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Define the following terms. Then, determine which of the items listed below each term are examples of the term, based on your definition.

1. continent

Africa
Antarctica
Australia
Borneo
Europe
Eurasia
Eurafrasia
Greenland
Kerguela
Madagascar
Mars’ surface
New Guinea
Oceania

(If you changed ‘continent’ to ‘island’, what would change?)

2. country

Abkhazia
Antarctica
Chechnya
Costa Rica
England
Estonia
European Union
Gibraltar
Hong Kong
Islamic State
Kosovo
Kurdistan
Monaco
Nauru
Northern Ireland
Palestine
Quebec
Sealand
Taiwan
Texas
Vatican City

(If you changed ‘country’ to ‘nation’, what would change? What about to ‘state’?)

3. digestive organ

appendix
brain
gallbladder
kidney
mouth
liver
lymph node
nose
salivary gland
spleen

4. Eastern Europe

eastern_europe

5. fruit

acorn
artichoke
banana
beet
blackberry
blueberry
corn
hazelnut
mango
peach
strawberry
tomato

(If you changed ‘fruit’ to ‘berry’, what would change?)

6. functional language

C#
Haskell
Java
Javascript
Julia
Lojban
Python
R
Rust
Scala

7. irregular moon

Albiorix
Charon
Hydra
Hyperion
Iapetus
Mab
Margaret
Metis
Nereid
Phobos
Phoebe
Polydeuces
Prometheus
Proteus
Siarnaq
Stephano
Themisto
Triton
Earth’s Moon
Forest Moon of Endor

8. lake

Aral Sea
Caspian Sea
Crater Lake
Great Salt Lake
Lake Maracaibo
Salton Sea
Lake Toba
Lake Vostok
a pool of water in a plugged sink
a pool of water in a draining sink

9. Latin America

latin_america

10. Middle East

middle_east

11. mountain

Britton Hill
Lhotse
Mount Magazine
Taum Sauk Mountain
White Butte
a pile of sand at the beach
The place in New Jersey called ‘High Point’
The Washington Monument

12. nightshade

bell pepper
belladonna
Cayenne pepper
eggplant
mandrake
sweet potato
tobacco
tomato

13. nonmetal

arsenic
astatine
boron
bromine
carbon
copernicium
mercury
selenium
silicon

14. ocean

Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Black Sea
Caribbean Sea
Caspian Sea
Indian Ocean
Lake Maracaibo
Mediterranean Sea
Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
The Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Southern Oceans, together as one entity
The Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic Oceans, together as one entity
The above plus the Mediterranean Sea, together as one entity
The above plus the Black Sea, together as one entity

15. Oceania

oceania

16. organic compound

carbon dioxide
carbon tetrachloride
carbonic acid
chloroform
dichloromethane
dimethylcadmium
fulminic acid
hydrogen cyanide
nitroglycerin
sulfonic acid

17. polar compound

2-methylbutane
2-chlorononane
5-chlorononane
5,5-dichlorononane
basketane
calcium carbonate
cholesterol
cyanogen
dichloromethane
dimethyl ether
doxycycline
heme
hexahelicene
hydrogen peroxide
lycopene
octogen
orthosilicic acid
tetraphosphorus trisulfide
trans-1,2-dichloroethene
pyridine
toluene
valine

18. rodent

armadillo
beaver
chipmunk
hamster
marmot
mouse
porcupine
rabbit
squirrel

19. Scandinavia

scandinavia

(If you changed ‘Scandinavia’ to ‘Nordic countries’, what would change? What about to ‘Fennoscandia’?)

20. terrorist

John Brown
David Duke
Michael F. Griffin
Saddam Hussein
Timothy McVeigh
Nimr al-Nimr
Lee Harvey Oswald
Malcolm X
Maximilien Robespierre
George Washington
Ahmed Yassin
The Zodiac Killer

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