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
🙂 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 the largest US state (by area) east of the Mississippi River?

Michigan
🙂 You’re right! Michigan is by far the largest state east of the Mississippi.
Florida
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Wisconsin
Nope, give it another shot!
Georgia
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Tennessee
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In which US city will you find the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum?

US city

Chicago
🙂 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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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 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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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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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!)

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
Nope, give it another shot!
12
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15
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What is the sole US state that includes only three unique letters in its name?

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Ohio: O, H, and I

In which South American country is Machu Picchu located?

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Peru
🙂 You’re right!
Bolivia
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Columbia
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Brazil
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Argentina
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If a local asks you “wo bin ich?”, in which of the following countries would you most likely be?

Germany
🙂 Wunderbar! “Wo bin ich?” means “Where am I?” in German.
Spain
No, that’d be “¿Dónde estoy?”
France
Nope, they’d more likely say “Où suis-je?”
Netherlands
A Dutch person would more likely ask “Waar ben ik?”
Norway
Sorry, the local would more likely say “Hvor er jeg?”

The longest international border in the world between two countries divides which two countries?

United States and Canada
🙂 Correct! This border runs between the second (Canada) and fourth (USA) largest countries in the world.
United States and Mexico
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Russia and China
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Argentina and Chile
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Russia and Kazakhstan
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Which politician became president of the People’s Republic of China in 2012?

Xi Jinping
🙂 You’re right! As of 2018, Xi Jinping continues as President of the People’s Republic of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
Hu Jintao
Oops — try again! Hu Jintao preceded Xi Jinping.
Jiang Zemin
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Yang Shangkun
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Li Xiannian
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What is the second-largest state (by area) in the United States after Alaska?

Texas
🙂 You got it! The largest states are, starting with the largest: Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, and New Mexico.
California
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Montana
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New Mexico
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Arizona
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What is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia?

Germany
🙂 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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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of which US city?

Hollywood

Los Angeles
🙂 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
🙂 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
🙂 You’re right! The first person known to have reached Bermuda was Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez 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
🙂 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…