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Geography General Knowledge #4

Can you answer these random geography questions?
Includes questions from both physical geography and human geography
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First submittedMarch 24, 2013
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According to legend, what mountain is the home of the Greek gods?
Mount Olympus
What country has the largest Muslim population?
Indonesia
What is the largest island in the Caribbean?
Cuba
What is the Southern Hemisphere equivalent to the Tropic of Cancer?
Tropic of Capricorn
What volcano in the U.S. state of Washington erupted in 1980, killing 57 people?
Mount St. Helens
What is the capital of Pakistan?
Islamabad
What city was once known as Tenochtitlan?
Mexico City
What country do Gurkha soldiers come from originally?
Nepal
Which U.S. state was an independent country from 1836–1846?
Texas
What is the largest island in the country of Australia (not counting the mainland)?
Tasmania
What is the nickname of Rome?
The Eternal City
What is the largest city in the Midlands region of England?
Birmingham
What mountain range's many subranges include the Poconos and
the Blue Ridge mountains?
Appalachian
In what language are Kardashian and Sarkisian common surnames?
Armenian
In what mountain range is the Matterhorn located?
The Alps
What Egyptian city was once home to the world's greatest library?
Alexandria
What is considered to be Hinduism's most sacred river?
Ganges
What island are lemurs native to?
Madagascar
What city's name can be spelled by rearranging the letters in Tokyo?
Kyoto
What former Roman wall lies in northern England?
Hadrian's Wall
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Level 38
May 6, 2013
Only 75% knew lemurs are native to Madagascar? For shame!
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Level 26
Jun 18, 2013
There is the possibility that some people didn't even get to that question if they are a slow reader or got stuck on an earlier question.
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2023
Maybe they're a Slow loris.
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Level 14
Jun 20, 2013
Its hard to spell Appalachins.
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Level 84
Mar 27, 2014
This
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Level 50
Oct 12, 2016
I tried about 7 or 8 different spellings before giving up. It's frusraing to know the answer and just not be able to spell it...
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Level 79
Mar 12, 2019
@ForgottenOne frustrating*
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Level 36
Aug 17, 2013
71 now
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Level 58
Dec 2, 2015
80 now
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Level 26
Nov 6, 2018
74 now
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Level 48
May 9, 2014
I guess they haven't seen the movie.
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2015
Home of King Julian !!!
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2013
Blanked on Mt. St Helens. Got everything else.
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Level 48
Apr 23, 2014
You obviously didn't grow up in Puget Sound. I've heard so much about that damn thing that if I never hear about it again it will be too soon.
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2015
I grew up about 4000 miles away. I had heard of it, just couldn't think of the answer last time. I got it this time, though.
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Level 66
Sep 2, 2018
I grew up 1782 miles from there.
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Level 41
Jan 6, 2019
I live 4,500 miles away but we did that eruption to death in Geography at school.
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Level 33
Jun 17, 2013
Only 33% know that Rome is the eternal city? Seriously? Get yourselves a passport people. :)
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2015
What does one have to do with the other? I've never had a passport yet I knew the answer. Reading broadens one's horizons, too.
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Level 62
Mar 22, 2016
Going to a city doesn't mean you know a nickname for it.
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2016
Not that cheap to buy a ticket to Rome from New Zealand.
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Level 77
Sep 1, 2018
forgin - Many people use the internet at the library because they can't afford it themselves.No one's going to spend only a single night in Rome, because why even bother if you're just going to fly there, sleep, and fly back?Not everyone can afford to take a few days off work.No, seriously, they literally can't.Even if they could find the time and afford the loss of income, many people would rather spend that money on food, or rent, or heat.Not everyone has a relative they can leave their kids with, and certainly can't afford multiple tickets.In short, travel—much less international travel—is a luxury not everyone can afford, even if they do occasionally have access to the internet.
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Level 60
Sep 1, 2018
Your library card is your passport.
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Level 41
Jun 17, 2013
Wrote 'Helens' but it was St Helens. D'oh!
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Level 37
Jun 19, 2013
I kept trying variations without the 's' at the end - st helen, mt st helen, mount st helen...
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Level 30
Dec 12, 2014
Exactly, it's ridiculous to require to the .
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Level ∞
Nov 30, 2015
Punctuation is never required on JetPunk
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Level 51
Nov 30, 2015
i tried st helena
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Level 29
Nov 30, 2015
Helen and its variations should be accepted
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Level 48
Jun 17, 2013
There are Gurkha soldiers in India as well.
