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Daily Trivia Archive 2014

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

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  • Question for Jan 1: What are the ranks of Canada and the US among countries with low infant mortality?
    Answer: Canada is number 24, the US is number 34, according to the UN Population Division
  • Question for Jan 2: What is the body of water between England and Ireland?
    Answer: The Irish Sea, with the Celtic Sea to the south.
  • Question for Jan 3: What is the highest mountain in the UK?
    Answer: Ben Nevis (1344 m)
  • Question for Jan 4: What is the longest river in the UK?
    Answer: The River Severn, 220 miles long
  • Question for Jan 5: What point on Earth's surface is farthest from the center of the Earth?
    Answer: The peak of Mount Chimborazo, 20,700 feet, furthest from Earth's center than any other place because the Earth bulges near the Equator.
  • Question for Jan 6: The Equator crosses 14 countries; how many can you name?
    Answer: Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil
  • Question for Jan 7: Six different countrie's flags have flown over the U.S. state of Texas. Name them.
    Answer: Spain, France, Mexico, the U.S., the Confederacy, and the Independent Republic of Texas.
  • Question for Jan 8: Seven U.S. states are named after Kings or Queens. Name them.
    Answer: Georgia, North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia and West Virginia, and Maryland. (All English royals except Louis.)
  • Question for Jan 9: What is the highest point in the US? Canada? Mexico?
    Answer: Mt McKinley (Denali) (in Alaska), at 20,320 feet; Mt Logan (in the Yukon) at 19,551 ft; Pico de Orizaba (on the border of Veracruz and Puebla) at 18,491 ft
  • Question for Jan 10: What is the largest island that is part of the United States?
    Answer: The island of Hawai'i (4,021 sq miles), which is 15% larger than Puerto Rico
  • Question for Jan 11: What are the most common surnames in the world and in the US?
    Answer: In the world: Li, Zhang, Wang, and Chang are all purported to be the world's most common surname; in the US, it is Smith.
  • Question for Jan 12: What country extends across the most degrees of Latitude?
    Answer: Canada extends 41 degrees and 21 minutes from northern Nunavut to southern Ontario, about 4600 km, or 2900 miles. Chile extends 4270 km, 2653 miles.
  • Question for Jan 13: What are the most-used subway systems in the world, by ridership?
    Answer: Ridership in 2012: Seoul, 2560 million; Moscow, 2464 million, Beijing 2460 million, Shanghai 2276 million, Tokyo 2270 million.
  • Question for Jan 14: What are the 5 busiest seaports in the world, by cargo tonnage?
    Answer: IN 2012, these were Shanghai, Singapore, Tianjin, Rotterdam, and Guangzhou
  • Question for Jan 15: What countries border the most other countries (hint: there are 2 countries at the top of this list)
    Answer: China and Russia each border 14 countries; Brazil is next with 10
  • Question for Jan 16: South Africa is governed from three capital cities. Name them.
    Answer: Bloemfontein (Judicial), Capetown (legislative), Pretoria (administrative)
  • Question for Jan 17: What place holds the record for the highest recorded temperature?
    Answer: Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California, on July 10, 1913, hit 56.7 C, or 134 F.
  • Question for Jan 18: What place holds the record for the lowest recorded temperature?
    Answer: Vostok Station, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983, recorded -89.2 C, or -128.6 F.
  • Question for Jan 19: What's the ratio of sheep to people in New Zealand?
    Answer: The Statistics Office of the NZ government says 4.42 million people, and 31.1 million sheep, a little over 7 sheep per person
  • Question for Jan 20: What country has the largest number of different spoken languages?
    Answer: Papua New Guinea has over 850 different languages; no place on Earth is more linguistically diverse
  • Question for Jan 21: How many active volcanoes are there in the world?
    Answer: 1511 volcanoes have erupted in the last 10 millenia, and therefore can be considered "active" or "dormant".
  • Question for Jan 22: How many McDonald's and Subway restaurants are there?
    Answer: In July, 2013, there were 34,492 McDonalds, and in November, 2013, there were 40,735 Subway Restaurants.
  • Question for Jan 23: What two countries are not only landlocked themselves, but are surrounded by landlocked countries?
    Answer: Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein.
  • Question for Jan 24: Which countries border only ONE other country?
    Answer: Canada, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Gambia, Qatar, Portugal, Denmark, Lesotho, South Korea
  • Question for Jan 25: Name the 7 countries whose names end with -stan. What does 'stan' mean?
    Answer: "Stan" means nation or land; countries are Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
  • Question for Jan 26: What is the sovereign nation with the lowest population density? The highest?
    Answer: Lowest population density, Mongolia, about 5 people per sq. mile; highest, Monaco, close to 48,000 per sq. miles.
  • Question for Jan 27: Where will you find the world's largest Parliament building?
    Answer: The government building in Bucharest, Romania contains both houses of Romania's Parliament. It has 1100 rooms, and a floorspace of 3,700,000 sq. ft.
  • Question for Jan 28: The UAE is a federation of seven emirates. How many can you name?
    Answer: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
  • Question for Jan 29: What country produces the most rice? Exports the most? Imports the most?
    Answer: China produces the most; Thailand exports the most; the Philippines import the most.
  • Question for Jan 30: The Sea of Axov is an arm of what larger body of water?
    Answer: The Black Sea
  • Question for Jan 31: What is the most widely-accepted Maori name for New Zealand? What does it mean?
    Answer: Aotearoa, which is usually said to mean "long white cloud"
  • Question for Feb 1: What are the two official languages of Kenya?
    Answer: English and Swahili
  • Question for Feb 2: South Africa has eleven official languages. How many can you name?
    Answer: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu
  • Question for Feb 3: What is the largest reservoir in the world (by volume)?
    Answer: Lake Kariba, on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border.
  • Question for Feb 4: What is special about the Sargasso Sea, and where is it located?
    Answer: A vast patch of free-floating seaweed (Sargassum), in the central North Atlantic Ocean
  • Question for Feb 5: What are the three largest wine-producing countries, according to the FAO?
    Answer: France, Italy, and Spain, in that order
  • Question for Feb 6: How is the North Magnetic Pole different from the Geographic one? Where is it?
    Answer: The point that all compasses point to, near the Geographic North Pole; it moves, from near Ellesmere Island 10 years ago, towards Russia, at 55 to 60 km per year.
