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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which European country is this the flag of?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      United Kingdom

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Germany

    • E.

      Holland

    Correct Answer
    C. France
    Explanation
    The flag shown in the question is the flag of France. It consists of three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red. The blue stripe is on the hoist side, followed by the white stripe in the middle, and the red stripe on the fly side. This flag is commonly known as the French Tricolor and has been the national flag of France since the French Revolution in 1789.

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  • 2. 

    What is the official language of Brazil?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      Portugese

    • C.

      Dutch

    • D.

      English

    • E.

      French

    Correct Answer
    B. Portugese
    Explanation
    The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. This is because Brazil was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, and Portuguese became the dominant language as a result. Today, Portuguese is spoken by the majority of the population in Brazil and is the language used in government, education, media, and everyday communication.

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  • 3. 

    Which country compromises the majority of Central America?

    • A.

      El Salvador

    • B.

      Panama

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Mexico

    • E.

      Nicaragua

    Correct Answer
    D. Mexico
    Explanation
    Mexico is the correct answer because it is the largest country in Central America both in terms of population and land area. It shares borders with several other countries in the region, including Guatemala and Belize. Mexico also has a significant cultural and historical influence on the other Central American countries.

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  • 4. 

    What is the Capital city of Ireland?

    • A.

      Dublin

    • B.

      Wexford

    • C.

      Cork

    • D.

      Kilkenny

    • E.

      Limerick

    Correct Answer
    A. Dublin
    Explanation
    Dublin is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Ireland. It is located on the east coast of the country and is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and famous landmarks such as Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse. Dublin is also the largest city in Ireland and serves as the political, economic, and cultural center of the country.

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  • 5. 

    What is the Capital city of Scotland?

    • A.

      Edinburgh

    • B.

      Dundee

    • C.

      Glasgow

    • D.

      Aberdeen

    • E.

      Inverness

    Correct Answer
    C. Glasgow
    Explanation
    The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh, not Glasgow.

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  • 6. 

    What is the capital city of Latvia?

    • A.

      Eleja

    • B.

      Rezekne

    • C.

      Gulbene

    • D.

      Riga

    • E.

      Valmiera

    Correct Answer
    D. Riga
    Explanation
    Riga is the capital city of Latvia. It is the largest city in the country and serves as an important economic, cultural, and administrative center. Riga is known for its stunning architecture, including its well-preserved medieval Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is also home to numerous museums, art galleries, and theaters, making it a popular destination for tourists. Riga plays a significant role in Latvia's politics, economy, and social life, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    What is the largest lake in the world?

    • A.

      Caspian Sea

    • B.

      Lake Superior

    • C.

      Lake Victoria

    • D.

      Lake Michigan

    • E.

      Lake Aral

    Correct Answer
    A. Caspian Sea
    Explanation
    The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world. It is located between Europe and Asia and is bordered by five countries. Despite being called a sea, it is actually a lake as it is landlocked and not connected to any ocean. The Caspian Sea has a surface area of about 371,000 square kilometers, making it larger than any other lake in the world. It is also known for its rich biodiversity and important role in the region's economy, particularly in terms of oil and gas production.

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  • 8. 

    Which city has the biggest population in the world?

    • A.

      Buenos Aires, Argentina

    • B.

      Mumbai, India

    • C.

      Sao Paulo, Brazil

    • D.

      Shanghai, China

    • E.

      Istanbul, Turkey

    Correct Answer
    D. Shanghai, China
    Explanation
    Shanghai has the biggest population of 14,608,512

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  • 9. 

    Which country uses the 'Yen' as its Currency?

    • A.

      United Kingdom

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      South Korea

    • E.

      Taiwan

    Correct Answer
    B. Japan
    Explanation
    Japan uses the 'Yen' as its currency. The Yen is the official currency of Japan and is widely used for everyday transactions within the country. It is represented by the symbol '¥' and is one of the major currencies in the global economy. The use of the Yen in Japan dates back to the late 19th century and has remained the country's currency ever since.

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  • 10. 

    Which country uses the 'Dirham' as its currency?

    • A.

      Libya

    • B.

      Nigeria

    • C.

      Morocco

    • D.

      Saudi Arabia

    • E.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    C. Morocco
    Explanation
    Morocco uses the 'Dirham' as its currency. The Dirham is the official currency of Morocco and is subdivided into 100 centimes. It is issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of Morocco. The Dirham is widely used for both domestic and international transactions in the country.

