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Question for Jan 1: Measuring from lowest point to highest point, what four US states have an elevation span of over 14,000 feet?
Answer: Alaska, California, Washington
Question for Jan 2: What are the 4 largest cities in Australia?
Answer: Sydney (4.6 M), Melbourne (4.2 M), Brisbane (2.2 M), Perth (1.9 M)
Question for Jan 3: Travel due North from Lima, Peru to the US; what is the
first big US city you come to?
Question for Jan 4: Name five US states that begin with the letter A.
Answer: Albany, Annapolis, Atlanta, Augusta, Austin
Question for Jan 5: What seven countries border Sudan?
Answer: Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, and Libya
Question for Jan 6: Which seven US states measure less than 1000 feet
between their lowest and highest points?
Answer: Illinois, Indiana, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Louisiana, Delaware, Florida
Question for Jan 7: What four UN member states have the oldest national
anthems (adopted before 1800)?
Answer: Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, France
Question for Jan 8: In 2015, 20 earthquakes of magnitude 7 or higher
occurred; where was the biggest one?
Answer: In Chile, Sep 16, magnitude 8.3
Question for Jan 9: Alaska is how many times larger than Rhode Island?
Answer: Nearly 500
Question for Jan 10: The president of which country lives in a building
called Rashtrapati Bhavan?
Answer: India (in New Delhi -- present tenant is Pranab Mukherjee)
Question for Jan 11: The president of which country lives in a building
called The Blue House?
Answer: South Korea (Seoul); present tenant is Park Geun-hye, the nation's first woman
Question for Jan 12: The Prime Minister of which country lives at 24 Sussex
Answer: Canada (Ottawa); the present PM, Justin Trudeau, is living elsewhere pending
repairs to the building.
Question for Jan 13: What two city names are the most common in the entire
Answer: San Jose (1716 places) and San Antonio (1691 places)
Question for Jan 14: What is the largest island that is part of the US?
Answer: The Big Island of Hawai'i
Question for Jan 15: What two countries are closest to Gibraltar?
Answer: Spain (land border); Morocco, across the Straits.
Question for Jan 16: What 5 countries of Africa begin with the letter M?
Answer: Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique
Question for Jan 17: Which 5 US states end with the letters -IA?
Answer: California, Georgia, Penn, Virginia, West Virginia
Question for Jan 18: After Antarctica, what are the world's four largest
Answer: Sahara, Arabian, Gobi, Kalahari
Question for Jan 19: The mountainous regions of what three Southeast Asian
countries make up the Opium-Producing Golden Triangle?
Answer: Myanmar, Laos, Thailand
Question for Jan 20: After Anchorage, with about 300,000 people, what are
Alaska's next two cities?
Answer: Fairbanks and Juneau
Question for Jan 21: What 6 countries have coastline on the Adriatic?
Answer: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania
Question for Jan 22: What are the US cities whose airports have the codes
MSY, CMH, and BWI?
Answer: MSY: New Orleans, CMH: Columbus, BWI: Baltimore
Question for Jan 23: What are the US cities whose airports have the codes
AAA, BBB, and GGG?
Answer: AAA: Lincoln, IL; BBB: Benson, MN;GGG: Longview, TX
Question for Jan 24: Men outnumber women in only 9 US states. WHich
Answer: Alaska, Wyoming, N. Dakota, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii
Question for Jan 25: What are the names of the two US exclaves that are part
of Minnesota but are only surrounded by water or by Canada?
Answer: The Northwest Angle; Elm Point
Question forJan 26: Which four US state capitals have the highest metro (not
Answer: Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, St Paul
Question for Jan 27: Which four US state capitals have the highest municipal
(not metro) population?
Answer: Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus, Austin
Question for Jan 28: What is the modern name of the city founded in 1325 as
Answer: Mexio City
Question for Jan 29: What two national capitals are found on the Gulf of
Answer: Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia
Question for Jan 30: What, and where, is the only royal palace in the US?