  • Question for Feb 7: Here are three capitals; name the countries: Bratislava, Chisinau, Baku
    Answer: Slovakia, Moldova, Azerbaijan
  • Question for Feb 8: What countries were previously called Abyssinia? Upper Volta? Northern Rhodesia?
    Answer: Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Zambia
  • Question for Feb 9: Where are these mountain ranges -- Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Maud?
    Answer: Antarctica
  • Question for Feb 10: What is the basic currency in Greenland?
    Answer: The Danish Krone
  • Question for Feb 11:What countries use these currencies: hryvnia, pula, ngultrum, kyat
    Answer: Ukraine, Botswana, Bhutan, Myanmar
  • Question for Feb 12: What ten members of the EU do not use the Euro?
    Answer: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and the UK
  • Question for Feb 13: Canada has about 25% of all the coastline on Earth. How long is it? Answer: 243,792 KM or 151,485 miles
  • Question for Feb 14: What is the latitude of the Arctic Circle?
    Answer: 66 degrees, 33 minutes North
  • Question for Feb 15: Travel in a straight line from Paris to Moscow -- what countries do you touch?
    Answer: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia
  • Question for Feb 16: Sail directly East from New York City; what country do you first touch?
    Answer: Portugal
  • Question for Feb 17: Only two South American countries DO NOT touch Brazil. Name them.
    Answer: Ecuador and Chile
  • Question for Feb 18: What river flows through Dublin? through Zagreb? through Warsaw?
    Answer: Dublin: Liffey; Zagreb: Sava; Warsaw: Wisla (Vistula)
  • Question for Feb 19: Naypyidaw is the new administrative capital of what country?
    Answer: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Question for Feb 20: Which is larger in area, Asia or the surface of the Moon?
    Answer: Asia (17 million sq. miles) is larger than the Moon (15 million sq. miles)
  • Question for Feb 21: The Danube River flows into what body of water?
    Answer: The Black Sea
  • Question for Feb 22: What language uses the Hangul script?
    Answer: Korean
  • Question for Feb 23: What country speaks Magyar?
    Answer: Hungary
  • Question for Feb 24: What is the name of the strait that separates mainland South America from Tierra Del Fuego?
    Answer: Strait of Magellan
  • Question for Feb 25: The term Pangaea was created by geologist Alfred Wegener to give a name to what land mass?
    Answer: The supercontinent that existed during Paleozoic and Mesozoic times that broke apart with continental drift
  • Question for Feb 26: Noah's Ark is said to have landed on Mt Ararat. In what modern country is Mt Ararat?
    Answer: In far Eastern Turkey, near the borders of Armenia and Iran.
  • Question for Feb 27: What is the English name for the Islas Malvinas, islands claimed by both the UK and Argentina?
    Answer: The Falkland Islands
  • Question for Feb 28: What US city's subway system uses the "Charlie Card", and who is it named after?
    Answer: Boston; it is named after "Charlie on the MTA", a song by the Kingston Trio
  • Question for Mar 1: In what country will you find Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake?
    Answer: Canada
  • Question for Mar 2: The Gambia is entirely surrounded by what country?
    Answer: Senegal
  • Question for Mar 3: Green Bay is a bay of which of the Great Lakes?
    Answer: Lake Michigan
  • Question for Mar 4: What are the capitals of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger?
    Answer: Ouagadougou, Bamako, Niamey
  • Question for Mar 5: The Gaspe Peninsula is located in which Canadian province?
    Answer: Quebec
  • Question for Mar 6: Which river flows through St Petersburg, Russia?
    Answer: The Neva River
  • Question for Mar 7: What is the native-language name for Easter Island?
    Answer: Rapa Nui
  • Question for Mar 8: For each of these airports, name the country: Pearson, Changi, Haneda, Schiphol.
    Answer: Canada (Toronto), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  • Question for Mar 9: How wide is the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea?
    Answer: 4 KM wide
  • Question for Mar 10: Lake Sakakawea is the third largest man-made lake in the US. It is located in which state?
    Answer: North Dakota
  • Question for Mar 11: Which world city is the only one to have an independent country entire within it?
    Answer: Rome (Vatican City)
  • Question for Mar 12: On average, how many earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or higher occur each year?
    Answer: Eighteen
  • Question for Mar 13: Where is Nunavut located, and what it its capital?
    Answer: Iqaluit, in Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island
  • Question for Mar 14: In the great seal of the US, what is the eagle holding in its talons?
    Answer: 13 arrows in one, and an olive branch in the other
  • Question for Mar 15: The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the world's longest over-water bridge; where is the world's longest bridge?
    Answer: Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge of the Beijing to Shanghai High-Speed Railway
  • Question for Mar 16: Only one of the 50 United States has a name that is a single syllable. Which one?
    Answer: Maine
  • Question for Mar 17: A few airports to decode -- name the cities -- FAT, HOT, WOW, EZE, HAM, BUD
    Answer: Fresno, CA; Hot Springs, AR; Willow, AK; Buenos Aires; Hamburg, Germany; Budapest
  • Question for Mar 18: Limited access highways are called Turnpikes or Interstates in the US, and Motorways in the UK. What are they called in France?
    Answer: Autoroutes
  • Question for Mar 19: Which two countries are found on the island of Hispaniola?
    Answer: Dominican Republic and Haiti
  • Question for Mar 20: In which city are the Petronas Towers, at one time the world's tallest bulidngs?
    Answer: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Question for Mar 21: Here are three US craft beers -- name the state of origin.
    Answer: All three are from Oregon
  • Question for Mar 22: Some have 10 or more, but four US states have only THREE distinct Interstate Highways. Name the states.
    Answer: Delaware (95, 295, 495), New Mexico (10, 25, 40), North Dakota (29, 94, 194), Rhode Island (95, 195, 295)
  • Question for Mar 23: Name the single unbroken land mass that was formed by the Earth's continents around 200 million years ago.
    Answer: Pangaea
  • Question for Mar 24: What country provides heat and hot water from geothermal energy for around 90% of all buildings?
    Answer: Iceland
  • Question for Mar 25: What day does the Sun never set at the North Pole? At the South Pole?
    Answer: South Pole, Dec 21-2; North Pole, June 21-
  • Question for Mar 26: Five US state capitals begin with the letter A. Name them.
    Answer: Albany, Annapolis, Atlanta, Augusta, Austin
  • Question for Mar 27: Pago Pago is on what island, in what US territory?
