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AFRICA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: Polar bears live in very cold climates. That means they can live in the Sudan.
Hint: Learn about Sudan's climate in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Polar bears live in the Arctic. The Sudan desert is too hot and its landscape is not a good home for them.

Question: Africa is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
Hint: Look at the Africa reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Africa is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean.

Question: What is the capital of Egypt?
Hint: Learn more about Egypt’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Cairo, Morocco, Libya, Madagascar
Answer: Cairo

Question: The Sahara is a hot desert in northern Africa.
Hint: Learn more about the climate and terrain of Algeria in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: To reach the highest point of land in Tanzania, you have to climb:
Hint: Learn about Tanzania’s elevation extremes in The World Factbook.
Choices: Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest, Mount St. Helens, None of the above
Answer: Kilimanjaro

AFRICA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: The official language of Angola is French.
Hint: Learn about Angola’s people in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Portuguese is the official language of Angola.

Question: What type of government does Algeria have?
Hint: Learn more about Algeria’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: A dictatorship, A monarchy, A republic, Communist
Answer: A republic

Question: Madagascar exports which of the following?
Hint: Learn more about the exports of Madagascar in The World Factbook.
Choices: Coffee, Vanilla, Sugar, All of the above
Answer: All of the above

Question: Liberia (referring to liberty) is named so because it was a settlement for freed slaves from the U.S.
Hint: Look at Liberia’s background statement in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which of the following countries of sub-Saharan Africa is the second-largest producer of oil?
Hint: See the oil production rank order page to find the answer.
Choices: Nigeria, Angola, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea
Answer: Angola

AFRICA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Cape Town is a city on the island nation of Madagascar.
Hint: Find out more about South Africa in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Cape Town is the legislative center for South Africa's government.

Question: Roughly half of Namibia's people survive on:
Hint: Read about Namibia’s economy in The World Factbook.
Choices: $2.00/day, $12.00/day, $20.00/day, None of the above
Answer: $2.00/day

Question: Which of the following is the largest country in Africa?
Hint: Learn more about Africa’s geography in The World Factbook by checking out the “area” rank order page.
Choices: Egypt, Mozambique, Sudan, Morocco
Answer: Sudan

Question: Africa has one of the largest refugee populations in the world. Which of the following countries is the source of most of the refugees located in Tanzania?
Hint: Review the entry on refugees and internally displaced persons in Tanzania’s country report in The World Factbook.
Choices: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Answer: Burundi

ANTARCTICA / OCEANS

ANTARCTICA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: 70.8% of the world is covered by ocean.
Hint: Learn about the Earth’s geography in the World entry in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Antarctica is the name of the land that surrounds the South Pole.
Hint: Take a closer look at Antarctica in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The Atlantic Ocean is the world's largest ocean.
Hint: Learn about the Atlantic Ocean in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The world's largest ocean is the Pacific. It is larger than all of Earth's land masses combined.

Question: The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's five oceans.
Hint: Learn more about the Pacific Ocean in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

ANTARCTICA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, there is no sunrise at the North Pole for more than 170 days.
Hint: Learn about the Arctic Ocean’s climate in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which of the following are natural resources found in Antarctica?
Hint: Learn more about Antarctica’s natural resources in The World Factbook.
Choices: Copper, Silver, Diamonds, Natural Gas
Answer: Copper

Question: The physical characteristics of Antarctica are:
Hint: Check out Antarctica’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: a) Spongy, muddy land with lots of water, b) Dry, flat land with very little vegetation, c) Dry and very icy , d) None of the above
Answer: Dry and very icy

Question: Which of the following is the northernmost national capital in the world?
Hint: See The World Factbook’s Appendix F, “Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names.”
Choices: Helsinki, Finland, Moscow, Russia, Tokyo, Japan, Reykjavik, Iceland
Answer: Russia

ANTARCTICA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Earthquakes are rare in Antarctica.
Hint: Check out Antarctica’s natural hazards in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which region of the world has the largest number of deaths due to Malaria?
Hint: Read the major infectious diseases entry on the Notes and Definitions page of The World Factbook.
Choices: Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean islands, Central America
Answer: Sub-Saharan Africa

Question: The Pacific Ocean is 10 times the size of the U.S.
Hint: Learn more about the geography of the Pacific Ocean in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The Pacific Ocean is actually about 15 times larger than the U.S.

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: The wild west of Australia is known as the outback. Its climate is typically very dry.
Hint: Check out the Australia entry in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which of the following is the capital of Papua New Guinea?
Hint: Learn about Papua New Guinea’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Mount Hagen, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Goroka Lae
Answer: Port Moresby

Question: New Zealand is divided into an East Island and a West Island.
Hint: Take a look at the map of New Zealand in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: New Zealand is divided into a North Island and a South Island. Stewart Island lies off the southern coast of South Island.

