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1

Name this island off the southern coast of Australia.

Tasmania

2

This range includes the Maritime Alps, and the tallest mountain in this range is Corno Grande.

Apennines

2

This range includes the Maritime Alps, and the tallest mountain in this range is Corno Grande.

Apennines

3

This region includes Tenaya Valley, and an old tradition here consisted of pushing a bonfire off a cliff in a namesake “firefall” on Glacier Point.

Yosemite

4

This city's broadest street, called the “widest avenue in the world,” was modeled by Georges-Eugène Haussmann after the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Buenos Aires

5

Its subway system consists of eleven spoke lines connected by a 20-kilometer ring line, and some of its ornate stations are decorated with once-royal chandeliers.

Moscow

5

One of this country's islands is also called Bird of Paradise Island, and it is home to the mud volcano system known as the Devil's Woodyard.

Trinidad and Tobago

5

Its large cities include Toliara, Antsirabe, Toamasina, and Fianarantsoa.

Madagascar

6

Delicias City and Hidalgo del Parral are other cities in this state.

Chihuahua

7

The Rodo Park is located in this city to the north of the Punta Carretas.

Montevideo

8

Hobart and Darwin are the capitals of two of its states.

Australia

9

Identify this nation named for its two major islands which lies northeast of Venezuela in the Caribbean and has its capital at Port of Spain.

Trinidad and Tobago

9

Prominent ethnic groups in this country include the Invincible and Inseparable Multitudes and the Elevated People, or Merina, and the main traditional deity of this country is Zanahary

Madagascar

10

Mountain ranges in this country include the Espinhazo, Serra do Mar and Mantiqueira while it is the owner of the archipelagos Fernando de Norhonha, Trinidade and Martim Vaz, the Rocas Atoll and Marajo Island.

Brazil

10

Also called las Islas Malvinas, identify this island group in south Atlantic that was the target of a two-year war between the Argentines and the British.

Falkland Islands

10

The Kaibab Plateau borders one part of this geological feature known as the North Rim

Grand Canyon

11

The Tiber River flows from, which mountain range, often called the "backbone of Italy"?

Apennines

12

Name this island nation with capital at Antananarivo.

Madagascar

13

These features are characterized by large drainage basins, which deposit sediment.

Deltas

13

Flowing into the Beaufort Sea, identify this river that begins at Great Slave Lake, the longest in Canada.

Mackenzie River

14

Identify this South American city whose name means "I see a mountain" and is the capital of Uruguay.

Montevideo

15

The Kakabeka Falls are located on a tributary of this body of water, the Kaministiquia River, and it is also fed by the Nipigon and St. Louis Rivers.

Lake Superior

15

The northern range of the wild Bactrian camel lies in this country, which lies north of Xinjiang and south of Tuva and which also contains the cold Gobi Desert.

Mongolia

16

As of 2007, this city's disproportionate size led poet and philosopher Ezequiel Martínez Estrada to liken it to “The Head of Goliath.”

Buenos Aires

17

One mountin in this range is Mount Alvernia, and one subrange of this range is the Sibillini.

Apennines

18

Its eastern portion, home to the Chelif river valley, is populated by Berbers.

Atlas Mountains

19

This city's broadest street, called the “widest avenue in the world,” was modeled by Georges-Eugène Haussmann after the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Buenos Aires

20

This city is located near the confluence of the Parana River and the Rio de la Plata, and the larger province that shares its name is characterized by flat, grass-covered plains known as the Pampas

Buenos Aires

21

Name this state, the largest in Mexico, which is home to Ciudad Juárez on the south of the Rio Grande and shares its name with a breed of dog.

Chihuahua

21

A trail that can be followed in this site travels along the Bright Angel Fault.

Grand Canyon

22

Many dolerite columns named "Organ Pipes" lie on this island’s Mount Wellington, which overlooks its largest city as well as the Derwent estuary.

Tasmania

22

Its namesake peninsula contains Port Arthur, a former settlement for convicts, and another name for it is van Dieman's Land

Tasmania

23

Name this country of steppes with a capital at Ulan Bator that is landlocked between China and Russia.

Mongolia

23

The Liard River joins it at Fort Simpson, and the Redstone and Keele rivers enter it north of Wrigley.

Mackenzie River

23

This geological feature has a Vishnu Group that consists of the Vishnu, Brahma, and Rama Schists.

Grand Canyon

23

As of 2007, this city's disproportionate size led poet and philosopher Ezequiel Martínez Estrada to liken it to “The Head of Goliath.”

Buenos Aires

24

Name this home of the Kremlin and capital of Russia.

