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Question for Jan 1: What is the length of the Equator?
Answer: About 25000 miles. The exact length is 24,901.55 miles.
Question for Jan 2: What is the latitude of the Equator?
Answer: The Equator is where latitude begins; its latitude is ZERO
Question for Jan 3: In what direction does the Earth rotate?
Answer: The Earth rotates towards the East
Question for Jan 4: What are the five most-populated countries?
Answer: China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil
Question for Jan 5: What is the highest mountain in Australia?
Answer: Mt Kosciusko, 7,310 feet
Question for Jan 6: Many great rivers begin in the Himalayas. Name seven of
Answer: Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Irawaddy, Mekong, Huang Ho (Yellow R), Chang Ho
Question for Jan 7: Which mountain range separates Spain from France?
Answer: The Pyrenees
Question for Jan 8: Name the 5 African countries that touch the Mediterranean
Answer: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
Question for Jan 9: Australia has 7 states plus the capital; name them
Answer: Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western
Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
Question for Jan 10: How many times has Brazil been World Cup Soccer
Answer: Five times. 1958, 62, 70, 94, and 2002
Question for Jan 11: Of the 10 highest mountains in the US, how many are in
Answer: All of them!
Question for Jan 12: In English, it's the English Channel. What is it in
French? In Japanese?
Answer: French: La Manche (the sleeve); Japanese: Eifutsu Kaikyo (the England-France
Question for Jan 13: In English, they are the Falkland Islands. What are
they called in Argentina?
Answer: Islas Malvinas
Question for Jan 14: From which Canadian province can you get to the US by
going North, South, East, or West?
Question for Jan 15: Manland US and Mainland China are about the same size
East to West. The US has four time zones. How many does China have?
Answer: China has one time zone, 8 hours ahead of Greenwich.
Question for Jan 16: In 2010, Russia eliminated 2 time zones; this year,
they added 2 back again. How many time zones in the whole country?
Answer: Russia has 11 time zones
Question for Jan 17: Name all the countries in the world larger than
Question for Jan 18: Name the 4 US states whose boundaries are only straight
Answer: Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico
Question for Jan 19: Name the sea between Greece and Turkey. Greece and
Answer: Aegean Sea; Adriatic Sea
Question for Jan 20: Portuguese is an official language in 10 countries.
Answer: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique,
Portugal, Macao, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste
Question for Jan 21: What is the largest island in the Caribbean by area?
Question for Jan 22: Many airports now have a sign with an arrow and the
world QIBLA. Explain.
Answer: It is the direction to Mecca, which an observant Muslim must face at prayer.
Question for Jan 23: Name the five boroughs of New York City.
Answer: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Staten Island
Question for Jan 24: Count Dracula came from Transylvania. Where is that?
Answer: Central Romania
Question for Jan 25: Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same at only one
specific point. What temperature is the same in both scales?
Answer: -40 degrees
Question for Jan 26: What two mountain ranges help to define the border
between Europe and Asia?
Answer: The Urals and the Caucasus
Question for Jan 27: Not counting English, the top 5 languages of India
include Hindi and Bengali and what three others?
Answer: Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil
Question for Jan 28: How many hectares in a square kilometer? How many
liters in a US Gallon?
Answer: 100 hectares; 3.8 liters
Question for Jan 29: How many acres are there in one hectare?
Answer: 2.47 acres = one hectare
Question for Jan 30: What do these seas have in common: Aral, Dead, Salton,
Answer: They are all landlocked
Question for Jan 31: Nine countries border the Baltic Sea; name them.
Answer: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany, Denmark
Question for Feb 1: Which US states border British Columbia?
Answer: Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska
Question for Feb 2: China's people represent what percentage of the world's
Answer: About 20% -- 1.3 billion in China, 7.2 billion in the world
Question for Feb 3: The Ohio River starts at what city, and flows into what
Answer: Pittsburgh; The Mississippi River
Question for Feb 4: 10 Percent of the UK population lives in other
countries. What are the top three?
Answer: Spain, Australia, USA
Question for Feb 5: Russia has land borders with which Scandinavian countries?
Answer: Norway, Finland
Question for Feb 6: Brazil has 2 cities each with about 2 million people
along the Amazon. Name them.
Answer: Belem and Manaus
Question for Feb 7: One US state and one European country are called "Land
of 10,000 Lakes". Which ones?
Answer: Minnesota; Finland
Question for Feb 8: Edinburgh is in Scotland; where is the town called
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas?
Answer: On the ISland of Tristan da Cunha, in the South Atlantic
Question for Feb 9: In what countries will you find Port Louis, Port
Moresby, Port Vila, and Porto-Novo?
Answer: Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Benin
Question for Feb 10: Where are Baden-Baden, Wagga Wagga, Walla Walla, Pago
Pago, and Bora Bora?