Question: Which of these borders Australia?
Hint: See the map of Australia in The World Factbook.
Choices: Indian Ocean, Coral Sea, Tasman Sea, All of the above
Answer: All of the above

Question: What colors make up the Australian flag?
Hint: Take a closer look at Australia’s flag in The World Factbook.
Choices: Red, white and blue, Black, green and yellow, Red and white, Blue and yellow
Answer: Red, white and blue

Question: The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Australia.
Hint: Take a look at the background statement for Australia in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

AUSTRALIA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: Where in the Pacific do the Marshall Islands lie?
Hint: Read about the Marshall Islands’ location in The World Factbook.
Choices: Near New Zealand, Along the Equator, Between Hawaii & Australia, None of the above
Answer: Between Hawaii & Australia

Question: The tropical island nation of Vanuatu exports which of the following?
Hint: Learn about Vanuatu’s economy in The World Factbook.
Choices: Coffee, Cocoa, Beef, All of the above
Answer: All of the above

Question: Australia is the world's smallest continent.
Hint: Learn more about Australia’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The Solomon Islands experience extreme weather conditions.
Hint: Check out the climate for the Solomon Islands in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The weather in the Solomon Islands doesn't change very much. It is usually the same every day.

Question: Which of the following is a natural resource of Australia?
Hint: Learn more about Australia’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: Coal, Copper, Silver, All of the above
Answer: All of the above

AUSTRALIA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: How many states make up the country of Australia?
Hint: See how Australia is divided in The World Factbook.
Choices: 4, 5, 6, None of the above
Answer: 6

Question: New Zealand is roughly the same size as the U.S. state of West Virginia.
Hint: Learn about New Zealand’s comparative area in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: New Zealand's comparative area is relatively the same as the U.S. state of Colorado.

Question: The Aboriginal settlers arrived in Australia 30, 000 years ago.
Hint: Get to know Australia’s history in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Aboriginal settlers have lived in Australia for more than 40, 000 years.

Question: Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world.
Hint: Learn more about Australia’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Papua New Guinea's legal system is based on:
Hint: Find out more about Papua New Guinea’s legal system in The World Factbook.
Choices: German law, British common law, French public law, None of the above
Answer: British common law

CENTRAL AMERICA

CENTRAL AMERICA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras are all countries in Central America.
Hint: See the Central America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: El Salvador is ruled by a king and queen.
Hint: Learn about El Salvador’s executive branch in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The country of El Salvador is led by a president.

Question: Who was the first European explorer to discover Cuba?
Hint: Learn about Cuba in The World Factbook.
Choices: Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Marco Polo , None of the above
Answer: Christopher Columbus

Question: Panama is ruled by a king.
Hint: Learn more about Panama’s government and executive branch in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The country of Panama is led by a president.

CENTRAL AMERICA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: The official language spoken in Antigua and Barbuda is:
Hint: Learn about the people of Antigua and Barbuda in The World Factbook.
Choices: Spanish, English, Portuguese, None of the above
Answer: English

Question: Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.
Hint: Learn more about Nicaragua’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: What form of government does Costa Rica have?
Hint: Learn more about Costa Rica’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Monarchy, Democratic Republic, Communist, Parliamentary
Answer: Democratic Republic

Question: Which of the following countries has a flag that features the colors red, white, and blue?
Hint: See the “Flags of the World” section of The World Factbook.
Choices: Montserrat, Anguilla, Turks & Caicos, All of the above
Answer: All of the above

Question: The country of Belize does not have a western oceanic coastline.
Hint: See the Central America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

CENTRAL AMERICA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Which of the following Central American countries has the largest population?
Hint: See the rank order population page in The World Factbook.
Choices: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica
Answer: Guatemala

Question: Panama was ruled by Spain until the:
Hint: Learn about Spain’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, None of the above
Answer: 1800s

Question: What year did El Salvador attain independence from Spain?
Hint: Learn more about El Salvador’s background in The World Factbook.
Choices: 1818, 1845, 1821, 1912
Answer: 1821

CENTRAL ASIA

CENTRAL ASIA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: Russia is the largest country (by area) in the world.
Hint: Take a look at Russia’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which country is south of Mongolia?
Hint: See what Asia looks like; take a look at the Asia reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: China, Russia, Kazakhstan , None of the above
Answer: China

Question: Moscow is the capital of Russia.
Hint: Learn more about Russia’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

