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Locations by Letter - G

Name these real and fictional locations that start with the letter G.
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First submittedMarch 25, 2014
Last updatedMarch 25, 2014
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Description
Location
Batman's home town
Gotham City
Middle Earth nation ruled by Aragorn
Gondor
Biblical city destroyed for wickedness
Gomorrah
Island where you'd find
Mary Ann and the Millionaire
Gilligan's Island
Country with Europe's biggest economy
Germany
London district at exactly 0° longitude
Greenwich
U.S. state where the devil
had a fiddling contest
Georgia
American city where cheeseheads
congregate on Sunday
Green Bay
Huge arctic island with a
misleading name
Greenland
British rock in southern Spain
Gibraltar
Description
Location
Desert in China and Mongolia
Gobi
HeMan's castle
Grayskull
Wizarding bank on Diagon Alley
Gringotts
Country called the cradle of
Western Civilization
Greece
One of the Palestinian territories
Gaza Strip
Scotland's biggest city
Glasgow
Infamous U.S. prison in Cuba
Guantanamo
Elvis's home
Graceland
NYC museum designed by
Frank Lloyd Wright
Guggenheim
Giant hole in the ground that was
carved by the Colorado River
Grand Canyon
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level 73
Mar 26, 2014
Props for accepting Gitmo. Tried it as a joke.
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level 83
Mar 28, 2014
Seconded. I knew I was going to botch Guantanamo, so tried Gitmo before resigning myself to trying the longer version.
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level 55
Jul 24, 2015
I didn't expect it to accept Gitmo, but thought I'd try it first as it would be faster. Saved me some time.
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level 67
Jan 10, 2017
This may be pedantic, so sorry in advance. Guantanamo isn't a prison - it's a city, a province, and the name of a bay near the city, in the south of Cuba. Geopolitically, perhaps, the prison at the naval base on the bay may be more important than the city, the province, and the bay, but people on this site are often savvy enough to know the difference between a thing-in-itself and an appropriation. The famous song "Guantanamera," for example, is about a woman from the city and has nothing to do with anyone's naval base or prison.
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level 68
Jan 10, 2017
It is pedantic. When someone says "Guantanamo" in the news today, they are referring to the prison. It used to be about the military base, but now it's about the prison. If someone were to mention the bay, the town, or the province, they would say the town of..., or Guantanamo province, or Guantanamo Bay (and even that last one wouldn't be clear without context.)
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level 67
Jan 14, 2017
I reiterate that it may be pedantic, but when Cubans speak about Guantanamo (and they're part of "someone" too?), they mean one of the places I mentioned, unless they specify the base or the prison.
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level 71
May 7, 2014
19/20. Darn LOTR, I really should read those books.
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level 79
May 12, 2014
Yes, you should. One of the greatest ever.
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level 75
Jul 10, 2014
I've read them all and seen the movies countless times. Still couldn't remember Gondor.
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level 76
Dec 9, 2015
^ You're not serious.
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level 58
Jan 10, 2017
^ Username checks out.
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level 79
Jan 10, 2017
^ Carrots are delicious.
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level 49
Jan 10, 2017
^ yum
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level 72
Jan 10, 2017
Please, don't bother - I don't know about the films, they may be good, but the books are incredibly boring, wish I had the time I spent reading them back
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level 72
Sep 19, 2018
I loved the Hobbit (the book - again, I haven't seen the film), but LOTR was just so slow and boring - everything was so grandiose and for some reason had to be described in excruciating detail.

I guess that part of why I didn't enjoy it is that a lot of what Tolkein introduced has now been done so many times by so many other authors (+films, computer games, etc) that it felt like there was nothing new there for me even though it came first.

