Geography by Letter - J

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter J.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedApril 26, 2013
Times taken71,787
Average score65.0%
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Hint
Answer
"Land of the Rising Sun"
Japan
Capital of Indonesia
Jakarta
Island where you'd find the above
Java
King David's capital city
Jerusalem
Cajun dish similar to paella
Jambalaya
Major city in Florida
Jacksonville
Capital of Alaska
Juneau
French version of the name John
Jean
Largest city in South Africa
Johannesburg
Musical genre that got its start
in New Orleans
Jazz
Hint
Answer
Peninsula forming most of Denmark
Jutland
Religion that follows the Torah
Judaism
Indian city or style of horse-riding pants
Jodhpur
Largest of the Channel Islands
Jersey
Non-violent Indian religion
Jainism
First permanent English settlement in America
Jamestown
Island where reggae music originated
Jamaica
Soccer team from Turin
Juventus
Capital of South Sudan
Juba
River that connects the Dead Sea
and the Sea of Galilee
Jordan
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Level 83
Oct 2, 2013
Only 24% got Jainism? If I was a Jain I'd be so mad.. I'd.. I'd.. angrily punch a pillow, after I had it tested for microorganisms so that I was sure my outburst wouldn't inadvertently harm any bacteria or dust mites.
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2013
Like!
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2013
But to test it for microorganisms surely you'd risk harming some...
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Level 53
Dec 21, 2013
LOLLL!
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Level 53
Apr 29, 2015
haha I knew it, but for some reason didn't think of it. So annoyed with myself for not remembering it.
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2015
I tried 23 different spellings of a word I've only heard....... Jaism .... Jayism .......jaayist........jayistism etc etc ........ dohhhhhhh
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Level 70
Mar 11, 2016
Jay-Zism.
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Level 61
Mar 11, 2016
It seems strange that we have to classify religions as "non-violent".
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2016
Yes...yes it does. Of course 'tis said that if one person believes it, they're crazy, if hundreds believe it, it's a cult - if millions believe it...yep...it's a religion.
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Level 56
Mar 22, 2016
Jains are so serious about it, they're practically militantly non-violent!
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Level 83
May 17, 2018
We don't have to, but as long as we're going to, Jainism is the only one that really fits the bill. Buddhism, maybe in distant 2nd place. Calling any of the Abrahamic religions non-violent, or religions of peace, particularly the most violent of the lot of them, is a bad joke. And since we so often do it maks Jainism stand out all the more as an example of why this cliche is a non-sequitur.
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Level 53
Jun 12, 2022
Don’t know if you would classify the Amish as a religion (I would) or an ethnicity, or both like Judaism, but they are nonviolent, even declining to hit back when struck.
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Level 23
Mar 14, 2016
Quizmaster- please add a like button!
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Level 23
Aug 4, 2016
I stick by the above message
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Level 66
May 26, 2019
I have a Jain friend who is very violent with his words.
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Level 44
Oct 2, 2013
Well, I got really stuck on the French version of the name John because of the familiar song, Frère Jacques. I kept trying to enter Jacques, thinking it had to be it. Finally I realized that Jacques must be Jack, not John. So why does the English translation say "Brother John"? And - now that I think of it - Jack IS a nickname for John, so technically Jacques IS correct.
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Level 46
Nov 7, 2016
Bit late to be answering maybe, but I speak French as a close to first second language and my first guess was Jacques too...
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2021
Except that the English version of Jacques is James, not Jack. I don't know where you guys get "Jack" from "John".
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2013
I'd have thought the largest island in the English Channel is the Isle of Wight at 148 sq miles - Jersey is only 46 sq miles...
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2013
My mistake. I changed the clue to "Largest of the Channel Islands".
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Level 69
Nov 13, 2014
I was thinking of the Channel Islands off the coast of California and was very confused.
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Level 69
Oct 19, 2013
David did not found Jerusalem. The city existed even before Joshua conquered the Promised Land. David just simply captured it from the Canaanites and made it his capital, so that question should be remade.
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Level 53
Apr 29, 2015
Though I think it went by a different name before that. Perhaps I'm not remembering correctly. But you are right, technically, he did not found the city.
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Level 77
Mar 11, 2016
Agree. He was the one to make it the capital city. It had existed long before.
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Level 83
May 17, 2018
Cities are often founded or re-founded on the site (or nearby the site) of older, pre-existing cities, villages, or settlements.
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Level ∞
Jun 29, 2018
Changed the clue
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2014
I don't follow soccer or know anything about countries younger than 20 years.
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Level 86
May 23, 2014
You probably have trouble with some of these quizzes then, Congratulations!
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Level 73
May 1, 2014
I knew Jainism, I just couldn't spell it.
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Level 69
Jun 25, 2014
More exceptions for "jambalaya" would be extremely helpful
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Level 28
Apr 14, 2015
Wait, this isn't all geography. It threw me.
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Level ∞
Aug 2, 2015
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_geography
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Level 69
Feb 28, 2022
While there certainly are arguments for including human geography, especially languages, religions, and the like... jambalaya still is a pretty weird answer for a geography quiz.
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Level 14
Mar 11, 2016
Can you add Jylland as an answer to Peninsula forming most of Denmark. (the danish word for it)
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Level 71
Jun 14, 2016
James Town was originally two words when the British settled it, then changed to one word later.
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2017
I didn't know it so I guessed John Town... I wasn't far wrong.
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2016
The danish peninsula is not Jutland, it is Jylland
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Level 60
Dec 28, 2016
I believe it can be both.
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Level 33
Nov 23, 2016
28 for juba???
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Level 77
May 26, 2019
Yeah, I couldn't believe it scored that high. :)
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Level 37
Jan 10, 2017
I have found that non-native English speakers are much better spellers (or maybe they memorize better) than native English speakers.
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Level 44
Jul 23, 2017
Why do a bunch of these quizzes ask for another version of the name john?
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Level 51
Dec 1, 2017
I put Jupiter instead of Jacksonville for the Florida question... So close.
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Level 77
May 26, 2019
270 miles - not that close. :)
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Why must my soccer/football knowledge be so poor! Ohh right...I'm American, and hate sports...
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Level 67
May 17, 2018
How does John/Jean have anything to do with geography? I get that's a name in French which spoken in France which is on a map. The geographical aspect to the question is given in the hint. At that point it's just knowing a name in another language. I like these quizzes but that irks me enough to apparently write a paragraph about it.
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Level ∞
Jun 29, 2018
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_geography
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2019
Mabe everyone would be happy if questions like this are flipped? In this case you would give the name and others would say what country it is from. I dont think you will get complaints then, well atleast a whole lot less. (since the answers are geographical sites)