    Answer: Tutuila, in American Samoa
  • Question for Mar 28: Besides California, where can you find the town of San Rafael near the city of San Francisco?
    Answer: Venezuela
  • Question for Mar 29: Name the two land-locked countries of South America.
    Answer: Bolivia and Paraguay
  • Question for Nar 30: When California became a state in 1850, what was the nearest neighboring state?
    Answer: Texas
  • Question for Mar 31: Three island nations -- name their capitals: Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Fiji.
    Answer: Nicosia, Stanley, Suva
  • Question for Apr 1: For each of these Australian states, name the capital -- Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania
    Answer: Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart
  • Question for Apr 2: Three landlocked countries are each completely surrounded by only one country; name them.
    Answer: Lesotho (South Africa); Vatican and San Marino (Italy)
  • Question for Apr 3: Where are the Luxembourg Gardens?
    Answer: Paris
  • Question for Apr 4: What country's citizens are referred to as Kiwis?
    Answer: New Zealand
  • Question for Apr 5: QANTAS is the flag carrier airline for Australia; what does its name mean?
    Answer: Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services
  • Question for Apr 6: Whose statues are at the center of Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square?
    Answer: Eros, and Admiral Horatio Nelson
  • Question for Apr 7: Hollywood ranks third in film production after Bollywood and Nollywood. Where is each located?
    Answer: The US, India, Nigeria
  • Question for Apr 8: What three national capitals have 2-word same-letter names (hint -- AA, PP, SS)
    Answer: Addis Ababa, Phnom Penh, San Salvador
  • Question for Apr 9: Which of the 8 islands of Hawai'i is sometimes referred to as The Target Isle?
    Answer: Kahoolawe, used until 1990 for US Navy target practice
  • Question for Apr 10: Will your spaghetti take longer to cook in New York or Denver?
    Answer: Denver; water boils at a lower temp at higher altitudes
  • Question for Apr 11: A British aristocrat named John Montagu is remembered for what food invention and what island chain's name?
    Answer: He was the 4th Earl of Sandwich, thus the Sandwich and The Sandwich Islands (Hawai'i) were named for him.
  • Question for Apr 12: Which two European countries have the letter Z in the spelling of their names?
    Answer: Czech Republic, Switzerland
  • Question for Apr 13: Name the capitals of these islands -- Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cape Verde
    Answer: Hamilton, Road Town, Praia
  • Question for Apr 14: In Lake Huron, there is an island with a lake; what is that large "lake in a lake" called?
    Answer: Manitou Lake on Manitoulin Island
  • Question for Apr 15: Here are four currencies; name the countries: Byat; Baht; Pula; Kuna
    Answer: Burma; Thailand; Botswana; Croatia
  • Question for Apr 16: Locate the following "Echo" places -- Puka Puka, Sabi Sabi, Wagga Wagga.
    Answer: Cook Islands; Mpumalanga, South Africa; NSW, Australia
  • Question for Apr 17: Which city is furthest north, furthest south? Portland (Oregon), Boston, or Toronto?
    Answer: Portland is 130 miles north of Toronto, which is 70 miles north of Boston.
  • Question for Apr 18: Of each pair, which is larger -- England or Louisiana? France or California?
    Answer: England is a little smaller than Louisiana; France is 50% larger than California
  • Question for Apr 19: Which country's national anthem is reputed to have been composed by Mozart?
    Answer: Austria
  • Question for Apr 20: Rarotonga is in a group of Pacific islands names for which explorer?
    Answer: James Cook (the Cook Islands)
  • Question for Apr 21: Apr 21. Identify the places in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Maine whose names mean "almost an island"
    Answer: All three states have a place called Presque Isle
  • Question for Apr 22: What three countries share the Yucatan Peninsula?
    Answer: Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala
  • Question for Apr 23: Two pairs of countries share a unique feature, in that they only border each other. Name them.
    Answer: The UK and Ireland; Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Question for Apr 24: In the name of the Kyrgyz Republic, the word Kyrgyz is from the Turkic root word meaning 40. Why?
    Answer: Manas, a great warrior, around 200 BCE brought together 40 clans to fight against the Uyghurs.
  • Question for Apr 25: What is the only national capital in the title of a Shakespeare play?
    Answer: Athens (Timon of Athens)
  • Question for Apr 26: New England is the name for a region of the US. It is also a region of which other country?
    Answer: Australia -- in the northern area of New South Wales
  • Question for Apr 27: Apr 27. If you list all the Spanish-speaking countries of the world by number of speakers, which is the first one on the list that is not in the Americas?
    Answer: The Philippines
  • Question for Apr 28: What city in Luxembourg was the place where the agreement was signed making travel across Europe's borders seamless?
    Answer: Schengen
  • Question for Apr 29: What founding member of NATO has no standing army and no navy?
    Answer: Iceland
  • Question for Apr 30: Of the top ten most-visited amusement parks in the world, the top 8 are Disney parks. What are #9 and #10?
    Answer: Universal Studios Japan and Orlando
  • Question for May 1: One of the world's top travel destinations is Milford Sound, in Fiordland; in which country?
    Answer: New Zealand
  • Question for May 2: Over 227,000 people died in the tsunami of Dec 26, 2004. What countries lost the most people?
    Answer: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India
  • Question for May 3: Four cities are known as the "ancient capitals of China". Name them.
    Answer: Beijing, Nanjing, Luoyang, Xian (Changan)
  • Question for May 4: What country has the greatest proportion of Hindus (80%)?
    Answer: Nepal
  • Question for May 5: What is the smallest country on, or associated with, each continent?
    Answer: (NA) St Kitts and Nevis, (SA) Suriname, (E) Vatican City, (AF) Seychelles, (AS) Maldives, (O) Nauru
  • Question for May 6: What is India's smallest and richest state? (hint: it has a strong Portuguese influence)
    Answer: Goa
  • Question for May 7: There are more than 20 sovereign countries named after individuals. What are the two largest?
    Answer: USA (Amerigo Vespucci) and Saudi Arabia (Muhammad bin Saud)
  • Question for May 8: What five countries have the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
    Answer: Italy (49), China (45), Spain (44), France and Germany (38 each).
  • Question for May 9: What Asian nation's elevation causes it to be called the lowest country in the world?
    Answer: Maldives
  • Question for May 10: French highways measure distance from (or to) Paris based on what Parisian landmark?
    Answer: Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Question for May 11: Name the mountains at either end of the Appalachian Trail in the Eastern US.
