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Geography by Letter - G

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter G.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
Times taken85,338
Average score72.7%
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Elvis's residence
Graceland
World's biggest island
Greenland
Hungarian meat stew
Goulash
Hinduism's holiest river
Ganges
Biggest city in Scotland
Glasgow
Deutschland
Germany
"Cowboy" of Patagonia
Gaucho
Small U.S. territory in the Pacific
Guam
Chinese desert
Gobi
Egyptian pyramid locale
Giza
Pennsylvania site of a 1863
Civil War battle
Gettysburg
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Sweden's second biggest city
Gothenburg
Mexico's second biggest metro area
Guadalajara
Sea inlet similar to a bay
Gulf
South American country
Guyana
California's most famous bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Ecuadorian island chain visited by Darwin
Galapagos
Huron, Superior, Michigan, etc...
Great Lakes
U.S. state or Caucasian country
Georgia
Strait separating Spain and Morocco
Gibraltar
Spanish tomato soup, served cold
Gazpacho
Italian name equivalent to John
Giovanni
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Level 92
May 31, 2013
Read it as "Chinese dessert" several times, and was going to call foul.
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Level 66
Aug 21, 2013
ditto
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2013
I know several Chinese entrees that contain fowl, but no Chinese desserts. lol
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Level 52
Apr 14, 2019
Bird's nest soup?
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Level 77
May 22, 2014
Damn! I read it as "dessert" until I read this comment and went back to check. Even when I checked the answer I was like "weird that 60% know about a dessert like that because I never heard of it". Yes OF COURSE, I know a desert called that. *major facepalm*
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Level 63
Feb 1, 2016
Oh my god, it all makes sense now.
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Level 65
Jul 3, 2017
Count me as one of the "end of the meal dish" seekers. Duh. Even after I saw the answer, I thought, "There's a dessert called Gobi? Like the desert? Oh! Wait..."
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Level 30
Apr 14, 2019
Just when I thought I was the only one...
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Level 26
Jun 26, 2013
I knew the soup answer, but not the spelling. I spelt it as Gespatcho, gaspacho, gespacho and gaspatcho.
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Level 37
Aug 21, 2013
No soup for you!
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Level 19
Feb 10, 2014
Haha
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2020
I similarly screwed up Giovanni
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2023
Don't be the Soup Nazi! He didn't spell it as gestapo.
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Level 72
Jul 31, 2013
About the name: Gianni is another form of "John" in Italian. Also, Giuseppe has been more common than Giovanni for baby names in Italy before. So, I think either all 3 should be accepted, or find another question. Drove me nuts.

Same for the Goteborg question.

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Level 70
Aug 1, 2015
Giuseppe is the Italian version of Joseph, not John.
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2018
I believe that "Gianni" is to Giovanni as "Jack" is to John, or "Jon" is to Jonathan.
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Level 63
Jan 7, 2014
For Elvis' residence I put Grave but that didn't work so I tried the name of his previous residence...
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2014
Unless he's still out there.... just kidding.
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2014
100% with 2:17 left
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Level 58
Dec 15, 2014
Wrote Guayana and gulash... you really should be more flexible...
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2020
I like Guayana - pronunciation like "wayana" :)
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Level 83
May 23, 2015
Thank you Red Dwarf for Gazpacho Soup.
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Level 40
Jun 9, 2015
aw! I kept spelling it goolash
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2015
Did you know.... Argentinian pampas gauchos are the main workers on an estancia.
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Level 71
Jan 30, 2016
If you want to read about the real Gauchos read Charles Darwin's "Voyage of the Beagle"
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Level 37
Dec 9, 2017
You mean like Cowboys are the main workers on a ranch? (double Duh!)
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Level 81
Jan 30, 2016
Thank goodness for Tom Lehrer, without whom I would not have known the answer to the Mexican question.
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Level 84
Aug 19, 2017
Hahaha! I owe a lot of my knowledge to Tom Lehrer. Not sure my therapist would be pleased to hear that, though.
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Level 73
Jun 9, 2016
I keep seeing "Chinese dessert" and thought, they don't serve desserts, only orange slices (from US). :-)
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Level 79
Mar 19, 2019
That's not true :) (I live in China)
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Level 41
Sep 26, 2016
Never heard of the Spanish soup or would have been a full house.
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Level 37
Mar 7, 2017
What is the problem with accepting native spellings as well as English spellings? (as long as both are spelled correctly). Would

you not feel offended if quiz makers in other countries only accepted Nieuw Amsterdam for New York, or Haarlem for Harlem?

I know that this is an English language quiz but we should never

disallow native spelling.

