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Geographic Groups of Two #1

Name the members of these geographical twosomes.
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First submittedMarch 4, 2014
Last updatedSeptember 12, 2018
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Clue
Answer
Countries inside of Italy
San Marino
Vatican City
Countries that border the U.S.
Canada
Mexico
Countries that share Hispaniola
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Countries that share New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Indonesia
Countries that start with "A", but
don't end with "A"
Azerbaijan
Afghanistan
Landlocked South American
countries
Bolivia
Paraguay
Countries that start with "Z"
Zambia
Zimbabwe
EU countries that start with "G"
Germany
Greece
Non-contiguous U.S. states
Alaska
Hawaii
Seas that border Egypt
Mediterranean
Red
Clue
Answer
Major Mesopotamian rivers
Euphrates
Tigris
Mediterranean island nations
Malta
Cyprus
African countries that border only
one other country
Gambia
Lesotho
Asian countries that start with "L"
Laos
Lebanon
Official languages of Israel
Hebrew
Arabic
World's two highest mountains
Everest
K2
Biggest Italian islands
Sicily
Sardinia
Biggest Mexican peninsulas
Yucatán
Baja California
Korean capital cities
Seoul
Pyongyang
Longest rivers in the UK
Severn
Thames
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level 70
Apr 5, 2014
"Countries only bordering one other" - Swaziland is right next to Lesotho in South Africa bordered only by S. Africa
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level 51
Apr 6, 2014
No...it also border Mozambique.
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level 52
Apr 23, 2014
Borders*, but your comment is correct
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level 67
Dec 21, 2014
Lesotho is a long way from Swaziland
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level 68
Apr 8, 2014
Nice idea for a quiz. I always like the groups ones.
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level 71
Apr 23, 2014
Me too :).
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level 39
Jul 23, 2014
Me too
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level 76
Sep 20, 2014
More groups, please.
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level 67
Apr 23, 2014
Damn you, Severn. Why didn't I ever hear of you!?
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level 43
May 30, 2014
Possibly because you haven't learned English as a foreign language? (: I distinctly remember that in our "Headway, Pre-intermediate" textbooks, Thames and Severn were mentioned as the UK's primary rivers in the Chapter, "Learn to know Britan", or something like that. That is probably the only reason I know about Severn (:
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level 56
Jan 19, 2018
Not all text books are the same, you know - not everyone around the world who learns English all learn using the same materials.
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level 40
Sep 21, 2019
Nah, never heard of it either in all my years of english.
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level 68
May 4, 2015
Probably because it's of small significance in the global scale of things. I'm still surprised that a quarter of the testers got it. :)
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level 45
Jun 13, 2015
Maybe a majority of that 25% are Brits?
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level 56
Aug 4, 2016
As a Brit I was surprised the other way; that so few got it right! But then again my knowledge of all things US is sadly lacking, especially sport and entertainment, although my US geography is now vastly improved, in no small way thanks to this site.
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level 65
Sep 18, 2016
I'm American and I got it. I read a series of books on the history of England until 1500 and I remember the geography.
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level 61
Jun 13, 2019
It never really gets mentioned. So unless you are specifically reads a book about (the geography) the uk or have been there, it is not very likely to have heard of it. Same thing indeed with US questions, some places everyone has heard about, others really only when you come from the US. Like everyone has heard about london and new york (and thames and mississipi) other places might be significant in the country itself, but it is all about exposure :) You need to get "airtime" ;)
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level 62
Jan 23, 2017
I got it because I crossed the Severn Bridge when visiting UK as an 8-year-old.
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level 68
Apr 23, 2014
40/40 booya
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level 61
Apr 23, 2014
done with 2.50 to spare. usually dont even finish them. i like this one.
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level 32
Apr 23, 2014
Best quiz for at least this month
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level 51
Apr 23, 2014
Thanks!
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level 45
Apr 23, 2014
38/40. Missed azerbaijan and severn
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level 67
Apr 30, 2017
Same here.
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level 32
Apr 23, 2014
I really, REALLY, REALLY need to get caught up on my British geography.
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level 33
Apr 24, 2014
This is a real good one!
