World Basketball Quiz answers

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Today marks the final deadline for submission of the George Mason
University “Coach L’s World
Basketball Quiz.”
We hope you had fun and got a good mental work-out from these
geography and basketball-themed questions. See how you did by comparing your
responses to the correct answers below. But remember: All entries are eligible for the drawing!

1. Which country won the gold medal in women’s
basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece?

(other answers were: Argentina,
Slovenia, Chad)

2. Transylvania is a region of this country
(Hint: The country is home to George Mason freshman Vlad Moldoveanu and
a new member state of the European Union).

answers were: Russia, Poland, Latvia)

3. Which Asian country has the largest Muslim
population in the world?

(other answers were: India, Iran, Turkey) 

4. Approximately what percentage of the world’s total
land mass is located in Asia?
30% (other answers were: 10%,
20%, 40%)

5. You are most likely to find a woman wearing a kimono
while eating sushi in which country?

answers were: China, India, Iran)

6. The Asian Tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004 is
recorded as one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history. The
earthquake that triggered the tsunami occurred off the coast of Sumatra, an island in what Asian nation archipelago?
 (other answers were: Philippines, Japan, New Zealand)

7. The Tropic of Capricorn, which marks the southern
temperate zone, runs through all BUT which of the following countries?
answers were: Chile, Australia, South Africa)

8. Which of the following pairs of countries is located
in Asia? (Hint: Actress Angelina Jolie has
adopted children from these two countries)

Cambodia and Vietnam (other answers were: Argentina & Suriname, Tanzania & Zimbabwe, Lithuania & Malaysia)

Once all quizzes have been received (Jan. 2), we will
randomly select ten lucky contestants to win a “Coach L Prize Pack” consisting
of a My Wonderful World campaign t-shirt, a George Mason World Ball, and a
subscription to either National Geographic magazine or National Geographic
magazine. Winners will be announced January 9, 2008.

Thanks for playing!

Sarah for My Wonderful World

For more on George Mason Coach Jim Larranaga and the World Ball project, visit
You can also read MWW’s previous posts on the subject: “Coach L Quiz deadline extended,” “GAW 2007: in review,” “George Mason tickets,” and “The World at their fingertips.”


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