October Travel Trivia: Are You A Maphead?

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 1642

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Travel Quizzes & Trivia

It’s time once again to test your cartographic cunning on our monthly quiz of world geography knowledge. No maps or atlases allowed, but you can bring one (1) compass, ruler, or protractor with you into the testing area. Number 2 pencils only. You are not allowed to consult 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings for the answers, because he wrote the quiz, so that would be cheating. Good luck, everyone. The test begins…now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The port of Incheon was the site of a 1950 battle and is now home to its country’s largest airport. What Asian capital city is served by Incheon International Airport?
  • 2. 
    In 1987, what two large neighboring countries proposed a shared currency called the Gaucho?
  • 3. 
    The mountain in east Jerusalem that’s called “Har HaZeitim” in Hebrew and “Jebel az-Zeitun” in Arabic is named in both languages for a grove of what kind of tree?
  • 4. 
    What European country borders both Denmark and Poland?
  • 5. 
    What large American lake is fed by the Kissimmee River and drained by canals such as the Miami Canal and the West Palm Beach Canal?
  • 6. 
    What country created its largest territory, Nunavut, in 1999?
  • 7. 
    What word meaning “many islands” names the largest subregion of Oceania?
  • 8. 
    What U.S. city is home to the Magnificent Mile, Field Museum, and Willis Tower?
  • 9. 
    On what peninsula would you find the Mexican states of Campeche and Quintana Roo?
  • 10. 
    What’s the only city in Scotland with its own Underground, or subway system?
  • 11. 
    What two island countries begin with the letter ‘J’?
  • 12. 
    What mountain range, called the “Roof of the World,” includes the Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Pamir subranges?
  • 13. 
    Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, is named for what nearby cape?
  • 14. 
    What sea lies between Borneo and the most populous island of Indonesia?
  • 15. 
    New Hampshire is nicknamed for what type of rock, which makes up most of its White Mountains?