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Progressively Harder Geography on A Map

Can you name which geography-related item is highlighted on the map? Each answer corresponds to a quiz on JetPunk where it's guessed correctly a certain percentage of the time, from 100% to 1%.
Data taken from various quizzes - some have overlapping answers
Quiz by NINJAQKk
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Last updated: January 5, 2022
First submittedNovember 28, 2021
Times taken44,352
Average score41.0%
Rating5.00
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Place
100%
London
99%
Sahara Desert
98%
Greenland
97%
Moscow
96%
Texas
95%
Mississippi River
94%
Brazil
93%
Alps
92%
Tokyo
91%
Red Sea
90%
Scotland
89%
Korean Peninsula
88%
Egypt
87%
Shanghai
86%
Corsica
85%
Lake Superior
84%
Arabian Peninsula
83%
North Carolina
82%
Poland
81%
Ankara
80%
Normandy
79%
Gobi Desert
78%
Tasmania
77%
Danube River
76%
Hong Kong
%
Place
75%
Kinshasa
74%
Indonesia
73%
Beirut
72%
Baja California Peninsula
71%
Warsaw
70%
Kansas
69%
Bay of Bengal
68%
Appalachian Mountains
67%
Buenos Aires
66%
Lake Baikal
65%
Niger River
64%
Uttar Pradesh
63%
Antananarivo
62%
Syria
61%
Bermuda
60%
Irish Sea
59%
Hokkaido
58%
Lagos
57%
Wallonia
56%
Taiwan
55%
Caucasus Mountains
54%
Riga
53%
Ohio River
52%
Lake Titicaca
51%
Guatemala
%
Place
50%
East China Sea
49%
Sevastopol
48%
Kalahari Desert
47%
Blue Nile River
46%
Tanzania
45%
Kathmandu
44%
Norwegian Sea
43%
Sierra Nevada Mountains
42%
Kamchatka Peninsula
41%
Lusaka
40%
Emilia-Romagna
39%
Mozambique Channel
38%
Lesotho
37%
Barranquilla
36%
Murray River
35%
Carpathian Mountains
34%
Labrador Peninsula
33%
Great Slave Lake
32%
Kaliningrad
31%
Mandalay
30%
Tonga
29%
Lena River
28%
Guangdong
27%
Thimphu
26%
Strait of Malacca
%
Place
25%
Ural River
24%
Sakhalin
23%
Sao Tome & Principe
22%
La Rioja
21%
Qom
20%
Solomon Sea
19%
Lake Ladoga
18%
Great Dividing Range
17%
Funafuti
16%
Limpopo River
15%
Cape York Peninsula
14%
Banks Island
13%
Angeles
12%
Lake Balkhash
11%
Piaui
10%
Syr Darya River
9%
Strait of Makassar
8%
Pamir Mountains
7%
Amhara
6%
Gulf of Anadyr
5%
Narmada River
4%
Hechuan
3%
Helmand River
2%
Dashoguz
1%
Jinotega
+49
Level 60
Nov 28, 2021
I just love this Quiz! One of the best quizzes i took in the last time.

Nominated and subscribed!

+4
Level 73
Dec 29, 2021
Fantastic idea! Highlighted some of my misconceptions - such as thinking that that peninsula was called Carpentaria. Don't the Pamirs extend further, into Kyrgyzstan?
+9
Level 73
Jan 6, 2022
4% of people knew Hechuan? No disrespect to the fine people of Hechuan, but I find that hard to believe. What quiz was it featured in?
+1
Level 70
Apr 16, 2022
To be fair, it was somewhat more plausible before the merger with Chongqing.
+4
Level 69
Nov 28, 2021
Really nice quiz!

I got 90

+2
Level 16
Jul 11, 2022
Wow! Thats Insane! I could only get 51 haha! I assume I get some slack for being 13 right???? lmao anyways great quiz nomineted
+28
Level 62
Nov 28, 2021
Brilliant quiz! Amazing idea and well executed. It's nice that you can skip past an answer you're stuck on too. Nominated for sure!
+5
Level 57
Nov 28, 2021
Awesome idea, and beautiful work! Nominated!
+4
Level 33
Nov 29, 2021
Cool quiz! Got 79
+1
Level 46
Jan 4, 2022
I got the same amount, I've never heard of Qom before
+8
Level 61
Nov 29, 2021
A little more time would be nice. On the last ones we have to think more time!

