What is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia?

Germany
πŸ™‚ That’s correct — it’s Russia, then Germany. France, the United Kingdom, and Italy (3rd, 4th, and 5th as of 2015) have similarly-sized populations.
France
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United Kingdom
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Italy
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Spain
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Which European city is shown in this picture?

Oktoberfest

Munich
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Shown is the Oktoberfest, a folk festival held annually in Munich.
Stockholm
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Frankfurt
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Hamburg
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Copenhagen
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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of which US city?

Hollywood

Los Angeles
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Hollywood is home to the US film industry.
San Francisco
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San Diego
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Vancouver
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Seattle
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Which country is bordered by Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the southwest?

Israel
πŸ™‚ Yes, that right. Israel also shares borders with Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
Jordan
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Syria
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Lebanon
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Saudi Arabia
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Which of these is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean approximately 1,070 km (665 mi) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA?

Bermuda
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The first person known to have reached Bermuda was Spanish sea captain Juan de BermΓΊdez in 1505.
Falkland Islands
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Gibraltar
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Turks and Caicos Islands
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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
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The Wright Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft — it flew in Kill Devil Hills on the coast of what US state in 1903?

North Carolina
πŸ™‚ Correct! The Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer four times on December 17, 1903.
Ohio
Try again. The Wright Brothers were from Ohio, but their flight experiments took place in North Carolina.
Virginia
Look south…
South Carolina
Wrong Carolina…
Georgia
Look north…

What national capital is shown in this sunset picture?

Monument at sunset

Washington, DC, USA
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Washington Monument features prominently in this photo.
Ottawa
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London
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Paris
No, but Paris does have the Luxor Obelisk.
Cairo
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What famous French landmark is shown in this picture?

Paris landmark

Louvre
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum, and is located in Paris.
Notre-Dame de Paris
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Eiffel Tower
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Arc de Triomphe
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Palace of Versailles
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“Stadt”, “ville”, and “ciudad” in German, French, and Spanish, respectively, all mean what word in English?

City
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Country
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State
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Continent
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Park
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What small European country is bordered by France, Belgium, and Germany?

Luxembourg
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Fun fact: Luxembourg is the seat of the European Court of Justice.
Liechtenstein
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Andorra
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Malta
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San Marino
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What is the largest country by area in Africa?

Algeria
πŸ™‚ Correct. Algeria is the largestΒ at 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi), followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Libya, and Chad.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Sudan
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Libya
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Chad
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This famous mausoleum is found in which country?

Taj Mahal

India
πŸ™‚ You’re right! This is the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. It was commissioned in 1632 by a Mughal emperor.
Pakistan
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Saudi Arabia
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Turkey
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Iran
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Which country’s Olympic committee and government representatives were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea?

Russia
πŸ™‚ That’s right, due to a doping controversy; though some selected Russian athletes were allowed to compete under the Olympic flag as an “Olympic Athlete from Russia”.
United States
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South Africa
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China
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North Korea
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The Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden houses what attraction?

A 17th century ship
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Vasa Museum houses the only almost fully-intact 17th century ship.
Artifacts from Swedish pop bands
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Viking remnants
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King Gustav Vasa’s stuffed horse and suit of armor
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Swedish military history collection
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The country formerly known as Burma is now named which of the following?

Myanmar
πŸ™‚ Yes! Burma is now called Myanmar.
Bangladesh
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Bhutan
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Laos
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Thailand
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What is the only country in Central America with English as an official language?

Belize
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Kriol and Spanish are also spoken widely in Belize.
Guatemala
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Honduras
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El Salvador
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Nicaragua
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Can you guess which European capital is shown here?

Nyhavn

Copenhagen
πŸ™‚ You got it! This is Nyhavn, a waterfront entertainment district in Copenhagen.
Stockholm
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Oslo
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Helsinki
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London
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What inscribed language is shown in this picture taken at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain?

Alhambra inscriptions
Alhambra inscriptions
Arabic
πŸ™‚ That’s correct! Arabic inscriptions are carved in the walls of the Alhambra palace and fortress complex built for Muslim emirs.
Spanish
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Persian
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Tuareg
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Portuguese
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The team from this Caribbean island nation off the northeast coast of Venezuela beat the United States’ team in a soccer/football qualifier match in 2017 to prevent the US from reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Trinidad and Tobago
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Trinidad and Tobago is the southernmost nation in the Caribbean. Their team beat the US team 2-1.
Barbados
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Dominica
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Grenada
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Martinique
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In which Arabian Peninsula city can you find the Burj Khalifa building?

Burj Kalifa
Burj Kalifa
Dubai
πŸ™‚ Correct! The Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai, UAE.
Muscat
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Abu Dhabi
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Doha
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Riyadh
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In which city are this iconic tower and famous bridge (in the background) found?

Tower and Bridge

London
πŸ™‚ You’re right! These are the Tower of London in the foreground and the Tower Bridge in the background.
Paris
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Montreal
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Madrid
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Barcelona
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In which US city is the Carter Presidential Center found?

Carter Presidential Center
Carter Presidential Center
Atlanta
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Raleigh
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Richmond
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Dallas
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Birmingham
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What are the five largest countries in the world, in order from first to fifth (by land area)?

Russia, Canada, United States of America, China, Brazil
πŸ™‚ You’re right! See this top 10 list of theΒ world’s largest nations, measured in square kilometers of land area.
Russia, Canada, United States of America, China, Australia
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Russia, Canada, United States of America, Brazil, China
Nope, give it another shot! China is larger than Brazil.
Russia, Canada, China, United States of America, Brazil
No, the USA is larger than China.
Canada, Russia, United States of America, China, Brazil
Sorry, Russia is larger than Canada.

Which country’s flag is shown here?

 

Flag

Austria
πŸ™‚ Yes!
Italy
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Poland
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Denmark
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Canada
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Who of the following has not been president of France?

Pierre Mauroy
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Mauroy was France’s prime minister under president Mitterrand.
Emmanuel Macron
Oops — try again! Emmanuel Macron became president of France in 2017.
François Hollande
Nope, give it another shot! FranΓ§ois Hollande was France’s president from 2012 to 2017.
Nicolas Sarkozy
Guess again — Nicolas Sarkozy was French president from 2007 to 2012.
Jacques Chirac
Sorry, Jacques Chirac was France’s president from 1995 to 2007.