July Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

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Travel Quizzes & Trivia

If you’re like me, you probably don’t play enough Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? To brush up on your world geography anymore. That’s why we bring you the “Are You a Maphead? ” quiz every month. It won’t help you catch a series of improbably named international thieves, but it might help you understand the news a little better, or plan your next vacation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What huge lake between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan has shrunk by 90% in the last half-century?
  • 2. 
    Manchuria is no longer an official name for the northeastern region of what country?
  • 3. 
    What giant Ferris wheel—the most-visited tourist attraction in Britain—rises 443 feet above the Thames River?
  • 4. 
    In what U.S. state would you find the Mesabi Iron Range of Itasca County?
  • 5. 
    In addition to Haitian Creole, what is the other official language of Haiti?
  • 6. 
    What country lost its coastline on the Red Sea in 1991 when Eritrea became independent?
  • 7. 
    Florence, Siena, and Pisa are found in what central Italian region, famed for its wine and Renaissance culture?
  • 8. 
    Besides Argentina, name another South American nation that borders Chile.
  • 9. 
    What Texas port was devastated in the 1900 hurricane that still stands as the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history?
  • 10. 
    Kurdistan stretches north from northern Iraq into the southeastern corner of what neighboring nation?
  • 11. 
    What city are you visiting if you’re crossing the Marketplace place between Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market?
  • 12. 
    On what continent would you find the Kalahari and Karoo Deserts?
  • 13. 
    Canada’s first national park, Banff, is located in the Canadian Rockies on the western edge of what province?
  • 14. 
    The river flowing through Hanoi to the Gulf of Tonkin is known by the name of what color?
  • 15. 
    How many world nations have “Guinea” in their names?