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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz - It's Over!

Post by Cazwegian » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:16 pm

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Hello and welcome to the Geography General Knowledge Quiz, which is exactly how it sounds. A general knowledge quiz loosely based on geography or is it a geography quiz loosely based on general knowledge? But, I digress.

This will be a weekly quiz, with different question formats each week to keep things nice and fresh.
It'll be geared mainly towards Human Geography, but I'll do my best to include Physical and Environmental Geography. The first round should be relatively easy to ease you in, but I'll be ramping up the difficulty over the next few weeks, so gird your loins.

Please could you send your answers to me by PM. Also, please don't cheat because that defeats the purpose of a quiz. Of course there's no way for me to tell but whatever.





Final Leaderboard:

1st) RichardUK - 172
2nd) D.J 165
3rd) Dix - 135
4th) Pokemaniac212 - 134
5th) Aren142 - 106.5
6th) Garf - 98.5
7th) Edd - 69
8th) Spilskinanka - 59
9th) Mr.EE - 29.5

Rounds:


Round 1 - Baby Steps
Round 2 - Training wheels
Round 3 - Pain
Round 4 -
Round 5 - Running out of titles
Round 6 - The penultimate round!
Final Round - The Big One
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Cazwegian » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:16 pm

Round 1 - Baby Steps

Famous people

Let's start off with a nice easy round. 1 point for each correct answer

1. Men’s 100m world record holder Usain Bolt hails from which country?
2. Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube was born in which country?
3. Renowned author, poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde was born in which country?
4. Joan of Arc is one of many patron saints of which country?
5. In which country was Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, born?

Flags, Flags, Flags!

Which countries do the following flags belong to?
1 point for each correct answer.

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7. Image

8. Image

9. Image

10. Image
In Our Own Language

Can you correctly identify the following countries when written in their own language?
1 point for each correct answer.

11. Suomi –
12. Hrvatska –
13. Hellas –
14. Sverige –
15. Україна –
Mismatched Capitals

16. These countries and capitals have gotten all mixed up, can you match them back up correctly? There is a point available for each pair that you can.


St. John's ------------- Poland
Funafuti -------------- Nicaragua
Warsaw ---------------- Djibouti
Djibouti --------------- Antigua and Barbuda
Managua -------------- Tuvalu
Let's Get Physical

17. Over the last 10,000 years there have been 1500 active volcanoes on earth. Can you name 5 of them?

Again there is 1 point for each correct answer, which brings the number of points available for this round to a nice total of 25 points.

The deadline for round 1 will be at 8PM on Monday 3rd August.

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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Mr. EE » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:59 pm

I'm going to be terrible at this quiz but I suspect Edd will be more terrible so that's good enough for me.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Garf » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 pm

Mr. EE wrote:I'm going to be terrible at this quiz but I suspect Edd will be more terrible so that's good enough for me.
And in the end, as long as you beat Edd, you're a winner on SONM

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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Edd » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:55 pm

Oi, I bet you were hoping I wouldn't find this.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Edd » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:59 pm

I have found a flaw in this quiz because all the flags have the answers in the image URL. I bet EE and Garf both saw but didn't tell you because they're dirty cheats.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Mr. EE » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:04 pm

Edd, double posting is against the SONM rules, please be a good boy and respect that.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Edd » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:05 pm

I've done it, like twice today already. #Untouchable
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Garf » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:06 pm

Edd wrote:I have found a flaw in this quiz because all the flags have the answers in the image URL. I bet EE and Garf both saw but didn't tell you because they're dirty cheats.
I didn't and i just said Latvia for every single one because I didn't know

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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Edd » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:08 pm

Garf wrote:
Edd wrote:I have found a flaw in this quiz because all the flags have the answers in the image URL. I bet EE and Garf both saw but didn't tell you because they're dirty cheats.
I didn't and i just said Latvia for every single one because I didn't know
I also didn't know any but this way we can get another five and maybe I'll know one
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Mr. EE » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:20 pm

Edd wrote:
Garf wrote:
Edd wrote:I have found a flaw in this quiz because all the flags have the answers in the image URL. I bet EE and Garf both saw but didn't tell you because they're dirty cheats.
I didn't and i just said Latvia for every single one because I didn't know
I also didn't know any but this way we can get another five and maybe I'll know one
I got all of them right but that is because I knew them 100% and not because I looked at the URLs
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Aren142 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:39 pm

I think I did ok in some parts and then others I guessed. Also I think I listed a country as a volcano. >_>
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Cazwegian » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:16 pm

Edd wrote:I have found a flaw in this quiz because all the flags have the answers in the image URL. I bet EE and Garf both saw but didn't tell you because they're dirty cheats.
But are they right countries?..............yes they are.


Ahh, thanks for pointing that out Edd, I'll get my flags from somewhere else next time.
I'll just leave them as they are for this round.
You can have bonus points for being gentlemanly.

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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Edd » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:19 pm

I live for bonus points
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by RichardUK » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:20 pm

i just entered :D
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Mr. EE » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Edd wrote:I live for bonus points
The only kind of points you can get #sickburn
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Post by Edd » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:42 pm

Oh damn
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Post by D.J » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:48 pm

Geography is one of my stronger subjects.

