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
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Charleston
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Beckley
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Morgantown
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Huntington
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What is Estonia’s capital and largest city?

Tallinn
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Riga
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Vilnius
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Warsaw
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Minsk
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What is the largest US state (by area) east of the Mississippi River?

Michigan
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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
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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
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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)
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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, and Northern Ireland.

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

Somalia
🙂 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
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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
🙂 Correct! Angkor Wat was constructed as a Hindu temple.
Malaysia
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Vietnam
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India
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Thailand
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Which US state straddles the Tropic of Cancer?

Hawaii
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Alaska
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Mississippi
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Maine
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Washington
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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
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Nauru
No, but Nauru is the smallest country that isn’t a city-state.
Tuvalu
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San Marino
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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
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Melbourne, Australia
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London, UK
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Shanghai, China
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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.

What portmanteau of “motor” and “town” has become a nickname for Detroit, and is a record company name?

Detroit

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Motown was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

What Russian city was called Leningrad from 1924 until 1991?

Formerly Leningrad

Saint Petersburg
🙂 Correct! Additionally, Saint Petersburg was called Petrograd from 1914 to 1924.
Moscow
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Novosibirsk
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Yekaterinburg
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Nizhny Novgorod
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What historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan is that country’s most-visited tourist attraction?

Petra
🙂 You’re right! Petra is probably best known for Al-Khazneh (“The Treasury”), a temple carved out of a sandstone rock face.
Amman
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Zarqa
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Irbid
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Sinai
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How many US states can you identify that use only four unique letters in their names?

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Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah. (Ohio has only three!)

What is the most populous city in New Zealand?

New Zealand

Auckland
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Wellington
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Christchurch
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Hamilton
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Tauranga
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How many countries have coastline on the Mediterranean Sea?

Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
21
🙂 Right! The countries with coastline on the Mediterranean Sea are Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
7
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15
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10
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12
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How many US states border Canada?

13
🙂 That’s correct! The 13 US states that border Canada (including on Lake Erie) are: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska
10
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9
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12
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15
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