CENTRAL ASIA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: The major export crop of Uzbekistan is cotton.
Hint: Learn about Uzbekistan’s economy in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Kazakhstan is a landlocked country.
Hint: Learn more about Kazakhstan’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which of the following languages is spoken in Kyrgyzstan?
Hint: Learn about the Kyrgyzstan people in The World Factbook.
Choices: Mongol , Russian, Chinese, None of the above
Answer: Russian

Question: Natural resources found in Turkmenistan include:
Hint: Learn more about Turkmenistan’s natural resources in The World Factbook.
Choices: Talc, Iron Ore, Salt, All of the above
Answer: Salt

Question: The Caspian Sea basin is one of the major oil producing regions of the world. Which of the following countries has no coastline on the Caspian Sea?
Hint: Take a look at the Middle East reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, Uzbekistan
Answer: Uzbekistan

CENTRAL ASIA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: The Baykonur Cosmodrome, from which Russian cosmonauts are launched into space, is located in:
Hint: See the maps for each of the countries listed in The World Factbook.
Choices: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia
Answer: Kazakhstan

Question: The land mass of Russia extends into the Arctic Circle.
Hint: Take a closer look at Russia’s map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: What year did Romania join NATO?
Hint: Learn more about Romania’s history in The World Factbook.
Choices: 1990, 1975, 1986, 2004
Answer: 2004

EAST/SOUTHEAST ASIA

EAST ASIA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: Which city is the capital of Japan?
Hint: Learn about Japan’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Hiroshima, Tokyo , Osaka, None of the above
Answer: Tokyo

Question: The head of government in the Philippines is a king.
Hint: Learn about the Philippine’s executive branch in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The Philippines is led by a president.

Question: The capital of China is Beijing.
Hint: Learn more about China’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The head of government in Japan is a prime minister.
Hint: Learn more about Japan’s government and executive branch in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Seoul is the capital of South Korea.
Hint: Learn about the government of South Korea in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

EAST ASIA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: The total number of islands in the Philippines is more than 7, 000.
Hint: Get to know the Philippines’ geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Hong Kong is made up of more than 200 islands.
Hint: Learn more about Hong Kong’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The name of Siam was changed to Thailand in 1945.
Hint: Learn more in the background statement for Thailand in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: In 1939, the name of Siam was changed to Thailand.

Question: Malaysia's national flag resembles the U.S. flag, but also consists of a moon and star.
Hint: Take a look at Malaysia’s flag in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

EAST ASIA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: The most widely spoken local dialect in Indonesia is:
Hint: Get to know Indonesia’s languages in The World Factbook.
Choices: Minangkabau, Sudanese, Javanese, None of the above
Answer: Javanese

Question: The head of government in Macau, China is:
Hint: Learn about Macau’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: A king, A chief executive, A prime minister, None of the above
Answer: A chief executive

Question: Mount Everest borders China and what other country?
Hint: Learn more about China’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: India, Russia, Nepal, Mongolia
Answer: Nepal

Question: How many islands comprise Indonesia?
Hint: Learn more about Indonesia’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: 17, 508, 15, 020, 19, 856, 16, 258
Answer: 17, 508

Question: Mekong is the name of a river in Cambodia.
Hint: Learn about Cambodia’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

EUROPE

EUROPE.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: The Eiffel Tower is a famous monument in Paris. What country is Paris in?
Hint: Look at Europe’s reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: Spain, England, France , None of the above
Answer: France

Question: Which of these cities is in Germany?
Hint: See Germany’s map in The World Factbook.
Choices: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, All of the above
Answer: All of the above

Question: What city is the capital of Italy?
Hint: Take a closer look at Italy’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Paris, Rome, London, Florence
Answer: Rome

Question: The head of government of Spain is a president.
Hint: Learn more about Spain’s government and executive branch in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The Kingdom of Spain is a republic.
Hint: Learn about Spain’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Spain is a parliamentary monarchy. That means a king and a president both lead the country.

EUROPE.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: A quarter of Denmark's people live in its capital city, Copenhagen.
Hint: Review Denmark’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Both hurricanes and typhoons often cause damage in Paris, France.
Hint: Learn about France’s natural hazards in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Flooding, windstorms, and avalanches are common in France. Hurricanes and typhoons are not.

