Geography General Knowledge #5

Can you answer these random geography questions?
Includes questions from both physical geography and human geography
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: August 23, 2020
First submittedMarch 24, 2013
Times taken62,497
Rating4.15
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Question
Answer
What is the nickname of Paris?
The City of Light
What is the most common religion in India?
Hinduism
What type of bridge was used to bring water to Roman cities?
Aqueduct
What name is given to the northeast part of China?
Manchuria
What is the oldest university in England?
Oxford
What is a three-letter word for a professor from that university?
Don
What French region's capital city is Ajaccio?
Corsica
What was the former name of Ho Chi Minh City?
Saigon
In what U.S. state does the Mississippi River begin?
Minnesota
What is the official residence of the Russian President?
The Kremlin
Every year, the Spanish town of Buñol has a food fight. What type of food is thrown?
Tomatoes
What major American city is located on Puget Sound?
Seattle
What is the northwesternmost region of the European part of France?
Brittany
What building is the headquarters of the U.S. military?
The Pentagon
What is the highest mountain in the Alps?
Mont Blanc
What major river flows through the Grand Canyon?
Colorado River
What is Hobart the capital of?
Tasmania
What is the smallest province in Canada?
Prince Edward Island
In what country would you find Mount Kilimanjaro?
Tanzania
What is the largest and most populous island of Japan?
Honshu
+5
Level 72
Jul 1, 2013
A minor quibble...This was billed as "Geography" General Knowledge, but some of the questions (aqueduct, don, Oxford) seem like a stretch in this specific quiz.
+4
Level 40
Jul 2, 2013
Yeah, I was thinking that too. Still, as you say... a minor quibble. Still a good quiz. Err... are quibbles those furry little breeding things from Star Trek? :)
+1
Level 69
Apr 22, 2019
No those are tribbles
+4
Level ∞
Aug 12, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_geography
+15
Level 25
Mar 5, 2014
I think the "City of Love" should be accepted for nickname of Paris.
+4
Level 49
Mar 6, 2014
Agreed
+4
Level 66
Aug 21, 2014
agreed 2
+2
Level 56
Jul 3, 2019
Agreed 3
+2
Level 31
Dec 24, 2014
I typed that too
+1
Level 59
Dec 22, 2015
That's exactly what I said in another quiz not too long ago. But I remembered the accepted answer from there.
+3
Level 70
Dec 22, 2015
In my younger days I found the girls of Paris gave sense to the name the "City of Love" ...... but the men left a lot to be desired.
+1
Level 50
May 30, 2018
yeah i think so too
+1
Level 36
Jul 1, 2018
yh
+3
Level 69
Sep 22, 2018
Never heard of that name for Paris, but Google seems to agree.
+2
Level 36
Sep 27, 2018
You are confusing two things:

Paris is the city of the lights and French is the language of the love.

+1
Level 56
Oct 19, 2020
@ElSharif @Quizmaster No, in Belgium at least, Paris is known as the city of love. Never even heard it being called the city of light and I've been there like 10 times. In movies and such I've always seen it called the city of love. Why do you think so many romantic movies are in Paris. Still guessed the answer but it doesn't make sense. Maybe it's only known as the city of light in the US. A lot of things on Jetpunk seem to be really centered around the US.
+1
Level 55
Jul 20, 2020
O thought City of Love is Verona.
+2
Level ∞
Aug 23, 2020
It's not going to be accepted. There is a clear right answer here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris

+5
Level 71
Jul 22, 2014
Only got Tasmania because I misspelled Tanzania. :/
+12
Level 55
Aug 30, 2015
That's one hell of a misspelling...
+2
Level 73
Dec 22, 2015
A bit Franco-centric...but since many quizzes are US-centric it's not necessarily a bad thing.
+4
Level 59
Dec 22, 2015
What are you talking about? There are only 4 questions about France here, same for the USA. I think the quiz was fine!
+2
Level 70
Dec 22, 2015
If you want some real 'General Knowledge' quizzes type 'Mal's' in the search bar and try some of those.
+3
Level 21
Dec 23, 2015
Paris should accept the city of LOVE
+3
Level 58
Dec 23, 2015
OK. I am offishally REEL stoopid.
+2
Level 78
Aug 11, 2017
Welcome to the club. *high-five*
+2
Level 65
Sep 23, 2018
Hey, at least you made it to the rank of professor at Oxford university.
+1
Level 47
Dec 20, 2016
Got them all right!
+2
Level 43
Mar 14, 2017
I thought it was the city of lights
+3
Level 57
Jun 15, 2017
Okay I can agree with putting a question about Oxford on Geography General Knowledge but a term for a professor from there? How is that general knowledge whatsoever?
+1
Level 77
Jan 7, 2018
Pretty much everything could be classed as general knowledge. Though tbh I go to Oxford and we more often call them "professors", "fellows" or "tutors" than we do "dons".
+2
Level 69
Dec 5, 2017
Surprised the average score is so low. There are a few tricky questions, but normally people on here are smart/geeky enough to know them.

Face palmed on not getting the Kremlin.

+1
Level 36
Jul 1, 2018
can u except britanny for brittany
+1
Level 58
Aug 29, 2018
Count inner Manchuria or Heilongjiang because I was stuck putting those 2 in
+1
Level 37
Sep 10, 2018
The clue for Corsica is a bit misleading. Yes, it is a region of France, but it is also an island; could be a bit more specific.
+3
Level 59
Sep 22, 2018
Prince Edward Island is also an island and I don't see anyone saying that is misleading. What are you talking about? If the question said "which country's capital is Havana?" I don't think you would be saying it was misleading because Cuba is an island.
+1
Level 37
Aug 14, 2019
^ Exactly! Cuba is an island, France isn't. There are many regions on mainland France, so the Corsica question could be misleading if one doesn't make the connection to Napoleon. (By the way, I got the correct answer, so this is not me whining because I didn't get it).
+1
Level 56
Oct 19, 2020
But Corsica is still a region of France so why is it misleading?
+1
Level 56
Sep 22, 2018
I spent about 5 minutes trying to spell aquaduct correctly and failed, fml.
+3
Level 48
Sep 26, 2018
Dongbei should be accepted for Manchuria
+1
Level 28
Jan 4, 2019
For some reason kept thinking it was St. Edward Island instead of Prince Edward Island smh.
+1
Level 43
Feb 18, 2019
2:56
+1
Level 62
Sep 6, 2020
'Nothwesternmost' is not a very accurate description of Brittany, 'westernmost' would be clearer
+1
Level 46
Oct 24, 2020
"What type of bridge was used to bring water to Roman cities?"

Misleading question, the vast majority of Roman aqueducts were underground, not those large bridge-like structures. Those were only for crossing valleys.