В Ірландії немає змій і взагалі там лише один вид рептилій; караоке придумали на Філіппінах; кубик Рубіка було винайдено в Угорщині; леви, які лазять по деревах живуть лише в Танзанії. Ви знали про це? Я ні, поки не відкрила маленьку синю коробочку під назвою Word Teasers: World Geography.
Переваги коробочка – це її розміри 8,9 х 8,4 х 8,1 см, вага – 300 г і те, що вона зроблена з цупкого картону. Її можна взяти з собою, вона не займе багато місця і не помнеться. Всередині знаходиться 150 двосторонніх кольорових карток 7,6 х 7,6 см iз тестовими запитаннями і фактами про країни та культури світу.
Кожна картка має запитання про певну країну із варіантами відповідей на титульній стороні і відповідь на запитання, цікавий факт та статистичні дані про ту ж країну на зворотній. Які саме статистичні дані? Це столиця, кількість населення, площа, середня тривалість життя та рівень писемності. Не знаю як на рахунок статистики, але в час, коли всі багато подорожують, цікаво дізнатися щось про країни, ну і столицю не завадить пам’ятати.
Гру випускає компанія WordTeasers. У них на сайті можна знайти багато веселих ігор для всієї сім’ї. У мене на поличці є ще одна – WordTeasers: Funny Sayings і я планую розповісти про неї у одному із наступних оглядів. Якщо Вам це цікаво – напишіть в коментарях. Купила я гру на амазоні, хоча на веб сторінці компанії її можна теж придбати.
Виробник пропонує наступні правила гри: витягніть картку із теки WordTeasers: World Geography і прочитайте запитання, написане не титульній стороні та три варіанти відповіді. Перевірте правильність своєї відповіді на звороті картки.
“Чи знаєте Ви?..” факт із зворотної сторони можна просто прочитати всім присутнім, а можна сформулювати його у вигляді запитання. Це додасть інтриги. Наприклад замість того, щоб сказати “Беліз – це єдина країна в Центральній Америці, де англійська є офіційною мовою” перефразуйте “В якій єдиній країні Центральної Америки англійська мова є офіційною?”. Чи хтось зможе дати правильну відповідь?
До набору входить картка і про Україну. Особисто для мене цікаво було дізнатися, що рівень писемності тут становить 99,7%. Це вище ніж в Ірландії – 99%, Данії – 99%, Бельгії – 99% та ін. Є чим пишатися!
Оскільки коробочка маленька і цупка, її можна взяти з собою в подорож, на прогулянку чи в інші місця, де час очікування можна замінити веселою грою.
WordTeasers: World Geography – це відмінний спосіб весело провести час і одночасно покращити свої знання світової географії.
І наостанок, для повноти картини, кілька цікавих запитань або захопливих фактів із коробочки:
❓ Яка острівна нація була першою країною у світі, що дала жінкам право голосу на національних виборах? Нова Зеландія
❗ Ботсвана має одну з найбільш швидкозростаючих економік у світі.
❓ В цій острівній країні на Півдні Тихого океану немає отруйних змій, лише нешкідливі. Яка це країна? Фіджі
❓ Ця карибська нація на острові Еспаньола (Гаїті) має єдиний національний прапор у світі, на якому зображено Біблію. Яка це країна? Домініканська республіка
❗ Місто Хум в Хорватії зареєстроване як найменше офіційне місто в світі. У ньому приблизно мешкає всього 17 осіб.
❗ Коли болгари кивають головами вгору-вниз – це означає НІ. Коли вони хитають головою з боку в бік – це означає ТАК.
❗ Кажуть, що Уельс має більше замків на квадратний кілометр, ніж будь-яка інша країна в світі.
❓ З 1977 по 2011 рік ця африканська країна, розташована між Єгиптом та Алжиром, була єдиною в світі країною, яка мала національний прапор лише з одним кольором без жодного дизайну чи символів. Лівія
❓ According to a 2012 report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, what Central American country has the highest murder rate in the world? Honduras
❗ Singapore has one of the lowest homicide rates in the world. Costa Rica has the lowest murder rate in Central America.
❓ What country in Asia used to be called Siam? Thailand
❗ Thailand’s name in the Thai language means “Land of the Free”.
