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Daily Trivia Archive 2015

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

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  • Question for Jan 1: What is the length of the Equator?
    Answer: About 25000 miles. The exact length is 24,901.55 miles.
  • Question for Jan 2: What is the latitude of the Equator?
    Answer: The Equator is where latitude begins; its latitude is ZERO
  • Question for Jan 3: In what direction does the Earth rotate?
    Answer: The Earth rotates towards the East
  • Question for Jan 4: What are the five most-populated countries?
    Answer: China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil
  • Question for Jan 5: What is the highest mountain in Australia?
    Answer: Mt Kosciusko, 7,310 feet
  • Question for Jan 6: Many great rivers begin in the Himalayas. Name seven of them.
    Answer: Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Irawaddy, Mekong, Huang Ho (Yellow R), Chang Ho (Yangtze R).
  • Question for Jan 7: Which mountain range separates Spain from France?
    Answer: The Pyrenees
  • Question for Jan 8: Name the 5 African countries that touch the Mediterranean
    Answer: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
  • Question for Jan 9: Australia has 7 states plus the capital; name them all
    Answer: Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
  • Question for Jan 10: How many times has Brazil been World Cup Soccer champions?
    Answer: Five times. 1958, 62, 70, 94, and 2002
  • Question for Jan 11: Of the 10 highest mountains in the US, how many are in Alaska?
    Answer: All of them!
  • Question for Jan 12: In English, it's the English Channel. What is it in French? In Japanese?
    Answer: French: La Manche (the sleeve); Japanese: Eifutsu Kaikyo (the England-France Channel)
  • Question for Jan 13: In English, they are the Falkland Islands. What are they called in Argentina?
    Answer: Islas Malvinas
  • Question for Jan 14: From which Canadian province can you get to the US by going North, South, East, or West?
    Answer: Ontario
  • Question for Jan 15: Manland US and Mainland China are about the same size East to West. The US has four time zones. How many does China have?
    Answer: China has one time zone, 8 hours ahead of Greenwich.
  • Question for Jan 16: In 2010, Russia eliminated 2 time zones; this year, they added 2 back again. How many time zones in the whole country?
    Answer: Russia has 11 time zones
  • Question for Jan 17: Name all the countries in the world larger than Canada.
    Answer: Russia
  • Question for Jan 18: Name the 4 US states whose boundaries are only straight lines
    Answer: Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico
  • Question for Jan 19: Name the sea between Greece and Turkey. Greece and Italy.
    Answer: Aegean Sea; Adriatic Sea
  • Question for Jan 20: Portuguese is an official language in 10 countries. Name them.
    Answer: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Macao, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste
  • Question for Jan 21: What is the largest island in the Caribbean by area?
    Answer: Cuba
  • Question for Jan 22: Many airports now have a sign with an arrow and the world QIBLA. Explain.
    Answer: It is the direction to Mecca, which an observant Muslim must face at prayer.
  • Question for Jan 23: Name the five boroughs of New York City.
    Answer: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Staten Island
  • Question for Jan 24: Count Dracula came from Transylvania. Where is that?
    Answer: Central Romania
  • Question for Jan 25: Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same at only one specific point. What temperature is the same in both scales?
    Answer: -40 degrees
  • Question for Jan 26: What two mountain ranges help to define the border between Europe and Asia?
    Answer: The Urals and the Caucasus
  • Question for Jan 27: Not counting English, the top 5 languages of India include Hindi and Bengali and what three others?
    Answer: Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil
  • Question for Jan 28: How many hectares in a square kilometer? How many liters in a US Gallon?
    Answer: 100 hectares; 3.8 liters
  • Question for Jan 29: How many acres are there in one hectare?
    Answer: 2.47 acres = one hectare
  • Question for Jan 30: What do these seas have in common: Aral, Dead, Salton, Caspian?
    Answer: They are all landlocked
  • Question for Jan 31: Nine countries border the Baltic Sea; name them.
    Answer: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany, Denmark
  • Question for Feb 1: Which US states border British Columbia?
    Answer: Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska
  • Question for Feb 2: China's people represent what percentage of the world's population?
    Answer: About 20% -- 1.3 billion in China, 7.2 billion in the world
  • Question for Feb 3: The Ohio River starts at what city, and flows into what river?
    Answer: Pittsburgh; The Mississippi River
  • Question for Feb 4: 10 Percent of the UK population lives in other countries. What are the top three?
    Answer: Spain, Australia, USA
  • Question for Feb 5: Russia has land borders with which Scandinavian countries?
    Answer: Norway, Finland
  • Question for Feb 6: Brazil has 2 cities each with about 2 million people along the Amazon. Name them.
    Answer: Belem and Manaus
  • Question for Feb 7: One US state and one European country are called "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Which ones?
    Answer: Minnesota; Finland
  • Question for Feb 8: Edinburgh is in Scotland; where is the town called Edinburgh of the Seven Seas?
    Answer: On the ISland of Tristan da Cunha, in the South Atlantic
  • Question for Feb 9: In what countries will you find Port Louis, Port Moresby, Port Vila, and Porto-Novo?
    Answer: Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Benin
  • Question for Feb 10: Where are Baden-Baden, Wagga Wagga, Walla Walla, Pago Pago, and Bora Bora?
    Answer: Germany, Australia, Washington State, American Samoa, French Polynesia
  • Question for Feb 11: The US state with the largest area is Alaska; name the next three.
    Answer: Texas, California, Montana
  • Question for Feb 12: The Great Lakes touch seven US states; how many Canadian provinces border them?
    Answer: Only one -- Ontario
  • Question for Feb 13: Which US cities are the first and last state capitals, alphabetically?
    Answer: Albany, NY, and Trenton, NJ
  • Question for Feb 14: What is the only South American country whose official language is English?
    Answer: Guyana
  • Question for Feb 15: What is the only South American country whose official language is English?
    Answer: Guyana
  • Question for Feb 16: What are the capital city and official language of Andorra?
    Answer: Andorra La Vella; Catalan
  • Question for Feb 17: Name 3 provinces (not territories) of Canada that have no land border with the US.
    Answer: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
  • Question for Feb 18: What 4 countries have joined the UN since 2002?
