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Question for August 1: On which of the Great Lakes will you
find Port Huron? Toronto? Chicago? Cleveland? Duluth?
Answer: HOMES -- Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior
Question for Aug 2: One country has the four tallest mountains
in the Pacific Basin. Name the country and the mountains.
Answer: Papua New Guinea. Jaya (16,500'), Trikora (15,585'), Mandala (15,420'), and
Question for Aug 3: In Asia, the country with the highest GDP
per person? The country with the lowest?
Answer: Highest, Qatar; Lowest, IMF says Afghanistan, World Bank and CIA say
Question for Aug 4: These places border seas of the Pacific;
name the seas -- 1. Australia and New Zealand; 2. Australia and Solomon
Answer: Tasman Sea; Coral Sea
Question for Aug 5: Name the highest peak in Australia.
Answer: Mt Kosciusko, 7,310 Feet
Question for Aug 6: These places border seas of the Pacific;
name the seas. 1. Darwin and New Guinea; 2. Sulawesi and Mindanao
Answer: Arafura Sea; Celebes Sea
Question for Aug 7: World capitals to unscramble: knishile,
neveray, phonagence, plaza, pomblean, ragobone, rosajave, rumsea
Answer: Helsinki, Yerevan, Copenhagen, La Paz, Belmopan, Gaborone, Sarajevo, Maseru
Question for Aug 8: What is the main city from which Finnair
flies? KLM? TAP? JAL? Garuda?
Answer: Helsinki, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Tokyo, Jakarta
Question for Aug 9: The four deepest ocean trenches measure
over 10,000 meters below sea level. Name these four trenches.
Answer: Mariana, Tonga, Philippine, Kermadec
Question for Aug 10: A great deal of Australia's outback is
classified as desert. Identify the three largest deserts.
Answer: Gibson, Great Sandy, Great Victoria
Question for Aug 11: Australia is divided into seven states
plus one capital territory. Name the states, and their capitals.
Answer: New South Wales, Sydney; Northern Territory, Darwin; Queensland, Brisbane;
South Australia, Adelaide; Tasmania, Hobart; Victoria, Melbourne; Western Australia,
Perth; (Aust. Capital Territory, Canberra)
Question for Aug 12: Name the four main islands of the
Federated States of Micronesia
Answer: Chuuk (Truk); Pohnpei (Ponape); Kosrae; Yap
Question for Aug 13: The Republic of the Marshall Islands is
made up of two chains of islands -- the Ratak Islands in the East, and the Ralik in the
West. What do Ratak and Ralik mean?
Answer: Ratak -- Sunrise; Ralik -- Sunset.
Question for Aug 14: More World Capitals to unscramble: Sociana, spedbaut,
trogbewind, umbrujaub, unibag, unihasic, upager, urlejames, vairmoon, whenlied.
Answer: Nicosia, Budapest, Bridgetown, Bujumbura, Bangui, Chisinau, Prague,
Jerusalem, Monrovia, New Delhi
Question for Aug 15: These places border seas of the Pacific;
name the seas. 1. Philippines and Guam 2. Indonesia and Malaysia
Answer: 1. Java Sea; 2. Philippine Sea
Question for Aug 16: Identify the feature and location for each
of these "echo" names: Wagga Wagga, Pago Pago, Bora Bora, Avu Avu
Answer: City, Australia; City, Cap. of Am. Samoa; Island, Fr. Polynesia; City,
Question for Aug 17: What countries lie within both Europe and
Answer: Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
Question for Aug 18: Five seas lie north of Russia in the
Arctic; name them from West to East.
Answer: White, Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian
Question for Aug 19: 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 Aug 20: One of the world's tallest active
volcanoes is located in Russia; what is its name, and where is it located?
Answer: Kliuchevskoi, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, has an elevation of 15,
863 feet above sea level.
Question for Aug 21: The eighth largest lake in the world is also the
world's deepest. Name it.
Answer: Lake Baykal, in eastern Russia near Mongolia, has an area over 12,000 square
miles, and a depth of 5,315 feet
Question for Aug 22: What are the new names for Truk, Bombay,
Answer: Chuuk, Mumbai, Yangon
Question for Aug 23: Cities on the Equator have very hot, very
humid weather. But Nairobi rarely exceeds 80 degrees F., with pleasant humidity. Why
should this be so?
Answer: Nairobi is at an altitude of about 5500 feet, about 1680 meters.
Question for Aug 24: Identify Nunavut; what is its capital?
what does the word mean?
Answer: First Nations territory in NE Canada; capital is Iqaluit, on Frobisher Bay;
Nunavut means "our land" in Inuktitut
Question for Aug 25: How many confirmed moons does Jupiter
Question for Aug 26: Which US state extends farthest East (in
degrees of longitude from Greenwich)?
Answer: Alaska. Attu is at 173 degrees East, while Amchitka and Semissophchnoi are
both at 179 degrees East of Greenwich, as far East as it's possible to go.
Question for Aug 27: What river crosses northern Italk and
flows into the Adriatic?
Answer: The Po River
Question for Aug 28: What sea separates Australia and New
Answer: The Tasman Sea
Question for Aug 29: In what country will you find the cities
of Chelm and Radom?
Question for Aug 30: "Hello" in two languages -- name the
languages -- Wo Hala Po; Yo Napot Kivanok
Answer: Oshiwambo, Hungarian
Question for Aug 31: In what country do you find the cities of
Orange Walk and Toledo?