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Geography General Knowledge #7

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Last updated: September 13, 2018
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What is the world's most populous country?
China
What is the highest mountain range in South America?
Andes
What family name is shared by approximately 40% of Vietnamese people?
Nguyen
What strait separates Alaska and Russia?
Bering Strait
What country has a town named Marathon, after which the race was named?
Greece
What is the world's biggest freshwater lake by surface area?
Lake Superior
What A word means "island chain"?
Archipelago
What is the only country where komodo dragons live in the wild?
Indonesia
What building is famously located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?
The White House
What country shares its name with a U.S. state?
Georgia
What strait, starting with the letter B, divides Europe from Asia at Istanbul?
Bosphorus
In what city would you find the Kowloon peninsula?
Hong Kong
What English town is famous for its white cliffs?
Dover
What uninhabited island, starting with the letter P, was settled by HMS Bounty mutineers?
Pitcairn Island
What is the second largest desert in Africa?
Kalahari Desert
What is the biggest island in the Indian Ocean?
Madagascar
What type of bird is depicted on a Canadian $1 coin?
Common Loon
What building was Galileo said to have dropped a cannonball from?
Leaning Tower of Pisa
In what country is Vegemite popular?
Australia
What is the German word for Germany?
Deutschland
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level 39
Jul 29, 2013
Can't spell Archipelago.... grr.
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level 58
Nov 2, 2018
To the JetPunk gulag you go.
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level 55
Jul 30, 2013
Dover is definitely not a city
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level ∞
Aug 13, 2015
Changed it to town.
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level 36
Dec 3, 2013
can hellespont be accepted
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level 75
Mar 2, 2014
I don't think so, since Istanbul is specified...
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level 65
Feb 2, 2016
Yeah, the Hellespont is the Dardanelles, not the Bosporus.
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level 17
Apr 27, 2014
I try leaning tower of piza with an z and wouldn't accept it. American replace the s with a z all the time
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level 75
May 16, 2014
But that doesn't make it right. It's not "Naplez" or "Zicily"
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level 52
Feb 2, 2016
Inaccurate to say that Americans replace it "all the time." Perhaps that's just you?
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level 74
Feb 3, 2016
Are you confusing it with pizza? I've never seen it as Piza in the US.
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level 24
Feb 3, 2016
Indeed.
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level 69
Nov 1, 2018
any tower of pizza would be leaning for sure
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level 58
Nov 2, 2018
Outside Boston on Route One with all the other giant cactus signs, fiberglass dinosaurs, Old Ironsides shaped restaurant, you will find a 40-foot tall Leaning Tower of Pizza.
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level 79
May 26, 2014
Had to look up the English spelling of that strait, knew it only in my language.
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level 70
Jun 30, 2014
Vegemite is also popular in New Zealand.
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level 58
Jan 26, 2017
Not as popular as Marmite.
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level 26
Mar 17, 2015
I couldnt spell pitcairan. I still dont think this is correct.
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level 69
Feb 3, 2016
You've got an extra syllable in there.
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level 74
Nov 1, 2018
Are you familiar with the word cairn which is a pile of stones or a kind of terrier? It's spelled the same way with pit added at the beginning. At least that's how I remember it.
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level 38
Jan 18, 2016
Easy peasy. Two minutes left.
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level 66
Feb 2, 2016
I thought Lake Baikal in Russia was the biggest freshwater lake?
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level 61
Feb 2, 2016
yes, by volume
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level 44
Dec 29, 2017
Boston Marathon is named after a city in the USA...
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level 30
Jan 23, 2018
Please accept Moher for "English city famous for white cliffs." It is famous.
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level 63
Jul 26, 2018
But Moher is neither a city nor is it in England.
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level 49
Jul 27, 2018
Also, those cliffs aren't white.
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level 47
Feb 20, 2018
Is it reasonable to accept just 'Pisa' as a shortened version?
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level 74
Nov 1, 2018
Leaning tower was accepted for me.
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level 25
Nov 12, 2018
But Pisa Tower was not.
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level 37
Jul 26, 2018
Pitcairn Island isn't "Uninhabited". Around 50 residents live there, in Adamstown.
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level 65
Aug 29, 2018
Yes, but it was uninhabited when the Bounty mutineers settled there.
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level 44
Nov 4, 2018
So the problem is entirely dependant on syntax and grammar. What uninhabited island is how the question starts, so the answer has to be an uninhabited island at the point in time of the question. In order for the issue to be historical, the question would be better framed as: 'What island, uninhabited at the time, starting with the letter P, was settled by the HMS Bounty mutineers?' Or for complete clarity, omit the word uninhabited, which does not actually add relevant information to the question? Good quiz
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level 53
Nov 1, 2018
Tres facile
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level 56
Nov 1, 2018
Isn't Caspian lake the largest in the world by surface, or is it considered a sea?
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level 57
Nov 1, 2018
I think you have it backwards: it's called the Caspian Sea, but it's sometimes considered a lake. I don't know what exactly the dividing line between "salt water" and "fresh water" is, so I don't know whether it would qualify for this answer.
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level 61
Nov 1, 2018
I wrote Pisa tower, wasnt accepted
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level 33
Nov 1, 2018
Pitcairn Island has a population of 48
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level 65
Nov 1, 2018
Back in the days of almanacs, I saw one that said pop. (est.): 55. I wondered why anyone would have to estimate that. Can't you just call someone up in Pitcairn and ask who's living there at the moment? "Bill, Dan, Lisa's on vacation just now..."
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level 26
Nov 1, 2018
Round 1, I'm disappointed in myself. I'm from america, and I couldn't remember the White House, but I remembered Archipelago. What is wrong with me????
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level 52
Nov 1, 2018
19/20. The bird on the Canadian coin stumped me. I tried the Canada Goose out of desperation.
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level 31
Nov 1, 2018
I.. uh. I literally typed in every country in the world when China wouldn't work. They were asking for city. Hong Kong. I feel really stupid.