    Answer: Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Montenegro, South Sudan
  • Question for Feb 19: Where does a Mancunian live?
    Answer: In the UK city of Manchester
  • Question for Feb 20: Of countries beginning with T, Tanzania, Thailand, and Turkey are the most populous. Put them in order of population
    Answer: Turkey (78 million), Thailand (65 million), Tanzania (47 million)
  • Question for Feb 21: Alaska's most populous city has TEN times the people of the next most populous one. Name them both.
    Answer: Fairbanks (31,000), Anchorage (292,000)
  • Question for Feb 22: What four countries border Italy on the North?
    Answer: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia
  • Question for Feb 23: Kalaallit Nunaat is an autonomous part of the Kingdom of Denmark. What is it better known as?
    Answer: Greenland
  • Question for Feb 24: Four countries begin with the letter D. Name them.
    Answer: Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic
  • Question for Feb 25: Which US state's highest point is Britton Hill, only 345 feet above Sea Level?
    Answer: Florida
  • Question for Feb 26: Only two US state capitals contain the entire name of the state; which ones?
    Answer: Oklahoma City; Indianapolis
  • Question for Feb 27: Of what island group is Torshavn the capital?
    Answer: Faeroe Islands
  • Question for Feb 28: Only two European capitals are located on the Atlantic Ocean. Which ones?
    Answer: Portugal, Iceland
  • Question for Mar 1: What US city lies on the shore of Lake St Clair?
    Answer: Detroit
  • Question for Mar 2: The most purchased frocery item in Canada was also served by Thomas Jefferson at a state dinner in 1802. What is it?
    Answer: Macaroni and Cheese
  • Question for Mar 3: The Mall of America in Minnesota is owned by The Triple Five Group, which is based where?
    Answer: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Question for Mar 4: What is the body of water between Eritrea and Saudi Arabia?
    Answer: The Red Sea
  • Question for Mar 5: In what island chain are the islands of Matecumbe and Islamorada?
    Answer: The Florida Keys
  • Question for Mar 6: What is Florida's most populous city?
    Answer: Jacksonville City (Mimi, Tampa-St Pete, Orlando *area* populations are larger)
  • Question for Mar 7: What are the capitals of Zambia and Zimbabwe?
    Answer: Lusaka and Harare
  • Question for Mar 8: What states touch Kansas, Rhode Island and Montana on the west?
    Answer: Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho
  • Question for Mar 9: What is the modern name of the city that was named Edo when it was founded in 1457?
    Answer: Tokyo
  • Question for Mar 10: What modern city was founded as Byzantium in 323?
    Answer: Istanbul
  • Question for Mar 11: What modern city was founded as Tenochtitlan in 1325?
    Answer: Mexico City
  • Question for Mar 12: What 5 US cities have the highest population, according to the US Census Bureau?
    Answer: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia
  • Question for Mar 13: Name the five US state capitals that begin with A.
    Answer: Albany, Annapolis, Atlanta, Augusta, Austin
  • Question for Mar 14: The tallest dam in the world is the Jinping #1 dam in China. What river does it dam?
    Answer: Yalong River, in Sichuan Province, a tributary of the Yangtze.
  • Question for Mar 15: What are the three smallest full member nations in the UN?
    Answer: Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu (The Holy See is smaller, but has observer status).
  • Question for Mar 16: What two countries lie on the island of Hispaniola?
    Answer: Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Question for Mar 17: What 6 European sovereign countries have the word LAND in their names?
    Answer: Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
  • Question for Mar 18: What US state capital has the lowest population?
    Answer: Montpelier, Vermont (fewer than 8000)
  • Question for Mar 19: The Hindu Kush is an 800 KM (500 mile) mountain range between what two countries?
    Answer: Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Question for Mar 20: Name the 6 countries that border Libya.
    Answer: Egypt, Sudan , Chad, Niger, Algeria, Tunisia
  • Question for Mar 21: What is the capital city of the island of Bali?
    Answer: Denpasar
  • Question for Mar 22: Which is colder, the South Pole or the North Pole?
    Answer: The South Pole (Winter avg -76F) is colder than the North Pole (avg -40F)
  • Question for Mar 23: Land takes up 1/4 of the surface of the Earth; what fraction of that land is desert?
    Answer: About 1/3
  • Question for Mar 24: By land area, how much larger is the US than Australia? By Population?
    Answer: The area of the US is 30% larger than Australia (3.8 vs 2.97 million sq miles), the population 13 times larger (319 vs 23 million).
  • Question for Mar 25: What is the capital of Maryland?
    Answer: Annapolis
  • Question for Mar 26: A Magyar is a person of which country? An Ivorian? A Mosotho?
    Answer: Hungary, Cote d'Ivoire, Lesotho
  • Question for Mar 27: Of which countries are these cities the capitals …Yerevan? Luanda? Doha? Podgorica?
    Answer: Armenia, Angola, Qatar, Montenegro
  • Question for Mar 28: The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago off what part of England?
    Answer: Cornwall
  • Question for Mar 29: The East coast of Nicaragua is also called by what name?
    Answer: The Mosquito Coast
  • Question for Mar 30: What island nation has two official languages, Sinhalese and Tamil?
    Answer: Sri Lanka
  • Question for Mar 31: Which 4 US capitals are named after US presidents?
    Answer: Jefferson City (MO), Lincoln (NE), Madison (WI), Jackson (MS)
  • Question for Apr 1: Through which six countries does the Mekong River flow?
    Answer: China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
  • Question for Apr 2: What 4 US states call themselves Commonwealths?
    Answer: Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia
  • Question for Apr 3: The most recent California volcano eruption was in 1915; which mountain?
    Answer: Mount Lassen
  • Question for Apr 4: What are the two most populous islands of Indonesia?
    Answer: Sumatra and Java
  • Question for Apr 5: Amharic is the official language of what country?
    Answer: Ethiopia
  • Question for Apr 6: In what two countries are Berber and Arabic official languages?
    Answer: Algeria and Morocco
  • Question for Apr 7: Fiji has three official languages -- Fijian, English, and what other one?
    Answer: Hindi
  • Question for Apr 8: In what 2 countries is Guarani an official language?
