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  • End of Year Geography Quiz, Question 9:

    9. Mount Elbrus is the highest point of one of the seven continents. Which one?

  • #2
    Disney World.

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    • #3
      I'd guess Antarctica, since I've never heard of Mt. Elbrus and I've probably never looked closely at a map of Antartica.

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      • #4
        The one that contains the Baku oilfields. Russians tried to attack the Germans by climbing over the mountains in WWII. They forgot to wear their coats and froze to death the first go round.

        cman

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        • #5
          You're right. It's the highest peak in Europe! Not only did I not know that when I answered, I don't think I ever knew that. ops:

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          • #6
            9. Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, is the highest peak in Europe. Mont Blanc is the highest peak in western Europe.

            (so while we're here, what IS the highest piece of Antarctica?)

            on to 10, sans cman again

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh
              (so while we're here, what IS the highest piece of Antarctica?)
              Oooh! Ooooh! I know. Pick me! Pick me!

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              • #8
                track hint: Mumford High, then Eastern Michigan

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                • #9
                  Mt. Vinson.

                  http://www.adventure-network.com/admin/ ... Vinson.jpg

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinson_Massif

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                  • #10
                    and that relates to my clue how? (that's a trivia question)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      and that relates to my clue how? (that's a trivia question)
                      Boy, is it ever! I looked it up. Never in a million years. I knew where Elbrus was, though, just came to the board after it had been answered .
                      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Pego
                        Originally posted by gh
                        and that relates to my clue how? (that's a trivia question)
                        Boy, is it ever! I looked it up. Never in a million years.
                        I guess that depends on whether or not you ever saw the guy run. I did, many times. I didn't know where he went to high school, but once DrJay supplied the answer, the meaning of the clue was obvious. At least it was to me.

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                        • #13
                          Stan Vinson was a 45.5, 1:47 guy from EMU, with one of the longest strides I've seen, and a great anchor man on the 4x4.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
                            Stan Vinson was a 45.5, 1:47 guy from EMU
                            That, of course, made him perfect for the 600y--he won two NCAA indoor titles at that distance.

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                            • #15
                              And why, in the '80s, did Mumford Hi t-shirts become nationally-desired collectors items?

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