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Question for July 1: July 1. What country is longest east to
west? North to south?
Answer: Russia is longest east to west; Chile longest north to south
Question for July 2: Five seas lie north of Russia. Name them,
from West to East.
Answer: White Sea, Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, East Siberian Sea
Question for July 3: Which island group includes the island of
Ibiza, and what country is it part of?
Answer: The Balearic Islands; Spain
Question for July 4: By what names are the parliaments of
Norway and Iceland known?
Answer: Norway -- the Storting; Iceland -- the Althing
Question for July 5: In what city are the Spanish Steps? Why
are they called "Spanish"?
Answer: Rome; they start up from the Piazza di Spagna.
Question for July 6: What is the only U.S. state flag to have a
Question for July 7: What three countries have the highest
percentage of practicing Hundus?
Answer: Nepal, India, Mauritius
Question for July 8: Germany borders nine countries. Name
Answer: Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium,
Luxembourg, The Netherlands
Question for July 9: What three countires had the most victims
of the Dec 26 Tsunami in 2004?
Answer: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India
Question for July 10: After what person are the Americas named;
Answer: Amerigo Vespucci; his accounts of his "discoveries" led mapmaker Martin
Waldseemuller to name the new continent after Vespucci
Question for July 11: The Charles Bridge crosses the Vlatava
(Moldau) River in what city?
Question for July 12: Five Shakespeare plays contain place names. Which
Answer: Timon of Athens, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry
Wives of Windsor, and Pericles Prince of Tyre (of which about half is attributed to
Question for JUly 13: It's the second-most-widely-spoken
language in the world, but it's not an official language of the UN. What
Question for July 14: Which is the only one of the 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
Question for July 15: The Old City in Jerusalem is divided into
what four parts?
Answer: Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Armenian
Question for July 16: Name the five largest islands in the
Answer: Greenland, New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar, Baffin Island
Question for July 17: What African coastal country became
land-locked upon the creation of independent Eritrea in 1993?
Question for July 18: If a Frencophone speaks French, what does a Lusophone
Question for July 19: What are the three largest countries in Africa by
Answer: Algeria, Congo (Kinshasa), Sudan
Question for July 20: Tivoli is the second oldest amusement
park in the world. Where is it? What park is older?
Answer: Copenhagen. Dyrehavsbakken, about 15 km away, opened in the 1500's.
Question for July 21: What country has the lowest high point?
The highest low point?
Answer: Maldives has a high point at only 2.3 meters; Lesotho has a low point at 1400
Question for July 22: Gatun Lake is a reservoir that assists
the operation of what human creation?
Answer: The Panama Canal
Question for July 23: Originally called Van Dieman's Land, what
was this small southern land mass later renamed?
Question for July 24: What group of islands in the South Atlantic is known
as "the most remote inhabited place on Earth"?
Answer: Tristan da Cunha, 2816 km from the nearest land
Question for July 25: Name the four main islands of Japan
Answer: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
Question for July 26: Chesapeake Bay is separated from the
Atlantic by a peninsula with all or parts of 3 states. Name them.
Answer: The Delmarva Peninsula: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia
Question for July 27: What country is completely surrounded by
Senegal (except for a small bit of Atlantic Ocean)?
Answer: The Gambia
Question for July 28: Which self-governing British Crown
Dependency has a flag that features three bent human legs?
Answer: The Isle of Man
Question for July 29: Two separate waterways -- one in Canada
responsible for submerging 10 villages, and one in Massachusetts that
submerged 4 villages. Name the waterways?
Answer: The St Lawrence Seaway; The Quabbin Reservoir
Question for July 30: What is the world's most densely populated
Answer: Monaco (46,000 per sq mile); next is Singapore (19,500 per sq mile)
Question for July 31: Which four US states call themselves Commonwealths
instead of States?
Answer: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Question for Aug 1: Nullarbor Plain -- where is it, and what is it
Answer: South Australia; it lacks trees.
Question for Aug 2: There are 6 very small sovereign states in Europe;
Answer: Country (Sq. Km.): Andorra (468), Liechtenstein (160), Malta (316), Monaco
(2), San Marino (61), Vatican City (.44)
Question for Aug 3: How many locks does the Suez Canal have?
Question for Aug 4: "The Girl from Ipanema" lived in what city?
Answer: Rio de Janeiro
Question for Aug 5: What capital city has the highest elevation above
Answer: La Paz, the admin capital of Bolivia, is at 11,975 feet; Quito, the capital of
Ecuador, is at 9350 feet.
