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Geography True or False #2

Guess whether these geographical statements are true or false.
Last updated: February 07, 2019
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1. Sydney is the capital of Australia
True
False
The capital of Australia is Canberra
2. The Prime Meridian passes through London
True
False
3. Paris is on the coast
True
False
4. A majority of Polish people are Catholic
True
False
5. Florida is the southernmost state in the U.S.
True
False
Hawaii is further south
6. Naples is further north than Milan
True
False
7. 90% of people from the Netherlands can have a conversation in English
True
False
8. Every country in the world has a rectangular flag
True
False
The flag of Nepal is not rectangular
9. The United Nations headquarters are located in New York City
True
False
10. El Paso is on the U.S. border with Mexico
True
False
11. The United States emits more carbon dioxide than any other country
True
False
China emits more than twice as much CO2 as the U.S.
12. Turkey is a country with an above-average amount of religious diversity
True
False
More than 98% of Turkey is Muslim. The vast majority are Sunnis.
13. Belgium borders exactly two other countries
True
False
Belgium borders France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands
14. France gets most of its electricity from nuclear power
True
False
15. Hindi is the most commonly-spoken language in India
True
False
16. The currency of Spain is the Peso
True
False
Spain uses the Euro
17. Of the twenty poorest countries in the world, most of them are in Africa
True
False
17 of the world's 20 poorest countries are in Africa
18. Japan has a high unemployment rate
True
False
As of July 2018, Japan's unemployment rate was under 3%
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level 67
Feb 7, 2019
How are we defining "London"? Is Greenwich in London?
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2019
Yes. Unless you believe that London is only the city of London. But no reasonable person limits it that way.
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level 37
Feb 8, 2019
And I thought that greenwich is near London for some reasons. Okay since I don't have any knowledge about that , hence no argument.
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level 50
Apr 19, 2019
I got that question right, but you should really change it, as Greenwich is not officially in London.
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level 60
Apr 19, 2019
London includes around 33 boroughs, of which Greenwich is one (for example, these boroughs have their transport co-ordinated by "Transport for London" and the Metropolitan Police service all those boroughs. Furthermore, they all elect the Mayor of London). The generally accepted delimitation is the M25, which Greenwich is well inside. If you exclude Greenwich, then also exclude the Palace of Westminster and Paddington Station from London, cause they are also outside the City. As the Quizmaster said, no-one excludes Greenwich from London.
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level 55
Apr 19, 2019
Greenwich is absolutely in London haggy. (Yes, officially!) It's not even at the limits, other boroughs are beyond it.
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level 65
Apr 19, 2019
You did not specify the London Metro Area, you simply said "London." As a Yank, I assumed this referred to the city proper, and we all grew up being taught about Greenwich Mean Time and the importance of Greenwich, with little or no reference to London at all. That's like saying the Pentagon is in Washington, D.C. It isn't, it's in Arlington, VA. It's in the D.C. metro area, yes, but not the city of Washington proper nor in the District of Columbia. I would just consider rewording to make the intent crystal clear. Great quiz, though!
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level ∞
Apr 19, 2019
@jwils79. As a fellow Yank, read what @skiesboy said. You're making us look bad. :)
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level 55
Apr 24, 2019
jwils79 From a British perspective, when someone refers to "London" the assumption is that they are talking about Greater London including all its boroughs, unless they specify otherwise. The "City of London" is just one small borough, and referred to by its full name. People might say "central/inner London" for the central area (basically Zone 1 on the underground map), but if someone says they are from "London" that could be from anywhere in Greater London and would not at all mean that they live in the City or even central London. I thought the same applied internationally when referring to London. I've often seen international TV mentioning events happening in "London" that are outside the City or central London. The London Riots spring to mind, which happened in places like Ealing and Croydon, well outside the centre.
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level 77
Feb 8, 2019
Yep and Greenwich Village is in New York.
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level 74
Feb 8, 2019
also, swiss flag is a square
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level 69
Feb 8, 2019
The definition of rectangle is a four-sided shape where all angles are right angles. That includes squares. So all squares are rectangles, even though all rectangles are not squares! Math is fun.
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level 65
Feb 13, 2019
Yes, but the flag of Nepal is neither square nor rectangular.
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level 63
Feb 10, 2019
Do really more Indian speak Hindi than English?
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level 66
Feb 11, 2019
Wow. About 10% of Indians are proficient English speakers.
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level 37
Mar 23, 2019
Yeah! English is basically second language for Indians. Hindi is most common .
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level 50
Apr 19, 2019
Wow, 100 percent!
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level 77
Apr 19, 2019
I must have run into every single one of the 10% who can't converse in English when I was in the Netherlands a few weeks ago. I had to rely on my rudimentary Dutch for most of my conversations.
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level 30
Apr 19, 2019
Looks like 29% of people forgot that Hawaii exists
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level 43
Apr 19, 2019
The question on the UN’s a trick question. It is physically on the island of Manhattan in New York, NY, USA, but it is legally on diplomatic grounds. I suppose I overthought my answer (I’m from NY, and have seen the building more times than I can count), but if it IS a trick question - and I think it is - it should be removed or both answers accepted.
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level 56
Apr 19, 2019
It may not legally be in the USA, but it is still in New York City. The Vatican is in Rome, but not in Italy.
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level 75
Apr 19, 2019
I wouldn't call that a trick question. You are overthinking it. The land is still in New York. I'd say that Vatican thing is less clear than this.
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level 51
Apr 20, 2019
Nerd
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level 71
Apr 19, 2019
Spelling: peso and euro. Currency names aren't capitalised - if you're not convinced, when is the last time you read something referring to Dollars?
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level 75
Apr 19, 2019
hm... I knew that France got a lot of its electricity from nuclear but I thought it was more like 30-40% and this was a trick question. I was apparently wrong. Missed that and the prime meridian question. I didn't know Greenwich and London were on the same longitude.
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level 55
Apr 24, 2019
Huh, I thought Japan was still in a horrible recession. I guess I was wrong.
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level 38
Apr 25, 2019
Great quiz. Got100%.