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Question for Sep 1: Name the three capitals of South Africa,
and the function of each.
Answer: Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative)
Question for Sep 2: The Strait of Bonifacio is notorious among sailors for
its weather, currents, shoals, and other obstacles. What islands does it
Answer: Corsica and Sardinia
Question for Sep 3: What is the approximate population of the
world's newest country, South Sudan?
Answer: 10 million
Question for Sep 4: Dresden and Hamburg are situated on what
Answer: The Elbe
Question for Sep 5: What is the largest country, in area, in
Southwest Asia (the Middle East)?
Answer: Saudi Arabia
Question for Sep 6: What capital city is located at an oasis
fed by the Barada River?
Question for Sep 7: What is the smallest independent country in
Question for Sep 8: The island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard
Archipelago, is part of which country?
Question for Sep 9: While Swaziland is mostly landlocked by
South Africa, with which other country does it share a border?
Question for Sep 10: What is now the largest country in Africa
Question for Sep 11: The Chukchi Sea is part of which world
Answer: The Arctic Ocean
Question for Sep 12: The Savannah River forms most of the
border between what 2 US States?
Answer: South Carolina and Georgia
Question for Sep 13: People watching the sunset in Key West,
Florida, are looking across which body of water?
Answer: The Gulf of Mexico
Question for Sep 14: New Providence, Andros, and San Salvador
are among the chief islands that make up which country
Question for Sep 15: Which National Scenic Trail goes from Mt
Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia?
Answer: The Appalachian Trail
Question for Sep 16: Name the three continents that the Tropic
Of Capricorn crosses.
Answer: Africa, Australia, South America
Question for Sep 17: Which continent is entirely south of 60
degrees south latitude?
Question for Sep 18: Name the seven countries that are on the
Answer: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Question for Sep 19: What was Burkina Faso's former name?
Answer: Upper Volta
Question for Sep 20: The Greater and Lesser Antilles can be
found in which sea?
Answer: The Caribbean
Question for Sep 21: How many US States border British
Answer: 4 States -- Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska
Question for Sep 22: What is Earth's Circumference around the
Answer: 7,926.28 miles (12,756.1 km)
Question for Sep 23: What is the tallest mountain on Earth,
from its base in the ocean to its peak?
Answer: Mauna Kea, Hawai'i, rises 33,480 feet, from the sea floor to 13,796 feet
above sea level (10204 M, 4205 M)
Question for Sep 24: What is the highest temperature ever
recorded on the Earth's surface? Where?
Answer: 134 F (56.77 C) Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, Calif, July 10, 1913
Question for Sep 25: What is the lowest daily temperature ever
Answer: -128.5 F (-89.2 C), at Vostok, Antarctica, 21 July, 198
Question for Sep 26: What direction does a ship travel if it
goes from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Panama Canal?
Answer: Because of the curvature of the isthmus, boats from the Atlantic enter from the
West, and travel East to the Pacific
Question for Sep 27: Which US state has a region called "The
Valley of 10,000 Smokes"?
Answer: Alaska; the "smoke" is steam rising from fissures.
Question for Sep 28: What are the warmest months of the year in
Answer: December and January
Question for Sep 29: In what country do we find the earliest
description of a toothbrush
Answer: The earliest known description of a toothbrush is from China, approximately 1600
Question for Sep 30: What country has 99% of its people living
on 4% of its land?
Answer: Egypt. Nearly the entire population lives within a few miles of the Nile
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