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  • 1. 
    Which of these villages is widely considered to be the prettiest in the Republic of Ireland?
    • A. 

      Cashel

    • B. 

      Waterford

    • C. 

      Howth

    • D. 

      Adare

  • 2. 
    Which of these natural features is in County Antrim?
    • A. 

      Dingle Mountains

    • B. 

      Sperrin Mountains

    • C. 

      Giants Causeway

    • D. 

      Erne waterway

  • 3. 
    Which of the foloowing is NOT a major attraction in Dublin?
    • A. 

      Four courts

    • B. 

      Whhite horse tavern

    • C. 

      General post office

    • D. 

      Phoenix park

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about Pembrokeshire coast national park is NOT true?
    • A. 

      It's the only coastal national park in Great Britain

    • B. 

      Visitors can walk its entire 180 mile length along a footpath

    • C. 

      Its easily accessible as its train begins in Cardiff

    • D. 

      It affords plenty of opportunities to view seals and various bird species

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not true of train travel in England?
    • A. 

      Most destinations can be reached in three hours or less from London

    • B. 

      Most long distance trains have dining cars

    • C. 

      Second class trains are comfortable enough for most passengers

    • D. 

      The Britrail pass can be bought at any station in England

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about Snowdonia National Park?
    • A. 

      It has the highest mountain range in Wales and England

    • B. 

      The summit of Mt Snowdon can be reached without technical climbing gear

    • C. 

      The village of Betws-y-Coed is a convinient base for touring the park

    • D. 

      It is located in southeastern Wales

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the channel Islands?
    • A. 

      Guernsey

    • B. 

      Jersey

    • C. 

      Sark

    • D. 

      Wright

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a traditional Scottish food?
    • A. 

      Scones

    • B. 

      Colcannon

    • C. 

      Haggis

    • D. 

      Cock-a-leekie soup

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT a county in Northern Ireland
    • A. 

      Clare

    • B. 

      Antrim

    • C. 

      Down

    • D. 

      Tyrone

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a popular visitor attraction on the Isle of Skye?
    • A. 

      Glencoe

    • B. 

      Dunvegan Castle

    • C. 

      The British Golf Museum

    • D. 

      Culloden Moor

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a historic site in the borders region?
    • A. 

      Jedburgh Abbey

    • B. 

      Stirling Castle

    • C. 

      Ben Nevis

    • D. 

      People's Place

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a famous university located in Dublin?
    • A. 

      St Andrews university

    • B. 

      Trinity College

    • C. 

      Queens University

    • D. 

      Eton College

  • 13. 
    Which of the following english poets is most closely associated with the lake district?
    • A. 

      William Wordsworth

    • B. 

      John Donne

    • C. 

      William shakespeare

    • D. 

      Lord Byron

  • 14. 
    Which literary figure was born in Swansea?
    • A. 

      Dylan Thomas

    • B. 

      D.H. Lawrence

    • C. 

      William Butler Yeats

    • D. 

      Emlyn Williams

  • 15. 
    Which fo the following streest is the dividing line between Edinburgh's Old town and New town?
    • A. 

      Princes Street

    • B. 

      King's Row

    • C. 

      Grafton Street

    • D. 

      High Street

  • 16. 
    Which famous ship was built in Belfast
    • A. 

      Titanic

    • B. 

      Fle-de France

    • C. 

      Mayflower

    • D. 

      USS Constitution

  • 17. 
    Which city is just a little southeast of the Blarney Castle andits famous stone
    • A. 

      Dublin

    • B. 

      Limerick

    • C. 

      Killarney

    • D. 

      Cork

  • 18. 
    Which city is a good base for touring the eastern Highlands?
    • A. 

      Glasgow

    • B. 

      Edinburgh

    • C. 

      Fort William

    • D. 

      Aberdeen

  • 19. 
    Which are is NOT a popular day trip fro London?
    • A. 

      Greenwhich

    • B. 

      Kew Gardens

    • C. 

      Hampton court palace

    • D. 

      Hadrian's Wall

  • 20. 
    Where do the most famous highland games take place each year, with the royal family often in attendance?
    • A. 

      Ayrshire

    • B. 

      Edinburgh

    • C. 

