Alibaba and Tencent are (as of 2018) giant tech companies based in which country?

China
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Chinese companies’ share of the largest tech companies in the world continues to grow.
United Kingdom
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Syria
Nope, you may be thinking of the book One Thousand and One Nights.
Japan
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Korea
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Which European city is the historical capital of Bohemia?

Prague
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Prague is now the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic (Czechia).
Vienna
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Salzburg
Nope, give it another shot!
Dresden
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Krakow
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Israel captured the West Bank from which country in the Six-Day War in 1967?

Syria
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Egypt
Nope, give it another shot!
Lebanon
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Saudi Arabia
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Which country had the smallest population when its football team competed in the World Cup final?

Croatia
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Argentina
Nope, give it another shot!
Iceland
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Hungary
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Which country’s football team won the World Cup in 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006?

Italy
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Here’s a history of World Cup championships.
Germany
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Brazil
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France
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Uruguay
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What is the capital city of Australia?

Canberra
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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Perth
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Brisbane
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Yiddish, when written, uses characters from which language?

Hebrew
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews.
Greek
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Latin
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Persian
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Sanskrit
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In what year did the USSR dissolve?

1989
Too early! Though the Berlin Wall did fall that year.
1992
No… Try again! Too late…
2001
incorrect
1999
Nope

What is the capital of the country of Latvia?

Riga
πŸ™‚ Correct!
Tallinn
Oops!
Vilnius
No… Try again!
Warsaw
incorrect
Helsinki
Nope

Which country’s submission won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest?

Israel
πŸ™‚ Correct! The winning song was “Toy” by Netta.
Austria
Oops!
Sweden
No… They’ve won enough times. πŸ˜‰
Cyprus
Not this year.
Hungary
Nope, but they did have the sole heavy metal song in the finals!

What port city in southeastern North Carolina was the birthplace of Michael Jordan, the great National Basketball Association (NBA) player?

Wilmington
πŸ™‚ Correct!
Charleston
Oops, wrong city and state!
Savannah
No, wrong city and state.
Raleigh
No..
Norfolk
Wrong city and state.

What is the most common surname in most US states?

Smith
πŸ™‚ Correct! Smith, Williams, and Johnson are common in many states.
Jones
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Lee
No, but it is common in Hawaii.
Garcia
Garcia is one of the more common surnames in the southwestern US. In fact, California’s top 3 surnames are all Latino in origin.
Miller
Miller is common in several states, but not most states.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of the Netherlands, CuraΓ§ao, Sint Maarten, and which other country?

Aruba
πŸ™‚ Correct! Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Bermuda
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The Bahamas
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Anguilla
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Barbados
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In which West Virginia town did abolitionist John Brown initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal?

Harper’s Ferry
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Of interest is that Frederick Douglass declined to join the raid at Harper’s Ferry.
Charleston
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Beckley
Nope, give it another shot!
Morgantown
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Huntington
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What is Estonia’s capital and largest city?

Tallinn
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Tallinn is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
Riga
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Vilnius
Nope, give it another shot!
Warsaw
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Minsk
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What is the largest US state (by area) east of the Mississippi River?

Michigan
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Michigan is by far the largest state east of the Mississippi.
Florida
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Wisconsin
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Georgia
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Tennessee
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In which British city was William Shakespeare born?

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The Second Temple of which ancient city was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE?

Jerusalem
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Second Temple was the Jewish Holy Temple.
Babylon
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Alexandria
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Ephesus
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Memphis
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In which US city will you find the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum?

US city

Chicago
πŸ™‚ Right!
New York
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Seattle
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What is the name of the island which the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic share?

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Which US city has professional sports teams with these names?: Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, and Stars

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In which country is the city of Mandalay located?

Myanmar (Burma)
πŸ™‚ Right!
Vietnam
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Malaysia
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Laos
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Bangladesh
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What four countries constitute the United Kingdom?

United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales, andΒ Northern Ireland.

Which country forms part of the Horn of Africa and juts out into the Arabian Sea?

Somalia
πŸ™‚ Right! Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia are the countries that form the Horn of Africa, with Somalia being the eastern-most.
Kenya
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Yemen
Nope, give it another shot!
Ethiopia
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Oman
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Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, is located in which Asian country?

Cambodia
πŸ™‚ Correct! Angkor WatΒ was constructed as a Hindu temple.
Malaysia
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Vietnam
Nope, give it another shot!
India
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Thailand
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