Moscow

26

This home of the Bolshoi Ballet and St. Basil's Cathedral is centered on Red Square

Moscow

27

Storm Bay and the Bay of Fires lie off the coast of this island, whose northwest contains a temperate rainforest, the Tarkine.

Tasmania

28

Name this geological feature that occurs when a river flows into a lake or ocean, which is named for the shape of the Greek letter formed by the Nile one.

Deltas

29

Its notable features include El Capitan and Half Dome

Yosemite

29

Its delta begins to form shortly before Arnheim

Rhine River

30

Name this national park located in the Sierra Nevadas of eastern California.

Yosemite

31

Russian satellite Cosmos 954 plunged into this river's source in 1978

Mackenzie River

32

This geological feature has a Vishnu Group that consists of the Vishnu, Brahma, and Rama Schists.

Grand Canyon

32

This city is located near the confluence of the Parana River and the Rio de la Plata, and the larger province that shares its name is characterized by flat, grass-covered plains known as the Pampas

Buenos Aires

33

Its large cities include Toliara, Antsirabe, Toamasina, and Fianarantsoa.

Madagascar

34

The south of this country is home to the Nullarbor Plain, which is north of its "Great Bight.

Australia

35

This river broadens to four miles in width at Norman Wells, and its water transportation routes terminate at Tuktoyaktuk, North of the Sans Sault Rapids.

Mackenzie River

36

The Sieg joins this river at Niederkassel, and the Neckar joins it after flowing past Heidelburg and Mannheim, where it turns west.

Rhine River

37

This and other broad avenues unofficially divide the city into several distinctive neighborhoods, the one of which is La Boca, now an artists' colony.

Buenos Aires

37

This range is home to San Marino, and it ends in Calabria and runs through Umbria.

Apennines

38

Lake Khovsgol lies near this nation's Khangai Mountains and drains north into the Selenge River.

Mongolia

39

Name this Southeast Asian nation that was reunified in 1975 after a bloody war between the communist north and U.S.-aligned south.

Vietnam

40

In 2007, a glass skywalk was opened at this site for public use

Grand Canyon

42

The peninsula that forms the southern portion of its east island is called Lafonia, and Mount Usborne is the highest peak on these islands.

Falkland Islands

43

Name this largest of the Great Lakes.

Lake Superior

45

The Canal Street, Riverfront, and (*) St. Charles Street lines are all that remains of this city's historic streetcar system.

New Orleans

46

Name this island nation with capital at Antananarivo.

Madagascar

48

Rivers in this nation include the Araguaia, a tributary of the Tocantins, and its largest, the Sao Francisco, while the Iguazu Falls are formed by another.

Brazil

49

Khuiten Peak is part of the Five Saints Peaks in this nation's section of the Altay Mountains, which form part of the northwestern boundary of this nation.

Mongolia

51

This geographical feature was once home to its continent's only native bear species, now extinct.

Atlas Mountains

52

The Bay of Antongil is located on this country's east coast, and the island of Nosy-Be in this country was a stop on the Russian Baltic Fleet's journey to Japan.

Madagascar

53

Name this mountain range spanning Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, named after a Greek titan who held up the sky.

Atlas Mountains

54

Called Gichigami in Ojibwe, the Mesabi Iron Range is to its northwest, and its western terminus is at Duluth, Minnesota

Lake Superior

55

This nation's capital includes the Temple of the Trung Sisters and is located on the Red River.

Vietnam

57

This nation's capital city was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin.

Australia

58

This range is home to San Marino, and it ends in Calabria and runs through Umbria.

Apennines

60

The Battle of Teutoburg Forest established it as the Roman northern frontier, and its namesake crisis occurred when Adolphe Thiers discussed making it a border

Rhine River

61

The Kaibab Plateau borders one part of this geological feature known as the North Rim

Grand Canyon

61

In 2007, a glass skywalk was opened at this site for public use

Grand Canyon

63

The Jason Islands lie northwest of the main group of this political entity.

Falkland Islands

64

A giant sandstone formation in this country is called Uluru by its aboriginal inhabitants, and is also known as Ayers Rock

Australia

65

Name this city south of Lake Ponchartrain whose Lower Ninth Ward was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and whose French Quarter is famous for Mardi Gras.

New Orleans

67

Treme is a notable African-American neighborhood in this city, and the old red-light district was known as Storyville.

New Orleans

68

Name this capital of Argentina.

Buenos Aires

70

Its namesake capital is found in the Sierra Madre Occidental and is home to Quinta Luz, a former home of Pancho Villa.

