the annual geography quiz


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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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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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