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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Capital:  Thimpu.  Which country?

    • A.

      Bhutan

    • B.

      Sierra Leone

    • C.

      St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    • D.

      American Samoa

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Bhutan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bhutan because Thimpu is the capital city of Bhutan.

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  • 2. 

     Dhaka is the capital of which country?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      Maldives

    • C.

      Falkland Islands

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    • E.

      Senegal

    Correct Answer
    D. Bangladesh
    Explanation
    Capital of Senegal is Dakar

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  • 3. 

    The Capital:  Hanoi.  Which country?

    • A.

      Vietnam

    • B.

      Sierra Leone

    • C.

      Namibia

    • D.

      Croatia

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Vietnam
    Explanation
    The capital of Hanoi is a key clue in identifying the country. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, making it the correct answer. Sierra Leone, Namibia, and Croatia are not associated with the capital of Hanoi, so they can be ruled out as options. "None of the above" is also incorrect because Vietnam is indeed the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    The Capital:  Islamabad.  Which country?

    • A.

      Maldives

    • B.

      American Samoa

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Pakistan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pakistan because Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan.

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  • 5. 

    The Capital:  Phnom Penh.  Which country?

    • A.

      Bangladesh

    • B.

      Sierra Leone

    • C.

      Cambodia

    • D.

      Nuie

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cambodia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cambodia because Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia.

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  • 6. 

    The Capital:  Lusaka.  Which country?

    • A.

      Congo

    • B.

      Zimbabwe

    • C.

      Zambia

    • D.

      Namibia

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Zambia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zambia because Lusaka is the capital of Zambia.

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  • 7. 

    The Capital:  Pago Pago.  The country?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      Maldives

    • C.

      American Samoa

    • D.

      Nuie

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. American Samoa
    Explanation
    American Samoa is the correct answer because the question asks for the country associated with the capital Pago Pago, and American Samoa is a U.S. territory located in the South Pacific Ocean.

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  • 8. 

    The Capital:  Gabarone.  Which country?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      Botswana

    • C.

      Nuie

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Botswana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Botswana because the capital city mentioned, Gabarone, is the capital of Botswana.

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  • 9. 

    The Capital:  Windhoek.  Which country?

    • A.

      Namibia

    • B.

      Croatia

    • C.

      St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    • D.

      Falkland Islands

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Namibia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Namibia because Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia.

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  • 10. 

    The capital:  Nuuk  Which country?

    • A.

      Maldives

    • B.

      Greenland

    • C.

      Croatia

    • D.

      Sierra Leone

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Greenland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Greenland because Nuuk is the capital city of Greenland. Maldives, Croatia, and Sierra Leone are not correct answers as they do not have Nuuk as their capital. "None of the above" is also not the correct answer as Greenland is listed as one of the options.

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  • 11. 

    In what country is Angkor Watt?

    • A.

      Vietnam

    • B.

      Cambodia

    • C.

      Thailand

    • D.

      Laos

    Correct Answer
    B. Cambodia
    Explanation
    Angkor Wat is located in Cambodia. It is a temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world. It was originally built as a Hindu temple in the 12th century but later transformed into a Buddhist temple. Angkor Wat is a significant cultural and historical site in Cambodia, attracting millions of tourists each year.

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  • 12. 

    In what country is Machu Pichu?

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      Bolivia

    • C.

      Peru

    • D.

      Colombia

    • E.

      Ecuador

    Correct Answer
    C. Peru
    Explanation
    Machu Picchu is located in Peru. This ancient Incan city is situated high in the Andes Mountains and is a popular tourist destination known for its breathtaking views and well-preserved ruins.

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  • 13. 

    In what country is the Taj Mahal?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Sri Lanka

    Correct Answer
    C. India
    Explanation
    The Taj Mahal is located in India. It is a famous monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and is a symbol of love and architectural excellence.

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  • 14. 

    The Capital is Damascus...What is the country? 

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Sierra Leone

    • C.

      Sudan

    • D.

      Senegal

    • E.

      Syria

    Correct Answer
    E. Syria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Syria because Damascus is the capital of Syria.

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  • 15. 

    In which country is the Sphinx?

    • A.

      Morocco

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Egypt

    • D.

      Syria

    Correct Answer
    C. Egypt
    Explanation
    The Sphinx is located in Egypt. The Sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. It is situated on the west bank of the Nile River, near the city of Giza. The Sphinx is one of the most famous and iconic landmarks in Egypt and is believed to have been built during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre in the 26th century BC. It is a significant symbol of ancient Egyptian civilization and attracts millions of tourists from around the world.

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  • 16. 

    In what country is the Great Wall?

    Correct Answer
    China
    Explanation
    The Great Wall is located in China. It is a famous historical landmark that stretches across the northern part of the country. Built during various dynasties, the Great Wall was primarily constructed as a defensive structure to protect China from invasions. It is one of the most iconic symbols of China and attracts millions of tourists from around the world.

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  • 17. 

    In what country is Chichen Itza 

    Correct Answer
    Mexico
    Explanation
    Chichen itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. The archaeological site is located in the Mexican state of Yucatán. Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico; an estimated 1.2 million tourists visit the ruins every year.

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  • 18. 

    In which country is the Potala Palace?

    Correct Answer
    Tibet
    Explanation
    Only the Chinese pretend that Tibet is not a country!




    Perched upon Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, the Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet.

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  • 19. 

    Where is St Basils Cathedral?

    • A.

      Latvia

    • B.

      Estonia

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Albania

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
  • 20. 

    Where is Varanassi?

    Correct Answer
    India, On the Ganges
    Explanation
    Varanasi, also known as Varanassi, is located in India. It is situated on the banks of the Ganges River. Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and holds immense religious and cultural significance for Hindus. The city is known for its ghats, where pilgrims gather to bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges and perform rituals. Varanasi is a major spiritual hub and a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.

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  • 21. 

    In what country is the Eiffel Tower located?

    Correct Answer
    France, Paris, Paris France
    Explanation
    The Eiffel Tower is located in France, specifically in the city of Paris. It is a famous landmark and symbol of France, attracting millions of tourists every year. Paris is often referred to as the "City of Love" and is known for its rich history, art, and culture. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and is an iconic symbol of both Paris and France.

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  • 22. 

    Where is Stonehenge?

    Correct Answer
    United Kingdom, UK, England
    Explanation
    Stonehenge is located in the United Kingdom, specifically in England. The iconic prehistoric monument attracts millions of visitors each year. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its mysterious stone circle formation. Stonehenge is considered an important archaeological site and holds cultural and historical significance.

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  • 23. 

    In what country are the Bagan Temples?

    Correct Answer
    Burma, Myanmar
    Explanation
    is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.

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