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High Mountains Quiz

Can you guess the highest mountain in each of these locations?
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Last updated: June 16, 2022
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First submittedJune 28, 2012
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Height
Location
Highest Mountain
8,849
Earth
Mount Everest
8,610
Earth
(second highest)
K2
6,961
The Americas
Aconcagua
6,190
North America
Denali
5,959
Canada
Mount Logan
5,895
Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro
5,642
Europe
Mount Elbrus
5,636
Mexico
Pico de Orizaba
5,137
Turkey
Mount Ararat
4,884
Indonesia
Puncak Jaya
4,808
The Alps
Mont Blanc
Height
Location
Highest Mountain
4,421
U.S. outside Alaska
Mount Whitney
4,401
Colorado
Mount Elbert
4,394
The Cascades
Mount Rainier
4,207
Hawaii
Mauna Kea
3,778
Japan
Mount Fuji
3,724
New Zealand
Aoraki / Mount Cook
2,962
Germany
Zugspitze
2,917
Greece
Mount Olympus
2,228
Australia (mainland)
Mount Kosciuszko
2,037
U.S. (East of the
Mississippi River)
Mount Mitchell
1,345
Great Britain
Ben Nevis
51 Comments
+9
Level 33
May 8, 2014
Thank you for accepting alternate spellings for "Kosciuszko"! LOL
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Level 16
May 5, 2017
How did you get it with that when I was one letter off and it didn't count it XD... I had to look up the proper spelling
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Level 77
Sep 14, 2018
My spelling didn't work!
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Level 69
Dec 9, 2014
The Cascades?
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Level 89
Jul 6, 2022
Quizmaster is from Seattle! :)
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Level 69
May 1, 2015
Love living in Britain, climbing the tallest mountain really isn't much more than an exhausting day trip and bragging rights for the next year:)
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Level 70
May 2, 2015
It's the same in Australia, just a good walk up and back, beaut views from the top though (same for Ben Nevis)
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2016
Where I am, climbing the tallest mountain nearby involves a lot of cold and not a lot of oxygen (not that I've done it), and that mountain is not even half the height of Everest.
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Level 62
Aug 16, 2022
Aye. I also went up the highest peak in Belgium - drove up it by car! It's basically just a flat car park.
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Level 51
Dec 14, 2015
Tried Ben Louis for Ben Nevis. I guess I remembered the sound but not the spelling...
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Level 55
Mar 15, 2016
What about mountains on different planets
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Level 22
Jun 14, 2016
That would be out of this world!
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Level 22
Jun 14, 2016
Admittedly, it would be quite a tall order for someone to guess them.
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2016
Please stop
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Level 89
Dec 18, 2018
The rim of that crater on Uranus.
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2022
I was disappointed that Mars wasn't one of the categories. Olympus Mons has to be more well known than some of these.
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Level 82
Aug 12, 2022
Ditching Mt Mitchell for Olympus Mons would be an improvement, I feel.
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Level 65
Jan 1, 2017
Is there a reason anyone can tell me why Everest is listed as 'Earth' and not Nepal?
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Level 85
Jan 26, 2017
It's probably because "highest mountain on earth" sounds more impressive (and it's more descriptive) that "highest mountain in Nepal." BTW, it's also in China...
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Level 67
May 11, 2018
Can you accept Citlaltepetl for Pico de Orizaba?
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Level 89
Dec 18, 2018
Bro
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Level 90
Aug 12, 2022
Just as easy to spell :)
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Level 54
Oct 3, 2018
the tallest mountain in folorado is either mt elbert or mt masdive as their heights are within 10 feet of eachother
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Level 83
Jun 23, 2022
I love climbing in folololorado. Good yodeling.
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2022
Sad to see my home states tallest mtn at 8% guessed
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Level 74
Aug 11, 2022
That would be because most people aren't American.
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Level 65
Aug 11, 2022
I believe about 30% of jetpunkers are American, meaning that the large majority of Americans did not know it either. I am aware that most Jetpunkers are not American
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Level 85
Jun 16, 2022
Didn't realize until now that Mauna Loa is Loa than Mauna Kea.
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Level 76
Aug 18, 2022
XD
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Level 73
Jun 16, 2022
Puncak is a term for "peak". So "Jaya" on its own must work.
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Level 58
Aug 11, 2022
If we were speaking Indonesian, but in English puncak does not mean peak. Any tautologous names are common in a lot of languages, including English.
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Level 70
Aug 11, 2022
what is tautologous google doesn't give a straight answer
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2023
Tautological.

(Something that's repetitive.)

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Level 50
Aug 11, 2022
It accepts blanc for mont blanc though ...
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2023
Fair, but I don't think Salvador is accepted.
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Level 94
Jun 16, 2022
The highest peak in Greece is actually Mytikas. (Mount) Olympus is the name of the mountain.
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Level 83
Jun 16, 2022
Same with Kilimanjaro. But the quiz says "mountains" anyway.
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2023
Wow! Mytikas is the highest peak of two mountains?
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Level 83
Jun 16, 2022
You should specify mainland Australia. Mawson peak on Heard Island is higher (2745 m).
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Level ∞
Jun 16, 2022
Okay
+6
Level 77
Jun 17, 2022
All these mountains and there still ain't no mountain high enough!! ;)
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Level 79
Jun 21, 2022
This quiz features 6 mountains in the USA. That's a bit ridiculous, unless you include one for each state of Australia too.
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Level 69
Jun 25, 2022
Well the USA has 13x the population of Australia...

So if the USA has 6, you should just be happy Australia got rounded up to be included.

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Level 79
Jun 28, 2022
There's ridiculous and then there's the above comment. Lots of ridiculous stuff going down in America these days though so what can you do.
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Level 74
Aug 11, 2022
The USA only has 4% of the world's population, so by this logic, we should only have one mountain from the USA, then the majority taken up by India and China. Sound good?

I thought not. This is about geography, not population, and the USA is not a quarter of the world.

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Level 68
Aug 11, 2022
Still, this page is an American one, so the users on this page are more than 4% Americans, so the interests might be slightly more from an American point of view and answers might always remain more US-centric (I like this expression!) than the average. For sure, most non-geographic quizzes would be a lot easier for me, too. Anyway, I still like playing them ;-)
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2023
That's such a dumb argument. There are none in India, the most populated country. Denali and maybe Whitney should be included, and we can stretch that to Rainier and Mauna Kea as well but the other two are pushing it. Sad to see that USA gets 6 yet 3 continents go with 1 or fewer
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Level 68
Aug 11, 2022
Make your own quiz with different mountains then
+1
Level 43
Dec 10, 2022
Im guessing not the actual most biggest, but more, just the most popular ones.
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Level 63
May 15, 2023
Way too many USA's mountains nobody knows more than one or two mountains there
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2023
Is there a reason Indonesia's wasn't just listed as Oceania? New Guinea is a part of Oceania.