Special Sub-Topic: World Challenge
|Operation Mercury was the code name for what WW2 invasion?|
Crete. The first major invasion by airborne troops.
|Land of Hope and Glory is the unofficial national anthem of which country?|
England. Written by Sir Edward Elgar.
|What would you get if you asked for a 'pot' in a pub in Melbourne Australia?|
A glass of beer. A drink of beer in a 300 mil glass.
|What is a Hangi?|
Food cooked in an earth oven. The Maori from New Zealand cook their food by heating large flat stones then placing the raw food (in baskets) on top and then covered with earth to create a earth oven.Common in polynesia.
|Third president of the USA Thomas Jefferson was born where?|
Virginia. Was governor of Virginia 1779-81.
|Who was Pierre Beauregard?|
US Confederate general. Started the US civil war when he opened fire on Fort Sumter.
|ANZAC day is observed in which countries?|
New Zealand and Australia. Acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps first used for troops from both countries in WW1.April 25 is ANZAC day when the war dead are remembered.
|Den Haag is Dutch for what?|
The city The Hague. Seat of the Dutch government.
|Aotearoa is another name for what country?|
New Zealand. It is the Maori name for New Zealand.
|Scottish Novelist and poet Robert Louis Stevenson is buried where?|
Samoa. Settled in Vailma, Samoa in 1890 and died there in 1894.
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