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Question for April 1: within 1000 miles, what is the approximate
curcumference of the Earth? (ie, what is the length of the Equator) (
Answer: 25,000. The exact length of the equator is 24,901.55 miles.
Question for April 2: What is the latitude of the Equator?
Answer: 0 degrees
Question for April 3: In what direction does the Earth rotate?
Answer: The Earth rotates to the East.
Question for April 4: Which is the only one of the four great oceans from
which you cannot sail directly into a Russian port?
Answer: The Indian Ocean. Russia has ports on the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic
(via the Baltic).
Question for April 5: Name the 13 administrative units of Canada (10
provinces and 3 territories).
Answer: Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec,
Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia; Yukon, Northwest
Question for April 6: Three of the 5 most populated countries are in Asia;
Answer: China, India, Indonesia. The other two are the US and Brazil.
Question for April 7: One country has the four tallest
mountains in the Pacific Basin. Name the country (Bonus: name the mountains.
Answer: The country is Papua New Guinea. The mountains are Papua New Guinea: Jaya
(16,500'), Trikora (15,585'), Mandala (15,420'), and Wilhelm (14,793')
Question for April 8: What four national capitals are located
on the Danube River?
Answer: Vienna(Austria), Bratislava (Slovak Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade
Question for April 9: Name the highest mountain in Australia.
Answer: Mt. Kosciusko, 7,310 feet
Question for April 10: Two Eastern European nations have languages that are
related to each other, but are completely different from all the other languages of
Europe or the Former Soviet Union. What are the two languages, and to what ancient
Asian language are they related?
Answer: Hungarian and Finnish are both related to Sanskrit.
Question for April 11: Which of these does not belong with the
other three? Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Greece.
Answer: One answer -- Senegal, Ghana, and Nigeria are in Africa, Greece is not. There
are other possible answers
Question for April 12: Which of these does not belong with the
other three: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand
Answer: One answer -- Norway is not an island, the others are. There are other
Question for April 13: Which one does not belong: Mississippi, Mexico,
One possible answer -- Mexico is not a state. Another -- California doesn't
have the letter M. Another -- Montana doesn't have a coast.
Question for April 14: Which one does not belong -- Atlantic, Caribbean,
Answer: All are seas, except the Atlantic, which is an Ocean
Question for April 15: Which one does not belong -- Libya,
Egypt, Spain, Portugal.
Answer: Portugal is the only one not on the Mediterranean
Question for April 16: What do these have in common -- Elbrus,
Answer: Each is the highest mountain on its respective continent.
Question for April 17: What do these have in common -- Mali, Paraguay,
Answer: All four are landlocked countries.
Question for April 18: What do these have in common -- Yangtze,
Answer: Each is the longest river system on its respective continent.
Question for April 19: In which Mexican state is Cancun
Answer: Quintana Roo
Question for April 20: South Africa has three capitals --
executive, legislative, and judicial. Name them.
Answer: Capetown (legislative); Pretoria (executive); Bloemfontein (Judicial)
Question for April 21: True or False -- Atlanta is closer to
Miami than to Chicago?
Answer: False. Atlanta to Chicago is 590 Miles, to Miami is over 600.
Question for April 22: What do Andorra, San Marino,
Liechtenstein, and Malta have in common? How is Malta different from the others?
Answer: They are tiny independent countries, vestiges of Medieval city-states. All
but Malta are mountain countries; Malta is an island in the Mediterranean.
Question for April 23: True or Fals -- The highest surface e
winds ever recorded in the US were on Mt McKinley.
Answer: False. The highest surface winds ever recorded in the US were atop Mt
Washington, In New Hampshire, at 231 MPH.
Question for April 24: What four US states share a common
Answer: Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico
Question for April 25: True of False -- South America's
coastline is longer than any other continent.
Answer: False; South America's coastline is about 20KM, North America about 200
KM; the second longest after North America is Asia, with a coastline of about 155 KM
Question for April 26: Which city is furthest west - Pensacola,
FL, Indianapolis, IN, or Louisville, KY.
Question for April 27: Name the highest peak in Canada.
Answer: Mt. Logan, in the Yukon.
Question for April 28: Name one country that uses the CFA Franc
Answer: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo
(Brazzaville), Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger,
Senegal and Togo.
Question for April 29: Name one of more of the Great Lakes of
Answer: Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi
Question for April 30: Name the four main islands of the
Federated States of Micronesia.
Answer: Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), Kosrae, Yap.