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World Places Trivia

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Interesting World Places Trivia

What Canadian province got its name from the Iroquois word guilibek, meaning "place where waters narrow"?
A: Quebec.

Which U.S. president used some of his winnings from poker games to help launch his campaign for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives?
A: Richard Nixon

What country's farthest southern and northern points are Land's End and John O' Groats, respectively?
A: Britain's.

What New York City landmark is the largest movie theater in the U.S.?
A: Radio City Music Hall.

What's the world's longest road, running from Texas to Valparaiso, Chile?
A: The Pan-American Highway.

What $7.2 million purchase did one senator call "an awful lot of ice for an awful lot of dollars," in 1867?
A: Alaska.


What European capital's Potsdamer Platz was busy enough to warrant the world's first traffic light?
A: Berlin's.

What was the most populous state in the U.S. for the last time in 1800?
A: Virginia.

What Nepalese city name means "wooden temples"?
A: Katmandu.

What Egyptian city was built up during the Middle Ages from limestone stripped off the exterior of the Great Pyramid?
A: Cairo.

What Yukon mining district was the site of the 1890s gold rush?
A: The Klondike.

What Texas city along Route 66 got its name from the Spanish word for yellow?
A: Amarillo.


What two republics make up the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia?
A: Montenegro and Serbia.

What Scandinavian country last fought in a war in 1814?
A: Sweden.

What U.S. state's public golf courses have the highest average green fees?
A: Hawaii's.

What former Soviet republic joined Russia as one of the world's ten largest countries?
A: Kazakhstan.

What Arab country's national dish is a soup called fool?
A: Egypt's.

What continent are you on if you're lost in the eastern tip of Egypt?
A: Asia.

What continent has the fewest flowering plants?
A: Antarctica.

What country lies on the western side of the Iberian Peninsula?
A: Portugal.

What volatile nation was the first Caribbean country to gain independence?
A: Haiti.

What barnyard animal utterance is known in France as groin groin?
A: Oink-Oink.

What southern state capital got its name for being the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad?
A: Atlanta.

What desert's name was inspired by the array of colors that erosion has exposed there?
A: The Painted Desert's.

What Berlin landmark had lost over 60 tons in shipments to the U.S. by 1990?
A: The Berlin Wall.

What was the biggest city in America until 1755?
A: Boston.

What U.S. city had three of the world's five tallest man-made structures in 1994?
A: Chicago.

What cave mammals inspired some folks to dub Nebraska the "Bug-eating State"?
A: Bats.

What Asian country has the world's lowest amount of urban green space per person?
A: Japan.

What country went metric to join the European Community, but kept the pint for use in pubs and for milk?
A: Britain.

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