November Travel Trivia

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 1220

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Travel Quizzes & Trivia

Ken Jennings has another pop quiz for you: 15 questions on world geography from all four corners of the earth (whatever that means) and the seven seas (whatever they are). You’ll have to be an accredited cartophile (lover of maps) to get them all.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What’s the only South American country that borders both the Pacific and the Caribbean?
  • 2. 
    Big Bend National Park in Texas is named for a big bend in what geographical feature?
  • 3. 
    What is the only official language of Tahiti?
  • 4. 
    What German city is home to Europe’s third busiest airport, after Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle?
  • 5. 
    Baekdu Mountain is the highest point in what Asian country, which even claims (implausibly) that its late dictator was born there?
  • 6. 
    From 1895 to 1976, the Ann Arbor Railroad crossed what U.S. state?
  • 7. 
    What word for a whirlpool comes from a powerful tidal current off the coast of northern Norway?
  • 8. 
    Sumatra is the largest island entirely belonging to what nation?
  • 9. 
    In what continent’s southern lowlands would you find the Kalahari Basin?
  • 10. 
    What landmark appeared on New York state license plates for 15 years, despite the fact that it’s entirely surrounded by a different state?
  • 11. 
    What nation, on maps through the 1990s, has now been replaced by exactly seven smaller nations?
  • 12. 
    In what ocean would you find Ellesmere Island and Novaya Zemlya?
  • 13. 
    Mount Elbert, Mount Massive, and Mount Harvard, the second-, third-, and fourth-highest mountains in the lower 48 states, are all in what state?
  • 14. 
    What tourist attraction is found on the side of Venezuela’s Auyantepui mountain?
  • 15. 
    What island, formerly known as the Malagasy Republic, produces 70% of the world’s vanilla?