Books by David J. SmithEducatorsMapsWorld FactsBooks & VideosWeekly HotlinksHumorAviationHOMETeacher eagle and student eagles
logo design by Squamish Artist Wade Baker of Sky Spirit Studio, North Vancouver, BC.

. Mapping the World
By Heart
 Completely revised and updated.
Click the cover above to read about and order the new edition from Fablevision.
Or visit its page.

Sample Geography Quizzes and link to order more

Links and Information For Home Schoolers

Useful Thoughts on Maps and Education

Overseas Schools, Regional Associations & Related Organizations

A Wide Variety of Geographic and Educational Links

This Week's And Previous Hot Links

Canadian Sites, and U.S. State Geographic Alliances

Links for Travelers; all kinds of resources and help for travelers

Government, School, and Commercial Geographic Links

Islamic Information and Geographic Resources

Gift Certificates

For additional information about any of our products
and services, please
contact us by email

Click here to read our
privacy policy »


Daily Trivia Archive 2017

This is the archive of the daily geography trivia quiz found on my facebook page

Trivia Archives Directory found here
Jan/Feb, 2013 Archive found here
Mar/Apr, 2013 Archive found here
May/Jun, 2013 Archive found here
Jul/Dec, 2013 Archive found here
2014 Archive found here
2015 Archive found here
2016 Archive found here

