Geography Quiz for Dummies

Can you answer these 20 easy geography questions?
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Last updated: May 4, 2020
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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 71
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 of the questions correctly, he grabbed my laptop and smashed it to pieces.
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Level 69
May 4, 2020
ooooh that's rough
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Level 70
May 4, 2020
At least he didnt throw poop at you as well !
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Level 71
May 4, 2020
Well, he still did better than I did on my first JetPunk quiz
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Level 63
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 52
May 13, 2020
File not found.
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Level 79
May 27, 2020
I would suggest you seek legal restitution but probably his man Barr would find a way to get the charges dropped.
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Level 65
May 27, 2020
I'm smarter than a chimpanzee!
Which one?
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Level 58
May 4, 2020
This quiz delivers what it promisses. Thanks for the free 5 points!
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Level 77
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 75
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 65
May 5, 2020
The latter. It's pronounced /hɪˈmɑːləjə/ which kind of sounds like hi-maa-luh-yuh.
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Level 70
May 27, 2020
So what's the difference in sound between lah-yah and luh- yuh?
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Level 63
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 46
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 68
May 4, 2020
Yes! More like these please. A whole series!
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Level 59
May 27, 2020
Someone's a dummy ;)
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Level 72
May 4, 2020
Good to see nearly 90% of quiz-takers scoring 100%.
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Level 22
May 27, 2020
I got 13
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Level 78
May 4, 2020
I must humorously point out that LOTS of dummies don't know that Iran and Persia are the same place. I worked with a professor who immigrated to the US and applied for asylum after the Islamic Revolution. Suspicious people, angry about the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran, would ask him if he was Iranian. Being a smart man, my friend replied, "Actually, I'm Persian." He often got the reply, "Good! I thought you might be one of those Iranians, I hate those f***ing Iranians!"
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Level 71
May 5, 2020
We do tend to lump people in with their governments. The world is a way more complex place than that.
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Level 78
May 15, 2020
I once had a coworker who informed me she was Persian, but not Iranian. Her ancestors were from Persia, but she was American by birth. She also said that since not all those born in Iran are of Persian descent, the two terms aren't always interchangable.
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Level 52
May 13, 2020
This quiz is too hard :(
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Level 25
May 13, 2020
i struggled
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Level 22
May 27, 2020
Me too
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Level 20
May 27, 2020
Hard but Fun and you always want to beat your previous score! Nice :) 😁😁😁
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Level 59
May 27, 2020
Very easy! 20/20
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
Isn`t Belfast in Northern Ireland and a part of the UK?
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Level 47
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 59
May 27, 2020
Question asks which island they're on - Not which country they're in
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Level 55
May 27, 2020
19/20 dang it Kobe!
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Level 52
May 27, 2020
same, never heard of it
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Level 51
May 27, 2020
Didn't know Kobe. Had to guess a couple countries before getting to Japan...
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Level 59
May 27, 2020
Sahara means "Greatest Desert" so saying Sahara desert is a redundance, have a good day
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Level 59
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 58
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 24
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 68
May 27, 2020
1% missed South Africa. I'd enjoy seeing the full results of those folks...
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Level 41
May 27, 2020
I like never travel so I didn't know Hearthrow airport...
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Level 36
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 62
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 83
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 48
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 59
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 59
May 27, 2020
Cut at least 2 minutes and a half from the countdown. Too easy.
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Level 44
May 30, 2020
Yay! That was good for the self-image.
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Level 40
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.