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Daily Trivia Archive

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

Trivia Archives For the year 2012 found here
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  • Question for May 1: What is the local name for the cooling afternoon sea breeze in Perth Australia?
    Answer: The Fremantle Doctor
  • Question for May 2: The former Soviet Union -- how many independent states did it become? How many can you name? Answer: 15; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia

  • Question for May 3: How many members are there of the UN?
    Answer: 193 Members
  • Question for May 4: How many colors in the flag of Mauritius?
    Answer: 4 -- red, blue, yellow, green
  • Question for May 5: Which 4 US states end with the same letter they begin with?
    Answer: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Ohio
  • Question for May 6: Name the moons of Mars
    Answer: Phobos and Deimos, the sons of Ares/Mars
  • Question for May 7: Name the two landlocked countries of South America
    Answer: Paraguay, Bolivia
  • Question for May 8: How many different people have been Prime Minister of Canada, from Macdonald to Harper?
    Answer: 22
  • Question for May 9: Which is the only US bill with a picture of somebody who was never president?
    Answer: $10,000 bill has Salmon P Chase, Lincoln's Treasury Secretary
  • Question for May 10: What is the highest possible number of degrees of Latitude? Longitude?
    Answer: Latitude -- 90 degrees North or South; Longitude -- 180 degrees East or West
  • Question for May 11: What is the International Direct-Dial telephone code for Canada?
    Answer: 1. The U.S. and Canada have the same code.
  • Question for May 12: Six South American languages are spoken by at least a million people; can you name them?
    Answer: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Quechua, Guarani, and Aymara
  • Question for May 13: Where does the Amazon rank among world rivers?
    Answer: Second, behind the Nile
  • Question for May 14: One country has both the highest and lowest points in S. America. Name country and points.
    Answer: Argentina: Mt Aconcagua (22,834 feet); Valdes Peninsula, (-131 ft)
  • Question for May 15: Two Caribbean countries each have a volcano, and it has the same name in each country. Name the countries and the Volcanoes.
    Answer: La Soufriere is the volcano on Guadeloupe and on St Vincent
  • Question for May 16: What Caribbean countries include the word AND in their names?:
    Answer: Trinidad and Tobago; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Antigua and Barbuda; St Kitts and Nevis. Also, Turks and Caicos, a British Overseas Territory.
  • Question for May 17: Distinguish the cities of Basseterre and Basse-Terre.
    Answer: Basseterre, capital of St Kitts and Nevis; Basse-Terre, capital of Guadeloupe
  • Question for May 18: Distinguish the cities of Port au Prince, Port of Spain, and Fort de France.
    Answer: Port au Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Fort de France, Martinique.
  • Question for May 19: Canada has three of the world's ten largest islands. Name them.
    Answer: Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island, Victoria Island
  • Question for May 20: What countries presently use the Dinar?
    Answer: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia.
  • Question for May 21: Give the present names of British Guiana, Dutch Guiana, and French Guiana.
    Answer: Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
  • Question for May 22: Name the four main islands of the Federated States of Micronesia.
    Answer: Chuuk (Truk); Pohnpei (Ponape); Kosrae; Yap
  • Question for May 23: Of the 5 world newspapers with the largest circulation, only 1 is NOT in Japan. Name it.
    Answer: The Times of India, circulation 4 million per day.
  • Question for May 24: In New Zealand, what type of road is known as a "Metal Road"?
    Answer: A Gravel road
  • Question for May 25: Identify the countries whose flag airlines are LOT, TAP, TAROM, SVG, and STP.
    Answer: LOT Poland; TAP Portugal; TAROM Romania; SVG St Vincent and the Grenadines; STP Sao Tome and Principe
  • Question for May 26: The newest member of the UN declared itself independent on July 9, 2011. Name the country and its capital.
    Answer: South Sudan, capital Juba
  • Question for May 27: Name countries other than Brazil or Portugal, where Portuguese is an official language.
    Answer: Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Question for May 28: Which U.S. state extends further north, Maine or Idaho (don't look at a map!)?
    Answer: Idaho extends 60 miles further north than Maine
  • Question for May 29: France uses the Euro, but 14 countries still use their own regional Franc, called the CFA Franc. How many can you name?
    Answer: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo [Brazzaville], Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo
  • Question for May 30: If I'm skiing in the Pyrenees Mountains, name the 3 countries I might be in.
    Answer: Spain, France, Andorra
  • Question for May 31: Name one country other than England that the Prime Meridian goes through.
    Answer: The Prime Meridian goes through England, Spain, France, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, a little bit of NW Togo, and Ghana
  • Question for June 1: There are 13 administrative units in Canada -- 10 provinces and 3 territories. Name the territories.
    Answer: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
