March Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

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Let’s be honest, you probably already know if you’re a maphead or not. Most people, after all, only look at maps when they’re lost, which is why they’re too often associated with confusion and general unpleasantness. (It’s essentially the same reason why nobody likes hospitals. ) If you’ve ever looked at a map just because, you are the one percent. But you know what? Society offers little in the way of acclaim or recognition for our geography knowledge. So that’s the real purpose of the “Are You a Maphead? ” test: a little positive reinforcement. Let your geek flag fly by acing this month’s quiz on map minutiae and travel trivia.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What nation’s Punta Pariñas is the westernmost point in South America?
  • 2. 
    At what Georgia tourist attraction can you see three 60-foot granite men riding Blackjack, Traveller, and Little Sorrel?
  • 3. 
    What not-very-wet (in fact, extremely dry) expanse do the Chinese sometimes call Hanhai, the “endless sea”?
  • 4. 
    What country is currently divided into thirteen regions, including Epirus, Attica, and Thessaly?
  • 5. 
    At over 1,080 miles, the Mackenzie River is what country’s longest?
  • 6. 
    What Portuguese archipelago is home to Europe’s only tea plantations?
  • 7. 
    Benin City is located not in the African nation of Benin, but in what neighbor of Benin’s, the seventh-most populous in the world?
  • 8. 
    What U.S. state features a crescent moon shape and a palmetto tree on its state flag?
  • 9. 
    What country’s smallest state is Goa, with famous beaches visited by more than two million tourists every year?
  • 10. 
    What “Greenest City in America” is located near the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers?
  • 11. 
    Yemen and Oman lie along the southeastern edge of what huge peninsula?
  • 12. 
    The famous off-road Dakar Rally is so named because it originally ended in the capital of what African nation?
  • 13. 
    What country would you visit to sample Oaxacan cuisine in its natural habitat?
  • 14. 
    What European capital is located on the island of Zealand, on the strait between the North Sea and Baltic Sea?
  • 15. 
    The largest city in Australia’s Northern Territory and the peak once believed to be the highest point of Tierra del Fuego are both named for what scientist?
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