Thomas Cook Year 10 Social Studies Quiz

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Social studies fanatics who have vast knowledge both worldwide and regional try out this quiz. It will gauge how much knowledge you really have about the different cultures around the globe and in your close-knit community.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of transport had become available in the nineteenth century which inspired Thomas Cook to begin running package tours?
    • A. 

      Air travel

    • B. 

      Rail travel

    • C. 

      Motor vehicles

    • D. 

      Buses

  • 2. 
    In 1855, what did Thomas Cook offer to tourists for the first time?
    • A. 

      Flights to New Zealand

    • B. 

      One way trips to Las Vegas

    • C. 

      Overseas package trips

    • D. 

      A trip to the horse races

  • 3. 
    Which do you think is the most accurate description of a package tour?
    • A. 

      A holiday where the customer receives a free package at the end of the holiday

    • B. 

      An all inclusive holiday package inclding accomodation and travel organised by a tour operator

    • C. 

      A holiday which includes free meals

    • D. 

      A holiday that includes accomodation

  • 4. 
    Why was the Field of Waterloo included on a circular tour of Europe?
    • A. 

      It was the sight of a famous Roman town

    • B. 

      It was the site of a famous battle in which Great Britain had defeated Napoleon's armies in 1815

    • C. 

      It was site of some buried pirates treasure that tourists tried to unearth

    • D. 

      It was the site of the first public toilets on the Grand Tour

  • 5. 
    How much did it cost for a ticket for a ten day trp from Antwerp to Paris?
    • A. 

      £25

    • B. 

      £5

    • C. 

      5p

    • D. 

      £150

  • 6. 
    When did Thomas Cook organise the first package tours of Italy?
    • A. 

      Summer 1854

    • B. 

      Summer 1865

    • C. 

      Summer 1764

    • D. 

      Summer 1864

  • 7. 
    In 1869, Thomas Cook hired two steamers and sailed up the River Nile.  On which continent is the River Nile?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      Asia

    • D. 

      Oceania

  • 8. 
    Why did the Suez Canal, first opened in 1869, make travel easier?
    • A. 

      It was a new railway which made travel faster

    • B. 

      It was a new airport

    • C. 

      It was a manmade canal that allowed travel between the Europe and Asia by sea more accessible

  • 9. 
    How much did Thomas Cook's first world package tour cost?
    • A. 

      £3000

    • B. 

      £3

    • C. 

      £300

    • D. 

      £30

  • 10. 
    What is a travellers cheque?
    • A. 

      A note that enables travellers to buy local currency

    • B. 

      A type of passport

    • C. 

      A cheque book for travellers