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Question for May 1: What is the local name for the cooling
afternoon sea breeze in Perth Australia?
Answer: The Fremantle Doctor
Question for May 2: The former Soviet Union -- how many
independent states did it become? How many can you name?
Answer: 15; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia
Question for May 3: How many members are there of the UN?
Answer: 193 Members
Question for May 4: How many colors in the flag of Mauritius?
Answer: 4 -- red, blue, yellow, green
Question for May 5: Which 4 US states end with the same letter
they begin with?
Answer: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Ohio
Question for May 6: Name the moons of Mars
Answer: Phobos and Deimos, the sons of Ares/Mars
Question for May 7: Name the two landlocked countries of South
Answer: Paraguay, Bolivia
Question for May 8: How many different people have been Prime
Minister of Canada, from Macdonald to Harper?
Question for May 9: Which is the only US bill with a picture of
somebody who was never president?
Answer: $10,000 bill has Salmon P Chase, Lincoln's Treasury Secretary
Question for May 10: What is the highest possible number of
degrees of Latitude? Longitude?
Answer: Latitude -- 90 degrees North or South; Longitude -- 180 degrees East or West
Question for May 11: What is the International Direct-Dial
telephone code for Canada?
Answer: 1. The U.S. and Canada have the same code.
Question for May 12: Six South American languages are spoken by
at least a million people; can you name them?
Answer: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Quechua, Guarani, and Aymara
Question for May 13: Where does the Amazon rank among world
Answer: Second, behind the Nile
Question for May 14: One country has both the highest and
lowest points in S. America. Name country and points.
Answer: Argentina: Mt Aconcagua (22,834 feet); Valdes Peninsula, (-131 ft)
Question for May 15: Two Caribbean countries each have a
volcano, and it has the same name in each country. Name the countries and
Answer: La Soufriere is the volcano on Guadeloupe and on St Vincent
Question for May 16: What Caribbean countries include the word AND in their
Answer: Trinidad and Tobago; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Antigua and Barbuda; St
Kitts and Nevis. Also, Turks and Caicos, a British Overseas Territory.
Question for May 17: Distinguish the cities of Basseterre and
Answer: Basseterre, capital of St Kitts and Nevis; Basse-Terre, capital of Guadeloupe
Question for May 18: Distinguish the cities of Port au Prince, Port of
Spain, and Fort de France.
Answer: Port au Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Fort de France,
Question for May 19: Canada has three of the world's ten largest islands.
Answer: Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island, Victoria Island
Question for May 20: What countries presently use the Dinar?
Answer: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia.
Question for May 21: Give the present names of British Guiana,
Dutch Guiana, and French Guiana.
Answer: Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
Question for May 22: Name the four main islands of the
Federated States of Micronesia.
Answer: Chuuk (Truk); Pohnpei (Ponape); Kosrae; Yap
Question for May 23: Of the 5 world newspapers with the largest
circulation, only 1 is NOT in Japan. Name it.
Answer: The Times of India, circulation 4 million per day.
Question for May 24: In New Zealand, what type of road is known
as a "Metal Road"?
Answer: A Gravel road
Question for May 25: Identify the countries whose flag airlines are LOT,
TAP, TAROM, SVG, and STP.
Answer: LOT Poland; TAP Portugal; TAROM Romania; SVG St Vincent and the Grenadines; STP
Sao Tome and Principe
Question for May 26: The newest member of the UN declared
itself independent on July 9, 2011. Name the country and its capital.
Answer: South Sudan, capital Juba
Question for May 27: Name countries other than Brazil or Portugal, where
Portuguese is an official language.
Answer: Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe
Question for May 28: Which U.S. state extends further north,
Maine or Idaho (don't look at a map!)?
Answer: Idaho extends 60 miles further north than Maine
Question for May 29: France uses the Euro, but 14 countries
still use their own regional Franc, called the CFA Franc. How many can you
Answer: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo
[Brazzaville], Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger,
Senegal and Togo
Question for May 30: If I'm skiing in the Pyrenees Mountains,
name the 3 countries I might be in.
Answer: Spain, France, Andorra
Question for May 31: Name one country other than England that
the Prime Meridian goes through.
Answer: The Prime Meridian goes through England, Spain, France, Algeria, Mali, Burkina
Faso, a little bit of NW Togo, and Ghana
Question for June 1: There are 13 administrative units in
Canada -- 10 provinces and 3 territories. Name the territories.
Answer: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Question for June 2: Four national capitals are located on the
Danube River. Name them.
Answer: Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia)
Question for June 3: Three Eastern European languages are related to each
other, but different from all other languages. What are they, and to what ancient
language are they related?