  • Question for Jan 1: What is the LAST populated place to welcome the New Year?
    Answer: US Minor Outlying Islands, including Midway and Wake
  • Question for Jan 2: What is the main river through the city of Bordeaux?
    Answer: The Garonne River
  • Question for Jan 3: For which year's World's Fair was the Eiffel Tower constructed?
    Answer: 1889
  • Question for Jan 4: How many Departements does France have?
    Answer: 96 domestic and 5 overseas departments
  • Question for Jan 5: What is the French president's official residence?
    Answer: The Elysee Palace
  • Question for Jan 6: What is the French Riviera called in France?
    Answer: La Cote D'Azur
  • Question for Jan 7: Which French kind was executed in the French Revolution?
    Answer: Louis XVI
  • Question for Jan 8: What is France's highest point?
    Answer: Mont Blanc
  • Question for Jan 9: Where is Napoleon Bonaparte buried?
    Answer: Hotel des Invalides, Paris
  • Question for Jan 10: France has the tallest bridge in the world. Where is it?
    Answer: The Millau Viaduct, near Millau, in Aveyron.
  • Question for Jan 11: Which French king was known as Le Roi-Soleil, the Sun King?
    Answer: Louis XIV
  • Question for Jan 12: The 2CV is an iconic small French car; what does the name mean?
    Answer: Deux Chevaux; i.e., two horsepower
  • Question for Jan 13: In its own language, what country is called Cymru?
    Answer: Wales
  • Question for Jan 14: In its own language, what country is called Crna Gora?
    Answer: Montenegro
  • Question for Jan 15: In its own language, what country is called Lietuva?
    Answer: Lithuania
  • Question for Jan 16: In its own language, what country is called Island?
    Answer: Iceland
  • Question for Jan 17: What are Italy's three active volcanoes?
    Answer: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli
  • Question for Jan 18: In Rome one sees SPQR on many buildings. Meaning?
    Answer: Senate and People of Rome
  • Question for Jan 19: The word TRIVIA is an italian word; meaning?
    Answer: Plural of TRIVIUM, an unimportant place where 3 roads meet.
  • Question for Jan 20: Which 2 countries are entirely surrounded by Italy?
    Answer: Vatican and San Marino
  • Question for Jan 21: In its own language, what place is called Shqiperia?
    Answer: Albania
  • Question for Jan 22: What fraction of worldwide cork is produced in Portugal?
    Answer: About one half
  • Question for Jan 23: If California were a country, where would it be in the list of countries by population?
    Answer: #36, after Uganda
  • Question for Jan 24: What is Mexico's official name?
    Answer: Estados Unidos Mexicanos
  • Question for Jan 25: How many states make up the Mexican Federation?
    Answer: 31 states plus Mexico City (Mexico DF)
  • Question for Jan 26: Which is larger, Texas or Mexico?
    Answer: Mexico is almost 3 times the size of Texas
  • Question for Jan 27: How big is the Mexican tamale called the Zacahuil?
    Answer: The Zacahuit tamale can be 3 feet long and weigh up to 150 pounds
  • Question for Jan 28: The University of Mexico was established how many years before Harvard?
    Answer: The University of Mexico is 85 years older than Harvard (1551, 1636)
  • Question for Jan 29: What dog is named after a Mexican state?
    Answer: Chihuahua
  • Question for Jan 30: What 4 citites have higher population than Mexico City?
    Answer: Tokyo, NYC, Sao Paulo, Seoul
  • Question for Jan 31: Mariachis usually play with at least one Vihuela. What is it?
    Answer: A guitar-like string instrument with 5 or 6 doubled strings
  • Question for Feb 1: If Francophone nations speak French, what about Lusophone nations?
    Answer: Portuguese
  • Question for Feb 2: Portugal boasts the world's longest bridge. Where is it? Answer: The Vasco da Gama Bridge over the Tagus in Lisbon
  • Question for Feb 3: What is Brazil's highest mountain?
    Answer: Pico de Neblina (Mist Peak) 2995.3 M
  • Question for Feb 4: Where does Brazil rank in coffee exports?
    Answer: Brazil is #1 in the world in coffee exports
  • Question for Feb 5: The Sao Paulo traffic jam of 15 November 2013 was how long?
    Answer: The infamous Sao Paulo traffic jam was 309 KM (192 miles) long
  • Question for Feb 6: What is a rain shadow?
    Answer: The dry area on the lee side of a mountain range.
  • Question for Feb 7: What is the length of the equator?
    Answer: About 24,874 miles, 40,030 km.
  • Question for Feb 8: What is Earth's circumference pole-to-pole?
    Answer: ABout 24,860 miles, 40,008 km
  • Question for Feb 9: What Southern Hemisphere country has the largest area?
    Answer: Brazil
  • Question for Feb 10: In its own language, what country is Eesti?
    Answer: Estonia
  • Question for Feb 11: Which ONE country produces the most barley, buckwheat, and oats?
    Answer: Russia
  • Question for Feb 12: What country produces the most corn?
    Answer: The United States
  • Question for Feb 13: What country produces the most green beans and broccoli?
    Answer: China
  • Question for Feb 14: What country produces the most yams?
    Answer: Nigeria
  • Question for Feb 15: What country is the world's largest producer of silver?
    Answer: Mexico
  • Question for Feb 16: What is unique about the flag of Nepal?
    Answer: It's the only national flag that is not 4-sided
  • Question for Feb 17: What country produces the most peaches and apples?
    Answer: China
  • Question for Feb 18: Feb 18: Milk, tea, coffee, wine, beer – which countries produce the most of each?
    Answer: Milk-India; Tea-China; Coffee-Brazil; Wine-France; Beer-China
  • Question for Feb 19: What country produces the most cocoa?
    Answer: Cote D'Ivoire
  • Question for Feb 20: What 2 countries are top producers of Uranium?
    Answer: Kazakhstan and Canada
  • Question for Feb 21: What one country produces the most Aluminum, Gold, Tin, and Zinc?
    Answer: China
  • Question for Feb 22: In Nepal, Mt Everest is called Sagarmatha; what does that mean?
    Answer: Forehead in the sky
  • Question for Feb 23: By the calendar used in Nepal, what year are we in?
    Answer: The Nepali calendar is 56+ years ahead of Gregorian, so this year is 2073.
  • Question for Feb 24: What are the two national sports of Bhutan?
    Answer: Archery and darts
  • Question for Feb 25: The flag of Chile is very similar to which US state's flag?
    Answer: Texas
