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Geography General Knowledge #4

Answer these random geography questions.
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Last updated: January 11, 2018
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What was the biggest land empire of all time?
Mongol Empire
What mountain was, according to legend, the home of the Greek gods?
Mount Olympus
What country has the largest Muslim population?
Indonesia
What is the Southern Hemisphere's equivalent to the Tropic of Cancer?
Tropic of Capricorn
What volcano in Washington state erupted in 1980, killing 57 people?
Mount St. Helens
What is the capital of Pakistan?
Islamabad
What city was once known as Tenochtitlan?
Mexico City
In what country would you find a Gurkha soldier?
Nepal
What U.S. state was an independent country between 1836 and 1846?
Texas
What is Australia's largest island?
Tasmania
What is the nickname of Rome?
The Eternal City
What is the largest city in the Midlands region of England?
Birmingham
The Adirondack and Blue Ridge ranges are part of what larger mountain range?
Appalachian
In what language are Kardashian and Sarkisian common surnames?
Armenian
What Egyptian city was once home to the world's greatest library?
Alexandria
What Roman wall lies near the boundary of Scotland and England?
Hadrian's Wall
In what mountain range is the Matterhorn located?
The Alps
What is Hinduism's most sacred river?
Ganges
Lemurs are native to what island?
Madagascar
What city's name can be spelled by re-arranging the letters in Tokyo?
Kyoto
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level 43
May 6, 2013
Only 75% knew lemurs are native to Madagascar? For shame!
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level 25
Jun 18, 2013
There is the possibility that some people didn't even get to that question if they are a slow reader or got stuck on an earlier question.
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level 16
Jun 20, 2013
Its hard to spell Appalachins.
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level 77
Mar 27, 2014
This
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level 55
Oct 12, 2016
I tried about 7 or 8 different spellings before giving up. It's frusraing to know the answer and just not be able to spell it...
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level 57
Mar 12, 2019
@ForgottenOne frustrating*
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level 44
Aug 17, 2013
71 now
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level 58
Dec 2, 2015
80 now
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level 27
Nov 6, 2018
74 now
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level 55
May 9, 2014
I guess they haven't seen the movie.
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level 60
Nov 30, 2015
Home of King Julian !!!
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level 51
Jun 17, 2013
You should accept "Ganga" for Ganges.
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level 77
Jun 17, 2013
Blanked on Mt. St Helens. Got everything else.
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level 55
Apr 23, 2014
You obviously didn't grow up in Puget Sound. I've heard so much about that damn thing that if I never hear about it again it will be too soon.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2015
I grew up about 4000 miles away. I had heard of it, just couldn't think of the answer last time. I got it this time, though.
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level 53
Sep 2, 2018
I grew up 1782 miles from there.
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level 44
Jan 6, 2019
I live 4,500 miles away but we did that eruption to death in Geography at school.
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level 40
Jun 17, 2013
Only 33% know that Rome is the eternal city? Seriously? Get yourselves a passport people. :)
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level 76
Nov 30, 2015
What does one have to do with the other? I've never had a passport yet I knew the answer. Reading broadens one's horizons, too.
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level 37
Dec 6, 2015
Everyone who can afford to be on the internet can afford to buy a budget ticket and a night in a hostel.
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level 63
Mar 22, 2016
Going to a city doesn't mean you know a nickname for it.
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level 62
Sep 3, 2016
Not that cheap to buy a ticket to Rome from New Zealand.
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level 67
Sep 1, 2018
forgin -
  • Many people use the internet at the library because they can't afford it themselves.
  • No one's going to spend only a single night in Rome, because why even bother if you're just going to fly there, sleep, and fly back?
  • Not everyone can afford to take a few days off work.
  • No, seriously, they literally can't.
  • Even if they could find the time and afford the loss of income, many people would rather spend that money on food, or rent, or heat.
  • Not everyone has a relative they can leave their kids with, and certainly can't afford multiple tickets.
In short, travel—much less international travel—is a luxury not everyone can afford, even if they do occasionally have access to the internet.
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level 49
Sep 1, 2018
Your library card is your passport.
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level 44
Jun 17, 2013
Wrote 'Helens' but it was St Helens. D'oh!
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level 44
Jun 19, 2013
I kept trying variations without the 's' at the end - st helen, mt st helen, mount st helen...
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Exactly, it's ridiculous to require to the .
