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Geography Quiz #609

Geography Quiz for 13 September 2020

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1

Which of these countries is landlocked?

A
Chile
B
Republic of Ireland
C
Greece
D
Switzerland
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2

The police force of which country is known locally as "The Gardaí"?

A
The Kingdom of Spain
B
The Republic of Ireland
C
The Principality of Wales
D
The Principality of Monaco
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3

What part of the world does "Blighty" refer to?

A
Australia
B
North America
C
Singapore
D
Great Britain
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4

What is the literal translation of the name Las Vegas?

A
The Dust
B
The Fortunes
C
The City
D
The Meadows
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5

The Mason-Dixon line, originally surveyed to define the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland, is along which longitude?

A
50th parallel
B
40th parallel
C
30th parallel
D
45th parallel
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6

What city was founded in 1868 near the Salt River, near its confluence with the Gila River?

A
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
B
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
C
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
D
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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7

In 2011 when the newly constituted Union of South American Nations came into being, it planned to distribute its main functions, especially its Headquarters, the South American Parliament and the headquarters of its bank (the "Bank of the South") in various cities. Which of these cities was NOT one?

A
Cochabamba, Bolivia
B
Quito, Ecuador
C
Lima, Peru
D
Caracas, Venezuela
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