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Geography Quiz #132

Geography Quiz for 24 July 2011

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What island nation in the South Pacific Ocean was, from 1906, jointly managed by France and the UK as the New Hebrides, and became a Republic in 1980?

A
Tonga
B
Vanuatu
C
Tuvalu
D
Samoa
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2

How many official time zones are there in the People's Republic of China (PRC) mainland?

A
7
B
3
C
5
D
1
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3

What is the only major US City (which was founded in 1701 by Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac), that looks south to Canada?

A
Detroit
B
Rochester
C
Philadelphia
D
Allentown
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4

Which country had, at various times, included areas known at various times as Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Vojvodina, Kosovo, Istria and Rijeka?

A
Yugoslavia
B
Bulgaria
C
Algeria
D
Italy
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5

Which of these places are the greatest distance apart in a straight line?

A
Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington
B
Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado
C
Phoenix, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah
D
New York City, New York, USA and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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6

In which of these countries is there not a Mount Olympus?

Note: This question was updated in September 2015
A
Greece
B
Australia
C
United States
D
New Zealand
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7

Which active volcano is the second highest peak in Mexico?

A
Etna
B
Sierra Negra
C
Vesuvius
D
Popocatépetl
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