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Answers to Wednesday, March 16, 2022

1. What one-word state motto comes from the Ancient Greek for “I have found it”?

Eureka (California’s state motto)

2. Hydrated iron oxide is better known by what four-letter name?

Rust

3. The southern half of Belgium speaks French and is known as Wallonia. “Simpsons” fans might know that the northern half speaks Dutch and is known as… what?

Flanders

4. The top three best-selling sodas of 2018 were Coke, Pepsi, and Diet Coke. What impossible-to-categorize beverage was number four—making it the country’s best-selling non-cola?

Dr Pepper

5. Which country gained independence from its European colonizer first: Canada or Mexico?

Mexico

(1821 vs 1867 — Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821 and again from France in 1867, but they still beat Canada by two weeks on their second independence)