Chihuahua

71

One mountin in this range is Mount Alvernia, and one subrange of this range is the Sibillini.

Apennines

73

The Porcupine Mountains are to its south, and Copper Island is an extension of Keweenaw Peninsula in this feature.

Lake Superior

74

Name this geological feature of northern Arizona that was created by the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon

75

This is the equivalent of an alluvial fan located in water.

Deltas

76

The Tiber River flows from, which mountain range, often called the "backbone of Italy"?

Apennines

78

It is separated from the mainland by the Bass Strait and its capital is Hobart

Tasmania

79

This city's Garden Ring is a series of roads which follow the path of sixteenth-century fortifications.

Moscow

81

The Arafura Sea is directly north of this country's Gulf of Carpenteria

Australia

82

Name this geological feature of northern Arizona that was created by the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon

84

Gratham Sound divides the island group in half, and Port Louis served as the former capital of these islands, but since 1845 the capital had been located in Stanley.

Falkland Islands

85

This city is home to a theater whose ballet company premiered Spartacus and a church whose many sanctuaries are each toped with onion domes.

Moscow

86

This state's natural features include the Basaseachic waterfall and Copper Canyon

Chihuahua

87

This and other broad avenues unofficially divide the city into several distinctive neighborhoods, the one of which is La Boca, now an artists' colony.

Buenos Aires

89

Manitou and Madeline are among the Apostle Islands in this lake, which drains via the St. Marys River and also contains Isle Royale.

Lake Superior

90

Name this country whose largest cities include Salvador, Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil

91

Prominent ethnic groups in this country include the Invincible and Inseparable Multitudes and the Elevated People, or Merina, and the main traditional deity of this country is Zanahary

Madagascar

92

Containing the Draa valley, its "Tell" subrange contains the Er-Rif region, while its "Anti" range connects to the "High" range via Mount Siroua.

Atlas Mountains

93

It is found between Coahulia on its east, Durango on its south, and Sinaloa and Sonora on its west.

Chihuahua

94

The Keo Nua Pass in this country is one of the few passes through the Annamese Cordillera (CORE-dee-YARE-uh).

Vietnam

95

This country celebrates Arrival Day for its substantial Indian minority.

Trinidad and Tobago

96

Name this capital of Argentina.

Buenos Aires

97

A war including the Battle of Caudine Forks, the Samnite wars, took place in this mountain range

Apennines

99

Suburbs of this city include Gretna and Kenner.

New Orleans

100

The imperial citadel of Dai Noi is found in this country's onetime capital Hue (hway)

Vietnam

101

A trail that can be followed in this site travels along the Bright Angel Fault.

Grand Canyon

102

With its highest peak at Jbeb Toubkal, 60 kilometers south of Marrakesh, it is bordered to the south by the Sahara Desert.

Atlas Mountains

103

This country contains the asphalt deposit of Pitch Lake, and the major island of this nation is separated from the South American coast by the Gulf of Patria.

Trinidad and Tobago

104

This park is near a cliff of polygonal basalt columns, Devils Postpile National Monument, and it includes Bridalveil Fall.

Yosemite

105

his city's namesake department is bordered by Canelones on the north and San Jose on the northwest

Montevideo

106

Name this river of West Germany.

Rhine River

107

This geological feature retreats in a process known as transgression, and it can grow outward and upward in progradation and aggradation, respectively.

Deltas

108

Caroni Swamp is the home of the national bird of this country, the scarlet ibis

Trinidad and Tobago

110

To the west of this city, the Santa Lucia River empties into an isthmus formed by the Rio de la Plata.

Montevideo

111

With its highest point at Neblina Peak, this nation is the source for both the Uruguay and Parana Rivers

Brazil

112

This feature can be described as cuspate, arcuate, bird-foot, or estuarine.

Deltas

113

Its namesake, discovering that it did not terminate in Cook Inlet, dubbed it “Disappointment River” after exploring from a trading post of Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca

Mackenzie River

114

A war including the Battle of Caudine Forks, the Samnite wars, took place in this mountain range

Apennines

115

Its namesake (*) falls drop into the Merced River, and, like Sequoia National Park, its creation was instigated by John Mui

Yosemite

116

It contains Cradle Mountain and its tallest point is at Mount Ossa

Tasmania

117

This city has a "sister city" relationship with the seat of Chippewa County, Minnesota, with which it shares its name.

Montevideo

118

Deserts in this country include the Gibson, Great Sandy, and Great Victoria.

Australia

119

The Treaty of Versailles declared the area around it a demilitarized zone, and it flows past Bonn and Cologne on its way to the North Sea.

Rhine River