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Easy Geography True or False

Try to guess whether these geographical statements are true or false.
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Last updated: October 1, 2021
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1. China has more people than the United States
True
False
2. There is a country named Chad
True
False
3. Most of the island of Greenland is covered with lush forests and grasslands, which is why it is called Greenland
True
False
Most of Greenland is covered by ice
4. The world's highest mountain is located in the United States
True
False
Mount Everest is on the border of China and Nepal
5. The average airplane ride from Paris to London takes about 5 or 6 hours
True
False
The flight time is only about 1 hour
6. The official language of Brazil is Spanish
True
False
It is Portuguese
7. The flag of Canada has a maple leaf on it
True
False
8. More than half of the Earth's surface is covered by water
True
False
9. In some years, the Amazon completely dries up
True
False
10. Egypt is in northern Africa
True
False
11. Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is the capital of India
True
False
The capital of India is New Delhi
12. More people live north of the equator than south of it
True
False
13. There is a country whose name is only one letter different than Iran
True
False
That country is, of course, Iraq
14. Russia is larger east-to-west than it is north-to-south
True
False
15. Scotland is a part of England
True
False
Scotland lies to the north of England. They are both part of the United Kingdom.
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Level 48
Oct 2, 2021
I got three wrongs even though it is so easy. lol
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Level 57
Oct 2, 2021
Good quiz, but it should be called "Very Easy Geography True or False".
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Level 43
Oct 14, 2021
Now you're just nitpicking.
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Level 73
Oct 2, 2021
More of these please...just for lazy days and some easy points. :D
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Level 61
Oct 2, 2021
Only Americans will get the last question wrong
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Level 84
Oct 2, 2021
Well, this didn't age well.
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Level 88
Oct 2, 2021
Yeah, because the other 96% of the world is more culturally tied to England than the U.S.....
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Level 83
Oct 14, 2021
I think it's more because in the minds of many commenters on JetPunk the entire rest of the world outside of the USA is England. Or once in a while western Europe.
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Level 70
Oct 14, 2021
Or 'Britain', used when someone means English.
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Level 51
Oct 14, 2021
Or it could be because they didn't read the question. The summit of Mt Everest is the highest elevation above sea level. But Mt. Everest is not the tallest mountain on earth, measured from base to summit.
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Level 41
Oct 14, 2021
That's not the question they're talking about - I think you may have had a different order somehow?
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Level 91
Oct 11, 2021
Question 15 is a good way to start a fight in Scotland
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Level 43
Oct 14, 2021
No, Scotland is a separate country in the Uk that is a fact not a opinion
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Level 64
Oct 15, 2021
Yes, and if you were to say it was a part of England, it would be a good way to start a fight.
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Level 52
Jan 3, 2022
Scotland is a country in the country of the UK. England is also a country in the country of the UK.

Scotland = UK

England = UK

Scotland =/= England

That sums it up as best as I can

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Level 84
Mar 24, 2023
Good thing we have you here to clear that mess up
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Level 46
Mar 24, 2023
Hey, he teaches more than the American school system does. As far as most of my classmates are concerned, Scotland and England are separate countries, England is the same as Britain, Ireland is a million miles away, and nobody knows what Wales is.

How hard is it for a geography teacher to say,

"Scotland = UK

England = UK

Wales = UK

North Ireland = UK

Scotland+England+Wales are on the same ISLAND, called Britain

Ireland and North Ireland are on their own island, so UK =/= Britain

Ireland =/= UK"

(It would also be accompanied by a visual aid)

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Level 65
Oct 14, 2021
Only Brits will get it right
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2021
Right now I wouldn't count on the average Brit having any clue at all about anything, particularly international or intranational politics.
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2021
Anyone with a basic education will get it right*
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2021
I'm an American and I got it right.
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Level 49
Jan 27, 2022
Congrats, you got basic education
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Level 46
Mar 24, 2023
Look at my above comment. American basic education doesn't really teach this.
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Level 55
Oct 14, 2021
It's ironic. People will complain about everything being US-centric, then spend most of their time talking about Americans. Rent-free.
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Level 63
Oct 14, 2021
THIS! This is SO TRUE. The amount of times I see people leaving negative comments about America or Americans on quizzes, articles, topics, or YouTube videos that have NOTHING to do with America (let alone on ones that only tangentially have to do with America) is genuinely a bit astounding. Some people are genuinely obsessed, creepy, and need some sort of hobby or way to increase their self-esteem.
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2021
It is actually a natural part of human psychology. Some people tend to crank it up to eleven and further, but we are all somehow prediposed to hate on the guy who is on the top. It's the same reason why people tend to like an underdog in a sport, for example. In the nineteenth century, everyone was hating on the British as well, and everyone hated the Spanish before that. Nowadays, it is the US and I guess in the future, people will start hating on China more and more.
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Level 52
Jan 3, 2022
Personally, I think the only reason people say "American's won't get this one" is because online there are a ton of Americans who make fun of non-Americans for not knowing American geography.

