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.
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Thanks to Richard for this round