Question for Aug 6: Magyars are the people of which country? What about
Answer: Magyars are people of Hungary; Uyghurs are found in the Xinjiang Uyghur
Autonomous Region of China
Question for Aug 7: Lebanon became independent in 1943. From which
Answer: Although the mandate ended in 1941, France maintained authority until 1943.
Question for Aug 8: The Boston Mountains are mostly located in which US
Question for Aug 9: Where is the Mosquito Coast?
Answer: The East Coast of Nicaragua, and a bit of the Honduran coast
Question for Aug 10: A conference established today's zero degree line
of longitude. Where was the conference held, and when?
Answer: Washington, DC 1884
Question for Aug 11: Svalbard, and its main island Spitsbergen, are part
of what nation?
Question for Aug 12: The US has two island areas that are known as
Commonwealths. Name them.
Answer: Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
Question for Aug 13: Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, is located on
Answer: Baffin Island
Question for Aug 14: There are many Cushitic languages. Spoken where?
Name one or more of them.
Answer: Cushitic languages, in the Horn of Africa, include Somali, Oromo, Sidamo, Hadia,
Kambata, and Afar
Question for Aug 15: What is the official political and administrative
capital of Cote D'Ivoire?
Question for Aug 16: Prior to Independence, East Timor was part of which
Question for Aug 17: The Ratak and Ralik Islands are part of the
Marshall Islands; what do their names mean?
Answer: Ratak, Sunrise, is to the East, and Ralik, Sunset, is to the West.
Question for Aug 18: What are the largest and smallest Brazilian states,
Answer: Sao Paulo, 42 Million; Roraima, 470,000
Question for Aug 19: Gabon's capital was named when slaves bound for
Brazil were freed by the French in 1848. Name the city.
Question for Aug 20: What countries does Bhutan border?
Answer: India and China/Tibet
Question for Aug 21: On which sea will you find Kaliningrad?
Answer: The Baltic Sea
Question for Aug 22: Jakarta is located on which Indonesian island?
Question for Aug 23: Locate these "echo" cities -- Bella Bella, Pago
Pago, Wagga Wagga, and Walla Walla
Answer: Bella Bella, BC, Canada; Pago Pago, American Samoa; Wagga Wagga, NSW,
Australia; Walla Walla, Washingto
Question for Aug 24: In which mountain range will you find the nation of
Question for Aug 25: After Everest and K2, what's the third tallest
mountain in the world?
Question for Aug 26: The city of Vancouver does not sit on Vancouver
Island; what major city does?
Question for Aug 27: What countries lead the world in per-capita
Answer: Serbia (nearly 3000 per year), followed by Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, and
Question for Aug 28: What countries lead the world in per-capita beer
Answer: Czech Republic (132 litres per person), followed by Germany, Austria, Ireland,
Question for Aug 29: What countries lead the world in per-capita beef
Answer: US (120 kg per person), followed by Kuwait, Australia, Bahamas, Luxembourg
Question for Aug 30: Four African capitals -- Freetown, Conakry,
Lome, Bamako. Name the countries.
Answer: Sierra Leone, Guinea, Togo, Mali
Question for Aug 31: What countries lead the world in prevalence of
Answer: Swaziland (26.1%), followed by Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia
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Question for Sep 1: Two countries have the letter X in their names; what
Answer: Luxembourg, Mexico
Question for Sep 2: What is the official European language of Angola?
Question for Sep 3: Canada's $1 coin is called the Loonie because it
features a Loon; waht is the $2 coin called?
Question for Sep 4: One US state does not observe Summer time, and one
does not observe standard time. Which?
Answer: Arizona does not observe Daylight time; Hawai'i is always on Summer time and
never switches to Standard time
Question for Sep 5: What famous statue is found atop Mount Corcovado?
Answer: Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer
Question for Sep 6: The administrative center of the Orkney Islands is
at Kirkwall, found on what island?
Answer: The island called Mainland
Question for Sep 7: What is the capital of the Falkland Islands?
Question for Sep 8: MOre than 2000 trains a day pass through Britain's
busiest rail station. Name it.
Answer: Clapham Junction
Question for Sep 9: What is the latitude of the Arctic Circle?
Answer: 66 degrees, 33 minutes, 44 seconds north
Question for Sep 10: What is the name given to the Spanish coast north
Answer: Costa Brava
Question for Sep 11: St Paul's Shipwreck is a public holiday in which
Question for Sep 12: What airlines are the flag carriers of Serbia, Bhutan,
Answer: Serbia - JAT; Bhutan - Druk; Portugal - TAP
Question for Sep 13: LAM, LAN, and LAO are the flag carriers of what
Answer: LAM = Mozambique; LAN = Chile; LAO = Laos
Question for Sep 14: Dhivehi Raajje is the local name for what island
Answer: The Maldives
Question for Sep 15: What color are the stars on the flag of China?
