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  • 1. 

    Which river has tributaries named the Lahn and the Mosel?

    • A.

      Rhone

    • B.

      Volga

    • C.

      Danube

    • D.

      Rhine

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhine
    Explanation
    The Rhine river has tributaries named the Lahn and the Mosel. The Rhine is one of the major rivers in Europe, flowing through several countries including Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The Lahn and the Mosel are two important tributaries that join the Rhine along its course. The Rhine is known for its scenic beauty and plays a significant role in transportation and trade in the region.

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  • 2. 

    What is the capital of the Isle of Man?

    • A.

      St. Peter Port

    • B.

      Kingsbury

    • C.

      St. Helier

    • D.

      Douglas

    Correct Answer
    D. Douglas
    Explanation
    Douglas is the correct answer because it is the capital of the Isle of Man. The other options, St. Peter Port, Kingsbury, and St. Helier, are not the capitals of the Isle of Man. Therefore, Douglas is the only correct choice for the capital of the Isle of Man.

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  • 3. 

    What country would you have to visit to enjoy a taste of Hymettus honey?

    • A.

      Poland

    • B.

      Greece

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. Greece
    Explanation
    To enjoy a taste of Hymettus honey, one would have to visit Greece. Hymettus honey is a type of honey that is produced in the region of Hymettus, which is located in Greece. This honey is known for its high quality and distinct flavor, making Greece the ideal destination for anyone looking to experience its unique taste.

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  • 4. 

    What is the highest navigable body of water in the world?

    • A.

      Lake Superior

    • B.

      Caspian Sea

    • C.

      Lake Titicaca

    • D.

      Dead Sea

    Correct Answer
    C. Lake Titicaca
    Explanation
    Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable body of water in the world. It is located in the Andes Mountains between Bolivia and Peru, at an elevation of 3,812 meters (12,507 feet) above sea level. The lake is not only known for its high altitude but also for its size and cultural significance. It is the largest lake in South America by volume and has been inhabited by indigenous people for thousands of years. The presence of boats and ships on the lake makes it navigable, distinguishing it as the highest navigable body of water globally.

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  • 5. 

    Which was the first modern country in the world not to have a rectangular or square flag?

    • A.

      Turkmenistan

    • B.

      Chad

    • C.

      Nepal

    • D.

      Swaziland

    Correct Answer
    C. Nepal
    Explanation
    Nepal is the correct answer because it is the first modern country in the world to have a non-rectangular or square flag. Nepal's flag is unique in shape, consisting of two overlapping triangles. This design sets it apart from other countries and makes it distinctive.

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  • 6. 

    What was the capital of the Brazilian Empire when Emperor Dom Pedro I fled Napoleon from Portugal to Brazil?

    • A.

      Brasilia

    • B.

      Rio De Janeiro

    • C.

      Salvador

    • D.

      Belo Horizonte

    Correct Answer
    B. Rio De Janeiro
    Explanation
    Rio De Janeiro was the capital of the Brazilian Empire when Emperor Dom Pedro I fled Napoleon from Portugal to Brazil. Rio De Janeiro served as the capital of Brazil from 1763 until 1960 when it was replaced by Brasilia. During the time of the Brazilian Empire, Rio De Janeiro was not only the political center but also the economic and cultural hub of the country. It played a significant role in the history of Brazil and was the location where many important events took place, including the declaration of Brazil's independence from Portugal in 1822.

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  • 7. 

    Which European country has approximately the same population as the U.K., but is 2.5 times as larger?

    • A.

      Poland

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    France is the correct answer because it has approximately the same population as the U.K., but it is 2.5 times larger in terms of land area. This means that France has a larger geographical size compared to the U.K., even though both countries have a similar population.

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  • 8. 

    In which city will you find the Tiergarten Park?

    • A.

      Copenhagen

    • B.

      Brussels

    • C.

      Dresden

    • D.

      Berlin

    Correct Answer
    D. Berlin
    Explanation
    Tiergarten Park is located in Berlin.

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  • 9. 

    Which river runs from central to eastern Europe?

    • A.

      Nile

    • B.

      Volga

    • C.

      Danube

    • D.

      Shannon

    Correct Answer
    C. Danube
    Explanation
    The Danube river runs from central to eastern Europe. It is the second longest river in Europe, flowing through or forming the borders of ten countries. It originates in the Black Forest of Germany and passes through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine before emptying into the Black Sea. The Danube is an important waterway for transportation and trade, and it also holds cultural and historical significance for the countries it passes through.

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  • 10. 

    Which country is known by its inhabitants as Suomi?

    • A.

      Finland

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Holland

    • D.

      Poland

    Correct Answer
    A. Finland
    Explanation
    Finland is known by its inhabitants as Suomi. This is because "Suomi" is the Finnish name for Finland. The other options, Egypt, Holland, and Poland, are not known by their inhabitants as Suomi. Therefore, the correct answer is Finland.

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  • 11. 

    Where is the wettest area of the world?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Southeast Asia

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      Seattle

    Correct Answer
    B. Southeast Asia
    Explanation
    Southeast Asia is the wettest area of the world due to its tropical climate and monsoon seasons. The region experiences high levels of rainfall throughout the year, with heavy downpours and frequent thunderstorms. This is attributed to the warm and moist air masses that converge over the area, resulting in abundant precipitation. The combination of factors such as proximity to the equator, mountainous terrain, and the influence of monsoons make Southeast Asia the wettest region globally.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these is the only capital that is not on the continent of Africa?

    • A.

      Freetown

    • B.

      Bamako

    • C.

      Baku

    • D.

      Rabat

    Correct Answer
    C. Baku
    Explanation
    Baku is the correct answer because it is the capital of Azerbaijan, which is located in the region of Eurasia. It is not on the continent of Africa, unlike the other options. Freetown is the capital of Sierra Leone in Africa, Bamako is the capital of Mali in Africa, and Rabat is the capital of Morocco in Africa. Therefore, Baku is the only capital that is not on the continent of Africa.

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  • 13. 

    Of these anagrams, which is not a capital city?

    • A.

      Roica

    • B.

      Solo

    • C.

      Ba Rat

    • D.

      Bliter

    Correct Answer
    D. Bliter
    Explanation
    Bliter is not a capital city because it is not a recognizable name for any city in the world. The other options, Roica, Solo, and Ba Rat, could potentially be capital cities, although they are not widely known.

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  • 14. 

    What is the capital of the Canadian territory Nunavut?

    • A.

      Esquimalt

    • B.

      Ottawa

    • C.

      Iqaluit

    • D.

      St. Johns

    Correct Answer
    C. Iqaluit
    Explanation
    Iqaluit is the correct answer because it is the capital of the Canadian territory Nunavut. Nunavut is the largest and newest territory in Canada, and Iqaluit was chosen as its capital when the territory was established in 1999.

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  • 15. 

    Which country does not drive on the left side of the road?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    D. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada is the correct answer because it is one of the few countries in the world that drives on the right side of the road. In Canada, vehicles drive on the right-hand side, similar to the United States and most European countries. This is in contrast to countries like Australia, Japan, and the UK, where driving is done on the left side of the road.

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