❓ What is the name of the small European country that is completely surrounded by Italy? San Marino
❗ Lithuania has a national perfume called “Lietuvos Kvapas”, or “The Scent of Lithuania”.
❓ What kingdom in Western Asia has the largest sand desert on Earth? Saudi Arabia
❗ Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state in Western Asia and is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.
❓This country in Central America was the first country in Central America to elect a woman president. She served from 1991 to 1997. What country is it? Nicaragua
❗ Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America by land area.
❓ This country in Southern Africa has more meerkats than any other country in the world. What country is it? Botswana
❓ Only three countries in Africa border Lake Victoria, the largest lake on the African continent. Kenya and Tanzania are two of them. What is the name of the third one? Uganda
❗ Lake Victoria is the world’s second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger.
❓ The name of this country in West Africa means “Warrior King” in the Mande language. What country is it? Hint: The country is situated between Côte d’Ivoire and Togo. Ghana
❗ Ghana’s longest river is the Volta River.
❗ Fiji was once a British colony and is made up of more than 300 islands.
❗ Some of the world’s best baseball players come from this country.
❓ This country located in Central Africa is situated mostly between Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo and has a short coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. What country is it? Republic of Congo
❗ Since the Republic of Congo is located on the equator, the temperature during the day averages 75 degrees F (24 degrees C) year-round.
❓ This European country borders the Adriatic Sea and lies between Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. What country is it? Croatia
❓ Sofia is the biggest and the most developed city in this country. It is also the second oldest city in Europe. What is the country? Bulgaria
❓ This country, which is part of the United Kingdom, is bordered by England, the Irish Sea, and the Bristol Channel. What country is it? Wales
❓ This 115-island country in the Indian Ocean has the smallest population of any African state and is also the smallest African country by area. What country is it? Seychelles
❗ The rupee is the currency of Seychelles and several other Asian countries. It has been used since the 6th century BC.
❗ Today, Libya’s flag consists of three horizontal stripes of red, black, and green with a white crescent and star centered on the black stripe.
❓ What is the name of the only South American country in which English is the official language? Guyana
❗ The national motto of Guyana is “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”.
❓ This island-country in Africa is the only place in the world where you might see a lemur, a monkey-like animal with large eyes. What country is it? Madagascar
❗ Madagascar not only has the longest coastline of any other country in Africa, it is also the fourth largest island in the world.
❓ The northeastern portion of this island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea has declared itself a separate state, but it is recognized only by Turkey. What is this country called internationally? Cyprus
❗ The capital of Cyprus is the only capital in the world that is divided by a U.N. buffer zone known as “The Green Line”. It separates South Cyprus and North Cyprus.
❓ This island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea was originally referred to as the “Island of the Iguanas”. Hint: It is part of the Lesser Antilles. St. Lucia
❗ Mozambique is the only country in the world that features a weapon (an AK-47 rifle) on its national flag.
❓ The nickname of this country in West Africa is the “Frying Pan of the World” because temperatures range from 85F to 105F (30C to 41C) year-round. What country is it? Niger
❗ The official language of Niger is French.
❗ Of the 10 largest islands in the world, three are located in Indonesia.
❓ On what island country in the western Pacific Ocean was Karaoke invented? The Philippines
❗ The Philippines consists of more than 7,000 islands and hundreds of volcanoes.
❓ The tallest mountain on this twin-island nation is called Mount Obama, after President Barack Obama of the U.S. Hint: The country lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Antigua & Barbuda
❗ Mount Obama was originally called Boggy Peak but was renamed in 2009.
❓ In this country, it is not acceptable for a man to talk to a woman in a public place, unless the woman is a close relative. What country is it? Hint: It is situated between Jordan and Turkey. Syria
❗ The capital of Syria is among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
❓ Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (19,341 ft./5,895 meters) is situated in this country. What country is it? Tanzania
❗ The world’s only tree-climbing lions live in Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.
❓ The Rubik’s Cube was invented by a sculptor and professor of architecture from this country in Central Europe. What country is it? Hungary
❗ The village of Tállya in Hungary claims to be the geometric center of Europe.
❗ Armenia is the smallest of the 15 former republics of the Soviet Union.