Question for Sep 16: "Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendor" is the national
anthem of which country?
Question for Sep 17: T/F The highest winds ever recorded in the US were
on Mt McKinley.
Answer: False. Mt McKinley (Denali), 200 MPH; Mt Washington, NH, 231 MPH
Question for Sep 18: Within 1000 miles, what is the length of the
Answer: 24,901.55 miles
Question for Sep 19: Name the BENELUX countries, also sometimes called
the low countries.
Answer: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Question for Sep 20: What city is located at the confluence of the
Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers?
Question for Sep 21: What city is found at the confluence of the Hudson
and Mohawk Rivers?
Question for Sep 22: Name the highest and lowest points in Asia.
Answer: Mt Everest, 29,028 feet; Dead Sea, 1312 below sea level
Question for Sep 23: Name the four constituent parts (Principalities) of the
UK, and their capitals.
Answer: England (London), Wales (Cardiff), Scotland (Edinburgh), N. Ireland (Belfast).
Question for Sep 24: Name the 2 landlocked countries of South America.
Answer: Bolivia and Paraguay
Question for Sep 25: Of the 12 most-widely-spoken languages in the
world, 7 are languages of Asian countries. Name the languages.
Answer: Mandarin, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Bahassa
Question for Sep 26: After 1991, Former Yugoslavia dissolved and has
since become 7 countries. Name them.
Answer: Croatia 1991, Slovenia 1991, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992, Serbia and
Montenegro 1992, (Montenegro 2006, Serbia 2006), Macedonia 1993, Kosovo 2008
Question for Sep 27: The English Channel is called by what name in
Answer: La Manche (The Sleeve)
Question for Sep 28: In Japan, the sea between Japan and Korea is called
The Sea of Japan. What is it called in Korea?
Answer: Tong Hae, The Eastern Sea
Question for Sep 29: Which country has the longest life expectancy?
Answer: WHO and the UN say Japan; the CIA says Monaco
Question for Sep 30: What is the only Central American country from
which you can not swim in the Atlantic?
Answer: El Salvador
Question for Oct 1: What continent is located at latitude 90 degrees
Question for Oct 2: Name the capital of Canada. Name Canada's Prime
Answer: Ottawa; Stephen Harper
Question for Oct 3: Three countries touch both the Atlantic and the
Mediterranean. Name them.
Answer: France, Spain, Morocco
Question for Oct 4: Which of the five Great Lakes lies entirely within
the US, and does not touch Canada?
Answer: Lake Michigan
Question for Oct 5: What is the only place where an American Flag flies
24 hours a day, is never raised or lowered, and is never saluted?
Answer: The Moon
Question for Oct 6: What five US states are part of the Pacific Ring of
Answer: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawai'i
Question for Oct 7: At one place in the US, four states share a common
border point. Name the states.
Answer: Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico
Question for Oct 8: What is -40 Celsius expressed as degrees Fahrenheit?
Answer: Oct 8: -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are equal; it's the only temperature for
which this is true.
Question for Oct 9: Name a place in North America where the official
currency is the Euro.
Answer: St Pierre and Miquelon, French islands off the coast of Newfoundland.
Question for Oct 10: The original 13 US colonies became the first 13
states in the Union; what states were 14th, 15th, and 16th?
Answer: Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee
Question for Oct 11: What city is found at the confluence of the
Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers?
Question for Oct 12: Where, and when, was the first celebration of
Columbus's landing in the Americas?
Answer: Oct 12, 1792, in New York City
Question for Oct 13: Name the 4 national capitals found on the Danube
Answer: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade
Question for Oct 14: What is the name of Hong Kong's underground transit
Answer: MTR (Mass Transit Railway)
Question for Oct 15: In 1984, the Republic of Upper Volta (capital
Ouagadougou) was renamed what?
Answer: Burkina Faso
Question for Oct 16: Name the city for each airport -- Soekarno-Hatta;
Baiyun; Barajas; Changi
Answer: Jakarta, Guangzhou, Madrid, Singapore
Question for Oct 17: What is the population of Greenland (to the closest
1000 or 10,000)?
Answer: Population of Greenland is 57,000
Question for Oct 18: The Prime Meridian runs through three continents;
Answer: Europe, Africa, Antarctica
Question for Oct 19: What territory's capital, once called Agana, is now
Question for Oct 20: The Cooke Islands: name 1) the nation's capital and
2) the largest island.
