What is the most common surname in most US states?

Smith
🙂 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.

What is the name of the island which the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic share?

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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
Nope, give it another shot!
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!)

What is the name for the Finno-Ugric people who live in large parts of Norway and Sweden, northern parts of Finland, and the Murmansk Oblast of Russia?

Finland

Sami people
🙂 You’re right! The Sami people have historically been called “Lapps” or “Laplanders” in English, but the name “Sami” is preferred.
Finnic people
Oops — try again! Finnic peoples
Rus’ people
Nope, give it another shot! Rus’ people
Suomi
Guess again! “Suomi” refers to Finland or the Finnish language.
Danes
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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

The country formerly known as Burma is now named which of the following?

Myanmar
🙂 Yes! Burma is now called Myanmar.
Bangladesh
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Bhutan
Nope, give it another shot!
Laos
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Thailand
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The Republic of Zaire was the name for which country between 1971 and 1997?

Democratic Republic of the Congo
🙂 Great!
Cameroon
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Central African Republic
Nope, give it another shot!
Rwanda
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Uganda
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“Hrvatska” is the name of what country (in its native language)?

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
Croatia
🙂 Well done!
Romania
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Hungary
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Albania
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Београд is the Cyrillic name of the capital of which country?

Београд
Београд
Serbia
🙂 Well done!
Slovakia
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Slovenia
Nope, give it another shot!
Bulgaria
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Belarus
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