    Answer: Springer Mountain in Georgia, and Mt Katahdin in Maine
  • Question for May 12: Why is Australia called Australia?
    Answer: On ancient maps, it was called Terra Australis Incognita, "Unknown Land to the South"
  • Question for May 13: What is the only 20th-Century cty to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
    Answer: Brasilia
  • Question for May 14: What Japanese island is home to the indigenous people called the Ainu?
    Answer: Hokkaido
  • Question for May 15: OPEC is a group of 12 oil-exporting states; which two are in the Americas?
    Answer: Ecuador, Venezuela
  • Question for May 16: What is the only American National Park located south of the Equator?
    Answer: The National Park of American Samoa
  • Question for May 17: Of the six most-densely populated cities, 3 are in Europe, 3 in Asia. Name them.
    Answer: Macau, Monaco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Vatican City
  • Question for May 18: What Russian city is surrounded by Lithuania, Poland, and the Baltic, and doesn't touch Russia?
    Answer: Kaliningrad.
  • Question for May 19: The Prime Meridian passes through 8 countries. How many can you name?
    Answer: UK, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana
  • Question for May 20: What is a billabong?
    Answer: An Australian lake formed when a river's path changes and leaves an unattached lake.
  • Question for May 21: In 1990, two pairs of countries united and became two new countries. Name them.
    Answer: East and West Germany became Germany; North and South Yemen becamse Yemen.
  • Question for May 22: Only three U.N. members have names that begin with F. Can you name them?
    Answer: Fiji, Finland, France
  • Question for May 23: For each river, name the capital through which it flows: Tagus, Sava, Vitava
    Answer: Lisbon, Zagreb, Prague
  • Question for May 24: What is the only place under US jurisdiction where cares are driven on the left?
    Answer: The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Question for May 25: In what country is the Caprivi Strip? What is its purpose?
    Answer: In Namibia; it was designed as a route from the west to the Zambezi and the East coast.
  • Question for May 26: Which is the only New York City Borough NOT located on an island?
    Answer: The Bronx
  • Question for May 27: La Paz, Bolivia, is the world's highest capital; which is the lowest.
    Answer: Baku, Azerbaijan, at -28 feet.
  • Question for May 28: What country has the world's oldest still-in-effect constitution, dating from Oct 8, 1600?
    Answer: San Marino
  • Question for May 29: If you climb the Euromast, in the Europort, what city are you in?
    Answer: Rotterdam
  • Question for May 30: Crimea, very much in the news, is only the fourth most-populated republic of Russia. Name any of the first three.
    Answer: Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, and Dagestan
  • Question for May 31: Where is the Strait of Juan de Fuca?
    Answer: Between Washington State and British Columbia
  • Question for June 1: What is the name of the official residence of Canada's Head of State?
    Answer: Buckingham Palace
  • Question for June 2: One one Canadian province is officially bilingual (not Quebec). Which one?
    Answer: New Brunswick
  • Question for June 3: Only one UN member has a name that begins with the letter Y. Which one?
    Answer: Yemen
  • Question for June 4: What three countries are entirely surrounded only by one other country?
    Answer: Vatican, San Marino, Lesotho
  • Question for June 5: Which airports have the codes ANT, BUG, CAT, DOG, FLY?
    Answer: St Anton, Austria; Benguela, Angola; New Bight, Bahamas; Dongola, Sudan; Finley, NSW, Australia
  • Question for June 6: Name 4 countries considered part of Africa that end with the same letter they begin with in their English names.
    Answer: Angola, Algeria, Central African Republic, Seychelles
  • Question for June 7: The 1884 conference that established the zero degree line of longitude through Greenwich was held in what city?
    Answer: Washington, DC
  • Question for June 8: Many rivers flow into Lake Tahoe, but only one river flows out. Name it.
    Answer: The Truckee
  • Question for June 9: What is the body of water that divides Connecticut from Long Island?
    Answer: Long Island Sound
  • Question for June 10: Bilbao, Spain, and Bayonne, France are on what bay?
    Answer: The Bay of Biscay
  • Question for June 11: The U.K. has 10 rivers named River Avon or Avon Water or Afon. What does Avon mean?
    Answer: River
  • Question for June 12: In what US state do Rodgers and Hammerstein say the wind "comes sweepin' down the plan"?
    Answer: Oklahoma
  • Question for June 13: In what US city did singer Tony Bennett leave his heart?
    Answer: San Francisco
  • Question for June 14: Many countries' flags have only red, white, and blue, but only five have only stripes in those colors. Which ones?
    Answer: France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Thailand, Russia
  • Question for June 15: Name the rivers that flow through Boston, Paris, London, Rome.
    Answer: Charles, Seine, Thames, Tiber
  • Question for June 16: What is the tallest volcano in the contiguous 48 U.S. states?
    Answer: Mt Rainier
  • Question for June 17: What U.S. state capitals have the word CITY in their names?
    Answer: Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, Jefferson City, Carson City
  • Question for June 18: Although the Mississippi River is the border for many states, there are two states that lie on both sides of the river. Which two?
    Answer: Louisiana and Minnesota
  • Question for June 19: What island includes part of all of THREE independent nations?
    Answer: Borneo includes all of Brunei, and parts of Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Question for June 20: What do the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn represent?
    Answer: The points that the sun is directly overhead at the Summer and Winter Solstices.
  • Question for June 21: What is the only US state that touches two oceans?
    Answer: Alaska (Pacific and Arctic)
  • Question for June 22: Only two Canadian provinces do NOT border a salt-warer ocean or bay. Which ones?
    Answer: Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Question for June 23: The largest U.S. territory is 3 times larger than the smallest U.S. state. Name both.
    Answer: Puerto Rico is three times larger than Rhode Island
  • Question for June 24: Only two U.S. states END with the letter T; which ones?
    Answer: Connecticut, Vermont
  • Question for June 25: What three sovereign countries have names that begin with the letter J?
    Answer: Jamaica, Japan, Jordan
  • Question for June 26: Romania shares a border with five countries. Name them.
    Answer: Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria
  • Question for June 27: What is the English name for the principality that calls itself Cymru?
    Answer: Wales
  • Question for June 28: June 28. Sailing from the Black Sea to the Aegean, you traverse two straits and a small sea. Name them.
    Answer: Bosphorus, Sea of Marmara, Dardanelles
  • Question for June 29: What two US airports are called Logan International? One has the code BOS, the other BIL.