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Level 74
Oct 15, 2013
I'd be surprised if there weren't more Gurkhas in the UK and/or India than there are in Nepal. There are still a couple of Gurkha battalions in Nepal, but they mostly farm themselves out as mercenaries in India and the UK (though, like the French Foreign Legion, they have an exemption from the Geneva Convention dealing with mercenaries, so technically they are guns for hire who are not called 'mercenaries').
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2016
Swiss guard are mercenaries as well
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Level 54
May 8, 2017
Additionally, the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles is based in Brunei.
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Level 84
Dec 29, 2019
Are they still in Singapore too?
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Level 62
Aug 24, 2020
The Indian Army has a Gurkha regiment as well
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Level 60
Jun 25, 2023
If you're questioning the question, the question questions the quiztaker about the origin, not where they are found.
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Level 15
Jun 18, 2013
If only I could spell Appalachian... well now I can
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Level 42
Apr 25, 2015
Slow typist :(
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Level 29
Nov 9, 2015
Had a massive brain fart, but recovered just in time finish with 1 second left on the clock. Kind of felt like MacGuyver....
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Level 56
Nov 30, 2015
The suffixes for Armenian, Russian, Central Asian and so on people's family names were common knowledge in the Soviet Union. That has finally come in handy!
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Level 69
Feb 4, 2016
Can you accept Mongol and Mongolian for the first question?
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Level 56
Mar 11, 2016
So the Armenians are to blame for the Kardashians
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Level 41
Aug 7, 2016
I can't believe I got the Armenian one. That was seriously just a guess!
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Level 38
Oct 12, 2016
Please accept Armenia
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2021
But Armenia isn't a language.
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Level 60
Jun 25, 2023
Took me a lot of tries, but I typed it randomly without thinking and was very surprised it was right.
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Level 71
Jan 8, 2017
The British Empire at its height was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-quarter of the world's population at the time, and covered more than 33,700,000 km2, almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area.
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Level 74
Mar 11, 2017
I entered Mt. Saint Helena, not Helens!
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Level 76
Aug 21, 2017
"Note that even though they all resulted from the Grenville orogeny, neither the Adirondacks (now uplifted by a hot spot) nor the Catskills or Poconos (a dissected plateau formed from delta deposits) are part of the Appalachian Mountain chain (faulted and folded by continental collisions)."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adirondack_Mountains

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Level 39
Jan 23, 2018
i said armenia instead of armenian
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Level 45
Mar 15, 2018
Blue Ridge Mountain, Shanendoah River, life was old there, older than the trees
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Level 62
May 19, 2018
younger than the mountains.
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Level 68
Sep 1, 2018
blowing like a breeze.
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Level 75
Sep 9, 2018
Country road, take me home
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Level 63
Sep 1, 2018
I misread the question about Kardashian/Sarkisian, and thought it said "From what country..." so I typed in Armenia about a dozen times, and wondered why it didn't work. Don't you think that "Armenia" should be an acceptable answer, given that the word Mexico works perfectly for Mexico City?
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Level 82
Sep 1, 2018
Mexico is the name of the city. Armenia is not the name of the language.
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Level 56
Sep 2, 2018
The Gurkas are a UK military regiment, you'd probably find more Gurkas in the UK than Nepal!
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Level 66
Sep 2, 2018
Too Afro-Eurasia-centric.
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Level 33
Sep 3, 2018
I put Armenia as a guess, but it's Armeni-AN :(((((((
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Level 25
May 13, 2019
cant believe i missed home of the greek gods
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Level 43
Jul 9, 2019
Didn't read Percy Jackson I guess
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Level 90
Aug 24, 2020
I'm going to be a bit pedantic here but the Adirondacks are not geologically part of the Appalachians
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Level ∞
Apr 17, 2023
Changed Adirondacks to Poconos.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2020
As an Indian, I cringe everytime I read the word "Ganges".
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Level 44
Jan 18, 2021
I put "mt st helen" and it didn't take. Can that and similar versions also be accepted?
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Level 77
Jan 30, 2021
Texan independence never received recognition from Mexico. Texas was as much as a country in 1836 as Crimea was in 2014 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annexation_of_Crimea_by_the_Russian_Federation#Breakaway_republic).
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2021
Missed Nepal and Appalachian. I feel like I guessed every country in Asia except for Nepal lol
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2023
I got the Appalachian question from the Office. The Poconos are mentioned a couple of times.
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Level 55
Aug 3, 2023
Has Nepal been an answer on every one of these?
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Level 38
Nov 29, 2023
I got Appalachians thanks to that song in Kingsmen 2 - "Country roads, take me home". I surmised that Blue Ridge mountains are in West Virginia so eastern side of US. I only know Appalachian mountain range on east US.