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!
The city of Chiang Mai in this country is home to Baan Chang Elephant Park.
This Alabama city, the first Confederate capital, has a Jefferson Davis High.
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. See if you know these tricky Jeopardy! questions about words.
Wyoming’s largest lake, it lies right in the middle of a national park.
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. Learn about 15 more of the most naturally colorful places on the planet to ace your next trivia game.
Auckland, the chief port city of this country, was once its capital.
“Harlem,” sometimes called “A Dream Deferred,” is probably the most famous poem by this man.
Answer: Who is Langston Hughes
Tournament of Champions winner 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 helped cement his run as one of the top winning Jeopardy! players ever.
Number of states that touch the Pacific Ocean.
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.) Find out the answers to 30 geography questions everyone gets wrong.
This capital that shares its name with its country lies about 12 miles inland from Italy’s Adriatic coast.
The King James Bible refers to it as the Salt Sea.
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 neighbor to the East and Jordan to the West. Try to answer the toughest dictionary from Jeopardy!
In 2006-07, the only undefeated team in Division 1-A was from this capital city, the “Crossroads of the Oregon Trail.”
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.
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.
Come visit Mongo /Not far from the Congo /Tibesti mountains are not that bad /Yes, we’re talking, talking ’bout…
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.
The smallest and shallowest of the world’s five oceans is this one.
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 13 amazing trivia facts about the world’s oceans.
Every little breeze seems to whisper this Alberta lake, so named to honor the daughter of Queen Victoria.
The green spaces of “Parks and Recreation” can be found in fictional Pawnee in this real Midwestern state.
Answer: What is Indiana?
Corsica and this Italian island are packed so close together they’re only about seven miles apart.
Answer: What is Sardinia?
This Argentine region’s name is Spanish for “big feet,” perhaps because Spaniards saw Indians who wore large boots.
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.
Ronald Reagan played George Armstrong Custer in the Errol Flynn film named for this New Mexico Trail.
Answer: What is the Santa Fe Trail?
Less than 5,000 square miles in area, the Gambia is the smallest independent mainland country on this continent.
Answer: What is Africa?
This question aired on May 29, 1997.
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. Ready for a real challenge? Try to guess the answer to these 14 Final Jeopardy! questions everyone got wrong.