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News Quiz Sep. 20, 1999

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Melissa August, Harriet Barovick, Autumn De Leon, Andrew Goldstein, Tam Gray, Daniel S. Levy, Michele Orecklin, James Poniewozik and Desa Philadelphia

STAND BY YOUR STAN Seems like there’s a new country ending in stan in the news every day. Stump your friends; ask which of these stans are geographical names.

1) Lizbekistan 2) Gullstan 3) Kafiristan 4) Nuristan 5) Karastan 6) Tatarstan

1) no: a place created on the Web 2) yes: a region in central Uzbekistan 3) yes: an area in Afghanistan noted by Kipling 4) yes: a region in northeastern Afghanistan 5) no: a rug company 6) yes: formerly the Tatar Republic

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