The reason we say it is to prove a point that "Americans don't know non-American geography" to show that they are hypocrites.

And, yes, I know this isn't all Americans. Most of them I've talked to are actually pretty nice and fairly knowledgeable (or at least how knowledgeable I am of the US), it's just that small annoying portion that thinks they're better for knowing trivia about their own country.

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Level 57
Oct 26, 2022
most Asian, African or American (the two continents, not just the USA) people suck at geography because it is generally not taught as much as in Europe. (Don't know about Oceania as there isn't much to go off.
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Level 37
Mar 24, 2023
YESSS!!! As you can tell by my name, I am an American (not actually named Chad), and this might be the truest statement I've ever heard. I've gotten used to it at this point lol. I could be watching a video of a dog sleeping and someone will somehow find something negative to say about the USA. Thank you for pointing this out!
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2021
You don't know a lot about Americans, now do you?
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Level 63
Dec 29, 2021
Sad to say last one did get me :(

Got a little cocky by the end and...ugh! Yes, I am American.

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Level 27
Mar 29, 2022
lol that happened
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Level 55
Jan 29, 2023
Speaking of us Americans, how am I supposed to know how long an average flight from Paris to London takes? I figure that the two cities aren't that far apart, so I guessed false.
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2023
You just answered your own question.

I'm not American and have never flown from, say, New York to Washington, but I have enough of a grasp of US geography to be able to work out that a flight between the two wouldn't take 5 hours.

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Level 73
Oct 4, 2021
Russia is longer or wider west to east, but not actually larger - the size or area is the same surely?
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2021
Booooo
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Level 64
Oct 14, 2021
I misunderstood "In some years, the Amazon completely dries up" as "In some amount of years, the Amazon River will completely dry up" as some sort of awful climate change prediction. Still quite stupid on my part. Great quiz!
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2021
I don't think there are any credible predictions that the Amazon will dry up due to climate change.
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Level 55
Jan 29, 2023
We should just wait 50 years lol.
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Level 56
Mar 24, 2023
Maybe not soon, but perhaps eventually?
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Level 62
Oct 14, 2021
At first I thought it meant something similar: that eventually, like in 100 million years, the Amazon would dry up.
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Level 44
Oct 14, 2021
For number 12 there are big populous country like china, india, USA, mexico, nigeria, all of europe and N.America
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Level 57
Oct 26, 2022
You didn't really need to mention the USA as you also mentioned North America
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Level 53
Oct 14, 2021
this was so easy omg 15/15 correct
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Level 44
Oct 14, 2021
Can someone explain the question about Amazon?
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2021
The Amazon is the largest river on Earth and never dries up or comes anywhere close to drying up.
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Level 58
Oct 14, 2021
can you elaborate?
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Level 65
Oct 14, 2021
Some portion of the Amazon river always has water flowing thru it. Some smaller rivers/creeks may go dry in the hot months but never the Amazon.
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Level 60
Oct 14, 2021
It's not about climate change fyi
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Level 66
Jan 8, 2022

can you elaborate?

We're never getting rid of Jeff Bezos.

