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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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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