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1061.020475 -- GEOGRAPHY -- In 1951 Portugal allowed NATO to establish an airbase on the island of Terceira in this archipelago

Azores

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1061.297687 -- GEOGRAPHY -- It's the capital & chief seaport of Trinidad & Tobago

Port-of-Spain

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1073.009894 -- AFRICAN CAPITALS -- This capital was founded by North American settlers in 1823

Monrovia

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1073.1485 -- AFRICAN CAPITALS -- In 1993 18 U.S. soldiers were killed in a fierce battle in this capital

Mogadishu

125

1073.564318 -- AFRICAN CAPITALS -- This picturesque Moorish city lies about 60 miles northeast of Casablanca

Rabat

126

1073.84153 -- AFRICAN CAPITALS -- Tourist attractions in this city near Africa's northern tip include the ruins of Carthage & other Punic towns

Tunis

127

1073.980136 -- AFRICAN CAPITALS -- Muhammad Ali's "Rumble in the Jungle" with George Foreman was fought in this city, then the capital of Zaire

Kinshasa

128

1079.177862 -- GEOGRAPHY "B" -- The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge links this borough & Staten Island

Brooklyn

129

1079.662983 -- GEOGRAPHY "B" -- This Missouri city is "the live music show capital of the world"

Branson

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1080.702528 -- GEOGRAPHY "B" -- Zugspitze is the highest point in this mountain range

the Bavarian Alps

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1081.256952 -- GEOGRAPHY "B" -- The Rhodope Mountains & the city of Sofia are in this country

Bulgaria

132

1081.603467 -- GEOGRAPHY "B" -- This sea off the coast of North America is named for Rear Admiral Francis

the Beaufort Sea

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1086.731889 -- GEOGRAPHY IN LITERATURE -- Leo Tolstoy's story about Hadji Murat, "who slew the Russian swine", opens in this present-day Russian republic

Chechnya

134

1104.473459 -- HUMANITARIAN LADIES -- Throughout the 1930s, she taught geography at St. Mary's High School in Eastern India

Mother Theresa

135

1111.819577 -- small state capitals -- This capital was once known as Frank's Ford after Stephen Ford who was killed by Indians nearby in 1781

Frankfort

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1112.720516 -- small state capitals -- The Johnson Victrola Museum in this Delaware capital tells the history of the Victor Talking Machine Company

Dover

137

1112.928425 -- small state capitals -- Named for a French city, this smallest state capital commands the main pass through the Green Mountains

Montpelier (Vermont)

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1113.621455 -- small state capitals -- This capital lies about halfway between the North Dakota & Nebraska borders

Pierre (South Dakota)

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1114.314485 -- small state capitals -- The Missouri River lies about 10 miles to the east of this capital, the continental divide about 10 miles west

Helena (Montana)

140

1115.700546 -- STATE CAPITALS -- This Nevada capital was founded by Abraham Curry, who named it for a famous frontier scout

Carson City

141

1116.670788 -- STATE CAPITALS -- More than half of all U.S. coins are made at the mint in this "Mile High City"

Denver

142

1117.363818 -- STATE CAPITALS -- This state capital was founded by John Sutter, Jr. a year after gold was discovered on his father's sawmill

Sacramento

143

1118.056848 -- STATE CAPITALS -- The 20-foot tall statue that stands in this capital's City Hall Plaza was a gift from the citizens of Genoa, Italy

Columbus (Ohio)

144

1118.33406 -- STATE CAPITALS -- Peter Stuyvesant gave it the name Beverwyck in 1652; 12 years later it was given its present name

Albany (New York)

145

1120.066635 -- WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY -- The 2nd-smallest independent country in area in the Western Hemisphere; in the '80s it was invaded by the 2nd largest

Grenada

146

1126.511814 -- U.S. GEOGRAPHY -- Louisiana's lowest point is 8 feet below sea level in this city

New Orleans

147

1127.135541 -- U.S. GEOGRAPHY -- The Wrigley family owns much of this resort island 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles

Catalina

148

1127.482056 -- U.S. GEOGRAPHY -- This island, a NYC Borough, is separated from New Jersey by 2 narrow channels: the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill

Staten Island

149

1023.943367 -- EUROPEAN CAPITALS -- Among its numerous city squares are Ledise, known for its cafes, & Rembrandt, known for its cabarets

Amsterdam

150

1024.844306 -- EUROPEAN CAPITALS -- In Russian this Lithuanian capital is called Vilna

Vilnius