❓ For Christmas dinner, people in this Central European country traditionally have cabbage soup, carp (a freshwater fish), and potato salad. What country is it? Hint: It is bordered by the Czech Republic to the west. Slovakia
❓ This Scandinavian country is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund waterway. What country is it? Sweden
❗ Scandinavia comprises the three kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.
❓ This is the only South American country that borders both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. What country is it? Colombia
❗ Colombia gets its name from Christopher Columbus.
❓ In 2006, this country declared its independence from Serbia. Hint: Its name means “black mountain”. Montenegro
❗ Montenegro was part of a country called Yugoslavia until that country collapsed in 1991, at which time it united with Serbia until 2006.
❓ This country, bordered to the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea, is the northernmost country in Africa. What country is it? Tunisia
❓ This twin island, situated off the coast of northeastern Venezuela, created the dance called “the limbo”. Trinidad & Tobago
❗ Of the two islands, Trinidad is bigger and has more people; Tobago has only 4% of the population.
❗ Samoa is about half way between New Zeland and Hawaii.
❓ This tiny country in Central Africa is the only independent country in Africa with Spanish as an official language. What country is it? Equatorial Guinea
❗ The capital of Equatorial Guinea is located on the island of Boiko in the Gulf of Guinea.
❓ This country, which is part of the United Kingdom, was created in 1921 by an act of the British Parliament. What country is it? Northern Ireland
❗ The famous “unsinkable” ship, the Titanic, was built and launched from Belfast Harbor in Northern Ireland in 1911.
❓ This small island country near the western shores of the Persian Gulf in Asia declared its independence from the United Kingdom in 1971. What country is it? Bahrain
❗ In 2002, women in Bahrain were given the right to vote for the first time.
❓ In what country in Southern Asia will you find the famous mausoleum and tourist attraction called Taj Mahal? India
❗ The modern number system was invented in India.
❓ The world’s largest salt water lagoon is located on this island-country in the South Pacific northeast of Australia. What country is it? Solomon Islands
❗ Solomon Islands consist of six main islands, but thousands of others.
❓ What South American country is the longest and narrowest in the world? Hint: It borders the Pacific Ocean. Chile
❗ Chile is 2,700 miles (4,300 km) in length.
❓ This country in Central Africa used to be called Zaire. What is it called today? Democratic Republic of Congo
❓ Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, sits on the border of two Asian countries. China is one. What is other? Nepal
❗ Eight of the 10 highest peaks in the world are located in Nepal.
❓ This country in West Africa borders the North Atlantic Ocean and lies between Ghana and Liberia. What country is it? Hint: It is the world’s largest cocoa producer. Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
❗ The land was once called the “teeth coast” due to the trade in ivory.
❓ This country, which borders the Black Sea, has the largest population of brown bears in Europe. What country is it? Romania
❗ Only six countries border the Black Sea: Turkey, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and Romania.
❓ Only two countries in the world have a flag that is square. One is Vatican City. The other is a country in Europe. What country is it? Switzerland
❗ Switzerland is one of 14 landlocked countries in Europe.
❓ A traditional dinner in this southern European island country in the Mediterranean Sea is Fenek, made from cooked rabbit. What country is it? Malta
❗ Malta was once known as Melita, meaning the island of honey.
❓ Due to its central location in South America, this country is sometimes referred to as the “Heart of America”. What country is it? Paraguay
❗ Rio Paraguay (or the Paraguay River) divides the country into two regions: east and west. Only 2 to 3% of the population lives in the west.
❓ This country in West Africa is often called the “Giant of Africa”, since it is the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria
❗ English is the official language in Nigeria, though more than 30 other languages are spoken in the country.
❓ This country in Western Asia is said to have the oldest name of any country in the world. It has existed unchanged for 4,000 years. What country is it? Lebanon
❗ Lebanon is the only country in the Middle East that has absolutely no desert.
❓ This country in Africa lies between Somalia and Tanzania with the Indian Ocean running along its southeast border. What country is it? Kenya
❗ Scientists have discovered the earliest known remains of human beings in Kenya.
❓ This island country in the Caribbean Sea was originally claimed by Spain after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. What country is it? Jamaica
❗ Jamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean.
❓ An ancient civilization known as Mesopotamia was located between the Tigris-Euphrates rivers in what is now mostly Kuwait and this country. What country is it? Iraq
❗ The two official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.