    Answer: Paraguay, Bolivia
  • Question for Apr 9: Iqaluit is the capital of which Canadian territory?
    Answer: Nunavut
  • Question for Apr 10: What is the city where Germany, France, and Sqitzerland meet, that has an airport called EuroAirport?
    Answer: Basel
  • Question for Apr 11: Who were the tallest and shrotest US presidents?
    Answer: Lincoln, (6'4", 1.93m); Madison (5'4", 1.63m)
  • Question for April 12: What US states are most densely populated, and least?
    Answer: New Jersey (1210 per sq mi), Alaska (1.3 per sq mi).
  • Question for Apr 13: On the 2014 UN Human Development Index. what country was highest? Lowest?
    Answer: Norway (#1); Niger (#187)
  • Question for Apr 14: Dog fanciers -- where are the historical regions of Pomerania and Dalmatia?
    Answer: Poland; Croatia
  • Question for Apr 15: Name Canada's three territories.
    Answer: Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon
  • Question for Apr 16: What five countries border France?
    Answer: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium
  • Question for Apr 17: Which Italian airports are named after da Vinci, Columbus, Galileo, Verdi, Marconi?
    Answer: Rome, Genoa, Pisa, Parma, Bologna
  • Question for Apr 18: What UN member states are first and last, alphabetically?
    Answer: Afghanistan, Zimbabwe
  • Question for Apr 19: What US state capital has the largest municipal population? The Smallest?
    Answer: Phoenix, AZ (1.44 million); Montpelier, VT (7,655)
  • Question for Apr 20: The name of the Johannesburg township called Soweto was derived from what three words?
    Answer: South West Township
  • Question for Apr 21: One Australian state is an island; what is its name and capital?
    Answer: Tasmania; Hobart
  • Question for Apr 22: Six national capitals begin with the letters BE; which ones?
    Answer: Beijing, Beirut, Belgrade, Belmopan, Berlin, Bern
  • Question for Apr 23: Which six US states have a region known as a panhandle?
    Answer: Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, Arkansas, Maryland
  • Question for Apr 24: Engineers are designing a roughly 10-mile connector between what TWO countries on TWO continents?
    Answer: A bridge or tunnel between Europe (Spain) and Africa (Morocco)
  • Question for Apr 25: Dull, a village in the county of Perth and Kinross, Scotland, is twinned with what town in Oregon?
    Answer: Boring, Oregon
  • Question for Apr 26: Of the 25 highest peaks in the world, how many are in the Himalayas?
    Answer: 19
  • Question for Apr 27: Half the land area of Earth is taken by just 7 countries. Which one?
    Answer: Russia, Canada, US, China, Australia, Brazil, Argentina
  • Question for Apr 28: Explain why Lebanon’s languages and climate make it unique in the Arab world.
    Answer: It has no desert; you can ski in the mountains east of Beirut; official languages are Arabic and French
  • Question for Apr 29: Name three landlocked countries each entirely surrounded by a single country.
    Answer: Lesotho, Holy See (Vatican), San Marino
  • Question for Apr 30: Only one US state extends into the Eastern Hemisphere. Which one?
    Answer: Alaska
  • Question for May 1: The UK with 64 million people is closer in size to which US state -- Texas, Calif, Michigan, Georgia?
    Answer: Michigan (250,000 km sq to the UK's 243,000)
  • Question for May 2: The Canadian dollar has a picture of a Loon on it, and is called a Loonie. What is the $2 coin called?
    Answer: The Toonie
  • Question for May 3: Budapest and Belgrade are ports on what river?
    Answer: The Danube
  • Question for May 4: Which American city was laid out around 1800 by French-born Pierre Charles L’Enfant?
    Answer: Washington, DC
  • Question for May 5: Which US state is known as The First State?
    Answer: Delaware
  • Question for May 6: Which two South American countries do not border Brazil?
    Answer: Chile and Ecuador
  • Question for May 7: Which US state is known as The Prairie State?
    Answer: Illinois
  • Question for May 8: What are the capitals of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia?
    Answer: Sarajevo, Zagreb, Belgrade
  • Question for May 9: Which US state is known as the Pelican State?
    Answer: Louisiana
  • Question for May 10: What are the 5 most common town names in the US?
    Answer: Fairview is the most popular name for any place, but the top cities are Springfield (41), Clinton (26), Madison (25), Franklin (24), Washington (24).
  • Question for May 11: What US capital is named after a man whose writings are in the Christian Bible?
    Answer: St Paul, Minnesota
  • Question for May 12: What is the tiny Pacific nation that is very wealthy because of bird droppings?
    Answer: Nauru ships phosphates all over the world which they mine from generations of bird droppings.
  • Question for May 13: What are the five most common names for populated places in Canada?
    Answer: Mount Pleasant (16), Centreville (15), Lakeview (15), Pleasant Valley (14), Fairview (13)
  • Question for May 14: The five busiest air routes in 2014 were each domestic routes (ie, within one country). Name them.
    Answer: Tokyo-Sapporo; Seoul-Jeju; Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo-Fukuoka, Sydney-Melbourne
  • Question for May 15: What term is used for Earth’s single supercontinent formed 300 million years ago that broke apart after 100 million years?
    Answer: Pangaea, made up of Laurasia to the north and Gondwanaland to the south.
  • Question for May 16: What 3 African countries begin with the letter T?
    Answer: Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia
  • Question for May 17: What is the name of the archipelago, administered by Norway, of which Spitsbergen is a part?
    Answer: Svalbard
  • Question for May 18: Only five of the 50 largest islands are themselves independent countries. Name them
    Answer: Great Britain, Cuba, Iceland, Sri Lanka, Taiwan
  • Question for May 19: Of the 15 landlocked countries of Africa, 6 are South of the Equator. Name them.
    Answer: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho
  • Question for May 20: What walled and fortified North American city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site?
    Answer: Quebec City
  • Question for May 21: Name the six world islands over 100,000 sq. miles (over 259,000 sq. km).
    Answer: Greenland, New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar, Baffin Island, Sumatra
  • Question for May 22: What are the 5 busiest international air routes?
    Answer: Hong Kong-Taipei; Dublin-London; Jakarta-Singapore; Seoul-Tokyo; London-New York
  • Question for May 23: What country is the largest producer and exporter of Green Peas?
