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Asia Geography Quiz #1

Can you answer these questions about the geography of Asia?
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Last updated: February 6, 2019
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Which Asian country is shaped like a teardrop?
Sri Lanka
What lake in Russia contains approximately 20% of the world's fresh water?
Lake Baikal
Other than Turks, what is the largest ethnic group in Turkey?
Kurds
What are the two most populous cities in the United Arab Emirates?
Dubai
Abu Dhabi
What country was formerly known as the Dutch East Indies?
Indonesia
What sea is bordered by China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia?
South China Sea
What does the word "stan" mean in the Persian language?
Country
What is the largest city on the Pacific coast of Russia?
Vladivostok
What national capital city ends with "bad"?
Islamabad
What was the former name of Ho Chi Minh City?
Saigon
What peninsula in Egypt is considered to be part of Asia?
Sinai Peninsula
What strait separates Russia from Alaska?
Bering Strait
What bay lies between India and Myanmar?
Bay of Bengal
What is the national animal of Thailand?
Elephant
What is the name of the star that appears on the flag of Israel?
Star of David
What city's regions include Kowloon and the New Territories?
Hong Kong
What is the most commonly-spoken language in India?
Hindi
What is the title of the ruler of Brunei?
Sultan of Brunei
What river basin is home to about 600 million people, more than any other
river basin in the world?
Ganges
40 Comments
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Level 77
Dec 21, 2015
Having been there I recognize it, but I wonder how many can recognize the 'quiz picture'. Nice quiz
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Level 92
Dec 21, 2015
Recognized it, but I'd thought it was in Indonesia for some reason.
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Level 76
Dec 21, 2015
I've been to Sigiriya, and the photo looks like that, that so that's my guess
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Level 70
Mar 19, 2016
It's in Sri Lanka.
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Level 56
Jun 30, 2020
I recognized it the second I saw it! I guess many people who follow Hinduism can also recognize it. It is a rock in Sri Lanka. But, according to Hinduism beliefs, it was once the airport of Ravana, the Demon who ruled over the City of Lanka. He used this airport for his Pushpak Viman (Pushpak Plane). This story might sound stupid that in 5th Century BCE, planes were existing. But this is what one of the most Holy Book of Hinduism, Ramayana tells, and several people in India believe it.

Sorry if someone got offended by me addressing Ravana as Demon. (Many consider him to be god like)

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Level 70
Jul 1, 2024
Interesting. I will do some research on the subject :)
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2016
Consider accepting "Magen David", the Hebrew term for "Star of David"?
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Level 63
Mar 19, 2016
Tried that first, too
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Level 69
May 15, 2016
Yeah; I don't speak Hebrew and I'm not even Jewish, but that's what my (Jewish American) friends called it.
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Level 83
Nov 30, 2016
me too
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Level ∞
Feb 6, 2019
Okay, that will be accepted
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Level 69
Oct 23, 2020
Please also accept "Dave" - that's what its friends call it!
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Level 56
Mar 19, 2016
I've always been confused why the capital of Pakistan is Islam-a-bad. It seems to be formed the same way as "My name a Borat".
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Level 57
Mar 19, 2016
Islam is obvious. -abad means city in Persian.
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Level 82
Mar 19, 2016
I like a Islam. It nice!
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Level 60
May 5, 2019
For an English speaker, yes it is pretty obvious they are saying "Islam is bad" or some grammatical error. But you have to overcome the barrier of language to realise that "Islam-abad" means (roughly) "The City of Islam" or "The place where Islam is spread". Other examples of this type of naming include Faisalabad, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Hyderabad etc.
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Level 59
Aug 26, 2021
I remember when I was a little kid, and I read that and I was like "Weird, why is Pakistan saying islam is bad?"
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2021
I thought the capital of turkmenistan which is ashkhabad is also ended in -bad. Should be added also
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Level 79
Dec 21, 2021
good point, but on jetpunk the accepted spelling is ashgabat
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2024
Just think of Islam abode
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Level 43
Mar 19, 2016
Russia is not asian country...
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Level 74
Mar 20, 2016
You'd be hard pushed to argue that Vladivostok & Baikal aren't in Asia, nor that the Bering Strait doesn't border it
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2016
People seem to have a shocking amount of difficulty appreciating that a single country can be on more than one continent. Some of Russia is in Europe, some is in Asia. Simple.
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2018
You'd almost think Eurasia could be a single continent ;)
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2023
Eurafrasia
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Level 89
Jun 19, 2018
China Sea wasn't accepted.
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Level 86
Nov 22, 2018
Because there's more than one "___ China Sea."
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Level 70
Apr 23, 2023
Jetpunk is the biggest ratio place on earth
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Level 43
Mar 4, 2019
I read 'national animal' as national anthem, sigh. I would've gotten it otherwise and that was the only one I missed, the other ones were easy.
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Level 85
May 4, 2019
Ha, that's in my top five most listened to national anthems despite only spending a few months in Thailand. Twice a day on radio and TV and before every film in the cinema, where you are expected to stand. Which is true of any time you hear it if you can, but I happened to mostly be in the back of taxis so it wasn't quite practical :)
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Level 88
May 4, 2019
The vulgar language filter would block most of titles I'd give that evil dictator in Brunei.
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Level 56
May 5, 2019
damn that's my first 100% in a while
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Level 45
May 5, 2019
Wow I feel stupid, I was thinking "oh maybe stan means country" but then I thought "nah it can't be that simple" and didn't even guess it.
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Level 73
Jul 3, 2019
I thought that the teardrop answer was Taiwan. Used some time before thinking of Sri Lanka.
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Level 23
Nov 21, 2020
hey dude stan doesnt mean anything in farsi trust me i live in iran
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2022
Then what language did the -stan suffix come from?
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Level 54
Apr 20, 2023
In Hindi, stan means place

In urdu, it mean territory

In punjabi, it means state

In bengali, it mean poppy seeds

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Level 65
Apr 20, 2023
Oh Bengal, never change
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2023
Nice quiz. Thx.

Please accept Brahmaputra as correct answer as well as (or instead of!) Ganges.

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Level 63
May 23, 2023
HONG KONG!!!