Question: Germany is the second most populous country in Europe.
Hint: See how Germany’s population compares to other European countries. Visit the “population” rank order page.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which of the following countries has the lowest “high elevation”?
Hint: Review the Geography section in The World Factbook for each country listed here.
Choices: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark
Answer: Denmark

EUROPE.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Gibraltar is a territory of:
Hint: Find out more about Gibraltar and its government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Spain, United Kingdom, France, All of the above
Answer: United Kingdom

Question: Londonderry is a town in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.
Hint: Take a closer look at the map of the United Kingdom in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries.
Hint: Read the background statement for Sweden in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The European Free Trade Area includes all of the following, except:
Hint: See The World Factbook’s Appendix B, “International Organizations and Groups.”
Choices: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden
Answer: Sweden

Question: The English Channel runs between the United Kingdom and which other country?
Hint: Learn more about the UK’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: Ireland, France, Germany, Italy
Answer: France

Question: Estonia is slightly larger than the U.S. states of New Hampshire and Vermont combined.
Hint: Learn more about Estonia and its geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Estonia is actually slightly smaller than the combined area of New Hampshire and Vermont.

MIDDLE EAST

MIDDLE EAST.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: Which of these types of environments can be found in Iran?
Hint: Learn about Iran’s terrain in The World Factbook.
Choices: Rainforests, Mountains, Tundra, None of the above
Answer: Mountains

Question: Abu Dhabi is the capital of which country?
Hint: Look at the maps of each of these countries in The World Factbook.
Choices: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates
Answer: United Arab Emirates

Question: Baghdad is the capital of Iraq.
Hint: Learn more about Iraq’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

MIDDLE EAST.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: The people of Armenia do not use cell phones.
Hint: See how Armenians communicate in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: More than 200, 000 people in Armenia use cell phones.

Question: Israel is a nation governed by which of the following:
Hint: Learn about Israel’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: A parliamentary democracy, A monarchy, A dictatorship, None of the above
Answer: A parliamentary democracy

Question: Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam.
Hint: Learn more about Saudi Arabia’s background in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

MIDDLE EAST.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Which of the following is a form of currency in Kuwait?
Hint: Learn about Kuwait’s economy in The World Factbook.
Choices: Shilling, Franc, Dinar, All of the above
Answer: Dinar

Question: Industry in the Gaza Strip is primarily small family businesses that produce and sell olive-wood carvings and soap.
Hint: Look at the industries for the Gaza Strip in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which country's flag features a blue spoked wheel and stacked orange, white, and green stripes?
Hint: Look at “Flags of the World” in The World Factbook.
Choices: India , Iraq, Lebanon, None of the above
Answer: India

Question: Saudi Arabia is home to Islam's two holiest shrines.
Hint: Learn more about Saudi Arabia’s background in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Abu Dhabi is a capital city of a Persian Gulf country.
Hint: Check out the Middle East reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

NORTH AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: The capital of the United States of America is Washington, DC.
Hint: Learn about the U.S. government and capital in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The Rocky Mountains are a broad mountain range in North America. Which two countries does it pass through?
Hint: Look at the North America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: United States and Canada, United States and Mexico, Canada and Greenland , None of the above
Answer: United States and Canada

Question: The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans both border North America.
Hint: Take a look at the North America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Mexico is geologically part of North America.
Hint: Look at the North America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The United States celebrates a holiday in July. Which one is it?
Hint: Learn more about the national holidays in the U.S. in The World Factbook.
Choices: Independence Day, Canada Day, Revolution Day, Republic Day
Answer: Independence Day

Question: North America is the world's third-largest land mass.
Hint: Check out the North America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

NORTH AMERICA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: The type of government in Mexico is a:
Hint: Learn about Mexico’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Federation, Federal Republic, Monarchy, None of the above
Answer: Federal Republic

Question: The United States is the third-largest country in the world according to its population and size:
Hint: Check out the geography of the U.S. in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Canada borders which of the following oceans?
Hint: Take a look at Canada’s map or the North America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, All of the above
Answer: All of the above

Question: What type of government does the United States have?
Hint: Learn more about the U.S. government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Federal Republic, Communism, Federation, Monarchy
Answer: Federal Republic

Question: Canada is the second-largest country (by area) in the world.
Hint: See how Canada compares; go to the “area” rank order page in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: About 2 million people in Mexico use the Internet.
Hint: Learn how people in Mexico communicate in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Mexico has nearly 17 million Internet users.

NORTH AMERICA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Bermuda was formerly referred to as Somers Island.
Hint: Learn about the government of Bermuda in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: How many provinces are there in Canada?
Hint: Learn more about Canada’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: 12, 10, 7, 15
Answer: 10

Question: The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) can be found in which country?
Hint: Read the background statements for each of the countries listed below in The World Factbook.
Choices: Canada, United States, Mexico, None of the above
Answer: Mexico

SOUTH AMERICA

SOUTH AMERICA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: What is the capital of Peru?
Hint: Learn more about Peru’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Bogota, Chile, Lima, Montevideo
Answer: Lima

Question: Spanish is the primary language spoken in Colombia.
Hint: Learn more about the people of Colombia in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The Andes mountain range runs through Chile.
Hint: Take a closer look at Chile’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which of the following countries of South America does the Equator not cross?
Hint: Visit the South America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Equador
Answer: Venezuela

Question: The country of Argentina is larger than Brazil.
Hint: Visit “area” rank order page to see how Argentina ranks.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Brazil is the largest country in South America. It is also the fifth-largest country in the world based on land size.

