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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ 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
πŸ™‚ That’s correct! The 13 US states that border Canada (including on Lake Erie) are: Maine, New Hampshire,Β Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania,Β 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
πŸ™‚ 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
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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
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
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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
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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