❓ What is the smallest Central American country by land area? Hint: It’s the only one without a Caribbean coasline. El Salvador
❗ El Salvador is known as the “Land of Volcanoes”.
❓ This country in Central Africa is said to be the geographic center of Africa. It is among the 10 poorest countries in the world. What country is it? Central African Republic (aka C.A.R.)
❗ Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Central African Republic. Even the smallest village usually has a football field.
❗ Russian is the main language of Belarus, used by 72% of the population. Belarus
❓ What is the name of the largest country in Africa by area? Hint: Over 90% of this country is covered by Sahara Desert. Algeria
❗ Of the total land area of Algeria, only about 12 percent is populated.
❓ In this African country, a big stomach among men is a sign of wealth. It means they can afford to eat meat every day. What country is it? Hint: It used to be called Rhodesia. Zimbabwe
❗ Zimbabwe means “great houses of stone” in the Shona language of Zimbabwe.
❓ This country in Southwest Asia is a federation of seven political territories, each ruled by an emir. Hint: It borders the Persian Gulf. United Arab Emirates (aka the UAE)
❗ The UAE is home to the tallest building in the world, known as Burj Khalifa. It’s 2,722 feet tall (829.8 m).
❓ The major internal river of this South American country is the Rio Negro (“Black River”). What country is it? Hint: It is bordered by Argentina and Brazil. Uruguay
❗ Uruguay is named after the Uruguay River, which means “river of the painted birds”.
❓ In this country in Southeast Asia, more than 40 percent of the population have the same last name – Nguyen. What country is it? Hint: It is bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin. Vietnam
❗ From the mid-19th century to 1954, Vietnam was a French colony.
❓ The longest road tunnel in the world is in this country. The tunnel runs 15.3 miles (24.5 kilometers). What country is it? Norway
❗ Norway has won more medals at the Winter Olympics than any other country in the world.
❓ The largest city in this African country is Casablanca, though it’s not the capital. What country is it? Morocco
❗ Morocco, Spain, and France are the only three countries in the world to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
❓ The Horn of Africa, a peninsula in Northeast Africa, consists of four countries. Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia are three of them. What is the fourth? Ethiopia
❗ Ethiopia is the only country in the world that has 13 months. Twelve months have 30 days each; the 13th month has five or six days.
❓ What South American country was named for the equator, which runs through it? Ecuador
❗ Ecuador was the first country in the world to declare that “nature” has constitutional rights.
❓ A famous canal across this Central American country connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. What country is it? Panama
❗ Panama is the narrowest strip of land between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans (about 51 mi.; 82 km).
❓ This country in Western Europe also includes three islands in the Caribbean. Hint: The European part of this country borders Germany and Belgium. Netherlands (aka Holland)
❗ The Dutch are the tallest people in the world. On average, men are 184 cm (6 ft. 1/2 inch) tall; women, 170 cm (5 ft. 7 inches).
❓ This country in North America declared its independence from Spain in 1810. What country is it? Mexico
❗ The official name for Mexico is the United Mexican States.
❓ The Pyrenees mountain range separates this country from France. What country is it? Spain
❗ Madrid is the geographical center of Spain.
❓ Nelson Mandela was once president of this country on the southern tip of Africa. What country is it? South Africa
❗ South Africa is the only country to have hosted the world cup matches for soccer, rugby, and cricket.
❓ This country is the oldest country in Europe and also the first country in the world to abolish slavery. Portugal
❗ Portugal has the longest bridge in Europe. The Vasco da Gama Bridge is 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) long.
❓ This country is the third largest in South America after Brazil and Argentina. What country is it? Peru
❗ Peru is home to the largest number of different bird species in the world.
❓ This island nation in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea area is the world’s lowest country, with an average ground level elevation of 4 ft. 11 in. (1.5 meters) above sea level. Maldives
❗ Maldives is both the smallest country in Asia and the smallest Muslim country in the world.
❓ What island nation in the Pacific Ocean used to be known as the Ellice Islands?
❗ Tuvalu is one of the world’s smallest countries, both in terms of area and population. Tuvalu
❓ This country, which lies between China and Russia, has the fewest number of people per square mile of any other country in the world. In fact, there are more sheep than people in this country. Mongolia
❗ Mongolia has only 4.3 people per square mile. Monaco, on the other hand, has 43,000 people per square mile.
