Welcome back to Tuesday Travel Trivia, Gadling’s practically-award-winning weekly test of the most insignificant travel-related minutiae you can imagine.
Last week‘s big winner was Katie Hammel, whose 9 out of 10 score exceeded even my own– and I wrote the questions.
Want to become this week’s much-celebrated trivia champion? Check out the following ten questions and leave your answers in the comments. Come back next Tuesday for the answers… Good luck!
- What European country is tops in the world in per capita beer consumption?
- What city (pictured) is the world’s southernmost national capital as well as its most remote (farthest from any other capital)?
- In Japan, members of what profession live in traditional houses called okiya in areas called hanamachi?
- What humorous columnist for the Miami Herald once described family vacations as “experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind”?
- At their closest points, about how far apart are Alaskan territory and Russian territory? A. 3 miles B. 27 miles C. 51 miles D. 82 miles
- What traditional pickled Korean food is often made with cabbage and is the country’s most popular side dish?
- What country is missing from the following list? Argentina, The Philippines, Uruguay, Colombia, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Chile.
- What country’s flag displays the Union Jack in the upper left corner and four red stars with white borders to the right?
- What city’s metro has stops called Náměstí Republiky, Můstek, and Staroměstská?
- The city of Ljubljana is the capital of what European country?
The questions and answers from last week‘s questions are hidden safely below the fold…
- What author of Treasure Island once wrote, “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move”? Answer: Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Sound of Music bus tour is a popular tourist attraction in what Austrian city? Answer: Salzburg
- Name one country in which the dinar is the official currency. Answer: Iraq, Libya, Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Tunisia, a few others
- What public holiday is usually celebrated on December 26 in countries including Canada, the UK, and Australia? Answer: Boxing Day
- Put the following mountains in order from tallest to shortest (least tall?): Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. McKinley. Answer: Mt. McKinley, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Fuji
- What salty fruit is the most extensively cultivated crop in the world, but mainly grown in Mediterranean countries like Turkey, Greece, and Italy? Answer: The olive
- When a traveler’s budget is very tight, he or she is often said to be traveling “on a” certain fastening accessory. What is it? Answer: Shoestring
- True or false: Sarajevo and Pyongyang are the only two world capitals without a McDonald’s. Answer: False (Ever been to Belmopan, Belize?)
- What four-letter town in southeastern Utah draws visitors from all over the world thanks to its world-class mountain biking trails? Answer: Moab
- What Central American nation is home to the gorgeous “rival” colonial cities of León and Granada? Answer: Nicaragua