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Estonia, a former Republic of the USSR, located in north eastern Europe, holds which city as its capital?

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Tallinn. The Soviet Union officially recognized the independence of Estonia in 1991

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

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Burma. Myanmar became the official name of Burma in 1989.

What is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies?

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Mt. Logan. The about 14,000-foot-high Mount Logan is located in Yukon, Canada.

Where is Logan International Airport located?

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Boston. Boston's Logan International Airport served over 27 million passengers in 2005.

What is the capital of Benin, in western Africa?

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Porto-Novo. The city of Porto-Novo took its name from the Portuguese for "New Port".

Which of these is the highest European mountain?

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Mt. Blanc. Mt. Blanc has continual snow cover on its peaks.

What U.S. state, second in land area, is bordered by Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma?

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Texas. The King Ranch in Texas is larger than the state of Rhode Island.

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

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Signal Hill. Guglielmo Marconi sent the first transatlantic wireless message in 1901.

In 2004, the fastest ascent of Mt. Everest to date took approximately how long?

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8 Hours. On May 21, 2004, Sherpa Pemba Dorjie set the record for the fastest ascent of Mt. Everest at eight hours, ten minutes.

How many states border Kentucky?

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Seven. In 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state to be admitted to the Union.

What is the only country that shares a border with Qatar?

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Saudi Arabia. The CIA World Factbook listed Qatar as having the second-highest gross domestic product per capita in the world.

What U.S. city is called "Music City"?

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Nashville, TN. Nashville is the capital of Tennessee.

Which country is nearest to but does not border the United States?

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Russia. There is a small island owned by Russia off the Alaskan coast.

Which of these Australian towns and cities is not on or very near the Tropic of Capricorn?

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Cloncurry. The Tropic of Capricorn is one of five major circles of latitude found on maps of Earth.

What city was Poland's capital in the fourteenth century?

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Krakow. Krakow is known as Poland's capital of culture.

Where is Paramount Canada's "Wonderland" located?

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Toronto. In 2006, Canada's "Wonderland" had 14 roller coasters, the third largest number of coasters in a North American theme park.

What Missouri city is often referred to as a "Family-Friendly Las Vegas"?

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Branson. The world's largest banjo stands in Branson, Missouri.

Which of these countries has the smallest population?

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Cook Islands. Penrhyn, Pukapuka, Suwarrow and Rakahanga are four of the Cook Islands' islands.

Which major U.S. city will you find in Wayne County?

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Detroit. Founded in 1701 by French fur traders, Detroit is a major port city, located north of Windsor, Ontario, on the Detroit River in the Midwest region of the United States.

What country, home of the world's highest mountain, is Katmandu the capital of?

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Nepal. Eight of the world's fourteen highest mountains including Mount Everest are in Nepal.

 

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