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

China
๐Ÿ™‚ 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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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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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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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

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

Israel
๐Ÿ™‚ Correct! The winning song was “Toy” by Netta.
Austria
Oops!
Sweden
No… They’ve won enough times. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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, Curaรงao, Sint Maarten, and which other country?

Aruba
๐Ÿ™‚ Correct! Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Bermuda
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The Bahamas
Nope, give it another shot!
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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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 US city will you find the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum?

US city

Chicago
๐Ÿ™‚ 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, andย 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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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
๐Ÿ™‚ That’s correct! The 13 US states that border Canada (including on Lake Erie) are: Maine, New Hampshire,ย Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania,ย 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
๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right!
Bolivia
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Columbia
Nope, give it another shot!
Brazil
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Argentina
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