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Which Brazilian state was the major producer of gold for the Portuguese crown in the 18th century?

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Minas Gerais. The name "Minas Gerais" means "mines everywhere" in Portuguese.

In which American state is the Hoover Dam located?

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Nevada. The Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression and became a national landmark.

Where are the highest tides in the world?

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Bay Of Fundy. The highest tide ever recorded was 21.6 meters (70.1 feet) at the Bay of Fundy.

Where was King Tut's tomb found?

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Egypt. King Tutankhamen's tomb was found, intact, by a British archaeologist in 1922.

Which of the Great Lake states is known as the "Great Lakes State"?

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Michigan. Michigan borders all the Great Lakes except Lake Ontario.

Where is New Year's called "Hogmanay"?

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Scotland. In Scotland it is traditional to clean the ashes out of the fireplace to prepare for the New Year.

What state is famous for fried chicken, corn, and blue crabs?

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Maryland. The State of Maryland is the second most wealthiest state in the United States.

Which of these European capitals is not located on the Danube River?

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Prague. Prague is situated on the Vltava river.

What is the capital of Somalia?

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Mogadishu. The movie "Black Hawk Down" is based on a raid that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia.

What name is given to a ring-shaped coral island?

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Atoll. Atolls are mostly found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

In which sea would you find the Cayman Islands?

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Caribbean Sea. The Grand Caymans are a popular North American resort.

What is the capital city of Africa's Namibia?

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Windhoek. Nambia is located on the South Atlantic Ocean and covers 823,145 sq. km. (320,827 sq. mi.) in area.

In 1066, King Harold of England fought battles at Hastings and at which lesser known location?

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Stamford Bridge. King Harold of England fought and defeated a Norwegian invading force at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

Where in Canada is Barton Street located?

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Hamilton/Ontario. Barton Street is one of Hamilton Ontario's most visited attractions.

Which river does not empty into the Gulf of Mexico?

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Pee Dee. The Pee Dee River originates in North Carolina and flows into the Atlantic near Georgetown, South Carolina.

In what city is Fort Ticonderoga located?

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Ticonderoga, New York. Fort Ticonderoga was built by the French at the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York.

Where are the Pampas located?

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Argentina. The Pampas are known as the great grasslands of Argentina.

What city is known as "The city that never sleeps"?

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New York. New York City has over 700 miles of subway track.

Which country controls Easter Island?

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Chile. Easter Island is famous for its numerous Moai, the stone statues located along the coastlines.

In what state is Three Mile Island located?

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Pennsylvania. An accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant on March 28, 1979, led to a partial meltdown but only small releases of radioactivity.

 

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