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The Americas Geography by Letter - L

Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter L.
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
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First submittedAugust 26, 2014
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Clue
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Biggest city in California
Los Angeles
Bolivian capital, elevation 11,975 ft
La Paz
"Sin City"
Las Vegas
U.S. state where you'll find Cajuns
Louisiana
"Crookedest" street of San Francisco
Lombard
Pennsylvania county notable for
its Amish community
Lancaster
Island on which Brooklyn and
Queens are located
Long Island
Capital of Peru
Lima
Newfoundland and ...
Labrador
Capital of Michigan
Lansing
Major city of central Mexico
León
Clue
Answer
Capital of Nebraska
Lincoln
Nickname of Texas
Lone Star State
Second biggest city in New Mexico
Las Cruces
Region of the Americas where Romance
languages are spoken
Latin America
Island chain to the north of the
Windward Islands
Leeward Islands
Central business district of Chicago
The Loop
Highest mountain in Canada
Logan
Biggest city in Kentucky
Louisville
Biggest city in southern Alberta
Lethbridge
Capital of Arkansas
Little Rock
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Level 76
Aug 26, 2014
Capital-S Southern Alberta? Otherwise you'd have to say Calgary is biggest in small-s southern Alberta.
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2014
The only way to make that clue reasonable is "largest city south of Calgary."
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Level 90
Apr 1, 2022
Agreed. The clue is inaccurate with a lowercase "s," but accurate with an uppercase "S."
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Level 62
Nov 18, 2023
The quiz is about the letter L. I don't remember Calgary starting with the letter L.
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Level 57
Mar 18, 2015
Lethbridge? You must be joking! Sarah Palin could see USA from there.
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Level 41
Mar 18, 2015
I always thought that French-speaking countries of the Americas are not considered a part of Latin America - I might be wrong about the French Caribbean and French Guiana, but I am pretty sure I am right about the Francophone Canada and St Pierre et Miquelon.I recommend you change the "Romance language" clue to "Spanish and Portuguese".
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2015
Loo-ville should also be accepted.
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Level 75
Mar 18, 2015
Except it's "Loo-vull".
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Level 52
Mar 18, 2015
The latin america one is a little bit vague, French and English are also romance languages.
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Level 65
Mar 18, 2015
French is but English isn't. The core of English is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It took heavy influence from Norman French later and evolved over time but it is still classified as a Germanic language.
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Level 37
Mar 5, 2018
Nope. English is a Germanic language.
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2019
In a quiz ostensibly covering two continents, it is not necessary to have two thirds of the questions all about one country!
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Level 89
May 4, 2019
Fill us in on other L-places that would be known to a wide sampling of English speakers here.

Of the 13 of 21 that are in the U.S., 3 are Spanish names, 2 are French and 1 is Italian.

I can think of nary another south of the U.S. that hasn't been included.

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Level 72
Feb 17, 2021
the capital of Argentina's most populated Province is "La Plata", Perú's capital is "Lima", the spanish name for "Andes Mountains" is "Los Andes". There, you can have 6 out of 21, rather than 2 out of 21 questions with South America only, and that's just at the top of my head. Also, there are around 50 other countries that I'm sure have other "L" named cities, lakes, and other.
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Level 57
Apr 23, 2021
If the US didn't exist, the world's economy would not exist.

But if Canada didn't exist, much of the glaciers in the world wouldn't exist as well.

If Brazil didn't exist, the world would starve.

If Colombia didn't exist, thousands of species wouldn't exist.

And so on.

My point is that there is no such thing as more important country, they're all important in their own way.

Therefore, it is RIDICULOUS the way JetPunkers say that the quiz is US centric because it is more important. It may be economically, but that doesn't mean you can just do quizzes about "The Americas" and simply not consider everywhere else.

I post this as a sincere comment, because I'm not using JetPunk anymore because of this US centrism.

You're not forced to change. But I know you care about the quality of your site, and I know you won't ignore this comment like every other!

Thank you!

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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
man quit jetpunk because of usa having too many questions on a quiz
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Level 69
Jun 1, 2022
They left?

Then the site has gotten better.

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Level 81
Mar 24, 2022
All these impassioned complaints about US-centrism on JetPunk are so bizarre. I totally understand wanting to leave feedback and be heard, but it always feels a bit absurd.

It's like if you were walking down the street and someone hands you a free lemonade, but you break down in tears and start screaming because it's not strawberry lemonade.

This a high-quality free-of-charge website for trivia quizzes, just chill.

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Level 72
Dec 16, 2022
The quiz title is a quiz about the Americas - 14/21 (66%) are questions about the USA, which is disproportionate considering the US makes up 30% of the population of the Americas and 23% of the land mass. so roughly, there are twice as many questions about the USA than there should be, especially considering there are no questions about Brazil, which is of similar size and has 2/3rds the population of the USA.

Your example is ridiculous, we leave feedback for people to improve, perhaps learn some geography outside their borders and include it so we ourselves can learn. Otherwise, we just accept the US spoonfed version of things, which is a rather colonial mindset.

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Level 79
Jan 10, 2023
"PerHAps LEarN SoME GeOgrapHY OutSIde ThEiR BorDerS" So freaking arrogant and predictably Anti-American. This whole site is filled with quizzes that focus on other countries, cultures, and languages and you know it. You're on a predominantly American website and should understand why it skews American. Get over it. These types of comments are so annoying and reek of pretentiousness.