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Geography by Letter - F

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter F.
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 5, 2018
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Japan's tallest mountain
Fuji
America's “Sunshine State”
Florida
Capital of Tuscany
Florence
Financial capital of Germany
Frankfurt
Pacific island nation
Fiji
Former Chinese imperial palace
Forbidden City
Currency of Switzerland
Franc
Narrow, deep inlet. Many can be
found on the coast of Norway
Fjord
Dallas neighbor
Fort Worth
San Andreas, for example
Fault
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Answer
Central Alaskan city
Fairbanks
Helsinki is its capital
Finland
Islands fought over by Argentina and the UK
Falklands
Northern Arizona city on Route 66
Flagstaff
Moroccan city or a cylindrical red hat
Fez
Canadian bay with the world's highest tides
Fundy
Dutch-speaking region of Belgium
Flanders
Danish island chain
between Britain and Iceland
Faroe
Person from the Philippines
Filipino
Capital of Sierra Leone
Freetown
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level 68
Aug 7, 2013
Missed Fairbanks and Flagstaff - not very well-known in terms of world geography.
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level 68
Jan 11, 2016
Yeah, they don't belong in a test like this. The population of Fairbanks is 32,000, and Flagstaff is 63,000. It is ridiculous to include inconsequential towns in a test of world geography. There are hundreds of cities starting with F with more population or historical significance.
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level 58
Jan 16, 2016
Well, population-wise, no, but Flagstaff and Fairbanks are both somewhat well-known, at least in the American community; and if you are not, then there's some more knowledge for you. As for Fort Worth, people should know it as the other side to the famous metroplex that is Dallas-Fort Worth
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level 46
Jan 16, 2016
At the same time, I don't do quizzes here to confirm my perfect knowledge of things. Knowing 90% of the answers is very satisfactory and it has the benefit of adding 10% to your knowledge when checking the answers you didn't know. I'd like to promote obscurity in quizzes for this very reason.
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level 65
Jan 16, 2016
I'm okay with Fairbanks because Alaska has so few notable cities, easy to remember. I'm okay with Fort Worth because Dallas airport is Dallas-Fort Worth, also easy to remember. I have heard of Flagstaff, but the question is a bit too random for an otherwise easy quiz.
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level 24
Jan 28, 2016
Flagstaff, Arizona is in the song Route 66. Which I performed with my choir once. Which is why I missed this question. Which is why I must hang my head in shame.
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level 62
Mar 23, 2016
gd, you can't try harder to know something you don't know. That doesn't make any sense. Megapossum, I'm also Australian and have never heard of those places. I guess you've heard of them from a film or something, but I have no idea what. I agree with the general sentiment that including niche American knowledge with no importance to the wider world in a world general knowledge quiz is silly. It comes across as Americans either not caring about catering to a wider audience or simply not realising that America is not the centre of the world.
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level 55
Apr 22, 2016
As someone who lives in Fairbanks, I object to you calling my city inconsequential. It is the second largest city in Alaska, smack dab in the middle of the state. It is a major tourist location for people all around the world. Frankly, I wouldn't care if that weren't the case even if I didn't know the answer. I like learning new things.
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level 48
Dec 27, 2016
Nothing at all wrong with Fairbanks or Fort Worth. They're very well known , I've seen much more American-centric quizzes. Not saying it's American-centric though. As for Flagstaff, it is quite obscure, but like erikjanssen and gd said, what's the point where in every quiz you do, all the answers are either known or within an easy range of knowledge. And McLerristarr, gd wasn't telling you to try harder. He/she was saying that learning something new is part of doing these quizzes. You learn something new every day, on Jetpunk and in normal life. You use that to help you with lots of things. I want to know more about America, I'm British. I didn't know Flagstaff before, but now I do, so stop moaning about some obscure place you haven't heard of, give the Quizmaster a break and if you want to go and make some Australia-centric quizzes so your country can be moaned about. Now I know Flagstaff.
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level 61
May 22, 2017
I once took a quiz, one worth points, where it asked for something along the lines of, like, the third biggest city in Croatia. You know, a country with less than 10% of the population of the United States, and one that's only like the third most historically important country of former Yugoslavia, and even less so if you include the entire Balkan peninsula. When you start complaining about something like that, please, please get back to me about these obscure American cities.
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level 59
May 30, 2018
I agree, that Fort Worth is "well"-known, but Fairbanks (kinda) and Flagstaff? What about Cities like Faisalabad, Fortaleza, Fukuoka or Fuzhou to name a few.