Answer: Germany, Australia, Washington State, American Samoa, French Polynesia
Question for Feb 11: The US state with the largest area is Alaska; name the
Answer: Texas, California, Montana
Question for Feb 12: The Great Lakes touch seven US states; how many
Canadian provinces border them?
Answer: Only one -- Ontario
Question for Feb 13: Which US cities are the first and last state capitals,
Answer: Albany, NY, and Trenton, NJ
Question for Feb 14: What is the only South American country whose official language is English?
Question for Feb 15: What is the only South American country whose official
language is English?
Question for Feb 16: What are the capital city and official language of Andorra?
Answer: Andorra La Vella; Catalan
Question for Feb 17: Name 3 provinces (not territories) of Canada that have
no land border with the US.
Answer: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Question for Feb 18: What 4 countries have joined the UN since 2002?
Answer: Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Montenegro, South Sudan
Question for Feb 19: Where does a Mancunian live?
Answer: In the UK city of Manchester
Question for Feb 20: Of countries beginning with T, Tanzania, Thailand, and
Turkey are the most populous. Put them in order of population
Answer: Turkey (78 million), Thailand (65 million), Tanzania (47 million)
Question for Feb 21: Alaska's most populous city has TEN times the people of
the next most populous one. Name them both.
Answer: Fairbanks (31,000), Anchorage (292,000)
Question for Feb 22: What four countries border Italy on the North?
Answer: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia
Question for Feb 23: Kalaallit Nunaat is an autonomous part of the Kingdom
of Denmark. What is it better known as?
Question for Feb 24: Four countries begin with the letter D. Name them.
Answer: Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic
Question for Feb 25: Which US state's highest point is Britton Hill, only
345 feet above Sea Level?
Question for Feb 26: Only two US state capitals contain the entire name of
the state; which ones?
Answer: Oklahoma City; Indianapolis
Question for Feb 27: Of what island group is Torshavn the capital?
Answer: Faeroe Islands
Question for Feb 28: Only two European capitals are located on the Atlantic
Ocean. Which ones?
Answer: Portugal, Iceland
Question for Mar 1: What US city lies on the shore of Lake St Clair?
Question for Mar 2: The most purchased frocery item in Canada was also
served by Thomas Jefferson at a state dinner in 1802. What is it?
Answer: Macaroni and Cheese
Question for Mar 3: The Mall of America in Minnesota is owned by The Triple
Five Group, which is based where?
Answer: Edmonton, Alberta
Question for Mar 4: What is the body of water between Eritrea and Saudi
Answer: The Red Sea
Question for Mar 5: In what island chain are the islands of Matecumbe and
Answer: The Florida Keys
Question for Mar 6: What is Florida's most populous city?
Answer: Jacksonville City (Mimi, Tampa-St Pete, Orlando *area* populations are larger)
Question for Mar 7: What are the capitals of Zambia and Zimbabwe?
Answer: Lusaka and Harare
Question for Mar 8: What states touch Kansas, Rhode Island and Montana on
Answer: Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho
Question for Mar 9: What is the modern name of the city that was named Edo
when it was founded in 1457?
Question for Mar 10: What modern city was founded as Byzantium in 323?
Question for Mar 11: What modern city was founded as Tenochtitlan in 1325?
Answer: Mexico City
Question for Mar 12: What 5 US cities have the highest population, according
to the US Census Bureau?
Answer: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia
Question for Mar 13: Name the five US state capitals that begin with A.
Answer: Albany, Annapolis, Atlanta, Augusta, Austin
Question for Mar 14: The tallest dam in the world is the Jinping #1 dam in
China. What river does it dam?
Answer: Yalong River, in Sichuan Province, a tributary of the Yangtze.
Question for Mar 15: What are the three smallest full member nations in the
Answer: Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu (The Holy See is smaller, but has observer status).
Question for Mar 16: What two countries lie on the island of Hispaniola?
Answer: Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Question for Mar 17: What 6 European sovereign countries have the word LAND
in their names?
Answer: Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
Question for Mar 18: What US state capital has the lowest population?
Answer: Montpelier, Vermont (fewer than 8000)
Question for Mar 19: The Hindu Kush is an 800 KM (500 mile) mountain range
between what two countries?
Answer: Afghanistan and Pakistan
Question for Mar 20: Name the 6 countries that border Libya.
Answer: Egypt, Sudan , Chad, Niger, Algeria, Tunisia
Question for Mar 21: What is the capital city of the island of Bali?
Question for Mar 22: Which is colder, the South Pole or the North Pole?
Answer: The South Pole (Winter avg -76F) is colder than the North Pole (avg -40F)
Question for Mar 23: Land takes up 1/4 of the surface of the Earth; what
fraction of that land is desert?
