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Daily Trivia Archive November 2012

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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?
    Answer: Denim
  • 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 United States?
    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?
    Answer: Oklahoma
  • Question for Nov 9: They don't call it Rhodesia any more; what is it called now?
    Answer: Zimbabwe
  • 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 Canal?
    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?
    Answer: Vermont
  • 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?
    Answer: Tunisia
  • 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 or China?
    Answer: Russia has 9, China has 1
  • Question for Nov 25: Which is the only continent without a desert?
    Answer: Europe
  • 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 countries.
    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
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