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Which country was formerly known as Nyasaland?

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Malawi. Nyasaland was the name during the German occupation.

Which city was formerly known as Constantinople?

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Istanbul. Istanbul was chosen as the official name of the city in 1930.

Floppy hats called "berets" are associated with what culture?

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French. The name of the Green Berets, the U.S. Special Forces soldiers, came from the colored berets they wore.

What country's railroads use a "Pomptrolli"?

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South Africa. South Africa railroads use the Pomptrolli, which is a hand operated pump action inspection cart.

What was the original name of Burkina Faso?

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Upper Volta. The name Burkina Faso was adopted in 1984.

What British island, accessible by road only at low tide, is also known as Holy Island?

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Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, is the site of a monastery founded by St. Aiden in 635 AD.

Which area does not touch the Bermuda Triangle?

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Cuba. The base Bermuda Triangle extends from Florida and Puerto Rico, encompassing Bermuda.

Which island is the Statue of Liberty on?

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Liberty Island. Liberty Island was originally named Bedloe's Island - the official name change happened in 1956.

Which of these is not a name for the former Russian capital on the Baltic Sea?

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Stalingrad. The Baltic is a Mediterranean sea located in Northern Europe.

Which U.S. state earned the title "Beer Capital"?

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Wisconsin. Milwaukee helped to make Wisconsin the "Beer Capital".

Which American state capital, populated largely by Swiss immigrants, was originally Sutter's Fort?

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Sacramento, California. The capital of California, Sacramento began as Sutter's Fort, part of a Swiss immigrant settlement called New Helvetia.

Where is "Bed Stuy" located?

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Bedford Stuyvesant , NY. Bedford Stuyvesant, NY is in the borough of Brooklyn.

What are the capitals of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, respectively?

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Baku And Astana. The capital cities of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are Tashkent and Dushanbe, respectively.

What state has a spoon museum?

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New Jersey. On February 15, 1804, New Jersey became the last northern state to abolish slavery.

What is the capital city of Vietnam?

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Hanoi. The estimated population of Hanoi is six and half million people.

Which of these is a city in Poland?

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Warsaw. Besides being the capital of Poland, Warsaw is also the capital of the province of Mazowieckie.

Which country voted to become independent on May 21, 2006?

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Montenegro. Montenegro was independent until 1918.

In what U.S. state is Mackinac Island located?

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Michigan. In 1781 the British built Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island in Lake Huron.

How many all-island counties are there in Ireland?

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32. There are a total of 32 counties in Ireland: 26 in the Republic of Ireland and six in Northern Ireland.

The yak is native to which country?

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China. The yak lives on the cold, dry plateaus of China.

 

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