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Geography True or False #6

Try to guess whether these geographical statements are true or false.
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1. Greenland is smaller than Madagascar. It only appears to be larger due to the Mercator Projection.
True
False
Greenland is the world's largest island and is nearly four times the size of Madagascar
2. The official language of Egypt is Egyptian
True
False
3. No African country has ever hosted the men's FIFA World Cup
True
False
South Africa hosted in 2010
4. China borders North Korea
True
False
5. There is at least one country in United Nations who name starts with "North", "South", "East", and "West"
True
False
There is no West country
6. The Rhine and the Rhone are two names for the same river
True
False
They are different rivers
7. Brooklyn is part of New York City
True
False
8. There is a U.S. state that has the same name as a country
True
False
Georgia
9. There is a city named Karen with a metro population of over 1,000,000
True
False
10. Uganda is on the Indian Ocean
True
False
11. China exports a higher value of goods than any other country
True
False
China's exports are nearly twice those of the United States
12. Portugal lies on the Iberian Peninsula
True
False
13. Germany is the only country whose name ends in Y
True
False
Hungary, Italy, Norway, Paraguay, Turkey, and Uruguay also end in Y
14. Most of Antarctica is covered by an ice sheet
True
False
The Antarctic ice sheet covers 98% of the continent and is about 2 kilometers thick
15. Of the six inhabited continents, Africa has the lowest per-capita GDP
True
False
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Level 81
Nov 30, 2022
I think number 9 is wrong. I demand to speak with your manager.
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2022
genius
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Level 55
Jan 19, 2023
number 9, number 9, number 9...
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Level 66
Nov 30, 2022
Ah, I remembered the Karen people and kinda assumed there would be a city of the same name. Well, at least I only missed one.
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2022
If all the Karens demanded to live together, that city would be approximately twice the size as NYC...
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Level 70
Jan 19, 2023
Only if you think there are ~4.5 million people living in New York, and not the nearly 9 million everyone else seems to count it as.
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2022
20% think that Greenland is smaller than Madagascar???
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Level 56
Nov 30, 2022
most people probably know that map projection can get weird.
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Level 55
Jan 19, 2023
Its a well known geography fact that Greenland is the world's largest island, likely more known than the distortion of the mercator projection. That 20% is probably low level geography nerds who overthink too much...
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Level 73
Nov 30, 2022
Usually on these there are one or two questions that I really have to think on, but this one seemed very straightforward.
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Level 74
Nov 30, 2022
$5 that Netherlands secretly ships their olympic skaters to Antarctica to practice
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Level 81
Nov 30, 2022
Re: the cardinal directions question, I would say there is no East country either. According to the UN's list of countries, it's Timor Leste only!
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Level 73
Dec 1, 2022
It doesn't change the answer though, so that's really not a problem.
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Level 30
Jan 9, 2023
There's still North Korea and South Africa, and even then, Timor-Leste is just Portuguese for East Timor, still has a cardinal direction in its name.
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Level 61
Jan 19, 2023
North Macedonia would probably be a better example. North Korea is represented in the UN as the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". A sick joke of a name, but their name nonetheless. Also, fun fact, Timor translates to East in Malay. That means their name translates to East East.
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Level 48
Jan 19, 2023
But you can't translate it through both portugese and malay at the same time. So it's either Timor-East or East-Leste
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2023
Why can't I? Just try and stop me.
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Level 67
Dec 22, 2022
I think Question 5 could be worded differently because it looks confusing to me. A better wording could be:

"There is at least one country that starts with each of the cardinal directions (North, South, East, West) in the United Nations."

I think it could be worded even better than this but I can't think of something.

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Level 30
Jan 9, 2023
North Korea, East Timor, and South Africa are all members of the United Nations
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Level 70
Jan 19, 2023
Yeah... they're saying to word the question differently, not asking about what the answer is.
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Level 66
Jan 19, 2023
I know it says ‘and’ and not ‘or’, but I think I was thrown of by the ‘at least one’ without ‘of each’. I was definitely thinking that it was just asking if there was a country with a cardinal direction in the UN. Only one I missed.
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Level 71
Jan 19, 2023
Yeah, I got it wrong for the same reason.
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Level 62
Jan 22, 2023
I also got it wrong for this reason, not because the question is hard but because of the way it has been phrased.

By asking: There is at least one country in United Nations who name starts with "North", "South", "East", and "West", which is grammatically incorrect in the first place, one might come to understand that the question is that there is at least ONE country starting with a cardinal direction whilst there is actually more than one.

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Level 63
Jan 17, 2023
Silly me... I went back and changed #1 because I thought there couldn't be three false ones in a row and that was the one of the three where I wasn't 100% sure.
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Level 61
Jan 19, 2023
You'd be surprised of the odds, the probability that 3 random coin tosses are either all heads or tails is 1/4. And for 15, there are 13 series of 3.

If the result was pure random, it's actually overwhelmingly likely to have 3 true or 3 false in a row

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Level 53
Jan 19, 2023
What about Western Sahara? I know it isn't a "country", but what is its status in the UN? I thought the UN saw it as independent, but I'm not sure.
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Level 52
Jan 19, 2023
Western Sahara is not an UN member
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Level 70
Jan 19, 2023
I find the fact that the Karen question is by far the least correctly guessed pretty funny.
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Level 64
Jan 19, 2023
There is at least one country in United Nations who name starts with "North", "South", "East", and "West"

^^^ This question is poorly worded. If I knew what it was asking I would have gonna it correct.

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Level 42
Jan 19, 2023
This was the only one i got wrong
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Level 32
Jan 19, 2023
Got it on the first Try! Let's GOOO!!!!
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Level 20
Jan 19, 2023
Same let’s gooooo
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Level 24
Jan 22, 2023
bro i was confused on 5 :(