SOUTH AMERICA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: In which of the following countries is Spanish not the official language:
Hint: Learn about the languages spoken in each of these countries by visiting them in The World Factbook.
Choices: Peru, Argentina, Brazil, None of the above
Answer: Brazil

Question: Argentina is the largest country (by area) in South America.
Hint: Learn more about Argentina’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The largest country in South America is Brazil. It is also the fifth-largest country in the world.

Question: The seat of the Inca Empire was situated in what is today's Peru.
Hint: Discover more about Peru’s ancient cultures in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The capital of Uruguay is:
Hint: Learn more about Uruguay’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: Montevideo , San Jose, Colonia, Mercedes
Answer: Montevideo

Question: If it's 6 p.m. in Peru, then it's 4 p.m. in Venezuela.
Hint: See the "Time Zones of the World” reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: There is a half hour time difference between Peru and Venezuela. Venezuela is a half hour ahead. So, if it's 6 p.m. in Peru, then it's 6:30 p.m. in Venezuela.

SOUTH AMERICA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Bogota is the capital of which country?
Hint: Take a closer look at the South America reference map in The World Factbook.
Choices: Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, None of the above
Answer: Colombia

Question: Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall, is located in which country?
Hint: Check out the geography information for each of these countries in The World Factbook.
Choices: Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela
Answer: Venezuela

Question: Ecuador uses which of the following currencies?
Hint: Look into Ecuador’s economy in The World Factbook.
Choices: Sucre, Peso, U.S. dollar, All of the above
Answer: U.S. dollar

Question: Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world, is located in which country?
Hint: Read the geography information for each of these countries in The World Factbook.
Choices: Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay
Answer: Ecuador

SOUTH ASIA

SOUTH ASIA.GRADE 3 to 5

Question: Which of these countries is in South Asia?
Hint: The World Factbook’s Asia reference map will help you find the answer.
Choices: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka , All of the above
Answer: All of the above

Question: India is larger than the United States.
Hint: Check out India’s “comparative” area in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The United States is three times as large as India.

Question: The flag of Pakistan is made up of which colors?
Hint: Take a closer look at Pakistan’s flag in The World Factbook.
Choices: Red, white and blue, Green and white, Black, yellow and red, Blue and white
Answer: Red, white and blue

Question: What is the capital of India?
Hint: Learn more about India’s government in The World Factbook.
Choices: New Delhi, Pakistan, Nepal, Kathmandu
Answer: New Delhi

SOUTH ASIA.GRADE 6 to 8

Question: The southwestern border of Nepal contains the Himalaya Mountains.
Hint: Check out the map of Nepal in The World Factbook to see the Nepalese landscape.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: The Himalaya Mountains make up the northwestern border of Nepal.

Question: The national flag of Bangladesh consists of:
Hint: Look at the flag of Bangladesh in The World Factbook.
Choices: A green disk on a red background, A red disk on a white background, A red disk on a green background, None of the above
Answer: A red disk on a green background

Question: The currency used in India is called the rupee.
Hint: Learn more about India’s economy in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: The government of Sri Lanka is led by a president and a prime minister.
Hint: See who’s who in the Sri Lanka government in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Nepal is located between India and Sri Lanka.
Hint: Learn more about Nepal’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: False
Response: Sri Lanka is an island off the coast of India. Nepal is landlocked between India and China.

SOUTH ASIA.GRADE 9 to Adult

Question: Afghanistan is a landlocked country.
Hint: View the map of Afghanistan in The World Factbook.
Choices: True, False
Answer: True

Question: Which country is closest to the Bay of Bengal?
Hint: Find the Bay of Bengal in the reference map of Asia in The World Factbook.
Choices: Afghanistan, Burma, Nepal, None of the above
Answer: Burma

Question: Sinhala is the official language of what country?
Hint: Read about the people of each of these countries in The World Factbook.
Choices: India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Answer: Sri Lanka

Question: Bhutan is located between India and what other country?
Hint: Learn more about Bhutan’s geography in The World Factbook.
Choices: Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Nepal
Answer: China


Posted: Feb 12, 2009 10:29 AM
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2012 01:15 PM