Exclaves by ChiltonC2

Champion(s):

CarterBurke
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?


Runner(s)-Up:

PerryS


Quiz Description

An exclave is a portion of any state which is geographically separated from the mainland by foreign territory. Some of the questions here play a little fast and loose with that definition, but all of the places mentioned seem a little... out of place.

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3 gregariouschinchilla 387 95 15
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Questions:

Depending on how you define the term, Alaska is the world’s largest exclave. Name the U.S. Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. (Widespread derision of purchase is probably a myth, but at least one newspaper joked that the U.S. had spent seven million dollars to purchase a “Polar Bear garden.”)

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William Seward

Cabinda is a province of roughly 3,000 square miles situated on the African coast between Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. What African nation claims Cabinda as an exclave?

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Angola

Identify the nation which possesses the exclave seen here.

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United Kingdom

The mainland United States has several exclaves, including the city of Point Roberts, Washington, which can only be accessed by land from Canada. Another is this small portion of Minnesota, which is separated from the American mainland by the Lake of the Woods.

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Northwest Angle

The Musandam peninsula is an exclave of Oman which is only land-accessible through the United Arab Emirates. Musandam gives Oman control, with Iran, over what important strait which leads to the Persian Gulf?

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Strait of Hormuz

An oxbow loop of the Mississippi River creates an exclave of what U.S. state on the other side of the river from the city of New Madrid, Missouri?

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Kentucky

Among his other achievements, the mathematician Leonhard Euler proved that there was no solution to the famous “Seven Bridges of Konigsberg” problem, leading to modern graph theory. At the time Konigsberg was a Prussian city; today it is part of a Russian exclave. What is the Russian name given to Konigsberg today?

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Kaliningrad

Complete this line from John Milton’s Samson Agonistes, which names a de facto modern exclave: “Promise was that I / Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver; / Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him / Eyeless in __________ at the Mill with slaves…”

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Gaza

The 1895 sculpture seen here celebrates English king Edward III’s sparing the lives of six leaders of this French city, which served as an English exclave and a foothold in France for over 200 years.

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Calais

In 1939, the Bronx Borough president planted a Bronx County flag in this Manhattan exclave neighborhood, the only one north of the Harlem River and the only one attached to the United States mainland, calling it “The Bronx Sudetenland.” (Yikes.)

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Marble Hill

What name was given to Bangladesh until its independence in 1971, practically identifying it as an exclave of another nation?

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East Pakistan

Okay, it’s not an exclave—kind of the opposite—but it's still cool: the trapezoidal region of Bir Tawil is the largest terra nullius, or “no man’s land,” in the world, meaning it’s claimed by no political entity. Identify the two nation’s whose conflicting borders leave Bir Tawil unclaimed.

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Egypt and Sudan