Just a suggestion to keep complaining to the minumum :) you can keep the quiz whichever way you like.

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Level 60
Jul 27, 2021
I'm pretty sure QM is well used to the complaints by now. :-D
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2021
Yeah. How dare you put a question about knowing stuff on a quiz!
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Level 80
Mar 14, 2019
What do jazz and cajun food have to do with geography?
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Level 83
May 26, 2019
You didn't hear about those guys who built a city on rock and roll?
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Level 59
May 26, 2019
13/20.
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Level 47
May 27, 2019
19/20. Missed 'Jodhpur'
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Level 59
Jun 27, 2019
Isn't Jacques the french version of John?
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Level 63
Aug 20, 2020
I think Jacques is Jacob.
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Level 70
Dec 27, 2020
Can we have a different clue for Jainism instead of "non-violent religion" in literally every quiz it is featured in. I mean, we can't really learn anything new about it if it's the same thing again and again.
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Level 74
May 22, 2021
I agree with this suggestion.
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Level 82
Sep 7, 2021
I tried 14 googolplex possible spellings for Jambalaya. I think if the quiz was a few hours longer I might have gotten it. Or maybe a few more type-ins could be added. Basically, ^J[AOU]MB[AEO]L[AEI][JY][AE].
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Level 26
Oct 14, 2021
You like "the musical genre that got its start in New Orleans"?
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Level 42
May 16, 2022
Knew Jodhpur (somehow) but had to cheat to get the correct spelling :/