But props to Tolkein for pretty much creating the standard lore which is used so much in the genre (unless there were others who I don't know about who standardised what orcs, wights, etc were before him?)
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level 52
Jun 23, 2014
Golan Heights also would not be counted as one of Palestinian territories?
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level 74
Jul 10, 2014
Golan Heights is Israeli occupied Syrian territory.
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level 45
Jul 10, 2014
Golan Heights is part of Israel :)
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level 71
Jul 10, 2014
No, it's part of Syria, but occupied by Israel. The fact that Israel has declared it part of its territory doesn't mean that it is, it just means Israel has zero respect for international law.
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level 40
Jul 10, 2014
Spot on Wombat!
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level 70
Jul 10, 2014
Happens quite a bit wouldn't you say.
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level 16
Dec 20, 2016
sigh...:(
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level 64
Jan 10, 2017
you tell them wombat!
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level 67
Jul 10, 2014
Well if Gibraltar is British, it's not in Southern Spain then is it.
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level 69
Oct 12, 2018
It is a pretty fundamental point about Gibraltar that it's not in Spain.
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level 60
Jul 10, 2014
What the eff is Gringotts?
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level 66
Jul 10, 2014
Good question. I'm guessing it's from the Harvey Pooter books/movies. Wouldn't know for sure since I've never read/seen them. :(
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level 75
Jul 10, 2014
It's the wizarding bank where the Potterverse residents keeps their knuts, sickles, and golden galleons. It is run by goblins who guard the vaults with charms, curses, and dragons.
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level 45
Jul 10, 2014
Me neither. I'm always stumped by the Harry Potter questions. The only answers I kinda sorta remember are Hermione and Dumbledore......
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level 50
Aug 4, 2014
Harvey Pooter, I love it. I refuse to call them by their real names, I will not afford them the dignity, so I call him Hairy Plotter.
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level 61
Jan 10, 2017
I thought the same as you until I read the books - twice. Great books.
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level 44
Jan 10, 2017
Barry Trotter
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level 72
Jan 14, 2017
Harry Pothead
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level 70
May 15, 2017
Very tiny white people in Mexico?
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level 59
Dec 18, 2018
well... what the clue says, a wizarding bank..
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level 58
Jul 11, 2014
Only missed Gilligan's Island and Greyskull. Not too bad. :)
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level 71
Jul 14, 2014
Got all the adult answers.
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level 67
Feb 6, 2018
What are the non-adult answers? Are they the ones about the 20-year-old book series, the 35-year-old cartoon, the 40-year-dead teen idol, the 50-year-old sitcom, or the 79-year-old comic book character?
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level 46
Jul 21, 2014
I've heard of Green Bay but what on earth is a cheesehead??
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level 75
Jan 10, 2017
Wisconsin is known for its dairy production and is the largest cheese producer in the US. They wear their cheesehead hats with pride.
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level 60
Jan 10, 2017
15/15 geography. 0/5 "literature". C'est ca!
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level 60
Jan 10, 2017
Please change British rock clue to "southern Iberia". Or have a certain country return Ceuta, etc. to Morocco.
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level 61
Jan 10, 2017
haha
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level 55
Jan 10, 2017
Aragorn is the heir of Isildur and rightful claimant to the thrones of Arnor and Gondor. But when he is crowned his name is Elessar ... So, "Aragorn" never "ruled" Gondor. ;)
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level 66
Jan 10, 2017
I tried putting Graveyard for Elvis's home
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level 76
Jan 10, 2017
I thought George Costanza designed the Guggenheim.
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level 67
Feb 6, 2018
No, you're thinking of Art Vandelay.
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level 83
Jan 10, 2017
Apparently Cheese Heads don't gather every Sunday at a Green Day concert...
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level 70
May 15, 2017
LOL. Nice try, though! If you don't know, guess. May as well go down swingin', right?
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level 28
Feb 27, 2018
Gondor. Why hasn’t everybody gotten this?
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level 65
Aug 8, 2018
GAZA IS PART OF ISRAEL XD according to my research, xd 69
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level 38
Nov 3, 2018
You quiz makers have an abhorrence of allowing us to complete words ending in "h" don't you; in this case "Gomorrah".
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