These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-08-09, and should be interpreted accordingly.
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I wrote 4 triples in this round.
** Final, Round 3 -- Geography
* A. International Organizations
A1. Here is the current list of members -- of what? Angola, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, UK, US, Uruguay, Venezuela.
A2. Here is the current list of members -- of what? Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK, US.
A3. Here is the current list of members -- of what? Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, US, Uruguay, Venezuela.
* B. Cross-Border Canadian Locations
Each of these geographical or geological features has parts in two Canadian provinces or territories, and possibly in the US. In all cases, name *both* Canadian provinces/territories.
B1. Mount Caubvick (the highest peak in the Torngat Mountains). B2. The Denali Fault. B3. Cypress Hills (and the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park).
* C. Land's Ends
C1. In England, Land's End is spelled with an apostrophe. Once you get out of the parking lot and past the array of tourist traps -- excuse us, tourist attractions -- you will find a walking trail and beautiful coastal scenery. Land's End is the westernmost point of England, but in which *county* of England is it located?
C2. In California, Lands End is spelled with no apostrophe. In the olden days you could take a steam train on the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad to reach an array of tourist attractions owned by Adolph Sutro, and see the beautiful coastal scenery too. Today the former rail route is a National Park Service walking trail. This Lands End is the westernmost point of what *city* of California?
C3. In Latin, Land's End would be "Finis Terrae". In what *country* is what's known in English as Cape Finisterre, which includes the westernmost point of the country's mainland?
* D. Ontario City Maps
In this triple we present sections of city insets from the Ministry of Transportation's Official Road Map of Ontario. We have cropped them and removed the city names if shown, but otherwise they are intact. In each case name the city.
E1. Which country in Africa consists entirely of a narrow corridor surrounding the river of the same name?
E2. This US state was named after a river that did not flow through it -- until 1921 when one of its tributaries, the Grand River, was renamed as part of the river. A city on that renamed section is still known as Grand Junction. Name the state.
E3. The name used in English for this Asian country relates to a river with a similar but not identical name. The river is thousands of miles long and almost all of it lies outside the country's de-facto boundaries today. Name the country.
* F. Skewed Map Outlines
We'll show you the outline of a country map that has been rotated and/or flipped. We may also have removed some coastal islands. You name the country. As a hint, we'll tell you something about where it is.
> Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & > the Grenadines, Suriname, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, US, > Uruguay, Venezuela.
> will find a walking trail and beautiful coastal scenery. > Land's End is the westernmost point of England, but in > which county of England is it located? Cornwall > beautiful coastal scenery too. Today the former rail route > is a National Park Service walking trail. This Lands End > is the westernmost point of what city of California? San Francisco > country is what's known in English as Cape Finisterre, > which includes the westernmost point of the country's > mainland? Spain, Portugal
> * E. Named after Rivers
> E1. Which country in Africa consists entirely of a narrow > corridor surrounding the river of the same name? The Gambia > the Grand River, was renamed as part of the river. A city > on that renamed section is still known as Grand Junction. > Name the state. Colorado > where it is.
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Nov 03 11:58AM -0500
In article <H_ydnQCA7bU59ofFnZ2dnUU7-THNnZ2d@giganews.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org says...
> 4. It was announced last week that the novel "Beren and Luthien" > will finally get published -- 100 years after it was written. > Who wrote it? J.R.R. Tolkien
> against the Dairy Farmers of Canada. It alleges that her > leg was broken due to negligence during a cheese festival in > Whistler -- how? rolling cheese wheels
> 8. When translated to English, the "Divine Vessel" transported > its 2 passengers to "Heavenly Palace", where they'll stay for > a 30-day mission. What is the "Heavenly Palace"? Chinese-made satellite orbiting the earth
> 9. The Donald invited two guests to watch the debate and rattle > his opponent. One was Patricia Smith, who accuses Clinton of > murdering her son in Benghazi. Who is the other? Paula Jones
> disagreement from one region of Belgium. Name the region.
> 2. French police dismantled a refugee camp, nicknamed "The Jungle", > that had repeatedly sprung up in which port city? Marseille
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