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GEO-I.Q. quiz answers


William Holmes of Woodlawn was the winner of the "Test Your Geo-I.Q." quiz, sponsored by the Geostat Map & Travel Center in the Gallery and published in The Sun on Nov. 14. Here are the questions and answers:

What city is farthest north: Toronto, Minneapolis or Paris? Paris.

Which is farther south: Madrid or Philadelphia? Philadelphia.

Which U.S. state has the longest coastline? Alaska.

What is the longest river in the world? The Nile.

Most countries possess square or rectangular flags. The flag of which country consists of two pennants, one on top of the other? Nepal.

What is the fifth largest country in the world? Brazil.

What three European countries does the prime meridian run through? England, France, Spain.

How many U.S. states lie north of Canada's southernmost point? 27.

What is the capital of Antarctica? There is none.

Where would you find Khaptad National Park? Nepal.

What is the world's smallest independent state? Vatican City.

How many hours is the time difference between New York City and Beijing in December? 13.

What is the world's largest freshwater lake? Lake Superior.

Where is Patagonia? Argentina.

What is the largest island of the Japanese archipelago? Honshu.

What is located at 22 degrees south latitude by 129 degrees west longitude? Pitcairn Island.

What country is named for a line of latitude that runs through it? Ecuador.

What is the only country that is crossed by both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn? Brazil.

What is the only U.S. state that shares no letters with the name of its capital? South Dakota.

If the Bushes were hosting a state dinner for the leader of the country formerly known as Mesopotamia, who would be eating off White House china with George and Barbara? Saddam Hussein.

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