Two Truths and a Lie - Geography Edition

For each question you will see three statements relating to geography. But beware! Two are true, but one of them is lying! Correctly identify each incorrect statement.
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Last updated: March 8, 2021
First submittedMay 1, 2020
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1. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

A cowboy from Argentina is called a gaucho

The capital of Sudan is Khartoum

Rio de Janeiro is the capital of Brazil

Brasilia is Brazil's capital
2. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

The Nile River Delta is in Egypt

Azerbaijan is on the Caspian Sea

The island of Corsica belongs to Italy

Corsica is a French possession
3. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

This is the flag of Mongolia:

This is the flag of Suriname:

This is the flag of Laos:

This is Laos's real flag: , the other was Cambodia's
4. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Glasgow is the capital of Scotland

Cleveland, Ohio is north of New York City

The Philippines gained independence from the United States

Edinburgh's is Scotland's capital. Glasgow is the biggest city.
5. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

The ruins of Machu Picchu are in Brazil

This is the flag of Iceland:

Dresden is the capital of Germany's Saxony region

Machu Piccchu is near Cusco, Peru
6. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Syria borders Saudi Arabia

Senegal borders Mali

India borders Myanmar

Jordan and Iraq lie between the two
7. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Australia is the world's southernmost country

Kobe, Japan is known for its beef

South Sudan is the worlds newest nation (according to JetPunk)

Chile and Argentina are farther south
8. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Mount Everest is entirely in China

Seattle is not the capital of Washington

Japan has four main islands

Everest is on the China-Nepal border
9. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Namibia got its independence from South Africa

The Mississippi River Delta is in Louisiana

The city of Shenyang is in South Korea

Shenyang is in China
10. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Chewing gum is banned in Singapore

Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan

The countries with these two flags border one another:

Trick question! Astana changed its name to Nur-Sultan in 2019
11. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Romanian is a romance language

Stockholm has never hosted the Olympic Games

Andorra is co-ruled by the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France

Stockholm hosted the Summer Olympics in 1912
12. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Tropic of Cancer lies at about 18.7° North

Venezuela is not on the Equator

Mali is on the Prime Meridian

The Tropic of Cancer is actually about 23.5° North
13. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Luxembourg is the world's last Grand Duchy

Nepal is a communist country

Calgary is the capital of Alberta

14. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

The Orange River has its source in Lesotho

Baghdad, Iraq is on the Iranian border

Someone from Cyprus is called a Cypriot

Baghdad is about 120 kilometers, or 75 miles away
15. Correctly identify the incorrect statement.

Indonesia's currency is the Rupiah

Oxford is the world's oldest university

Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were once united under the Kalmar Union

The University of Bologna is the oldest, est. 1088
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Level 86
Sep 29, 2020
If you want to get technical with the Astana question, it would help if the other option wasn't also technically wrong. Liberia wasn't founded by former slaves, it was organised and founded by the American Colonization Society which was led by white people.
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Level 74
Jan 15, 2021
I replaced the Liberia option
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Level 85
Jan 15, 2021
Question 7 has two incorrect answers. I can guess what you were going for, but Sudan is not the world's newest nation.
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Level 74
Jan 15, 2021
Sorry I accidentally left out the South
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Level 55
Jan 15, 2021
nominated!
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Level 63
Jan 17, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2021
Nominated

However, on question 15, the Indonesian currency should be Rupiah, no 'y'. I went for that one as the wrong one the first time.

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Level 76
May 13, 2021
Good quiz and interesting concept.

10 has two technically incorrect answers, since chewing gun as such is not banned in Singapore, only selling it. Regarding 13, Nepal is a complicated case. It seems that it is governed by a Communist party, however within the framework of a more or less functioning democracy with multiple ideologically different parties, separation of powers, etc. At least that's what I gather from Wikipedia.

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Level 30
Jul 12, 2021
Since when is Nepal communist?