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Question for May 1: What is the local name for the cooling
afternoon sea breeze in Perth Australia?
Answer: The Fremantle Doctor
Question for May 2: The former Soviet Union -- how many
independent states did it become? How many can you name?
Answer: 15; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia
Question for May 3: How many members are there of the UN?
Answer: 193 Members
Question for May 4: How many colors in the flag of Mauritius?
Answer: 4 -- red, blue, yellow, green
Question for May 5: Which 4 US states end with the same letter
they begin with?
Answer: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Ohio
Question for May 6: Name the moons of Mars
Answer: Phobos and Deimos, the sons of Ares/Mars
Question for May 7: Name the two landlocked countries of South
Answer: Paraguay, Bolivia
Question for May 8: How many different people have been Prime
Minister of Canada, from Macdonald to Harper?
Question for May 9: Which is the only US bill with a picture of
somebody who was never president?
Answer: $10,000 bill has Salmon P Chase, Lincoln's Treasury Secretary
Question for May 10: What is the highest possible number of
degrees of Latitude? Longitude?
Answer: Latitude -- 90 degrees North or South; Longitude -- 180 degrees East or West
Question for May 11: What is the International Direct-Dial
telephone code for Canada?
Answer: 1. The U.S. and Canada have the same code.
Question for May 12: Six South American languages are spoken by
at least a million people; can you name them?
Answer: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Quechua, Guarani, and Aymara
Question for May 13: Where does the Amazon rank among world
Answer: Second, behind the Nile
Question for May 14: One country has both the highest and
lowest points in S. America. Name country and points.
Answer: Argentina: Mt Aconcagua (22,834 feet); Valdes Peninsula, (-131 ft)
Question for May 15: Two Caribbean countries each have a
volcano, and it has the same name in each country. Name the countries and
Answer: La Soufriere is the volcano on Guadeloupe and on St Vincent
Question for May 16: What Caribbean countries include the word AND in their
Answer: Trinidad and Tobago; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Antigua and Barbuda; St
Kitts and Nevis. Also, Turks and Caicos, a British Overseas Territory.
Question for May 17: Distinguish the cities of Basseterre and
Answer: Basseterre, capital of St Kitts and Nevis; Basse-Terre, capital of Guadeloupe
Question for May 18: Distinguish the cities of Port au Prince, Port of
Spain, and Fort de France.
Answer: Port au Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Fort de France,
Question for May 19: Canada has three of the world's ten largest islands.
Answer: Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island, Victoria Island
Question for May 20: What countries presently use the Dinar?
Answer: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia.
Question for May 21: Give the present names of British Guiana,
Dutch Guiana, and French Guiana.
Answer: Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
Question for May 22: Name the four main islands of the
Federated States of Micronesia.
Answer: Chuuk (Truk); Pohnpei (Ponape); Kosrae; Yap
Question for May 23: Of the 5 world newspapers with the largest
circulation, only 1 is NOT in Japan. Name it.
Answer: The Times of India, circulation 4 million per day.
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