    Answer: Boston, MA; Billings, MT
  • Question for June 30: What city is in both Asia and Europe because it straddles the Bosphorus.
    Answer: Istanbul
  • Question for July 1: What is the name of the famous floor in Nijo Castle, in Kyoto, that warns of intruders?
    Answer: The Nightingale Floor
  • Question for July 2: Of the five largest deserts in the world, which two are in Africa?
    Answer: Sahara and Kalahari
  • Question for July 3: Of the ten most-visited art museums in the world, only two are in the US. Which ones?
    Answer: #2, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; #8, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
  • Question for July 4: England's River Thames has another name as it flows through Oxford. What is it?
    Answer: It is called the Isis from its source to Dorchester.
  • Question for July 5: Name the two autonomous offshore island groups that Portugal administers in the Atlantic.
    Answer: Madeira and The Azores
  • Question for July 6: What are the world's largest and smallest landlocked countries?
    Answer: Kazakhstan; Vatican City
  • Question for July 7: Which U.S. states come first and last alphabetically?
    Answer: Alabama, Wyoming
  • Question for July 8: Chicago is on which of the five Great Lakes?
    Answer: Lake Michigan
  • Question for July 9: The capital of Seychelles and of British Columbia share what name?
    Answer: Victoria
  • Question for July 10: Which of the Australian states and territories is largest? Smallest?
    Answer: Western Australia; Australian Capital Territory
  • Question for July 11: Where will the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, and the 2016, 2018, and 2020 Olympics, take place?
    Answer: World Cup: Russia, Qatar; Olympics: Brazil, South Korea, Japan
  • Question for July 12: Seven cities have hosted the Olympic Games more than once. Name them.
    Answer: Athens, Paris, London, St Moritz, Los Angeles, Lake Placid, Innsbruck
  • Question for July 13: The oldest standing bridge across the River Seine in Paris opened in 1607; what is its ironic name?
    Answer: Pont Neuf (New Bridge)
  • Question for July 14: What is the location of the statue with a 54-meter wingspan called "The Angel of the North"?
    Answer: Gateshead, near Newcastle, Northeast England
  • Question for July 15: Built for World's Fairs, where are The Atomium, the Space Needle, the Unisphere?
    Answer: Brussels, Seattle, New York City
  • Question for July 16: What are the three most populous countries of Africa?
    Answer: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt
  • Question for July 17: What are the two countries whose names begin with A but do not end in A?
    Answer: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan
  • Question for July 18: The Tropic of Capricorn crosses 4 countries on the African continent. Name them.
    Answer: Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique
  • Question for July 19: What four South American countries does the Tropic of Capricorn cross?
    Answer: Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil.
  • Question for July 20: What continent is closest to the point where zero degrees longitude meets zero degrees latitude?
    Answer: Africa
  • Question for July 21: "Where America's Day Begins" is the slogan for which US territory?
    Answer: Guam
  • Question for July 22: In 1998, the name of Guam's capital was changed from the English Agana back to the original Chamorro name. What is it?
    Answer: Hagåtña
  • Question for July 23: What are the easternmost and westernmost U.S. states to touch the Great Lakes?
    Answer: New York and Minnesota
  • Question for July 24: Of the five highest capital cities in the world, how many can you name?
    Answer: La Paz, Quito, Thimphu, Bogota, and Addis Ababa
  • Question for July 25: East of Venezuela, there are two independent countries and an overseas territory. Name all three.
    Answer: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
  • Question for July 26: What nation, with as many as 18,307 islands, shares LAND borders with three other nations?
    Answer: Indonesia borders Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste
  • Question for July 27: Two places, both called Point Udall, are regarded as the Easternmost and Westernmost points in the US. Where are they?
    Answer: Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Question for July 28: What two US states end in the letter T?
    Answer: Vermont and Connecticut
  • Question for July 29: On which Hawaiian Island did Father Damien build his Hansen's Disease settlement?
    Answer: Molokai
  • Question for July 30: What is the only South Asian country that is crossed by the Equator?
    Answer: Indonesia
  • Question for July 31: Who was the first sitting U.S. President to visit Canada?
    Answer: Warren G Harding spoke to a crowd of 50,000 in Vancouver in July, 1923
  • Question for Aug 1: What microstate is located entirely within the northern part of Italy, 10 KM from the Adriatic Sea?
    Answer: San Marino
  • Question for Aug 2: The world's deepest lake is over 5000 feet deep. What is its name and location?
    Answer: Russia's Lake Baikal, in southern Siberia
  • Question for Aug 3: What three republics along the Baltic Sea became independent with the breakup of the Soviet Union?
    Answer: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Question for Aug 4: Which is the more common name for a populated place in the U.S. -- Fairview or Washington?
    Answer: There are 250 places named Washington, but 288 named Fairview.
  • Question for Aug 5: What do these three countries have in common? Mali, Paraguay, Austria?
    Answer: They are all landlocked
  • Question for Aug 6: Aug 6. What are South Africa's three capitals -- legislative, administrative, judicial
    Answer: Capetown (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative), Bloemfontein (Judicial)
  • Question for Aug 7: Some visitors find it confusing, but the city of Victoria, BC, is on Vancouver Island. Where is Victoria Island?
    Answer: North of mainland Canada, in the Arctic Ocean
  • Question for Aug 8: Nunavut: what is it, where is it, and what's its capital?
    Answer: Largest and newest territory of Canada; East of the Northwest Territories; capital Iqaluit
  • Question for Aug 9: Five republics between the Caspian Sea and China became independent with the breakup of the USSR. Name them.
    Answer: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  • Question for Aug 10: What are two nations, in the Leeward Islands and in the Lesser Antilles, with the AND in their names?
    Answer: Antigua AND Barbuda, Saint Kitts AND Nevis
  • Question for What is a former Yugoslav republic, now independent, with AND in its name?
    Answer: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Question for Aug 12: Final "AND" Country -- Central Africa, on the Atlantic?
    Answer: Sao Tome and Principe
  • Question for Aug 13: Aug 13. What European country is called Republika e Shqiperise in its own language
    Answer: Albania
  • Question for Aug 14: What Asian country is called Druk Yul in its own language?
    Answer: Bhutan
  • Question for Aug 15: What European country is called HRVATSKA in its own language?
    Answer: Croatia
  • Question for Aug 16: Name Canada's longest river.
    Answer: The Mackenzie, 4211 miles
  • Question for Aug Aug 17: Name Canada's four Atlantic Provinces.
