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I got put in my place today by 10 geography questions. Some are listed below: Questions are from the National Geography Bee, a program of the National Geographic Society. 1.Franz ...
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- 05-05-2009 #1
10 Geography Questions
Questions are from the National Geography Bee, a program of the National Geographic Society.
1.Franz Kafka was born in the capital of Bohemia, a former province of the Austro- Hungarian Empire. Name this city, which lies on the Vltava River.
2.Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, vacationed frequently in the seaside town of Eastbourne, where chalk cliffs, ending at Beachy Head, are located. Eastbourne lies on the northern shore of which body of water, known by the French as La Manche?
3.Both Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were born, grew up, and attended university in the second largest city in Scotland. Name this city.
4.In Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises," the characters meet in a city in northern Spain to witness the running of the bulls. Name this city, which is the capital of the autonomous community of Navarre.
5.John Keats, an early 19th-century English Romantic poet, moved from England to a drier, warmer climate after a tuberculosis relapse. He settled near the famous Spanish Steps located in what southern European city founded on seven hills?
6.Windmills are a famous image from "Don Quixote," a classic work by Miguel de Cervantes. The story's hero was born in La Mancha, a region about 125 miles southeast of which city, the largest on the Iberian Peninsula?
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- 05-06-2009 #2
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- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Well, I guess I passed Geography - I only missed #9, Birmingham. I was guessing Sheffield. Pah!Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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- 05-07-2009 #3Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/
- 05-07-2009 #4
#6 was the only one about which I had any clue, and that's only because I did a research paper on Cervantes and Don Quixote in college.
- 05-08-2009 #5
Well I knew #1, because that's my home country. There were a couple others where I was thinking "Argh, I should know this..."
- 05-08-2009 #6
Well... I knew more than I thought I would!
3 and 6 because of literary works... 6 because I actually like watching the Running of the Bulls when it on TV. And before anybody asks... no I will definitely NOT be running with them... ever! That's just nuts!
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- 05-09-2009 #10