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Geography True or False #5

Try to guess whether these geographical statements are true or false.
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Last updated: June 9, 2023
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First submittedOctober 8, 2021
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1. Mongolia is landlocked
True
False
2. Mumbai is on the western coast of India
True
False
3. Canada borders all five Great Lakes of North America
True
False
Canada does not touch Lake Michigan
4. Every country that has nuclear power plants also has nuclear weapons
True
False
5. A "taiga" is a subarctic landscape that is mostly devoid of trees
True
False
A taiga is a subarctic forest
6. There are no landlocked countries in North America
True
False
7. The Kalahari Desert is in Africa
True
False
8. Acapulco lies on the Gulf of Mexico
True
False
9. Bohemia is a real place
True
False
Bohemia is a region that spans the western half of the Czech Republic
10. Amsterdam has 90 islands, but no bridges
True
False
Amsterdam has about 1200 bridges, without which it would be almost impossible to go anywhere
11. Hindi is the most commonly-spoken first language in India
True
False
12. Each of the islands of the Bahamas is known as a "Bahama", singular.
True
False
13. Riyadh is on the sea
True
False
14. Most Polish people are Slavs
True
False
15. Turkey has requested that its English-language name be displayed as Türkiye
True
False
16. Most people in Africa can have a conversation in French
True
False
35 Comments
+14
Level 85
Oct 9, 2021
Africans speak French but, like me, are lousy conversationalists.
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Level 86
Oct 9, 2021
Explanatory note (or rewording of the clue) might be helpful on this one. I'm not sure if "False" here means "The majority of people in Africa do not speak French" or something like "They do, but the dialects are not mutually intelligible."
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Level 86
Oct 9, 2021
Many africans speak French (at least as a vehicular language), but not a majority. For example, in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and even Egypt, there aren't many French speakers.
+42
Level ∞
Oct 9, 2021
There is no ambiguity here. The majority of Africans do not speak any French at all.
+17
Level 86
Oct 9, 2021
Agreed that the answer is clearly "False." Just thought it would be nice for a note to pop up after the answers show that says something like "Less than X% of Africans speak French."
+3
Level ∞
Jun 9, 2023
Impossible to know for sure. But far, far less than 50%.
+3
Level 73
Oct 10, 2021
Damn it, once again I mix up Veracruz and Acapulco.
+3
Level 65
Jun 12, 2023
I mixed up Acapulco with Cancun and Cozumel
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Level 53
Feb 14, 2022
bohemia is still a real place lol, even if it's not a country its still real, make that question correct
+18
Level 54
Apr 2, 2022
It says it's a real place in the question.
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Level 49
Apr 2, 2022
failure management
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Level 32
Apr 2, 2022
Honestly did better than I thought I would. To think about a year ago I would have hardly known Switzerland was a country. Man Americans are dumb when we don't apply ourselves. But I suppose that goes for everyone, just other countries apply themselves to geography more than Americans do. (I'm talking about the country not the two continents, by the way.)
+7
Level 70
Apr 2, 2022
Useless trivia tidbit: Peru means "turkey" in Portuguese.
+1
Level 48
Apr 5, 2022
What dialect? Google Translate doesn't say so!
+5
Level 66
Jun 10, 2023
Every dialect
+6
Level 71
Apr 3, 2022
As a Czech its really funny to see that there are people who think that Bohemia is not a real place...

The low percentage of people that know that Poles are Slavs is kinda weird though.

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Level 59
Sep 13, 2022
that’s weird because that was one of the obvious ones
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Level 28
Apr 3, 2022
im african. most africans CAN have a convo in french. this is some bs
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Level 20
Apr 3, 2022
Ok, maybe they CAN, but not necessarily. By the way, did you read the comments at the top?
+13
Level 65
Apr 19, 2022
source: trust me bro
+12
Level 60
Jul 1, 2022
Anecdotal evidence. I might as well say that I'm a human therefore I know that everyone can speak English. Just because you're from French speaking region doesn't make it true for most in Africa.
+3
Level 59
Sep 13, 2022
Only 39% of people got Taiga? And I’m one of the people who knew about it before playing Minecraft
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Level 45
Jun 9, 2023
whats up with all of these quiz updates?
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Level 69
Jul 10, 2023
“Each of the islands of the Bahamas is known as a ‘Bahama’, singular” is correct according to Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Bahama).
+3
Level 71
Feb 21, 2024
Yup. And it's supported by notes and uses in the Wikipedia article on the Bahamas, which emphasize it.
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Level 69
Feb 21, 2024
Yeah how would this not be true? Only one I got wrong
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2024
I thought the Amsterdam question was a trick question, I knew it had loads of islands. I thought maybe they were just paved over in a way that meant they weren't bridges.
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Level 75
Feb 21, 2024
The only alternative I could think of was that it had hundreds of tunnels, then I remembered that I've been there and of course there are many, many bridges.
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Level 45
Feb 21, 2024
The Hindi / India question is a duplicate from quiz #2.
+3
Level 69
Feb 21, 2024
i misread Mongolia as Magnolia XD
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Level 41
Feb 21, 2024
Maybe place for Bohemia should be changed to like region or something. I know two communities with that name in Jamaica, one's on the map and one is only used by locals. So it'd be hard to know if a place really exist with that name.
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Level 75
Feb 22, 2024
The fact that there is more than one place called Bohemia only reinforces the question as it stands.
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Level 23
Feb 26, 2024
Bohemia exists as much as Transylvania. Don't know why people fantasize about it. The same sceptics wouldn't doubt the existence of Bavaria or Pennsylvania.
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Level 23
Feb 26, 2024
Michigan (how could l forget the layout of the lake accessed from Chicago?) and the Poles (huh, not all Slavs?) got me this time...
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Level 54
May 6, 2024
Misunderstood the Canada one I thought it said one of the 5 great lakes not all 5.