Excellent quiz! Will we more parts of the series? :P

+15
Level 67
Nov 29, 2021
Thank you! The reception seems to be good, so I might make more variants.
+8
Level 80
Nov 29, 2021
This quiz is proof that there are still great and original ideas out there. Great job, Ninja. Definitely deserves a nomination.
+1
Level 83
Nov 29, 2021
Awesome quiz, Ninja!~!~!
+4
Level 57
Nov 29, 2021
I’ve waited a long time to use my spotlight! It was worth waiting for! Thank you!
+1
Level 85
Dec 5, 2021
This quiz is absolutely fantastic! Nominated!
+2
Level 69
Dec 5, 2021
I made 79 at all. Could remember all of them until 34%, and the least I got was the 10%. Pretty funny.
+1
Level 70
Dec 29, 2021
Got 79% as well, got all until 50% and lowest I got was 14%
+1
Level 66
Dec 5, 2021
One of the best quizzes on the site. Nominated!
+8
Level 65
Dec 5, 2021
Great quiz, but another two minutes would be appreciated. I'm a terrible typist and really only had time for 80 or so. I know I wouldn't have been able to get many more, but it would have been nice to have time to think about a few.
+3
Level 20
Jan 7, 2022
don't forget you can take them untimed ! :)
+3
Level 70
Dec 14, 2021
Great quiz and I love the format, can’t wait to see more of the same. My only gripe: how could anybody possibly know from that dot on the map which particular district of Chongqing that was?
+1
Level 49
Dec 17, 2021
Really awesome quiz!
+3
Level 78
Dec 19, 2021
Great quiz. More time please!
+7
Level 75
Dec 22, 2021
nice - I think a good variant would be one where the answers are 'connected' eg the last letter of an answer is the same as the first letter of the following answer
+1
Level 70
Dec 27, 2021
Cool quiz! My first miss was Sierra Nevada, and my furthest find was Syr Darya at the 10% mark (it took me a while to figure out how to spell it)
+2
Level 84
Dec 27, 2021
Super idea for a quiz! Was fairly solid down to around 35% (missed 4), and then the wheels really started coming off. Correct answers became a real collector's item after that for me.
+2
Level 90
Dec 27, 2021
Sorry, but that dot on the island of Luzon is nowhere near the city it's supposed to represent.
+3
Level 75
Dec 27, 2021
Brilliant! Couldn't try the last ten or so when the clock ran out, so maybe allow some more time?
+2
Level 92
Dec 27, 2021
There's plenty of time. I finished with 7:20 left.
+2
Level 80
Dec 27, 2021
Great original quiz .
+3
Level 67
Dec 28, 2021
cool! For Hechuan though, could some way be found of making it clearer what it's referring to? maybe provincial lines inside China? I know it's meant to be hard, but surely being good at pixel counting is a little much
+2
Level 67
Dec 28, 2021
Sorry, but I want to keep all cities consistent. I tried to pick the city that would be the easiest to make out in comparison to others.
+2
Level 70
Dec 28, 2021
A tad more leeway on the spelling for the 26% question.

Great quiz. That last column was a procession of “WTF’s” from me. Even when I saw the answers to most of them, I was none the wiser.