    Answer: Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
  • Question for Aug 18: What country borders both Malaysia and Papua New Guinea?
    Answer: Indonesia
  • Question for Aug 19: The last non-independent African territory is jointly administered by Morocco and Mauritania. Name it.
    Answer: Western Sahara
  • Question for Aug 20: The highest point in the Sarara Desert is 11,204 foot Emi Koussi. In what country?
    Answer: Chad
  • Question for Aug 21: Northern and Southern Greece are not-quite-separated by what bodies of water?
    Answer: The Gulf of Corinth and the Corinth Canal.
  • Question for Aug 22: What three countries (all Kingdoms) make up Scandinavia?
    Answer: Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
  • Question for Aug 23: Where are Washington University and University of Washington located?
    Answer: St Louis and Seattle.
  • Question for Aug 24: Italy's northern border touches four countries. Name them.
    Answer: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia
  • Question for Aug 25: Four of the five Great Lakes straddle the US/Canada border over about 800 miles. Name the Canadian provinces they touch.
    Answer: Only Ontario
  • Question for Aug 26: Of the ten countries with the largest areas, name the 4 that have names beginning with a vowel.
    Answer: United States, Australia, India, Argentina
  • Question for Aug 27: The three largest cities of one US state all begin with the letter C; name the state and the cities.
    Answer: Ohio; Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati
  • Question for Aug 28: Where will you find the city named Edinburgh of the Seven Seas?
    Answer: St Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic
  • Question for Aug 29: What country's longest river is the Darling River?
    Answer: Australia
  • Question for Aug 30: What city was founded in 1457, and at the time was called Edo?
    Answer: Tokyo
  • Question for Aug 31: In New York City, there are three avenues between Fifth and Third. Name them.
    Answer: Madison, Park, Lexington
  • Question for Sep 1: Of the two longest rivers in Europe, one is in Russia, one is not. Name them.
    Answer: Volga, Danube
  • Question for Sep 2: Four US states call themselves Commonwealths. Which ones?
    Answer: Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia.
  • Question for Sep 3: What mountain range forms the border between France and Spain?
    Answer: The Pyrenees
  • Question for Sep 4: Vermont's lowest point is on the shore of its biggest lake. Name the lake.
    Answer: Lake Champlain
  • Question for Sep 5: The Khongor "Singing Sand Dunes" are a popular tourist destination in what desert?
    Answer: The Khongor Sand Dunes are in the Gobi Desert
  • Question for Sep 6: Which is the largest of the US New England states? How much larger is it than the others?
    Answer: Maine, at 35,379 sq miles, is the size of the other 5 states together.
  • Question for Sep 7: Name the four Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas that begin with the letter C.
    Answer: Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica
  • Question for Sep 8: On what body of water will you find Helsinki, Tallinn, and St Petersburg?
    Answer: The Gulf of Finland
  • Question for Sep 9: What are the names of the two most populous islands of Indonesia?
    Answer: Java, Sumatra
  • Question for Sep 10: Alaska is how much bigger than Texas? Than California?
    Answer: Alaska is 2.5 times bigger than TX, and 4.1 times larger than California
  • Question for Sep 11: What is the highest US point EAST of the Mississippi?
    Answer: Mt Mitchell, in North Carolina
  • Question for Sep 12: Only two countries that start with the letter A do not end in A. Name them.
    Answer: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan
  • Question for Sep 13: The Canary Islands are named after what kind of animals?
    Answer: Dogs
  • Question for Sep 14: What is the world's southernmost national capital?
    Answer: Wellington, NZ
  • Question for Sep 15: Of the seven largest countries by area, how many can you name?
    Answer: Russia, Canada, China, US, Brazil, Australia, India
  • Question for Sep 16: What US states contain the letter X?
    Answer: Texas, New Mexico
  • Question for Sep 17: What walled city was called, by Charles Dickens, "The Gibraltar of North America"?
    Answer: Quebec City
  • Question for Sep 18: The Ohio River begins at the confluence of two other rivers. Name the rivers and the city where this happens.
    Answer: The Allegheny and Monongahela meet at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio
  • Question for Sep 19: Which of the contiguous 48 US states extends furthest north?
    Answer: The "Northwest Angle" of Minnesota is the only place outside Alaska where the US goes north of 49 degrees
  • Question for Sep 20: What is the longest river of Asian Rissia?
    Answer: The Ob River, 2300 miles long
  • Question for Sep 21: Name 7 countries whose names begin with M that are considered part of Africa (two are islands).
    Answer: Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique
  • Question for Sep 22: Name the three Canadian provinces (not counting the territories) that have no land border with the US.
    Answer: Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
  • Question for Sep 23: What is the largest city in the largest US state?
    Answer: Anchorage (300,000 people), in Alaska (730,000 people)
  • Question for Sep 24: Why did European explorers name the tip of South America "Tierra Del Fuego"?
    Answer: They spotted distant shoreline campfires that the Yahgan people tended
  • Question for Sep 25: The English call it The English Channel. What do the French and Spanish call it?
    Answer: French: La Manche, the sleeve; Spanish: el canal de la mancha
  • Question for Sep 26: The Japanese call it The Sea of Japan; what do the Koreans call it?
    Answer: Tong Hae, the Eastern Sea
  • Question for Sep 27: In what city can you walk across a bridge to travel between Asia and Europe?
    Answer: Istanbul
  • Question for Sep 28: Alaska is larger by far than any other US state. What are the three next largest?
    Answer: Texas, California, Montant
  • Question for Sep 29: What tiny country in the Pacific (8 Square Miles) has a very large per-capita income because of mining of phosphates from bird droppings?
    Answer: Nauru
  • Question for Sep 30: Its old name was Abyssinia. What did it change its name to in 1963?
    Answer: Ethiopia
  • Question for Oct 1: Which nation has the only national flag that is not rectangular/rectilinear in shapr?
    Answer: Nepal
  • Question for Oct 2: Mt Kosciusko, named fo a Polish general who helped America in its war of independence, is the tallest mountain on which continent?
    Answer: Australia
  • Question for Oct 3: What mountain, at 23,000 feet, is the highest in the Western Hemisphere?
    Answer: Mt Aconcagua, in Argentina.
  • Question for Oct 4: Which three US capital cities lie at the highest elevations above sea level?
    Answer: Santa Fe, NM, 7000 feet; Denver, 5282; Salt Lake City, 4221.
