September 2013 Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 732

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Travel Quizzes & Trivia

It’s a big world out there: there are five oceans, seven continents, fifty states, 196 independent countries, and 450,964 cities, towns, and villages. Obviously, it would take many lifetimes of traveling to see them all. But on a map, you can visit them all without ever leaving your recliner. How much do you know about the geography of faraway places? Find out on our monthly quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you’re visiting Potala Palace, you’re in Lhasa, the capital of what region?
  • 2. 
    How many U.S. states border Maine?
  • 3. 
    In what country would you find Mount Elbrus, Europe’s tallest volcano?
  • 4. 
    What country’s largest airport is located at Incheon, the same port city where Douglas MacArthur landed in 1950?
  • 5. 
    Budapest is the capital of Hungary, but Bucharest is the capital of what neighboring country?
  • 6. 
    What bay at the southeastern tip of Cuba has been the site of a foreign naval base since 1903?
  • 7. 
    What red, brimless, felt hat is named for the third largest city in Morocco?
  • 8. 
    France’s coast on the English Channel is composed of five regions: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, Brittany, and the “Upper” and “Lower” parts of what territory?
  • 9. 
    The Western Hemisphere’s tallest structure is the CN Tower, which towers above the skyline of what city?
  • 10. 
    What continent can you cross by taking the Ghan railway from Darwin to Adelaide?
  • 11. 
    A “Carioca” is a resident of what second largest city in Brazil?
  • 12. 
    Atchafalaya, Okefenokee, and the Great Dismal are some of the United States’s largest what?
  • 13. 
    If I take the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak to enjoy the views of Central and Kowloon, what city am I in?
  • 14. 
    In what Greek sea would you find the Sporades, Cycladese, and Dodecanese Islands?
  • 15. 
    What’s the only country in Africa that begins with the letter ‘U’?