    Answer: Canada
  • Question for May 24: What two countries are the largest producers and both eggplant and peanuts?
    Answer: India and China
  • Question for May 25: At least three large cities in Brazil begin with BEL; name two.
    Answer: Belem, Belo Horizonte; Belford Roxo is also a city, part of Metro Rio de Janeiro
  • Question for May 26: Minsk is the capital of what country? What does Minsk mean?
    Answer: Belarus; trade, barter, exchange
  • Question for May 27: What two countries export the largest amount of the electricity they generate?
    Answer: Germany (to Austria and other neighbors) and Canada (northern US)
  • Question for May 28: What is the etymology of the country name Australia?
    Answer: It first appeared on ancient maps as Terra Australis Incognita, unknown land to the south
  • Question for May 29: Name the three so-called "Baltic States", from north to south.
    Answer: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Question for May 30: Name the top five exporters of tea.
    Answer: Sri Lanka, China, India, Kenya, UK
  • Question for May 31: Name 4 countries where Spanish is an official language that begin with the letter C.
    Answer: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba
  • Question for Jun 1: What city's OFFICIAL name means City of Four Faces?
    Answer: Phnom Penh; "City of Four Faces" is the official name, but Phnom Pehn means Penh's Hill
  • Question for Jun 2: Name the two US states that each border eight other states.
    Answer: Missouri, Tennessee
  • Question for Jun 3: Where is the southernmost point in the 50 United States?
    Answer: Hawaii (Ka Lae, on the island of Hawaii is about 337 miles south of the southernmost point in Florida)
  • Question for Jun 4: Name the 3 US states that are only 4 letters long.
    Answer: Iowa, Ohio, Utah
  • Question for Jun 5: Name six European countries that begin with the letter S.
    Answer: Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino
  • Question for Jun 6: A recent report named the 5 most expensive cities in the world in 2015; which ones?
    Answer: Monaco, Hong Kong, London, New York, Singapore
  • Question for Jun 7: The “Skye Boat Song” ends “over the sea to Skye”. In which country is Skye?
    Answer: Skye is the largest and most northerly island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides
  • Question for Jun 8: Chimborazo and Cotopaxi are volcanoes found in what country?
    Answer: Ecuador
  • Question for Jun 9: In a recent UN report on the Happiest Countries, what were the top 5?
    Answer: Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Canada
  • Question for Jun 10: Which US states produce Magnesium? Cacao Beans? Platinum?
    Answer: Magnesium only Utah; Cacao only Hawai’i; Platinum only Alaska
  • Question for Jun 11: Which US state capital claims to be the only one without a McDonald's?
    Answer: Montpelier, VT
  • Question for Jun 12: The tallest man-made monument in the US is the Gateway Arch. Where is it?
    Answer: St Louis
  • Question for Jun 13: Which 6 US state capitals begin with the letter S?
    Answer: Sacramento, Salem, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, St Paul, Springfield
  • Question for Jun 14: Which 6 US state capitals begin with the letter C?
    Answer: Carson City, Cherleston, Cheyenne, Columbia, Columbus, and Concord
  • Question for Jun 15: Most US states have political subdivisions called counties; what are they called in Louisiana?
    Answer: Parishes
  • Question for Jun 16: If California were a country, where would it rank in population of countries?
    Answer: California would be #34; it has 38.8 million people, slightly more than Poland’s 38.4 million.
  • Question for Jun 17: Many US states have panhandles -- such as Texas and Oklahoma. Which US state has TWO?
    Answer: West Virginia
  • Question for Jun 18: Wikipedia says that FIVE states have official MUFFINS. Which states, which muffins?
    Answer: Minnesota, Blueberry; Massachusetts, corn; New York, apple; Virginia, Blueberry; Hawaii Coconut
  • Question for Jun 19: Which 3 US states have blueberries as their official state fruit?
    Answer: Maine, New Jersey, North Carolina
  • Question for Jun 20: Which 4 US state capitals are named for US presidents?
    Answer: Jackson, Jefferson City, Lincoln, Madison
  • Question for Jun 21: Old city and country names, Salisbury, Rhodesia; new city and country names?
    Answer: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Question for Jun 22: Canberra became Australia's capital in 1920. What does Canberra mean?
    Answer: Half way between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is based on an aboriginal word that means "meeting place".
  • Question for Jun 23: What is the meaning of the word Asmara, the capital of Eritrea?
    Answer: It means "Live in Peace" in the official language, Tigrinya.
  • Question for Jun 24: The name of the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, means what in Icelandic?
    Answer: Smoky Bay
  • Question for Jun 25: In 1992, Kazakh selected Akmola to be its new capital, but in 1997 renamed it Astana. What do Akmola and Astana mean?
    Answer: Akmola means White Burial; Astana means simply Capital City.
  • Question for Jun 26: What are the capitals of Lesotho, Malawi, and Swaziland?
    Answer: Maseru, Lilongwe, Mbabane
  • Question for Jun 27: You can get from California to Nebraska by crossing which 2 states?
    Answer: Arizona, Colorado
  • Question for Jun 28: In what modern countries do you find the historic regions of Bohemia, Dalmatia, and Saxony?
    Answer: Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany
  • Question for Jun 29: What are the 2 US states whose shape is completely rectangular?
    Answer: Wyoming and Colorado
  • Question for Jun 30: What's a mnemonic to remember the Mediterranean countries of Africa?
    Answer: "A MALE from Tunisia" or "Many African Tourists Like Elephants"
  • Question for Jul 1: What is the hightest mountain in the 50 US states? In the "lower" 48?
    Answer: Mt Mckinley (Denali), 20,327 feet ; Mount Whitney, 14407 feet
  • Question for Jul 2: Northwest Russia borders which Scandinavian countries?
    Answer: Finland, Norway
  • Question for Jul 3: Vancouver is not on Vancouver Island; what big city is?
    Answer: Victoria, capital of British Columbia
  • Question for Jul 4: Southeast Asia has only one landlocked country. WHich one?
    Answer: Laos
  • Question for Jul 5: What Australian State is an island? What is its capital?
