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Florida - Archaeological research indicates that Florida was first inhabited by Paleo-Indians as early as 14 thousand years ago.What state has a region in a separate time zone that is known pejoratively as "South Alabama" and "the Redneck Rivera"?

       a. Louisiana
       b. Texas
       c. Florida
       d. Arkansas

Lou Grant - Lou Grant was a fictional character played by Edward Asner in two separate television series.On "You Bet Your Life," Groucho Marx often asked losers "Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?" so that they could get $50. Which of these would be a wrong answer?

       a. Strictly speaking, nobody is "buried" in a tomb
       b. Lou Grant
       c. Ulysses Grant
       d. Julia Grant

Annapolis - At a population of just over 38,000, Annapolis is the capital of Maryland.It's just 33 miles to the east, and it's the closest state capital to the national capital. What is it?

       a. Richmond
       b. Annapolis
       c. Baltimore
       d. Dover

Alaska - Alaska was purchased from Russia and is the largest state in the United States by area.What US state has the longest land border with Canada?

       a. New York
       b. Alaska
       c. Montana
       d. Michigan

Antarctic - The Antarctic region had no indigenous population when first discovered, and its present inhabitants comprise of a few thousand transient personnel working on various tours of duty.In 1821, American seal hunter John Davis became the first person known to have set foot on what territory?

       a. Antarctic
       b. Pitcairn Island
       c. Easter Island
       d. Greenland

Sultan - Oman is an absolute monarchy in which the Sultan of Oman has complete authority.Oman and Brunei are the only two countries in the world led by people with which title?

       a. Ayatollah
       b. Sultan
       c. Emir
       d. Duke

Tierra del Fuego - Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across from the Strait of Magellan.According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, what "fiery" place would be your safest bet if the world were consumed in a thermonuclear holocaust?

       a. Tierra del Fuego
       b. Pitcairn Island
       c. Fire Island, New York
       d. Easter Island

Arab - UAE oil reserves are ranked as the world's seventh-largest.In world geography, the "U" in both the UAR and the UAE was for "United". What was the "A" for?

       a. Arab
       b. Asian
       c. American
       d. African

Africa - Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent with about one billion people.Imagine the UN takes a vote to decide which continent rocks hardest. Based on the number of countries per continent, who will win?

       a. Africa
       b. South America
       c. Asia
       d. Europe

Zimbabwe and Zambia - While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest when width and height are calculated together.Victoria Falls is found on the Zambezi River, on the border of what two Z-countries?

       a. Zambia and Zaire
       b. Zimbabwe and Zaire
       c. Zimbabwe and Zambia
       d. Zambezi and Zaire

Monaco - During World War II, an Italian army invaded and occupied Monaco, setting up a Fascist administration.Excluding Macau, which is now part of China, what 2-sq-km country has the world's highest population density?

       a. Monaco
       b. Singapore
       c. Vatican City
       d. Malta

Napoleon - The flag of Italy is a tricolour featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white, and red.It seems Italy's flag was personally designed by somebody, who took France's flag and replaced the blue stripe with a green one. Who would this be?

       a. Charlemagne
       b. Napoleon
       c. Mussolini
       d. Michelangelo

Shetlands - The largest island, known simply as 'Mainland', has an area of 967 km.What northernmost set of British islands is so far north that the inhabitants are the Scandinavians who ran the place until the 1400s?

       a. Orkneys
       b. Shetlands
       c. Hebrides
       d. Channel

Oklahoma - Twenty-four percent of Oklahoma consists of forests.Despite having no Indian reservations, what state has America's largest Indian population?

       a. Oklahoma
       b. California
       c. Alaska
       d. Arizona

A fake item on a map, used to protect copyright - For example, Mount Richard was a fictitious peak on the Rocky Mountains' continental divide that appeared on a Boulder County, Colorado map in the early 1970s.In cartography, what is a bunny?

       a. A fake item on a map, used to protect copyright
       b. A feature with no established name
       c. The compass that indicates north
       d. That thing that indicates scale

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