  • Question for Feb 26: What desert occupies the northern third of Chile?
    Answer: The Atacama Desert
  • Question for Feb 27: What desert occupies the northern third of China?
    Answer: The Gobi Desert
  • Question for Feb 28: What 5 countries of mainland Africa begin with M?
    Answer: Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique
  • Question for Mar 1: What US states west of the Mississippi border Canada?
    Answer: North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska
  • Question for Mar 2: Niagara Falls is between which two Great Lakes?
    Answer: L. Erie and L. Ontario
  • Question for Mar 3: What is the smallest independent country in South America?
    Answer: Suriname
  • Question for Mar 4: What is Suriname's capital?
    Answer: Paramaribo
  • Question for Mar 5: Which US state is the largest producer of Gold?
    Answer: Nevada
  • Question for Mar 6: Norfolk Island is a dependency of what nation?
    Answer: Australia
  • Question for Mar 7: Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is a dependency of what country?
    Answer: Chile
  • Question for Mar 8: What is Canada's population as a percentage of the US's?
    Answer: Canada's population is just a hair over 10% of that of the US.
  • Question for Mar 9: What are the states of the Federated States of Micronesia?
    Answer: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae
  • Question for Mar 10: Capital of the Federated States of Micronesia?
    Answer: Palikir
  • Question for Mar 11: When was the present-day Canada maple leaf fleag adopted?
    Answer: 1965
  • Question for Mar 12: Name Canada's three territories, which have 40% of the land and 3% of the people.
    Answer: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
  • Question for Mar 13: When did O Canada become Canada's Ntional Anthem?
    Answer: 1980
  • Question for Mar 14: Which US state has the longest border with Canada?
    Answer: Alaska, 1538 Miles
  • Question for Mar 15: Nov 11 in the US is Veteran's Day; in Canada what is it called?
    Answer: Remembrance Day
  • Question for Mar 16: What food invention is credited to Canadian Edward Asselbergs?
    Answer: Instant mashed potatoes
  • Question for 17: What two US states have land on both sides of the Mississippi?
    Answer: Louisiana and Minnesota
  • Question for Mar 18: Which 7 US states have areas known as panhandles?
    Answer: Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, West Virgina, Idaho, Alaska, Maryland
  • Question for Mar 19: Which two US states have the longest coastline?
    Answer: Alaska and Florida
  • Question for Mar 20: What are the official languages of Angola?
    Answer: Portuguese and six recognized national languages
  • Question for Mar 21: Russia's launch base for space exploration is located where?
    Answer: Kazakhstan
  • Question for Mar 22: Which US states touch two different oceans?
    Answer: Alaska only
  • Question for Mar 23: Which two Canadian provinces do not touch saltwater bay or ocean?
    Answer: Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Question for Mar 24: What mainland African country has the longest coastline?
    Answer: Somalia
  • Question for Mar 25: The name "America" is named just once in all of Shakespeare's plays; which one?
    Answer: The Comedy of Errors (Act III, Scene 2)
  • Question for Mar 26: What country has the longest coastline?
    Answer: Canada (125,000 miles, 202,000 km)
  • Question for Mar 27: Which 4 US states begin with the letter B?
    Answer: Baton Rouge, Bismarck, Boise, Boston
  • Question for Mar 28: Which 6 US capitals begin with C?
    Answer: Carson City, Charleston, Cheyenne, Columbia, Columbus, Concord
  • Question for Mar 29: Which three US states have elevation changes of more than 14,000 feet?
    Answer: Alaska, California, Washington
  • Question for Mr 30: What city was called Edo when it was founded around 1450?
    Answer: Tokyo
  • Question for Mar 31: Which 6 US state capitals begin with S?
    Answer: Sacramento, Saint Paul, Salem, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Springfield
  • Question for Apr 1: What is the Welsh name for Wales?
    Answer: Cymru
  • Question for Apr 2: What European volcano has recently been erupting?
    Answer: Mt Etna
  • Question for Apr 3: What is the only Great Lake completely within the US?
    Answer: Lake Michigan
  • Question for Apr 4: The Earth is about 75% water; what percentage is FRESH water?
    Answer: About 2.5%
  • Question for Apr 5: What is the Scots Gaelic name for Scotland?
    Answer: Alba
  • Question for Apr 6: What is Canada's largest island (5th in the world)?
    Answer: Baffin Island
  • Question for Apr 7: What are South America's two largest countries?
    Answer: Brazil and Argentina
  • Question for Apr 8: Which Central American country does not touch the Atlantic?
    Answer: El Salvador
  • Question for April 9: What passage separates the Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico?
    Answer: The Mona Passage
  • Question for April 10: What is the world's largest tropical rainforest?
    Answer: The Amazon Rain Forest
  • Question for Apr 11: What is the tallest peak in the Caribbean
    Answer: Pico Duarte, in the Dominican Republic, 10,164 feet
  • Question for Apr 12: Machu Picchu is a remnant of which civilization?
    Answer: The Incas
  • Question for Apr 13: Utila, Roatan, and Guanaja are islands of which country?
    Answer: Honduras
  • Question for Apr 14: What is the hightest peak in Colombia?
    Answer: Pico Cristobal Colon
  • Question for Apr 15: What S. American territory is part of the E.U.?
    Answer: French Guiana
  • Question for Apr 16: Which Caribbean island is known as El Cocodrilo, the crocodile?
    Answer: Cuba
  • Question for Apr 17: Which Latin American country has no military?
    Answer: Costa Rica
  • Question for Apr 18: Which S. American city was designed to look like an airplane?
    Answer: Brasilia
  • Question for Apr 19: What was the last South American country to gain independence?
    Answer: Suriname gained independence from The Netherlands in 1975
  • Question for Apr 20: Venezuela has the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall; what is its name?
    Answer: Angel Falls
  • Question for Apr 21: What five countries are well known for geyser activity?
    Answer: United States, Iceland, New Zealand, Chile, Russia
  • Question for Apr 22: What US mountain is known for having rain almost every day (360 days a year)?
