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?

    Explanation
    When you enter Unter den Linden via the Brandenburg Gate, you are in Berlin. The given answer options all mention Berlin, which indicates that Berlin is the city you are in when you enter Unter den Linden via the Brandenburg Gate.

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    What island’s native “Papuan” people speak over 840 different languages?

    Explanation
    New Guinea is the correct answer because it is the world's second-largest island and is home to a diverse range of indigenous Papuan people who speak over 840 different languages. This linguistic diversity is a result of the island's isolated geography and the long history of cultural and linguistic development among its various indigenous groups.

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    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?

    Explanation
    Tripoli is the correct answer because it is an African capital city that derives its name from the Greek phrase "three cities," which refers to the ancient cities of Sabratha, Leptis Magna, and Oea that were located in the same area. The name Tripoli is a direct translation of this Greek phrase, emphasizing the historical significance of these three cities in the region.

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    What U.S. state’s most visited attraction is Stone Mountain?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Georgia because Stone Mountain, which is located in Georgia, is the most visited attraction in the state. Stone Mountain is a large quartz monzonite dome that attracts millions of visitors each year due to its natural beauty, hiking trails, and various recreational activities such as a skyride, a scenic railroad, and a laser show.

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    What’s the longest river that originates in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda, also called the “Mountains of the Moon”?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nile River. The Nile River is the longest river that originates in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda, also known as the "Mountains of the Moon".

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    What city is seasonally threatened by the “acqua alta” of the Adriatic?

    Explanation
    Venice is the correct answer because it is a city in Italy that is known for being seasonally threatened by "acqua alta," which is the term used to describe the high tides that flood the city. The Adriatic Sea, which Venice is located on, plays a significant role in causing these high tides. The city's unique geographical location and its system of canals make it particularly vulnerable to flooding during certain times of the year.

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  • 7. 

    Qiongzhou Strait separates mainland China from what largest and southernmost Chinese island?

    Explanation
    The Qiongzhou Strait is a body of water that separates mainland China from the largest and southernmost Chinese island, which is Hainan. Hainan is known for its tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and diverse natural scenery. It is a popular tourist destination and is often referred to as the "Hawaii of China."

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  • 8. 

    What Idaho river carved out Hells Canyon, America’s deepest river gorge?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Snake River. The Snake River carved out Hells Canyon, America's deepest river gorge.

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    What state will you enter by traveling due north out of Illinois?

    Explanation
    By traveling due north out of Illinois, the next state you will enter is Wisconsin. Illinois is located to the south of Wisconsin, so traveling directly north from Illinois will lead you into Wisconsin.

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  • 10. 

    Sikkim, once a semi-independent country between Nepal and Bhutan, is now the second smallest state of what country?

    Explanation
    Sikkim, a region that used to be a semi-independent country situated between Nepal and Bhutan, is now the second smallest state within India.

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  • 11. 

    In what California county would you find the wineries founded by Charles Krug, Robert Mondavi, and many others?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Napa. Napa County in California is known for its renowned wineries, including those founded by Charles Krug and Robert Mondavi. Many other wineries have also been established in this county, making it a popular destination for wine enthusiasts.

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  • 12. 

    The Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Oman open into what ocean?

    Explanation
    The Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Oman are both located in the Arabian Sea, which is a part of the Indian Ocean. Therefore, the correct answer is the Indian Ocean.

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    What’s the southernmost capital city in the Americas, just 130 miles east of Buenos Aires?

    Explanation
    Montevideo is the southernmost capital city in the Americas, located just 130 miles east of Buenos Aires. It is the capital and largest city of Uruguay, situated on the southern coast of the country. Montevideo is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and historic architecture.

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    What state’s largest university is located in the town of Orono, just north of Bangor?

    Explanation
    The largest university in the state of Maine is located in the town of Orono, just north of Bangor.

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    What island’s northern part is sometimes called Ulster?

    Explanation
    Ulster is a historical province in the northern part of Ireland. It consists of nine counties, six of which are in Northern Ireland and three in the Republic of Ireland. Therefore, the correct answer is Ireland, as the northern part of the island is sometimes referred to as Ulster.

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