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Geography by Letter - H

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter H.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedApril 26, 2013
Times taken87,520
Average score68.2%
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World's tallest mountain range
Himalayas
Capital of Finland
Helsinki
London's main airport
Heathrow
Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca
Hajj
Location of NASA mission control
Houston
The main Japanese island
Honshu
India's top language
Hindi
Island of Haiti and the D.R.
Hispaniola
Capital of Cuba
Havana
Best-selling brand of Dutch beer
Heineken
Term for a large estate in
colonial Latin America
Hacienda
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Rwanda's largest ethnic group
Hutu
City with the most skyscrapers
Hong Kong
Scottish dish encased in a sheep stomach
Haggis
One of America's Great Lakes
Huron
Country on the Danube
Hungary
Boston-area university founded in 1636
Harvard
China's largest island
Hainan
Famous former cathedral in Istanbul
Hagia Sophia
Japanese city struck by an atomic bomb
Hiroshima
Islamic equivalent of Kosher
Halal
Roman wall near the
Scotland/England border
Hadrian's Wall
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Level 84
Sep 4, 2013
got everything except the Dutch beer.. skipped it thinking that I wouldn't know it but then when the answer was revealed it was obvious. Might have missed the skyscraper city, too, except for the picture.
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Level 34
Dec 11, 2013
I just thought of the most strange name for a beer. I was right.
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Level 43
Feb 13, 2016
i'm 13 and i don't know HOW i got Heineken. I think I saw my dad drinking it once at a party...
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Level 65
Aug 9, 2018
I got it from commercials
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2021
Oh dam you 18 now
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Level 61
Dec 28, 2016
Same mistake.
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Level 48
Feb 6, 2018
The picture helped me too.
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2013
Took me a full minute to get the spelling on Hagia Sophia correct.
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2013
I love these quizzez, although many of the questions aren't about geography...
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Level ∞
Aug 8, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_geography
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2016
Human geography is my favorite half of geography. P.S. Human geography starts with H.
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2019
"by studying their relations with and across space and place". Just putting something because it belongs to a certain place is stretching it. By that reasoning, virtually everything falls under the geography label. When you get so broad in your definition, the term loses all meaning.
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Level 73
Apr 28, 2019
Geography is a fairly broad term in itself, to be honest.

There's not much space in making the definition even broader.

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Level 67
Jul 20, 2019
I kind of agree with ferbin. Though technically perhaps not incorrect. You could make questions about toenails be a geography question because well they belong to someone and that some is in a country...

if the link is too far off I dont think it should be a geography question. But the grey area is big and hard to define where it starts and ends. I would consider where is the eiffeltower geography, or where a certain folkdance is from. But not for instance where madonna is from. Or where Dell is being produced.

so, something specifically tied to the country and engrained in its history I guess (if the countries name was replaced by another, would it matter..). Just my personal opinion, as to when it still feels geography-y to me

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Level 76
Sep 5, 2013
Remember when geography actually meant something to do with a map?
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Level 51
Sep 6, 2013
No, I really don't.
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Level 53
Sep 7, 2013
Technically Geography means the study of the earth so it is a very broad subject
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Level 84
Sep 11, 2013
No. When was that?
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Level 34
Jan 16, 2014
There's two types of geography: physical and human. Physical geography is a lot about maps, but human geography is mostly culture and how people interact with the land, which is basically social studies.
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Level 44
Aug 13, 2014
The only one on here that is not geography is the Islam/halal question, as it is independent of any location. Everything else is location-specific and therefore geographical.
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Level 84
Feb 13, 2016
culture is definitely tied to certain regions and questions about religion or dietary laws are about culture. Anything related to culture, religion, demographics, etc. is also a part of geography.
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2016
"What is the African American dialect spoken by two characters in Airplane!, the 1980 comedy film?" That is a cultural question, and I would never, ever call that a geography question.
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2018
Only because the way you phrase the question makes it sound like an entertainment question. And maybe also because the nature of the film and the way most people think of the dialect referenced in it makes the question seem un-serious... and geography is thought of as something more bland. You could easily phrase a question about jive talk or even about Hollywood films that would sound like a proper geography question. Maybe just not that specific.
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Level 61
Feb 6, 2018
So the moral to the story is.... (Drum Roll...) Technically speaking. Any question is about geography.
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2018
sort of. Questions about astrophysics, cosmology, and the core of the Earth are not under the umbrella of geography, except when those things interact with the surface of the Earth.
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Level 61
Mar 8, 2019
Dammit :D
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Level 32
Oct 4, 2013
Can you accept Hispanic as an answer and other variations of Heineken please?
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Level 37
Jul 20, 2017
Oh, PLEASE! - Learn to spell or go on to another hobby. There is only one correct way to spell Heineken. And Hispanic is not the name of the island! DUH, DUH, and triple DUH!
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Level 41
Nov 20, 2013
Thank you Assassin's Creed for Hagia Sofia
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Level 87
Nov 26, 2015
Or Civ IV
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Level 60
Jul 25, 2021
Or elementary school education.
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2014
many years ago I spent hours in the beautiful cathedral/Mosque of Hagia Sophia but only heard it called Hya or Hia .......Sophia.

