Special Sub-Topic: Mishmash A - Part I
|There were more satellite televisions in which country in 2002?|
Algeria. In 2002, Algeria had approximately 3,500,000 home satellites that gave it a world ranking of seventh place. The country that had the most was United States of America with 16,000,000.
Source: World Telecommunication Development Report 2002
|Of the following countries, which country had the fewest university students per teacher in 2000?|
Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda had a ratio of 2.9 higher education students per teacher which was the lowest ratio worldwide. Azerbaijan was ranked eighth in the world with a figure of 6.6.
|Where is the Yerevan State University?
Armenia. Yerevan State University is located in Yerevan, Armenia. It was established in 1919.
|In 2001 which country drank the most commercially brewed beer per capita?
Austria. Austria ranked fourth in the world with a figure of 106.9 litres or 188.1 pints. The country that was the top beer consumer for 2001 was Czech Republic. The UK was ranked eighth and Australia was ranked ninth.
Source: Commission of Distilled Spirits
|Of the following nations, which received the most mail from abroad in 2000?
Algeria. For that year, Algeria received 231,415,000 pieces of mail which gave it 9th placing worldwide. The country that got the most items/letters was India with the figure of 849,270,000.
Source: Universal Postal Union.
|This country consumed the most chewing gum (per capita) in the world in 2000.
Andorra. For the year 2000 it was estimated that each person (regardless of age, etc.) consumed and an average of 900g (2lb) of chewing gum.
|Where would you find the longest marked wilderness horse trekking trail in the world?|
Australia. This trail is The Australian Bicentennial National Trail. The trail is 5,330 km or 3,312 miles long. One end of the trail is at Cooktown in North Queensland and it winds through wilderness to Healesville, Victoria. The trail follows historic coach and stock routes, as well as packhorse trails and encompasses country roads.
|Choose which nation had the highest Muslim population in 2000.|
Algeria. In 2000, Algeria's total Muslim population was 30,442,000; which was the ninth highest in the world. There were more Muslims in Pakistan in that year than any other country with a figure of 150,365,000.
Source: David B Barrett & Todd M Johnson, World Christian Trends.
|Which of these countries had the largest amount of people who practiced Judaism in 2000? |
Argentina. Argentina's figure of 200,000 was seventh highest worldwide. The country that had the highest figure for that year was USA with 5,700,000.
Source: American Jewish Year Book, Vol 100
|Select the nation which had the smallest total amount of personnel in their armed forces in 2003.|
Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda had the smallest amount worldwide (based on countries that declared their defence figures). Their figure was 150 personnel.
|DVN is the code of an airline from which of these countries?|
Armenia. The airline is Dvin-Avia. Armenia has a total of seven airports and five of these have paved runways.
|Of the following countries, which has the tallest cathedral/church?
Austria. St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna is the 9th tallest worldwide cathedral/church. It was completed in 1433 and it stands 135m high or 446 ft high. The tallest in the world is the Chicago Methodist Temple in Chicago, USA, which was completed in 1924. The height of the Chicago Methodist Temple is 173m or 568 ft.
|In 1995 the largest ever carnivore skeleton of a predatory dinosaur was discovered in which one of these countries?|
Argentina. This occurred in Neequen, Patagonia, Argentina. This discovery was of an dinosaur named Gigonotosaurus carolinii. It has been estimated to have been approximately 12.4m or 40ft long with a weight of eight tonnes or 17,000 lb. The dimensions of the bones found have led scientists to believe that this dinosaur was both taller and more heavier than the Tyrannosaurus rex. In addition, tests reveal that it roamed approximately 110 million years ago, making it 30 million years older than the Tyrannosaurus rex.
|This country (based on consumption per capita) was the world's number one consumer of carbonated, still and flavoured bottled water for 1999.
Andorra. Andorra for 1999 consumed 163.3 litres or 287.3 pints per capita.
|Which country held the record for winning the Alpine Nations Cup the most, between the years 1968 and 2002?|
Austria. The Alpine Nations Cup (for skiing) is based upon the combined results of both men and women in the World Cup. Austria, in this time frame, held the record of a total of 22 wins which occurred in the years of 1969, 1973-80, 1982 and 1990-2001.
|From the following choices, which country had the lowest divorce rate based on divorces per 1,000 people in 2003?|
Armenia. Armenia was ranked equal fourth in the world with Chile, with a figure of 0.42. The country that had the lowest divorce rate was Libya with 0.24/1,000.
Source: United Nations
|The cassowary is one of the most dangerous birds in the world. It is found in nature in two countries; which of these choices is one of them?|
Australia. The cassowary is found in north-eastern Queensland, Australia, and in New Guinea. They can reach a height of 2m or 6ft 6in. The cassowary has a 122 cm long (5 in) spike on inner toe of each foot which is used when threatened or wounded and it can cause serious damage. When they attack, they leap into the air kicking and in doing so they can damage vital organs that can result in extensive bleeding or even death, as it is powerful enough to rip a human's stomach open.
|This country was estimated to have the highest life expectancy on average in 2004 worldwide.
Andorra. The average life expectancy figure was 83.5 years. The country with the second highest average life expectancy was San Marino with 81.5 years.
Source: US Census Bureau, International Data Base
|Which of the following was the least populated country in 2003? |
Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda's 2003 population was 67,897 and thus was ranked eighth worldwide. Andorra was ranked ninth. Tuvalu had the least amount of population worldwide with only 11,305.
Source: US Census Bureau, International Data Base
|From the following choices, which has the oldest underground railway system?|
Argentina. This system is in Buenos Aires and is the 10th oldest worldwide. It was officially opened in 1913. The oldest system can be found in London, United Kingdom, and it was opened in year of 1863.
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