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Geography General Knowledge #3

Can you answer these random geography questions?
Includes questions from both physical geography and human geography
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Last updated: August 22, 2020
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What is the oldest national park in the United States - and also the world?
Yellowstone
What is usually considered to be the world's longest river?
Nile River
In what city would you find the Brandenburg Gate?
Berlin
What country is the city of Limerick a part of?
Ireland
What modern-day country traces its origins to King Clovis in the late 400s AD?
France
What well-known mountain pass connects Pakistan and Afghanistan?
Khyber Pass
What Indonesian volcano exploded in 1883 with the force of 200 megatons of TNT?
Krakatoa
What is the world's least-densely populated country, and also the only
country with more horses than people?
Mongolia
What is the most populous state in Australia?
New South Wales
Near what major city would you find Old Trafford stadium?
Manchester
On what lake is Toronto located?
Lake Ontario
What country do Sherpas come from?
Nepal
What country was formerly known as Ceylon?
Sri Lanka
Who do the Swiss Guard guard?
The Pope
What is Africa's second longest river?
Congo
In what country did Bossa Nova music originate?
Brazil
What city did Rome defeat in the Punic Wars?
Carthage
What modern-day capital is near the location of the above former city?
Tunis
What national capital is also known as Krung Thep?
Bangkok
Which French city lies closest to Great Britain?
Calais
59 Comments
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Level 71
Jun 3, 2013
Whoa, finished with two seconds left! I had to guess lots of random cities for the stadium question.
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Level 62
Jun 3, 2013
Only missed a couple, good quiz. But I didn't think Tunis was a capital city?
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Level 3
Jun 23, 2013
Capital City of Tunesia....since the early 13th century...
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Level 22
Oct 20, 2015
Yup, capital of Tunisia, Africa. Tunisia is next to Algeria by the way :)
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Level 66
Dec 8, 2016
Those are countries in Africa, just so you know.
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Level 61
Sep 30, 2020
Africa the continent, it is south of Europe
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2020
This is all on planet Earth, just FYI.
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Level 52
Jan 9, 2021
P.S. this all takes place in Milky Way Galaxy
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2021
FYI this is likely in the context of some kind of multiverse. :)
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Level 49
Jun 5, 2023
PS I’m hungry
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Level 58
Jun 3, 2013
Dammit, I thought it asked for Limerick's County, not Country... Grrrrrrr
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Level 22
Oct 20, 2015
Rip
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Level 66
Jun 3, 2023
Limerick’s county is Limerick.
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Level 27
Jun 3, 2013
don't really want to be picky, but I am. Old Trafford is IN Manchester not located near it ?
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Level 3
Jun 23, 2013
Not intirely true. The Stadium is located in the town of Stretford, which is not part of the City of Manchester, altough situated within the Greater Manchester area.
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Level 74
Aug 16, 2018
I know it says "major" city, but should probably accept Salford too for this answer (it is nearer, I think; definitely a city, and major is subjective)
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Level 30
Dec 12, 2014
I tried Chelif, White Nile, Orange, and Ebola before I tried Congo
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Level 70
Nov 10, 2015
You missed Zambezi then?
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Level 61
Aug 13, 2018
Well, the Ebola is a tributary of the Congo, so you weren't too far off
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Level 79
Jan 11, 2021
I tried Orange, Niger, Volta, Gambia, Senegal, Zambezi and Ebola before I tried the correct answer.
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2023
Well, you missed Limpopo then. ;)
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Level 72
Jul 20, 2017
Boss Nova music? Never heard of it. Youtube here i come
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Level 47
Nov 20, 2017
Yeah, Bossa Nova is basically another type of Latin jazz. I'm a fan of it.
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Level 68
Apr 5, 2023
It's more listenable than jazz. Look for Antonio Carlos Jobim.
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Level 75
Aug 12, 2018
" Blame It On the Bossa Nova."
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Level 79
Jan 11, 2021
Boogie 😁
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Level 65
Jul 21, 2023
..."The dance of love"
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Level 52
Jan 9, 2021
Better than Muzak, worse than Chillwave.
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2018
darn can't spell carthage
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Level 73
Apr 30, 2018
King Clovis? learn something new every day.....
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Level 34
Aug 11, 2018
Old Trafford is not actually in Manchester.
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Level 51
Aug 13, 2018
Good thing it says 'near' what city in the question then...
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2023
Phew! That was a close one.
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Level 84
Aug 11, 2018
Rather easy, really.
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Level 73
Aug 13, 2018
If you're swimming in what you believe to be the world's longest river, and that river is not the Amazon, then you must be in de Nile.
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Level 28
Jun 25, 2021
Lol!!!
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Level 49
Jan 29, 2019
20/20 with 2:29 left. I must admit I was desperately guessing for Bossa Nova though.
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Level 65
Mar 19, 2024
*brings out the scattergun*
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Level 79
Mar 12, 2019
Thanks for accepting Ceylon for Sri Lanka :)
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Level 44
Jan 18, 2020
Haha yeah, Ceylon is an accepted answer for the Ceylon question, might want to change that
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Level ∞
Jan 18, 2020
Fixed
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Level 30
Jan 18, 2020
Please accept Carthago, as it is the correct Latin spelling.
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Level 70
Jan 12, 2023
Surely the only acceptable answer should be in Punic runes. You kids and your fancy new languages.
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Level 72
Mar 15, 2020
It's debated whether Yellowstone or the Royal National Park is the oldest park. Maybe accept Royal but put Yellowstone, idk.
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Level 71
Jan 10, 2021
Who's "debated" it? Can you provide a link? I can't find any debate in a quick search and 1879 seems unambiguously later than 1872.
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Level 58
Oct 6, 2021
Neither are the oldest. It is the Bogd Khan Uul National Park in Mongolia. 1778.

https://www.oldest.org/geography/national-parks/

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Level 71
Oct 11, 2021
Various kinds of reserves, even with protection, existed before the first national parks; it didn't make them national parks. Bogd Khan Uul (along with others) may be some of the oldest "protected areas".

(Although I'm just checking Wikipedia, I consider it more well-supported than your random listicle, and as far as I can tell from the relevant article, the protection granted in 1783 (not 1778--that was the grant of silks and material for worship ceremonies) was granted by a regional government, not a national one. Making the area doubly unqualified)

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Level 53
Jul 12, 2020
Yes, Manchester! Let's go Man Utd!
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Level 70
Aug 23, 2023
I love New Hampshire!
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Level 59
Jan 11, 2021
Could you rephrase the Kung Threp question? I thought it said which nation's capital, and I immediately put the answering nation and all it's neighbors, only to realize after it ended.
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2021
I currently live in the city of Potsdam, near Berlin, and there is a Brandenburg Gate here too. It's actually not much less grand than the one in Berlin.
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Level 42
Feb 7, 2021
And there is also one as well in Kaliningrad, Russia.
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Level 52
Jan 28, 2021
I thought I was going insane because I read "country" instead of "city" for the Brandenburg question.
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Level 68
Jan 26, 2022
I like how I got France before but this time I guessed every European country except France
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2023
I am just about to write this comment and then I see yours! Just the King Clovis question to go and I literally type in every country in Europe... except France!
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2023
I just did the exact same thing again and was about to comment and then I saw my old comment 😑
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Level 70
Apr 5, 2024
you guys are stuck in a loop haha
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Level 75
May 8, 2023
Is it unintentional that Krung Thep works for Bangkok?
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Level ∞
May 8, 2023
Yes. Fixed.