the annual geography quiz


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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:
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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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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby catson52 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:10 pm

gh wrote:not Bhutan

Everest lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet, it should be one of those two countries. Does Tibet issue its own currency? - I do not think so. But, the Chinese claim the northern face of Mt Everest as part of their territory.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:10 pm

yes, I didn't catch his post as the last on an old page.

<<9. Nepal, the 5-rupee note.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:11 pm

10. Officially called "Liberty Enlightening the World," this French-built monument grew out of a plan for a lighthouse at the Mediterranean entrance to the Suez Canal. After the Egyptian sultan balked at the notion, where did it end up?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:17 pm

USA as the Statue of Liberty?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mump boy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:18 pm

New York

The Statue of Liberty ??
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:19 pm

<<10. In New York Harbor, where it is more commonly known as the Statue of Liberty.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:19 pm

11. Where can you find the only North American walled city north of Mexico?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Montreal?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:26 pm

Conor Dary wrote:Montreal?

Or Quebec City?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:27 pm

Daisy wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:Montreal?

Or Quebec City?


My second guess.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:28 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
Daisy wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:Montreal?

Or Quebec City?


My second guess.

I remember a gate in a wall there, but I don't recall if it is a 'walled city'.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:29 pm

Definitely Quebec City. I had a great time there with my family a few years ago. I would highly recommend it, along with Montreal.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:15 pm

<<12. What freshly minted country joined the United Nations last year?>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Pego » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:19 pm

South Sudan?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mump boy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:25 pm

Pego wrote:South Sudan?


My friends dad is a minister in the govt of South Sudan and she invited me to the independence celebrations. For some reason which is unfathomable to me now, i didn't go :shock: but i'm certainly going for a visit one day
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:26 pm

<<12. South Sudan, which split off from Sudan in July 2011.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:27 pm

13. Through what capital city does the River Liffey flow?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Per Andersen » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:36 pm

gh wrote:13. Through what capital city does the River Liffey flow?

That would be Dublin
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:31 pm

<<13. Dublin, Ireland.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:32 pm

14. Does any part of the continental U.S. extend south of the Tropic of Cancer?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:33 pm

I think that Key West is the southernmost point of the continental US, but I'm not sure where the Tropic of Cancer ends. I'll guess, yes, Key West is south of that.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:44 pm

mcgato wrote:I think that Key West is the southernmost point of the continental US, but I'm not sure where the Tropic of Cancer ends. I'll guess, yes, Key West is south of that.

May be this is a trick question? Does Key West go that far south?

EDIT, I just realised this is a yes/no answer. So I'm going with a no.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:55 pm

The Tropic of Cancer is 23 degrees N, so I say no.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:37 pm

<<14. No. The Tropic of Cancer runs a few miles north of Havana and Cabo San Lucas.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:37 pm

15. Alaska and Hawaii were the last states to join the Union, but they didn't join at the same time. In fact, they joined 7 1/2 months apart. So which one was actually last?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Oh, come on, it is Hawaii Five-O for a reason.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:29 pm

mcgato wrote:Oh, come on, it is Hawaii Five-O for a reason.

Cool, I never knew that.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:40 pm

I never knew, until I went to Hawai'i for the first time, that Hawaii Five-0 is not what the local police call themselves. It is strictly the name of a tv show.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:16 pm

<<15. Hawaii, on Aug. 21, 1959.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:16 pm

16. Sixty percent of the world's active geysers are located in one place. Where?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby lonewolf » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:44 pm

Yellowstone?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gm » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:21 pm

I was gonna say Palm Beach...but then I realized it said "geysers" :)
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby pakillo » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:37 am

Iceland
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:35 am

<<16. Yellowstone National Park.>>


(I would have guessed near Rotorua in New Zealand)
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:36 am

17. What's the largest country (in terms of land mass) entirely south of the equator?
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