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
πŸ™‚ 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

In which South American country is Machu Picchu located?

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Peru
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ Wunderbar! “Wo bin ich?” means “Where am I?” in German.
Spain
No, that’d be “ΒΏDΓ³nde estoy?”
France
Nope, they’d more likely say “OΓΉ 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 “Π•Π’Π Πž” (in Cyrillic characters) due to which country joining the European Union in 2007?

EURO (EBPO) notes
EURO (EBPO) notes
Bulgaria
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ Du har rΓ€tt (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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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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Which European city is shown in this picture?

Oktoberfest

Munich
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Shown is the Oktoberfest, a folk festival held annually in Munich.
Stockholm
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Frankfurt
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Hamburg
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Copenhagen
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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of which US city?

Hollywood

Los Angeles
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The first person known to have reached Bermuda was Spanish sea captain Juan de BermΓΊdez 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
πŸ™‚ 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…

What national capital is shown in this sunset picture?

Monument at sunset

Washington, DC, USA
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Washington Monument features prominently in this photo.
Ottawa
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London
Nope, give it another shot!
Paris
No, but Paris does have the Luxor Obelisk.
Cairo
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What famous French landmark is shown in this picture?

Paris landmark

Louvre
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum, and is located in Paris.
Notre-Dame de Paris
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Eiffel Tower
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Arc de Triomphe
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Palace of Versailles
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“Stadt”, “ville”, and “ciudad” in German, French, and Spanish, respectively, all mean what word in English?

City
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Country
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State
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Continent
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Park
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What small European country is bordered by France, Belgium, and Germany?

Luxembourg
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Fun fact: Luxembourg is the seat of the European Court of Justice.
Liechtenstein
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Andorra
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Malta
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San Marino
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What is the largest country by area in Africa?

Algeria
πŸ™‚ Correct. Algeria is the largestΒ at 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi), followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Libya, and Chad.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Sudan
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Libya
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Chad
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This famous mausoleum is found in which country?

Taj Mahal

India
πŸ™‚ You’re right! This is the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. It was commissioned in 1632 by a Mughal emperor.
Pakistan
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Saudi Arabia
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Turkey
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Iran
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Which country’s Olympic committee and government representatives were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea?

Russia
πŸ™‚ That’s right, due to a doping controversy; though some selected Russian athletes were allowed to compete under the Olympic flag as an “Olympic Athlete from Russia”.
United States
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South Africa
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China
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North Korea
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The Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden houses what attraction?

A 17th century ship
πŸ™‚ You’re right! The Vasa Museum houses the only almost fully-intact 17th century ship.
Artifacts from Swedish pop bands
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Viking remnants
Nope, give it another shot!
King Gustav Vasa’s stuffed horse and suit of armor
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Swedish military history collection
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