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France - That would be French Guiana, which is part of France the way Hawaii is part of the US.What is the only European country that still has territory on the South American continent?

       a. Great Britain
       b. France
       c. The Netherlands
       d. Portugal

Kansas - It is near the town of Lebanon on the Nebraska border. The geographic centre of North America is next door in Osborne County, to the south.Of the "lower 48", which American state's Smith County is smack dab in the middle at the geographic center?

       a. Kansas
       b. Iowa
       c. Indiana
       d. Nebraska

Thailand - It had been called Siam.The US may be the land of the free, but what country's name was changed in 1939 to a name meaning "land of the free"?

       a. Thailand
       b. Taiwan
       c. Sri Lanka
       d. Congo

St. Lucia - Arthur Lewis won the 1979 Nobel Prize for Economics, while in 1992 Derek Walcott won the Nobel Prize for Literature. What tiny Caribbean country has produced two Nobel Prize winners, writer Derek Walcott and economist Arthur Lewis?

       a. St. Lucia
       b. Jamaica
       c. Trinidad and Tobago
       d. Antigua

El Salvador - It does border the Pacific, though, so you can swim there.What is the only Central American country in which you cannot go for a swim in the Caribbean?

       a. Guatemala
       b. Costa Rica
       c. El Salvador
       d. Nicaragua

Dayton, Ohio - It's the seat of Montgomery County.Naturally enough, you'd find a radio station called WING in what home to the Wright Brothers?

       a. Erie, Pennsylvania
       b. Dayton, Ohio
       c. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
       d. Omaha, Nebraska

France - Once a kingdom and a duchy, it is found on a French peninsula and is clinging to Breton, a dying Celtic language.England, Scotland and Wales are Great Britain. Lesser Britain is better known as Brittany. Where is Lesser Britain?

       a. Germany
       b. France
       c. Ireland
       d. Norway

Manhattan - That was back in 1610.What place's name may mean "place of drunkenness," in reference to a supposed incident in which Henry Hudson got wasted with the local chiefs?

       a. Tallahassee
       b. Chicago
       c. Manhattan
       d. Toronto

Libya - In 2011, the country brought back the 1950s flag of the Kingdom of Libya.Until 2011, what had been the only nation with a monochrome flag? (It was solid green.)

       a. Nepal
       b. Libya
       c. Uzbekistan
       d. South Africa

Russia - Russia's Big Diomede Island is just 2.5 miles from Alaska's Little Diomede, which are also on opposite sides of the International Date Line.Little Diomede Island is an American island, and it is less than three miles from which country?

       a. Canada
       b. Russia
       c. Cuba
       d. Mexico

Antarctica - It is said to be the only river in world flows inland from the sea.What continent's only real river is the Onyx River, which feeds Lake Vanda?

       a. Africa
       b. Australia
       c. Antarctica
       d. South America

Spain - Portugal is the rest. The peninsula is separated from the rest of Europe by the Pyrenees Mountains.What country occupies 80 percent of the Iberian Peninsula?

       a. Scotland
       b. Denmark
       c. Spain
       d. Greece

Sydney - Sydney Harbour Bridge is often lit up as New Year's Eve fireworks go off, producing a spectacular sight, given the nearby opera house.Known locally as the Coat Hanger, what city's Harbor Bridge had future movie star Paul Hogan as one of its welders?

       a. San Francisco
       b. Sydney
       c. New York City
       d. London

Italy - Apulia, or Puglia in Italian, is so strategically important it has made it a target for invaders for centuries.Apulia is the "heel" and Calabria is the "toe" of what peninsula?

       a. Denmark
       b. Greece
       c. Italy
       d. Crimea

Russia - It joined in 1997.What country turned the G7 into the G8?

       a. Russia
       b. Canada
       c. Italy
       d. Japan

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