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Geography General Knowledge #5

Answer these random geography questions.
Last updated: September 07, 2018
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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 westernmost region of France? (not counting overseas territories)
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 main island of Japan?
Honshu
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level 69
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.
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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? :)
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_geography
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level 25
Mar 5, 2014
I think the "City of Love" should be accepted for nickname of Paris.
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level 37
Mar 6, 2014
Agreed
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level 63
Aug 21, 2014
agreed 2
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level 33
Dec 24, 2014
I typed that too
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level 60
Dec 22, 2015
That's exactly what I said in another quiz not too long ago. But I remembered the accepted answer from there.
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level 66
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.
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level 44
May 30, 2018
yeah i think so too
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level 32
Jul 1, 2018
yh
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level 65
Sep 22, 2018
Never heard of that name for Paris, but Google seems to agree.
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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.
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level 66
May 24, 2014
Honshu houses all the main cities of Japan; Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka. It is the biggest island, the majority of Japan's economy is based there - car manufacturing, electronics, rice farming - and a huge portion of Japan's population is based there. I think the Quizmaster has every right to label Honshu as Japan's main island, because unlike US states, where there is a more or less evening spread over 50 regions, Japan is only made up of 4 main islands, and Honshu is the most significant.
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level 69
Jul 22, 2014
Only got Tasmania because I misspelled Tanzania. :/
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level 55
Aug 30, 2015
That's one hell of a misspelling...
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level 65
Dec 22, 2015
A bit Franco-centric...but since many quizzes are US-centric it's not necessarily a bad thing.
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level 60
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!
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level 66
Dec 22, 2015
If you want some real 'General Knowledge' quizzes type 'Mal's' in the search bar and try some of those.
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level 21
Dec 23, 2015
Paris should accept the city of LOVE
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level 56
Dec 23, 2015
OK. I am offishally REEL stoopid.
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level 70
Aug 11, 2017
Welcome to the club. *high-five*
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level 61
Sep 23, 2018
Hey, at least you made it to the rank of professor at Oxford university.
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level 49
Dec 20, 2016
Got them all right!
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level 39
Mar 14, 2017
I thought it was the city of lights
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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?
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level 75
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".
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level 67
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.
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level 32
Jul 1, 2018
can u except britanny for brittany
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level 47
Aug 29, 2018
Count inner Manchuria or Heilongjiang because I was stuck putting those 2 in
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level 39
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.
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level 54
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.
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level 48
Sep 22, 2018
I spent about 5 minutes trying to spell aquaduct correctly and failed, fml.
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level 77
Sep 22, 2018
French Guiana is the westernmost region of France, not counting overseas territories. French Guiana is a department of France and a region, it is not a territory.
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level 31
Sep 24, 2018
French Guiana is a region and a department but it's an overseas region too (but not an island ^^).
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level 77
Sep 25, 2018
The caveat only says not including overseas territories (of which there are many). It doesn't say anything about overseas departments.
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level 62
Oct 13, 2018
That can be solved by simply stating "what's the most westernmost region of Metropolitan France"
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level 35
Sep 26, 2018
Dongbei should be accepted for Manchuria
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