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Can you answer all these questions about world geography?


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  • 1. 

    Prior to the adoption of the euro, in what country was the punt a unit of currency?

    • A.

      Holland

    • B.

      Peru

    • C.

      Republic Of Ireland

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    C. Republic Of Ireland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Republic Of Ireland. Prior to the adoption of the euro, the punt was the unit of currency in Republic Of Ireland. Holland, Peru, and Canada did not use the punt as their currency.

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  • 2. 

    In which country might you find Shabu Shabu Nabe?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    D. Japan
    Explanation
    Shabu Shabu Nabe is a traditional Japanese hot pot dish that is popular in Japan. It consists of thinly sliced meat and various vegetables cooked in a flavorful broth. The dish is typically served with dipping sauces and is enjoyed as a communal meal. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Shabu Shabu Nabe can be found in Japan.

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  • 3. 

    Where in Spain is Port Aventura?

    • A.

      Salou

    • B.

      Lisbon

    • C.

      Barcelona

    • D.

      Madrid

    Correct Answer
    A. Salou
    Explanation
    Port Aventura is located in Salou, Spain. Salou is a coastal town in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia. It is known for its beautiful beaches and tourist attractions, including the popular theme park Port Aventura. Barcelona and Madrid are major cities in Spain, but they are not the correct answer as they are not the specific location of Port Aventura. Lisbon is not in Spain, so it is also not the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is an actual national historic park in the Canadian province of Alberta?

    • A.

      Tumble Down Canyon

    • B.

      Stabbing Knife Ice Caves

    • C.

      Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

    • D.

      Squashed Body Oilsands

    Correct Answer
    C. Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
    Explanation
    Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an actual national historic park in the Canadian province of Alberta. The park is recognized for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it preserves the history of the indigenous peoples who used the buffalo jump as a hunting technique for thousands of years. The site contains a museum and interpretive center that educates visitors about the traditions and practices of the indigenous tribes in the region. The name "Head Smashed-In" refers to a legend surrounding the site, adding to its cultural significance.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following Italian islands is the second largest?

    • A.

      Sardinia

    • B.

      Sicily

    • C.

      Malta

    • D.

      Corsica

    Correct Answer
    A. Sardinia
    Explanation
    Sardinia is the second largest Italian island because it is larger than Sicily, Malta, and Corsica.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the amusement park located just outside of Calgary, Canada?

    • A.

      Southern Alberta Fair

    • B.

      Fish Creek Park

    • C.

      The Stampede Exhibition

    • D.

      Calaway Park

    Correct Answer
    D. Calaway Park
    Explanation
    Calaway Park is the correct answer because it is an amusement park located just outside of Calgary, Canada. It is a popular destination for families and offers a variety of rides, attractions, and entertainment options. The other options mentioned, Southern Alberta Fair, Fish Creek Park, and The Stampede Exhibition, are not amusement parks and are not located just outside of Calgary.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the site where Guglielmo Marconi sent the first transatlantic wireless message?

    • A.

      Wireless Hill

    • B.

      Signal Hill

    • C.

      Message Cliff

    • D.

      Beacon Point

    Correct Answer
    B. Signal Hill
    Explanation
    Signal Hill is the correct answer because it is the site where Guglielmo Marconi sent the first transatlantic wireless message. Marconi successfully transmitted the letter "S" in Morse code from Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada to Poldhu, Cornwall, England on December 12, 1901. This groundbreaking achievement marked a major milestone in the development of wireless communication technology.

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  • 8. 

    In which city is the Peace Tower part of the Canadian Parliament Buildings?

    • A.

      Montreal, Quebec

    • B.

      Halifax, Nova Scotia

    • C.

      Vancouver, British Columbia

    • D.

      Ottawa, Ontario

    Correct Answer
    D. Ottawa, Ontario
    Explanation
    The Peace Tower is part of the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and is where the federal government is located. The Peace Tower is a prominent landmark in Ottawa and is known for its iconic clock and observation deck.