Answer: About 1/3
Question for Mar 24: By land area, how much larger is the US than Australia?
Answer: The area of the US is 30% larger than Australia (3.8 vs 2.97 million sq miles),
the population 13 times larger (319 vs 23 million).
Question for Mar 25: What is the capital of Maryland?
Question for Mar 26: A Magyar is a person of which country? An Ivorian? A
Answer: Hungary, Cote d'Ivoire, Lesotho
Question for Mar 27: Of which countries are these cities the capitals
â€¦Yerevan? Luanda? Doha? Podgorica?
Answer: Armenia, Angola, Qatar, Montenegro
Question for Mar 28: The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago off what part of
Question for Mar 29: The East coast of Nicaragua is also called by what
Answer: The Mosquito Coast
Question for Mar 30: What island nation has two official languages,
Sinhalese and Tamil?
Answer: Sri Lanka
Question for Mar 31: Which 4 US capitals are named after US presidents?
Answer: Jefferson City (MO), Lincoln (NE), Madison (WI), Jackson (MS)
Question for Apr 1: Through which six countries does the Mekong River flow?
Answer: China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
Question for Apr 2: What 4 US states call themselves Commonwealths?
Answer: Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia
Question for Apr 3: The most recent California volcano eruption was in 1915;
Answer: Mount Lassen
Question for Apr 4: What are the two most populous islands of Indonesia?
Answer: Sumatra and Java
Question for Apr 5: Amharic is the official language of what country?
Question for Apr 6: In what two countries are Berber and Arabic official
Answer: Algeria and Morocco
Question for Apr 7: Fiji has three official languages -- Fijian, English,
and what other one?
Question for Apr 8: In what 2 countries is Guarani an official language?
Answer: Paraguay, Bolivia
Question for Apr 9: Iqaluit is the capital of which Canadian territory?
Question for Apr 10: What is the city where Germany, France, and Sqitzerland
meet, that has an airport called EuroAirport?
Question for Apr 11: Who were the tallest and shrotest US presidents?
Answer: Lincoln, (6'4", 1.93m); Madison (5'4", 1.63m)
Question for April 12: What US states are most densely populated, and least?
Answer: New Jersey (1210 per sq mi), Alaska (1.3 per sq mi).
Question for Apr 13: On the 2014 UN Human Development Index. what country
was highest? Lowest?
Answer: Norway (#1); Niger (#187)
Question for Apr 14: Dog fanciers -- where are the historical regions of
Pomerania and Dalmatia?
Answer: Poland; Croatia
Question for Apr 15: Name Canada's three territories.
Answer: Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon
Question for Apr 16: What five countries border France?
Answer: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium
Question for Apr 17: Which Italian airports are named after da Vinci,
Columbus, Galileo, Verdi, Marconi?
Answer: Rome, Genoa, Pisa, Parma, Bologna
Question for Apr 18: What UN member states are first and last,
Answer: Afghanistan, Zimbabwe
Question for Apr 19: What US state capital has the largest municipal
population? The Smallest?
Answer: Phoenix, AZ (1.44 million); Montpelier, VT (7,655)
Question for Apr 20: The name of the Johannesburg township called Soweto was
derived from what three words?
Answer: South West Township
Question for Apr 21: One Australian state is an island; what is its name and
Answer: Tasmania; Hobart
Question for Apr 22: Six national capitals begin with the letters BE; which
Answer: Beijing, Beirut, Belgrade, Belmopan, Berlin, Bern
Question for Apr 23: Which six US states have a region known as a panhandle?
Answer: Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, Arkansas, Maryland
Question for Apr 24: Engineers are designing a roughly 10-mile connector
between what TWO countries on TWO continents?
Answer: A bridge or tunnel between Europe (Spain) and Africa (Morocco)
Question for Apr 25: Dull, a village in the county of Perth and Kinross,
Scotland, is twinned with what town in Oregon?
Answer: Boring, Oregon
Question for Apr 26: Of the 25 highest peaks in the world, how many are in
Question for Apr 27: Half the land area of Earth is taken by just 7
countries. Which one?
Answer: Russia, Canada, US, China, Australia, Brazil, Argentina
Question for Apr 28: Explain why Lebanonâ€™s languages and climate make it
unique in the Arab world.
Answer: It has no desert; you can ski in the mountains east of Beirut; official
languages are Arabic and French
Question for Apr 29: Name three landlocked countries each entirely
surrounded by a single country.
Answer: Lesotho, Holy See (Vatican), San Marino
Question for Apr 30: Only one US state extends into the Eastern Hemisphere.
Question for May 1: The UK with 64 million people is closer in size to which
US state -- Texas, Calif, Michigan, Georgia?