December Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

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There’s not much glory in the world at large for the map geek. Sure, geo-knowledge can come in handy when no one else in the car can find you on the map. But in general, it’s just not a huge hit at singles bars to know all your Aleutian Islands or Australian state capitals. At least mapheads have our monthly quiz from Jeopardy!’s Ken Jennings to provide long-awaited recognition for their cartographic competence.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What city are you in if you enter Unter den Linden via the Brandenburg Gate?
  • 2. 
    What island’s native “Papuan” people speak over 840 different languages?
  • 3. 
    What African capital city takes its name from the Greek for the “three cities” of Sabratha, Leptis Magna, and Oea found there in ancient times?
  • 4. 
    What U.S. state’s most visited attraction is Stone Mountain?
  • 5. 
    What’s the longest river that originates in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda, also called the “Mountains of the Moon”?
  • 6. 
    What city is seasonally threatened by the “acqua alta” of the Adriatic?
  • 7. 
    Qiongzhou Strait separates mainland China from what largest and southernmost Chinese island?
  • 8. 
    What Idaho river carved out Hells Canyon, America’s deepest river gorge?
  • 9. 
    What state will you enter by traveling due north out of Illinois?
  • 10. 
    Sikkim, once a semi-independent country between Nepal and Bhutan, is now the second smallest state of what country?
  • 11. 
    In what California county would you find the wineries founded by Charles Krug, Robert Mondavi, and many others?
  • 12. 
    The Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Oman open into what ocean?
  • 13. 
    What’s the southernmost capital city in the Americas, just 130 miles east of Buenos Aires?
  • 14. 
    What state’s largest university is located in the town of Orono, just north of Bangor?
  • 15. 
    What island’s northern part is sometimes called Ulster?
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