Yiddish, when written, uses characters from which language?

Hebrew
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews.
Greek
Oops — try again!
Latin
Nope, give it another shot!
Persian
Guess again!
Sanskrit
Sorry, want to pick another?

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
Oops — try again!
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
Oops — try again!
The Bahamas
Nope, give it another shot!
Anguilla
Guess again!
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
Oops — try again!
Beckley
Nope, give it another shot!
Morgantown
Guess again!
Huntington
Sorry, want to pick another?

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
Oops — try again!
Vilnius
Nope, give it another shot!
Warsaw
Guess again!
Minsk
Sorry, want to pick another?

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
Oops — try again!
Wisconsin
Nope, give it another shot!
Georgia
Guess again!
Tennessee
Sorry, want to pick another?

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
Oops — try again!
Alexandria
Nope, give it another shot!
Ephesus
Guess again!
Memphis
Sorry, want to pick another?

In which US city will you find the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum?

US city

Chicago
πŸ™‚ Right!
New York
Oops — try again!
Los Angeles
Nope, give it another shot!
Houston
Guess again!
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
Oops — try again!
Malaysia
Nope, give it another shot!
Laos
Guess again!
Bangladesh
Sorry, want to pick another?

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
Oops — try again!
Yemen
Nope, give it another shot!
Ethiopia
Guess again!
Oman
Sorry, want to pick another?

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
Oops — try again!
Vietnam
Nope, give it another shot!
India
Guess again!
Thailand
Sorry, want to pick another?

Which US state straddles the Tropic of Cancer?

Hawaii
πŸ™‚ You’re right!
Alaska
Oops — try again!
Mississippi
Nope, give it another shot!
Maine
Guess again!
Washington
Sorry, want to pick another?

How many Canadian provinces (not territories) can you name?

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There are ten Canadian provinces. From west to east: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador

What is the smallest country in the world (by area)?

Vatican City
Monaco
Oops — try again!
Nauru
No, but Nauru is the smallest country that isn’t a city-state.
Tuvalu
Guess again!
San Marino
Sorry, want to pick another?

Which one-word country name (in English) is the longest, with 13 letters?

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In which city can you find this famous “Opera House”?

opera house

Sydney, Australia
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center.
Melbourne, Australia
Oops — try again!
London, UK
Nope, give it another shot!
Auckland, New Zealand
Guess again!
Shanghai, China
Sorry, want to pick another?

In which city can you find the Colosseum (pictured)?

Colosseum

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The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is located in Rome, Italy.