  • Question for Oct 5: Five US States end with the letters IA. Name them.
    Answer: California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Question for Oct 6: The city of Budapest, Hungary was formed in 1873 from two neighbouring cities. What were their names?
    Answer: Buda and Pest
  • Question for Oct 7: Where are the following "double-name" places? Walla Walla? Bora Bora? Pago Pago?
    Answer: Washington State; French Polynesia; American Samoa
  • Question for Oct 8: What is the world's highest navigable lake, and in what country is it located?
    Answer: Lake Titicaca, in Bolivia
  • Question for Oct 9: The UK calls them the Falkland Islands, capital Stanley; Argentina also claims the islands. What is the Spanish name for the archipelago and its capital?
    Answer: Islas Malvinas, Puerto Argentino
  • Question for Oct 10: The island of Manhattan is surrounded by which three rivers?
    Answer: Harlem, East, Hudson
  • Question for Oct 11: What are the two landlocked countries of South America?
    Answer: Paraguay, Bolivia
  • Question for Oct 12: What is the name of the capital of Slovakia?
    Answer: Bratislava
  • Question for Oct 13: Which mountain range extends about 1400 KM along the length of Italy?
    Answer: The Apennines
  • Question for Oct 14: Which is the only one of the 5 NY City boroughs that is NOT on an island?
    Answer: The Bronx
  • Question for Oct 15: What four cities' metropolitan areas have the largest populations?
    Answer: Tokyo (37 million), Delhi (27 million), Seoul (26 million), Shanghai (25 million)
  • Question for Oct 16: Name the countries for these capitals: Port Louis, Port Moresby, Port Vila
    Answer: Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu
  • Question for Oct 17: Hadrian's Wall in northern England -- what is it? Where? Who built it?
    Answer: A 117-mile wall constructed in 118 CE to mark the northern boundary of the Roman Empire.
  • Question for Oct 18: Name the eight U.S. states that begin with the letter M.
    Answer: Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana
  • Question for Oct 19: Two Georgias -- the US State and the Republic, east of the Black Sea. Name their capitals.
    Answer: Atlanta, Georgia; Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
  • Question for Oct 20: A huge sandstone rock found in central Australia has an English name and an aboriginal name. What are the two names?
    Answer: Uluru or Ayers Rock
  • Question for Oct 21: Eight U.S. states have capitals that are TWO WORDS. Name them.
    Answer: Baton Rouge (LA), Carson City (NV), Des Moines (IA), Jefferson City (MO), Little Rock (AR), Oklahoma City (OK), Santa Fe (NM), St Paul (MN).
  • Question for Oct 22: Following up on yesterday's question -- one U.S. state has a THREE_WORD capital. Name it.
    Answer: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Question for Oct 23: What four countries border Italy?
    Answer: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia
  • Question for Oct 24. Which of the Canadian provinces touch any of the Great Lakes?
    Answer: Only one -- Ontario
  • Question for Oct 25: What city is located where the Swiss, German, and French borders all meet?
    Answer: Basel
  • Question for Oct 26: What is the name of the airport in Basel, where Switzerland, Germany, and France meet?
    Answer: EuroAirport – Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
  • Question for Oct 27: . Called France’s oldest city, it was founded in the 6th century BCE by the Greeks. What is its name today?
    Answer: Marseille
  • Question for Oct 28: What is Rotorua, on New Zealand's North Island, also sometimes called "Sulphur City"?
    Answer: Geysers, thermal springs, and mud pools all scent the air with sulphur.
  • Question for Oct 29: Halloween Question 1 -- Where would you find the Medieval Torture Museum with its many terrible machines?
    Answer: The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments is in Amsterdam.
  • Question for Oct 30: In what city will you find a church that has the bones of 3700+ bodies nailed to the walls?
    Answer: In Rome
  • Question for Oct 31: The Church of St Francis, in Evora, Portugal, is noted for what feature of its chapel?
    Answer: The chapel is decorated with the remains of 5000 people
  • Question for Nov 1: What is the name of the saltwater "Enchanted River" in Mindanao that appears to flow from nowhere?
    Answer: Hunatuan River
  • Question for Nov 2: Where in North America is the Euro the currency?
    Answer: St Pierre et Miquelon
  • Question for Nov 3: What three countries occupy parts of the Yucatan Peninsula?
    Answer: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala
  • Question for Nov 4: What country has the highest percentage of practicing Hindus? (Hint: Not India)
    Answer: Nepal (about 82%)
  • Question for Nov 5: What country in Europe has the most land borders with other countries? (Not counting Russia).
    Answer:Germany: Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
  • Question for Nov 6: What is the only national capital in the title of a play by Shakespeare?
    Answer: Athens (Timon of Athens)
  • Question for Nov 7: . Of the 25 countries with the most Spanish speakers, which is the only one not in the Western Hemisphere?
    Answer: The Philippines
  • Question for Nov 8: Five capitals beginning with L – name their countries: Libreville, Lilongwe, Ljubljana, Lome, Lusaka.
    Answer: Gabon, Malawi, Slovenia, Togo, Zambia
  • Question for Nov 9: Most of Reykjavik, Iceland, is heated by an abundant supply of what?
    Answer: Hot Springs
  • Question for Nov 10: What percentage of US citizens live in the Eastern Time Zone?
    Answer: Nearly 50%
  • Question for Nov 11: What motto do prison inmates stamp onto license plates they produce in New Hampshire?
    Answer: Live Free or Die
  • Question for Nov 12: What are the five most populous cities of Great Britain?
    Answer: London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield
  • Question for Nov 13: The Equator crosses the territories of 13 countries. How many can you name?
    Answer: Sao Tome and Principe; Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil
  • Question for Nov 14: In what modern country will you find the historical region called Transylvania?
    Answer: Romania
  • Question for Nov 15: Which 2 cities, 5,772 miles apart, are found at either end of the Trans-Siberian Railway?
    Answer: Moscow and Vladivostok
  • Question for Nov 16: 8 countries use the Rupee (or Rupiah) as their currency; name them.
    Answer: India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka
  • Question for Nov 17: Name the five national capitals that are highest in altitude.
    Answer: La Paz, Bolivia (11,942 feet); Quito, Ecuador (9350); Sucre, Bolivia (9022); Thimphu, Bhutan (8688); Bogota, Colombia (8612); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (7726)
  • 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: Which two world capitals are named after American presidents?
