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
๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right! The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center.
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
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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What historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan is that country’s most-visited tourist attraction?

Petra
๐Ÿ™‚ 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
๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right! Here is a list of New Zealand cities by population.
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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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
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
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12
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15
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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
๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right! The Sami people have historically been called “Lapps” or “Laplanders” in English, but the name “Sami” is preferred.
Finnic people
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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

In which South American country is Machu Picchu located?

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Peru
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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
๐Ÿ™‚ Wunderbar! “Wo bin ich?” means “Where am I?” in German.
Spain
No, that’d be “ยฟDรณnde estoy?”
France
Nope, they’d more likely say “Oรน suis-je?”
Netherlands
A Dutch person would more likely ask “Waar ben ik?”
Norway
Sorry, the local would more likely say “Hvor er jeg?”

Euro bank notes added the word “ะ•ะ’ะ ะž” (in Cyrillic characters) due to which country joining the European Union in 2007?

EURO (EBPO) notes
EURO (EBPO) notes
Bulgaria
๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right! Bulgaria was the first EU member state with a language whose character set uses Cyrillic, so “EBPO” is now printed on Euro bills. The word “EURO” is also printed in Latin and Greek characters.
Slovakia
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Romania
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Slovenia
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Estonia
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Islamabad is the capital city of which Asian country?

Pakistan
๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right! Interestingly, while Islamabad is the capital, it is not one of the top five largest cities in Pakistan (as of 2018).
India
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Afghanistan
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Tajikistan
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Turkmenistan
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The longest international border in the world between two countries divides which two countries?

United States and Canada
๐Ÿ™‚ 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 European Union member state has intentionally avoided the obligation to adopt the euro by not meeting the associated monetary and budgetary requirements? (The United Kingdom and Denmark negotiated exemptions)

Euro bills
Euro bills
Sweden
๐Ÿ™‚ Du har rรคtt (you’re right)! Sweden continues to use the krona (crown) as its currency instead of the euro.
Switzerland
Switzerland is not an EU member (as of 2018).
Norway
Norway is not an EU member state (as of 2018).
Turkey
Turkey is not an EU member state (as of 2018).
Iceland
Iceland is not an EU member state (as of 2018).

Which politician became president of the People’s Republic of China in 2012?

Xi Jinping
๐Ÿ™‚ 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
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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
๐Ÿ™‚ 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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Which Asian city is shown in this picture?

Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge and skyline
Tokyo
๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right! Rainbow Bridge crosses Tokyo Bay, shown here.
Beijing
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Seoul
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Singapore
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Shanghai
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What is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia?

Germany
๐Ÿ™‚ 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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