    Answer: Tasmania; Hobart
  • Question for Jul 6: The highest mountain on Antigua happens to have the same name as which US President?
    Answer: Mount Obama, 402 meters.
  • Question for Jul 7: What is the largest island in Canada? What are the next three?
    Answer: Baffin Island, then Victoria Island, Ellesmere Island, Newfoundland
  • Question for Jul 8: Baffin Island, yesterday’s answer, is the fifth largest island in the world. What are the first four?
    Answer: After Baffin Island come Greenland, New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar
  • Question for Jul 9: What city in Saudi Arabia was founded as a seaport for Mecca?
    Answer: Jeddah
  • Question for Jul 10: The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral is between what two rivers?
    Answer: The Indian River and the Banana River
  • Question for Jul 11: What body of water lies between Eritrea and Saudi Arabia?
    Answer: The Red Sea
  • Question for Jul 12: The largest number of hippopotamus (-potami?) are found in what African country?
    Answer: Zambia is estimated to have around 40,000 hippos
  • Question for Jul 13: What three former USSR Republics do you find between Lithuania and the Black Sea?
    Answer: Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova
  • Question for Jul 14: What tiny republic in northeast Italy claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state in Europe?
    Answer: San Marino
  • Question for Jul 15: The Ouachita Mountains encompass parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma. What is their high point?
    Answer: Mount Magazine, 839 m., 2753 ft.
  • Question for Jul 16: Canada's four most populous provinces account for 86 percent of the population; name them.
    Answer: Ontario, Quebec, BC, Alberta
  • Question for Jul 17: The three Canadian territories account for 3/10 of 1 percent of the population of Canada. Name them.
    Answer: Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut
  • Question for Jul 18: Where is the westernmost point of Mainland Europe?
    Answer: Cabo de Roca, Portugal
  • Question for Jul 19: What is the westernmost point of all of Europe, including islands?
    Answer: Monchique Island, Azores Islands (Portugal)
  • Question for Jul 20: What is the northernmost permanent settlement of ANY size anywhere in the world?
    Answer: Alert Canadian Forces Station, Nunavut, Canada.
  • Question for Jul 21: What is the world's northernmost settlement with more than 1000 people?
    Answer: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
  • Question for Jul 22: Maunt Davidson is the highest natural point in what US city?
    Answer: San Francisco
  • Question for Jul 23: What US state capital city has the largest municipal population? The smallest?
    Answer: Phoenix, AZ (1.5 million); Montpelier, VT (around 8,000)
  • Question for Jul 24: Four US state capitals have the world CITY in their names. Which ones?
    Answer: Carson City, Jefferson City, Oklahoma City, and Salt Lake City
  • Question for Jul 25: Five US states end in -IA. Which ones?
    Answer: California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Question for Jul 26: In 1873, the city of Budapest was formed by the joining of what two old cities?
    Answer: Buda and Pest
  • Question for Jul 27: A Swedish dish called Surstromming; it is reported to be the smelliest dish ever. What is it made of?
    Answer: Fermented Baltic Sea Herring
  • Question for Jul 28: Using chopsticks in Japan? What are some of the rules of etiquette to follow?
    Answer: Don't point or play with them, don't stab your food
  • Question for Jul 29: Which three international capitals contain the word King, Queen, or Prince?
    Answer: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti; Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines; Kingston, Jamaica
  • Question for Jul 30: What is considered to be the world's highest navigable lake?
    Answer: Lake Titicaca, bordering Peru and Bolivia
  • Question for Jul 31: What are the top 5 countries of origin for travelers to the US?
    Answer: Canada, Mexico, UK, Japan, Brazil
  • Question for Aug 1: Five of the ten fastest growing cities in the US are in which one state? Which cities?
    Answer: Texas: San Marcos, Georgetown, Frisco, Conroe, and McKinney
  • Question for Aug 2: Besides the five cities above, what are the other five US cities in the top ten fastest-growing cities?
    Answer: Doral, Florida; South Jordan, Utah; Milpitas, California; Meridian, Idaho; Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Question for Aug 3: The Darling River is the longest river of which country?
    Answer: Australia
  • Question for Aug 4: What country takes up more than 70% of the Arabian Peninsula? What it its capital?
    Answer: Saudi Arabia; Riyadh
  • Question for Aug 5: Although its influences can be traced to places all over the world, on which continent was Jazz music created?
    Answer: North America
  • Question for Aug 6: The beautiful hill in Brittany, known as Mont-Saint-Michel, is called a “tidal island”. Why?
    Answer: Whenever the tide comes in, it is an island.
  • Question for Aug 7: The White, Barents, Kara, and Laptev Seas are part of which ocean?
    Answer: The Arctic
  • Question for Aug 8: The Aegean and Adriatic Seas are part of which larger sea?
    Answer: The Mediterranean Sea
  • Question for Aug 9: What are the chief plantation crops of Hawai'i?
    Answer: Pineapples and sugarcane
  • Question for Aug 10: In which country will you find the Bay of Pigs?
    Answer: Cuba
  • Question for Aug 11: What is England's most southwestern county?
    Answer: Cornwall
  • Question for Aug 12: What are the five Celtic languages that are, or have been, spoken in Britain?
    Answer: Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Manx
  • Question for Aug 13: What four langauges related to French and other Romance languages are linked to Britain?
    Answer: Jersey French, Jerriais, Guernesiais, Sercquiais
  • Question for Aug 14: The Aswan Dam was built across which river? When?
    Answer: The Nile; the dam opened July 1070
  • Question for Aug 15: What do Nelson's Column, in London, and the New York Public Library have in common.
    Answer: Both are guarded by lion statues
  • Question for Aug 16: Every October a marathon is run that crosses a bridge from Asia to Europe. In what city?
    Answer: Istanbul
  • Question for Aug 17: What are the six countries that border Libya?
    Answer: Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Algeria, Tunisia
  • Question for Aug 18: Name 4 countries that begin with the letter D (6 countries if you include two Democratic Republics)
    Answer: Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Domican Republic (also Democratic Republic of Congo and of Korea)
  • Question for Aug 19: The country of Georgia borders what sea and what three other countries?
    Answer: Black Sea; Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan
  • Question for Aug 20: Canada's smallest province is Prince Edward Island; who was Prince Edward?
