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Geography Analogies #5

Fill the blanks in these geographical analogies.
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First submittedOctober 30, 2015
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Egypt is to Sudan
United States is to Mexico
Cedar is to Lebanon
Maple is to Canada
Lufthansa is to Germany
Qantas is to Australia
Lagos is to Abuja
São Paulo is to Brasilia
PNG is to Guinea
UAE is to Emirates
Niagara Falls are to
North America
Victoria Falls are to
Africa
Charles Bridge is to
Prague
Bridge of Sighs is to
Venice
.za is to South Africa
.ch is to Switzerland
Lima is to Pizarro
Philadelphia is to Penn
Castle is to England
Chateau is to France
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Bouillabaisse is to Marseille
Pizza is to Naples
Canary Islands are to Spain
Azores are to Portugal
Statue of Liberty is to
New York
Great Sphinx is to
Giza
Grand Coulee is to Columbia
Aswan is to Nile
Komodo Dragon is to
Indonesia
Lemur is to
Madagascar
Guam is to Micronesia
Hawaii is to Polynesia
Mount Teide is to Tenerife
Mount Etna is to Sicily
Coffee is to Brazil
Opium is to Afghanistan
Jeddah is to Red Sea
Helsinki is to Baltic Sea
Ciudad Juarez is to El Paso
Tijuana is to San Diego
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Level 92
Oct 30, 2015
Stuck on PNG/UAE for waaay longer that I should've been. Couldn't think how PNG is related to Guinea...
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2016
Yeah, I massively overthought that one. Took me ages to realise it was basically just asking what the final letter stood for.
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Level 86
Oct 30, 2015
Well, this was unexpectedly easy. Oh, and there is no final "s" in Marseille ;).
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Level ∞
Nov 2, 2015
There is sometimes in English. But I removed it.
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Level 79
Mar 9, 2021
I always spell it with an 's' at the end.
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Level 69
Nov 3, 2015
I don't feel the PNG/Guinea one works very cleanly ... there is a distinct other country named Guinea, while there is not one named Emirates.
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Level 75
Dec 6, 2015
Ditto!
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Level 68
Dec 19, 2015
It actually does make sense. "Guinea" is that last word of Papua New Guinea just as "Emirates" is the last word of United Arab Emirates. I struggled with this analogy a lot as well because I was looking for a geographic or historical relationship between PNG and Guinea. When I finally tried the right answer, I realized that the analogy is based on the words, not the geography.
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Level 74
Aug 4, 2016
I think that's what makes it a good question - have to think a bit differently
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Level 71
Aug 5, 2016
I was thinking of the island of Guinea, so I tried Arabia for UAE because it's on the Arabian Peninsula. Took me ages too to figure out the correct answer.
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Level 47
Aug 5, 2016
It is on the island of New Guinea, anyway.
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Level 79
Mar 9, 2021
But the name of the island is New Guinea, not Guinea.
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Level 75
Aug 5, 2016
The quiz is GEOGRAPHY analogies, not literal ones
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Level 48
Aug 8, 2016
Yes, I struggled over this one almost 2 seconds. Then I figured it out. As Pen says, it's analogies.
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2019
Same. The name of the island flicked through my mind, then the answer.
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Level 71
Feb 22, 2016
'Colombia'
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Level 46
Feb 24, 2016
'Venezuela'
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Level 86
Mar 3, 2016
Columbia refers to the river, not the country.
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2019
Yes, this is what helped me! When I realised Columbia was not the country, I figured it meant a river in USA somewhere. I knew Aswan was on the Nile.
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2019
This one completely got me, I have never heard of Grand Coulee or Colombo as a river so tried every country around Egypt until time ran out.
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2016
tricky aye
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Level 55
Aug 4, 2016
I don't think that Chateau and castle go together. A castle is far more of a fortified home that usually houses royalty where as a chateau is more the equivalent of a manor house.
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Level 66
Aug 4, 2016
I agree. Palace to château is a better analogy, as in Buckingham Palace to Château de Versailles.
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Level 62
Aug 4, 2016
Yes, but various English connotations aside, the French word for castle is "château", while the French word for palace is "palais". The analogy is accurate.
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2016
There are plenty of things called "castle" in English which aren't really castles. Dublin Castle and Oxwich Castle to name two off the top of my head. Often they're on the site of former fortified castles and turned into more like a chateau.
