January Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 1293

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Travel Quizzes & Trivia

According to the most recent poll by the National Geographic Society, half of all college-aged Americans can’t find New York State on a national map. Fully 90 percent can’t find Afghanistan on a world map! But I have faith in you, dear reader. You’re not like the rest of them. You know your stuff. And here’s a quick quiz to prove it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is France’s largest port city, name-checked in its national anthem?
  • 2. 
    What nation borders all the other countries of Indochina: Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam?
  • 3. 
    Name one of the two U.S. states through which the Pecos River flows.
  • 4. 
    Of the eight members of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the majority are located on what continent?
  • 5. 
    In what capital city would you find the largest building in Europe, Nicolae Ceausescu’s massive Palace of the Parliament?
  • 6. 
    What mountain range is home to the land bird with the widest wingspan, a species of condor?
  • 7. 
    What 120-mile canal connects the Mediterranean and the Red Seas?
  • 8. 
    What island nation has the world’s highest sheep-to-human ratio, with people outnumbered more than nine to one?
  • 9. 
    Georgia’s first state capital was what port city, where Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea” ended?
  • 10. 
    Urdu is the national language of what sixth-most populous country in the world?
  • 11. 
    Glacier National Park, the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem,” is located in what U.S. state?
  • 12. 
    What city is home to, by far, the world’s busiest train station, used by over 3.6 million people every day?
  • 13. 
    What famous American building officially changed its name to Willis Tower in 2009?
  • 14. 
    Andros is the largest island in what Caribbean country?
  • 15. 
    Strictly speaking, what mainland European nation is one of the “Nordic countries” but not part of Scandinavia?