Common Knowledge (for Quiztakers) #2

The following were answered correctly by at least 90% of quiz takers in some of my other quizzes.
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Last updated: August 15, 2016
First submittedAugust 15, 2016
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At 4,776,980 sq. km. this country has the second largest forested area
Brazil
Capital of the above
Brasilia
At 720, 500 sq. km. this country has the secondly largest amount of inland surface water area
Russia
After Germany, quiz takers seem to recall this more recent invasion and occupation by the US
Iraq
The US has military bases in approximately 30 countries, 90% of quiz takers knew US forces were located in this country probably realizing their so-called special relationship
United Kingdom
Mention the Third Reich, and almost everyone thinks of this individual
Adolf Hitler
Other than French, 90% of quiz takers knew of this ethnic group in Canada. Its rather odd though in that its not the English and they are only ranked 8th.
Chinese
The Chinese make the most automobiles but most people know this country still manufactures almost as many despite ideas to the contrary`
United States
Second to China, this country executed 1,663 persons between 2007 and 2012
Iran
"All the world's a stage" "To be or not to be"
William Shakespeare
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When people think of excellent science education in Asia, they usually think of this country but its only the second best in Asia behind Singapore
Japan
When asked for countries with the largest net exports (highest positive trade balance), almost all can name this large manufacturing country despite the fact its actually third behind Germany and Russia
China
Born in Scotland, died in the US, invented the telephone while in Canada
Alexander Graham Bell
Largest city in Quebec and second largest in Canada
Montreal
Second largest South American country
Argentina
Other than the Netherlands, this European country is also known for futility at the final four in FIFA World Cup
Sweden
Other than Real Madrid, the other Spanish soccer club everyone seems to know
FC Barcelona
Second largest country in the world
Canada
99% of quiz takers seem to think he should be in the top ten list of US presidents and they are right. He is number one .
Abraham Lincoln
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