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Quiz: American Geography

Round 1 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008

1) 43 companies in the 2008 Fortune 500 are headquartered in what city, the Fortune 500 home-base champ?

2) The Sunshine Factory, the Heart of Historic Route 66, and the Town Too Tough to Die are all nicknames for cities in which state?

3) Before Obama, the president born furthest west came from Yorba Linda, California. Who was he?

4) What body of water is the largest remnant of Lake Bonneville, which once covered the area now known as the Great Basin?

5) According to the 2000 census, what is the most commonly spoken Native American language in the US?

6) If you start in Georgia and walk the entire Appalachian Trail, you’ll end up at Mt. Katahdin in what state?

7) Sugar Land and Baytown are the two smaller cities in the metropolitan area that includes what Texas city?

8) Eight of the ten largest islands in the United States are located in what state?

9) The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve is stored in underground salt caverns at four sites located in what two states? (half point each)

10) The Bible Belt is bursting with Protestants. The Rust Belt is losing jobs in the steel industry. What’s the defining characteristic of the Jell-O Belt?

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Puzzler: What city comes next in this sequence?

What city comes next in this sequence

San Francisco
Atlanta
Houston
San Diego
Los Angeles

(If you know the next one, you can probably also figure out the preceding one — this sequence extends back further than San Francisco.)

What do these cities have in common?

Amsterdam
Barcelona
Houston, TX
Oslo
Paris
Pittsburgh, PA
Santa Fe, NM
St. Petersburg, FL

Need a hint? Try adding Stockbridge, Massachusetts to the list.

Quiz: Geography

1) According to RandMcnally.com, the driving distance from Seattle to Portland is closest to the driving distance between Chicago and which city: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, or St. Louis?
2) What city is the SuperMall in?
3) What’s the most populous city in the US named after a person who was alive when it was founded?
4) The city of Oslo, Norway, is closest in population to which US city: Albuquerque, Charlotte, Detroit, or Las Vegas?
5) New Zealand is named after the province of Zeeland in what country?
6) What country is the world’s leading producer of avocados?
7) What’s the longest river in the U.S. that doesn’t share its name with a state?
8) On March 26, 1971, Bangladesh declared its independence from what country?
9) The mouth of the Cedar River, where it flows into Lake Washington, is located in what city?
10) When the Denny Party landed at Alki Point in 1851, the site was part of what U.S. territory?

Average score, out of 17 teams: 5.06. Low score 2, high score 8. Continue reading

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