+1
Level 62
Dec 28, 2021
Great, I found the answers to 9% and 6%. But how didn't you accept "Balkh..." without "Lake"?!
+3
Level 67
Dec 28, 2021
That answer should work without the lake. Maybe you misspelled it?
+2
Level 75
Dec 28, 2021
I like this concept.
+1
Level 59
Dec 28, 2021
Fun quiz
+1
Level 59
Dec 28, 2021
I tried Caucasus but it would only accept it if you said Mountains
+6
Level 67
Dec 28, 2021
It accepts it without Mountains for me.
+1
Level 59
Dec 28, 2021
Yeah I just realized I spelled it wrong because it happened again on another quiz lol
+1
Level 66
Dec 28, 2021
Epic quiz
+2
Level 77
Dec 28, 2021
I think the map positioning of Angeles in the Philippines is off quite a bit. I am familiar with that country's geography and I would have never guessed Angeles based on the location of the dot. Thanks. Otherwise, solid quiz!
+1
Level 77
Dec 28, 2021
Good quiz, do another one!
+1
Level 59
Dec 28, 2021
I love the quiz as it's very challenging. You need to redraw Labrador though - it currently covers much of Quebec, which the Quebecois wouldn't thank you for!
+5
Level 67
Dec 28, 2021
It's referring to the Labrador Peninsula and not the territory. The peninsula includes much of Quebec.
+2
Level 71
Dec 29, 2021
Great quiz, good mixture of facts and some unusual spots asked for .... fun.
+2
Level 71
Dec 29, 2021
The map was too zoomed in to do this on an iPhone and I had to scroll around to find the blue part for every answer. That made it very hard to get a good score… so I got a lousy score instead.
+1
Level 72
Dec 31, 2021
Love the quiz but sometimes found it really hard to find the blue highlighted area .. maybe do a version where you use red or pink instead?
+1
Level 38
Jan 2, 2022
Dang, 75%
+1
Level 77
Jan 3, 2022
Spent ages attempting to repeatedly type Emilio Romagna without ever realising my spelling error. Thanks to this quiz I learnt how to spell this correctly today! Also tried Great Bear Lake over and over without ever getting the correct "other" Great Lake.
+1
Level 77
Jan 3, 2022
Randomly got Uttar Pradesh when I attempted typing the first two letters of Upper Doab. Very well constructed quiz. Happy to take 4 out of 5 because most of the last column I had never heard of.
+3
Level 81
Jan 4, 2022
Hechuan is a district but you have a circle, so I assumed it was a city. I typed Chongqing and Chengdu several times.
+3
Level 67
Jan 5, 2022
It's counted as a separate city according to citypopulation.de, the source of the original quiz I used.
+2
Level 70
Mar 21, 2022
Citypopulation lists it as a city district of Chongqing and not a separate city as far as I can see.

https://www.citypopulation.de/en/china/cities/?cityid=15899

+2
Level 85
Jan 4, 2022
I occasionally had a hard time finding the selected area. Maybe when it's small, add an arrow?
+1
Level 54
Jan 5, 2022
Challenging! Enjoyed alot. Got 50% First I missed was Lake Superior and the last i guessed was sao tome
+1
Level 42
Jan 6, 2022
Great quiz! Got 57, but ig I could have got more if the time increased still tho one of the best quizzes on the site
+1
Level 46
Jan 6, 2022
really well done!
+1
Level 69
Jan 6, 2022
Excellent quiz. Romagna stumped me first time around but very good
+1
Level 55
Jan 6, 2022
I love how almost none of the percentages are the same as in this quiz Xd Nearly all of them are a bit off

Btw, great quiz!

+1
Level 65
Jan 6, 2022
Actually I was telling myself the exact opposite, most of them are pretty close.
+2
Level 71
Jan 6, 2022
Congrats on the quiz, and whoever completed it! I was stumped by most of the later ones
+3
Level 67
Jan 6, 2022
More people knew Kinshasa than Indonesia??
+1
Level 64
Jan 6, 2022
WELL DONE! Great quiz.
+2
Level 74
Jan 6, 2022
Super quiz! I hope you'll do another.
+2
Level 71
Jan 6, 2022
Nice quiz, must have been work. By the way, would you mind accepting "yellow sea" for east china sea and "wallonie" for wallonia please?
+2
Level 67
Jan 6, 2022
The East China Sea and Yellow Sea are actually different.
+1
Level 79
Jan 6, 2022
I absolutely love this idea and it’s beautifully implemented. Thank you!!
+1
Level 49
Jan 6, 2022
Great idea, great quiz, awesome work!!
+1
Level 83
Jan 6, 2022
Does anyone know why Lake Balkhash is referred to as "Sapar" on Bing maps?
+1
Level 27
Jan 6, 2022
i got 0 im so cool
+1
Level 68
Jan 6, 2022
This is a most enjoyable quiz, thank you.