    Answer: Mt Waialeale, on Kauai, in Hawaii
  • Question for Apr 23: What is the main square in Bogota called?
    Answer: Plaza Bolivar
  • Question for Apr 24: What is the capital of Denmark, and what is the name of its 180-year-old amusement park?
    Answer: COpenhagen; Tivoli Gardens
  • Question for Apr 25: What does the name Copenhagen mean?
    Answer: In Medieval Danish it means merchants harbor.
  • Question for Apr 26: What city became capital of India in 1931?
    Answer: New Delhi
  • Question for Apr 27: What is the origin of the name Himalayas?
    Answer: Hima -- snow; alaya -- abode or home
  • Question for Apr 28: What are India's official languages?
    Answer: Only Hindi; English is also official but "subsidiary"
  • Question for Apr 29: What is the name of the national anthem of India?
    Answer: Jana Gana Mana
  • Question for Apr 30: India is comprised of how many states and territories?
    Answer: 29 states and 7 Union Territories
  • Question for May 1: When did Burma become independent from India?
    Answer: 1937
  • Question for May 2: The city of Chennai was foremerly known by what name?
    Answer: Madras
  • Question for May 3: Of which Indian state is Chennai the capital?
    Answer: Tamil Nadu
  • Question for May 4: What state of India has the smallest area?
    Answer: Goa
  • Question for May 5: India's Arunachal Pradesh is claimed by China as what?
    Answer: South Tibet
  • Question for May 6: Why is French an official language of Pondicherry?
    Answer: It was the largest French colony in India
  • Question for May 7: What were the Winter and Summer capitals of India under British rule?
    Answer: Calcutta (Winter); Shimla (Summer)
  • Question for May 8: Who was the last Governor General of India, from 1947 to 1950?
    Answer: W. C. Rajogopalachari, the only Indian national to hold the office
  • Question for May 9: The Taj Mahal took how long to build, and when was it finished?
    Answer: 22 years; 1653
  • Question for May 10: India produces 60% of the world's supply of what mineral?
    Answer: Mica
  • Question for May 11: The oldest existing Sanskrit literature is known as what?
    Answer: The Vedas (The Knowledge)
  • Question for 12: What are the two most-read daily newspapers in India?
    Answer: Dainik Jagran (daily ritual), Dainik Bhaskar (daily sun)
  • Question for May 13: Starbucks in India is partnered 50-50 with what firm?
    Answer: Tata
  • Question for May 14: What are the names of the two chambers of India's Parliament?
    Answer: Lok Sabha (lower; people's assembly), Rajya Sabha (upper; state assembly)
  • Question for May 15: Who was the first Prime Minister of India?
    Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Question for May 16: What is the common mantra for connecting with God in Sikhism?
    Answer: Waheguru (wonderful teacher)
  • Question for May 17: What historical figure from India is referred to as Bapu (father)?
    Answer: Mahatma Gandhi
  • Question for May 18: Mhat Malayalam festival features boat races and tiger dances?
    Answer: Onam
  • Question for 19: What two countries are the world's most densely populated?
    Answer: Monaco and Singapore
  • Question for May 20: How high is the highest natural point in Singapore?
    Answer: Bukit Timah Hill is 164 meters high.
  • Question for May 21: When did Lebanon gain independence? From whom?
    Answer: 1943; from France
  • Question for May 22: What are the 2 main languages of Lebanon?
    Answer: Arabic and French
  • Question for May 23: Which US state has the highest mean elevation AND the highest low point?
    Answer: Colorado
  • Question for May 24: Which state has the lowest mean elevation?
    Answer: Delaware
  • Question for May 25: Into which ocean do most Russian rivers flow?
    Answer: Most Russian rivers flow north, into the Arctic Ocean
  • Question for May 26: Of Canada's provinces and territories, which is largest?
    Answer: Nunavut is largest by far, representing 21% of Canada’s area
  • Question for May 27: Of Canada's provinces and territories, which is smallest?
    Answer: Prince Edward Island, 0.1% of Canada's area
  • Question for May 28: The barren plataeu of southern Spain is known by what name?
    Answer: La Mancha
  • Question for May 29: Besides Castilian Spanish, what are the recognized co-official languages of Spain?
    Answer: Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Occitan
  • Question for May 30: By what other name is Spain's San Fermin festival called?
    Answer: The Running of the Bulls
  • Question for May 31: What is Spain's highest mountain?
    Answer: Mount Tiede, on the Island of Tenerife
  • Question for Jun 1: What are Spain's two autonomous cities in North Africa?
    Answer: Ceuta and Melilla
  • Question for Jun 2: What are the 5 largest islands of the Canaries?
    Answer: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma
  • Question for Jun 3: What are the 4 largest islands of the Balearics?
    Answer: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera
  • Question for Jun 4: The early Greek name for the Balearics was Gymnesiae. Why?
    Answer: Gymnos means “naked” and it is supposed the inhabitants wore no clothes because of the warm climate
  • Question for Jun 5: Spain is home to an event called La Tomatina. What is it?
    Answer: A tomato fight, celebrated at tomato harvest in Valencia
  • Question for Jun 6: What does The Equator represent?
    Answer: The line of longitude halfway between the poles
  • Question for Jun 7: What do the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn represent?
    Answer: The most northerly and southerly lines of latitude where the Sun can be directly overhead
  • Question for Jun 8: What is the current tilt of the Earth's axis?
    Answer: Approximately 23.4 degtrees
  • Question for Jun 9: Which countries have the highest and lowest average annual rainfall?
    Answer: Colombia and Egypt (FAO 2014)
  • Question for Jun 10: Which US states have the hightest and lowest annual average rainfall?
    Answer: Hawaii and Nevada
  • Question for Jun 11: Which US state began in 1632 as a refuge for English Catholics?
    Answer: Maryland
  • Question for Jun 12: What are the two landlocked countries of South America?
    Answer: Bolivia and Paraguay
  • Question for Jun 13: Brazil has 1 Federal District and how many states?
