Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 8)

Tuesday Travel Trivia (the kids just call it the “Gadling T-Party”) is back for its eighth installment, and if you haven’t noticed it by now, this game is (let’s just say) sweeping the nation. Big congrats go to last week’s winner Sammy1022, as well as honorable mention awards to Matthew O’Connor and Eva, who came up this short.

As always, check out these questions and leave your non-Googled answers in the comments. Then come back next Tuesday for the answers. Here we go…

  1. To what well-known sports league do Manchester United and Chelsea F.C. belong?
  2. Which two Saudi Arabian cities are considered Islam’s holiest?
  3. The 2002 fictional travelogue You Shall Know Our Velocity, about two guys who travel the world handing out large sums of money, was written by whom?
  4. What unusual, travel-related distinction do the following celebrites share: Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, John Travolta?
  5. Alphabetically, what country comes directly after Mauritania?
  6. The 1993 film Alive was the true story of a rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes, and who were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive. What country was the rugby team from?
  7. True or false: Norway shares a border with Russia.
  8. What is located on the second and third pages (not including the inside cover) of almost every Lonely Planet guidebook?
  9. The eight-day, free-spirited festival known as Burning Man is located in what western US desert?
  10. The names of two countries contain the letter “q” not followed by the letter “u.” What are they?

Look below the fold for the answers to last week’s trivia…

  1. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a member of what US government department? Answer: Department of Homeland Security
  2. The titles of at least two 2008 films contained the names of European cities. Name one of them. Answer: In Bruges; Vicky, Christina, Barcelona
  3. In what city is Disneyland located? Answer: Anaheim, California
  4. The 2000 film The Beach, about backpacker culture on an idyllic Thai island, is based on a novel by what author? Answer: Alex Garland
  5. Whom do Italians refer to as Babbo Natale? Answer: Santa!
  6. The world’s largest national park is larger than 163 countries. On what large island is it located? Answer: Greenland
  7. The US has more than 27 million Facebook users, the most of any country. Which country has the second most? Answer: the UK
  8. Once an important post on the Trans-Saharan caravan route, Timbuktu is located in which West African country? Answer: Mali
  9. The Charles Bridge is located in which scenic European capital? Answer: Prague
  10. What term describes the seats occupied by airline crew and personnel during takeoff and landing? Answer: Jump seat