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  • 1. 

    Who is the "gift-giver" in France on Christmas?

    • A.

      Christkind (Angelic Messenger From Jesus)

    • B.

      Pere Noel (Father Christmas)

    • C.

      Babouschka (A Grandmotherly Figure)

    • D.

      LA Befana (A Kindly Old Witch)

    Correct Answer
    B. Pere Noel (Father Christmas)
    Explanation
    Pere Noel is considered the "gift-giver" in France on Christmas. In French tradition, Pere Noel is similar to Father Christmas or Santa Claus, and he is believed to bring gifts to children on Christmas Eve. This figure is widely recognized and celebrated in France as the one who delivers presents during the holiday season.

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  • 2. 

    Which is the only continent without snakes or reptiles?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Antarctica

    Correct Answer
    D. Antarctica
    Explanation
    Antarctica is the only continent without snakes or reptiles because its extreme cold temperatures and harsh climate make it inhospitable for these cold-blooded creatures to survive. The continent is covered in ice and snow, with very limited vegetation and food sources for reptiles. The lack of suitable habitats and the inability to regulate their body temperature in such extreme conditions prevent snakes and reptiles from inhabiting Antarctica.

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  • 3. 

    Which country does not have any rivers?

    • A.

      Saudi Arabia

    • B.

      Israel

    • C.

      Chile

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    A. Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia is the correct answer because it is a desert country located in the Arabian Peninsula, with most of its land covered by the vast Arabian Desert. Due to its arid climate and lack of significant rainfall, Saudi Arabia does not have any permanent rivers. The country relies heavily on underground water sources and desalination plants for its water supply.

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  • 4. 

    Which country with a total area of 2,381,740 square kilometers has Algiers as its capital city?

    • A.

      Cook Islands

    • B.

      Burma

    • C.

      Sao Tome And Principe

    • D.

      Algeria

    Correct Answer
    D. Algeria
    Explanation
    Algeria is the correct answer because it is the only country among the options that has Algiers as its capital city. The total area of Algeria is 2,381,740 square kilometers, matching the given information.

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  • 5. 

    What country slightly less than three-tenths the size of the U.S. uses peso as its currency?

    • A.

      Reunion

    • B.

      Argentina

    • C.

      Lesotho

    • D.

      Zimbabwe

    Correct Answer
    B. Argentina
    Explanation
    Argentina is the correct answer because it is a country that is slightly less than three-tenths the size of the U.S. and uses peso as its currency. Reunion, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe are not the correct answers as they do not fit the given criteria.

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  • 6. 

    Which country with a total area of 193 square kilometers has Oranjestad as its capital city?

    • A.

      Kuwait

    • B.

      Aruba

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Holy See (Vatican City)

    Correct Answer
    B. Aruba
    Explanation
    Aruba is the correct answer because it is a country with a total area of 193 square kilometers and Oranjestad as its capital city. Aruba is a small island located in the southern Caribbean Sea, known for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. Despite its small size, it is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with its own government and constitution. Oranjestad is the largest city and the main port of Aruba, serving as the cultural and economic center of the island.

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  • 7. 

    Which country, slightly smaller than the American state of Maine, uses Schilling Euro as its currency?

    • A.

      Morocco

    • B.

      Austria

    • C.

      Kuwait

    • D.

      Nicaragua

    Correct Answer
    B. Austria
    Explanation
    Austria is the correct answer because it is a country that is slightly smaller than the American state of Maine and uses the Schilling Euro as its currency. The Schilling Euro was the currency of Austria before it adopted the Euro as its official currency in 2002. Austria is known for its rich history, beautiful landscapes, and cultural heritage.

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  • 8. 

    What country slightly less than three times the size of Montana uses the Boliviano as its currency?

    • A.

      Rwanda

    • B.

      Bolivia

    • C.

      Vietnam

    • D.

      Jamaica

    Correct Answer
    B. Bolivia
    Explanation
    Bolivia is the correct answer because it is a country that is slightly less than three times the size of Montana and uses the Boliviano as its currency.

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  • 9. 

    What country in Europe with Sarajevo as its capital uses marka as its currency?

    • A.

      Nigeria

    • B.

      Bosnia & Herzegovina

    • C.

      Libya

    • D.

      Guatemala

    Correct Answer
    B. Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Explanation
    Bosnia & Herzegovina is the correct answer because Sarajevo is indeed its capital city and marka is the currency used in the country.

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  • 10. 

    What country in Southeast Asia with Bandar Seri Begawan as its capital uses dollar as its currency?

    • A.

      Venezuela

    • B.

      Sweden

    • C.

      Brunei

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    C. Brunei
    Explanation
    Brunei is the correct answer because it is a country in Southeast Asia with Bandar Seri Begawan as its capital. Additionally, Brunei uses the dollar as its currency.

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  • 11. 

    Which country with a total area of 181,040 square kilometers has Phnom Penh as its capital city?

    • A.

      Cambodia

    • B.

      Sweden

    • C.

      Denmark

    • D.

      Panama

    Correct Answer
    A. Cambodia
    Explanation
    Cambodia is the correct answer because it is the country with a total area of 181,040 square kilometers and its capital city is Phnom Penh.

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  • 12. 

    What country, slightly larger than the United States, uses the dollar as its currency?

    • A.

      Romania

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Yemen

    • D.

      Taiwan

    Correct Answer
    B. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada is the correct answer because it is the country that is slightly larger than the United States and uses the dollar as its currency. Canada's currency is known as the Canadian dollar, which is used throughout the country for transactions and is denoted by the symbol "CAD". This makes Canada unique among countries that use the dollar as their currency, as it is the only one that is slightly larger than the United States.

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  • 13. 

    Which country with a total area of 259 square kilometers has George Town as its capital city?

    • A.

      Cameroon

    • B.

      Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Zambia

    • D.

      Cayman Islands

    Correct Answer
    D. Cayman Islands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands is a country with a total area of 259 square kilometers and its capital city is George Town.

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  • 14. 

    What country slightly more than three times the size of California uses Communaute Financiere Africaine franc as its currency?

    • A.

      Chad

    • B.

      Guyana

    • C.

      Kiribati

    • D.

      Nauru

    Correct Answer
    A. Chad
    Explanation
    Chad is the correct answer because it is a country that is slightly more than three times the size of California and uses the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc as its currency.

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  • 15. 

    What country in South America with Santiago as its capital uses peso as its currency?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Chile

    • D.

      Guernsey

    Correct Answer
    C. Chile
    Explanation
    Chile is the correct answer because it is a country in South America with Santiago as its capital. The currency used in Chile is the peso.

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