    Answer: Brazil has 1 federal district and 26 states
  • Question for Jun 14: What state of Brazil has the highest population?
    Answer: Sao Paulo
  • Question for Jun 15: What is the least populated state of Brazil?
    Answer: Roraima
  • Question for Jun 16: Which state of Brazil has the largest area; the smallest?
    Answer: Amazonas; Sergipe
  • Question for Jun 17: Where is the cape once called Cape Tragabigzanda, what is it called now?
    Answer: Cape Ann, Massachusetts, USA
  • Question for Jun 18: What is the world's largest fish market and where is it?
    Answer: Tsukiji Market in Tokyo
  • Question for 19: According to WHO, what country has the highest life expectancy?
    Answer: Japan (WHO, 2015)
  • Question for Jun 20: What country has the fewest gun-related deaths, which the most?
    Answer: Japan, Honduras
  • Question for Jun 21: What country has the most pet dogs?
    Answer: The USA leads the world with 75.8 million dogs
  • Question for Jun 22: What are the five most-populated countries?
    Answer: China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil
  • Question for Jun 23: Australia -- what does the name mean?
    Answer: Early maps referred to Terra Australis Incognita, "unknown land to the South"
  • Question for Jun 24: Van Diemen's Land was an early name for which Australian state?
    Answer: Tasmania
  • Question for Jun 25: After Sydney, what are Australia's next three most populous cities?
    Answer: Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth
  • Question for Jun 26: What Australian state has the name of a queen? (Not Queensland)
    Answer: Victoria
  • Question for Jun 27: What are the two largest UNESCO World Heritage Sites by area?
    Answer: Phoenix Islands Protected Area and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Question for Jun 28: What are the two Australian states with Australia in their names?
    Answer: South Australia, Western Australia
  • Question for Jun 29: What is the capital of the state of South Australia?
    Answer: Adelaide
  • Question for Jun 30: What is the capital of the state of Tasmania?
    Answer: Hobart
  • Question for Jul 1: How many of Canada's 10 highest mountains are in the Yukon?
    Answer: 9 of the 10 highest are in the Yukon
  • Question for Jul 2: What are the 2 names for New Zealand's highest mountain?
    Answer: Aoraki or Mt Cook (or both)
  • Question for Jul 3: New Zealand's eponymous Kiwifruit was called by what name until the 1970's?
    Answer: Chinese Gooseberries
  • Question for Jul 4: How many of Africa's 54 countries are members of the African Union?
    Answer: All 54, plus the Sahrawi Republic, over which Morocco claims sovereignty
  • Question for Jul 5: What is the longest canal in the world?
    Answer: The Grand Canal of China, Beijing to Hangzhou, 1176 KM
  • Question for Jul 6: What is Canada's capital; what is its largest city?
    Answer: Ottawa; Toronto
  • Question for Jul 7: What French territory is 23 KM from Newfoundland?
    Answer: St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Question for Jul 8: Angle Township is part of a US exclave called the Northwest Angle, located where?
    Answer: Lake of the Woods, Manitoba
  • Question for Jul 9: Which US state has the longest border with Canada?
    Answer: Alaska, 1538 Miles
  • Question for Jul 10: Which four Canadian provinces made up the Dominion in 1867?
    Answer: Ontario and Quebec, which were then known as Canada, plus New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
  • Question for Jul 11: Which Canadian hockey team is called The Habs?
    Answer: The Montreal Canadiens, known as Les Habitants, or the Habs
  • Question for Jul 12: What river rises in Canada and flows 1980 miles to the Pacific?
    Answer: The Yukon River
  • Question for Jul 13: What is Canada's largest territory?
    Answer: Nunavut -- 2,093,190 Sq KM
  • Question for Jul 14: What is Canada’s largest province by area?
    Answer: Quebec -- 1,542,056 Sq KM
  • Question for Jul 15: Veteran's Day in the US, November 11, is known by what name in Canada?
    Answer: Remembrance Day
  • Question for Jul 16: Which is the only US state flag that is not rectangular?
    Answer: Ohio
  • Question for Jul 17: What is the highest bridge in the US?
    Answer: The Royal Gorge Bridge above the Arkansas River in Colorado
  • Question for Jul 18: What is unusual about the coastlines of the Sargasso Sea?
    Answer: The Sargasso Sea has no coastlines. It’s in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Question for Jul 19: What three countries have coastlines on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean?
    Answer: France, Spain, Morocco
  • Question for Jul 20: What 3 countries are each complete surrounded by one other country?
    Answer: Lesotho, San Marino, Vatican City
  • Question for Jul 21: What European country is home to the region of Transylvania?
    Answer: Romania
  • Question for Jul 22: What and where is the longest freshwater beach in the world?
    Answer: Wasaga Beach, on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron in Ontario
  • Question for Jul 23: Does the Earth rotate North, South, East, or West?
    Answer: The Earth rotates to the East
  • Question for Jul 24: Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia; what does the name mean?
    Answer: Muddy Confluence (of two rivers)
  • Question for Jul 25: What two rivers meet at Kuala Lumpur?
    Answer: The Klang and the Gombak
  • Question for Jul 26: What is Malaysia's highest point?
    Answer: Mt Kinabalu, 4096 meters
  • Question for 27: Which two countries have more than 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
    Answer: Italy (53), China (52)
  • Question for Jul 28: Where is the archipelago called Svalbard?
    Answer: Between Norway and the North Pole
  • Question for Jul 29: What name was formerly used for Svalbard?
    Answer: Spitsbergen, now used as the name for the largest island
  • Question for Jul 30: What is Svalbard's largest populated place?
    Answer: Longyearbyen, population about 3000
  • Question for Jul 31: Where are the Faroe Islands?
    Answer: Between Scotland, Norway, and Iceland
  • Question for Aug 1: The Faroe Islands are an autonomous part of what country?
    Answer: Denmark
  • Question for Aug 2: What is the capital of the Faroe Islands?
    Answer: Torshavn, populatioin about 19,000
  • Question for Aug 3: The capital of Nunavut is Iqaluit; what does the name mean?
