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Which city is known as the Glass Capital of the World?

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Toledo. In 1794, the "Battle of Fallen Timbers" was fought near the current site of Toledo.

Which island is called Waiben by its indigenous inhabitants?

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Thursday Island, Q.. Thursday Island, off the northern tip of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

Which city is Seattle's sister city in Japan?

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Kobe. Kobe is Sea-town's sister city, and their two soccer clubs play annual charity matches.

Which of these states is not part of New England?

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New York. The New England states are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

What city or place is Harriet Beecher Stowe House in?

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Brunswick. Harriet Beecher Stowe is most famous for her authorship of the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

Where would a person speak Gaelic?

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Ireland. Gaelic, the Irish language, is a Celtic language.

Which dam interrupts the flow of the Colorado River through Nevada and Arizona?

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Hoover Dam. The hardhat was invented, and first used, by the Hoover Dam construction workers.

In which country will you find most of the Kalahari Desert?

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Botswana. Part of the Kalahari Desert is in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

What is the international airport code for Moscow, Russia?

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SVO. The airport code SVO stands for Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.

What nation-state's name is Magyarorsza'g in the populace's native language?

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Hungary. Hungarians are Magyars, and only Latin based languages use the term Hun- in defining the culture or country.

Which southern Australian island is named after a marsupial?

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Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Australia.

The Waitemata Harbor is part of which city?

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Auckland. Auckland has more yachts per capita than any other city in the world.

Which U.S. state was named for William Penn?

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Pennsylvania. The name Pennsylvania means "Penn's Woods".

Alice Springs is located in the Northern Territory, but where is the town of Alice River?

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Queensland. Alice River in Queensland is also known as Rupertswood.

What is the largest country in the Caribbean?

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Cuba. The island now known as Cuba was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

What U.S. landmark did Henry Bacon design?

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Lincoln Memorial. The 36 columns supporting the Lincoln Memorial are meant to symbolize the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death in 1865.

What is the capital city of Cape Verde, a tiny grouping of islands off the west coast of Africa?

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Praia. Praia, Cape Verde was originally settled by the Portuguese who brought in slave labor from West Africa.

Which capital is mismatched with the body of water it borders?

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Djibouti - Gulf Of Oman. Djibouti lies on the Gulf of Aden, which separates the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

What country is made up of 3,000 islands, the largest being Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku?

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Japan. Most of Japan's islands are mountainous and the highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano.

 

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