❓ Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Wolfgang Mozart were born in this country in Central Europe. What country is it? Austria
❗ The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags in the world.
❓ This country in Southeastern Asia is made up of two main land masses separated by the South China Sea. What country is it? Malaysia
❗ The world’s largest discovered cave chamber is located in Malaysia. It’s large enough to hold a Boeing 747 airplane.
❓ On February 17, 2008, this country in Southeastern Europe declared its independence from Serbia. Kosovo
❗ The name Kosovo comes from the Serbian word kos, meaning blackbird.
❓ Running water in this country in Southeast Asia is still a luxury. Most people have to carry their own water from the river to use daily. What country is it? Laos
❗ The Mekong River is the main river in Laos. It is known as Mae Nam Khong, or “mother of all rivers”.
❓ Russia is the largest country in the world by land area. What is the name of the second largest country in the world? Canada
❗ Canada gets its name from the Iroquoian word meaning “village” or “settlement”.
❓ This Arab country in Western Asia borders Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf. What country is it? Kuwait
❗ Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of per capital income.
❓ This Central American country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. What country is it? Costa Rica
❗ Costa Rica officially abolished its army in 1948.
❓ In 1974, Isabel Martínez de Perón became president of this South American country. She was the first non-royal female head of state in the Western Hemisphere. What country is it? Argentina
❗ Mount Aconcagua of Argentina is the tallest mountain in South America.
❓ This territory located in Asia was divided into two sovereign states after World War II – one in the north and one in the south. What is the name of the southern country on this peninsula? South Korea
❗ More than 85% of high school graduates in South Korea go on to college.
❓ This country in Western Asia is the only country in the world in which both Hebrew and Arabic are official languages. What country is it? Israel
❗ The most common street name is Israelis Hazait. It means “Olive Street”.
Capital: The designated capital is Jerusalem, though not recognized internationally.
❓ Only two countries in the world include “The” as part of their official name. The Gambia is one. The other one is this Caribbean country made up of 29 islands. What country is it? The Bahamas
❗ The national tree of The Bahamas is the Lignum Vitae, which means tree of life”.
❓ What country in Southern Europe has three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli? Italy
❗ Italy has more World Heritage sites (or places of special significance) than any other country in the world.
❓ Only two Central American countries border Mexico. Beliz is one. What is the other? Guatemala
❗ In the Mayan language, Guatemala means “land of trees”.
❓ What country in Europe has more zoos (414) than any other country in the world? Hint: Its flag has three horizontal bands of equal width: black, red, and gold. Germany
❗ In 1916, Germany became the first country in the world to adopt Daylight Saving Time.
❓ This island nation in the Indian Ocean was once the only country in the world where you would find the now extinct Dodo bird? What country is it? Hint: It lies just 1,200 miles (2,000 km) off the southeast coast of the African continent. Mauritius
❗ Mauritius is known for its stable democracy, regular free elections, and positive human rights record.
❓ What country in Northern Europe is said to be the least religious country in the world? Hint: It’s one of the three Baltic States. Estonia
❗ Lithuania and Latvia are the other two Baltic States.
❓ Two Asian countries each share a common border with 14 other countries – more than any other nation in the world. Russia is one. What is the other? China
❗ Brazil shares its border with ten other countries; Nepal with only two – China and India.
❓ The name of the capital of this tiny country in Southeast Asia is also the name of the country. What is it? Singapore
❗ Only three countries in the world are considered city-states: Singapore, Monaco and Vatican City.
❓ This two-island country in the West Indies is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas in both area and population. St. Kitts & Nevis
❗ People on St. Kitts are called Kittitians; on Nevis, they’re called Nevisians.
❓ There are two countries on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. One is the Dominican Republic. What is the other? Haiti
❗ When Christopher Columbus first saw Haiti (and the entire Hispaniola island), he thought he had found either India or Asia.
❓ This country in Western Europe gets more tourists each year than any other country in the world. France
❗ The Eiffel Tower in Paris was built as the entry point for the 1889 World Fair.
❓ This country used to be the largest country in Africa and the Middle East by area before it was split into two countries in July 2011. Today, it is still the third largest country in Africa. What country is it? Sudan
❗ The Nile River, the longest river in the world, runs through 11 countries, including Sudan.