Answer: Capital: Avarua; Largest Island: Rarotonga
Question for Oct 21: Road Town is the capital of which island territory?
Answer: The British Virgin Islands
Question for Oct 22: What is the world's tallest mountain, if measured
from base to summit?
Answer: Mauna Kea, Hawai'i, is 33,100' from its sea floor base to its summit.
Question for Oct 23: Former Czechoslovakia became the Czech Republic and
Slovakia. Name the capitals.
Answer: Prague and Bratislava
Question for Oct 24: What lake is often called the highest navigable
lake in the world?
Answer: Lake Titicaca, on the Peru/Bolivia border, at 12,507 feet
Question for Oct 25: What US state capitals have the fewest letters? The
Answer: Dover (DE) and Salem (OR) are shortest; Jefferson City (MO) is longest.
Question for Oct 26: Among US cities with the highest population, three
begin with SAN. Name them.
Answer: San Antonio (1.382 M), San Diego (1.338 M), San Jose (0.982 M). San Francisco
is number 14.
Question for Oct 27: Name the three Canadian Provinces, and three
territories, that do not touch the US.
Answer: PEI, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia; Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Question for Oct 28: What US state capitals are the first and last,
Answer: Albany, Trenton
Question for Oct 29: Name the islands 00 miles north of Scotland, under
the sovereignty of Denmark.
Answer: Faroe Islands
Question for Oct 30: What UN member states are first and last,
Answer: Afghanistan, Zimbabwe
Question for Oct 31: Name three nations that begin with the letter "J"
in their English names.
Answer: Jamaica, Japan, Jordan
Question for Nov 1: What are the three highest US state capitals (each
one mile or higher)?
Answer: Santa Fe, NM (7260'); Cheyenne, WY (6062'); Denver, CO (5280')
Question for Nov 2: Name the autonomous region of Somalia that declared
independence in 1988; its capital?
Answer: Somaliland; Hargeisa
Question for Nov 3: What is the tallest US mountain EAST of the
Mississippi? In what state is it found?
Answer: 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell, in North Carolina
Question for Nov 4: The names of only 2 US state capital cities contain
the entire name of the state. Which ones?
Answer: Oklahoma City and Indianapolis
Question for Nov 5: In which modern countries will you find
Answer: Romania; Czech Republic
Question for Nov 6: Three US states are spelled with only 4 letters.
Answer: Iowa, Ohio, Utah; two states USE 4 letters but are longer -- Mississippi and
Question for Nov 7: What is the name of the one river which is Lake
Tahoe's only outlet?:
Answer: The Truckee River
Question for Nov 8: The Canary Islands were NOT named after any kind of
bird. What animal are they named after?
Question for Nov 9: What US city has the nickname "The Largest City in
the Largest State"?
Answer: Anchorage, Alaska
Question for Nov 10: The spelling of which two US states contains the
Answer: Texas, New Mexico
Question for Nov 11: What are the capitals of Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Croatia, and Serbia?
Answer: Sarajevo, Zagreb, and Belgrade
Question for Nov 12: When California became a state on 9 Sept 1850, what
was its nearest neighboring state?
Question for Nov 13: The island of Bali is part of what country?
Question for Nov 14: In Manhattan, going from 3rd to 5th Ave., you cross
three Avenues that are not numbered. Name them.
Answer: After 3rd Ave come Lexington, Park, and then Madison Ave, then 5th
Question for Nov 15: Eight US states have capitals that are spelled as
two words. Name them.
Answer: Baton Rouge, Carson City, Des Moines, Jefferson City, Little Rock, Oklahoma
City, Santa Fe, St Paul
Question for Nov 16: What form of poem is generally considered to have been
named after a city and county in Ireland?
Question for Nov 17: What country is located on both the Atlantic and
Answer: South Africa
Question for Nov 18: Name the 8 US states that begin with the letter
Answer: Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
Question for Nov 19: What is the geographical term for a narrow strip of
land joinging two larger areas?
Answer: An Isthmus
Question for Nov 20: At the Equinox, what US-governed island first sees
Answer: Wake Island
Question for Nov 21: What is the world's southernmost capital city?
Answer: Wellington, NZ
Question for Nov 22: Where is the world's southernmost ATM?
Answer: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Question for Nov 23: What city is sometimes called "The Gibraltar of
Answer: Quebec City, with its fortress-like walls
Question for Nov 24: What is the only US state whose shape has no
Question for Nov 25: What city began in 1690 with the arrival of the
British, who settled on the Hooghly River?
Answer: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Question for Nov 26: Name the three Montana towns that have populations