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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Cazwegian » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:30 pm

I think we can bring round 1 to a close, now.
Cazwegian wrote:Round 1 - Baby Steps

Famous people

1. Men’s 100m world record holder Usain Bolt hails from which country? Jamaica - Pretty common knowledge here, with almost everyone getting it right.
2. Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube was born in which country? Hungary - Nearly everyone got this wrong, with Russia and the Scandanavian countries being the most common answers. Congrats to Spilskinanka who was the only person to get it right.
3. Renowned author, poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde was born in which country? Ireland - surprisingly few people got this, with Scotland, USA and England being the most guessed.
4. Joan of Arc is one of many patron saints of which country? France - most people got this.
5. In which country was Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, born? Pakistan - Another tricky one, with Afghanistan and Iran being guessed most often.

Flags, Flags, Flags!

Seeing as I cocked up this round by failing to notice the country names in the urls, I decided to give everyone 5/5 regardless of their answers. I have a nasty flag round planned for a future round to make up for this :D
Moving onto the answers:


6. Image
Slovakia
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Croatia
8. Image
Angola
9. Image
Zambia
10. Image
Malta
In Our Own Language

Can you correctly identify the following countries when written in their own language?
A lot of you struggled with this round, with the exception of Poké who got them all, congrats. They were all European countries but countries from all over the world were guessed.

11. Suomi – Finland
12. Hrvatska – Croatia
13. Hellas – Greece
14. Sverige – Sweden
15. Україна – Ukraine - A lot of people guessed Russia, which was close but unfortunately not close enough.
Mismatched Capitals

16. These countries and capitals have gotten all mixed up, can you match them back up correctly? There is a point available for each pair that you can.

Antigua and Barbuda ------------- St. Johns
Tuvalu -------------- Funafuti
Poland ---------------- Warsaw
Djibouti --------------- Djibouti
Nicaragua -------------- Managua


Strong scores from everyone in this round with almost everyone getting 5/5
Let's Get Physical

17. Over the last 10,000 years there have been 1500 active volcanoes on earth. Can you name 5 of them?

Another strong scoring round from everyone here, with a variety of volcanoes being mentioned and a lot of half points being dished out.

Etna, Vesuvius, Mauna Loa, Mt St Helens, Yellowstone, Krakatoa, the one in Iceland that nobody except Spilskinanka could spell and a bunch of german volcanos that I never knew existed.
There were some very impressive scores this round.
After the first round the leaderboard is as follows:

1st) Pokémaniac212 - 24
=2nd) RichardUK - 22
D.J - 22
=4th) Garf - 20
Spilskinanka - 20
6th) Dix - 18.5
7th) Edd - 17
8th) Aren142 - 16.5
9th) Mr.EE - 10

Thanks to everyone who entered and to those who didn't enter this round feel free to enter the next.
Round 2 will be up shortly.

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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Mr. EE » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:40 pm

Well Edd obviously cheated somehow.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Edd » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:43 pm

Doesn't get any better than beating both Hoyle and EE.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Mr. EE » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:03 pm

Hoyle cheated as well.

YOU'RE ALL CHEATERS.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Cazwegian » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:38 pm

Round 2 - Training Wheels

Living for the City
(apologies for the terrible titles)
1.Can you pick out the real cities from the fake ones? Maximum of 5 points available.

Panama City Brunei City
Gabon City Guatemala City
Kuwait City Vatican City
Belize City China City
Mexico City Kazakhstan City

Flags, Flags, Flags!

Which countries do the following flags belong to?
1 point for each correct answer.

2. Image

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5. Image

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Errr.....what was your name again?

Here you can see the former names of 5 different countries. Can you tell me what their modern day names are?
1 point for each correct answer.

7. Siam –
8. Burma –
9. Abyssinia –
10. Persia –
11. Sudanese Republic –
Multiple Choice
Ahhh, multiple choice round a nice breather.

12. In 2013 which country was the first to fully legalize Marijuana?
Uruguay, Jamaica or The Netherlands

13.In which country would you find the Eiffel Tower?
France, America or Italy

14. What is the capital of Canada?
Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal?

15. Which continent is the country of Cambodia found?
South America, Africa or Asia

16.Which city is found in Australia?
Galway, Perth or Christchurch


Statue of Zeus has been built in a far away land!
Can you name these wonders of the world? It may help here if you've ever played Civ.

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Located in Mexico and built by the Maya, can you name this fancy sacrifical altar?

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What is the name of this gigantic statue that is found in Brazil?

19. Image
Can you name this rockery found in the UK?
20. Image
A citadel built high in the Peruvian Andes by the Inca. What is it's name?
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21.Built by the Byzantine empire and located in Turkey, but what is called?

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Again, please send answers by pm and the deadline will be around 10pm Monday 10th August.
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Dix » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:38 pm

Suck it losers. You losed more than me, ha!
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Re: Geography General Knowledge Quiz

Post by Edd » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:59 pm

Mr. EE wrote:Hoyle cheated as well.

YOU'RE ALL CHEATERS.
The best bit is that half your points came from the five free points.
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