Peninsulas by FlaxmanR

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thorsleyd

RichmondJ


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Quiz Description

Florida may be America's Wang, but countries all over the world have projections of land surrounded on three sides by water to call their own. The more sophisticated among us call them "peninsulas." Answer the following questions about some of them, if you wang. I mean can.

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Questions:

Michigan was persuaded to accept full territorial control of the Upper Peninsula in 1836 in exchange for relinquishing its claims to land containing (principally) what city?

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TOLEDO, OHIO

The April 9, 1942 surrender of American troops on this peninsula at the entrance to Manila Bay was the largest since the Civil War, but the three month holdout also significantly hampered the Japanese attempt to sweep through the western Pacific region.

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BATAAN

Named for a brother of King George III, this peninsula between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea contains the northernmost point on the Australian continent.

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CAPE YORK PENINSULA

Northampton County, which includes a number of islands including two small manmade ones, primarily consists of the southernmost portion of which peninsula?

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DELMARVA PENINSULA

A distance of as little as 51 miles separates the Chukchi Peninsula from the Seward Peninsula across what body of water, in which Lynne Cox spent 125 minutes on August 7, 1987?

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BERING STRAIT

Officially, the Appalachian Trail ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine; however, the International Appalachian Trail, established in the 1990s, continues on land until reaching Forillon National Park, located at the eastern tip of what Canadian peninsula?

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GASPÉ PENINSULA

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge connects peninsular Pinellas County and which city, the county’s largest, back to the mainland of Florida?

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ST. PETERSBURG

Australia and New Zealand first saw significant military action as independent dominions during a 1915 campaign whose initial landing date, April 25, is now celebrated as ANZAC Day. Landmark or no, the celebrations are somewhat ironic as the campaign was a major Allied defeat. Which peninsula was the site of the campaign in question?

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GALLIPOLI

The third-largest Indonesian island, separated from Borneo by the Strait of Makassar, what oddly-shaped island is essentially four peninsulas jutting from a central hub not much larger than any of them?

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SULAWESI

The disputed Kuril Islands, which have been fully under Russian control since the end of World War II even though the southernmost is visible from the Japanese mainland, run in a chain from Hokkaido up to the southern tip of which large Russian peninsula?

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KAMCHATKA

Point Loma, Coronado, and the Silver Strand are the components of two peninsular landforms located across from each other in what major metropolitan area?

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Two small peninsulas at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea lie directly across from each other, less than 20 miles apart, yet they belong to different countries AND neither belongs to the country occupying the mainland to which it is attached. Identify BOTH of these peninsular exclaves.

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GIBRALTAR, CEUTA