Answer: Iolani Palace, Honolulu
Question for Jan 31: What is the French name for what English speakers call
The English Channel?
Answer: La Manche, "the sleeve"
Question for Feb 1: What is the French name for the UK country of Wales?
Answer: Pays de Galles
Question for Feb 2: What is the French name for the River Thames?
Answer: La Tamise
Question for Feb 3: What is the French name for the United States of America?
Answer: Les Etats-Unis d'Amerique
Question for Feb 4: Going due East from Honolulu, what is the first big city
in the Americas that I come to?
Answer: Mexico City
Question for Feb 5: What happens nearly every day of the year at Mt
Waialeale in Hawaii?
Answer: More than an inch of rain falls; it's one of the rainiest place on Earth.
Question for Feb 6: What 2 countries occupy the island of Hispaniola?
Answer: Dominican Republic and Haiti
Question for Feb 7: What did Great Slave Lake in Canada get its name?
Answer: From the Slavey Indians, an Athabaskan nation living on the lake in the 1700's
Question for Feb 8: How many US states border the Pacific Ocean, and what
are their names?
Answer: Five: Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California
Question for Feb 9: At over 8 million acres, 3.2 million hectares, which US
National Park is the largest?
Answer: Wrangell-St Elias National Park, in Alaska
Question for Feb 10: What Scandinavian countries border Russia?
Answer: Norway and Finland
Question for Feb 11: Omitting ports in China, what are the two busiest
container ports in the world?
Answer: Singapore and Busan, South Korea
Question for Feb 12: The largest lake in England is under 6 square miles
(1473 ha); what is its name?
Answer: Lake Windermere
Question for Feb 13: What two national capitals are spelled beginning with
the letters BEI?
Answer: Beirut, Lebanon and Beijing, China
Question for Feb 14: What country has 147 volcanoes, of which 76 are
avctive? (according to volcanoediscovery.com
Question for Feb 15: The island of Manhattan is bordered by what three
Answer: Hudson R., East R., Harlem R.
Question for Feb 16: Nine countries touch the Baltic; which three are called
The Baltic States?
Answer: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Question for Feb 17: In which modern countries will you find the historical
regions of Bohemia, Dalmatia, Slavonia?
Answer: Bohemia: Czech Republic; Dalmatia and Slavonia: Croatia
Question for Feb 18: What two national capitals are spelled beginning with
the letters BANG?
Answer: Bangkok, Thailand, and Bangui, Central African Republic
Question for Feb 19: What three national or territorial capitals begin with
GEORGE and end with TOWN?
Answer: George Town, Cayman Islands, Georgetown, Ascension Island; Georgetown, Guyana
Question for Feb 20: Mbabane (administrative) and Lobamba (royal and
legislative) are the capitals of what country?
Question for Feb 21: The city of Naypyidaw is the new capital (since 2005)
of what country?
Answer: Myanmar (Burma)
Question for Feb 22: Feb 22: Port Louis, Port Moresby, and Port Vila are the
capitals of which countries?
Answer: Port Louis, Mauritius; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Port Vila, Vanuatu
Question for Feb 23: What are the capitals of the UK Crown Dependencies
Jersey and Guernsey?
Answer: St. Helier, Jersey; St Peter Port, Guernsey
Question for Feb 24: If all the national capitals in the world were listed
alphabetically, which one would be last?
Answer: Zagreb, Croatia
Question for Feb 25: The second largest city in Russia has had what three
names since the beginning of the 20th century?
Answer: Saint Petersburg became Petrograd in 1914, then Leningrad in 1924, and back to
Saint Petersburg in 1991
Question for Feb 26: The Aswan High Dam created a lake with what two
Answer: Lake Nasser (Egypt); Lake Nubia (Sudan)
Question for Feb 27: After the Trans-Canada Trail, at over 14,000 miles,
where are the next two longest hiking trails?
Answer: Italy (Grand Italian Trail, 3700 miles), Japan (Hokkaido Nature Trail, 2849
Question for Feb 28: What country is found between Panama and Nicaragua?