    Answer: Iqaluit means many fish or place of fish in Inuktitut
  • Question for Aug 4: If Nunavut were a country, where would it be listed by size?
    Answer: #14 -- smaller than Saudi Arabia, but larger than Mexico
  • Question for Aug 5: What stone marker is featured on the Nunavut flag?
    Answer: An Inukshuk, a symbol of welcome
  • Question for Aug 6: What star is featured on the Nunavut flag?
    Answer: Niqirtsuituq, the North Star
  • Question for Aug 7: Which US states have the highest and lowest rainfall per year?
    Answer: Hawai'i, 63.7 inches; Nevada, 9.54 inches
  • Question for Aug 8: What US states have the highest and lowest average elevation?
    Answer: Colorado, 6,800 feet; Delaware, 60 feet
  • Question for Aug 9: Of which country is Greenland a dependency?
    Answer: Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark
  • Question for Aug 10: What is the difference between a KAYAK and an UMIAK?
    Answer: Closed kayaks were first used for hunting, open umiaks for transporting passengers
  • Question for Aug 11: Greenlandic, spoken by most residents of Greenland, is similar to what other languages?
    Answer: Greenlandic is similar to the inuit languages of northern Canada
  • Question for Aug 12: What is the capital of Greenland?
    Answer: Nuuk, population around 17,000
  • Question for Aug 13: What 4 languages are each the official language in more than 20 countries?
    Answer: English (59), French (29), Arabic (27), Spanish (21)
  • Question for Aug 14: According to Ethnologue, how many languages are there in the world?
    Answer: 7099
  • Question for Aug 15: In which country are the most native languages spoken?
    Answer: Papua New Guinea (about 820 languages)
  • Question for Aug 16: What language is believed to contain the most words?
    Answer: The Oxford English Dictionary says English contains the most words.
  • Question for Aug 17: Which English tongue-twister does Guinness say is the most difficult?
    Answer: The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick
  • Question for Aug 18: Aoraki is the highest point of which country?
    Answer: Aoraki, Mt Cook, is the highest point in New Zealand
  • Question for Aug 19: Of the 4 languages of Switzerland, which has the most speakers?
    Answer: German (74%), French (20%), Italian (5%), Romansch (1%)
  • Question for Aug 20: Interlaken, Switzerland lies between what two lakes?
    Answer: Lake Brienz and Lake Thun
  • Question for Aug 21: If you want Canadian Bacon in a Canadian restaurant, what do you order?
    Answer: Back Bacon
  • Question for Aug 22: If you want Swiss Cheese in a Swiss restaurant, what do you order?
    Answer: Emmentaler
  • Question for Aug 23: What is Australia's highest mountain?
    Answer: Mount Kosciusko
  • Question for Aug 24: Doyle's Delight is the highest point in what country?
    Answer: Belize
  • Question for Aug 25: What is Brazil's highest mountain?
    Answer: Pico da Neblina
  • Question for Aug 26: Mount Catherine is the highest point in what African country?
    Answer: Egypt
  • Question for 27: France's highest point is Mont Blanc; what is its lowest point?
    Answer: Etang de Lavalduc (-10 M)
  • Question for Aug 28: Victoria is the capital of which Canadian province?
    Answer: British Columbia
  • Question for Aug 29: What is the capital of the Australian state of Victoria?
    Answer: Melbourne
  • Question for Aug 30: The Great Lakes contain what percentage of Earth's surface water?
    Answer: 21%
  • Question for Aug 31: Which of Earth's deserts is classified as largest in area?
    Answer: Antarctica
  • Question for Sep 1: What country has more than half of Earth's natural lakes?
    Answer: Canada
  • Question for Sep 2: 80% of active US volcanoes are found in which state?
    Answer: Alaska
  • Question for Sep 3: What US state borders 4 US states and 4 Mexican states?
    Answer: Texas (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Neuvo Leon, and Tamaulipas)
  • Question for Sep 4: What continent has land in the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres of the Earth?
    Answer: Africa
  • Question for Sep 5: Flowing an average 7 KPH, what is the world's fastest river?
    Answer: The Amazon
  • Question for Sep 6: Which US state has the most miles of river?
    Answer: Nebraska
  • Question for Sep 7: What is the highest mountain in the UK?
    Answer: Ben Nevis, 1,345 M
  • Question for Sep 8: What is the longest river in Canada?
    Answer: The Mackenzie River
  • Question for Sep 9: What country is made up of 26 formerly sovereign states now called cantons?
    Answer: Switzerland
  • Question for Sep 10: Which Swiss canton is the most-recently created?
    Answer: Jura; in 1979 it became independent from Bern
  • Question for Sep 11: What 4 US states call themselves Commonwealths?
    Answer: Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Virginia
  • Question for Sep 12: What percentage of Canadians reported in the most recent census that they speak French at home?
    Answer: 21%
  • Question for Sep 13: What four seas, in English, are named for colors?
    Answer: Red, White, Yellow, and Black Seas
  • Question for Sep 14: Which 6 countries have 4 or more official languages?
    Answer: Bolivia (38), Zimbabwe (16) S. Africa (11), Norway (8) Switzerland and Singapore (4)
  • Question for Sep 15: Which 7 countries have NO designated official language?
    Answer: Australia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Japan, Mexico, UK, USA
  • Question for Sep 16: Where do Haligonians live?
    Answer: Halifax, Nova Scotia or Halifax, Yorkshire, England
  • Question for Sep 17: What is the word for a person from Guam?
    Answer: Guamanian
  • Question for Sep 18: People from what country might call themselves Magyars?
    Answer: Hungary
  • Question for Sep 19: What is the word for a person from Kiribati?
    Answer: I-Kiribati
  • Question for Sep 20: The Kiribati Flag shows a frigate bird on top, and what below?
    Answer: The Ocean
  • Question for Sep 21: Before independence, what was Kiribati called?
    Answer: The Gilbert Islands
  • Question for Sep 22: What is the capital of Kiribati?
    Answer: South Tarawa
  • Question for Sep 23: What is the capital of Tuvalu?
    Answer: Funafuti
  • Question for Sep 24: What was Tuvalu called before independence?
    Answer: The Ellice Islands
