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World Geography Potpourri - Part Two

written by: nstross
 
A hodgepodge of trivia about the seven continents ranging from world capitals, famous waterways, historical tidbits and geopolitics.

Question 1:


Riga is the capital of which Baltic country?
Belarus
Latvia
Estonia
Lithuania

Question 2:


What country gained independence from the British Mandate for Palestine in 1948?
Jordan
Israel
Syria
Sierra Leone

Question 3:


Where was the 33rd president of the United States born?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Missouri
Texas
New York
Kansas

Question 4:


"The Bridge on the River Kwai" was constructed during World War II in what country?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Thailand
China
Burma
Philippines

Question 5:


What city is the capital of Madagascar?
Antananarivo
Harare
Maputo
Toamasina

Question 6:


What river encountered during the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) flows directly into the Pacific Ocean between Washington and Oregon?
Colorado
Columbia
Snake
Missouri

Question 7:


Which explorer was the first to reach the South Pole?
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
Sir Robert Falcon Scott
Roald Amundsen
Richard Byrd

Question 8:


What sea captain claimed British possession of the eastern part of Australia in 1770 naming it New South Wales?
Cuthbert Collingwood
Horatio Nelson
Arthur Phillip
James Cook

Question 9:


In what South American country was Che Ernesto Guevara born?
Paraguay
Argentina
Bolivia
Suriname

Question 10:


Near what sea was the ancient city of Troy located ?
Ionian
Mediterranean
Adriatic
Aegean

 


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