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Which Eastern State is the "Pine Tree State"?

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Maine. Maine also is known for cranberries.

How many Army bases were there in Alaska, as of the year 2000?

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Three. Ft. Richardson, Ft. Wainwright and Ft. Greely were all established in Alaska during the 20th century.

What city is China's second largest in terms of population?

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Beijing. Shanghai is the biggest while the capital city, Beijing, runs second.

Corfu is a city in what country?

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Greece. Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea.

Which city has an underground train network with stations called Town Hall, Wynyard and Central?

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Sydney, Australia. The oldest portion of the underground train network in Sydney, Australia is "City Circle" whose first stations opened in 1926.

Texas declared its independence from Mexico on what date?

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March 2, 1836. On March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence, but it wasn't until April 21 that Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna, assuring freedom.

Which South American country extends farthest east?

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Brazil. The most eastern point of South America is Ponta do Seixas, Brazil, in Paraiba.

The Strait of Tiran separates the Red Sea from what other body of water?

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Gulf Of Aqaba. The Gulf of Aqaba contains some of the world's best underwater scenery.

What country was Mother Teresa born in?

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Albania. When Mother Theresa died in 1997, her last words were "Jesus, I love you".

St. Patrick's Day celebrates what cultural heritage?

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Irish. The Chicago River is dyed green each St. Patrick's Day.

How many provinces does Canada have?

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10. The four original provinces of Canada were Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Which Australian state capital city is located on the scenic Swan River, home of black swans?

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Perth. Perth is the capital of Australia's largest state, West Australia.

What are the capitals of Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland?

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Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh. The capital city of Cardiff, Wales is called "Caerdydd" in Welsh.

Which of these major world languages is an official language of Fiji?

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English. Sugar is the largest source of foreign trade for Fiji.

Where in New Zealand is the giant kiwi fruit?

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Te Puke. The kiwifruit is named after the national bird of New Zealand, the kiwi.

As the 20th century ended, what was the largest metropolitan area in Africa?

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Cairo, Egypt. Cairo, Egypt was the largest city in Africa in 2000, with a metro population of about 18 million.

What is the oldest independent country in Africa?

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Ethiopia. The Queen of Sheba mentioned in the Bible is thought to have ruled an area in present-day Ethiopia.

Paella, fish, red peppers, and chorizo are typical foods of which country?

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Spain. Spain was the world's leading producer of olive oil in 2007.

Which of these rivers is most Southern?

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Orange. The Orange River flows through South Africa.

Which group of islands is located west of Brazil?

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Galapagos Islands. The shores of the Galapagos Islands contain black lava rock.

 

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