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Geography Quiz: Saturday 22nd January 2021

#1. In which state would you find the geographical centre of the contiguous United States of America?

The Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States is located about two miles northwest of Lebanon, Kansas.

#2. In which Middle Eastern country is the site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon understood to have been?

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World listed by Hellenic culture. They were described as a remarkable feat of engineering with an ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, resembling a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks. It was said to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon, near present-day Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq. The Hanging Gardens’ name is derived from the Greek word kremastós (κρεμαστός, lit. ‘overhanging’), which has a broader meaning than the modern English word “hanging” and refers to trees being planted on a raised structure such as a terrace

#3. Four European countries keep Greenwich Mean Time. The UK, Ireland, Iceland and which other?

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, reckoned from midnight. At different times in the past, it has been calculated in different ways, including being calculated from noon; as a consequence, it cannot be used to specify a precise time unless a context is given.

#4. Which countries flag is this?

#5. Which landlocked country in central South America, has a capital called Asuncion?

Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción, in short: Asunción, principal river port, chief industrial city, cultural center and the national capital of Paraguay, the landlocked country in central South America.

#6. Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is celebrated in which Latin American country?

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.

#7. Where do pilgrims go to march around the Kaaba and kiss The Black Stone?

Upon arriving in Mecca, pilgrims gather in the courtyard of the Masjid al-Haram around the Kaaba. They then circumambulate—tawaf in Arabic—or walk around the Kaaba, during which they hope to kiss and touch the Black Stone—al-Hajar al-Aswad—embedded in the eastern corner of the Kaaba.

#8. The capital of the Spanish region of Navarre, in which town does the famous 'running of the bulls' take place?

The most famous bull-run is the encierro held in Pamplona during the nine-day festival of Sanfermines in honour of Saint Fermin. It has become a major global tourism event, today very different from the traditional, local festival. More traditional summer bull-runs are held in other places such as towns and villages across Spain and Portugal, in some cities in Mexico, and in the Occitan (Camargue) region of southern France. Bull-running was formerly also practiced in rural England, most famously at Stamford until 1837.

#9. Which countries flag is this?

#10. Which town in Yorkshire, England, has the same name as the capital of Nova Scotia, Canada?

Halifax is a historic market, mill and minster town in the metropolitan borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. Halifax, now part of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

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