      Braemar

    • D. 

      Kirkwall

  • 21. 
    Where are the cliffs of Moher?
    • A. 

      County Clare

    • B. 

      County Kerry

    • C. 

      County Waterford

    • D. 

      County wicklow

  • 22. 
    Where are clients most likely to hear Gaelic spoken?
    • A. 

      Waterford

    • B. 

      Killarney

    • C. 

      Cork

    • D. 

      The Aran Islands

  • 23. 
    What scenic area can be visited during a day trip from Stratford-upon-Avon?
    • A. 

      Exmoor national park

    • B. 

      The cotswolds

    • C. 

      Yorkshire dales national park

    • D. 

      Land's end

  • 24. 
    What of the following is also a name designating Norther Ireland?
    • A. 

      Eire

    • B. 

      Ulster

    • C. 

      Flanders

    • D. 

      Connemarra

  • 25. 
    What kind of artwork as the national Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff especially known for?
    • A. 

      Contemporary sculpture

    • B. 

      Celtic wood carvings

    • C. 

      Impressionist paintings

    • D. 

      Asian ceramics

  • 26. 
    What is the specialty of many of the shops in the town of hay-on-Wye?
    • A. 

      Handcrafted pottery

    • B. 

      Silver jewelry

    • C. 

      Used books

    • D. 

      Model cars and trains

  • 27. 
    What is the special attraction of St Andrews?
    • A. 

      It is known as the home of golf

    • B. 

      The art nouveau movement began there

    • C. 

      One of Scotland's earliest settlements was excavated there

    • D. 

      It is home to the 70-acre Royal Botanic Gardens

  • 28. 
    What is the name of the scenic drive along the Iveragh Peninsula that goes past mountans, a rugged coastline, and fishing villages?
    • A. 

      The Burren

    • B. 

      The Rock of Cashel

    • C. 

      The Ring of Kerry

    • D. 

      The Derrynane National Parkway

  • 29. 
    What is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur?
    • A. 

      Tintagel

    • B. 

      Stonehenge

    • C. 

      Warwick Castle

    • D. 

      Rydal Mount

  • 30. 
    What is Derry's most notable characteristic?
    • A. 

      Prehistoric burial sites

    • B. 

      Canals

    • C. 

      1/2 timbered houses

    • D. 

      Medievel town walls

  • 31. 
    What is another name for the Western Isles?
    • A. 

      The Orkney Islands

    • B. 

      The Outer Hebrides

    • C. 

      The Inner Hebrides

    • D. 

      The Shetland Islands

  • 32. 
    What city is the major international air gateway to Scotland?
    • A. 

      Edinburgh

    • B. 

      Manchester

    • C. 

      Glasgow

    • D. 

      Aberdeen

  • 33. 
    What area of London is least likely to have mid priced and budget hotels?
    • A. 

      Paddington

    • B. 

      Bloomsbury

    • C. 

      Belgravia

    • D. 

      Victoria

  • 34. 
    What are the two most important sectors of the modern Welsh economy?
    • A. 

      Coal mining and fishing

    • B. 

      Agriculture and tourism

    • C. 

      Coal mining and tourism

    • D. 

      Coal mining and agriculture

  • 35. 
    What are near Glasgow is known for its beautiful hills of heather and lakes, including loch lomond
    • A. 

      The argyll

    • B. 

      The barras

    • C. 

      The borders

    • D. 

      The trossachs

  • 36. 
    Treasure house contains the rosetta stone and the elgin marbles
    • A. 

      British museum

    • B. 

      Covent garden

    • C. 

      Portobello road

    • D. 

      Tower of london

    • E. 

      Trafalgar square

    • F. 

      Victoria and albert museum

  • 37. 
    The site of a flea market each saturday located in the Notting Hill districk
    • A. 

      British museum

    • B. 

      Covent garden

    • C. 

      Portobello road

    • D. 

      Tower of london

    • E. 

      Trafalgar square

    • F. 

      Victoria and albert museum

  • 38. 
    The point of departure for pilgrims coming to north america and an area known as the english riviera
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 39. 
    The birthplace of william shakespear
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 40. 
    London's main gathering place where New Year's Eve and other events are celebrated near the national gallery.
    • A. 

