?
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level 72
Oct 22, 2018
How about Capital cities in the Americas starting with Port?
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level 65
Oct 22, 2018
There is only one American capital in your point of view. So when it is plural it should be clear that is the continent of the Americas.
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level 83
Oct 22, 2018
Unless you read it to mean the State capitals, which isn't unreasonable at all. Can we all just admit that the demonym 'American' can mean either, and appreciate that QM threw us a curve ball? I think it made the quiz more fun that after unsuccessfully trying to make Portland a capital city, I had to reevaluate the clue.
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level 70
Oct 22, 2018
Except that "American capital cities" could refer to state capitals. Yes, I realize Quizmaster previously used "U.S. state capitals" in this same quiz, but the point stands; one shouldn't have to decipher one clue by referencing others.
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level 75
Jan 20, 2019
Continents of the Americas, not singular. North and South America are separate.
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level 72
Jan 19, 2019
It always irks me when America and the USA are used interchangeably. To me, America is the whole of North and South America. I may be in a minority (in the UK at least; I understand [heavily caveated] in Spanish-speaking countries, America generally means South/Latin America)
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level 76
Jan 19, 2019
Some South Americans use "American" to refer to things of the Americas (much moreso recently), but if they're started using it to refer to South America to the exclusion of North America or to refer to Latin America exclusively then that's newer still and I've never seen that usage.
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level 57
Jan 21, 2019
you're not alone :)
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level 76
Jan 19, 2019
"American" for hundreds of years has been used as a demonym or adjective referring to things from the United States of America. It is not problematic or confusing, it's definitely not a usage unique to Americans (residents of the USA), it's just common usage that clearly expresses an idea and this is how language works. It hasn't irked anyone until recently and there's no reason for it to start bothering anyone now. American ≠ North American ≠ South American. If you want to say something you would find in either North or South America, just say "of the Americas." It's not hard, and it will make you a more effective communicator as what you say will be clear. You all are deliberately trying to make language more confusing to suit your own prejudices.
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level 36
Jan 24, 2019
Now watch the American try to define 'city' using the same principles.
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level 48
Mar 4, 2019
Well historically America is the continent and Nothing else. Then were the United States of América and then they used American as if there was only one country. However, the logic wants us to say American whatever to what refers to the continent (or both continents if you don't use the geological definition) and US something when it refers to the country. Only US citizens don't see it like that but the etymology and the need to be less confused do.
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level 70
Oct 22, 2018
Isn't Mauritius a third answer to the hinduism question?
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level ∞
Oct 22, 2018
Yes. I changed the clue to "majority", which now excludes Mauritius.
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level 71
Oct 23, 2018
*grabs popcorn and waits for people arguing that Nicosia is further away*
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level 65
Oct 23, 2018
Nicosia is further away from Reykjavik than Athens!
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level 53
Jan 19, 2019
*Grabs popcorn and waits for people to argue that Nuuk is one of the farthest European capitals*
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level 67
Jan 19, 2019
It's not a national capital though, Greenland is part of Denmark. (And yes, I'm aware that the quiz says "European capitals" and not "European national capitals"...)
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level 35
Jan 4, 2019
Please accept Uhuru Peak for Mt. Kilimanjaro
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level 45
Jan 19, 2019
Uhuru peak is simply a part of the mountain. There are actually two peaks, so to specify the one would not be naming the mountain.
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level 69
Jan 19, 2019
Political correctness shot down in flames.
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level 67
Jan 21, 2019
What does any of that have to do with "political correctness"?
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level 69
Jan 19, 2019
Just for you dude, What about nuuk ?
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level 60
Feb 4, 2019
What about it? Not a European capital if that's what you're going for.
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level 36
Jan 19, 2019
Where's your source for the official languages of india? They have 22.
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level 69
Jan 19, 2019
On google.com.
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level 46
Jan 21, 2019
The central government uses only two of them for official purposes. All other languages be damned as far as they are concerned.
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level 57
Jan 19, 2019
Technically, France gained BACK Alsace after WW2 ended. About Lorraine, just one third in the North known as Moselle was annexed by Germany. Most of Lorraine remained French
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level 42
Jan 19, 2019
it is ww1 and not ww2
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level 69
Jan 19, 2019
Technically, Napoleon stole German areas, the Germans took them back in 1871. Nobody there spoke French. Look at the architecture, the city names: Metz, Strasburg, Kolmar, Mulhouse. The French may have changed the spellings of place names but they still don't sound French.
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level 55
Jan 19, 2019
Whoops... confused Las Vegas with Los Angeles...
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level 75
Jan 20, 2019
That could be problematic. Never let anyone sell you "ocean-front" property in Vegas.
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level 72
Jan 22, 2019
Or a shotgun wedding in Los Angeles..
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level 55
Apr 6, 2019
:D
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level 43
Jan 19, 2019
Just accept the words Galilee and dead for the Israel question
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level 64
Jan 19, 2019
Worked for me.
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level 48
Jan 21, 2019
Can some alternate spellings for Tanganyika be accepted? (not even sure i wrote it right this time)
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level 33
Jan 21, 2019
Technically, India and Nepal aren't the only Hindu majority countries. Mauritius is also a Hindu-majority country with Hindu population over 50%, mainly due to the importation of Indian laborers during the British Rule. Also, I live in India and know that many regional languages of India such as Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, etc are also recognized as official languages. Although English and Hindi are mainly used for government use, I suggest that it would be better to specify.
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level 36
Jan 24, 2019
Reyjavik to Athens is 2600kms, Reykjavik to Nicosia is 3035kms
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level 60
Feb 4, 2019
Geographically speaking Cyprus is part of Asia.
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level 66
Jun 5, 2019
I think questions like "Most populous cities in Spain starting with B" and "Tallest mountains in Africa" are bad questions for this type of quiz, because these are not natural groups of two. You could have the same questions in a groups of three quiz, a groups of four quiz, and so on.