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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Ok here is another quiz

1. What is the name of the southernmost point on the African continent?

2. What is the name of the two straits that guard the entrance to the Sea of Marmara?

3. What is the name of the highest navigable lake in the world and where is it located?

4. What U.S. State borders the most states, and name the states it borders?

5. Here is the one mountain question (sorry, couldn't resist!): What is the highest mountain located completely in China?

6.What country takes up most of Borneo?

7. What is the native name for the Empty Quarter?

8. Odd one out (hoping there is only one answer this time!)

Belize
Liberia
Denmark
Guyana

9. How many independent nations are completely surrounded by one country and name both the country and the country that surrounds it?

10. Where are the Blood of Christ Mountains?

Have fun-No cheating!

Greg



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User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 884 times:

No. 10 New Mexico

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 876 times:

1) Cape of Good Hope

2) Bosporous and...the Dardanelles?

3) ?

4) My best guesses are either Colorado or Wyoming. Pretty sure it's CO. I can't be bothered to name all the states Smile

5) I know it is two words, but otherwise...?

6) Indonesia

7) Something in Arabic...all I know is that it is in Saudi Arabia!

8) Every one except Denmark is a third-world country? Or Denmark is the only one whose main landmass is a peninsula? Or Denmark is the only one that borders only one other country (Germany).

9) San Marino-Italy. Vatican City-Italy. Lesotho-South Africa.

10) Shown up by G Dubya...

Aaron G.


User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 868 times:

1.Cape of Good Hope
2.Bass Strait and ?????
3.Lake Titicaca in Peru
4.?????
5.?????
6.Indonesia
7.?????
8.Denmark
9.2 nations.Lesotho and Swaziland are completely surrounded by South Africa
10.????


User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 868 times:

#1 isn't the cape of good hope but cape anghulas (or something like that)!

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 840 times:

4. Missouri (Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa)

7. Al Taif?

8. Guyana. The only one of the four to share a border with more than one country.

9. Three. Vatican City (Italy), Monaco (France), San Marino (Italy)



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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3873 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 832 times:

3) Lake Titicaca in Bolivia
8) The Gambia, surrounded by Senegal. Lesotho surrounded by South Africa. Swaziland is not one of the right answers seeing how it also shares a border with Mozambique.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 825 times:

Ok it appears that most have been answered here are the correct answers for the ones that have been answered:

1. Cape Agulhas (SR3496)
2. Bosporus and Dardanelles (Trvlr)
3. Lake Titicaca (G-KIRAN, Us330)
4. Tie-TN and MO, 8 states each (G Dubya, Ctbarnes)
5. Has not been answered correctly yet.
6. Indonesia (Trvlr, G-KIRAN)
7. Has not been answered correctly yet (This is a variant of a $500,000 question that was on Who wants to be a Millionaire sometime last year)
8. Has not been answered correctly by my answer, however Trvlr's answer is still correct. (Hint: My answer has nothing to do with their geographical location)
9. San Marino, Vatican City, Monaco, Gambia, and Lesotho (Trvlr, G-KIRAN, Ctbarnes, Us330)
10. Colorado or New Mexico (G-KIRAN, Trvlr)-It helps to know that I gave the English translation of the mountains, its name on a map is "Sangre de Cristo Range"

Just 5, 7, and 8 need to be answered, I know you all can do it!!

Greg



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User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 816 times:

Can I dispute question 9. Sorry USAFHummer....you know I gotta do it Big grin

I would say that the only countries completely by one country, are Lesotho (South Africa), Vatican City (Italy) and San Marino (Italy). I leave out The Gambia and Monaco, because they are not completely surrounded, as they both have coastlines.

Also no.8...the answer would be Denmark, as Belize, Liberia and Guyana, all have as their form of currency, the $.


User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 810 times:

5. sorry, I don't know that one.
7. Rub Al-khali (The Empty Quarter)
8. Liberia is unique in that it was a country founded by those who escaped slavery. That's how it got its name.



User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 802 times:

I just absent-mindedly looked at the map in my room and found that the answer for 1 is Cape Agulhas. I knew Cape of Good Hope was too deceptively easy to be true.

And I found the answer for #7 in my old World Cultures book: Kongur Shan @ 7719m/25325ft

Aaron G.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 805 times:

Trvlr,

You mean #5 is Kongur Shan, and that is still incorrect.

The answer is Shisha Pangma, also known as Xixabangma or Gosainthan at 8,012 meters it is just a few miles north of the Nepalese border in Tibet.