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level 51
Jan 22, 2019
Oh well, I knew Fort Worth and Flagstaff, never heard of Fukuoka, Fuzhou and Faisalabad. It really depends on the person, I am from Europe, I happen to know Flagstaff. I didn't know Fairbanks, now I do.
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
I'd be the first to agree that the point of these tests is learning things you didn't know. The problem is that I'd like that those things that I learn is interesting or significant trivia. I'd probably would have also failed Faisalbad or Fortaleza, but I would have learned about cities with millions of inhabitants.
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level 55
Apr 25, 2014
Fezzes are cool!
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level 50
Jul 29, 2014
As are bow ties.
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level 41
Jan 20, 2016
Stetsons are cool now, too
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level 67
May 22, 2017
So is a Dyson Fan
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level 57
Dec 15, 2014
Listening to ''In Flanders Fields'' while taking the quiz helped with the 2nd question...
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level 31
Dec 23, 2014
These quizzes are too heavy on obscure American cities, but great anyway
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level 75
Dec 10, 2015
Freetown is the only one I missed. It works both ways.
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level 68
Jan 11, 2016
The difference is that Freetown is a capital of a sovereign nation, with a population of 951,000. Fairbanks is a remote unimportant town with 32,000 souls. A learned person from, let's say Japan, should know about the African city, but couldn't be expected to bother about the US one.
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level 75
Jun 13, 2016
So you're saying you don't want any answers that are trivial on this site? Or are you saying there should there be rules in place which limit any world quiz to no more than one question about the USA? I didn't say Freetown is unimportant, but it's not often in our news and it was over 50 years ago that I learned world capitals in school, which makes it a bit obscure for me. I just took the quiz again and scored 100% which is why I take these quizzes - to learn new things, or to jog my memory for facts that I've long forgotten. (Or which have changed over the years.)
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level 76
Apr 17, 2018
Fairbanks' Wikipedia page is twice as big as Freetown's.
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level 61
Jan 16, 2016
Fairbanks is the 2nd largest city in Alaska. It's population is more then a fair number of national capitals.
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level 53
Jan 21, 2016
The 2nd largest city... in Alaska. 18 countries' capitals are smaller than Fairbanks, out of a total of 196 Jetpunk recognised countries, so less than 10%.
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level 55
Mar 18, 2019
than* :)
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level 55
Apr 29, 2015
Love that my Fair city is on this quiz. *plays on words*
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level 58
Jan 16, 2016
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level 64
Nov 19, 2018
A lovely city and one in which I once resided briefly as well.
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level 83
Sep 21, 2015
Isn't the Federated States of Micronesia also a Pacific island nation?
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level 47
Dec 26, 2015
It is -- but it's referred to, and alphabetized, almost exclusively as Micronesia.
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level 39
Dec 26, 2015
You should accept mount fuji for the first question too
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level 72
Jan 10, 2016
why do more work than you have to? the title of the quiz gives the hint of first letter f...so why put something that begins with m?
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level 59
Jan 16, 2016
Hint: "San Andreas, for example" Me: "Fictional state"
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level 55
Mar 18, 2019
Tee-hee :)
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level 72
Jan 16, 2016
Also accept fiord?
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level 64
Jan 16, 2016
Got 100%! Stuck on Flagstaff until I remembered the lyrics to "Route 66"! Great quiz!
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level 58
Jan 16, 2016
uuggh? only 35% of a largely american set of participants knew flagstaff??
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level 53
Jan 21, 2016
I'm not so sure they're largely American, at least not these days anymore
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level 58
Jan 16, 2016
Every time there's a question about Canada I seem to miss it. It's incredible how much we know about countries across the globe and yet know nothing about our neighbor.
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level 37
Jan 16, 2016
Too easy. Finished in one minute. Forgot Flagstaff until I remembered the astronomical observatory located there.
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level 65
Jan 16, 2016
I've already heard about Flagstaff, but it was in the movie Flash McQueen. Had no idea it is a real city...
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level 40
Jan 16, 2016
Faroe came up somewhere and it was killing me that I couldn't think of the name
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level 61
Jan 5, 2017
Only failed on Flagstaff and Fundy. And forgot Faroe.
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level 39
Jun 1, 2017
Hate to be that person but this quiz is too US-centric. 5/20 questions are about locations in the USA and some of them are pretty obscure (Fairbanks, Flagstaff). I realize that this website is American but I still feel a geographical quiz should teach us about the whole world and not focus so much on a single country.