  • Question for Sep 25: What currency is used in Kiribati?
    Answer: The Australian Dollar
  • Question for Sep 26: Besides Australia and Kiribati, where else is the Australian dollar used?
    Answer: Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu
  • Question for Sep 27: Besides New Zealand, where else is the NZ dollar used?
    Answer: The Cook Islands, Niue, The Ross Dependency, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands
  • Question for Sep 28: Which 8 countries share a border with France?
    Answer: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Andorra
  • Question for Sep 29: The CFA West African Franc is the currency of which 8 countries?
    Answer: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo
  • Question for Sep 30: The CFA Central African Franc is the currency of which 6 countries?
    Answer: Cameroun, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
  • Question for Oct 1: The CFP Pacific Colonies Franc is the official currency of which countries?
    Answer: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna
  • Question for Oct 2: What is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland?
    Answer: Loch Lomond
  • Question for Oct 3: What is the highest peak in Scotland?
    Answer: Ben Nevis (4,406 feet)
  • Question for Oct 4: What are Scotland's three largest cities, in order?
    Answer: Glasgow (600K), Edinburgh (500K), Aberdeen (201K)
  • Question for Oct 5: Of French Overseas Territories, which has the largest area?
    Answer: French Guiana, 83,000 Sq. Km.
  • Question for Oct 6: Of French overseas territories, which is largest in population?
    Answer: Reunion, pop 840,000
  • Question for Oct 7: Guadeloupe's largest city is not its capital; name both.
    Answer: Capital: Basse-Terre; Largest City: Pointe-a-Pitre
  • Question for Oct 8: Japan is subdivided into how many Prefectures?
    Answer: 47 -- 43 regular prefectures, two urban prefectures, one territory, and one metropolis
  • Question for Oct 9: Which prefecture of Japan is the largest in area?
    Answer: Hokkaido, about 83,000 sq km, 5 times the area of the next biggest, Iwate
  • Question for Oct 10: Which of the world's National Anthems has the oldest lyrics?
    Answer: Japan -- Kimigayo is from a poem written around 800 CE
  • Question for Oct 11: Of the world's 10 busiest airports, how many are in Asia?
    Answer: 5 airports: Beijing, Dubai, Tokyo Haneda, Hong Kong, Shanghai
  • Question for Oct 12: What city's restaurants have the most Michelin stars?
    Answer: Tokyo restaurants have a total of 304 stars; Paris is third, with 134.
  • Question for Oct 13: Capital of Bulgaria? What was it named for?
    Answer: Sofia; the Saint Sofia Church, dating from the 4th century CE
  • Question for Oct 14: What country includes a region known as Jutland?
    Answer: Denmark
  • Question for Oct 15: What ancient disease is rampaging through Madagascar?
    Answer: The Plague, a flea-borne disease that killed 50 million in the middle ages
  • Question for Oct 16: Capital of Serbia? Next 2 largest cities?
    Answer: Capital: Belgrade; next 2 cities: Novi Sad and Nis
  • Question for Oct 17: Capital of Tristan da Cunha?
    Answer: Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
  • Question for Oct 18: Name three British territories with a capital called Georgetown.
    Answer: Cayman Islands, Ascension Island, Guyana
  • Question for 19 Oct: Where is Rapa Nui National Park located?
    Answer: Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island
  • Question for 20 October: What two places have capitals called Kingston?
    Answer: Jamaica, and the Australian Territory known as Norfolk Island
  • Question for Oct 21: The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur; how are those two words translated into English?
    Answer: Muddy Confluence (of the Klang and Gombak Rivers)
  • Question for Oct 22: What are Swaziland's two capitals?
    Answer: Mbabane (admin) and Lobamba (royal and Legislative)
  • Question for Oct 23: Which US state has a city called Boring; what is its sister city?
    Answer: Boring is in Oregon; it's sister city is Dull, Scotland
  • Question for Oct 24: The River Thjorsa is the longest in what country?
    Answer: Iceland
  • Question for Oct 25: Which 5 countries have exactly the same name as their capitals?
    Answer: Djibouti, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Vatican City
  • Question for Oct 26: What capital city is located on the Gulf of Oman?
    Answer: Muscat, capital of Oman
  • Question for Oct 27: What was the original purpose of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
    Answer: A Bell Tower
  • Question for Oct 28: How many degrees does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?
    Answer: About 4 degrees
  • Question for Oct 29: What is the name of the Australian state that is an island?
    Answer: Tasmania
  • Question for Oct 30: By what name was Tasmania first known in Europe?
    Answer: Van Diemen's Land
  • Question for Oct 31: What is the name of the island province of Canada?
    Answer: Prince Edward Island
  • Question for Nov 1: Nearly 2000 islands straddle the US/Canada border in which river?
    Answer: The St Lawrence
  • Question for Nov 2: In 1778, James Cook named which islands The Sandwich Islands?
    Answer: Hawai'i
  • Question for Nov 3: How many Emirates are there in the United Arab Emirates?
    Answer: Seven; Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain
  • Question for Nov 4: Crater Lake in Oregon is actually a caldera. What is a caldera?
    Answer: The crater-like basin formed by a volcano cone's collapse
  • Question for Nov 5: Minsk is the capital of what country?
    Answer: Belarus
  • Question for Nov 6: In what year did the Panama Canal open?
    Answer: 1914
  • Question for Nov 7: In Greece, the Black Sea is also called the Euxine Sea, which means what?
    Answer: Hospitable Sea
  • Question for Nov 8: What is the capital of the Province of Quebec?
    Answer: Quebec City
  • Question for Nov 9: Where in Central and South America is English the main language?
    Answer: Belize, Guyana, and the Falkland Islands
  • Question for Nov 10: Which gulf separates Sweden and Finland?
    Answer: The Gulf of Bothnia
  • Question for Nov 11: What is the capital of Slovakia?
    Answer: Bratislava
  • Question for Nov 12: What is the highest peak in Africa?
    Answer: The Kilimanjaro peak (one of three) called Kibo
