November 2013 Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

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Map Quizzes & Trivia

Back in August, when Syria was defiantly stockpiling chemical weapons and it looked like a U. S. -led bombing was imminent, the website UsVsTh3m posted a new Web game called “Where’s Damascus? ” which challenged players to locate the targeted city. Most players couldn’t find Syria on a map—including, embarrassingly, many players logging on from Pentagon servers! UsVsTh3m reported that only 57 percent of them successfully pinpointed Damascus. Are you more geographically literate than the U. S. Department of Defense? Let’s find out on this month’s geography quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The northernmost point in the contiguous United States is Northwest Angle Inlet, in what state’s Lake of the Woods?
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  • 3. 
    What official language is spoken on the black sand beaches of Tahiti?
  • 4. 
    The spa town of Baden-Baden is found in the northern foothills of what European forest?
  • 5. 
    A venomous lizard is named for what tributary of the Colorado that drains much of Arizona and New Mexico?
  • 6. 
    The world’s longest suspension bridge connects the islands of Honshu and Awaji in what country?
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  • 8. 
    Pico Turquino is the highest point on what largest island in the Caribbean?
  • 9. 
    The only U.S. national park in an urban setting is Hot Springs, located near the city of the same name in what state?
  • 10. 
    Both the western and eastern neighbors of the nation of Suriname have what word in their name?
  • 11. 
    What palace in Granada, Spain is home to the Court of Lions, with its 124 marble columns and famous alabaster fountain?
  • 12. 
    The eastern part of what continent is bisected by the Great Rift Valley?
  • 13. 
    What ocean would you dive into if you headed due west from Perth, Australia?
  • 14. 
    In 1967, the Igbo state of Biafra briefly seceded from what most populous nation in Africa?
  • 15. 
    What’s the only U.S. state capital located on the Delmarva Peninsula?