Answer: Costa Rica
Question for Feb 29: Not every year divisible by 4 is a leap year; which
years, divisible by 4, are NOT leap years?
Answer: A century year is only a leap year if divisible by 400 (1900 was NOT a leap
year, 2000 was).
Question for Mar 1: Washington, DC was founded in 1791; who planned the
Answer: Pierre L'Enfant, a Paris-born American architect
Question for Mar 2: How many different rivers are called Rio Negro, and
where are they?
Answer: At least 6 rivers are called Rio Negro: in Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina,
Guatemala, and between Honduras and Nicaragua
Question for Mar 3: What do the places called Mamelodi and Mabopane and
Saulsville have in common?
Answer: They are all townships in the Tshwane area of South Africa
Question for Mar 4: What four countries begin with the letters NI?
Answer: Niue, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua
Question for Mar 5: Name three US states whose spelling contains X or Z.
Answer: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona
Question for Mar 6: Which six countries of Europe being with the letter S
Answer: San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Question for Mar 7: The capital of Guam, once called Agana, changed its name
in 1998 to what?
Question for Mar 8: What 5 US states have high points lower than 1000 feet
Answer: Florida, Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi, Rhode Island
Question for Mar 9: What three Alaska cities have land areas over 2000
Answer: Sitka, Juneau, and Wrangell
Question for Mar 10: What three Philippine cities are amonth the most
densely populated cities in the world?
Answer: Manila, Pateros, Caloocan
Question for Mar 11: Which three US capital cities are at the highest
Answer: Santa Fe (7000 feet), Denver (5130+), Salt Lake City (4221)
Question for Mar 12: A place called High Point, in the town of Montague, is
the highest point in what US state?
Answer: New Jersey
Question for Mar 13: What US state flags have the name of the state, but no
other words, in the design?
Answer: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma
Question for Mar 14: What US state flag has a palmetto tree and a crescent
Answer: South Carolina
Question for Mar 15; Maghreb is the Arab word for west. The Maghreb Union
is a trade agreement between what countries?
Answer: Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya
Question for Mar 16: What two countries are in closest proximity to Japan?
Answer: Russia and South Korea
Question for Mar 17: What two national capitals are spelled beginning with
the letters ABU?
Answer: Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Abuja, Nigeria
Question for Mar 18: What are Basse-Terre and Basseterre?
Answer: Basse-Terre is capital of Guadeloupe; Basseterre of St Kitts and Nevis
Question for Mar 19: Which national capital and which territorial capital
are each called Kingston?
Answer: Jamaica, and Norfolk Island (a territory of Australia)
Question for Mar 20: Name the four national capitals that begin with the
Answer: Libreville, Gabon; Lilongwe, Malawi; Lima, Peru; Lisbon, Portugal
Question for Mar 21: Of which countries are these the capitals: Port Louis,
Port Moresby; Port of Spain?
Answer: Port Louis, Mauritius; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Port of Spain, Trinidad
Question for Mar 22: Which city is the highest administrative capital of any
Answer: La Paz, Bolivia (3,650m, 12,000ft)
Question for Mar 23: Only three airlines operate from Paro airport in
Bhutan; which ones?
Answer: Bhutan Airlines, Buddha Air, Druk Air
Question for Mar 24: Which is the only US state with a flag that is not
Question for Mar 25: What is the largest territory whose status is
Answer: Western Sahara, claimed by Morocco and also claimed as independent as the
Question for Mar 26: What three countries each have over 80 million
Answer: The Philippines, Brazil, and Mexico
Question for Mar 27: WHich countries each have over 80 million Muslims?
Answer: Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Egypt
Question for Mar 28: What are the eight US capital cities whose names are
Answer: Baton Rouge, Carson City, Des Moines, Jefferson City, Little Rock, Okla City,
Santa Fe, St Paul
Question for Mar 29: Which single country makes up nearly 11% of the worldâ€™s
Question for Mar 30: Mar 30: Which is the most abundant metallic element in
the Earthâ€™s crust: silver or aluminum?
