Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 5)

If it’s Tuesday, it’s time for your weekly dose of travel trivia. Check out these ten brain-busting questions and leave your answers in the Comments. Come back next week for the answers.

In other news, congrats to last week’s winners, Craig, Kev, and Woody!

Want to see your name here next week? Answer the following questions:

  1. What New York Times travel writer pens the “Frugal Traveler” column?
  2. What portable tent-like structure, popular with nomads in Mongolia, is made from a wooden frame and covered with wool felt?
  3. What is the most widely spoken language in Hungary?
  4. The Galápagos Islands are a province of which South American country?
  5. With roughly 7,000,000 people, Baghdad is by far Iraq’s most populous city. Which Iraqi city is second?
  6. Lake Turkana is almost entirely within the borders of which East African country?
  7. What’s the name of Hawaii’s largest island?
  8. When participating in international sporting events like the Olympics and the Asian Games, Taiwan usually goes by what name?
  9. Pirates from which African country have recently made news by demanding $25 million dollars for the return of a Saudi oil tanker.
  10. Everyone knows that Buenos Aires is Argentina’s capital and largest city. Name one other city in Argentina.

Below the fold are the answers to last week’s questions…

  1. What is the name of Brook Silva-Braga’s 2007 documentary about round-the-world travel? Answer: A Map for Saturday (a great movie, by the way)
  2. What lively street in central Bangkok, Thailand, is known as the world’s most popular “backpacker ghetto”? Answer: Khao San Road
  3. The region known as Patagonia is located in which two countries? Answer: Chile, Argentina
  4. What’s the name of the daughter of guidebook maven Arthur Frommer, also a popular travel writer herself? Answer: Pauline
  5. Though cricket is India’s most popular sport, it is not officially its national sport. What is? Answer: Field hockey
  6. What is the name of French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife, a musician and former model? Answer: Carla Bruni
  7. Spell Iceland’s capital. Answer: Reykjavik
  8. In the 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacation, what is the name of the fictional theme park that the Griswolds drive across the country to visit? Answer: Walley World
  9. Name four African countries that start with an “S”. Answer: South Africa, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Seychelles, Senegal, Swaziland, Sao Tome and Principe
  10. True or false: Brazil is South America’s largest country in area and also its most populous. Answer: True