❓ The official language of this country in Africa is English. As of 2014, it was the newest country in the world. (It declared its independence in 2011). What country is it? South Sudan
❗ Before South Sudan declared its independence, it was part of Sudan, the then largest country in Africa.
❓ This Nordic country has the most active volcano in the world. Hint: Its capital is Reykjavik. What country is it? Iceland
❗ В Ісландії в червні та липні день триває 24 години на добу.
❓ This country in Asia is surrounded on three sides by India. Its primary religion is Islam. What country is it? Bangladesh
❗ Бангладеш має шість окремих сезонів (не чотири як ми звикли): літо, сезон дощів, осінь, прохолодний сезон, зима та весна.
❓ Цю країну в Західній Азії раніше називали Персією. Як її називають зараз? Іран.
❗ Iran is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, beginning as early as 3200 BC. Iran
❓ The Elbe is the principal river of this country in Central Europe. What country is it? Hint: It has no water borders. Czech Republic
❗ In 1993 Czechoslovakia split into two countries: Czech Republic and Slovakia.
❓ The largest city in this country used to be known as Constantinople. And the area that makes up this counrty used to be known as Anatolia. What is the name of the country? Turkey
❗ Turkey is bordered by three different seas – the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.
❓ The name of this country is also the name of the continent, which is the smallest continent in the world by land area. What country is it? Australia
❗ Australia has more than 750 species of reptiles, more than any other country in the world.
❓ This asland nation, known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, used to be called Ceylon. What is its name today? Sri Lanka
❗ Sri Lanka was the first country in the world to democratically elect a woman as head of state.
❓ This country in Europe was once one of six republics that made up the country of Yugoslavia. What country is it? Serbia
❗ The other five republics are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Slovenia.
❓ In 2004, this kingdom in the Himalayas became the first country in the world to ban smoking in public and the sale of tobacco anywhere in the country. What country is it? Bhutan
❗ Bhutan is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” because of its frequent violent storms.
❓ This country, which is part of the United Kingdom, claims to have the oldest working post office in the world. What country is it? Scotland
❗ Scotland has more than 600 square miles of freshwater lakes, the most famous of which is Loch Ness.
❓ Яка європейська країна має найвищу середню тривалість життя порівняно зі всіма країнами світу? (89,6 років). Підказка: також у цій країні людей на квадратний кілометр більше, ніж у будь-якій іншій країні світу. Монако.
❗ France is the only country that borders Monaco.
❓ In this country in the Middle East you will find Petra, an ancient city that was cut out of the surrounding hills. What country is it? Jordan
❗ Queen Noor, the queen consort of Jordan from 1978 to 1999, was originally an American citizen.
❓ The name of this country on the west coast of Africa means “Land of the Free”. What country is it? Liberia
❗ The capital of Liberia was named after James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States.
❓ Many of the things we use today, such as scissors, combs, make-up and the toothbrush, where invented in this country in Africa. What country is it? Egypt
❗ Egypt is known as a transcontinental state because it spans the northeast corner of Africa and the southwest corner of Asia.
❓ What sovereign state in Europe consists of four countries? United Kingdom
❗ England is one of the four countries that make up the sovereign state of the United Kingdom. The other three are Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
❓ This country in South East Asia is the only country in the world that has a building on its flag. What country is it? Cambodia
❗ Half of Cambodia’s population is younger than 24.
❓ This North American country has no “oficial” language. What country is it? United States
❗ The United States declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776.
❓ This country, which broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991, has more mountains and mountain peaks than any other country in the world. Macedonia
❗ Mother Teresa was born in what is now the capital of Macedonia.
❓ The most popular game in this country in Asia is a sport where two teams try to catch a goat… on horseback. What is the name of the country? Afghanistan
❗ The New Year in Afghanistan is celebrated on March 21, the first day of spring.
❓ Although more than 60 languages are spoken in this South Asian country, Urdu is the “national language” and English is the “official language”. What country is it? Pakistan
❗ Four of the 14 highest mountain peaks in the world are at least partly in Pakistan.
❓ This country in Southern Europe is located between the Aegean Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. What is it? Greece
❗ Thousands of English words come from the Greek language, including apology, alphabet, and siren.