    Answer: He was the fourth son of George III, and the father of Queen Victoria
  • Question for Aug 21: Name Ohio's three largest cities -- they all begin with C.
    Answer: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati
  • Question for Aug 22: What are the world's hightes and lowest national capitals?
    Answer: La Paz, Bolivia (11,942 feet); Baku, Azerbaijan (92 feet below sea level)
  • Question for Aug 23: What is the highest active volcano in Europe?
    Answer: Mt Etna, 10,991 feet, 3350 m
  • Question for Aug 24: What are the 6 European countries whose names contain the word LAND?
    Answer: England, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
  • Question for Aug 25: What is the name of the red sandstone monolith in the center of Australia?
    Answer: Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.
  • Question for Aug 26: Which is the most populous country of Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia
    Answer: Indonesia
  • Question for Aug 27: Angkor Wat, known as the largest religious monument in the world, is in what country?
    Answer: In Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Question for Aug 28: What does the name Singapore mean in the original Sanskrit?
    Answer: Singa means Lion and Pura means Town in Sanskrit, thus Town of Lions.
  • Question for Aug 29: What is the longest river in New Zealand?
    Answer: The Waikato, running from Mt Ruapehu to Lake Taupo
  • Question for Aug 30: Monolithic statues of human heads, called Moai, are found on what Pacific Island?
    Answer: Easter Island (Polynesian name Rapa Nui)
  • Question for Aug 31: The mutineers from the ship HMS Bounty eventually settled on what Pacific Island?
    Answer: Pitcairn Island
  • Question for Sep 1: What mountain ranges with similar names run north-south, one in Italy, one in England?
    Answer: England: The Pennines; Italy: The Appenines
  • Question for Sep 2: A recent report on real estate names the 5 most expensive cities in the world. Can you?
    Answer: 1. Monaco; 2. Hong Kong; 3. London; 4. New York; 5. Singapore
  • Question for Sep 3: What are the two biggest lakes in Canada?
    Answer: Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories
  • Question for Sep 4: Alaska’s second most populous city has about 1/10th the people of the largest; name them both
    Answer: Anchorage (291,000) and Fairbanks (31,000)
  • Question for Sep 5: The island of Bali is a province of what country?
    Answer: Indonesia
  • Question for Sep 6: All six of the cities with the largest metro population are in Asia. Name them.
    Answer: Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Karachi, Delhi
  • Question for Sep 7: Most resources agree that the longest national hiking trail is which trail?
    Answer: The Trans-Canada Trail; 17,000 km developed with another 7,000 to go.
  • Question for Sep 8: What is the highest mountain outside of Asia?
    Answer: Mt Aconcagua, in Argentina, at 22,841 feet
  • Question for Sep 9: What five cities account for 2/3 of the population of Australia?
    Answer: Sydney (4.8M), Melbourne (4.4M), Brisbane (2.2M), Perth (2M), Adelaide (1.3M)
  • Question for Sep 10: What are the names of the three official regions of Belgium?
    Answer: Wallonia, Brussels, Flanders
  • Question for Sep 11: The fifth largest island in the world is also Canada's largest island. Name it.
    Answer: Baffin Island
  • Question for Sep 12: Name the highest peak in Slovenia, which was also the highest peak in Former Yugoslavia.
    Answer: Mount Triglav
  • Question for Sep 13: What university in Deland, Florida was named for its benefactor, a hat manufacturer?
    Answer: Stetson University
  • Question for Sep 14: What is the state immediately east of each of these: Indiana, Maine, and Montana?
    Answer: Illinois, New Hampshire, and Idaho
  • Question for Sep 15: According to the Finland Travel Club, how many people and how many saunas in Finland?
    Answer: Five million people, three million saunas.
  • Question for Sep 16: Two countries and one principality have national flags with dragons; which ones?
    Answer: Bhutan and Malta; Wales
  • Question for Sep 17: Which five couvtries are the top producers of natural rubber?
    Answer: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Vietnam
  • Question for Sep 18: What are the names of the five archipelagos of Tahiti?
    Answer: Society, Marquesas, Gambier, and Austral Islands, and the Tuamotu Atolls
  • Question for Sep 19: The Mississippi from source to mouth drops 1,475 feet in elevation. Half that drop is in which state?
    Answer: Minnesota
  • Question for Sep 20: Name two long rivers with only 2 letters, one in Italy, one in Russia.
    Answer: Po River, Ob River
  • Question for Sep 21: 3 countries start with SOUTH, 1 with NORTH, 1 with EAST. Name them.
    Answer: South Sudan, South Korea, South Africa, North Korea, East Timor
  • Question for Sep 22: Of the 10 largest countries by area, which 5 begin with a vowel (hint: U,A,I,A,A)
    Answer: United States, Australia, India, Argentina, Algeria
  • Question for Sep 23: What two countries are the top sources in the world for emeralds?
    Answer: Colombia and Zambia
  • Question for Sep 24: What is the southernmost point under US jurisdiction?
    Answer: Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
  • Question for Sep 25: The old Three Rivers Stadium, demolished in 2001, was named after what three rivers?
    Answer: The Allegheny, The Monongahela, and The Ohio
  • Question for Sep 26: What is the only South American country whose official language is English?
    Answer: Guyana
  • Question for Sep 27: Only one country in Central America does not touch the Pacific Ocean. Which one?
    Answer: Belize
  • Question for Sep 28: What are the three NYC avenues, without numbers, between 3rd and 5th?
    Answer: Madison, Park, and Lexington
  • Question for Sep 29: In which Italian cities will you find airports named after Marconi, Verdi, da Vinci, and Galileo?
    Answer: Bologna, Parma, Rome, Pisa
  • Question for Sep 30: What cities, one in Georgia and one in Texas, both call themselves "Fruitcake Capital of the World"?
    Answer: Claxton, GA, and Corsicana, TX
  • Question for Oct 1: What US state is nicknamed all of these: Sunflower, Wheat, Jayhawk, and Cyclone state?
    Answer: Kansas
  • Question for Oct 2: According to the World Bank, in which 6 countries do less than 10% of the people have electricity?
