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  • Question for Jan 1: What is the LAST populated place to welcome the New Year?
    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 constructed?
    Answer: 1889
  • 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 King?
    Answer: Louis XIV
  • Question for Jan 12: The 2CV is an iconic small French car; what does the name mean?
    Answer: Deux Chevaux; i.e., two horsepower
  • Question for Jan 13: In its own language, what country is called Cymru?
    Answer: Wales
  • Question for Jan 14: In its own language, what country is called Crna Gora?
    Answer: Montenegro
  • Question for Jan 15: In its own language, what country is called Lietuva?
    Answer: Lithuania
  • Question for Jan 16: In its own language, what country is called Island?
    Answer: Iceland
  • 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?
    Answer: Albania
  • Question for Jan 22: What fraction of worldwide cork is produced in Portugal?
    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 before Harvard?
    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?
    Answer: Chihuahua
  • 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 is it?
    Answer: A guitar-like string instrument with 5 or 6 doubled strings
  • Question for Feb 1: If Francophone nations speak French, what about Lusophone nations?
    Answer: Portuguese
  • Question for Feb 2: Portugal boasts the world's longest bridge. Where is it? 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 long?
    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 area?
    Answer: Brazil
  • Question for Feb 10: In its own language, what country is Eesti?
    Answer: Estonia
  • Question for Feb 11: Which ONE country produces the most barley, buckwheat, and oats?
    Answer: Russia
  • 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 broccoli?
    Answer: China
  • Question for Feb 14: What country produces the most yams?
    Answer: Nigeria
  • Question for Feb 15: What country is the world's largest producer of silver?
    Answer: Mexico
  • 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?
    Answer: China
  • Question for Feb 18: Feb 18: Milk, tea, coffee, wine, beer – 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, and Zinc?
    Answer: China
  • Question for Feb 22: In Nepal, Mt Everest is called Sagarmatha; what does that mean?
    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 flag?
    Answer: Texas
  • 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 America?
    Answer: Suriname
  • Question for Mar 4: What is Suriname's capital?
    Answer: Paramaribo
  • Question for Mar 5: Which US state is the largest producer of Gold?
    Answer: Nevada
  • Question for Mar 6: Norfolk Island is a dependency of what nation?
    Answer: Australia
  • Question for Mar 7: Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is a dependency of what country?
    Answer: Chile
  • 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 Micronesia?
    Answer: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae
  • Question for Mar 10: Capital of the Federated States of Micronesia?
    Answer: Palikir
  • Question for Mar 11: When was the present-day Canada maple leaf fleag adopted?
    Answer: 1965
  • 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?
    Answer: 1980
  • 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 it called?
    Answer: Remembrance Day
  • Question for Mar 16: What food invention is credited to Canadian Edward Asselbergs?
    Answer: Instant mashed potatoes
  • Question for 17: What two US states have land on both sides of the Mississippi?
    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 where?
    Answer: Kazakhstan
  • 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 or ocean?
    Answer: Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Question for Mar 24: What mainland African country has the longest coastline?
    Answer: Somalia
  • 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 1450?
    Answer: Tokyo
  • 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?
    Answer: Cymru
  • 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 water?
    Answer: About 2.5%
  • Question for Apr 5: What is the Scots Gaelic name for Scotland?
    Answer: Alba
  • 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 Atlantic?
    Answer: El Salvador
  • Question for April 9: What passage separates the Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico?
    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 country?
    Answer: Honduras
  • 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 crocodile?
    Answer: Cuba
  • 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 airplane?
    Answer: Brasilia
  • Question for Apr 19: What was the last South American country to gain independence?
    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 activity?
    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"
  • Question for Apr 29: What is the name of the national anthem of India?
    Answer: Jana Gana Mana
  • Question for Apr 30: India is comprised of how many states and territories?
    Answer: 29 states and 7 Union Territories
  • Question for May 1: When did Burma become independent from India?
    Answer: 1937
  • Question for May 2: The city of Chennai was foremerly known by what name?
    Answer: Madras
  • Question for May 3: Of which Indian state is Chennai the capital?
    Answer: Tamil Nadu
  • Question for May 4: What state of India has the smallest area?
    Answer: Goa
  • Question for May 5: India's Arunachal Pradesh is claimed by China as what?
    Answer: South Tibet
  • Question for May 6: Why is French an official language of Pondicherry?
    Answer: It was the largest French colony in India
  • Question for May 7: What were the Winter and Summer capitals of India under British rule?
    Answer: Calcutta (Winter); Shimla (Summer)
  • Question for May 8: Who was the last Governor General of India, from 1947 to 1950?
    Answer: W. C. Rajogopalachari, the only Indian national to hold the office
  • Question for May 9: The Taj Mahal took how long to build, and when was it finished?
    Answer: 22 years; 1653
  • Question for May 10: India produces 60% of the world's supply of what mineral?
    Answer: Mica
  • Question for May 11: The oldest existing Sanskrit literature is known as what?
    Answer: The Vedas (The Knowledge)
  • Question for 12: What are the two most-read daily newspapers in India?
    Answer: Dainik Jagran (daily ritual), Dainik Bhaskar (daily sun)
  • Question for May 13: Starbucks in India is partnered 50-50 with what firm?
