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Question for Jan 1: What is the LAST populated place to welcome the New
Answer: US Minor Outlying Islands, including Midway and Wake
Question for Jan 2: What is the main river through the city of Bordeaux?
Answer: The Garonne River
Question for Jan 3: For which year's World's Fair was the Eiffel Tower
Question for Jan 4: How many Departements does France have?
Answer: 96 domestic and 5 overseas departments
Question for Jan 5: What is the French president's official residence?
Answer: The Elysee Palace
Question for Jan 6: What is the French Riviera called in France?
Answer: La Cote D'Azur
Question for Jan 7: Which French kind was executed in the French Revolution?
Answer: Louis XVI
Question for Jan 8: What is France's highest point?
Answer: Mont Blanc
Question for Jan 9: Where is Napoleon Bonaparte buried?
Answer: Hotel des Invalides, Paris
Question for Jan 10: France has the tallest bridge in the world. Where is it?
Answer: The Millau Viaduct, near Millau, in Aveyron.
Question for Jan 11: Which French king was known as Le Roi-Soleil, the Sun
Answer: Louis XIV
Question for Jan 12: The 2CV is an iconic small French car; what does the
Answer: Deux Chevaux; i.e., two horsepower
Question for Jan 13: In its own language, what country is called Cymru?
Question for Jan 14: In its own language, what country is called Crna
Question for Jan 15: In its own language, what country is called Lietuva?
Question for Jan 16: In its own language, what country is called Island?
Question for Jan 17: What are Italy's three active volcanoes?
Answer: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli
Question for Jan 18: In Rome one sees SPQR on many buildings. Meaning?
Answer: Senate and People of Rome
Question for Jan 19: The word TRIVIA is an italian word; meaning?
Answer: Plural of TRIVIUM, an unimportant place where 3 roads meet.
Question for Jan 20: Which 2 countries are entirely surrounded by Italy?
Answer: Vatican and San Marino
Question for Jan 21: In its own language, what place is called Shqiperia?
Question for Jan 22: What fraction of worldwide cork is produced in
Answer: About one half
Question for Jan 23: If California were a country, where would it be in the
list of countries by population?
Answer: #36, after Uganda
Question for Jan 24: What is Mexico's official name?
Answer: Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Question for Jan 25: How many states make up the Mexican Federation?
Answer: 31 states plus Mexico City (Mexico DF)
Question for Jan 26: Which is larger, Texas or Mexico?
Answer: Mexico is almost 3 times the size of Texas
Question for Jan 27: How big is the Mexican tamale called the Zacahuil?
Answer: The Zacahuit tamale can be 3 feet long and weigh up to 150 pounds
Question for Jan 28: The University of Mexico was established how many years
Answer: The University of Mexico is 85 years older than Harvard (1551, 1636)
Question for Jan 29: What dog is named after a Mexican state?
Question for Jan 30: What 4 citites have higher population than Mexico City?
Answer: Tokyo, NYC, Sao Paulo, Seoul
Question for Jan 31: Mariachis usually play with at least one Vihuela. What
Answer: A guitar-like string instrument with 5 or 6 doubled strings
Question for Feb 1: If Francophone nations speak French, what about
Question for Feb 2: Portugal boasts the world's longest bridge. Where is
Answer: The Vasco da Gama Bridge over the Tagus in Lisbon
Question for Feb 3: What is Brazil's highest mountain?
Answer: Pico de Neblina (Mist Peak) 2995.3 M
Question for Feb 4: Where does Brazil rank in coffee exports?
Answer: Brazil is #1 in the world in coffee exports
Question for Feb 5: The Sao Paulo traffic jam of 15 November 2013 was how
Answer: The infamous Sao Paulo traffic jam was 309 KM (192 miles) long
Question for Feb 6: What is a rain shadow?
Answer: The dry area on the lee side of a mountain range.
Question for Feb 7: What is the length of the equator?
Answer: About 24,874 miles, 40,030 km.
Question for Feb 8: What is Earth's circumference pole-to-pole?
Answer: ABout 24,860 miles, 40,008 km
Question for Feb 9: What Southern Hemisphere country has the largest
Question for Feb 10: In its own language, what country is Eesti?
Question for Feb 11: Which ONE country produces the most barley, buckwheat,
Question for Feb 12: What country produces the most corn?
Answer: The United States
Question for Feb 13: What country produces the most green beans and
Question for Feb 14: What country produces the most yams?
Question for Feb 15: What country is the world's largest producer of
Question for Feb 16: What is unique about the flag of Nepal?
Answer: It's the only national flag that is not 4-sided
Question for Feb 17: What country produces the most peaches and apples?
Question for Feb 18: Feb 18: Milk, tea, coffee, wine, beer â€“ which countries
produce the most of each?
Answer: Milk-India; Tea-China; Coffee-Brazil; Wine-France; Beer-China
Question for Feb 19: What country produces the most cocoa?
Answer: Cote D'Ivoire
Question for Feb 20: What 2 countries are top producers of Uranium?
Answer: Kazakhstan and Canada
Question for Feb 21: What one country produces the most Aluminum, Gold, Tin,
Question for Feb 22: In Nepal, Mt Everest is called Sagarmatha; what does
Answer: Forehead in the sky
Question for Feb 23: By the calendar used in Nepal, what year are we in?
Answer: The Nepali calendar is 56+ years ahead of Gregorian, so this year is 2073.
Question for Feb 24: What are the two national sports of Bhutan?
Answer: Archery and darts
Question for Feb 25: The flag of Chile is very similar to which US state's
Question for Feb 26: What desert occupies the northern third of Chile?
Answer: The Atacama Desert
Question for Feb 27: What desert occupies the northern third of China?
