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Geography Quiz for Dummies

Can you answer these 20 easy geography questions?
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What is the southernmost country in Africa?
South Africa
Name one of the Great Lakes of North America.
Erie | Huron | Michigan |
Ontario | Superior
What is the largest country in the world by land area?
Russia
What is the official language of Argentina?
Spanish
What currency does Germany use?
Euro
What is the highest mountain on Earth?
Mount Everest
In what mountain range would you find that mountain?
Himalayas
What is the capital of Egypt?
Cairo
What is the latitude of the equator?
What is the longest river in South America?
Amazon
What is the biggest city in the French-speaking part of Canada?
Montreal
In what country would you find the city of Kobe, famous for its expensive beef?
Japan
Which U.S. state borders the Arctic Ocean?
Alaska
What is the most important export of Saudi Arabia?
Oil
What country is also known as Persia?
Iran
On what island would you find the cities of Cork, Limerick,
Belfast, and Galway?
Ireland
What city is served by Heathrow airport?
London
What Italian city is famous for its canals and gondolas?
Venice
What is the largest desert in Africa?
Sahara Desert
What country's largest city was formerly known as Saigon?
Vietnam
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Level 77
May 4, 2020
I'm smarter than a chimpanzee! What a way to start a Monday.
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Level ∞
May 4, 2020
I tested this quiz on a chimpanzee. Not only did he fail to answer any questions correctly, he grabbed my laptop and smashed it to pieces.
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Level 75
May 4, 2020
ooooh that's rough
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Level 78
May 4, 2020
At least he didnt throw poop at you as well !
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Level 76
May 4, 2020
Well, he still did better than I did on my first JetPunk quiz
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Level 60
May 8, 2020
Animals can take some pretty good selfies, though: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Macaca_nigra_self-portrait_large.jpg

A monkey, not a chimp, but it looks similar.

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Level 68
May 13, 2020
File not found.
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Level 39
Jan 11, 2021
Bad sport.
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Level 42
Mar 5, 2021
The chimp went to Cairo to get the answer
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Level 41
May 11, 2021
What kind of chimpanzee doesn't know the size of Russia?
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Level 44
Nov 10, 2021
what?
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Level 59
Jan 2, 2023
Oh, sorry I'm late. There was trouble at the lab with the running and the exploding and the crying when the monkeys stole the glasses off my head.
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Level 66
May 27, 2020
I'm smarter than a chimpanzee!

Which one?

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Level 39
Jan 11, 2021
Yes they forgot the race of Superior Intelligent Genius Chimpanzees
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Level 68
May 4, 2020
This quiz delivers what it promisses. Thanks for the free 5 points!
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Level 84
May 4, 2020
Is the name of the mountain range properly pronounced him-uh-LAY-uhz? Or is that a mispronunciation that has simply become accepted through frequent misuse? Could've sworn I once heard someone (a local?) pronounce it him-AH-lee-uhz.
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Level 83
May 4, 2020
Could've been a german rather than a local, too.
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Level 67
May 4, 2020
I would say he-mah-lah-yahs (or yaas)
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Level 62
Sep 24, 2022
You gotta caps lock on the syllable to emphasize or else we don't know what you mean
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Level 62
May 5, 2020
The latter. It's pronounced /hɪˈmɑːləjə/ which kind of sounds like hi-maa-luh-yuh.
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Level 77
May 27, 2020
So what's the difference in sound between lah-yah and luh- yuh?
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Level 68
May 27, 2020
Yanni47, the difference is mostly on where you stress the word, if you say the first one, you're stressing the word on the third sylllable, when if you say the second one, you stress the word on the second syllable. If you try it you can see that they sound different.
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Level 26
Mar 16, 2024
Ah, I see. The proper pronunciation doesn't have a stress on the third syllable, but instead, the second. The dichotomy we should focus on here is whether to say "him-MAH-lay-yaas" or "him-uh-LAY-uhs".
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Level 45
May 27, 2020
Interestingly, the original Sanskrit pronunciation is him-AA-lu-yu, although locals speaking Tibetic languages, Nepali etc might say it slightly differently.
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Level 65
Nov 7, 2021
Yes, it is a mispronunciation, it is Him-aa-la-yaas.
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Level 74
May 4, 2020
Yes! More like these please. A whole series!
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Level 60
May 27, 2020
Someone's a dummy ;)
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Level 75
Mar 7, 2021
Seen you commenting on several of these dummy quizzes Eigengrau lol :)
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Level 44
Nov 10, 2021
Let's try on a dummy

