1.  Bishkek is the capital of which country?       Kyrgyzstan, in (former Soviet) Central Asia.

2. Which country’s flag consists of 3 horizontal stripes, red at the top, white in the middle and blue as the bottom?  The Netherlands

3. The highest mountain in North America stands in the US state of Alaska, what is its name? Denali (also known as Mount McKinley, its former official name), at 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level.

4. Which instrument is used to measure the relative humidity in air? Hygrometer

5. What are the following countries when unscrambled?

                 Anaiaritmu  Mauritania                   Ihpisipenpl  Philippines

                 haarnib  Bahrain                             Urlasiaat  Australia


6. What does the acronym GPS stand for?                        Global Positioning System

7. Which of the world's freshwater lakes is largest in area?  Lake Superior

                                                                           in North America, which covers 31,800 square miles.

8. Tegucigalpa is the capital of which Central American country?    Honduras

9. Which country’s capital was the name chosen for the first Theatre to be built in the UK after World War II     Yugoslavia. It was Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, which opened in March 1958. It was named after the then capital of Yugoslavia (now capital of Serbia), because much of the timber used in its construction was a gift from the people of Belgrade.

10. Name the following European capital cities and their respective countries.

A. P**g****a  Podgorica – Montenegro                  B. **r*   Bern – Switzerland

C. ***o**a ** *el**  Andorra la Vella – Andorra       D. **u**j**a  Ljubljana – Slovenia

E. T***i*n   Tallinn – Estonia                                   F. *a*l**t*   Valletta - Malta

11. What is the state capital of California? Sacramento

12. Which historic counties are the following the respective capitals of ?

                      Alnwick  Northumberland                       Trowbridge  Somerset

                      Beaumaris   Anglesey                            Appleby  Westmoreland

                      Linlithgow   West Lothian                       Lewes   Sussex


13. Name the 11 countries whose name begins with the letter A.


Afghanistan Albania Algeria  Andorra Angola  Antigua and Barbuda


Argentina Armenia Australia Austria  Azerbaijan  


14 Cheddar Gorge in Somerset was formed by the erosion of which rock material?     Limestone.


15 What is the name of the slatted wooden shelter used to house meteorological instruments such as


 thermometers, barometers etc.   Stevenson Screen.


16 Which African city is overlooked by Table Mountain?         Cape Town, in South Africa.


17 Name the top 6 countries by size of population in order (all are above 200 million as of Jan 2019)

                    

     China   1,426 mil                           India   1,361 mil               USA   328 mil

                    Indonesia 268 mil                          Brazil  212 mil                  Pakistan 203 mil


18 Which is the world's longest river? According to Wikipedia the Nile is 4,130 miles long. The Amazon, another contender for this title, is 4,086.

19 Which was the first city to twin with another city? In which year and what was the other city? Coventry, in 1944 with Volgograd in Russia (known then as Stalingrad in the USSR).

20 Sapphires and rubies are actually both the same mineral. Which one?  Corundum

Corundum, which is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide.

BURTON GREEN VILLAGE HALL

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Thanks to Richard for this round


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