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Daily Trivia Archive For Jan/Feb 2013

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

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  • Question for Jan 1: What was Robert Burns toasting with his poem Auld Lang Syne?
    Answer: "Old Long Ago", or The Good Old Days
  • Question for Jan 2: In Mexico, Bolivia, and Italy (among others) what color underwear is called for on New Years Eve, and on New Years Day?
    Answer: Red on New Years Eve symbolizes good luck; yellow on New Years Day symbolizes money.
  • Question for Jan 3: Is Hanoi north or south of Hong Kong?
    Answer: Hanoi is at 21.04 N, Hong Kong is at 22.3 N, so Hong Kong is further North.
  • Question for Jan 4: Is Vancouver North or South of Boston?
    Answer: Vancouver is almost 7 degrees (400 miles or so) north of Boston (42.35 N vs 49.25 N)
  • Question for Jan 5: What are the 5 most northern national capitals?
    Answer: Reykjavik 64.1 N, Helsinki 60.15 N, Oslo 59.55 N, Tallinn 59.22 N, Stockholm 59.2 N
  • Question for Jan 6: What are the 5 most southern national capitals?
    Answer: Wellington 41.1 S, Canberra 35.2 S, Montevideo 34.5 S, Buenos Aires 34.3 S, Santiago 33.3 S
  • Question for Jan 7: Five countries have "United" in their official names. Name them.
    Answer: United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United Republic Of Tanzania
  • Question for Jan 8: The United Nations has 6 official languages. Name them.
    Answer: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
  • Question for Jan 9: 6 US States have capitals that are south of the northern border of Mexico. Name those capitals.
    Answer: Jackson, Montgomery, Baton Rouge, Tallahassee, Austin, Honolulu
  • Question for Jan 10: Ten countries border Brazil. How many can you name?
    Answer: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, France (French Guiana), Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay
  • Question for Jan 11: Canada is a bilingual country, but which is the only officially bilingual province?
    Answer: New Brunswick
  • Question for Jan 12: How many oceans border Canada?
    Answer: Three: Pacific, Arctic, Atlantic
  • Question for Jan 13: What is the oldest North American walled city north of Mexico?
    Answer: Quebec City, 1695
  • Question for Jan 14: According to the National Sports Act of 1994, Canada has two national sports. Name them.
    Answer: Hockey and Lacrosse
  • Question for Jan 15: As of Jan 2013, the CN Tower in Toronto, which used to be the tallest free-standing structure in the world, is now #5. Name the 4 taller free-standing structures
    Answer: The Burj Khalifa (Dubai), The Tokyo Skytree (Tokyo) The Abraj Al Bait Towers (Mecca), and the Canton Tower (Guangzhou).
  • Question for Jan 16: How many states does Mexico have?
    Answer: 31 states plus the Federal District (Mexico City)
  • Question for Jan 17: What are the largest and smallest states of Mexico?
    Answer: Largest -- Chihuahua (95,543 sq mi); smallest -- Tlaxcala (1,541 sq mi)
  • Question for Jan 18: Of the 10 highest points in the world, only one is in the Americas. Name it.
    Answer: Mt Aconcagua, Argentina
  • Question for Jan 19: Name the highest points of Canada, the US, and Mexico.
    Answer: Canada: Mount Logan, Yukon (19,551 ft); US: Denali, Alaska (Mt McKinley), (20,322 ft); Mexico: Pico de Orizaba, Verzcruz and Puebla (18,491 ft)
  • Question for Jan 20: There are two countries that share borders wit 14 countries. Name them.
    Answer: China (Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.) and Russia (Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mongolia, North Korea, Norway, and Ukraine. Poland and Lithuania border Kaliningrad.
  • Question for Jan 21: What percentage of Australian territory is classified as desert?
    Answer: 35% of Australia is desert
  • Question for Jan 22: How much of Greenland is classified as glacier-covered?
    Answer: 85%
  • Question for Jan 23: The Faroe Islands, north of Scotland, are governed by which country?
    Answer: Denmark
  • Question for Jan 24: What are the three largest countries in the EU in land area?
    Answer: France, Spain, Sweden
  • Questions for Jan 25 to Feb 4... 1. Which country has the hightest low point? 2. Name 4 countries eonsidered part of Africa that end with the same letter they begin with in their English names. 3. What country in Europe, with its dependencies, has the largest area?
    Answers: 1. Lesotho; 2. Algeria, Angola, Central African Republic, Seychelles; 3. Denmark
  • Question for Feb 6 North Korea borders what other countries?
    Answer: South Korea, China, Russia
  • Question for Feb 7: Name the 4 main islands of Japan
    Answer: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku
  • Question for Feb 8: Japan has 47 prefectures, but only 43 are considered Ken, or counties. Which 4 are not?
    Answer: Tokyo is classified as a To, or metropolis; Hokkaido is a Do, a region comprising several provinces; Osaka and Kyoto are Fu, or Core Urban Zones.
  • Question for Feb 9: Start at the Prime Meridian and go Eastward along the Arctic Circle. What countries do you cross?
    Answer: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland.
  • Question for Feb 10: What country takes its name from the fact that the Equator runs through it?
    Amswer: Ecuador; the Equator is close to Equatorial Guinea, but does not run through it.
  • Question for Feb 11: Six nations have joined the UN in the 21st Century, starting with Tuvalu in Sept, 2000; can you name the other five?
    Answer: Serbia, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Montenegro, South Sudan
  • Question for Feb 12: What West African nation declared independence in 1976, is recognized by 84 UN members, but has not been granted UN membership?
    Answer: Western Sahara, or the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, SADR.
  • Question for Feb 13: What was the name of the African nation that separated from Nigeria in 1967, and although recognized by 12 nations, only lasted until 1970?
    Answer: Biafra
  • Question for Feb 14: What is the only nation in SE Asia never colonized by a European country?
    Answer: Thailand
  • Question for Feb 15: Which island group includes Ibiza, Menorca, and Majorca?
    Answer: The Balearic Islands
  • Question for Feb 16: The New Shekel is the currency of which country?
    Answer: Israel
  • Question for Feb 17: Zanzibar and Pemba Islands are part of which country?:
    Answer: Tanzania
  • Question for Feb 18: Which two countries lie on the island of Hispaniola?
    Answer: Dominican Republic and Haiti
  • Question for Feb 19: The ancient city of Machu Picchu is in which country?
    Answer: Peru
  • Question for Feb 20: The Ross and Weddell Seas lap the shore of which continent?
    Answer: Antarctica
  • Question for Feb 21: Piraeus serves as the port for which major city?:
    Answer: Athens
  • Question for Feb 22: On which canal can the Gatun and Miraflores Locks be found?
    Answer: Panama Canal
  • Question for Feb 23: Which country is a confederation of 26 Cantons?
    Answer: Switzerland
  • Question for Feb 24: Sepak Takraw is the national ball game of what country?
    Answer: Thailand
  • Question for Feb 25: Mauritius is found in which ocean?
    Answer: Indian Ocean
  • Question for Feb 26: In which country will you find Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake?
    Answer: Canada
  • Question for Feb 27: On which Caribbean island can you find the Blue Mountains?
    Answer: Jamaica
  • Question for Feb 28: What special name is given to the line of latitude at 66 degrees, 33 minutes north?
    Answer: The Arctic Circle
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