Dummy : Got all question correctly but cannot type it

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Level 82
May 4, 2020
Good to see nearly 90% of quiz-takers scoring 100%.
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Level 68
May 13, 2020
This quiz is too hard :(
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Level 34
Mar 10, 2024
lol
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Level 22
May 27, 2020
Hard but Fun and you always want to beat your previous score! Nice :) 😁😁😁
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Level 70
May 27, 2020
Very easy! 20/20
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Level 71
May 27, 2020
Isn`t Belfast in Northern Ireland and a part of the UK?
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Level 58
May 27, 2020
It is, but Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (aka Ireland) make up the island of Ireland.
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Level 68
May 27, 2020
Question asks which island they're on - Not which country they're in
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Level 64
May 27, 2020
19/20 dang it Kobe!
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Level 63
May 27, 2020
same, never heard of it
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Level 26
Mar 16, 2024
I got that one, but missed "Vietnam".
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Level 73
May 27, 2020
Didn't know Kobe. Had to guess a couple countries before getting to Japan...
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Level 61
May 27, 2020
Sahara means "Greatest Desert" so saying Sahara desert is a redundance, have a good day
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Level 60
May 27, 2020
"Timor" means "east" in Malay, while "Leste" means "east" in Portuguese. So whether you call the country "Timor-Leste" or "East Timor", it is "East East" either way. Let that sink in.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2020
From the department of redundancy department:

The La Brea Tar Pits = The The Tar Tar Pits

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Level 76
Jan 14, 2024
Torpenhow Hill in Cumbria is interpreted by some as Hillhillhill Hill.
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Level 26
Mar 16, 2024
Don't even get me started on "Chai Tea". It really is funny how we took the extremely descriptive names of some places/things and added our own descriptors.
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Level 56
Oct 13, 2021
I used to work for the department of redundancy department before I was made redundant
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Level 59
May 27, 2020
The quiz is in English. The word Sahara does not mean greatest desert in English, it just means that big dry rocky and sandy place in north Africa. "Greatest desert" is its etymology, not its meaning in English.
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Level 76
Jan 11, 2023
No, Sahara doesn't mean that in English. That's not how names work. They operate as a reference to things/people, aside from any meaning. If you talk about meaning, you're talking about etymology.
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Level 29
May 27, 2020
I couldn't answer 2.

I don't know where Kobe is and I don't know Saigon

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Level 75
May 27, 2020
1% missed South Africa. I'd enjoy seeing the full results of those folks...
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Level 40
May 27, 2020
I like never travel so I didn't know Hearthrow airport...
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Level 35
May 27, 2020
For some reason, on the "highest mountain on Earth" I read the word "Earth" as "Europe" so I got it wrong
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Level 65
May 27, 2020
I don't mean to be rude, but what is the point of featuring this quiz? This website has tons of dedicated users who have made tons of feature-worthy quizzes, but instead of rewarding their work and creativity, y'all put stuff like this on the front page. Why don't you feature the "8 Planners" quiz for the seventeenth time while you're at it?
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Level 89
May 27, 2020
That's why nominations exist. So that quizzes have a better chance at hitting the front page.
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Level 57
May 27, 2020
It takes skill to make an deliberately "easy" quiz as well. I think this is well made for younger users, and much more engaging than a "fast typing" or "months of the year" quiz.
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Level 26
Mar 16, 2024
It still very much requires thinking and many people benefit from these quizzes. I agree wholeheartedly with the point about how making this requires work and research, much more so than actual "basics".
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Level 65
May 29, 2020
"I don't mean to be rude but...."?!? Well you clearly do. Stop moaning you ungrateful so and so. Thanks QM. Keep up the good work.
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Level 63
Sep 24, 2022
he is just expressing his opinion there is nothing rude about it he even said "i don't mean to be rude but..." maybe it is something that differs between cultures what you find rude and what is not considered rude but in my opinion it is not rude
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Level 76
Mar 8, 2024
If they weren't about to say something rude, they wouldn't have prefaced it with "I don't mean to be rude, but..."
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Level 55
Dec 9, 2020
You can be salty if you want to. But know that the rest of jetpunk doesn't care.
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2022
I don't really disagree, but I assume it's nice for people who are just finding the site.