Being rather old and slow, not very dextrous with the keyboard and sometimes having to peer to find the blue bits I would love to have a bit more time but realise that would take away the challenge for most Jetpunkers.

I retook the quiz starting halfway through just for fun but wonder if it would be possible to have a 'slow' version? You could put a lower points ceiling on it. I find this a problem with a lot of the longer quizzes.

Thanks anyway, very entertaining.

+5
Level 67
Jan 6, 2022
Thank you. Although it won't give you points, you always have the option to take the quiz untimed.
+2
Level 55
Jan 6, 2022
oh man really good quiz
+2
Level 40
Jan 6, 2022
Very cool quiz! Please do more like this.
+1
Level 65
Jan 6, 2022
I love how 99% of people got London
+1
Level 66
Nov 3, 2022
The real question is how many people missed London?
+1
Level 47
Jan 7, 2022
Good quiz. Perhaps accept Tuvalu as an answer as it’s impossible to tell specifically where in Tuvalu your referring to based on the scale.
+1
Level 51
Jan 7, 2022
Great quiz!
+1
Level 20
Jan 7, 2022
Very fun quiz !!! I'd love more of that type, to learn more diverse things :) I do them with my mom, untimed, when we have coffee, and it's a great time. We learn a lot of new things, especially when they're more general like this and not timed/competition type of quizzes.

Thank you !

+1
Level 45
Jan 7, 2022
What a great idea! I hope people make more just like it
+1
Level 62
Jan 9, 2022
Great quiz! Fun to see how the percentages shift
+1
Level 46
Jan 10, 2022
Got Uttar Pradesh, Strait of Malacca and Guangodong but spelled them incorrectly. So I got a 62, not bad/not great.
+1
Level 65
Jan 10, 2022
Excellent quiz! Hopefully we get a whole series of these :)
+1
Level 25
Jan 27, 2022
Really good quiz, on the first few tries I missed Helmand River, Narmada, Hechuan, and Pamir. I eventually got 100
+1
Level 59
Feb 14, 2022
Both 'Pannonian Alps' and 'Transylvanian Alps' are very commonly used names for the Carpathian Mountains, certainly the former. I'm willing to bet there's a lot of Europeans who know where the Pannonian Alps are, but would have more trouble pointing to the right place on a map if you asked them about the same mountain range by the name 'Carpathian Mountains'.
+1
Level 67
Feb 14, 2022
I'm not an expert in this area, but the Pannonian Alps seems to actually be the basin in which the Carpathian Mountains are located. And the Transylvanian Alps are a mountain range located within the greater Carpathian Mountains.
+1
Level 75
Feb 15, 2022
Excellent but tough quiz. I got 75/100.
+1
Level 70
Mar 18, 2022
I tried yellow sea like 10 times and finally gave up. Isnt that a different name for the east china sea and should be accepted or am i wrong?
+2
Level 67
Mar 30, 2022
The Yellow Sea is the area between China and Korea
+1
Level 67
Mar 30, 2022
Hechuan? Really? It's been incorporated into Chongqing since 2006: https://www.britannica.com/place/Hechuan
+1
Level 75
Apr 13, 2022
Fabulous idea for a quiz; I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much! If you do another one, might I suggest making the highlight blue slightly transparent? Particularly when the answer is a region? Sometimes I found it disorienting to lose reference info like coastlines, borders etc.
+1
Level 57
May 16, 2022
Nice quiz man!
+1
Level 55
May 29, 2022
Great Quiz! Hardest one I got was the gulf of Anadyr but somehow missed Uttar Pradesh haha
+1
Level 47
Jul 20, 2022
nice
+1
Level 72
Sep 27, 2022
Great quiz! Would love a series of these.
+1
Level 91
Oct 31, 2022
I typed 'Anadyr' for 'Gulf of Anadyr' and moved on when it wasn't accepted. Why is 'Superior' accepted for 'Lake Superior' in that case?
+1
Level 66
Nov 3, 2022
I liked the idea. You should make more like this