Tried entering a selection of this spelling for 2 minutes and bombed out, I think if you put Sophia in the answer it would not be far wrong.

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Level 84
Feb 13, 2016
In Turkey they call it Ayasofia.
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Level 73
Aug 10, 2017
And I think even the Greek name has a soft (y-ish) g.
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Level 30
Dec 30, 2014
Laughing at how many people don't seem to know what geography is.
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Level 72
Dec 19, 2020
They do, it's just a meaningless theme for a quiz if it encompasses anything in the world or anything ever done by humans. Indistinguishable from general knowledge at that point.
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Level 52
Jan 16, 2016
never heard of the ones i got wrong lol
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2016
At the time of this comment, a singer from the island of Hainan has gotten very popular in China. Her name is Su Yunying, and you should definitely check out her unique style!
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Level 56
Nov 11, 2016
Got averything except for hagia Sophia... AAAAAAAA! Should have got that!!! Great quiz
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Level 67
Mar 9, 2017
Got everything except for hacienda, can't say I've heard of that before. Have been to Hagia Sophia though... beautiful.
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Level 46
Mar 24, 2017
More people know Rwanda's largest ethnic group than Japan's main island... are you serious?
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Level 44
Aug 10, 2017
The Rwandan genocide probably aided that knowledge
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Level 67
Jul 20, 2019
And it is really never mentioned. We only hear about japan, the main island is never mentioned specifically
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2020
Also the movie Hotel Rwanda
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Level 62
May 16, 2022
Same reason we hear about Taiwan and not Formosa.
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Level 62
Feb 6, 2018
Can you change the question to "One of North America's great lakes," please? I would have gotten that immediately if I thought you meant Canada (for which is it more synonymous) because the word 'America' on its own is almost always used to signify the USA only.
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Level 37
Feb 6, 2018
"Used to signify... " does not mean that it's correct! America refers to the entire continent!
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Level 73
Mar 8, 2019
North America would still work better.
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Level 77
Apr 28, 2019
North America refers to the entire continent. Call them American, call them Canadian, call them North American - any of those would be correct unless you are talking about Lake Michigan, which is wholly in America.
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Level 72
Dec 19, 2020
None of the Great Lakes is entirely in Canada.
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Level 74
Feb 6, 2018
Why is Hungary the country of the Danube? That river rises in Germany and then flows through many countries, one of which happens to be Hungary. I get that it's the only country starting with H, but the clue could be a little more specific to that country.
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Level 60
Jul 25, 2021
Why? It is the only country starting with H on Danube, and noone else complained. Why are people in the comments always trying to find problems where there are none?
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2018
For Hainan I just thought of the BF4 map and put that
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Level 59
May 10, 2018
how do 40% of people get hacienda but only 19% get hainan?
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Level 57
Apr 28, 2019
Never met a Hutu but got that. Drunk about 2459 Heinekens but didn't get that. Strange world
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Level 65
Apr 28, 2019
Even by the most lax definition of "geography," 4 of these clues have nothing to do with geography (i.e., Islamic pilgrimage, Dutch beer, Scottish dish, and Islamic equivalent of kosher). When not including geography, please at least stick to human geography (e.g., India's top language and Rwanda's largest ethnic group).
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2019
Got Haggis by misspelling Hagia Sophia...
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2019
No you did not, because the quiz did not accept "Hagia" as an answer.
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2019
Really... think before you speak. First of all you are no master of time and truth, you cant change what happened, nor can you go to the past and see what happened.

you can use common sense though to work things out, but you obviously didnt. He didnt get hagia sophia by typing haggis but haggis by typing hagia (sophia) so the sophia part doesnt matter and does not even play a role here.

he probably accidentally hit the s instead of a and got hagiS. Which apparently accepted for haggis.

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Level 53
Sep 10, 2020
my dad grew up near Hadrian's Wall :)
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Level 56
Oct 20, 2020
I'm actually surprised that Hainan's percentage is so low.
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Level 59
Nov 7, 2021
Interesting, I'm not familiar with it but nice to learn something new
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Level 15
Mar 30, 2021
These Geography by letter quizzes are great!
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Level 28
Oct 14, 2021
Wait mission control is still in Houston?
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Level 59
Nov 7, 2021
Yuh
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Level 59
Nov 7, 2021
Missed Hacienda, Huron, and Hainan
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Level 43
Feb 27, 2022
how did i get hagia sofia but not hong kong
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Level 33
Apr 4, 2022
Just learned about Hainan. Off to read up on it. Fun quiz!
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2022
in a broader sense humans are the largest ethnic group in rwanda
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Level 60
Jul 11, 2022
Please remove Hiroshima! I am sick of getting Hiroshima in h quizzes and Nagasaki in n quizzes.. something more creative please....