the annual geography quiz


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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Marlow » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:24 pm

tandfman wrote:Do you really think Alex Trebek makes up those questions or checks the answers? (Or should I say makes up those answers or checks the questions?)

Evoking the name of Alex Trebek brings into play the de rigeur terrestrial Trivia Experts, the 'judges' of Jeopardy! (probably a bunch of academic geek know-it-alls! :wink: )
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:27 pm

<<24. Tasmania.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:27 pm

25. Which is longer - the Panama Canal or the Suez Canal? Which is older?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:30 pm

The Suez is definitely older, and I think the Panama Canal is longer.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby DoubleRBar » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Suez is longer.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:57 pm

<<25. The Suez Canal is longer and older. It was 102 miles long when it opened in 1869, but later lengthened to 120 miles. The Panama Canal is 48 miles long; it opened in 1914.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:58 pm

26. Where is "the abode of snow"?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby catson52 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:28 pm

A literal translation of Himalaya?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:32 pm

<<26. "The abode of snow" is the literal translation from Sanskrit of "Himalaya.">>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:33 pm

27. In what U.S. state could you make a breakfast out of Bacon, Coffee and Peach counties?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gm » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:44 pm

Georgia?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby lonewolf » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:09 pm

You can get a Coffee in GA, AL or TN but Bacon and Peach are only available in GA.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gm » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:16 pm

Saw this story and thought of you and your quest, lonewolf -- http://www.statesman.com/news/news/stat ... rth/nTff5/
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:17 am

<<27. Georgia.>>

Shame he had to use "peach" as one of the clues; that's a knee-jerk reaction for GA.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:18 am

28. What's the only nation on the South American mainland that's a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, that has English as its official language and that drives on the left?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby highjumpfan » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:21 am

Guyana. Btw I only knew Coffee county Georgia from Tyrek Hill the reigning high school athlete of the year in T&FN :D
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:23 am

<<28. Guyana, which obtained its independence from Britain in 1966.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:23 am

29. Orchard Field in Chicago is now much better known as what?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:25 am

O'Hare Airport?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:29 am

<<29. O'Hare Airport. Its original name, Orchard Field, is why the airport code is ORD.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:30 am

30. What country claims Magyar as its national language?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:32 am

Gotta be Hungary. Anybody who ever collected stamps would know that.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:36 am

<<30. Hungary. People outside of Hungary usually call the language "Hungarian.">>

stamps? what's a stamp?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:37 am

31. In France, can you check into a nice double en suite room at a hotel de ville?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:50 am

The answer is no. Another easy one for anyone who has actually been to the Hotel de VIlle (as I have fairly recently, although I don't recall exactly when or why). It's City Hall.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:58 am

OK, time to invoke the normal rule: nobody gets two picks in a row please.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:58 am

<<31. No. In France, a hotel de ville is a city hall.>>

of course, to be precise it's a hôtel de ville :twisted:
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:00 am

gh wrote:OK, time to invoke the normal rule: nobody gets two picks in a row please.

Sorry. I didn't know there was such a rule.

(And just when I was on a roll. :) )

OK. I'll behave. :oops:
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:05 am

32. Who gazes down upon Trafalgar Square in London?

(and no, 122,000 pigeons isn't an acceptable answer)
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby dj » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:14 am

gh wrote:32. Who gazes down upon Trafalgar Square in London?

(and no, 122,000 pigeons isn't an acceptable answer)



Lord Nelson
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby catson52 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:16 am

Admiral Horatio Nelson. The square is named after his naval victory (off the coast of Spain)
against Napoleon in 1805 (?).
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:19 am

<<32. A statue of Adm. Nelson, who commanded the British fleet that destroyed the combined French and Spanish fleets near Cape Trafalgar, Spain, in 1805. Nelson died in the battle.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:20 am

33. What is the only continent without an active volcano?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby wamego relays champ » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:24 am

gh wrote:33. What is the only continent without an active volcano?


I'll take a shot with Australia.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Tuariki » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:28 am

wamego relays champ wrote:
gh wrote:33. What is the only continent without an active volcano?


I'll take a shot with Australia.

I agree
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:55 am

<<33. Australia.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:55 am

34. What U.S. state capital was once known as La Petite Roche?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby kuha » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:03 am

gh wrote:34. What U.S. state capital was once known as La Petite Roche?



Little Rock.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:47 am

<<34. Little Rock, Ark.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:48 am

35. Which is farther from sea level: the summit of Mount Everest or the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean?
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