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The Americas Geography by Letter - A

Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter A.
Last updated: November 03, 2018
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Clue
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World's most massive river
Amazon
South American country
Argentina
Highest mountain range in the Americas
Andes
Tallest mountain in the above
Aconcagua
Largest U.S. state by area
Alaska
Most populous city in the above
Anchorage
Capital of Texas
Austin
World's tallest waterfall
Angel Falls
Island politically joined with Barbuda
Antigua
Capital of New York
Albany
San Antonio mission where Mexico
defeated Texas
Alamo
Clue
Answer
"The Grand Canyon State"
Arizona
Province of Canada
Alberta
Dutch island in the Caribbean
Aruba
Driest non-polar desert in the world
Atacama
Island in San Francisco Bay
with a former prison
Alcatraz
City with the world's busiest airport
Atlanta
Capital of Paraguay
Asunción
Most well known military cemetery
in the United States
Arlington
Mountain range that stretches from
Alabama to Newfoundland
Appalachian
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level 32
Oct 2, 2014
Eleven out 20 questions about the USA?
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level ∞
Nov 5, 2014
On this quiz the average USA question is guessed 79.9% of the time, and the average non-USA question is being guessed 71.9% of the time. If anything, this quiz could be even more US-centric.
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level 60
Jan 21, 2015
kdc4- as with many, many other critics you are free to write your own quiz with as many questions about any subject you want. You could even do one with 0% US questions. It is really quite easy to do.
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level 47
Sep 23, 2015
Girls! You're all beautiful!
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level ∞
Nov 14, 2017
Reduced the prominence of U.S. questions from 10.5 to 9.5.
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level 57
Jan 5, 2018
This side is so USA-Based for real ...
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level 74
May 9, 2018
Where are all the people complaining about the ratio of questions on the site pertaining to Belgium versus those pertaining to (much larger, more populous) Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan or Ethiopia?

and then there the omnipresent complaints about there being too many questions about the United States because the country is so large and populous, and calls for there to more questions based on per-capita figures so that small, low-population European countries show up more.

When it suits an anti-American bias they will argue that population or size should be a factor. When it suits an anti-American bias, they will argue that population or size should not be a factor. Some of these people will never be pleased.
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level 56
Jul 2, 2018
not really that I care about, but I think the issue is not the number of questions about USA but the contents of some of those questions. some are kind of global interest, some are just popular folklore and ruin the score. not worth discussing in many many cases. any quizz I got 4 points is good to me :D
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level 69
Jan 20, 2018
There must have been a question changed since there are 10 questions (50%) that are not about the United States. Even still, how many more non-USA "A" questions could be created without them being so obscure that people outside that region would not know?
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level 55
May 9, 2018
Why not? Only the third highest population in the world.
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level 49
Jan 21, 2015
Isn't Antarctica the driest dessert in the world? Atacama is definitely driest in the Americas, but that's not what the clue says.
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level 61
Jan 21, 2015
that's exactly what I thought
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level ∞
Jan 21, 2015
Shortbread is the world's driest dessert.
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level 50
Jan 21, 2015
And this is why we need a like button, Quizmaster.
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level 71
Jan 11, 2018
You obviously haven't tried my Jacob's-crackers-and-salt-cake
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level ∞
Jan 21, 2015
But seriously, I changed the clue.
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level 74
Jan 21, 2015
Only missed Akon Water.
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level 66
Jan 21, 2015
Should accept 'Austen' for Austin.
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level 65
Jan 21, 2015
Why? "en" is not an alternate spelling for Austin, Texas, since it's named after Stephen F. Austin (still an "in").
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level 74
Jan 21, 2015
Would you also expect him to accept Jane Austin?
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level 43
Jan 21, 2015
Anti-US bias seems to come from a lot of posters to a lot of different quizzes. The United States of America is not only the most populous nation on either continent, it also has the highest GDP, is the center of entertainment, culture, news, p and finance not just in the continent but probably the world. The USA has just shy of the same number of people (320 + million) as the second and third most populous nations in the two continents (Brazil at 203 + million and Mexico at 120 +) combined. I am an American, although I am against the most extreme expressions of "American Exceptionalism," and find the constant pandering of politician - who say America is not only the greatest nation in the world today, but the greatest in the history of mankind - to be revolting. The USA has done and continues to do many bad things, just as all nations do. No nation or human being is even close to perfect, but those who carry a chip on their shoulder regarding America need to get over themselves.
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level 66
Apr 23, 2016
Or perhaps your country should stop invading others?
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level 74
May 9, 2018
Go for it, Roger, hypocrisy never stopped these people before.
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level 70
Jan 21, 2015
My mind went to Azkaban before Alcatraz. Have mercy.
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level 24
Sep 23, 2015
LOL
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level 66
Jan 21, 2015
The news tonight said that Chicago was the busiest. Just took it back from Atlanta. Again.
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level ∞
Jan 22, 2015
That seems unlikely. O'Hare has fallen all the way to #6

