April Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 1076

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Travel Quizzes & Trivia

Walt Disney was wrong: it’s a pretty big world after all. There’s a lot to know out there, which makes the epidemic of geographic illiteracy at least understandable. Maybe you’ll surprise yourself with how much you know about the world on this month’s Maphead certification quiz. Put your maps and globes away! No peeking!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What nation lies due south of the Russian island of Sakhalin, separated from it only by the Soya Strait?
  • 2. 
    What U.S. state capital is named for la Petite Roche, an outcropping on the south bank of the Mississippi River’s second-longest tributary?
  • 3. 
    The vast majority of New Zealanders live on which of the country’s two islands?
  • 4. 
    Rome’s charming Trastevere neighborhood is so named because it lies on the west bank of what river?
  • 5. 
    Amazonas and Pará are by far the two largest of what country’s 26 states?
  • 6. 
    The Emir Sheikh of Dubai is also currently the prime minister of what country?
  • 7. 
    Directly west of Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast, is another “Coast,” best known in colonial times for exporting what?
  • 8. 
    The two largest U.S. national forests are the Tongass and Chugach, both found in what state?
  • 9. 
    What are the two national languages—one African and one European—of Kenya?
  • 10. 
    What geographic feature runs 810 miles north from the Salton Sea to Daly City, south of San Francisco?
  • 11. 
    The city of Nagpur has been called both the geographic center and the “Tiger Capital” of what nation?
  • 12. 
    The Gaspé Peninsula north of New Brunswick is part of what Canadian province?
  • 13. 
    What mountain range is traditionally used as the border between Europe and Asia?
  • 14. 
    “Hymn of the Isthmus” is the national anthem of what Central American country?
  • 15. 
    The Balearic, Aeolian, and the Cyclades are all island groups in what sea?