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Geography by Letter - K

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter K.
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
Last updatedFebruary 8, 2019
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Highest mountain in Africa
Kilimanjaro
Capital of Ukraine
Kiev
Famously flat U.S. state
Kansas
One of Australia's national animals
Kangaroo
Person from New Zealand
Kiwi
Capital of Nepal
Kathmandu
Capital of Afghanistan
Kabul
World's 2nd tallest mountain
K2
Language of Cambodia
Khmer
Indonesian volcano that erupted
spectacularly in 1883
Krakatoa
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Southern African desert
Kalahari
Modern name for Calcutta
Kolkata
Ethnic group in Turkey and Iraq
Kurds
National dish of Korea
Kimchi
Florida city where Hemingway lived
Key West
Title for the German Emperor in WWI
Kaiser
Food that is okay for Jews to eat
Kosher
Site of the Petronas Towers
Kuala Lumpur
Country on the Persian Gulf
Kuwait
Mountain pass that connects
Pakistan and Afghanistan
Khyber Pass
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level 25
May 29, 2013
How about Koala for an australian animal. Need to be more specific as to which one you were looking for.
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level ∞
May 29, 2013
The Koala lives in Australia, sure, but it is not a national animal. Those would be the Kangaroo and Emu.
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level 43
May 8, 2014
SO maybe the question could be rephrased to "one of the animals on Australia's coat of arms"?
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level 54
Mar 27, 2016
According to biologist Stephen Jackson: "If you were to take a straw poll of the animal most closely associated with Australia, it's a fair bet that the koala would come out marginally in front of the kangaroo". Also kind of depends on how you would define nation (there is the legal definition and the cultural definition, I guess), and the fact that the Australian official national animal is specifically the red kangaroo, and not any other type.
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level 77
Mar 29, 2016
Koalas might edge out emus, but there's no way they would beat kangaroos.
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2019
Furthermore, koalas are terrible. I'm not going to link to it because of curse words, but you can google it.
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level 59
Mar 10, 2018
As an Australian the two national animals are the Kangaroo and the Emu
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level 44
Aug 13, 2013
can you please accept krakatau for krakatoa
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level 51
Nov 7, 2013
Although I got it right, this is one of the few times when I agree that another spelling/pronunciation should be acceptable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa
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level 61
Sep 13, 2019
Yep I wrote krakatau aswell it is the english name, besides the spelling you have here (and the local name which usually is accepted on this site). When it wasnt accepted I thought I must have confused the name with something else, so I was surprised when I saw the answer.
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level 61
Sep 13, 2019
"The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program cites the Indonesian name, Krakatau, as the correct name, but says that Krakatoa is often employed."
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level 33
Oct 16, 2013
I feel stupid for missing Khmer and Key West.
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level 58
Dec 15, 2014
I wrote Kmer...
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level 55
Apr 29, 2015
I feel silly for missing Key West. I even typed in "Keys" and gave up on it. *facepalm*
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level 68
Oct 16, 2013
Good quiz - couldn't remember how to spell khmer or kolkata.
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level 64
May 21, 2016
Ditto
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level 61
Oct 16, 2013
Nice quiz, but K Geography and no Kashmir ?
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level 58
Jun 9, 2019
When I was a little girl in Panama, a rich American came to our town and he was wearing the softest most beautiful sweater. I said to him, "what do you call this most beautiful fabric?", and he said "they call it cashmere". I repeated the words "cashmere, cashmere". I asked if I could have it, and he said "No".
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level 41
Jun 9, 2019
That’s a nice story
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level 73
Oct 16, 2013
missed kaiser because i couldn't spell it
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level 23
Dec 16, 2013
LOL I thought Kookaburra for Australia, and I cant believe that many people failed at getting Khyber Pass. Not way too hard, but Kosher stumped me but got it later. 100%.. Please try my quizzes out.
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level 28
Jan 18, 2014
easy quiz... i got stuck on kimchi but eventually remembered the nat dish of korea so i got 100 :)
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level 71
Mar 17, 2014
*facepalm* Got stuck for nearly 2 minutes trying to figure out how English people had decided to spell "kangaroo"... kept trying "kangooroo", "kangoroo", and then retyping "koala" in case the test had decided to accept it any better than 15 seconds before :). Very fun quiz anyway, I love the "georgraphy by letter" concept.
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level 43
May 8, 2014
"Kaiser" is not "Title for the German emperor in WWI", "Kaiser" is simply the German word for "emperor". Even if you consider it a default English term for the pre-1918 German head of state, you should not connect it exclusively with the war. The second German Empire was founded in 1871.
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level 77
Mar 26, 2016
Just because something was used during a war doesn't mean that identifying it's use during that period means you are implying it was exclusive to that period.
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level 54
Mar 27, 2016
It sort of does, "the exception proves the rule"; specifying "in WWI" implies outside of it, it was not, the same way "lights out after 9" implies you don't have to have them off before 9. This is nitpicky, most people should get it, but I can see how for a minority of people (who really would and should be getting it with their level of knowledge) it would be strange.
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level 77
Mar 29, 2016
No, it doesn't. Barbed wire was a popular fortification used in WW1. That doesn't mean it has never been used at any other time or for any other reason. Football was the most popular global sport in 2001. That doesn't mean it wasn't also popular in other years.
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level 76
May 22, 2014
Couldn't remember language of Cambodia - even tried Kambodian in desperation - then remembered it was Khmer, but couldn't spell it so missed it anyway. I tried Khamer and Kahmur. Oh, well.
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level 26
Dec 5, 2014
i think that you should allow kalihari for kalahari, its not much of a difference. Just to help some people out including me.
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level 49
Dec 15, 2015
What,s with all the people moaning about accepting misspelled words.If it aint right it aint right.Get it right and crack on.
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level 47
Mar 26, 2016
There are also ethnic kurds in Syria and Iran.
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level 54
Mar 29, 2016
How do 89% of people get Kiwi? I got it because I tried Kiwi for the national animal of Australia, but certainly 89% of JetPunk-ers didn't make the same mistake, right?
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level 61
Sep 20, 2016
Kiwis are exclusive to New Zealand. I'm sure 89% of JetPunkers did not make the same mistake but actually knew this.
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level 62
Jun 9, 2019
Have you never met a kiwi before?
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level 69
Apr 6, 2016
Anyone try kats for Korean dish
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level 52
Oct 12, 2018
that was a bit kruel
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level 66
Sep 3, 2017
Can you please add alternative spelling Krakatau for Krakatoa?
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level 29
Jan 26, 2019
Please just accept kuala
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level 56
Mar 19, 2019
1. Koala is not a national animal of Australia. 2. It's spelt 'koala'.
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level 69
Jun 9, 2019
I believe he meant Kuala Lumpur.
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level 62
Jun 9, 2019
LOL
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level 56
Mar 19, 2019
First Geography by Letter quiz that I got full marks in the first time!
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level 55
Jun 9, 2019
Khyber Pass connects Peshawar to Landi Kotal, not Pakistan to Afghanistan. Though, looking generally on a worldwide scale, the latter seems more appropriate.
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level 62
Jun 9, 2019
I know Khyber Pass because there is a motorway exit in central Auckland called Khyber Pass.