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_busiest_airports_by_passenger_traffic

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level 57
Jan 29, 2015
Report from yesterday states that Dubai is the busiest airport in the world, followed by London - Heathrow. Atlanta is busiest in Americas
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level 48
Jan 29, 2015
Any source? Heathrow only grew in 2014 passengers numbers by about 1-2%. So it's unlikely it's overtaken Atlanta and Beijing.
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level 74
Jan 25, 2015
easily googled

O'Hare has overtaken Atlanta in terms of the number of "flight operations."
Atlanta is expected to retain it's #1 spot in terms of the number of passengers.
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level 19
Mar 6, 2015
You missed Arkansas. Other than that one mistake, great quiz! I recommend this and the others to pretty much everybody. Sorry if I spelled something wrong. I am typing on an iPod Touch8D if you do not know to the left is an Emoji for those who don't have Emojis
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level 74
May 9, 2018
You must be an Arkasodian.
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level 57
Mar 20, 2016
I thought Hong Kong was the world's busiest airport?
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level 48
Mar 20, 2016
Only by cargo. Atlanta is busiest by passenger numbers. And Dubai by international passengers
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level 58
Feb 18, 2017
I could not for the life of me remember the Appalachians, but the "harder" ones came to mind pretty quickly!
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level 70
Nov 17, 2017
I can't stand that whenever I see mention made of Aruba, I immediately think of that vile, low-life, scum-sucking waste of oxygen, Urine van der Sloot. It is sad that he is still drawing breath.

Dangle him over a wood-chipper and tell him he has 10 seconds to tell where Natalee Holloway's body is. If he doesn't talk, let Mr. and Mrs. Holloway lower him in at whatever speed they'd like, feet first. And if he DOES talk, then just put one right between his eyes.
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level 63
Nov 18, 2017
Wow..
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level 66
Apr 27, 2018
Leave him where he is, life in that jail is not a life at all, he still has 20 years to serve.
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level 64
Apr 22, 2018
Too South American and Caribbean centric! LOL
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level 37
May 9, 2018
biggest problem was spelling Apalachian Apallatian Apallation appellachian etc..
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level 69
May 19, 2018
Are you saying you found its appellation difficult?
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level 47
May 10, 2018
easy
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level 60
May 11, 2018
Pedant Alert!! The Arlington Cemetery question: "Best known..." or "A well known..." would be more good.
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level 28
May 11, 2018
More like "USA geography and a bit of the rest of the continent"... please learn that USA is JUST A PART OF A HUGE CONTINENT WITH LOTS OF COUNTRIES
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level 74
May 12, 2018
Please learn how to use capitalization.
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level 38
Oct 18, 2018
There is a section on this site with quizzes in other languages such as German, French and Spanish which have very few questions about the US. I have taken a few (just to test my recollection of how to spell in those languages) and recommend them to all of those who are upset about the US-Centric quizzes on the site. With that cabal busy elsewhere, those of us who do enjoy the US-Centric quizzes will be free to take them in peace!