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level 56
Jun 6, 2017
Finally! My first 20/20 in this series.
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level 55
Jun 13, 2017
Could only think of Grand Theft Auto when it said San Andreas.
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level 78
Jun 13, 2017
Not to be pedantic but Farmers Branch should be an acceptable answer to the Dallas question. It directly borders Dallas. To get to Fort Worth you have to at a minimum go through two other cities to get there without taking some asinine route. I'm not saying Fort Worth is a bad answer just that there is another answer that is more correct and should be acceptable.
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level 76
May 30, 2018
But you see "Dallas - Ft Worth" referenced all the time. The same way you you see "Minneapolis - St Paul," or "Seattle - Tacoma," or "Washington/Baltimore"... you never see "Dallas - Farmers Branch"
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level 38
Jul 11, 2017
Thank you for this quiz, Quiz Master. Unlike some here, I truly enjoy expanding my field of knowledge.
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level 33
Aug 5, 2017
19- didn't know Flagstaff... People, it's an American site, so live with it. I'm in the UK, I know this, and I'm fine with it. I see a quiz about NFL or NASCAR, and just scroll on to the next one. If you're outside the U.S and think this site is too American, write a quiz from your country and put it up.. Second, I write "pub quizzes" & try to set them so people USUALLY get 7 or 8 out of a round of 10. Sometimes they'll have a ball and get 9 or occasionally 10, and the odd time it all goes to rats and get 3 or 4. In setting them, I have to stick in a few real easy ones, and the odd bad-boy. I dont want to make it TOO easy, but i dont want people thinking they're an idiot. Point I'm trying to put is, I can't see why people complain about not getting 100% every time. The quiz is there, its a little challenge to waste a few minutes, and the quiz-setter doesnt WANT you to get 100%. be happy with 85-90-95% and learn summat from the 2 or 3 you didn't know.
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level 40
Feb 6, 2018
missed fez. Never heard of it.
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level 58
May 18, 2018
Missed Florida, Fort Worth (never heard of), Fault, Faibanks (never heard of), Flagstaff (never heard) and Fundy. North America just doesnt fit in my head. Hard to earn levels this way
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level 76
May 30, 2018
Aced this quiz but I might have only gotten Flagstaff because I drove through it before on my way back to Virginia from California. Not that that means it's too difficult or that it should be taken off.
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level 55
Mar 31, 2019
Kal, is there anyway I could get notified when someone replies to one of my comments on a quiz/blog? (or even if someones like my comment)
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level 76
Mar 31, 2019
No. QM has specifically left this feature out. He didn't want comments sections to turn out like dedicated troll slugarmy has made many of them, with constant bickering back and forth. As I understand it, slugarmy gets around this by having multiple users with his log-in constantly reloading all of the pages that he/they are monitoring, so that when anyone leaves a new comment he can immediately troll them. But there's no way to get notifications you have to actually navigate back to each page and look.
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level 76
Mar 31, 2019
Sometimes I will go back and look at quizzes I've taken and commented on recently if I thought there was something interesting going on in the comments section. Other times, I'll end up replying back to someone the next time I take the same quiz and the comments I leave might be months or in some cases years apart. So... while it might look like I'm getting notifications really I'm just coming to this site a lot. I've been here virtually every day since 2012. Front page quizzes get repeated every so often, and I also return to quizzes on subjects that I like or am interested in to see if my performance has improved.
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level 55
Apr 1, 2019
Are you referring to https://www.jetpunk.com/users/slugarmy as a dedicated troll? I've never seen any of his comments before
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level 55
Apr 1, 2019
Just found this https://www.reddit.com/r/JetPunk/comments/95gwrq/slugarmy_is_a_selfadmitted_group_of_trolls_ban_him/
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level 75
Mar 31, 2019
Flagstaff is a lovely place - stopped there several times on our way to visit our daughter when she lived in Phoenix. It may not be a large city, but it has been visited by lots of tourists on their way to the Grand Canyon and other sites in the area, such as the Arizona Snowbowl, Lowell Observatory, Sunset Crater volcano, and pueblo and cliff dweller ruins. One of the most unusual things I ever saw was the blowhole at the Wupatki ruins where air either blows in or out from a hole in the ground.
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level 77
Mar 31, 2019
3 years ago, got 17. This time, got them all. Thanks, Jetpunk!
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level 37
Mar 31, 2019
What about the Federated States of Micronesia for "a Pacific island country"?
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level 62
May 12, 2019
Stupid, sexy Flanders
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