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Apr 12th, 2012 at 04:20 GMT
Really? There's no Jerry Lewis Airport in France? Well, I'll be. (You might also wish to double-'czech' for an alternative answer in the Countries category. *wink*)
Apr 12th, 2012 at 04:39 GMT
(and consider the British Cameroons)
Apr 12th, 2012 at 04:45 GMT
@BombaySapphire: nudge nudge wink wink say no more squire ! @Newtoni: excellent (both added)
Apr 12th, 2012 at 10:16 GMT
Bight of Biafra/Benin ?
Apr 12th, 2012 at 10:59 GMT
You forgot Malta as a Mediterranean Island, Good quiz though.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 11:16 GMT
Gotta love getting Rhodes for Rhodesia and Central/Circle for Central African Republic.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 11:18 GMT
And Equator for Equatorial Guinea, Queens for Queensland and Northern for Northern Territories.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 11:42 GMT
Enjoyed this quiz but a couple of minor points: The answers tended to overlap. As I was typing in one answer another different question would be answered; so as I was listing Australian states a tube line and a borough of New York appeared, with countries a latitude/longitude question was answered as well as another tube line. It's only really a minor niggle but it might be worth changing the offending lines- may I suggest the Victoria and Jubilee Lines as possible replacements; although that wouldn't work very well if the Australian States were changed too. I'd also like to add my support to the idea of Malta being included as a major Mediterranean island. It's an independent country with a population of approximately 500,000 and although it's not over 500 sq km in area it's as historically and culturally significant as many others which are.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 11:48 GMT
Something's wrong - for "GBL" it won't accept Great Big Lake. What's that about?!
Apr 12th, 2012 at 15:31 GMT
I agree that Malta should be added. May you consider Aticama and Antarctica for the deserts.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 15:37 GMT
As Majorca is a Spanish-speaking island (or at least party, along with Catlan), consider taking the Spanish spelling of Mallorca.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 16:22 GMT
Indeed, Mallorca should definitely be accepted. It could be that Malta is big enough too, but I did not check that - I'd certainly consider it a major island.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 16:38 GMT
Following up on DavePlankton's comment, and I bet this is common, the very first thing I tried to enter was "Central African Republic." I typed in "Central" and "Circle" appeared on the London Tube Lines. I know why this is so and know that's not really fixable, but just saying.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 16:44 GMT
solid quiz but in the Mediterranean one i could not help but think of the Caribbean.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 16:53 GMT
I always enjoy a new twist on geography quizzes, but consider: There are four more islands in the Med starting with C that are over 500km (Cyprus, Corsica, Chios, & Corfu). Why not accept any of these? Also Sicily/Sardina and Majorca/Minorca. I have taken several mind-reading classes and failed each one.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 16:56 GMT
There's no point including the D for every desert and the L for every lake - those would be better reduced to the single letter. Also, I know lots of quizzes have one or two cases where you can get one answer by being part of the way through typing another, but I don't think I've ever seen one with quite as many as this - I think either the choices in each category or the categories themselves could be changed to reduce the number.
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Apr 12th, 2012 at 17:15 GMT
US State Capitals should be taken out, but everything else is fine. If you're going to ask US State Capitals, why not UK regional capitals or Russian federal capitals?
Apr 12th, 2012 at 17:41 GMT
Malta is under 500km^2, but it has to be considered a "major island" doesn't it? Why arbitrarily exclude a whole nation?
Apr 12th, 2012 at 22:01 GMT
@Yunchy: there is a good mix of international trivia here. If you have a problem with US State capitals, why don't you take issue with NYC Boroughs or Great Lakes? Those are also in the US.
Apr 13th, 2012 at 03:25 GMT
The overlapping answers are time killers and give away too many answers for free. Agree that too many Mediterranean islands are ignored. Also, having "L" as part of an abbreviation for a Lake and "D" for a Desert just seems silly. Sorry, there's just too many problems with this quiz as it currently stands. Has potential, but not ready for prime time.
Apr 13th, 2012 at 13:14 GMT
Well personally, I think it's great, and disagree with lots of the comments here. 1. You can't possibly include every Mediterranean Island; there are about 150 of them, so you have to draw the line somewhere. According to Wiki, Malta is 34th on the list. 2. I always always always hate comments like Yunchy's. If the quiz had UK regional capitals or Russian federal capitals, someone else would just say, "why not French department capitals?" or "Why not capitals of Indonesian Islands?" (or "why not US state capitals"?). If you think his choice of categories is so awful, why don't you write your own quiz and see what it feels like to put up with stupid petty brain-dead comments like that? 3. I've done plenty of sporcle quizzes with more "free answers" than this quiz. The only way to solve it is to make peole spell things out completely, and then people would be complaining about having to type "Central Line" just like they're moaning about Lake and Desert. Give the guy a break - he's written a great quiz. At least it's not yet another geography quiz where you have to name all the countries with the letter z or whatever. 5 globes from me!
Apr 13th, 2012 at 13:18 GMT
I guess I know different islands in that sea... darn
Apr 13th, 2012 at 14:59 GMT
Ah! have just returned from a few days away. I thought the surprise answers popping up would be quite funny, obviously I was wrong on that one and have removed them :( The words desert and lake have been removed from the question (they were never required for the answer) like wise ... has been added to show where multiple answers were available. @LonePalm: any of those given answers would have sprung the answer as they were all alternative answer.
Apr 13th, 2012 at 17:43 GMT
I think is much improved. Good quiz!
Apr 15th, 2012 at 15:40 GMT
Bight of Benin?
Apr 16th, 2012 at 14:32 GMT
It's a stretch, but you might consider whether you should take "Barbary Coast" for the former African countries. I understand if you don't take it though!
Apr 16th, 2012 at 23:41 GMT
I'm so used to calling them UAE and JFK, I actually typed those in.
Apr 18th, 2012 at 18:29 GMT
You probably shouldn't accept 'John F Kennedy' seeing as all other answers have to be written out in full
Jul 17th, 2012 at 16:56 GMT
According to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the full name is John F. Kennedy International Airport. There's no "itzgerald" in the name of the airport (although of course there was in the name of the president), so I don't think it should be required in the quiz.
Jul 18th, 2012 at 15:17 GMT
Q_Pheevr: it is not required for the quiz, though if people do type in the "itzgerald" part that is also accepted.
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