Can You Answer These Real Jeopardy! Questions About Geography?
We curated a pop quiz of geography questions from the Jeopardy! archives to see if you are a world class geography genius. Good luck!
Answer: What is Thailand?
The Baan Chang Elephant Park is a family-run eco-park where every elephant is considered a member of the family with its own name and personality. This question aired November 22, 2013.
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Answer: What is Montgomery?
The crest of Montgomery is a six-pointed star that contains the words “Cradle of the Confederacy,” Birth Place of the Civil Rights Movement” and “City of Montgomery.” This question aired on February 5, 2013.
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Answer: What is Yellowstone Lake?
Yellowstone Lake, the subject of this September 13, 2001 question, is the largest lake at high elevation in North America. (Lake Tahoe is larger, but at a lower elevation.)
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Answer: What is New Zealand?
Today, the capital of New Zealand is Wellington, which has a population of 395,600. This question aired on November 11, 1994.
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“Harlem,” sometimes called “A Dream Deferred,” is probably the most famous poem by this man.
Answer: Who is Langston Hughes
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Answer: What is five?
The states are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. This question aired back on December 28, 1984.
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This capital that shares its name with its country lies about 19 kilometres inland from Italy’s Adriatic coast.
Answer: What is San Marino?
San Marino, the answer to this July 24, 2017 question, is one of the world’s tiniest and oldest republics.
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Answer: What is the Dead Sea?
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth at 1,412 feet below sea level as the contestants on January 26, 2012, may have known. Extra credit: Israel is its neighbour to the East and Jordan to the West.
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Answer: What is Boise?
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Not far from the resort of Cancun, the islands of Cozumel & Mujeres lie off the northeast tip of this peninsula.
Answer: What is the Yucatán?
North America’s largest indigenous population, the Mayans, call the Yucatán Peninsula home. This question aired on June 13, 2019.
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Answer: What is Chad?
Chad, the answer to this June 1, 2016 question, is a land-locked country in North Central Africa. It is the fifth-largest country on the continent.
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Answer: What is the Arctic?
The five oceans of the world are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean, the answer to this November 22, 2013 question.
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Every little breeze seems to whisper this Alberta lake, so named to honour the daughter of Queen Victoria.
Answer: What is (Lake) Louise?
This question aired on March 12, 2018.
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The green spaces of Parks and Recreation can be found in fictional Pawnee in this real Midwestern state.
Answer: What is Indiana?
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Answer: What is Sardinia?
Much of Sardinia’s tillable land is devoted to growing fruit and cultivating cereal. This question aired on March 12, 2004.
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This Argentine region’s name is Spanish for “big feet,” perhaps because Spaniards saw indigenous people who wore large boots.
Answer: What is Patagonia?
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Hamlet’s father, the king of Denmark, killed Fortinbras’ father, king of this nearby country.
Answer: What is Norway?
This question aired on October 21, 1999.
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Answer: What is the Santa Fe Trail?
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Raymond Massey also starred in the film. This question aired on February 26, 1998.
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Less than 12,000 square kilometres in area, the Gambia is the smallest independent mainland country on this continent.
Answer: What is Africa?
This question aired on May 29, 1997.
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The name of this smallest South American country can be spelled with or without an e.
Answer: What is Suriname?
Suriname, which gained its independence on November 25, 1975, was formerly known as Dutch Guiana. It was the subject of this question on March 26, 1996.
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