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Daily Trivia Archive -- June 2012

This is the archive of the daily geography trivia quiz found on my facebook page

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  • Question for June 1: In English, they are called the Falkland Islands. What are they called in Argentina?
    Answer: Islas Malvinas
  • Question for June 2: Old Name -- Bombay. New name?
    Answer: Mumbai
  • Question for June 3: In English and Japanese, it's called The Sea of Japan. What is it called in Korea?
    Answer: Tong Hae, the Eastern Sea
  • Question for June 4: The Danube touches 10 countries, and none of them call it the Danube. What countries? What names?
    Answer: Germany and Austria: DONAU; Slovakia and Ukraine: DUNAJ; Hungary: DUNA; Serbia, Croatia, and Bulgaria: DUNAV; Romania: DUNAREA; Moldova: DONAVA.
  • Question for June 5: From which Canadian Province is it possible to get to the US by going North, South, East, or West?
    Answer: Ontario
  • Question for June 6: The highest waterfall drops 979 metres, or 3,212 feet. Name it and locate it.
    Answer: Angel Falls (Salto Angel) in SE Venezuela.
  • Question for June 7: Name and Locate the largest shopping mall in North America.
    Answer: West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Question for June 8: You are invited to dinner in Japan. To show your appreciation of a delicious bowl of Ramen, what is the best thing to do?
    Answer: Slurping shows your appreciation and enjoyment of the meal
  • Question for June 9: True/False. South America is WEST of Jacksonvile, FL
    Answer: False; all of South America is EAST of Jacksonville, FL
  • Question for June 10: Mainland US & Mainland China are similar in size; the U.S. has 4 time zones. China has...?
    Answer: China has ONE time zone, 8 hours ahead of Greenwich.
  • Question for June 11: Canada's highest mountain -- is it higher, or lower, than the highest mountain i the US?
    Answer: Mt. Logan, in the Yukon, is 19,551 feet; McKinley/Denali is 769 feet higher
  • Question for June 12: Name all the countries of the world larger than Canada.
    Answer: There is only one -- Russia
  • Question for June 13: What countries are found on the Iberian Peninsula?
    Answer: Spain and Portugal, plus Andorra and Gibraltar
  • Question for June 14: Name the countries where you will find the Kalahari Desert.
    Answer: Much of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa
  • Question for June 15: What is the length of the Equator?
    Answer: The exact length of the Equator is 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 KM)
  • Question for June 16: Which US state or states have boundaries that consist only of straight lines?
    Answer: Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico
  • Question for June 17: For each city, name its river -- Paris, London, Lisbon, Rome
    Answer: Seine, Thames, Tagus, Tiber
  • Question for June 18: Name the river that flows from the Alps to Germany to Holland to the North Sea.
    Answer: The Rhine
  • Question for June 19: Name the sea located between Greece and Turkey.
    Answer: The Aegean Sea
  • Question for June 20: Name the sea where Romania and Ukraine have beach resorts.
    Answer: The Black Sea
  • Question for June 21: Today was the Summer Solstice. What does that mean?
    Answer: The Sun reaches the farthest point it travels northward -- the Tropic of Cancer -- and appears to rest for a little while before starting its journey south.
  • Question for June 22: Of the 12 most-widely-spoken languages in the world, 7 are languages of Asia. How many can you name?
    Answer: Mandarin, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Bahassa
  • Question for June 23: Which US state or states have boundaries with no straight lines at all?
    Answer: Only Hawai'i
  • Question for June 24: The United Kingdom is made up of 4 political sub-units, often called countries or principalities; name these four and their capitals.
    Answer: England (London), Wales (Cardiff), Scotland (Edinburgh), N. Ireland (Belfast).
  • Question for June 25: What country in Asia has the largest area? How many time zones in that country?
    Answer: Russia; Russia has 11 time zones.
  • Question for June 26: How many places can you name where Portuguese is an official language?
    Answer: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Macao, Sao Tome & Principe, and Timor-Leste
  • Question for June 27: World religions -- name the 5 pillars of Islam.
    Answer: Faith, Prayers, Alms, Fasting, the Hajj
  • Question for June 28: Around the world, the answer to "how many continents are there" may be 7, 6, 5 or even 4. Explain.
    Answer: Europe and Asia are often considered one continent, Eurasia. The other continent often considered to be one is America, made up of regions -- North, Central, and South. The remaining continents are Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. And in some parts of the world, Antarctica is not counted: it'ss just an empty island at the South Pole?"
  • Question for June 29: Name the 7 Central American countries between Mexico and Panama.
    Answer: Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.
  • Question for June 30: Name the 15 independent states that used to make up the Soviet Union.
    Answer: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia

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