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level 83
May 22, 2014
Not to nitpick, but a good portion of the River Severn (about 25% of its length) is in Wales. The length of it that is "in England" is shorter than both the Thames and the Trent, both of which are wholly contained in England. I think it should be made clear that you're asking for the longest river that *flows through* England.
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level ∞
May 23, 2014
Changed to "Longest rivers in the UK"
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level 45
Jun 1, 2014
100% On my fore try :D
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level 56
Mar 3, 2019
You mean fourth? :)
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level 37
Sep 19, 2014
Don't like to laud a manc, but that was a class quiz. Loads of good questions that encompass most of the globe. Great work!
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level 76
Sep 20, 2014
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level 44
Nov 21, 2014
EU countries that starts with G - Great Britain , Germany and Greece. That would be three countries not two right? Please correct it :)
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level 51
Nov 22, 2014
Great Britain is an island not a country.
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level 25
Jul 16, 2016
:'( Anyhow, Brexit.
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level 47
Feb 25, 2018
the country on the island great britain is named "the united kingdom" and either way they are no longer in the european union
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level 49
Oct 27, 2018
Incorrect the UK is still in the eu.
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level 27
Dec 23, 2014
The U.S.A. borders Cuba as well. It owns a tiny harbor on the island.
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level 70
Apr 8, 2015
Would that tiny harbour be Guantanamo? The USA doesn't own Guantanamo, Cuba does. The USA controls it, but still recognises that it belongs to Cuba.
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level 68
Jun 3, 2016
I think we lease it. Cuba is our landlord.
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level 83
Sep 26, 2016
Yeah, a landlord that sends our rent back to us with an eviction notice every year...
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level 61
Jul 3, 2015
2:49 remaining and 100% boom
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level 20
Jul 25, 2015
I had to look up Baja California, Severn and Euphrates
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level 47
Feb 25, 2018
cheating smh
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level 58
Sep 3, 2015
I thought, "Well, I'll think of the other non-contiguous state in a minute. Meanwhile, Michigan. Michigan! Michigan-michigan-michigan-MICHIGAN! Gah!"

Oh, he means not part of the contiguous states. Those two. Too easy.

(Maybe Virginia could be the other non-contiguous state by my definition?)
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level 63
Jun 4, 2016
Also, by your definition maybe Florida? The Dry Tortugas are contiguous with anything :)
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level 48
May 9, 2017
I thought the same...started with Hawaii and Michigan. Doubletake when it didn't work; then realized I was using the "wrong" definition of contiguous.
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level 40
Sep 21, 2019
Ahah, I thought the same at first. But when I tried Hawaii, I just suddenly realised what the question meant, somehow.
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level 48
Sep 21, 2015
One of the few quizzes where I can say I got 100% first time. Guess being from the UK helped on the Severn question but I'm surprised it's that low because it's longer than the Thames,
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level 76
May 10, 2017
So many English lit books mention the River Thames, probably because of London, but I don't remember any books that mention the River Severn. Also, Thames tends to stick in my mind because of the many times in class we were corrected on its pronunciation - it's "Tim's", not Th-ames.
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level 59
Sep 28, 2015
"Countries that share New Guinea" Typing New Guinea gives you a point...
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level 45
Oct 16, 2015
Can you accept "Papau" or "Paupa" New guinea? I can't spell it. :(
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level 59
Aug 16, 2017
learn how to spell it, it's five letters
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level 61
Jun 13, 2019
That wouldnt even sound the same. If you said papoua or papoea or something ok..
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level 44
Mar 8, 2016
Got all of 'em except Severn! Great quiz though :)
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level 23
Jun 3, 2016
Only 28% knew the Severn? Where did Severn Trent Water go wrong? ^-^
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level 77
Jun 3, 2016
Severn is almost unknown outside the UK.
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level 61
Jun 3, 2016
As I swiftly went through this quiz, I marveled at the prospect of getting 100% for the first time in a long time. Then I got to the UK rivers...