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level ∞
Nov 30, 2015
Punctuation is never required on JetPunk
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level 56
Nov 30, 2015
i tried st helena
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level 34
Nov 30, 2015
Helen and its variations should be accepted
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level 24
Nov 30, 2015
Last I checked it was called "Mt. St. Helens,' Not St. Helen or any other variation of the name.
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level 53
Jun 17, 2013
There are Gurkha soldiers in India as well.
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level 72
Oct 15, 2013
I'd be surprised if there weren't more Gurkhas in the UK and/or India than there are in Nepal. There are still a couple of Gurkha battalions in Nepal, but they mostly farm themselves out as mercenaries in India and the UK (though, like the French Foreign Legion, they have an exemption from the Geneva Convention dealing with mercenaries, so technically they are guns for hire who are not called 'mercenaries').
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level 74
Nov 30, 2016
Swiss guard are mercenaries as well
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level 58
May 8, 2017
Additionally, the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles is based in Brunei.
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level 16
Jun 18, 2013
If only I could spell Appalachian... well now I can
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level 13
Dec 12, 2013
Why is History Mixed with this?
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
You obviously don't know the definition of Geography.
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level 31
Dec 21, 2014
Fun fact : heracles4 commented on this EXACTLY one year after the original comment ;-)
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level 57
Mar 11, 2017
lol
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level 45
Apr 25, 2015
Slow typist :(
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level 33
Nov 9, 2015
Had a massive brain fart, but recovered just in time finish with 1 second left on the clock. Kind of felt like MacGuyver....
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level 59
Nov 30, 2015
The suffixes for Armenian, Russian, Central Asian and so on people's family names were common knowledge in the Soviet Union. That has finally come in handy!
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level 64
Nov 30, 2015
"What volcano in WashinGton..." :)
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level 55
Feb 4, 2016
Can you accept Mongol and Mongolian for the first question?
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level 37
Mar 11, 2016
So the Armenians are to blame for the Kardashians
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level 39
Aug 7, 2016
I can't believe I got the Armenian one. That was seriously just a guess!
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level 43
Oct 12, 2016
Please accept Armenia
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level 67
Jan 8, 2017
The British Empire at its height was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-quarter of the world's population at the time, and covered more than 33,700,000 km2, almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area.
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level 57
Mar 11, 2017
I entered Mt. Saint Helena, not Helens!
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level 68
Aug 21, 2017
"Note that even though they all resulted from the Grenville orogeny, neither the Adirondacks (now uplifted by a hot spot) nor the Catskills or Poconos (a dissected plateau formed from delta deposits) are part of the Appalachian Mountain chain (faulted and folded by continental collisions)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adirondack_Mountains
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level 33
Oct 4, 2017
I entered "Mount Helens" and it did not accept it. Shame...
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level 36
Nov 19, 2017
I think you should re-phrase the question to read 'what country do Ghurkha soldiers originate from' rather than where you find them as Ghurkhas can be found all over the globe...
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level 33
Jan 19, 2018
British Empire was far bigger, land area after WW1 was around 35 million sq km, Mongol Empire had around 24 million sq km
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level 43
Jan 23, 2018
i said armenia instead of armenian
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level 47
Mar 15, 2018
Blue Ridge Mountain, Shanendoah River, life was old there, older than the trees
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level 60
May 19, 2018
younger than the mountains.
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level 62
Sep 1, 2018
blowing like a breeze.
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level 76
Sep 9, 2018
Country road, take me home
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level 52
Sep 1, 2018
I misread the question about Kardashian/Sarkisian, and thought it said "From what country..." so I typed in Armenia about a dozen times, and wondered why it didn't work. Don't you think that "Armenia" should be an acceptable answer, given that the word Mexico works perfectly for Mexico City?
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level 77
Sep 1, 2018
Mexico is the name of the city. Armenia is not the name of the language.
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level 46
Sep 2, 2018
The Gurkas are a UK military regiment, you'd probably find more Gurkas in the UK than Nepal!
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level 53
Sep 2, 2018
Too Afro-Eurasia-centric.
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level 30
Sep 3, 2018
I put Armenia as a guess, but it's Armeni-AN :(((((((
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level 49
Sep 8, 2018
Thought Australia itself would be bigger than Tasmania!
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level 28
May 13, 2019
cant believe i missed home of the greek gods
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level 38
Jul 9, 2019
Didn't read Percy Jackson I guess