    Answer: South Sudan, Chad, Burundi, Liberia, Malawi, and CAR.
  • Question for Oct 3: Which five countries consume the highest number of cigarettes per person, per year?
    Answer: Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Moldova.
  • Question for Oct 4: What two countries have the highest population density?
    Answer: Monaco, Singapore
  • Question for Oct 5: 29 countries have life expectancies of 80 or highter; which are the top five?
    Answer: Japan, Spain, Andorra, Australia, Switzerland
  • Question for Oct 6: 29 countries have life expectancies of 60 or lower. Which are the bottom five?
    Answer: Angola, CAR, Chad, Lesotho, Sierra Leone
  • Question for Oct 7: Which six countries have infant mortality rates higher than 90 per 1000 births?
    Answer: Afghanistan, Mali, Somalia, CAR, Guinea-Bissau
  • Question for Oct 8: Which eight countries have infant mortality rates lower than 3 per 1000 births?
    Answer: Monaco, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic
  • Question for Oct 9: Where do the US and Canada fall in the list of lowest infont mortality rates?
    Answer: Canada is 45th, after Cuba and before Greece; the US is 57th, after Croatia and before Serbia
  • Question for Oct 10: Many countries use the same name for their currencies; what are the two most-used names?
    Answer: Dollar (16 countries use the name dollar), Dinar (9 countries)
  • Question for Oct 11: What three countries have the top newspaper circulation in the world?
    Answer: China, Japan, USA
  • Question for Oct 12: What three countries are home to the largest number of Nobel laureates?
    Answer: USA (350), UK (123), Germany (105)
  • Question for Oct 13: What does the Economist list as the five most expensive cities in the world in which to rent living quarters?
    Answer: Monaco, Luanda, San Francisco, Hamilton (Bermuda), New York
  • Question for Oct 14: A recent headline said "Denver Airport now fifth busiest in US"; what are the first 4?
    Answer: Atlanta, LA, Chicago, Dallas/Ft Worth
  • Question for Oct 15: Name the three territories of Canada.
    Answer: Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon
  • Question for Oct 16: The US has sixteen territories, only 5 of which are permanently inhabited; name those five.
    Answer: Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa
  • Question for Oct 17: Only two US state capitals are located directly on an ocean. Which ones?
    Answer: Honolulu and Boston
  • Question for Oct 18: What are the 3 US states that are spelled with only 4 letters?
    Answer: Iowa, Ohio, Utah
  • Question for Oct 19: The term Carioca refers to the native inhabitants of what city?
    Answer: Rio de Janeiro
  • Question for Oct 20: The oldest city in France was founded by the Greeks in the sixth century BCE. Name it.
    Answer: Marseille
  • Question for Oct 22: Eight sovereign nations begin with the letter I; can you name them?
    Answer: Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy
  • Question for Oct 22: Which US states have names with only one syllable?
    Answer: Only one, Maine
  • Question for Oct 23: Uluru National Park contains what sandstone monolith?
    Answer:Uluru, or Ayers Rock
  • Question for Oct 24: Most authorities agree that which three river systerms are the longest in the world?
    Answer: Nile, Amazon, Mississipp-Missouri
  • Question for Oct 25: Give the capital and official language of Tahiti.
    Answer: Papeete; French
  • Question for Oct 26: What is the unusual emblem at the center of the flag of the Isle of Man?
    Answer: Oct 26: The Triskelion, a three-legged pre-Celtic symbol
  • Question for Oct 27: Which national flag other than Wales has a dragon?
    Answer: The flag of Bhutan shows Druk, the Thunder Dragon
  • Question for Oct 28: What is the official language of Niger? of Nigeria?
    Answer: French; English
  • Question for Oct 29: By area, what are the 5 largest countries of the world?
    Answer: Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil
  • Question for Oct 30: Where are Baden-Baden, Walla Walla, Wagga Wagga, and Bora Bora?
    Answer: Germany, Washington state (USA), New South Wales (Australia), French Polynesia
  • Question for Oct 31: Name the five boroughs of New York City.
    Answer: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island
  • Question for Nov 1: In June, 2015, what city of around 20 million prohibited smoking in virtually the entire city except private residences?
    Answer: Beijing
  • Question for Nov 2: What are the five most-populated metro areas in the world?
    Answer: Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Delhi, Guangzhou (based on local reporting of statistics)
  • Question for Nov 3: What five US state capitals have the largest metro population?
    Answer: Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, Saint Paul, Denver
  • Question for Nov 4: Four US states have mountains over 14,000 feet; name mountains and states.
    Answer: Denali, Alaska; Mt Whitney, Calif; Mt Elbert, Colo; Mount Rainier, Wash.
  • Question for Nov 5: How many countries have left-side-of-the-road driving?
    Answer: 55, according to Wikipedia; the former British Empire, plus Japan and a few others
  • Question for Nov 6: How many people in Australia and in New Zealand?
    Answer: Australia has 23.1 million people, New Zealand, 4.4
  • Question for Nov 7: How many sheep in Australia and how many in New Zealand?
    Answer: Australia has 74 million sheep, New Zealand 30 million.
  • Question for Nov 8: The US state of Michigan touches all the Great Lakes except for which one?
    Answer: Lake Ontario
  • Question for Nov 9: What seven UN members have the smallest population?
    Answer: Vatican City, Tuvalu, Nauru, Palau, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Monaco
  • Question for Nov 10: Which country has the world's longest coastline?
    Answer: Canada
  • Question for Nov 11: What Malaysian cities are often abbreviated KK and KL?
    Answer: Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur
  • Question for Nov 12: The residents of which city are sometimes called Alfacinho, which is the Portuguese word for lettuce?
    Answer: Lisbon
  • Question for Nov 13: Many Spanish speakers live in Los Angeles, but what three US metro areas have a higher percentage of Spanish speakers?
    Answer: McAllen and El Paso, Texas and Miami, Florida
  • Question for Nov 14: Peru is bordered by which five countries?
    Answer: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile
  • Question for Nov 15: What is the northernmost point of US territory?
    Answer: Point Barrow, Alaska
  • Question for Nov 16: What is the most Eastern place in the US, where the sun first rises on all US territory?
    Answer: Pochnoi Point, Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska.