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2020
You are saying what chateau is in english. It was adopted from french to have a word different than castle for the manor house equivalent (like burg/schloss difference in german). Bit in french, chateau is most definitely the propper, medieval, fortified castle. Look up pictures of Chateau de Foix, for example.
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Level 57
Aug 4, 2016
Kept trying Madeira for the Portugal one
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Level 49
Aug 4, 2016
that's a type of cake
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2019
You have the cake and I'll keep the wine.
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Level 64
Aug 10, 2016
Tricky
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2019
There is a Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic called Madeira too. But I think Azores is more correct being an archipelago rather than a single island.
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2019
Actually, Madeira is also an archipelago.
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Level 75
Aug 4, 2016
I love these quizzes that really make me think. You got me with UAE.
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Level 52
Aug 4, 2016
I tried to guess "Convey" for Philadelphia... Oops
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2016
There are also Bridges of Sighs in Oxford and Cambridge in the UK - could these be accepted too please?
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Level 83
Aug 23, 2016
Yes, I tried Oxford first.
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Level 39
Mar 27, 2017
i said french polynesia but it didn't count:(
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Level 50
Jan 28, 2020
Cuz it’s wrong
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Level 34
Aug 29, 2018
I think Cairo is a better fit than Giza in the analogy . It should be accepted . If you were going to be picky shouldn't it be Staten Island to Statue of Liberty ?
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2019
But the Sphinx isn't in Cairo, it is in Giza. But I see your point.
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2019
Giza is the third largest city in Egypt.
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2019
No, because Staten Island is part of New York City, while Giza is officially a different city than Cairo. I do think Cairo should be accepted, though, because Giza is basically just a suburb of Cairo.
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2020
Try going somewhere to New Jersey and tell them they should be accepted to be called a suburb of New York and see how it goes. :-D
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Level 35
Jul 29, 2019
Hawaii is nowhere near French Polynesia !!! :-)
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2022
It's supposed to be polynesia, not french polynesia. Polynesia is a region of oceania that Hawaii is part of.
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Level 68
Feb 6, 2024
A careful reader will note that the word "French" appears in neither the clue nor the answer
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Level ∞
Jan 5, 2021
Cairo will work now.
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2019
It’s château or châteaux, missing the accent..
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2022
This is an English language site geared towards users with an English keyboard. Not many are going to look for the character map to soothe French sensitivities.
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2019
I was thinking what coniferous tree is Canada well known for? I tried spruce, fir, pine, and finally gave up. Duh. Sometimes I am so dense.
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2019
since coffee originated in Ethiopia the answer Afghanistan is subjective as is the premise i tried China which must be one correct answer also UK would also be valid and correct as would half the asian countries in the world ,
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Level 83
Sep 23, 2019
That question is about which country is producing the most. Brazil is leading in coffee production and Afghanistan is leading in Opium production.
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Level 70
Sep 26, 2020
I had no idea what to type for Philadelphia so I tried Pennsylvania lol
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Level 86
Oct 18, 2021
You should specify New York City, not just New York to be clear you're looking for a city
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Level 78
Feb 18, 2022
Would anyone really think of the state first when they read New York? But even if we assume that it's about subnational divisions, the name of the governorate where the Great Sphinx is located is Giza.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2021
I couldn't get past Guam:Micronesia = Hawaii:USA and still think that is correct.
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Level 82
Feb 18, 2022
Why would that be correct? Guam is a US territory, not a state in Micronesia.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2022
15/20, cool how the percentage matches up exactly with the percentage of people it beats or equals. Missed Venice, Switzerland, chateau, Nile, Polynesia
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Level 58
Feb 18, 2022
Penn totally boned me. I just could not think of a brutal murdering conquistador who's directly and specifically associated with Philadelphia. Columbus didn't work.
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2022
Honestly, it's a missed opportunity that Australia has no airlines called "Airstralia."
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Level 74
Feb 7, 2024
Missed...so far. It's not too late. You should get on that before the post-global era of human history is upon us and we all go back to subsistence lifestyles.
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Level 77
May 14, 2023
Is there any reason to require "Falls" for Victoria Falls? Or go one further and not have Falls be blank? I assumed I'd got it wrong, Victoria feels like enough evidence to show you know it imo
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Level ∞
Jul 28, 2023
Victoria will work now.
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Level 47
Feb 9, 2024
Açores should be accepted for Azores