February Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

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Some people are content to let their GPS device tell them where they are or where they’re going. Unfortunately, these are the same people you see on the news driving into rivers or onto railroad tracks. Mapheads are a different breed. We don’t need no stinkin’ talking screen on our dashboard to tell us where we are. We carry a map between our ears at all times. If you think you might be one of the few, the proud, the mapheads, then show off your geographic acumen by answering these fifteen travel teasers.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What peninsula between Spain and Africa did the ancients refer to as the northern “Pillar of Hercules”?
  • 2. 
    Most of the Ho Chi Minh Trail lay within what landlocked Asian country?
  • 3. 
    In December, the U.S. senate voted to make the Pinnacles east of the Salinas Valley our newest national park.  In what state would you find the Pinnacles?
  • 4. 
    Catania and Palermo are the largest cities on what island?
  • 5. 
    “Plunge,” “horsetail,” and “punchbowl” are all types of what geographic feature?
  • 6. 
    What famous plaza would you cross walking between the Kremlin and the GUM Department Store?
  • 7. 
    Brazzaville and Kinshasa are the capitals of two African countries named for what river?
  • 8. 
    What other UNESCO World Heritage Site can be seen from atop the nearby Red Fort of Agra, India?
  • 9. 
    What city, separated from Victoria by the Gulf Islands and the Strait of Georgia, is Canada’s largest port?
  • 10. 
    Bruges, the capital of West Flanders, is located in what European country?
  • 11. 
    Which of the Great Lakes is located entirely within the United States?
  • 12. 
    What Quechuan word for “plains” is still used for the vast, fertile plains between Argentina and Uruguay?
  • 13. 
    Okefenokee Swamp lies on the border between two U.S. states. Name either one.
  • 14. 
    What continent’s “horn” is also called the Somali Peninsula?
  • 15. 
    What capital of Scotland was the first city to host the Commonwealth Games two different times?
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