I found JP when I was learning the 193 countries, then flags, then outlines, then large geographical features.. etc.

We all start somewhere(:

(Plus, I prefer this over sports)

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Level 26
Mar 16, 2024
Exactly. This could be a beneficial "gateway" quiz for someone.
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
Cut at least 2 minutes and a half from the countdown. Too easy.
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Level 45
May 30, 2020
Yay! That was good for the self-image.
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Level 51
Jul 3, 2020
Idk if I'm stupid, but I've honestly never heard of the city of Kobe before, other than that tho I got everything.
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Level 66
May 24, 2021
Kobe was all over the TV news (in the UK) in the mid 90s as there was a massive Earthquake there, but if you weren't watching TV news then, it would be easy not to know about Kobe, I think. I hadn't even heard of the Beef till I went to Japan.
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Level 26
Mar 16, 2024
I only know it because of the beef clue. :\
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Level 68
Sep 29, 2020
I got most of the answers, and I'm only 35 years old!
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Level 34
Mar 10, 2024
lol only
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Level 55
Dec 9, 2020
But.. but..... I could've sworn Argentina's language was Argentinian.
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Level 78
Mar 11, 2021
Exactly what it says on the tin.
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Level 64
Mar 11, 2021
besides the Saigon one I got them all first try
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Level 57
Mar 21, 2021
Nice, but this quiz is only for dummies in a JetPnuk level, in which people have an advanced level of Geography. Outside the US and JetPunk, very few people would be able no name of of the great lakes, and outside Ireland, the UK and JetPunk, I'm pretty sure nobody knows the counties of Ireland!
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Level 50
Mar 8, 2024
Uhhh, Limerick is pretty well known, or Belfast. Limerick just sounds Irish to me, if I’m totally honest.
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Level 55
Mar 10, 2024
Belfast isn’t an Irish county, it’s in the traditional county of Antrim.
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Level 45
Mar 24, 2021
11 :) i feel dumb
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Level 61
Jul 11, 2021
"0°" did'nt work.
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Level 50
Mar 8, 2024
Just 0 worked for me.
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2021
Saudi Arabia should be Oil/Terrorists ;)
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Level 34
Mar 10, 2024
real
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Level 82
Aug 19, 2022
It's easy by Jetpunk standards, but I wouldn't say it's for dummies.
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Level 40
Sep 24, 2022
Tbh I have never heard of Kobe, or its beef, but I got the rest of the questions.
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Level 53
Sep 24, 2022
I kept trying to write Ho Chi Minh city, because I can't read apparently
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Level 56
Sep 27, 2022
I typed in Mark for German currency and it took me a few seconds to realize why that was wrong.

My age is showing.

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Level 53
Nov 15, 2022
i want to know the 1% that didnt get russia
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Level 56
Dec 12, 2022
i feel embarrassed that i had to look some of these up
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Level 59
Mar 7, 2023
..only 50% of the people scored 100%...incredible...
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Level 32
Jun 16, 2023
20/20, but just to show I am a dummy, my first attempt for most important export of Saudi Arabia was - sand.
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Level 56
Aug 4, 2023
I've never even heard of a Kobe
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Level 83
Mar 8, 2024
I've heard of it in connection with a huge earthquake, but only from this site have I heard it's famous for beef.
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Level 81
Oct 4, 2023
good one
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Level 66
Mar 8, 2024
why is Sagarmatha not accepted for Everest??
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Level 17
Mar 8, 2024
7/20. I have a small brain. I don't know geography.
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Level 44
Mar 8, 2024
i didn't know about Kobe, but once I knew ðe answer it felt obvious
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Level 45
Mar 8, 2024
if youre from usa then its for dummies
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Level 24
Mar 8, 2024
6/20 jesus christ XD
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Level 56
Mar 8, 2024
Who is this quiz for, dummies?
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Level 56
Mar 8, 2024
Who is this quiz for, dummies?
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Level 20
Mar 8, 2024
That 2% got wrong the SOUTHERNMOST Country of AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

IT'S IN THE NAME

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Level 49
Mar 11, 2024
Oof, read "City" as "Country" on the Heathrow question
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Level 22
Mar 12, 2024
your a dummy quizmaster
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Level 20
Mar 15, 2024
15/20 from a person who have named all the countries in the world, more than 100 capital cities in the world, and all US states in the world. Jesus