    Answer: Monrovia, Liberia, and Washington, DC
  • Question for Nov 21: On 26 October, 2014, Russia made two major time-related decisions. What did they change?
    Answer: No more Daylight Savings Time, and the addition of two new time zones, bringing the total up to 11, from GMT +2 to GMT +12
  • Question for Nov 22: What is the world's tallest mountain when measured from it 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 23: Name the highest peak in Canada.
    Answer: Mt Logan, in the Yukon, 5,959 m, (12,551 ft.)
  • Question for Nov 24: Seven US states have areas known as panhandles. Name those states.
    Answer: Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, W. Virginia, Idaho, Alaska, Maryland
  • Question for Nov 25: What is the only country with coasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?
    Answer: South Africa
  • Question for Nov 26: What three Canadian cities have hosted the Olympics?
    Answer: Montreal (Summer, 1976) Calgary (Winter, 1988) and Vancouver (Winter, 2010)
  • Question for Nov 27: What is the largest lake entirely in Canada?
    Answer: Great Bear Lake
  • Question for Nov 28: The Davis Strait separates Greenland from what Canadian Island?
    Answer: Baffin Island
  • Question for Nov 29: Canada is a federation of 3 Territories and how many provinces?
    Answer: Ten Provinces: AB, BC, MB, NB. NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK. Territories: NT, NU, YT (or YK)
  • Question for Nov 30: Where would you find the Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Maud mountain rangess?
    Answer: Antarctica
  • Question for Dec 1: What are the longest rivers of England? Scotland? Wales? Northern Ireland? Great Britain?
    Answer: Thames, Tay, Severn, Bann, Severn
  • Question for Dec 2: What is the longest river in the Republic of Ireland?
    Answer: The River Shannon
  • Question for Dec 3: Four different countries' highest mountains -- name the country: Mont Blanc, Zugspitze, Grossglockner, Mt Pico
    Answer: France, Germany, Austria, Portugal
  • Question for Dec 4: The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station keeps its clocks on what time zone?
    Answer: New Zealand Standard Time
  • Question for Dec 5: Name and locate the world's largest man-made reservoir that is used purely for water supply.
    Answer: Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts
  • Question for Dec 6: What five US states are part of the "Ring of Fire"?
    Answer: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawai'i
  • Question for Dec 7: How many territories are under US jurisdiction?
    Answer: According to Wikipedia, there are fifteen, five of which are inhabited.
  • Question for Dec 8: The US border with Mexico touches which four US States?
    Answer: California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
  • Question for Dec 9: The US border with Mexico touches which 6 Mexican states?
    Answer: Baja California Norte, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Neuvo Leon, and Tamaulipas.
  • Question for Dec 10: Which country contains nearly half the world's lakes?
    Answer: Canada, with 30,000 lakes
  • Question for Dec 11: The Danube flows through which four European capitals?
    Answer: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade
  • Question for Dec 12: For each airline, name the country: Air Astana, Adria, Ari, Druk Air, Lacsa
    Answer: Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Sierra Leone, Bhutan, Costa Rica
  • Question for Dec 13: For each airline, name the country: STP, JAT, TAP, KLM, TAME
    Answer: Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Portugal, Netherlands, Ecuador
  • Question for Dec 14: There are 7 permanently inhabited UK Channel Islands. Name them.
    Answer: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, and Brecqhou
  • Question for Dec 15: Dec 15: Three chartered cities in the UK have a population less than 10,000. Which ones?
    Answer: St David’s, Wales, 1,797; St Asaph, Wales, 3,491; City of London, England, 7,185.
  • Question for Dec 16: For each airport (and code), name the country: Useless Loop (USL), Pickle Lake (YPL), Ogle (OGL), Eek (EEK)
    Answer: Australia (WA); Canada (ON); Guyana; USA (AK)
  • Question for Dec 17: Where is Hadrian's wall? What is it? Where is it?
    Answer: It's a 2000 year old protective wall built across northern England
  • Question for Dec 18: For which sovereign country is each of these an official national language? Balanta, Bassari, Bedik, Fula, Hassaniya, Jola, Noon, Wolof?
    Answer: All are official national languages of Senegal
  • Question for Dec 19: Who was the Prince Edward after whom Prince Edward Island is named?
    Answer: Edward, Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria
  • Question for Dec 20: Five US state capitals start with "A". Name them.
    Answer: Augusta (ME), Atlanta (GA), Albany (NY), Annapolis (MD), Austin (TX).
  • Question for Dec 21: Dec 21: The British monarch broadcasts a speech on Christmas day. Who wrote the first one, given by George V in 1932?
    Answer: Rudyard Kipling
  • Question for Dec 22: Who brought the Poinsettia to the US? From where? What else did is he known for?
    Answer: Diplomat Joel Poinsett brought the plant to the US from Mexico, and he also played a role in the founding of the Smithsonian.
  • Question for Dec 23: Christmas in Iceland has a tradition of "Yule Lads". What are they?
    Answer: 13 gift-giving goblins, each with a particular trick and gift
  • Question for Dec 24: At the end of "A Christmas Carol", after Scrooge has reformed his life, he invites Bob Cratchit to join him in some "smoking bishop". What is it?
    Answer: A hot, spiced wine made from port, lemons, spices.
  • Question for Dec 25: In Victorian England, how were turkeys brought to market for Christmas meals?
    Answer: They were walked to market, supplied with little boots made of sacking.
  • Question for De 26: When was Handel's "The Messiah" first performed? Where?
    Answer: In 1742, in Dublin
  • Question for Dec 27: What are the Nepali and Tibetan names for Mt Everest?
    Answer: Sagarmatha in Nepali, or Chomolungma in Tibetan
  • Question for Dec 28: How fast would you have to fly to stay over the same point on the Earth? (I.E., how fast does the Earth rotate?)
    Answer: 1038.73 MPH at the Equator; slower at higher latitudes
  • Question for Dec 29: With 24 hours in a day, there should be 24 time zones; but countries may vary this by 15 or 30 minutes. So how many time zones are there?
    Answer: 41! This Wikipedia page explains it all
  • Question for Dec 30: Some people in Italy, Bolivia, and Mexico observe an unusual underwear custom for New Years. What is it?
    Answer: Wearing red underwear for luck, or yellow for money in the new year.
  • Question for Dec 31: Why was the month of January named after the Roman god Janus?
    Answer: He has two faces. One face looks backwards, while the other looks towards the future.
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