Un-American Geography by bdunn02

Champion(s):

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Runner(s)-Up:

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Quiz Description

More non than un. A geography quiz where none of the answers involve the USA (although one question references the New York Times -- it just set up nicely that way, sorry).

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Questions:

The world's largest power station in terms of megawatt capacity is located in the Yiling district of the Hubei province in the town of Sandouping. Sandouping itself consists of 19 villages, six of which are primarily occupied by residents who were resettled during the construction of the power station (or its predecessor). By what name is this power station best known?

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Three Gorges Dam

What ancient city was founded by Megarean settlers around 660 BCE and has since undergone two major name changes, the first of those taking place in 330 CE? (Give the ancient city's name.)

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Byzantium

Name one of the two major bodies of water shown in the satellite image linked below.

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Red Sea, Nile River

Gustavo Gaviria, a half-German named Carlos Lehder, and Jhon Jairo Velasquez all worked for/with the same man (Gaviria's cousin). What city was that man from?

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Medellín

The previous two FIFA (Men's) World Cups have taken place in Brazil (2014) and South Africa (2010). In a controversial move, and one that contributed to a considerable shake-up within FIFA, what two countries were, in 2010, awarded the rights to host the World Cups to take place in 2018 and 2022?

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Russia, Qatar

Sarao Motors of Las Piñas was once the dominant manufacturer of jeepneys, with Francisco Motors (also of Las Piñas) their only real competition. Over the last few decades, however, these companies' market shares have been eroded in part by smaller "backyard" workshops such as Tandenrich Motors in Nagcarlan and Celestial Motors of San Pablo. In what country can you find these companies?

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Philippines

The image linked below comes from the 1993 movie Faraway, So Close! (its English title). It had an international cast featuring, among others, Nastassja Kinski, Peter Falk, Bruno Ganz, and Willem Defoe (as well as a U2 song on the soundtrack). In what city, shown in the linked image, does the movie take place?

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Berlin

What mountain range, stretching from central Afghanistan to northern Pakistan, has a name that some speculate references the frequent deaths of slaves from the Indian sub-continent who were forced to cross them?

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Hindu Kush Mountains

What body of water, a part of the South China Sea, separates the Red River Delta (known locally as Đồng bằng sông Hồng) from Hainan Island?

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Gulf of Tonkin (Vịnh Bắc Bộ)

A headline on page C1 of the March 8, 1908 New York Times proclaimed "RHODE'S DREAM IS FAST COMING TRUE; His ________ Scheme Is Rapidly Approaching Completion. ONLY 700 MILES TO BUILD That Done, One May Go from Egypt to Cape Town by Rail and Steamer -- Plans for Connecting Link". What words, referencing the name of an as-yet still unfinished infrastructure project, fill the blank?

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Cape to Cairo Railroad

With an elevation of 6,263 meters and given its proximity to the equator, Ecuador's highest peak is the farthest point on the earth's surface from the earth's center. What is the name, possibly a hispanicized version of a Quichua phrase, of this currently inactive volcano?

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Chimborazo

What country, about 38% of whose population is made up of descendants of Indian laborers, lists among its chief economic exports sugar beets and sugar cane, frozen fish, and non-alcoholic beverages (e.g., water)?

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Fiji