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Question for Jan 1: What was Robert Burns toasting with his
poem Auld Lang Syne?
Answer: "Old Long Ago", or The Good Old Days
Question for Jan 2: In Mexico, Bolivia, and Italy (among
others) what color underwear is called for on New Years Eve, and on New
Answer: Red on New Years Eve symbolizes good luck; yellow on New Years Day
Question for Jan 3: Is Hanoi north or south of Hong Kong?
Answer: Hanoi is at 21.04 N, Hong Kong is at 22.3 N, so Hong Kong is further North.
Question for Jan 4: Is Vancouver North or South of Boston?
Answer: Vancouver is almost 7 degrees (400 miles or so) north of Boston (42.35 N vs
Question for Jan 5: What are the 5 most northern national
Answer: Reykjavik 64.1 N, Helsinki 60.15 N, Oslo 59.55 N, Tallinn 59.22 N, Stockholm
Question for Jan 6: What are the 5 most southern national
Answer: Wellington 41.1 S, Canberra 35.2 S, Montevideo 34.5 S, Buenos Aires 34.3 S,
Santiago 33.3 S
Question for Jan 7: Five countries have "United" in their
official names. Name them.
Answer: United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
United States of Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United Republic Of Tanzania
Question for Jan 8: The United Nations has 6 official
languages. Name them.
Answer: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
Question for Jan 9: 6 US States have capitals that are south of the northern
border of Mexico. Name those capitals.
Answer: Jackson, Montgomery, Baton Rouge, Tallahassee, Austin, Honolulu
Question for Jan 10: Ten countries border Brazil. How many can
Answer: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, France (French Guiana), Peru,
Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay
Question for Jan 11: Canada is a bilingual country, but which
is the only officially bilingual province?
Answer: New Brunswick
Question for Jan 12: How many oceans border Canada?
Answer: Three: Pacific, Arctic, Atlantic
Question for Jan 13: What is the oldest North American walled
city north of Mexico?
Answer: Quebec City, 1695
Question for Jan 14: According to the National Sports Act of
1994, Canada has two national sports. Name them.
Answer: Hockey and Lacrosse
Question for Jan 15: As of Jan 2013, the CN Tower in Toronto, which used
to be the tallest free-standing structure in the world, is now #5. Name the 4 taller
Answer: The Burj Khalifa (Dubai), The Tokyo Skytree (Tokyo) The Abraj Al Bait Towers
(Mecca), and the Canton Tower (Guangzhou).
Question for Jan 16: How many states does Mexico have?
Answer: 31 states plus the Federal District (Mexico City)
Question for Jan 17: What are the largest and smallest states
Answer: Largest -- Chihuahua (95,543 sq mi); smallest -- Tlaxcala (1,541 sq mi)
Question for Jan 18: Of the 10 highest points in the world,
only one is in the Americas. Name it.
Answer: Mt Aconcagua, Argentina
Question for Jan 19: Name the highest points of Canada, the
US, and Mexico.
Answer: Canada: Mount Logan, Yukon (19,551 ft); US: Denali, Alaska (Mt McKinley),
(20,322 ft); Mexico: Pico de Orizaba, Verzcruz and Puebla (18,491 ft)
Question for Jan 20: There are two countries that share borders
wit 14 countries. Name them.
Answer: China (Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia,
Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.) and
Russia (Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia,
Mongolia, North Korea, Norway, and Ukraine. Poland and Lithuania border Kaliningrad.
Question for Jan 21: What percentage of Australian territory is
classified as desert?
Answer: 35% of Australia is desert
Question for Jan 22: How much of Greenland is classified as
Question for Jan 23: The Faroe Islands, north of Scotland, are
governed by which country?
Question for Jan 24: What are the three largest countries in
the EU in land area?
Answer: France, Spain, Sweden
- Questions for Jan 25 to Feb 4... 1. Which country has the hightest low
point? 2. Name 4 countries eonsidered part of Africa that end with the same letter they
begin with in their English names. 3. What country in Europe, with its dependencies,
has the largest area?
Answers: 1. Lesotho; 2. Algeria, Angola, Central African Republic, Seychelles; 3.
Question for Feb 6 North Korea borders what other countries?
Answer: South Korea, China, Russia
Question for Feb 7: Name the 4 main islands of Japan
Answer: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku
Question for Feb 8: Japan has 47 prefectures, but only 43 are
considered Ken, or counties. Which 4 are not?
Answer: Tokyo is classified as a To, or metropolis; Hokkaido is a Do, a region
comprising several provinces; Osaka and Kyoto are Fu, or Core Urban Zones.
Question for Feb 9: Start at the Prime Meridian and go
Eastward along the Arctic Circle. What countries do you cross?
Answer: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland.
Question for Feb 10: What country takes its name from the fact
that the Equator runs through it?
Amswer: Ecuador; the Equator is close to Equatorial Guinea, but does not run through it.
Question for Feb 11: Six nations have joined the UN in the 21st
Century, starting with Tuvalu in Sept, 2000; can you name the other five?
Answer: Serbia, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Montenegro, South Sudan
Question for Feb 12: What West African nation declared
independence in 1976, is recognized by 84 UN members, but has not been
granted UN membership?
Answer: Western Sahara, or the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, SADR.
Question for Feb 13: What was the name of the African nation
that separated from Nigeria in 1967, and although recognized by 12 nations, only lasted
Question for Feb 14: What is the only nation in SE Asia never
colonized by a European country?
Question for Feb 15: Which island group includes Ibiza,
Menorca, and Majorca?
Answer: The Balearic Islands
Question for Feb 16: The New Shekel is the currency of which
Question for Feb 17: Zanzibar and Pemba Islands are part of which country?:
Question for Feb 18: Which two countries lie on the island of
Answer: Dominican Republic and Haiti
Question for Feb 19: The ancient city of Machu Picchu is in
Question for Feb 20: The Ross and Weddell Seas lap the shore of
Question for Feb 21: Piraeus serves as the port for which major city?:
Question for Feb 22: On which canal can the Gatun and
Miraflores Locks be found?
Answer: Panama Canal
Question for Feb 23: Which country is a confederation
of 26 Cantons?
Question for Feb 24: Sepak Takraw is the national ball game of
Question for Feb 25: Mauritius is found in which ocean?
Answer: Indian Ocean
Question for Feb 26: In which country will you find Great Bear
Lake and Great Slave Lake?
Question for Feb 27: On which Caribbean island can you find the
Question for Feb 28: What special name is given to the line of
latitude at 66 degrees, 33 minutes north?
Answer: The Arctic Circle
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