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1. Approximately how many countries are there in the world? Count yourself
correct if you guess within 20.


2. True or false: Two countries with at least one McDonald's franchise
apiece have never gone to war with each other.


3. If you felt like having your toe bitten off by a Komodo dragon on its
home turf, to which country would you book your flight?


4. Which western European nation's name originally meant "land of the


5. Where would you find the Spanish Steps? Hint: It's not Spain.


6. Where would you find the Swiss Guard? Hint: It's not Switzerland.

Vatican City

7. What animal are the Canary Islands named for? Hint: It's not a bird.


8. Where would you find the Luxembourg Gardens? Hint: It's not Luxembourg.

9. Where is Tabasco Sauce made? Hint: It's not Tabasco, Mexico.

New Orleans

10. Where would you find Harry's New York Bar? Hint: It's not New York.

San Francisco

11. Where would you find Waterloo Station? Hint: It's not in Waterloo,

12. If you were being pompous in the pampas, where would you be?

13. Lake Tahoe is considered to be the second-largest alpine lake in the
world. What's the largest?

Lake Geneva

14. It's the home of Queen Maud Land and Vinson Massif, and the entire
continent is covered by a single international dialing code: 672. What
continent are we talking about?


15. This Ecuadoran island chain's official name is the Archipiélago de
Colón, but nobody calls it that. What do we know it as?


16. The family of Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen must have been proud as
punch when one of the world's largest objects was named for the British
explorer. But, pretty much from the start, the public has refused to call it
that, preferring a surveyor's original alpha-numeric designation. What is
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17. "Providence Plantations" is part of the official name of one U.S. state,
although virtually no one calls it that. Which one? Rhode Island

18. Nobody seems to agree on the name for this large body of water, although
of its three most common names, the Vermilion Sea is the, well, least
common. What are the other two?

19. What independent nation's name derives from "White Russia?" Beleraus

20. Where do Panama hats come from? Hint: It's not Panama. Miami

21. Mexico's capital is Mexico City. Three other world capitals are
similarly named (the name of the country plus "city"), and a fourth sort of
qualifies. How many can you name? Panama City

22. What name did Europeans give to the smallish oranges shipped from the
Moroccan port of Tangiers?


23. What state celebrates the California gull as its official state bird?
Hint: It's not California. Arizona

24. Rank these three places in size, from smallest to largest: the island of
Manhattan, Orlando's Disney World, and the Dallas/Fort Worth International

25. What is the only continent without an active volcano?

26. If a Parisian described you as gauche, on which side of the River Seine
would you presumably be?

27. In the names of the 50 states you can find every letter in the alphabet
- except one. Which one? X

28. Bernardo O'Higgins was one of the founding fathers of what nation? Hint:
It's nowhere near Ireland.


29. What's further north? Venice or Vladivostok, Siberia? Venice

30. Every planet in out solar system is named for a figure from Roman or
Greek mythology - except one. Which? Earth

31. In Venice, all gondolas - except those belonging to high-ranking
officials - are legally required to be painted a certain color. Which one?

32. If you wanted to travel between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.
Paul by river boat, what river would you use?

33. In what city would you find the neighborhood known as Elephant and
Castle? London

34. In what national park would you find Fairy Falls, Hellroaring Creek and
the Firehole River? Yosemite

35. If you desired to donate blood in Transylvania, to what country would
you travel? Romania

36. Place these capitals in order of altitude, from lowest to highest:
Guatemala City, Nairobi, Kathmandu.

37. Which part of New York City was originally given a name by the Dutch
that means broken land? Manhattan

38. The nations of East Timor, El Salvador and Ecuador all use the same
currency. Which one? Dollar

40. What, exactly, is a Hoosier? Resident of Indinaadvertisement | your ad

41. Into which sea does the Crimean Peninsula jut? Red Sea

42. One end of the Hoover Dam is in Nevada. In which state is the other end?

43. At Khartoum, in Sudan, the white and blue versions of this geographic
feature meet. What are we talking about?


44. If you wanted to mellow out in the Most Serene Republic of San Marino,
where would you find it?

Between Spain and France

45. Nigeria, Niger: Which one is landlocked?Niger

46. The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, a Portuguese-speaking
island nation, is just off the coast of what continent? North America

47. What mountain range separates China from Pakistan? Himilayas

48. North Korea shares borders with South Korea, China - and one other
country. Which one? Russia

49. Is New Zealand's capital, Wellington, at the north end of the South
Island or the south end of the North Island? south end of the North Island

50. The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador didn't join Canada
until 1949; previously it belonged to Great Britain. Which part is an
island, and which part is on the mainland? Newfoundland

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