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  1.  Which province on the Red Sea coast of Ethiopia officially seceded from the country in 1993, sparking several disputes and finally a war, which was only finally declared over in 2018?
  2.  Also known as Sagarmatha or Chomolungma, which 29029 feet-high mountain straddles the border between Nepal and the Chinese Autonomous Region of Tibet?
  3.  Which river, along with the adjacent Tigris, is the main waterway in the historical region of Mesopotamia, in now modern-day Iraq?
  4.  Which island, owned by Chile but known in its native tongue as Rapa Nui, is home to giant statues known as Moai?
  5.  Which National Park in Florida is home to an extensive tropical wetland system?
  6.  Which volcano on the island of Sicily, overlooking the major cities of Messina and Catania, is one of the largest and most active in Europe?
  7.  In which country is Mt. Chimborazo situated - the summit of which is the furthest place on Earth from the planet's centre?
  8.  Which Baltic country is often referred to as the "Silicon Valley of Europe" - referring to its heavily technologically-based economy?
  9.  Which Parisian landmark, opened in 1889 as the entrance to the World Fair, was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building was topped out in 1930?
  10.  By what four-letter name is the island of Ireland known in its native Irish Gaelic?
  11. 1 Which constituent country of the UK's name is derived from "land of the Angles", referring to a group of settlers from modern-day Denmark?
  12.  What geological phenomenon was formerly measured on the Richter Scale?
  13.  Which currency was introduced to 14 countries on the 1st of January, 1999 - though their former currencies were still accepted as legal tender until 2002?
  14.  Which city in western Texas is separated from the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez by the waters of the Rio Grande?
  15.  What line of latitude runs through 13 countries, including Brazil, Uganda, Gabon, and Indonesia?
  16.  By what name is the country of Spain known in Spanish?
  17.  Which country in Central America's name literally translates into English as "the Saviour"?
  18.  The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the largest example in the world of which geographic feature, where a river begins to widen as it reaches the sea?
  19.  Which city - the fifth largest in Canada - is the capital of the Province of Alberta?
  20.  What meteorological event - meaning "the Boy" - is responsible for extreme cycles of wet weather and drought in South America?

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  1.  Which province on the Red Sea coast of Ethiopia officially seceded from the country in 1993, sparking several disputes and finally a war, which was only finally declared over in 2018?
    Eritrea
  2.  Also known as Sagarmatha or Chomolungma, which 29029 feet-high mountain straddles the border between Nepal and the Chinese Autonomous Region of Tibet?
    Mt. Everest
  3.  Which river, along with the adjacent Tigris, is the main waterway in the historical region of Mesopotamia, in now modern-day Iraq?
    Euphrates
  4.  Which island, owned by Chile but known in its native tongue as Rapa Nui, is home to giant statues known as Moai?
    Easter Island
  5.  Which National Park in Florida is home to an extensive tropical wetland system?
    Everglades
  6.  Which volcano on the island of Sicily, overlooking the major cities of Messina and Catania, is one of the largest and most active in Europe?
    Mt. Etna
  7.  In which country is Mt. Chimborazo situated - the summit of which is the furthest place on Earth from the planet's centre?
    Ecuador
  8.  Which Baltic country is often referred to as the "Silicon Valley of Europe" - referring to its heavily technologically-based economy?
    Estonia
  9.  Which Parisian landmark, opened in 1889 as the entrance to the World Fair, was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building was topped out in 1930?
    Eiffel Tower
  10.  By what four-letter name is the island of Ireland known in its native Irish Gaelic?
    Éire
  11. 1 Which constituent country of the UK's name is derived from "land of the Angles", referring to a group of settlers from modern-day Denmark?
    England
  12.  What geological phenomenon was formerly measured on the Richter Scale?
    Earthquakes
  13.  Which currency was introduced to 14 countries on the 1st of January, 1999 - though their former currencies were still accepted as legal tender until 2002?
    The Euro
  14.  Which city in western Texas is separated from the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez by the waters of the Rio Grande?
    El Paso
  15.  What line of latitude runs through 13 countries, including Brazil, Uganda, Gabon, and Indonesia?
    Equator
  16.  By what name is the country of Spain known in Spanish?
    España
  17.  Which country in Central America's name literally translates into English as "the Saviour"?
    El Salvador
  18.  The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the largest example in the world of which geographic feature, where a river begins to widen as it reaches the sea?
    Estuary
  19.  Which city - the fifth largest in Canada - is the capital of the Province of Alberta?
    Edmonton
  20.  What meteorological event - meaning "the Boy" - is responsible for extreme cycles of wet weather and drought in South America?
    El Niño