the annual geography quiz


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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Tuariki » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:40 pm

What US city is full of Charlies?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:36 pm

<<4. Boston uses the CharlieCard in honor of a fictional passenger in a song made famous by the Kingston Trio. Charlie was riding the subway when the fare went up, and, without an extra nickel to pay the newly imposed "exit fee," was forced to "ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston." In the song, Charlie's wife goes down to the Scollay Square station each day and hands him a sandwich through an open window. Why she doesn't just hand him a nickel is a question best left to a marriage counselor.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:37 pm

5. The French call this La Manche, but the English-speaking world knows it as something else. What?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby wineturtle » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:09 pm

Gertrude Ederly got famous for swimming in The English Channel
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:26 pm

<<5. The English Channel.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:27 pm

6. In what country would you find the Great Slave Lake?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby lonewolf » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:38 pm

Canada.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:06 am

aaronk wrote:Atlanta (MARTA) and the Bay Area (BART) have subways.

So do Philadelphia and Washington, in addition to others previously mentioned.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby bambam » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:22 am

gh wrote:<<3. False. Brazil was named not for the Brazil nut, but for the brazilwood tree (which is not where Brazil nuts come from). And no other nations are named for a nut, either.>>

sounds like bambam was completely nuts with his Macadamia response.


C'mon, Macadamia is a great name for a country. I think we should invent an Olympic track & field team from Macadamia.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby DrJay » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:26 am

bambam wrote:C'mon, Macadamia is a great name for a country. I think we should invent an Olympic track & field team from Macadamia.


I bet you already have it invented....history, bios, stats, medalists. You should sneek one of their athletes into one of your websites and see how long it takes someone to catch it.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby DrJay » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:32 am

Had to learn why it's called the Great Slave Lake:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavey_people
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Pego » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:43 am

DrJay wrote:
bambam wrote:C'mon, Macadamia is a great name for a country. I think we should invent an Olympic track & field team from Macadamia.


I bet you already have it invented....history, bios, stats, medalists. You should sneek one of their athletes into one of your websites and see how long it takes someone to catch it.


Yes, I bet just about everybody would read Macedonia. I am pretty sure I would.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:54 am

<<6. Canada - it's in the Northwest Territories.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:55 am

7. Where can you ride the narrow-gauge "toy train" past tea plantations with views of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby jeremyp » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:09 am

gh wrote:7. Where can you ride the narrow-gauge "toy train" past tea plantations with views of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain?

I'd have to guess Nepal.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:17 am

incorrect
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:34 am

India?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:13 am

mcgato wrote:India?

Or Kashmir?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:20 am

gh wrote:<<4. Boston uses the CharlieCard in honor of a fictional passenger in a song made famous by the Kingston Trio. Charlie was riding the subway when the fare went up, and, without an extra nickel to pay the newly imposed "exit fee," was forced to "ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston." In the song, Charlie's wife goes down to the Scollay Square station each day and hands him a sandwich through an open window. Why she doesn't just hand him a nickel is a question best left to a marriage counselor.>>


It must be something new, or something for tourists. When I lived in Boston back in the 80's everyone, including me bought a T pass.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:22 am

mcgato wrote:India?


That has to be it. Tea and Darjeeling, India go hand in hand. And Kanchenjunga is in Eastern Nepal (नेपाल).
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby catson52 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:24 am

gh wrote:7. Where can you ride the narrow-gauge "toy train" past tea plantations with views of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain?

One terminus of the train is Darjeeling, India. Rode the train in 2004.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:28 am

catson52 wrote:
gh wrote:7. Where can you ride the narrow-gauge "toy train" past tea plantations with views of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain?

One terminus of the train is Darjeeling, India. Rode the train in 2004.

So Darjeeling and/or India must be correct.

I am heading to Wales this summer and I'm excited to ride their new (to me) narrow gauge railway from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. When I was a kid we used to walk through the abandoned tunnels looking for fools gold.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:55 am

<<7. Darjeeling, India.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:55 am

8. Most of this nation drives on the right, but two of its most densely populated parts drive on the left. Which country?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:59 am

gh wrote:8. Most of this nation drives on the right, but two of its most densely populated parts drive on the left. Which country?

Kenya?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby jeremyp » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:00 am

Daisy wrote:
catson52 wrote:
gh wrote:7. Where can you ride the narrow-gauge "toy train" past tea plantations with views of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain?

One terminus of the train is Darjeeling, India. Rode the train in 2004.

So Darjeeling and/or India must be correct.

I am heading to Wales this summer and I'm excited to ride their new (to me) narrow gauge railway from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. When I was a kid we used to walk through the abandoned tunnels looking for fools gold.

Are you Welsh? My mother was.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:01 am

Daisy wrote:
gh wrote:8. Most of this nation drives on the right, but two of its most densely populated parts drive on the left. Which country?

Kenya?


Ghana?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:04 am

neither Kenya nor Ghana
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:05 am

jeremyp wrote:Are you Welsh? My mother was.

Not Welsh but we spent every summer in Snowdonia. It feels like a second home.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:06 am

gh wrote:neither Kenya nor Ghana

Somoa?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby LopenUupunut » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:15 am

China?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Tuariki » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:49 am

Yes, china. Hong Kong and macau
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:26 am

<<8. China drives on the right, except for the former British colony of Hong Kong and the former Portuguese colony of Macau, which drive on the left. (The latter because it used to import most of its cars from the former.)>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:27 am

9. Which nation issues a banknote with Mount Everest on one side and a pair of yaks on the other?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:46 am

gh wrote:9. Which nation issues a banknote with Mount Everest on one side and a pair of yaks on the other?

So is this one Nepal?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Tuariki » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:47 am

Bhutan
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mump boy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:09 am

Daisy wrote:
catson52 wrote:
gh wrote:7. Where can you ride the narrow-gauge "toy train" past tea plantations with views of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain?

One terminus of the train is Darjeeling, India. Rode the train in 2004.

So Darjeeling and/or India must be correct.

I am heading to Wales this summer and I'm excited to ride their new (to me) narrow gauge railway from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.


I've been on that train, i think it was really interesting but i was SO hung over (or maybe still drunk) so i don't remember very much
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:57 am

not Bhutan
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby dj » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:06 pm

Tibet? Does a government in exile have currency?

And what would a former currency be? Is that a current something that was?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:09 pm

I'm guessing that Daisy's guess of Nepal is correct.
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