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Question for Nov 1: What is traditionally burned during China's
"Hungry Ghost" Festival?
Answer: Fake paper money ("Joss Paper"), and paper cars and clothes.
Question for Nov 2: The city of Nimes, France, is the origin of
a fabric that grew to become very popular. What is it?
Question for Nov 3: A continent's highest mountain is named for
a Polish hero of the American Revolution. Name mountain and continent.
Answer: Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia
Question for Nov 4: It's officially the "Will Rogers Highway",
and also called "America's Main Street". What is it best known as?
Answer: Route 66
Question for Nov 5: Which four U.S. states might have residents
older than the states themselves?
Answer: Hawai'i (1959), Alaska (1958), Arizona & New Mexico (1912)
Question for Nov. 6: What major US city's name officially
starts with "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de..."
Answer: Los Angeles
Question for Nov 7: Which is larger, the Sahara Desert or the
Answer: The US is slightly larger (3.8 million sq miles vs 3.5 million)
Question for Nov 8: You can get from New Mexico to Missouri by
crossing just one state. Which one?
Question for Nov 9: They don't call it Rhodesia any more; what
is it called now?
Question for Nov 10: What percentage of US citizens live in the
Eastern Time Zone?
Answer: Nearly 50%
Question for Nov 11: What two seas are connected by the Suez
Answer: Mediterranean and Red Seas
Question for Nov 12: What motto do state prison inmates stamp
onto the license plates they manufacture in New Hampshire?
Answer: Live Free Or Die
Question for Nov 13: What US state is named for a Greek island?
Answer: Rhode Island (Verrazzano thought it looked like the island of Rhodes)
Question for Nov 14: What is the only state in New England that
does not have an Atlantic Coast?
Question for Nov 15: Which 2 cities, 5,772 miles apart, are
found at either end of the the Trans-Siberian Railway?
Answer: Moscow and Vladivostok
Question for Nov 16: Six countries use the Rupee as their
currency. Name one or more.
Answer: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka
Question for Nov 17: What is the only country where you can see
both cheetahs and penguins in the wild?
Answer: South Africa
Question for Nov 18: Twice a day, New Brunswick's St John
River reverses course and flows upstream for 80 miles from its mouth. Why?
Answer: The incoming tides of the Bay of Fundy, with a tidal bore of up to 50 feet,
push the water upstream.
Question for Nov 19: In which modern country is the site of the
ancient city-state of Carthage?
Question for Nov 20: Are any man-made structures on Earth
visible from the Moon?
Answer: No, no man-made structure is visible from the Moon.
Question for Nov 21: What is the only African capital city
named after a U.S. President?
Answer: Monrovia, Liberia
Question for Nov 22: Approximately what percentage of the
Earth's surface is covered by water?
Answer: Just over 71%
Question for Nov 23: Stand perfectly still at the North Pole.
After a few minutes, you're no longer standing at the North Pole. Why?
Answer: Because you're standing on pack ice, and the ice drifts.
Question for Nov 24: Which country has more time zones, Russia
Answer: Russia has 9, China has 1
Question for Nov 25: Which is the only continent without a
Question for Nov 26: What is the world's tallest mountain from
its base to its peak?
Answer: Mauna Kea, Hawaii, rises 33,480 feet (10204 m) from the sea floor to 13,796
feet (4205 m)
Question for Nov 27: Name the smallest island shared by two
Answer: Saint Martin / Sint Maarten
Question for Nov 28: The Straits of Gibraltar connect the
Atlantic to what body of water?
Answer: The Mediterranean Sea
Question for Nov 29: Name the highest peak in Canada.
Answer: Mt Logan, in the Yukon, 5,959 m (19,551 ft)
Question for Nov 30: Most of Reykjavik, Iceland is heated by an
abundant supply of what?
Answer: Hot Springs