Trivia On World Geography - 2

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  • 1. 

    Socotra is an island belonging to what country?

    • A.

      Oman

    • B.

      Yemen

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    • D.

      Sudan

    Correct Answer
    B. Yemen
    Explanation
    Socotra is an island that belongs to Yemen. Yemen is the correct answer because Socotra is located in the Arabian Sea and is part of the country's territory.

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  • 2. 

    Who designed the flag of Italy?

    • A.

      Mussolini

    • B.

      Da Vinci

    • C.

      Napoleon

    • D.

      Lady Astor

    Correct Answer
    C. Napoleon
    Explanation
    Napoleon is the correct answer because he is credited with designing the flag of Italy. In 1797, Napoleon Bonaparte, who was then the leader of the French army, introduced the Italian tricolor flag. The flag consists of three vertical bands of green, white, and red, representing the colors of the uniforms worn by the civic guard of Milan. This design was later adopted as the national flag of Italy when it became a unified country in 1861.

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  • 3. 

    Across the world, what are the odds that a random person lives on an island?

    • A.

      One In 10 People

    • B.

      One In 10,000 People

    • C.

      One In 1,000 People

    • D.

      One In 100 People

    Correct Answer
    A. One In 10 People
    Explanation
    The odds that a random person lives on an island are one in ten. This means that approximately 10% of the global population lives on an island.

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  • 4. 

    How many time zones are there in China?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. One
    Explanation
    China follows a single time zone, which is China Standard Time (CST). Despite its large geographical area, the Chinese government decided to adopt a unified time zone to maintain national unity and simplify administration. As a result, the entire country, including regions like Xinjiang in the far west, operates on the same time. This means that when it is noon in Beijing, it is also noon in all other parts of China.

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  • 5. 

    How many islands is Venice, Italy, built on?

    • A.

      118

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 118
    Explanation
    Venice, Italy, is built on 118 islands. The city is known for its unique geographical layout, as it is situated in a lagoon along the Adriatic Sea. These islands are connected by a network of canals and bridges, creating a distinct and picturesque environment. The presence of numerous islands contributes to the charm and beauty of Venice, making it a popular tourist destination.

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  • 6. 

    Canada is an Indian word meaning what?

    • A.

      Friendly Folks

    • B.

      Big Village

    • C.

      Mountains

    • D.

      Cold Land

    Correct Answer
    B. Big Village
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Big Village." This is because the word "Canada" is derived from the Iroquoian word "kanata," which means "village" or "settlement." The name was originally used by the indigenous people to refer to the village of Stadacona in present-day Quebec City. Over time, it came to represent the entire region, eventually becoming the official name of the country.

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  • 7. 

    In which country in the United Kingdom is the town of Usk located?

    • A.

      Scotland

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Wales

    • D.

      Northern Ireland

    Correct Answer
    C. Wales
    Explanation
    Usk is located in Wales. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Usk is not located in Scotland, England, or Northern Ireland, so the only remaining option is Wales.

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  • 8. 

    Which country with a total area of 91 square kilometers has The Valley as its capital city?

    • A.

      Anguilla

    • B.

      Cuba

    • C.

      Reunion

    • D.

      Tokelau

    Correct Answer
    A. Anguilla
    Explanation
    Anguilla is the correct answer because it is a country with a total area of 91 square kilometers and its capital city is The Valley.

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  • 9. 

    What country in Africa with Porto-Novo as its capital uses the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc as its currency?

    • A.

      Mali

    • B.

      Congo

    • C.

      Algeria

    • D.

      Benin

    Correct Answer
    D. Benin
    Explanation
    Benin is the correct answer because it is the country in Africa with Porto-Novo as its capital. Additionally, Benin uses the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc as its currency.

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  • 10. 

    What country about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC uses dollar as its currency?

    • A.

      Congo

    • B.

      Cyprus

    • C.

      British Virgin Islands

    • D.

      Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

    Correct Answer
    C. British Virgin Islands
    Explanation
    The British Virgin Islands is a country about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC that uses the dollar as its currency.

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  • 11. 

    What country, slightly smaller than Texas, uses the "kyat" as its currency?

    • A.

      Burma

    • B.

      Malaysia

    • C.

      North Korea

    • D.

      Sierra Leone

    Correct Answer
    A. Burma
    Explanation
    Burma is the correct answer because it is a country slightly smaller than Texas and uses the "kyat" as its currency. The other options, Malaysia, North Korea, and Sierra Leone, do not meet both criteria.

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  • 12. 

    What country slightly smaller than Maryland uses Communaute Financiere Africaine franc as its currency?

    • A.

      Equatorial Guinea

    • B.

      Armenia

    • C.

      French Guiana

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Equatorial Guinea
    Explanation
    Equatorial Guinea is the correct answer because it is a country that is slightly smaller than Maryland and uses the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc as its currency. This currency is used by several countries in Central Africa, including Equatorial Guinea. Armenia, French Guiana, and Canada do not use this currency and are not slightly smaller than Maryland.

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  • 13. 

    What country slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut uses Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc as its currency?

    • A.

      French Polynesia

    • B.

      Cote D'ivoire

    • C.

      Fiji

    • D.

      Tuvalu

    Correct Answer
    A. French Polynesia
    Explanation
    French Polynesia is the correct answer because it is a country that is slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut and uses Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc as its currency.

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  • 14. 

    Which country with a total area of 1,780 square kilometers has Basse-Terre as its capital city?

    • A.

      Guadeloupe

    • B.

      Barbados

    • C.

      Cape Verde

    • D.

      Haiti

    Correct Answer
    A. Guadeloupe
    Explanation
    Guadeloupe is the correct answer because it is a country with a total area of 1,780 square kilometers and its capital city is Basse-Terre.

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  • 15. 

    What country uses the gourde as its currency?

    • A.

      North Korea

    • B.

      Venezuela

    • C.

      Uganda

    • D.

      Haiti

    Correct Answer
    D. Haiti
    Explanation
    Haiti uses the gourde as its currency. The gourde is the official currency of Haiti and has been in circulation since 1813. It is subdivided into 100 smaller units called centimes. The gourde is widely accepted throughout the country and is used for daily transactions, including buying goods and services.

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