      British museum

    • B. 

      Covent garden

    • C. 

      Portobello road

    • D. 

      Tower of london

    • E. 

      Trafalgar square

    • F. 

      Victoria and albert museum

  • 41. 
    Kilkenny is often referred to as the __________ capital of Ireland
  • 42. 
    In which months are parts of Buckingham Palace open to the public?
    • A. 

      Jan and Feb

    • B. 

      Mar and Apr

    • C. 

      May and Jun

    • D. 

      Aug and Sep

  • 43. 
    In which city can clients see the artwork at the National Gallery of Scotland?
    • A. 

      Glasgow

    • B. 

      Perth

    • C. 

      Edinburgh

    • D. 

      St Andrews

  • 44. 
    Home to crown jewels
    • A. 

      British museum

    • B. 

      Covent garden

    • C. 

      Portobello road

    • D. 

      Tower of london

    • E. 

      Trafalgar square

    • F. 

      Victoria and albert museum

  • 45. 
    An important pilgrimage site in medieval times
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 46. 
    An area of specialty shops and site of the royal opera house
    • A. 

      British museum

    • B. 

      Covent garden

    • C. 

      Portobello road

    • D. 

      Tower of london

    • E. 

      Trafalgar square

    • F. 

      Victoria and albert museum

  • 47. 
    A walled city first settled by vikings
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 48. 
    A town with a famous university, a bridge of sighs modeled after the one in venice and the round church dating from the 1100's
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 49. 
    A town whose main attraction is dove cottage
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 50. 
    A site known for its georgian architecture and roman ruins
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 51. 
    A repository known as the nation's attick with collections devoted primarily to the decorative arts
    • A. 

      British museum

    • B. 

      Covent garden

    • C. 

      Portobello road

    • D. 

      Tower of london

    • E. 

      Trafalgar square

    • F. 

      Victoria and albert museum

  • 52. 
    A hill area with tiny lovely villages preserved much as they were before the industrial revolution
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Grasmere

    • E. 

      Canterbury

    • F. 

      Stratford-upon-avon

    • G. 

      The cotswolds

    • H. 

      York

  • 53. 
    Which unusual feature of Iceland's geography provides most of the country's hot water?
    • A. 

      Geothermal springs

    • B. 

      Sea

    • C. 

      Kinetic energy of glaciers

    • D. 

      Volcanic activity

  • 54. 
    Which country is nearest to Iceland?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Scotland

    • D. 

      Northern Ireland

  • 55. 
    Which of the following means of transportation is not an option for getting around Iceland?
    • A. 

      Rental car

    • B. 

      Train

    • C. 

      Bus

    • D. 

      Airplane

  • 56. 
    Which of the following is the most popular activity in Husavik?
    • A. 

      Horseback riding

    • B. 

      Golf

    • C. 

      Whale watching

    • D. 

      Cycling

  • 57. 
    Which area is not the best choice for birdwatchers?
    • A. 

      Myvatn

    • B. 

      Vestfirdir (westfjords)

    • C. 

      Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

    • D. 

      Jokulsarlon

  • 58. 
    What are provides dramatic scenery with ice blue glaciers, waterfalls, geothermal springs, hiking trails, and tours to Iceland's largest glacier Vatnajokull?
    • A. 

      Blaa lonid

    • B. 

      Skaftafell pjodgardur

    • C. 

      Myvatn

    • D. 

      Landsvirkjun

  • 59. 
    Which of the following european countries is the only one that Demark borders?
    • A. 

      Holland

    • B. 

      Belgium

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Norway

  • 60. 
    Which area of Denmark is the only one situated on the european mainland?
    • A. 

      Jylland (jutland)

    • B. 

      Sjaelland (sealand)

    • C. 

      Funen

    • D. 

      Bornholm

  • 61. 
    What town near kobenhavn is home to Frederiksborg Slot?
    • A. 

      Fredericksborg

    • B. 

      Hillerod

    • C. 

      Skagen

    • D. 

      Billund

  • 62. 
    What Shakesperean character is associated with Helsingor?
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Hamlet

    • D. 

