the annual geography quiz


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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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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:42 am

Australia?

Just thinking about this, I wonder how many countries are entirely south of the equator...
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Daisy » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:42 am

gm wrote:I was gonna say Palm Beach...but then I realized it said "geysers" :)

:lol: good one.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:31 am

mcgato wrote:Australia?

Just thinking about this, I wonder how many countries are entirely south of the equator...


That seems too obvious. I will go with something like Chile.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby highjumpfan » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:45 am

Argentina. Why not, It certainly is bigger then chile and all in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:48 am

highjumpfan wrote:Argentina. Why not, It certainly is bigger then chile and all in the Southern Hemisphere.


Yea, I would go with that. Chile is pretty skinny.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:54 am

I think that they are trying to trip up people who think that Brazil is entirely south of the equator. Which it isn't.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:58 am

mcgato wrote:I think that they are trying to trip up people who think that Brazil is entirely south of the equator. Which it isn't.


That could be, but doesn't everyone know that already?

But yes, that does make sense. Back to Australia! What is on the barby mate???

Where is gh in all this? Drinking eggnog I would bet.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:55 am

<<17. Australia.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:56 am

18. In Kenya, the "Lunatic Express" train connects Nairobi to what port city?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby ed gee » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:20 am

Mombassa
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:25 am

I assume that's correct. But I've no idea why it's called the Lunatic Express. I guess I'll consult my Friend Mr. G.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:55 am

<<18. Mombassa.>>

Sorry, if one cried out for some elucidation, this one was it, but it wasn't forthcoming in the answer.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:55 am

19. The aid organization known as the Red Cross goes by a different name in Islamic countries. What is it?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:59 am

The Red Crescent.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:15 pm

Is it just me, or do these seem easier than in years past.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:00 pm

So far, it's seemed pretty easy, although I can't say I've nailed them all.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:08 pm

tandfman wrote:I assume that's correct. But I've no idea why it's called the Lunatic Express. I guess I'll consult my Friend Mr. G.

In case anyone wants to know more about the Lunatic Express, here's the wiki article:

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

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:56 pm

The Tsavo lions are part of the story. A couple of maneating lions that caused all sorts of havoc in 1898, and are now in the Field Museum in Chicago. Interesting movie about it too.

All in all, Lunatic Express seems rather apt.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby Flumpy » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:00 pm

mump boy wrote:
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


I think we were both filming (Plus that Obama/Clooney promise wasn't exactly true :lol: )
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:12 pm

Conor Dary wrote:The Tsavo lions are part of the story. A couple of maneating lions that caused all sorts of havoc in 1898, and are now in the Field Museum in Chicago. Interesting movie about it too.

All in all, Lunatic Express seems rather apt.

Is "maneating lions" redundant? Are there any lions that are not maneating, given the opportunity?
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