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Where did New Zealand's name originate?

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Denmark. Old Zealand is an island in Denmark.

In which U.S. state is Carlsbad Caverns located?

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New Mexico. First explored by Europeans in the 16th century, New Mexico became a state in 1912.

Portugal was formerly a kingdom, becoming a republic in which year?

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1910. The last Portuguese king, Manoel II, was ousted by a revolution on October 5, 1910.

What is the capital of Mongolia?

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Ulaanbataar. Mongolia is located in Northern Asia, between China and Russia.

In which city will you find the Tiergarten Park?

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Berlin. The Tiergarten is in the centre of Berlin.

What is the night before Halloween called in Detroit?

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Devil's Night. The beginning of Devil's Night is unknown; but believed to be prior to World War II.

What U.S. state declared independence from Mexico in 1836?

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Texas. The land ceded to the U.S. at the end of the Mexican War in 1848 corresponds to about 17% of the continental U.S.

Curry, goat, and lamb are common dishes in what culture's cuisine?

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India. Garam masala is a mixture of spices used in Indian cooking.

From which country did the United States purchase Alaska?

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Russia. The U.S. and Russian Diomede Islands are close together.

What is the capital city of Yemen which lies on the shores of the Red Sea?

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San'a. The nation of Yemen includes over 200 islands.

At 2,600 miles, what is the 9th longest river in the world?

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Mekong. The Mekong holds more species of giant fish than any other river in the world.

Which state in the eastern U.S. is known as the "Empire State"?

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New York. Prosperous New York earned the nickname "The Empire State".

On a clear day, you can see which high mountain (actually a volcano) from Mexico City?

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Popocatepetl. Popocatepetl, an active volcano, is near Mexico city side by side the Iztazihuatl.

What is the capital of Gabon which sits on the west coast of Africa?

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Libreville. Gabon is located on the equator.

Which of these nations borders Cambodia?

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Laos. The internet country code extension for Cambodia is ".kh".

What is the capital of Eritrea which was once a province of Ethiopia?

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Asmara. Since it became independent, Asmara is it's capital.

Where is the "Fertile Crescent" located?

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Iraq. This area, which engulfs Iraq, was once known as Mesopotamia.

Where are the Abaco Islands located?

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Bahamas. The largest island in the Abaco and Cays island group of the Bahamas is Great Abaco.

How many guest rooms are there in Michigan's Grand Hotel?

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385. The Grand Hotel opened in 1887, on Mackinac Island, a resort island where cars are forbidden.

What is the only country crossed by both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn?

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Brazil. Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world in both area and population.

 

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