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Level 75
Dec 3, 2020
If I was taking a Spanish quiz and it accepted English variants of names (e.g. London) I'd be very confused..
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2017
Gazpacho is super delicious, so is goulash.
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Level 37
Jul 11, 2017
Yes! - But only when made by natives. The uniquely American add-ins spoil their authenticity.
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Level ∞
Jun 22, 2018
One thing I've learned in traveling the world is that quality food can be found anywhere. I traveled for a couple months in France and never once had a croissant that is better than the ones at my local bakery in Seattle.
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Level 75
Apr 14, 2019
You don't make friends with salad.
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Level 88
Apr 14, 2019
@tshalla I'll join that Conga line! ;)
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Level 88
Apr 14, 2019
Yes! Second Simpsons reference in the comments section on Jetpunk I've run across today!
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Level 88
Apr 14, 2019
I'm curious, I've never had either dish (and as a vegetarian I don't think I'll ever try goulash) but what are the "uniquely American add-ins"?
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2019
Why would you think an American can't follow an authentic recipe? We don't always add ketchup to everything.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2020
Not only am I not a fan of Ketchup ever, but a large part of it is sugar, as well. Honestly, my one experience abroad in Costa Rica, I loved all the food, and just about nothing had any sugar in it. Pretty sure I lost weight just eating there. Also, the pizza was better than one of Casey's grease mats.
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2020
By far the best spaghetti bolognese I ever had was in an Argentinian restaurant in Ecuador. 🤷
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Level 68
Dec 4, 2020
You can find great food everywhere, and certainly in the US, where, in addition to a host of uniquely American inventions, there are many many talented people who can re-create authentic foreign cuisine perfectly. That being said, I feel that certain countries, on average, take food and authenticity of food more seriously than many Americans seem to. As a French person myself, I obviously believe that it's everyone's right to eat whatever they want, to mix whatever they want whatever they want. I also think that you can create beautiful things by fusing different food styles, or by making foreign recipes your own. However, I think there should be a minimum of respect for authentic recipes, and you should, whenever possible, try the authentic recipe, and acknowledge it when you make changes. For instance, if you make carbonara with cream, don't call it carbonara, because it's not a carbonara. You may of course still enjoy it, but it's something else.
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Level 68
Dec 4, 2020
If you put cheese and ham on a croissant, or really anything else than maybe butter or a little jam, don't call it a croissant, because it's something else - and certainly don't pretend that it's "French", because it isn't.
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Level 68
Dec 4, 2020
I think that's what people object to. I'm sure there is fantastic pizza in Miami and amazing croissants in Seattle (I've never been to either of those places) - but I can imagine that there's also very different things that call themselves "authentic pizza" or "French croissant", and have nothing to do with the originals. That doesn't mean that they aren't good, but they're something else. I'm sure, as Jetpunkers, we can all agree on the need to properly name things!
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2018
That may be true of a croissant, but try ordering a Pizza in Miami. FL or Boston Clam Chowder in Atlanta, GA and you'll understand my point better.
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Level 60
Apr 14, 2019
I'm sure there's plenty of amazing pizza in Miami. Heck, half the city is transplants from NY and NJ. And the other half is Cubans. It's one of the southernmost cities in the country and it's not even southern.

The Atlanta clam chowder thing is probably true though.

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Level 59
Nov 23, 2020
Well, most of Florida's population is pretty recent compared to the rest of the deep south. It was also never as dependent on the same crops, and was mostly a swamp (you think the Everglades are big now?) before the 20th century. And now it's part of the sun Belt, which has mostly skipped over the deep south.
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Level 45
Jan 25, 2019
I kinda like how Gal-ap-a-gos rolls right off of your tounge.
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2019
What's a 'Tounge'?
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2020
The 'tounge', (pron. 'tunj') is a small protrusion just below the larynx where syllables are kept just before they're spoken.
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Level 18
Mar 21, 2019
You should add Guatemala. Or Georgia. (Both the state AND the country.)
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Level 72
May 29, 2019
Georgia is already in the quiz. Look in the second column, the 4th from the bottom.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2020
Can we talk about how many small American towns are named after large cities elsewhere?
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2019
Got there with 1:52 left.
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Level 67
Apr 15, 2019
Please accept "Great Lake" for "Great Lakes".
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Level 67
Mar 30, 2020
yes true
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Level 67
Jun 21, 2019
I read chinese dessert.... And Thought, dont think I know any chinese desserts...
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Level 67
Mar 30, 2020
yeah same
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2021
Fortune cookies now that I think of it (even though they're not actually Chinese)
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Level 67
Mar 30, 2020
I thought it was chinese dessert at first and I was like ??? what could it be
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Level 67
Mar 30, 2020
accept "great lake" for great lakes
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Level 71
Jul 21, 2020
More lenience on the Hungarian soup? I tried gulash, gulasch, goulasch and even gulyásleves.
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Level 60
Jul 21, 2020
I knew the Mexican city, in theory, but there was no way I would be able to spell it. Guessing I'm not the only one, given the percentage. :-)
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Level 71
Jul 23, 2020
Please accept "Great Lake" for "Great Lakes." The clue notes those lakes are an example of a great lake- singular. The answer great lakes is plural.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2020
Because collectively, they are called the 'Great Lakes'. I have not once heard anyone refer to a single one as a 'Great Lake'.
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Level 63
Aug 10, 2021
Should "Great Lake" be accepted without the "s"? Maybe. Is there anyone who wrote "Great Lake" and then gave up on the question without trying to add the "s"? I doubt it.
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2020
Goulash and Gazpacho aren't "geographical" answers.
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Level 68
Dec 4, 2020
Any description of gazpacho probably starts with "a Spanish...", which sounds pretty geographical to me.
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Level 78
Mar 8, 2021
For my Masters Degree in Geography I am studying the residences of Elvis Presley, and 'soups and stews'. Just sayin'.
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Level 50
Jun 11, 2021
How many of these were geography questions ?

Hungarian meat stew?

Cowboy of Patagonia ?

Spanish tomato soup?

Italian equivalent to John?

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Level 76
Dec 28, 2022
Hungary, Patagonia, Spain, and Italy are all geographical locations. More specifically, it ties into the idea of cultural geography.
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Level 42
Jul 13, 2021
I totally didn't read "desert" as "dessert" and skip right by it....couldn't have been me....
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Level 56
Aug 29, 2021
The thumbnail image is not Elvis Presley. It is Billy Fury’s statue on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool, UK.
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Level 67
Feb 8, 2022
1:55 remaining
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Level 43
Nov 20, 2022
it's gulyás not goulash, at the very least it's actual name should be accepted as a variation answer
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Level 46
Dec 6, 2023
Gouchos, like cowboys, but cooler and spanisher
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Level 58
Jan 30, 2024
Spent too much time thinking of a Chinese dessert