    Answer: Tata
  • Question for May 14: What are the names of the two chambers of India's Parliament?
    Answer: Lok Sabha (lower; people's assembly), Rajya Sabha (upper; state assembly)
  • Question for May 15: Who was the first Prime Minister of India?
    Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Question for May 16: What is the common mantra for connecting with God in Sikhism?
    Answer: Waheguru (wonderful teacher)
  • Question for May 17: What historical figure from India is referred to as Bapu (father)?
    Answer: Mahatma Gandhi
  • Question for May 18: Mhat Malayalam festival features boat races and tiger dances?
    Answer: Onam
  • Question for 19: What two countries are the world's most densely populated?
    Answer: Monaco and Singapore
  • Question for May 20: How high is the highest natural point in Singapore?
    Answer: Bukit Timah Hill is 164 meters high.
  • Question for May 21: When did Lebanon gain independence? From whom?
    Answer: 1943; from France
  • Question for May 22: What are the 2 main languages of Lebanon?
    Answer: Arabic and French
  • Question for May 23: Which US state has the highest mean elevation AND the highest low point?
    Answer: Colorado
  • Question for May 24: Which state has the lowest mean elevation?
    Answer: Delaware
  • Question for May 25: Into which ocean do most Russian rivers flow?
    Answer: Most Russian rivers flow north, into the Arctic Ocean
  • Question for May 26: Of Canada's provinces and territories, which is largest?
    Answer: Nunavut is largest by far, representing 21% of Canada’s area
  • Question for May 27: Of Canada's provinces and territories, which is smallest?
    Answer: Prince Edward Island, 0.1% of Canada's area
  • Question for May 28: The barren plataeu of southern Spain is known by what name?
    Answer: La Mancha
  • Question for May 29: Besides Castilian Spanish, what are the recognized co-official languages of Spain?
    Answer: Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Occitan
  • Question for May 30: By what other name is Spain's San Fermin festival called?
    Answer: The Running of the Bulls
  • Question for May 31: What is Spain's highest mountain?
    Answer: Mount Tiede, on the Island of Tenerife
  • Question for Jun 1: What are Spain's two autonomous cities in North Africa?
    Answer: Ceuta and Melilla
  • Question for Jun 2: What are the 5 largest islands of the Canaries?
    Answer: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma
  • Question for Jun 3: What are the 4 largest islands of the Balearics?
    Answer: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera
  • Question for Jun 4: The early Greek name for the Balearics was Gymnesiae. Why?
    Answer: Gymnos means “naked” and it is supposed the inhabitants wore no clothes because of the warm climate
  • Question for Jun 5: Spain is home to an event called La Tomatina. What is it?
    Answer: A tomato fight, celebrated at tomato harvest in Valencia
  • Question for Jun 6: What does The Equator represent?
    Answer: The line of longitude halfway between the poles
  • Question for Jun 7: What do the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn represent?
    Answer: The most northerly and southerly lines of latitude where the Sun can be directly overhead
  • Question for Jun 8: What is the current tilt of the Earth's axis?
    Answer: Approximately 23.4 degtrees
  • Question for Jun 9: Which countries have the highest and lowest average annual rainfall?
    Answer: Colombia and Egypt (FAO 2014)
  • Question for Jun 10: Which US states have the hightest and lowest annual average rainfall?
    Answer: Hawaii and Nevada
  • Question for Jun 11: Which US state began in 1632 as a refuge for English Catholics?
    Answer: Maryland
  • Question for Jun 12: What are the two landlocked countries of South America?
    Answer: Bolivia and Paraguay
  • Question for Jun 13: Brazil has 1 Federal District and how many states?
    Answer: Brazil has 1 federal district and 26 states
  • Question for Jun 14: What state of Brazil has the highest population?
    Answer: Sao Paulo
  • Question for Jun 15: What is the least populated state of Brazil?
    Answer: Roraima
  • Question for Jun 16: Which state of Brazil has the largest area; the smallest?
    Answer: Amazonas; Sergipe
  • Question for Jun 17: Where is the cape once called Cape Tragabigzanda, what is it called now?
    Answer: Cape Ann, Massachusetts, USA
  • Question for Jun 18: What is the world's largest fish market and where is it?
    Answer: Tsukiji Market in Tokyo
  • Question for 19: According to WHO, what country has the highest life expectancy?
    Answer: Japan (WHO, 2015)
  • Question for Jun 20: What country has the fewest gun-related deaths, which the most?
    Answer: Japan, Honduras
  • Question for Jun 21: What country has the most pet dogs?
    Answer: The USA leads the world with 75.8 million dogs
  • Question for Jun 22: What are the five most-populated countries?
    Answer: China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil
  • Question for Jun 23: Australia -- what does the name mean?
    Answer: Early maps referred to Terra Australis Incognita, "unknown land to the South"
  • Question for Jun 24: Van Diemen's Land was an early name for which Australian state?
    Answer: Tasmania
  • Question for Jun 25: After Sydney, what are Australia's next three most populous cities?
    Answer: Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth
  • Question for Jun 26: What Australian state has the name of a queen? (Not Queensland)
    Answer: Victoria
  • Question for Jun 27: What are the two largest UNESCO World Heritage Sites by area?
    Answer: Phoenix Islands Protected Area and the Great Barrier Reef
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