      Caliban

  • 63. 
    Which phrase best describes the Stroget in Kobenhavn (Copenhagen)
    • A. 

      A performing arts complex

    • B. 

      A royal palace

    • C. 

      A handicrafts market

    • D. 

      A pedestrian shipping district

  • 64. 
    What is considered Kobenhavn premier attraction?
    • A. 

      Tivoli

    • B. 

      Legoland

    • C. 

      The borson

    • D. 

      The rundetarn

  • 65. 
    Which of the following is the seat of the Danish Parliment?
    • A. 

      Charlottenborg

    • B. 

      Christiansborg Slot

    • C. 

      Amalienborg

    • D. 

      Kastellet

  • 66. 
    Which of the following is not an attraction on bornholm Island?
    • A. 

      Hot springs

    • B. 

      Black roofed churches

    • C. 

      Bicycle paths

    • D. 

      Sandy beaches

  • 67. 
    Which city has an open air museum of a recreated village built from structures collected from all over Denmark?
    • A. 

      Arhus

    • B. 

      Billund

    • C. 

      Skagen

    • D. 

      Ribe

  • 68. 
    Which niche market would not be a likely choice for Denmark?
    • A. 

      Bycyclists

    • B. 

      Jazz enthusiests

    • C. 

      Families with small children

    • D. 

      Wine enthusiests

  • 69. 
    Which of the following countries does not share a border with Norway?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Finland

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 70. 
    What part of Norway is known for its fishing cabins converted into holiday cottages (rorbuer)
    • A. 

      The southeast coast

    • B. 

      Above the arctic circle

    • C. 

      The lofoten islands

    • D. 

      The bergen area

  • 71. 
    Which feature is most associated with Oslo's vigeland parken?
    • A. 

      Formal flower garden

    • B. 

      Sculptures

    • C. 

      Antique carousels

    • D. 

      Bird sanctuaries

  • 72. 
    Which of the following is a popular day trip from Oslo?
    • A. 

      Fredrikstad

    • B. 

      Bodo

    • C. 

      Trondheim

    • D. 

      Kirkenes

  • 73. 
    Which natural landmark is near Honningsvag?
    • A. 

      Storseterfossen (waterfall)

    • B. 

      The Maelstrom

    • C. 

      The Nordkapp (north cape)

    • D. 

      Mount Aksla

  • 74. 
    Which of the following is not one of Bergen's attraction>
    • A. 

      Historic painted wooden buildings

    • B. 

      A zoo featuring nordic animals

    • C. 

      A salt water aquarium

    • D. 

      A mountain funicular ride

  • 75. 
    When are norwegian coastal cruises available?
    • A. 

      Jun to aug

    • B. 

      May to sep

    • C. 

      Apr to oct

    • D. 

      All year

  • 76. 
    Resport village and ski center, past winter olympics host
    • A. 

      Bergen

    • B. 

      The Nordkapp (North Cape)

    • C. 

      Kristiansand

    • D. 

      Lillehammer

    • E. 

      Tromso

    • F. 

      Trondheim

  • 77. 
    Departure point for artic expeditions
    • A. 

      Bergen

    • B. 

      The Nordkapp (North Cape)

    • C. 

      Kristiansand

    • D. 

      Lillehammer

    • E. 

      Tromso

    • F. 

      Trondheim

  • 78. 
    Beach resort town on south coast
    • A. 

      Bergen

    • B. 

      The Nordkapp (North Cape)

    • C. 

      Kristiansand

    • D. 

      Lillehammer

    • E. 

      Tromso

    • F. 

      Trondheim

  • 79. 
    City with notable gothic cathedral, Scandinavia's largest medieval building
    • A. 

      Bergen

    • B. 

      The Nordkapp (North Cape)

    • C. 

      Kristiansand

    • D. 

      Lillehammer

    • E. 

      Tromso

    • F. 

      Trondheim

  • 80. 
    Center of fjord country, departure point for coastal cruises
    • A. 

      Bergen

    • B. 

      The Nordkapp (North Cape)

    • C. 

      Kristiansand

    • D. 

      Lillehammer

    • E. 

      Tromso

    • F. 

      Trondheim

  • 81. 
    Europe's northermost destination
    • A. 

      Bergen

    • B. 

