Two Truths and a Lie - Geography Edition

For each question you will see three statements relating to geography. But beware! Two are true, but one of them is lying! Correctly identify each incorrect statement.
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Last updated: March 8, 2021
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1. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Rio de Janeiro is the capital of Brazil

A cowboy from Argentina is called a gaucho

The capital of Sudan is Khartoum

Brasilia is Brazil's capital
2. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

The Nile River Delta is in Egypt

Azerbaijan is on the Caspian Sea

The island of Corsica belongs to Italy

Corsica is a French possession
3. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

This is the flag of Mongolia:

This is the flag of Suriname:

This is the flag of Laos:

This is Laos's real flag: , the other was Cambodia's
4. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

The Philippines gained independence from the United States

Cleveland, Ohio is north of New York City

Glasgow is the capital of Scotland

Edinburgh's is Scotland's capital. Glasgow is the biggest city.
5. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Dresden is the capital of Germany's Saxony region

This is the flag of Iceland:

The ruins of Machu Picchu are in Brazil

Machu Piccchu is near Cusco, Peru
6. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Syria borders Saudi Arabia

India borders Myanmar

Senegal borders Mali

Jordan and Iraq lie between the two
7. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Australia is the world's southernmost country

South Sudan is the worlds newest nation (according to JetPunk)

Kobe, Japan is known for its beef

Chile and Argentina are farther south
8. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Japan has four main islands

Seattle is not the capital of Washington

Mount Everest is entirely in China

Everest is on the China-Nepal border
9. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

The Mississippi River Delta is in Louisiana

The city of Shenyang is in South Korea

Namibia got its independence from South Africa

Shenyang is in China
10. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

The countries with these two flags border one another:

Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan

Chewing gum is banned in Singapore

Trick question! Astana changed its name to Nur-Sultan in 2019
11. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Andorra is co-ruled by the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France

Stockholm has never hosted the Olympic Games

Romanian is a romance language

Stockholm hosted the Summer Olympics in 1912
12. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Venezuela is not on the Equator

Mali is on the Prime Meridian

Tropic of Cancer lies at about 18.7° North

The Tropic of Cancer is actually about 23.5° North
13. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Luxembourg is the world's last Grand Duchy

Calgary is the capital of Alberta

Nepal is a communist country

14. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Baghdad, Iraq is on the Iranian border

Someone from Cyprus is called a Cypriot

The Orange River has its source in Lesotho

Baghdad is about 120 kilometers, or 75 miles away
15. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Indonesia's currency is the Rupiah

Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were once united under the Kalmar Union

Oxford is the world's oldest university

The University of Bologna is the oldest, est. 1088
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Level 86
Sep 29, 2020
If you want to get technical with the Astana question, it would help if the other option wasn't also technically wrong. Liberia wasn't founded by former slaves, it was organised and founded by the American Colonization Society which was led by white people.
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Level 74
Jan 15, 2021
I replaced the Liberia option
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Level 85
Jan 15, 2021
Question 7 has two incorrect answers. I can guess what you were going for, but Sudan is not the world's newest nation.
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Level 74
Jan 15, 2021
Sorry I accidentally left out the South
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Level 55
Jan 15, 2021
nominated!
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Level 63
Jan 17, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2021
Nominated

However, on question 15, the Indonesian currency should be Rupiah, no 'y'. I went for that one as the wrong one the first time.

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Level 77
May 13, 2021
Good quiz and interesting concept.

10 has two technically incorrect answers, since chewing gun as such is not banned in Singapore, only selling it. Regarding 13, Nepal is a complicated case. It seems that it is governed by a Communist party, however within the framework of a more or less functioning democracy with multiple ideologically different parties, separation of powers, etc. At least that's what I gather from Wikipedia.

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Level 30
Jul 12, 2021
Since when is Nepal communist?