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  • 11. 

    Which country is nearest to the site of the sinking Titanic?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      United Kingdom

    • D.

      Iceland

    • E.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada is the correct answer because the sinking of the Titanic occurred in the North Atlantic Ocean, specifically off the coast of Newfoundland. Canada is the closest country to this location, making it the nearest country to the site of the sinking.

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  • 12. 

    In which country is the Aswan Dam?

    • A.

      Morocco

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Egypt

    • E.

      Libya

    Correct Answer
    D. Egypt
    Explanation
    The Aswan Dam is located in Egypt. It is a major engineering project that was constructed across the Nile River in the city of Aswan. The dam plays a crucial role in controlling the water flow of the Nile and provides irrigation water and hydroelectric power for Egypt.

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  • 13. 

    In which ocean is Christmas Island located in?

    • A.

      Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      Indian Ocean

    • C.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D.

      Southern Ocean

    • E.

      Arctic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    B. Indian Ocean
    Explanation
    Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean. This island is an Australian territory and is situated approximately 2,600 kilometers northwest of Perth, Western Australia. It is known for its unique wildlife, including the red crab migration, and its diverse marine ecosystem. The Indian Ocean is the third-largest ocean in the world and is bordered by Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Southern Ocean.

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  • 14. 

    What is the capital of Iran?

    • A.

      Tehran

    • B.

      Budapest

    • C.

      Mali

    • D.

      Belgrade

    • E.

      Kerachi

    Correct Answer
    A. Tehran
    Explanation
    Tehran is the correct answer because it is the capital of Iran. Tehran is the largest city in Iran and serves as the political, cultural, and economic center of the country. It is located in the northern part of Iran and is home to various historical and cultural landmarks, including the Golestan Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

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  • 15. 

    In which mountain range can the lost city of Incas be found?

    • A.

      The Rocky Mountains

    • B.

      The Alps

    • C.

      The Andes

    • D.

      The Cambrian Mountains

    • E.

      Mount St Helens

    Correct Answer
    C. The Andes
    Explanation
    The lost city of Incas can be found in the Andes mountain range. The Andes is a vast mountain range that stretches along the western coast of South America, spanning several countries including Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia. It is known for its rich history and cultural significance, particularly for being the home of the ancient Inca civilization. The city of Machu Picchu, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, is located in the Andes and is often referred to as the "lost city of Incas."

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  • 16. 

    Over 600,000 people died in the worlds worst earthquake in Tangshan in which country?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      South Korea

    • D.

      Japan

    • E.

      China

    Correct Answer
    E. China
    Explanation
    The correct answer is China because the question asks about the location of the world's worst earthquake in Tangshan, and Tangshan is a city in China. Therefore, it can be inferred that the earthquake occurred in China.

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  • 17. 

    What is the top tourist destination in Europe?

    • A.

      The Eiffel Tower, Paris

    • B.

      The House of Anne Frank, Amsterdam

    • C.

      The Londone Eye, London

    • D.

      The Colloseum, Rome

    • E.

      The Louvre, Paris

    Correct Answer
    C. The Londone Eye, London
  • 18. 

    What is the largest country in the world?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      USA

    • D.

      Brazil

    • E.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    A. Russia
    Explanation
    Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of land area. It spans across both Europe and Asia, covering a vast territory of approximately 17.1 million square kilometers. With its diverse landscapes and numerous natural resources, Russia holds the title of being the largest country not only in terms of land area but also in terms of population, making it a significant global power.

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  • 19. 

    Which country has the highest birth rate in the world, with 50.73 births per 1000 of the population (average)?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      United Kingdom

    • C.

      USA

    • D.

      Niger

    • E.

      Morocco

    Correct Answer
    D. Niger
    Explanation
    Niger has the highest birth rate in the world, with 50.73 births per 1000 of the population (average).

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  • 20. 

    Which country has the highest number of native English speakers?

    • A.

      United Kingdom

    • B.

      Austrailia

    • C.

      USA

    • D.

      Ireland

    • E.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    C. USA
    Explanation
    The USA has the highest number of native English speakers because it is the most populous English-speaking country in the world. English is the primary language in the USA, and it is spoken by the majority of the population. Additionally, the USA has a large immigrant population, which further contributes to the number of native English speakers in the country.

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