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    the annual geography quiz—2017
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    as I've done for many years now, here's some Yule entertainment lifted from the San Francisco Chronicle.

    the rules are simple: no using reference sources and if you get a question right you have to sit out the next question.

    The answers are as printed in the paper. aka, don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger, if you dispute an answer.

    Without further ado:

    1. In Asia there's a wildlife preserve that's 155M long, 2.5M wide and home to gorals, wild boar, roe deer, endangered cranes and even, acccording to some reports, rare Siberian tigers. It's better known for something else though. What?
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    Ganges River ?
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    Korean DMZ between north and south?
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    1. DMZ is correct
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    Q2. Which soverign state is so densely populated that it has an average of 11.7 popes per square mile?
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    Vatican City
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    Oh, good, was hoping we'd get the geography quiz again this year
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    A2: <<Vatican City, at 0.17 square miles, is home to both Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who uses the title pope emeritus>>
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    Q3: This English river is called "Isis" as it passes through Oxford, but goes by another name pretty much everywhere else.
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