Answer: Hungarian, Estonian, and Finnish are all related to Sanskrit
Question for June 4: Four US states have borders that consist
only of straight lines. Name them.
Answer: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Question for June 5: Bahassa is one of the most widely-spoken
languages in the world. Name countries where it is spoken.
Answers: Indonesia, Malaysia, and also parts of Brunei, Singapore, East Timor,
Philippines, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cocos and Keeling Islands, Christmas Island
Question for June 6: Name a place in North America where the
official currency is the EURO.
Answer: St Pierre & Miquelon, a French colonial remnant off the coast of Newfoundland
Question for June 7: The Danube River touches 10 countries, and
none of them call it the Danube. Name the countries, and the river's name
Answer: Germany and Austria: DONAU; Slovakia and Ukraine: DUNAJ; Hungary: DUNA; Serbia,
Croatia, and Bulgaria: DUNAV; Romania: DUNAREA; Moldova: DONAVA
Question for June 8: Which of the Great Lakes does not touch
Canada at all?
Answer: Lake Michigan
Question for June 9: Name countries of origin for these beers -- Amstel,
Anchor Steam, Bass, Pilsner Urquell, Moretti, Castle, Emu, Dieu de Ciel
Answer: Amstel (Netherlands), Anchor Steam (US), Bass (England), Pilsner Urquell (Czech
Rep), Moretti (Italy), Castle (S. Africa), Emu (Australia), Dieu de Ciel (Canada).
Question for June 10: What does the DC stand for in Washington,
Answer: District of Columbia, Federal "District" authorized by the Constitution,
and named "Columbia", an old, romantic name for the early US
Question for June 11: Which state is the Buckeye State? The
Centennial State? The Gem State?
Answer: Buckeye State -- Ohio; Centennial State -- Colorado; Gem State -- Idaho
Question for June 12: Name one country for each language:
Catalan, Farsi, Tamil, Amharic, Oshiwambo
Answer: Catalan (Spain, near Barcelona); Farsi (Iran); Tamil (India and Sri Lanka);
Amharic (Ethiopia); Oshiwambo (Namibia)
Question for June 13: What US state is the source of the
largest number of US Presidents?
Answer: Virginia is the birthplace of 8 Presidents
Question for June 14: What direction do you travel to get from
the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Panama Canal?
Answer: You travel SOUTHEAST through the Panama Canal from Atlantic to Pacific.
Question for June 15: Which of New York City's 5 boroughs are
on the mainland, rather that on islands?
Answer: Only the Bronx
Question for June 16: Of the 10 highest mountains in the US,
how many are in Alaska?
Answer: The 11 highest mountains in the US are in Alaska
Question for June 17: Name the highest peak in Canada.
Answer: Mt Logan, 19,551 feet (5959 m), is Canada's highest peak and the second highest
in N America
Question for June 18: What state or states have boundaries that
consist of NO straitght lines at all?
Answer: Only Hawai'i
Question for June 19: In what direction does the Earth rotate
(North, South, East, or West)?
Answer: The Earth rotates EAST
Question for June 20: Approximately how many degrees of
longitude make up one time zone?
Answer: There are 24 time zones, and the original intent was that each would occupy 15
degrees of longitude. However, local changes were made by various countries
Question for June 21: Eight countries touch Saudi Arabia. Name
Answer: Yemen, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt
Question for June 23: Of the 10 largest natural lakes in the
world, name the 3 in Asia (2 are called seas!).
Answer: Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Lake Baykal
Question for June 23: Name the 3 small South American countries
east of Venezuela
Answer: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Question for June 24: Three of the five most-highly-populated
countries are in Asia. Name them.
Answer: China, India, Indonesia
Question for June 25: Name the highest and lowest points in
Answer: Mt. Everest (Nepal-Tibet) is 29,028 ft above sea level; Dead Sea
(Israel-Jordan) is 1,312 ft. below.
Question for June 26: Of the 12 most widely-spoken languages in
the world, 7 are Asian languages of Asian countries. Name them.
Answer: Mandarin, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Bahassa
Question for June 27: Locate the 5 tallest airport control
towers in the world (4 in Asia, 1 in the US)
Answer: Bangkok 132.2 M; Kuala Lumpur, 130 M; Atlanta, 121.3 M; Haneda, Tokyo, 115.7;
Guangzhou, 112 M
Question for June 28: Name the 5 African countries that touch
the Mediterranean, from West to East.
Answer: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
Question for June 29: One country has the four tallest
mountains in the Pacific Basin. Name the country and the mountains.
Answer: Papua New Guinea: Jaya (16,500'), Trikora (15,585'), Mandala, (15,420'), and
Question for June 30: Name the highest peak in Australia.
Answer: Mt. Kosciusko, 7,310 feet
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