  • Question for Nov 13: In 1995, Quebec voted against independence by what slim margin?
    Answer: 50.58 percent vs 49.42 percent for sovereignty
  • Question for Nov 14: Does the US have an official langauge?
    Answer: No official language exists at the federal level
  • Question for Nov 15: What are the capitals of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?
    Answer: Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius
  • Question for Nov 16: Which sea has no land boundaries, no coastlines?
    Answer: The Sargasso Sea, in Mid-Atlantic, bounded only by currents.
  • Question for Nov 17: Accra is the capital of what country?
    Answer: Ghana
  • Question for Nov 18: According to Guinness, what language's alphabet has the most letters?
    Answer: Khmer (Cambodian) has 74 letters
  • Question for 19: What four economies are known as The Asian Tigers?
    Answer: Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea
  • Question for Nov 20: What national capital has the highest altitude?
    Answer: La Paz, Bolivia -- 11,942 feet, 3640 m
  • Question for 21 Nov: What two states have the most national parks? Answer: Alaska and California each have 8
  • Question for Nov 22: What are the world's two largest freshwater lakes?
    Answer: Lake Superior, Lake Victoria
  • Question for Nov 23: The borders of Germany, France, and Switzerland meet close to what major city?
    Answer: The city of Basel
  • Question for 24: The longest river in Italy has what short name?
    Answer: The Po River
  • Question for Nov 25: Where and when was the world's largest silver nugget (1840 pounds) found?
    Answer: Near Aspen, Colorado, in 1894
  • Question for Nov 26: Where and when was the world's largest gem-quality diamond (3106 carats, 1.33 pounds) found?
    Answer: In Cullinan, South Africa, in 1905
  • Question for Nov 27: Where and when was the largest gold nugget (173 pounds) found?
    Answer: In Mollagul, Victoria, Australia, in 1869
  • Question for Nov 28: What national capital was known as Christiana from 1624 to 1924?
    Answer: Oslo
  • Question for Nov 29: What country is known as Hayastan in the language of the country?
    Answer: Armenia is called Hayastan in Armenian
  • Question for Nov 30: What are other names for the biome called The Taiga?
    Answer: Boreal Forest or Snow Forest
  • Question for Dec 1: One theory of the origin of the name Canada is that it derives from which Iroquoian word?
    Answer: Kanata, meaning Village
  • Question for Dec 2: Branabtian and Liburgish are dialects of what language?
    Answer: Flemish (the Dutch dialect spoken in Belgium)
  • Question for Dec 3: What other names have been used for the Russian city of St Petersburg?
    Answer: Petrograd (1914-24), Leningrad (1924-91)
  • Question for Dec 4: Port Moresby is the capital of what country?
    Answer: Papua New Guinea
  • Question for Dec 5: What countries border mainland Spain?
    Answer: Andorra, Portugal, France, and England (Gibraltar)
  • Question for Dec 6: What Arizona river shares a name with a local venomous lizard?
    Answer: The Gila River
  • Question for Dec 7: What are the five Nordic countries?
    Answer: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  • Question for Dec 8: Which is the largest Nordic country by area, without including dependencies?
    Answer: Sweden
  • Question for Dec 9: Which the the largest Nordic country by area, including dependences?
    Answer: Denmark (includes Greenland)
  • Question for Dec 10: Name the 6 states and one Province that Idaho borders.
    Answer: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, British Columbia
  • Question for Dec 11: How many official languages are there in S. Africa?
    Answer: Eleven: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu
  • Question for Dec 12: According to the World Tourism Organization, what are the three most-visited countries?
    Answer: France, US, Spain
  • Question for Dec 13: Sucre and Suva are the capitals of what countries?
    Answer: Sucre: Bolivia; Suva: Fiji
  • Question for Dec 14: IN 1991, the USSR became how many independent republics?
    Answer: 15
  • Question for Dec 15: The USSR devolved into which 15 Republics?
    Answer: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
  • Question for Dec 16: Kenya borders which 5 countries?
    Answer: Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
  • Question for Dec 17: What river runs through St Petersburg, Russia?
    Answer: The Neva
  • Question for Dec 18: What 5 national capitals have the highest elevation?
    Answer: La Paz, Quito, Thimphu, Bogota, Addis Ababa
  • Question for Dec 19: Name the country whose capital is Abu Dhabi.
    Answer: United Arab Emirates
  • Question for Dec 20: Eritrea's capital?
    Answer: Asmara
  • Question for Dec 21: Which two countries have capitals with similar names: Basse-terre and Basseterre?
    Answer: Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe; Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis
  • Question for Dec 22: Capital of the Isle of Man?
    Answer: Douglas
  • Question for Dec 23: Capital of Kiritimati, or Christmas Island?
    Answer: Flying Fish Cove
  • Question for Dec 24: Which Australian State is an island?
    Answer: Tasmania
  • Question for Dec 25: How do ships travel from the Atlantic to Chicago?
    Answer: Via the St Lawrence Seaway
  • Question for Dec 26: Where is the historical region called Bohemia?
    Answer: Czech Republic
  • Question for Dec 27: Why is the southern tip of S. America called Tierra del Fuego?
    Answer: Magellan saw large fires used by the local natives to warm themselves
  • Question for Dec 28: The Darling River is the longest in what country?
    Answer: Australia
  • Question for Dec 29: What states border Minnesota on the west?
    Answer: North and South Dakota
  • Question for Dec 30: What are other names for the mountain known as K2?
    Answer: Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori
    Question for Dec 31 at

  • Question for

Search or the web using

email us
Share this page:

Follow us on:

facebook twitter

Please note: IN the
column below are ads
Google and Amazon ads
I try to control content
Sometimes an adult
one slips in
I regret any offense
and am trying hard
to block such ads.

AbeBooks Travel Books
SEARCH Used, Rare or Out-of-Print TItles by Keyword, Author, Title 
Free Shipping 88x31