Greg



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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 798 times:

My book says it is shared w/Nepal. Oh well.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Big guess for #8-

Guyana is the only country that does not share it's name with a city. I have heard of...

Denmark, Australia
Belize City, Belize
Liberia, Costa Rica


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 774 times:

1. What is the name of the southernmost point on the African continent?
>>Cape of Good Hope

2. What is the name of the two straits that guard the entrance to the Sea of Marmara?
>>Bosporous and Dardanelles

3. What is the name of the highest navigable lake in the world and where is it located?
>>Lake Titicaca in Peru

4. What U.S. State borders the most states, and name the states it borders?
>>Oklahoma:
>>Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico

5. Here is the one mountain question (sorry, couldn't resist!): What is the highest mountain located completely in China?
>>(Don't know this one)

6.What country takes up most of Borneo?
>>Papua New Guinea

7. What is the native name for the Empty Quarter?
>>(Don't know this one)

8. Odd one out (hoping there is only one answer this time!)
Belize
Liberia
Denmark
Guyana
>>Denmark -- all the rest are former colonies
>>(Belize/Great Britain; Liberia/United States; Guyana/Netherlands)

9. How many independent nations are completely surrounded by one country and name both the country and the country that surrounds it?
>>3:
>>Lesotho - South Africa
>>Vatican City - Italy
>>San Marino - Italy
4, if you count Monaco, which is enclosed by France on the north, east, and west, and the Meditteranean Sea on the south

10. Where are the Blood of Christ Mountains?
>>Sangre de Christo Mountains are in New Mexico, USA

I hereby affirm that I have not looked at anyone else's posts.
redngold



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 773 times:

BTW, I don't count peaks in Tibet as being part of China!

FREE TIBET!

redngold



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User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 768 times:

How about this, 8, denmark is the only nation that wasn't a British Colony


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 768 times:

Where have you heard of Denmark in Australia?

The reason I ask this is that Denmark is my home town (it isn't exactly a city, with only 2,000 people). I was brought up in Denmark, and came to live in Perth just over 10 years ago.

It has got to be one of the most beautiful areas in Aussie. It has beautiful beaches, with wicked salmon fishing when they are running. And it is also right in amongst the karri forests of the South-West.

Was just taken back a bit when you mentioned it.

Cheers

Scotty


User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 763 times:

Aio86:
Liberia has never been a Colony.


User currently offlineGlobetrotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 755 times:

1. Cape Agulhus
2. Dardanelle, Bosporous
3. Lake Titicaca (Bolivia, Peru)
4. Missouri (borders IA, IL, KY, TN, AR, OK, KS, NE)
5. Shisha Pangma
6. Indonesia
7. Rub Al-Kahli
8. Denmark (all of the others have English as an/their official language)
9. 3 (Lesotho, San Marino, Vatican City)
10. New Mexico


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (13 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 746 times:

Ok first an update on the elusive number 8.

Globetrotter has finally gotten the answer I had in mind-Denmark is the only country where English is not an official language.

He also got number 7, which is the Rub-al-khali

Now apparently there are some disputes over number 5.

Trvlr-
If you look a very detailed map of the region (theres a good one being sold at Barnes and Noble), it is clear that Shisha Pangma is in Tibet. Granted, not by more than 10 miles, but still in Tibet.

Redngold-
Even though I feel for the Tibetans cause too, as of now they are still a part of China, thus my answer.

Greg

P.S. Another quiz will be posted sometime tonight-mostly history



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 734 times:

It has occured to me that there is still one more answer for number 9 that no one got (Hint:The country does not apply to Brissie's rules as stated earlier in this thread)

Greg



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (13 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 733 times:

Looking at a globe now-make that 1 more answer to number 9 (Both do not follow Brissie's rules). There are now 2 possible answers to number 9.

Greg



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 732 times:

R u talking bout Brunei?

User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 728 times:

USAFHummer

There are actually more:

Negara Brunei Darussalam
Ireland
Portugal
Denmark (if you don't count water borders, as it is only bound by Germany to the south)
South Korea

That's going on your basis anyway.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 25, posted (13 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 725 times:

Thank you for bringing those to my attention Brissie-I dont count Ireland as it is bordered by Northern Ireland, which is not an independent nation, but a place of unsure political status (now the Brits will hammer me for saying that)
Portugal was the one I was thinking of.

Denmark is now physically connected to Sweden (via the new bridge, not sure of the name) so that doesnt count.

Greg





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