  • Question for June 2: Four national capitals are located on the Danube River. Name them.
    Answer: Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Question for June 3: Three Eastern European languages are related to each other, but different from all other languages. What are they, and to what ancient language are they related?
    Answer: Hungarian, Estonian, and Finnish are all related to Sanskrit
  • Question for June 4: Four US states have borders that consist only of straight lines. Name them.
    Answer: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
  • Question for June 5: Bahassa is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. Name countries where it is spoken.
    Answers: Indonesia, Malaysia, and also parts of Brunei, Singapore, East Timor, Philippines, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cocos and Keeling Islands, Christmas Island
  • Question for June 6: Name a place in North America where the official currency is the EURO.
    Answer: St Pierre & Miquelon, a French colonial remnant off the coast of Newfoundland
  • Question for June 7: The Danube River touches 10 countries, and none of them call it the Danube. Name the countries, and the river's name in each.
    Answer: Germany and Austria: DONAU; Slovakia and Ukraine: DUNAJ; Hungary: DUNA; Serbia, Croatia, and Bulgaria: DUNAV; Romania: DUNAREA; Moldova: DONAVA
  • Question for June 8: Which of the Great Lakes does not touch Canada at all?
    Answer: Lake Michigan
  • Question for June 9: Name countries of origin for these beers -- Amstel, Anchor Steam, Bass, Pilsner Urquell, Moretti, Castle, Emu, Dieu de Ciel
    Answer: Amstel (Netherlands), Anchor Steam (US), Bass (England), Pilsner Urquell (Czech Rep), Moretti (Italy), Castle (S. Africa), Emu (Australia), Dieu de Ciel (Canada).
  • Question for June 10: What does the DC stand for in Washington, DC?
    Answer: District of Columbia, Federal "District" authorized by the Constitution, and named "Columbia", an old, romantic name for the early US
  • Question for June 11: Which state is the Buckeye State? The Centennial State? The Gem State?
    Answer: Buckeye State -- Ohio; Centennial State -- Colorado; Gem State -- Idaho
  • Question for June 12: Name one country for each language: Catalan, Farsi, Tamil, Amharic, Oshiwambo
    Answer: Catalan (Spain, near Barcelona); Farsi (Iran); Tamil (India and Sri Lanka); Amharic (Ethiopia); Oshiwambo (Namibia)
  • Question for June 13: What US state is the source of the largest number of US Presidents?
    Answer: Virginia is the birthplace of 8 Presidents
  • Question for June 14: What direction do you travel to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Panama Canal?
    Answer: You travel SOUTHEAST through the Panama Canal from Atlantic to Pacific.
  • Question for June 15: Which of New York City's 5 boroughs are on the mainland, rather that on islands?
    Answer: Only the Bronx
  • Question for June 16: Of the 10 highest mountains in the US, how many are in Alaska?
    Answer: The 11 highest mountains in the US are in Alaska
  • Question for June 17: Name the highest peak in Canada.
    Answer: Mt Logan, 19,551 feet (5959 m), is Canada's highest peak and the second highest in N America
  • Question for June 18: What state or states have boundaries that consist of NO straitght lines at all?
    Answer: Only Hawai'i
  • Question for June 19: In what direction does the Earth rotate (North, South, East, or West)?
    Answer: The Earth rotates EAST
  • Question for June 20: Approximately how many degrees of longitude make up one time zone?
    Answer: There are 24 time zones, and the original intent was that each would occupy 15 degrees of longitude. However, local changes were made by various countries
  • Question for June 21: Eight countries touch Saudi Arabia. Name them.
    Answer: Yemen, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt
  • Question for June 23: Of the 10 largest natural lakes in the world, name the 3 in Asia (2 are called seas!).
    Answer: Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Lake Baykal
  • Question for June 23: Name the 3 small South American countries east of Venezuela
    Answer: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
  • Question for June 24: Three of the five most-highly-populated countries are in Asia. Name them.
    Answer: China, India, Indonesia
  • Question for June 25: Name the highest and lowest points in Asia.
    Answer: Mt. Everest (Nepal-Tibet) is 29,028 ft above sea level; Dead Sea (Israel-Jordan) is 1,312 ft. below.
  • Question for June 26: Of the 12 most widely-spoken languages in the world, 7 are Asian languages of Asian countries. Name them.
    Answer: Mandarin, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Bahassa
  • Question for June 27: Locate the 5 tallest airport control towers in the world (4 in Asia, 1 in the US)
    Answer: Bangkok 132.2 M; Kuala Lumpur, 130 M; Atlanta, 121.3 M; Haneda, Tokyo, 115.7; Guangzhou, 112 M
  • Question for June 28: Name the 5 African countries that touch the Mediterranean, from West to East.
    Answer: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
  • Question for June 29: One country has the four tallest mountains in the Pacific Basin. Name the country and the mountains.
    Answer: Papua New Guinea: Jaya (16,500'), Trikora (15,585'), Mandala, (15,420'), and Wilhelm (14,793')
  • Question for June 30: Name the highest peak in Australia.
    Answer: Mt. Kosciusko, 7,310 feet
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