❓ What island country in the Caribbean is only about 90 miles from Key West, Florida? Cuba
❗ Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean.
❓ What is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world? Brazil
❗ More than 60% of the Amazon Rain Forest is located within Brazil.
❓ What country in Western Europe is the only country in the world whose official name begins with the words “Grand Duchy of …”? Luxembourg
❗ The motto of Luxembourg translates to “We want to remain what we are”. What do you think that means?
❓ This country in Africa has the lowest live expectancy in the world (49,4 years). What country is it? Chad
❗ The official languages of Chad are French and Arabic.
❓ What island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea is nicknamed The Spice Isle (also the “Island of Spice”)? Grenada
❗ There is an active underwater volcano near Grenada called Kick-em-Jenny.
❓ The capital of this Caribbean island nation is Bridgetown. What country is it? Barbados
❗ Barbados was originally called Los Barbados which means “the bearded ones”.
❓ This small country is situated in the Pyrenees and is bordered by France and Spain. What country is it? Andorra
❗ Andorra is often referred to as The Principality of the Valleys of Andorra.
❓ What country in Europe is the only country to be completely located within the Alps? Lichtenstein
❗ Only two countries in the world are double-landlocked: Lichtenstein in Europe and Uzbekistan in Asia.
❓ What Scandinavian country in Northern Europe is known as the “happiest country in the world”? Denmark
❗ The term LEGO is an abbreviation of 2 Danish words: “leg godt”, which means “play well”.
❓ The name of this island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea means “Sunday” in Latin. What country is it? Dominica
❗ Christopher Columbus discovered this island on a Sunday… which is why he named it Dominica.
❓ What is the smallest country in the world in terms of population and area? Vatican City
❗ Monaco is the second smallest country in the world according to land area. Tuvalu is the second smallest country in the terms of population.
❓ This South American country has the world’s largest butterfly sanctuary. What country is it? Hint: it is surrounded by Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. Bolivia
❗ Bolivia is one of only two “landlocked” countries in South America. The other is Paraguay.
❓ What small country in Western Europe is famous not only for its chocolate but also as a diamond centee of the world? Belgium
❗ Belgium has no official government. It is run by a “caretaker” government.
❓ This country in Southern Africa was known as Northern Rhodesia before its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. What country is this? Zambia
❗ Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world based on width and height, is located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
❓ This island nation in East Asia is the only country in the world that has a reigning emperor. What country is this? Japan
❗ In English, the emperor of Japan is referred to as the Mikado.
❓ These Nordic country is bordered by Sweden, Norway, Russia and Estonia. What country is this? Finland
❗ Finland is one of five Nordic countries that include Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
❓ The name of this South American country means “little Venice” in Italian. What country is this? Venezuela
❗ Venezuela abolished slavery 11 years before it was abolished in the United States.
❓ This Central American country used to be called British Honduras. What do we call it today? Belize
❗ Belize is the only country in Central America where English is the official language.
❓ This is the largest country by land area that is entirely within the continent of Europe. Hint: It’s larger than France. What country is it? Ukraine
❗ Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Total Area: 233,062 sq. mi; 603,550 sq. km.
Life Expectancy: 69.1 years
Literacy Rate: 99.7%
❗ There are no snakes in Ireland. In fact, there is only one reptile species. That’s the common lizard.
❓ Diane Fossey, a famous primatologist, studied mountain gorillas in this Central Africa country known as the “Land of Thousand Hills.” What country is it? Rwanda
❗ Rwanda gained its independence from Belgium in 1962.
Total Area: 10,169 sq. mi; 26,338 sq. km.
Life Expectancy: 59.3 years
Literacy Rate: 71.1%
- В Ісландії в червні та липні день триває 24 години на добу.
- Бангладеш має шість окремих сезонів (не чотири як ми звикли): літо, сезон дощів, осінь, прохолодний сезон, зима та весна.
- Цю країну в Західній Азії раніше називали Персією. Як її називають зараз? Іран.
- Яка європейська країна має найвищу середню тривалість життя порівняно зі всіма країнами світу? (89,6 років). Підказка: також у цій країні людей на квадратний кілометр більше, ніж у будь-якій іншій країні світу. Монако.