      The Nordkapp (North Cape)

    • C. 

      Kristiansand

    • D. 

      Lillehammer

    • E. 

      Tromso

    • F. 

      Trondheim

  • 82. 
    What country is linked to sweden by the Oresund Bridge?
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Finland

    • C. 

      Norway

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 83. 
    What is the most famous cruise in Sweden?
    • A. 

      Along the gota kanal

    • B. 

      At lake malaren

    • C. 

      At lake tornertask

    • D. 

      The arctic circle

  • 84. 
    What is the name of the original heart of Stockholm, which is made up of three islands?
    • A. 

      Gamla Stan (old town)

    • B. 

      Norrmalm

    • C. 

      Skansen

    • D. 

      Ostermalm

  • 85. 
    What is the main attraction of Stockholm's Vasamuseet (vasa museum)?
    • A. 

      The swedish crown jewels

    • B. 

      Medieval manuscripts

    • C. 

      A viking ship

    • D. 

      Antique crystal

  • 86. 
    Which of the following is one of Sweden's top ski resorts?
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Oland

    • C. 

      Dalrna

    • D. 

      Malmo

  • 87. 
    Which of the following cities is know for viking burial sites?
    • A. 

      Kiruna

    • B. 

      Goteborg (gothenburg)

    • C. 

      Uppsala

    • D. 

      Abisko

  • 88. 
    Which of the following is a popular attraction in Goteborg (gothenburg)?
    • A. 

      Drottningholms Slott

    • B. 

      The volvo museum

    • C. 

      Sollidens slott

    • D. 

      The gotlands fornsal

  • 89. 
    What area is known for its folkloric flavor, small resort villages, and midsummer festival?
    • A. 

      Oland island

    • B. 

      Kiruna

    • C. 

      Dalarna

    • D. 

      Kalmar

  • 90. 
    Which city is a good base for exploring Lapland?
    • A. 

      Malmo

    • B. 

      Kalmar

    • C. 

      Kiruna

    • D. 

      Uppsala

  • 91. 
    Which city is one fo sweden's most historic, with several museums, and a renaissance castle overlooking the baltic sea?
    • A. 

      Malmo

    • B. 

      Kalmar

    • C. 

      Kiruna

    • D. 

      Uppsala

  • 92. 
    When did Finland become an independent nation?
    • A. 

      1917

    • B. 

      1831

    • C. 

      1672

    • D. 

      1440

  • 93. 
    Which of the following does Finland have more of per square mile than any other country?
    • A. 

      Health spas

    • B. 

      Museums

    • C. 

      Prehistoric stone circles

    • D. 

      Medieval castles

  • 94. 
    What country's cuisine has had a stong influence on that of Finland?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Iceland

  • 95. 
    What best describes Helsinki's kaupatori?
    • A. 

      An art museum

    • B. 

      A historic cafe

    • C. 

      An orthodox cathedral

    • D. 

      An open air market

  • 96. 
    Which of the following destinations is an easy day trip from Helsinki?
    • A. 

      Porvoo

    • B. 

      Turku

    • C. 

      The aland Islands

    • D. 

      Kuopio

  • 97. 
    Which of the following is a popular seaside summer resort in southern Finland?
    • A. 

      Espoo

    • B. 

      Tampere

    • C. 

      Naantali

    • D. 

      Savonlinna

  • 98. 
    How long do Saima canal cruises usually take between lake saima and vyborg russia?
    • A. 

      One day

    • B. 

      Two days

    • C. 

      Three days

    • D. 

      Five days

  • 99. 
    Which of the following best describes Tapiola in Espoo?
    • A. 

      A planned urban village

    • B. 

      A traditional dessert

    • C. 

      A sports stadium

    • D. 

      An amusement park

  • 100. 
    What city is a good base for visiting finnish lapland?
    • A. 

      Jyvaskyla

    • B. 

      Hameenlinna

    • C. 

      Rovaniemi

    • D. 

      Tampere

  • 101. 
    In what area would the picturesque towns of Kuopio and Savonlinna be found?
    • A. 

      In the lake district

    • B. 

      In lapland

    • C. 

      In the aland islands

    • D. 

      In the outskirts of helsinki