Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 6)

Your long wait is over– Tuesday travel trivia has finally arrived. Congrats to last week’s winner Matthew O’Connor, who got 8 out of 10 very tough questions correct. (Good friend Eva also wins participation points.)

This week’s questions are listed below. Answer them in the comments for your shot at fame and fortune. No Googling!

  1. The indigenous name for this Australian landmark is Uluru. What is it otherwise known as?
  2. The satirical newspaper The Onion recently released a mock atlas of the world. What is it called?
  3. The names of at least four Southern-hemisphere countries have been used as the titles of feature films in the last 25 years. Name two of them.
  4. What popular travel website owned by the Travel Channel has the slogan, “Travel Dispatches from a Shrinking Planet”?
  5. The popular tourist destination of Goa is located in what country?
  6. Which of the following countries is not a member of the European Union: Finland, Sweden, Croatia, or Bulgaria?
  7. What is the name of Russia’s largest airline, also one of the world’s oldest?
  8. In what North African country would you find the “imperial city” of Fes?
  9. What scenic highway runs along much of California’s Pacific coast?
  10. Vientiane is the capital of what Southeast Asian country?

Look below the fold for the answers to last week’s questions.

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