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  • 9. 

    What landmark is known to natives as "Uluru"?

    • A.

      Ayers Rock

    • B.

      Stonehenge

    • C.

      Mt. Everest

    • D.

      Angel Falls

    Correct Answer
    A. Ayers Rock
    Explanation
    Uluru is a famous landmark in Australia, also known as Ayers Rock. It is a large sandstone rock formation located in the Northern Territory. The indigenous Anangu people consider Uluru a sacred site and it holds great cultural and spiritual significance to them. The rock is known for its unique red color and is a popular tourist attraction, attracting visitors from all around the world. Therefore, the correct answer is Ayers Rock.

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  • 10. 

    Where in the world is a monument to a bug located?

    • A.

      Sydney, Australia

    • B.

      Des Moines, Iowa

    • C.

      Enterprise, Alabama

    • D.

      Atlanta, Georgia

    Correct Answer
    C. Enterprise, Alabama
    Explanation
    In Enterprise, Alabama, there is a monument to a bug known as the Boll Weevil. This monument was erected in recognition of the insect's impact on the local economy. In the early 20th century, the boll weevil destroyed cotton crops in the area, forcing farmers to diversify their crops and shift to other industries. The monument serves as a reminder of the resilience and adaptability of the community in the face of adversity.

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  • 11. 

    What is the capital of Dominica?

    • A.

      Roseau

    • B.

      Jakarta

    • C.

      St. George

    • D.

      Bridgeport

    Correct Answer
    A. Roseau
    Explanation
    Roseau is the correct answer because it is the capital of Dominica. The other options, Jakarta, St. George, and Bridgeport, are not the capitals of Dominica.

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  • 12. 

    Generally, by what is a parcel of land defined?

    • A.

      History Of Its Owners

    • B.

      Metes And Bounds

    • C.

      Township And Range

    • D.

      Longitude And Latitude

    Correct Answer
    C. Township And Range
    Explanation
    A parcel of land is generally defined by the Township and Range system. This system divides land into a grid-like pattern, with each township being a square measuring six miles on each side. Each township is further divided into 36 sections, each measuring one square mile. The range refers to the east-west position of a township, while the township refers to the north-south position. This system allows for easy identification and description of land parcels, making it a commonly used method in land surveying and legal descriptions.

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  • 13. 

    Which criteria does not make a continent?

    • A.

      A Well-Defined Watershed

    • B.

      Bounded By Water On At Least Three Sides

    • C.

      Mountain Ranges On One Or More Sides

    • D.

      A Well-Defined Shield

    Correct Answer
    B. Bounded By Water On At Least Three Sides
    Explanation
    The criteria that does not make a continent is being bounded by water on at least three sides. This is because continents can be surrounded by water on all sides (like Australia) or can have land borders on all sides (like Europe). The number of sides bounded by water does not determine whether an area is a continent or not.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the longest river in Europe?

    • A.

      The Rhine

    • B.

      The Rhone

    • C.

      The Volga

    • D.

      The Danube

    Correct Answer
    C. The Volga
    Explanation
    The Volga is the longest river in Europe, spanning a length of 3,531 kilometers. It flows through central Russia and is a vital transportation route for the country. The river is of great economic importance, as it supports various industries and provides water for irrigation. Additionally, the Volga is culturally significant, as it has been a source of inspiration for many artists and writers throughout history.

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  • 15. 

    What is the highest mountain in North America?

    • A.

      Denali

    • B.

      Logan

    • C.

      Kennedy

    • D.

      Shasta

    Correct Answer
    A. Denali
    Explanation
    Denali is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in North America. Located in Alaska, Denali reaches a height of 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) above sea level. It is part of the Alaska Range and is known for its extreme weather conditions and challenging climbing routes. The other options, Logan, Kennedy, and Shasta, are not the highest mountains in North America.

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