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Level 50
Oct 14, 2021
Scotland being part of the UK not England almost got me, 15/15.
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Level 63
Nov 10, 2021
It got me. I feel stupid.
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Level 51
Oct 14, 2021
So simple
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Level 20
Oct 15, 2021
Question 9 makes no sense. "In a few years, the Amazon will completely dry up"? Even if that's what it's meant to say, there's no way to assign true or false to a question of what will happen in the future.
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2021
Read the question again.
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Level 67
Oct 16, 2021
I got it, but I also had to reread it to understand what it was asking. The phrasing is just a bit off. I think even just switching the fragment before the comma to the end of the sentence would help - "The Amazon completely dries up in some years."
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Level 63
Nov 10, 2021
I think it's perfectly fine. The comma makes you read it with a pause.
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Level 66
Dec 2, 2021
It's the "In" that throws you off. "Some years the Amazon completely dries up" is perfectly fine. Although I would prefer "Amazon River", because "Amazon" could be seen as referring to the rainforest as well.
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Level 64
Dec 28, 2021
Yeah I misread it at first and then I realized that if I'm overthinking it, that means I probably didn't read it right since it's supposed to be easy material.
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Level 62
Jan 19, 2022
Question to quizmaster: in some quizzes the "world tallest mountain" is named as the Mauna Kea cause of his level under water. Hence, the world talles mountain would be in the USA?
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
The question says worlds highest mountain, not tallest.
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Level 21
Feb 1, 2022
15 out of 15. PHEW I'm ot that dumb
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Level 44
Mar 25, 2023
Ahem, are you sure...? :-)
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Level 27
Mar 29, 2022
No#15 is a territorial dispute. Technically the UN dosent recognized Scotland, Wales, England or Northern Ireland. So the awnser is no. Because once again, England nor, Scotland is not a country.
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2022
Question 15 doesn't ever mention anything being a country though. Scotland and England are two things that definitely exist (and as far as I know have no territorial disputes with each other), regardless of how the UN classifies them.
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2023
Exactly. No territorial dispute here. If the question had read "Scotland is part of the UK" then the answer would have been true. It's just that a lot of people wrongly think England and the UK are the same thing.
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Level 43
Apr 18, 2022
The actual tallest mountain is in Hawaii, it is Mauna Kea. It is half underwater. It is 33,500 feet and Everest is 29,035 feet.
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
The question says highest mountain, not tallest.
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Level 52
Sep 21, 2022
bro they mean the same exact thing lol
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Level 44
Mar 25, 2023
Are you saying that if you flew from the summit of Mauna Kea and kept at the same altitude, you'd clear the summit of Everest? Well you'd be in for one hell of a surprise then!
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Level 59
Dec 8, 2022
No they don't. If John is in a plane and I ask "how high is John?" to someone I'm not going to be impressed if they answer "6 foot".

Tallness explicitly requires a measurement from head to toe (or base to tip in the case of mountains). Height is from a specified point of reference (e.g. sea level for mountains) to the tip.

The question should probably specify "from sea level" to avoid ambiguity but it's not incorrect to say that Muana Kea is the tallest mountain but Everest is the highest (using sea level as a reference, if we used the Earth's core as the reference point then Chimborazo wins).

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Level 37
Aug 6, 2022
Quite surprising the most common question to get incorrect is that Scotland is part of England.
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Level 20
Nov 21, 2022
A lot of people would mistake "England" for "United Kingdom", so they would get it wrong.
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Level 53
Aug 17, 2022
Ultra-easy. Perhaps there could be a "Child" or kids section and this quiz be placed in that section too?
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Level 52
Sep 21, 2022
technically isn't the maunea kea the highest mountain in the world?
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Level 20
Nov 21, 2022
Technically it is, but Mount Everest is the highest from sea level, and Mauna Kea is the highest from its base.
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Level 35
Dec 13, 2022
Super easy, barely an inconvenience.

(comment if you know what that's from)

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Level 29
Jan 19, 2023
15/15 they are easy please don’t respond Quizmaster
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2023
please don't take the plane to do london-paris, take the train, it's two damn hours and you're right in the city centres
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Level 58
Feb 6, 2023
I got the London-Paris wrong. I read NYC
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Level 52
Mar 8, 2023
15/15 yawn
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Level 39
Mar 24, 2023
I got the question correct because of the title, but Mauna Kea is way tallest that Mount Everest.
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Level 46
Mar 24, 2023
"way tallest"?
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Level 44
Mar 25, 2023
Are there any English comprehension quizzes people can do here? It seems that people can't tell the difference between tallest and highest.
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Level 37
Mar 24, 2023
1 hour from Paris to CDG airport, 2 hour wait at airport, 1 hour actual flight, 1 hour train from Heathrow to London centre, so 5 hours actually :P
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2023
I'd argue that's not the fault of the plane ride, though
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Level 28
Mar 24, 2023
TOO EASY!!!!!!! I got 100% and I'm in 1nd grade
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2023
Perhaps your next pursuit should be grammar. 1nd grade?
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Level 46
Mar 24, 2023
You'll never believe this, but... hold onto your pants here... I got 15/15 on my first try!!!!! Do I get my trophy now and my Baskin-Robbins gift card???
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Level 29
Mar 24, 2023
For some reason I got London confused with NYC because I just had a trip from there lol
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Level 44
Mar 25, 2023
That's the weirdest thing I've read here (and that's saying something!).
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Level 44
Mar 24, 2023
ez dubzzz
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Level 45
Mar 24, 2023
The one about Amazon doesn't quite make sense. What is "some years"? 10 years? 1000 Years? 100.000 years? 1 billion years? One day, yes, all the water of Earth (not only Amazon) will dry with heat! I think that question should be better formulated.
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Level 19
Mar 26, 2023
exactly vferre