Answer: Aluminum, which makes up 8.23% of the Earthâ€™s crust
Question for Mar 31: What is the capital of The Republic of Palau?
Answer: Ngerulmud (replaced Koror in 2006)
Question for Apr 1: The Blue Nile and the White Nile meet just north of what
major African city?
Answer: Khartoum, Sudan
Question for Apr 2: The ruins of what ancient city can be found in a suburb
Question for Apr 3: What three major ports are found on the Gulf of Finland?
Answer: Helsinki, Tallinn, and St Patersburg
Question for Apr 4: What two major US rivers meet at Cairo, Illinois?
Answer: The Ohio and the Mississippi Rivers
Question for Apr 5: Alaska's coast is what percentage of the US coast?
Answer: Alaska's coast is 53% of the US coast, according to the Congressional Research
Question for Apr 6: What country is the main exporter of Brazil nuts? (itâ€™s
Answer: Bolivia accounts for about half the Brazil nuts produced each year
Question for Apr 7: What US city calls itself the largest Polish city
outside of Warsaw?
Question for Apr 8: Before it was named St Paul, what was the name of the
present capital of Minnesota?
Answer: Pig's Eye
Question for Apr 9: What is the largest inland body of water, either lake or
sea, in the world?
Answer: The Caspian Sea
Question for Apr 10: Which six US states are spelled with just one vowel
(which may be repeated)?
Answer: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee
Question for Apr 11: Where is the point on Earth where 0 degrees Latitude
and Longitude meet?
Answer: In the Atlantic, south of Ghana and west of Gabon
Question for Apr 12: Brazil borders all the countries of South America
except for which two?
Answer: Chile, Ecuador
Question for Apr 13: Name the 6 most populous of the 16 Commonwealth Realms
(such as Canada).
Answer: UK, Canada, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Jamaica
Question for Apr 14: Which freshwater lake has the largest volume of all
Answer: Lake Baikal
Question for Apr 15: Which two of Earth's freshwater lakes are the largest
in surface area?
Answer: Lake SUperior and Lake Victoria
Question for Apr 16: Canals from what river connect Moscow to five different
Answer: The Volga connects Moscow to the White, Black, Baltic, and Caspian Seas, and the
Sea of Azov
Question for Apr 17: The residents of which US states are called Hoosiers,
Answer: Indiana, Iowa, Ohio
Question for Apr 18: What mountain range separates the watersheds of the
Rhine and the Rhone Rivers?
Answer: The Jura Mountains
Question for Apr 19: What countries contain the points furthest North,
South, East, and West in mainland Africa?
Answer: Tunisia (N), South Africa (S), Senegal (W), Somalia (E)
Question for Apr 20: In which two Saudi cities will you find mosques with
capacities for a million or more worshippers?
Answer: Mecca, Medina
Question for Apr 21: Which eight countries border France?
Answer: Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland
Question for Apr 22: Name the two European countries with capitals directly
on the Atlantic Ocean.
Answer: Iceland (Reykjavik), Portugal (Lisbon)
Question for APr 23: What river is the only natural outlet for Lake Erie?
Answer: The Niagara River
Question for Apr 24: The mountain trail extending from Maine to Georgia
follows what mountain range?
Answer: The Appalachian Trail follows the Appalachian Mountains
Question for Apr 25: What two US places have the oldest surviving European
Answer: The name Florida and the islands called The Dry Tortugas
Question for Apr 26: What two nations share the delta of the Ganges River?
Answer: Bangladesh and India
Question for Apr 27: What are the capitals of Namibia and Botswana?
Answer: Windhoek and Gaborone
Question for Apr 28: What are the world's two most populous cities?
Answer: Tokyo (38 million); Delhi (25 million)
Question for Apr 29: Not including the Great Lakes, what are the five
largest lakes in Canada?
Answer: Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake, L. Winnipeg, L. Athabasca, Reindeer Lake
Question for Apr 30: What is the deepest lake located entirely within