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level 45
Jun 3, 2016
100% in 3:45
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level 49
Aug 6, 2016
Really enjoyed this. Thanks
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level 51
Dec 8, 2016
i spelt it tames instead of thames when i guessed it
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level 54
Dec 16, 2016
3.25 left
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level 48
May 9, 2017
Artsakh is a disputed country that doesn't end in an A. But, I guess I should of known it wasnt on here.
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level 52
May 9, 2017
So close everything except for severn
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level 38
Jul 5, 2017
Hello? - Is Lebanon part of the Middle East or Asia? - Or are you finally acknowledging that the Middle East IS IN Asia?
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level 56
Jan 19, 2018
The Middle East is a region, it is not a continent. Most of the Middle East is in Asia
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level 39
Nov 12, 2017
Number one, it is in the Middle East (technically both). Number two, the Middle East has always been acknowledged in Asia, not finally.
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level 38
Jan 24, 2018
Yeah? Then how can Egypt be considered as being in the Middle East when it is in Africa?
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level 39
Nov 12, 2017
Got 100% with 1:41 left and I'm ten! I also got 100% on the countries f the world quiz! please try out my quizzes!
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level 39
Nov 12, 2017
Sorry incorrect spelling and capitalization. It is of* and Please*
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level 38
Dec 12, 2017
Let's end the argument about Cyprus once and for all. It is part of Europe, as Europe and Asia are one Continent
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level 56
Jan 19, 2018
All the world's authorities have now taken note and are doing as you say
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level 38
Jan 24, 2018
'bout time!
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level 43
Mar 21, 2018
Could Papa New Guinea not be accepted?
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level 32
Apr 14, 2018
Until the end I kept reading italian islands as italian salads lol.
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level 61
Jun 13, 2019
Dont quiz on an empty stomach ;)
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level 45
May 9, 2018
I like the concept
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level 65
Oct 21, 2018
The official name is Antigua and Barbados and starts with an A but doesn't and in one.
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level 57
Oct 27, 2018
It's Antigua and Barbuda. Barbados is an entirely separate country
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level 62
Oct 27, 2018
It's officially The Gambia and Arabic isn't official anymore.
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level 65
Dec 18, 2018
Quizmaster, don’t care about The Gambia bit, but Arabic really is no longer an official language of Israel.
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level 35
Oct 27, 2018
I really like this quiz. I missed two questions and I'm a geography nerd!
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level 41
Oct 27, 2018
Please accept Himalayas
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level 67
Oct 29, 2018
For what, the two highest mountains? But the Himalayas is a whole mountain range, not a mountain. That's like asking to accept "France" when the question is "What city is nicknamed 'The City of Lights'?"
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level 67
Oct 29, 2018
Pyeongyang 평양 is the official spelling of the capital of North Korea according to the revised Romanization adopted in 2000 in South Korea. Please accept this spelling, too.
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level 51
Oct 30, 2018
You're going to hate me for splitting hairs on this one, but for the "highest mountains in the world" question, I tried Olympus Mons - because the world is not limited to planet Earth. I think you need to modify your question if you only intend for us to answer with this planet in mind only.
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level 68
Oct 30, 2018
I think you're confusing "splitting hairs" with "abandoning common sense"
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level 53
Mar 20, 2019
Too Earth-centric
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level 48
Mar 25, 2019
add mount kosciuzsco and K2
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level 48
Mar 25, 2019
do it now
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level 45
Apr 18, 2019
when trying to think of countries in Asia beginning with L the only country I could think of was Lesotho, I had to keep telling myself that Lesotho is in Africa, I wish I had listened to my gut as for the life of me I couldn't think of any counties on Africa bordering only one other country.
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level 30
May 30, 2019
Please accept Arabian for Arabic. I typed every language I could think of for Israel including Arabian but never thought it might only be listed as Arabic.
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level 61
Jun 13, 2019
Nice quiz :) perhaps a bit easy, but just did 4 really tough quizzes so an easier one once in a while is fine :) Got all but a peninsula and english river.
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level 50
Jul 23, 2019
Great quiz, got all except one peninsula
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level 27
Oct 13, 2019
For "Starts with A but doesn't end with A", why isn't Antigua and Barbados excepted?