May Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

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Travel Quizzes & Trivia

Here’s the problem with geographic knowledge in the world today: we don’t have any. Last month, when two Chechnyan men were apprehended by police for carrying out the infamous bombings on Boston, the phrase “Czech Republic” began trending online and the Czech embassy had to release a statement reminding people that Czechs and Chechens are two entirely different nationalities! Prove you’re part of the solution, not part of the problem, with your score on this month’s “Maphead” quiz.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What U.S. state is the “Cornhusker State” even though it lags behind both Illinois and Iowa in corn production?
  • 2. 
    Between Alexandria and Port Said lies the vast delta of what river?
  • 3. 
    The narrowest strait of the English Channel is named for what British port town?
  • 4. 
    In what country do over 60 million people speak Farsi as a native language?
  • 5. 
    In what American city do many tourists stay in the South Beach neighborhood between Biscayne Bay and the ocean?
  • 6. 
    The Apennine Mountains run almost the entire length of what European country?
  • 7. 
    Indonesian coffee was first grown in 1699 on what island, the most populous on Earth?
  • 8. 
    In what country would you find Parícutin, the volcano that rose out of a farmer’s field in 1943?
  • 9. 
    Perth, Australia and Mombasa, Kenya are both ports on which ocean?
  • 10. 
    The southernmost point of the Canadian mainland is Point Pelee, in which province?
  • 11. 
    Jodhpur, India is famous for the houses around Mehrangarh Fort, which are painted in a brilliant shade of what color?
  • 12. 
    Besides Ecuador, name another South American country that the Equator passes through.
  • 13. 
    Which U.S. time zone includes all of 17 states and parts of 6 others?
  • 14. 
    What’s the only country that borders both the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea?
  • 15. 
    Death Valley is located in what vast desert, the hottest in North America?
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