  • Question for Nov 17: What is the point, of all US territory, that calls itself -- Where America’s Day Begins?
    Answer: The Island of Guam
  • Question for Nov 18: The best-selling beer in the world is Snow Beer; where is it brewed?
    Answer: China
  • Question for Nov 19: The FIFTH best-selling beer in the world is called Skol Beer. Where is it from?
    Answer: Brazil
  • Question for Nov 20: Bollywood creates 30% more films than Hollywood. Where is it?
    Answer: Mumbai (Bombay), India
  • Question for Nov 21: Spanish is the second language in most US states, but not in North Dakota; what language is second in ND?
    Answer: German
  • Question for Nov 22: What is the second language in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont?
    Answer: French
  • Question for Nov 23: The Eiffel Tower held the title as World’s Tallest Building for 40 years; what replaced it?
    Answer: The Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.
  • Question for Nov 24: Which Paris landmark stands at the summit of Montmartre?
    Answer: The Basilica of Sacre Coeur
  • Question for Nov 25: What do Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and Frederic Chopin have in common?
    Answer: All are buried in Paris's Pere Lachaise Cemetery
  • Question for Nov 26: What is the ironic name of the oldest bridge in Paris, built in 1604?
    Answer: Pont Neuf, the New Bridge
  • Question for Nov 27: How many contries have left-side-of-road driving? Answer: 55 (according to Wikipedia): the former British Empire, plus a few others.
  • Question for Nov 28: The next few days will be about Echo names. Where is Baden-Baden?
    Answer: It’s a spa town in SW Germany, in the Black Forest, near France
  • Question for Nov 29: Where is Walla Walla, a town whose name means Place of Many Waters?
    Answer: Washington State, USA; it is famous for its eponymous Sweet Onion
  • Question for Nov 30: In the Wiradjuri language, the word Wagga is thought to mean crow; where is Wagga Wagga?
    Answer: In New South Wales, Australia, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne
  • Question for Dec 1: Where is Bora Bora, whose name means first born; legend says the first island to be fished out of the sea?
    Answer: It's an island in French Polynesia
  • Question for Dec 2: Where is Pago Pago?
    Answer: It's the capital of American Samoa
  • Question for Dec 3: What percentage of the islands of the Caribbean have permanent inhabitants?
    Answer: Fewer than 1% of the islands of the Caribbean have permanent inhabitants
  • Question for Dec 4: According to the UN, in 1950 there were 75 cities over 1 million people; how many are there today?
    Answer: Nearly 500
  • Question for Dec 5: The island of Bali is a province of what country?
    Answer: Indonesia
  • Question for Dec 6: In which country will you find the Bahia de Cochinos, The Bay of Pigs?
    Answer: On the southern coast of Cuba
  • Question for Dec 7: A distinctive brass bolt at the Tidal Observatory in Newlyn, Cornwall marks what?
    Answer: Mean Sea Level throughout the UK is established by the head of this bolt
  • Question for Dec 8: What two national capitals are on the Gulf of Finland?
    Answer: Helsinki and Tallinn
  • Question for Dec 9: India is a union of states and union territories. How many of each?
    Answer: Twenty-nine states and seven union territories
  • Question for Dec 10: Which is the largest Indian state by area?
    Answer: Rajasthan (capital Jaipur); 342,269 square km
  • Question for Dec 11: Which is the largest Indian state by population?
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh (capital Lucknow); about 200 million people.
  • Question for Dec 12: Ouagadougou is the capital of which African nation?
    Answer: Burkina Faso
  • Question for Dec 13: Burkina Faso was called by what name until 1984?
    Answer: The Republic of Upper Volta
  • Question for Dec 14: Of 820 languages spoken here, official ones are Hiri Moth, Tok Pisin, and English. Which country?
    Answer: Papua New Guinea
  • Question for Dec 15: There are over 500 languages spoken in Nigeria; which one is official?
    Answer: English, chosen to facilitate unity
  • Question for Dec 16: Mexico is a Federal Republic with how many states (not counting the Federal District)?
    Answer: Thirty-One
  • Question for Dec 17: Which Mexican state is largest by area? By population?
    Answer: Chihuahua has the largest area; Mexico has the most people
  • Question for Dec 18: What are the two highest active volcanoes in Europe?
    Answer: Mt Elbrus, in Russia, 5642m, is highest; Mt Etna, in Sicily, 3350m, is second
  • Question for Dec 19: What is the highest US point East of the Mississippi?
    Answer: Mt Mitchell, in North Carolina, with an elevation of 6700 feet.
  • Question for Dec 20: Khartoum is the capital of which country? What about Lilongwe? Windhoek?
    Answer: Sudan, Malawi, Namibia
  • Question for Dec 21: Canada Post has assigned Santa his own postcode. What is it?
    Answer: H0H 0H0
  • Question for Dec 22: Christmas in China is an official holiday only in which two cities?
    Answer: Hong Kong and Macau
  • Question for Dec 23: In what year did Christmas become a national holiday in the US?
    Answer: 1870
  • Question for Dec 24: The original St Nicholas was born in the 4th century in what modern country?
    Answer: Turkey
  • Question for Dec 25: Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, is a territory of what country?
    Answer: Australia
  • Question for Dec 26: in 1647, under which leader did the English Parliament pass a law banning the celebration of Christmas?
    Answer: Oliver Cromwell
  • Question for Dec 27: What traditional Christmas food is also known as marshwort, fernberry, or mossberry?
    Answer: Cranberry (Canneberge)
  • Question for Dec 28: Six US states are spelled with only one vowel; 4 use only A. Name them.
    Answer: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas
  • Question for Dec 29: Which two US states are spelled with a single vowel other than A?
    Answer: Mississippi, Tennessee
  • Question for Dec 30: In Mexico and some other countries, some people believe that wearing what color of underwear on New Year's Eve assures finding love?
    Answer: Red underwear
  • Question for Dec 31: What is the first populated place on Earth to enter the New Year?
    Answer: The Island of Kiritimati, an atoll with about 5500 people.
  • Question for Jan 1: Measuring from lowest point to highest point, what four US states have an elevation span of over 14,000 feet?
    Answer: Alaska, California, Washington, Hawai'i
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