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Can You Answer These Real Jeopardy! Questions About Geography?

Do you consider yourself a worldly whiz when it comes to geography trivia? We curated a pop quiz of an assortment of geography questions from the Jeopardy! archives to see if you are a world class geography genius. Good luck!

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Clue #1

The city of Chiang Mai in this country is home to Baan Chang Elephant Park.

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Elephant trekking through jungle in northern ThailandSomchai Siriwanarangson/Shutterstock

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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Clue #2

This Alabama city, the first Confederate capital, has a Jefferson Davis High.

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capital in montgomery alabamaSusanne Pommer/Shutterstock

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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Clue #3

Wyoming’s largest lake, it lies right in the middle of a national park.

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Scenic view at Lake Yellowstone with pine trees along the bank, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.RaksyBH/Shutterstock

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, however, Lake Tahoe is larger at a lower elevation.

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Clue #4

Auckland, the chief port city of this country, was once its capital.

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View from Mt Victoria, Wellington, New ZealandSam DCruz/Shutterstock

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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Clue #5

“Harlem,” sometimes called “A Dream Deferred,” is probably the most famous poem by this man.

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Answer: Who is Langston Hughes

James Holzhauer wagered $11,022 on this Daily Double, one of his signature odd and personal number bets on May 27, 2019. Answering it correctly help cement his run as one of the top winning Jeopardy! players ever.

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Clue #6

Number of states that touch the Pacific Ocean.

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Hawaii map part of a world globemariakraynova/Shutterstock

Answer: What is five?

The states are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. (If this question seems easy, it’s because it aired back on December 28, 1984.)

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Clue #7

This capital that shares its name with its country lies about 19 kilometres inland from Italy’s Adriatic coast.

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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. It’s not technically Italy, however, a day trip from Florence or Bologna is a breeze.

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Clue #8

The King James Bible refers to it as the Salt Sea.

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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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Clue #9

In 2006-07, the only undefeated team in Division 1-A was from this capital city, the “Crossroads of the Oregon Trail.”

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Downtown Boise Idaho skyline from the streetCharles Knowles/Shutterstock

Answer: What is Boise?

Don’t feel bad if you got this answer to the question that aired on May 13, 2008 incorrect. Football is one of the Jeopardy! categories that stump the most contestants.

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Clue #10

Not far from the resort of Cancun, the islands of Cozumel & Mujeres lie off the northeast tip of this peninsula.

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Ruins of Tulum, Mexico overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the Riviera MayaJess Kraft/Shutterstock

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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Clue #11

Come visit Mongo / Not far from the Congo / Tibesti mountains are not that bad / Yes, we’re talking, talking ’bout…

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Panoramic view to Teli lake group of Ounianga Serir lakes , Ennedi, ChadHomo Cosmicos/Shutterstock

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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Clue #12

The smallest and shallowest of the world’s five oceans is this one.

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Arctic Icebergs on Arctic Ocean in GreenlandMrPhotoMania/Shutterstock

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.

Sea lovers will want to learn these amazing facts about the world’s oceans.

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Clue #13

Every little breeze seems to whisper this Alberta lake, so named to honour the daughter of Queen Victoria.

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Morning view of Morraine lake, Lake Louise, CanadaMartin Capek/Shutterstock

Answer: What is (Lake) Louise?

It was recently reported that when Princess Louise died in 1939 she left an unpaid cigarette bill. This question aired on March 12, 2018.

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Clue #14

The green spaces of Parks and Recreation can be found in fictional Pawnee in this real Midwestern state.

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Answer: What is Indiana?

Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Amy Poehler stars in the hit comedy show that was quizzed about on May 12, 2009.

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Clue #15

Corsica and this Italian island are packed so close together they’re only about 11 kilometres apart.

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Aerial view of a boat in front of the Mortorio island in Sardinia. Amazing beach with a turquoise and transparent sea. Emerald Coast, Sardinia, Italy. Zangrilli Andrea/Shutterstock

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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Clue #16

This Argentine region’s name is Spanish for “big feet,” perhaps because Spaniards saw Indians who wore large boots.

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Fitz Roy MountainPatagoniaSophie Dover/Shutterstock

Answer: What is Patagonia?

Was this May 8, 2002 question too tough? You’ll also want to see 14 of the most remote places on Earth.

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Clue #17

Hamlet’s father, the king of Denmark, killed Fortinbras’ father, king of this nearby country.

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Big reindeer with antlers in the foreground of a scenic mountain view in the Norwegian highlandsinvisiblepower/Shutterstock

Answer: What is Norway?

This question aired on October 21, 1999. Consider yourself a master thespian? Test your wit and wisdom with these everyday phrases invented by Shakespeare.

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Clue #18

Ronald Reagan played George Armstrong Custer in the film named for this New Mexico Trail.

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the santa fe trailWarner Bros/Kobal/Shutterstock

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.

This is the only president Queen Elizabeth II didn’t meet with during her reign.

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Clue #19

Less than 12,000 square kilometres in area, the Gambia is the smallest independent mainland country on this continent.

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Africa old map. Created by Frederick Herman Moll, published in London, 1710Marzolino/Shutterstock

Answer: What is Africa?

This question aired on May 29, 1997.

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Clue #20

The name of this smallest South American country can be spelled with or without an e.

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The synagogue Neve Shalom and the Mosque 'Keizerstraat' in Paramaribo, Suriname, South-AmericaR.A.R. de Bruijn Holding BV/Shutterstock

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.

Ready for another challenge? Try answering these Jeopardy! questions about words.

Originally Published on Reader's Digest