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Question for Feb 3: There are RAIN FORESTS all over the world
-- But does the US have any rain forests? If so, where?
Answer: The US has both temperate (in Washington State) and Tropical (in Hawai'i)
Question for Feb 4: True or False: Reno, Nevada is WEST of
Santa Barbara, California.
Answer: True; Reno is slightly more than 6 miles west of Santa Barbara
Question for Feb 5: Which state goes further north -- Maine or
Idaho? (don't look at a map)
Answer: Idaho (extends approx. 60 miles further north than Maine
Question for Feb 6: Of the 10 highest mountains in the U.S.,
how many are in Alaska?
Answer: All of them
Question for Feb 7: One country has both the wettest and driest places on
Earth. What country, and what are the places?
Answer: The U.S. -- Kauai, Hawai'i, and Death Valley, CA. *Note: some resources say the
Atacama Desert in Chile is drier than Death Valley, others say Death Valley is drier.
Both have barely measurable rainfall.
Question for Feb 8: True or False: The country with the longest coastline in
the world is Canada?
Question for Feb 9: Five countries and territories in the Caribbean
include the word AND in their names. Can you name one or more?
Answer: Trinidad AND Tobago; St Vincent AND the Grenadines; Antigua AND Barbuda; St. Kitts AND
Nevis; Turks AND Caicos
Question for Feb 10: Name all the countries in the world larger
Question for Feb 11: True or False -- most of the people of
South America are Brazilian, most of the land of South America is
Answer: True -- more than half the people, more than half the land
Question for Feb 12: Name 4 U.S. states that end with the
same letter they begin with.
Answer: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Ohio
Question for Feb 13: How many U.N. Member Nations as of 1 January 2012? What
is the newest member?
Answer: 193 Members; Newest is South Sudan (capital Juba)
Question for Feb 14: Name four countries considered part of Africa that end
with the same letter they begin with in their English names.
Answer: Algeria, Angola, Central African Republic, Seychelles
Question for Feb 15:Identify the English names for the places whose names,
in their own
languages, are Kalaallit Nunaat, Island, Pais Korsou
Answer: Greenland, Iceland, Curacao
Question for Feb 16: What U.S. State has the LOWEST High Point?
Answer: Florida. Britton Hill is at 345 feet above sea level
Question for Feb 17: What South Asian city is the Earth's largest producer
of feature films?
Answer: Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The movie studio complex is known as Bollywood.7
Question for Feb 18: Canada has three of the world's ten largest islands.
Answer: Baffin Is., (5th largest island); Ellesmere Is., (9th), Victoria Is., (10th)
Question for Feb 19: Not counting English, there are 5
languages in South America spoken as a first language by at least 1 million
people. Name ONE
Answer: Portuguese, with 162 million speakers is first; Spanish, with 143 million is
next. These are followed by Quechua (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Ecuador) with 8
million, Guarani (Paraguay) with 4 million, and Aymara (Bolivia & Peru) with 2 million
Question for Feb 20: One country contains both the highest and
lowest points of South America. Name the country and the points.
Answer: Argentina: Mt Aconcagua (22,834 feet); Valdes Peninsula, 131 feet below sea
Question for Feb 21: Which of New York City's 5 boroughs are on
Answer: Only one of New York City's five boroughs is on the mainland. Manhattan and
Staten Island are islands in their own right, and Brooklyn and Queens are on Long
Island. Only the Bronx is on the mainland.
Question for Feb 22: Is Marthas Vineyard (MA) correctly spelled
with or without a possessive apostrophe?
Answer: With an aposophe: Martha's Vineyard
Question for Feb 23: To make the Panama Canal trip by boat from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, do you travel East or West?
Answer: The curves in the Isthmus of Panama have resulted in a bizarre situation where a
traveler from Atlantic to Pacific must go from west to east.
Question for Feb 24: T/F The quickest way to get to Canada from Detroit is
to go North.
Answer: False; The quickest route from Detroit to Canada is SOUTH, not North.
Question for Feb 25: Which of the Great Lakes lie wholly within the United
Answer: Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes that lies wholly within the US
Question for Feb 26: T/F Florida has the southernmost point of
the US states
Answer: False; Hawai'i is the southernmost state, by almost 400 miles
Question for Feb 27: T/F South America is West of Jacksonville,
Answer: False. Just the opposite is true. ALL of South America is EAST of
Question for Feb 28: Name the largest and deepest bodies of FRESH water in
Answer: Lake Superior, on the US/Canada border, has the largest surface area. The
deepest lake is Lake Baikal, Siberia.
Question for Feb 29: Why do we need Leap Years and Leap Days?
Answer: It takes the Earth about 365 and 1/4 days to circle the sun (actually
365.242199 days). Our calendar has only 365 days, so every 4 years, we add a day, to
keep the calendar and the Earth in sync.
Trivia After Feb 2012 accessible at The Main Trivia Archive Page