Answer: The Gobi Desert
Question for Feb 28: What 5 countries of mainland Africa begin with M?
Answer: Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique
Question for Mar 1: What US states west of the Mississippi border Canada?
Answer: North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska
Question for Mar 2: Niagara Falls is between which two Great Lakes?
Answer: L. Erie and L. Ontario
Question for Mar 3: What is the smallest independent country in South
Question for Mar 4: What is Suriname's capital?
Question for Mar 5: Which US state is the largest producer of Gold?
Question for Mar 6: Norfolk Island is a dependency of what nation?
Question for Mar 7: Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is a dependency of what
Question for Mar 8: What is Canada's population as a percentage of the US's?
Answer: Canada's population is just a hair over 10% of that of the US.
Question for Mar 9: What are the states of the Federated States of
Answer: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae
Question for Mar 10: Capital of the Federated States of Micronesia?
Question for Mar 11: When was the present-day Canada maple leaf fleag
Question for Mar 12: Name Canada's three territories, which have 40% of the
land and 3% of the people.
Answer: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Question for Mar 13: When did O Canada become Canada's Ntional Anthem?
Question for Mar 14: Which US state has the longest border with Canada?
Answer: Alaska, 1538 Miles
Question for Mar 15: Nov 11 in the US is Veteran's Day; in Canada what is
Answer: Remembrance Day
Question for Mar 16: What food invention is credited to Canadian
Answer: Instant mashed potatoes
Question for 17: What two US states have land on both sides of the
Answer: Louisiana and Minnesota
Question for Mar 18: Which 7 US states have areas known as panhandles?
Answer: Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, West Virgina, Idaho, Alaska, Maryland
Question for Mar 19: Which two US states have the longest coastline?
Answer: Alaska and Florida
Question for Mar 20: What are the official languages of Angola?
Answer: Portuguese and six recognized national languages
Question for Mar 21: Russia's launch base for space exploration is located
Question for Mar 22: Which US states touch two different oceans?
Answer: Alaska only
Question for Mar 23: Which two Canadian provinces do not touch saltwater bay
Answer: Alberta and Saskatchewan
Question for Mar 24: What mainland African country has the longest
Question for Mar 25: The name "America" is named just once in all of
Shakespeare's plays; which one?
Answer: The Comedy of Errors (Act III, Scene 2)
Question for Mar 26: What country has the longest coastline?
Answer: Canada (125,000 miles, 202,000 km)
Question for Mar 27: Which 4 US states begin with the letter B?
Answer: Baton Rouge, Bismarck, Boise, Boston
Question for Mar 28: Which 6 US capitals begin with C?
Answer: Carson City, Charleston, Cheyenne, Columbia, Columbus, Concord
Question for Mar 29: Which three US states have elevation changes of more
than 14,000 feet?
Answer: Alaska, California, Washington
Question for Mr 30: What city was called Edo when it was founded around
Question for Mar 31: Which 6 US state capitals begin with S?
Answer: Sacramento, Saint Paul, Salem, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Springfield
Question for Apr 1: What is the Welsh name for Wales?
Question for Apr 2: What European volcano has recently been erupting?
Answer: Mt Etna
Question for Apr 3: What is the only Great Lake completely within the US?
Answer: Lake Michigan
Question for Apr 4: The Earth is about 75% water; what percentage is FRESH
Answer: About 2.5%
Question for Apr 5: What is the Scots Gaelic name for Scotland?
Question for Apr 6: What is Canada's largest island (5th in the world)?
Answer: Baffin Island
Question for Apr 7: What are South America's two largest countries?
Answer: Brazil and Argentina
Question for Apr 8: Which Central American country does not touch the
Answer: El Salvador
Question for April 9: What passage separates the Dominican Republic from
Answer: The Mona Passage
Question for April 10: What is the world's largest tropical rainforest?
Answer: The Amazon Rain Forest
Question for Apr 11: What is the tallest peak in the Caribbean
Answer: Pico Duarte, in the Dominican Republic, 10,164 feet
Question for Apr 12: Machu Picchu is a remnant of which civilization?
Answer: The Incas
Question for Apr 13: Utila, Roatan, and Guanaja are islands of which
Question for Apr 14: What is the hightest peak in Colombia?
Answer: Pico Cristobal Colon
Question for Apr 15: What S. American territory is part of the E.U.?
Answer: French Guiana
Question for Apr 16: Which Caribbean island is known as El Cocodrilo, the
Question for Apr 17: Which Latin American country has no military?
Answer: Costa Rica
Question for Apr 18: Which S. American city was designed to look like an
Question for Apr 19: What was the last South American country to gain
Answer: Suriname gained independence from The Netherlands in 1975
Question for Apr 20: Venezuela has the world's highest uninterrupted
waterfall; what is its name?
Answer: Angel Falls
Question for Apr 21: What five countries are well known for geyser
Answer: United States, Iceland, New Zealand, Chile, Russia
Question for Apr 22: What US mountain is known for having rain almost every
day (360 days a year)?
Answer: Mt Waialeale, on Kauai, in Hawaii
Question for Apr 23: What is the main square in Bogota called?
Answer: Plaza Bolivar
Question for Apr 24: What is the capital of Denmark, and what is the name of
its 180-year-old amusement park?
Answer: COpenhagen; Tivoli Gardens
Question for Apr 25: What does the name Copenhagen mean?
Answer: In Medieval Danish it means merchants harbor.
Question for Apr 26: What city became capital of India in 1931?
Answer: New Delhi
Question for Apr 27: What is the origin of the name Himalayas?
Answer: Hima -- snow; alaya -- abode or home
Question for Apr 28: What are India's official languages?
Answer: Only Hindi; English is also official but "subsidiary"
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