Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 32)

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!

  1. What European country is tops in the world in per capita beer consumption?
  2. What city (pictured) is the world’s southernmost national capital as well as its most remote (farthest from any other capital)?
  3. In Japan, members of what profession live in traditional houses called okiya in areas called hanamachi?
  4. 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”?
  5. 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
  6. What traditional pickled Korean food is often made with cabbage and is the country’s most popular side dish?
  7. What country is missing from the following list? Argentina, The Philippines, Uruguay, Colombia, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Chile.
  8. What country’s flag displays the Union Jack in the upper left corner and four red stars with white borders to the right?
  9. What city’s metro has stops called Náměstí Republiky, Můstek, and Staroměstská?
  10. 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…

  1. 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
  2. The Sound of Music bus tour is a popular tourist attraction in what Austrian city? Answer: Salzburg
  3. Name one country in which the dinar is the official currency. Answer: Iraq, Libya, Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Tunisia, a few others
  4. What public holiday is usually celebrated on December 26 in countries including Canada, the UK, and Australia? Answer: Boxing Day
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. True or false: Sarajevo and Pyongyang are the only two world capitals without a McDonald’s. Answer: False (Ever been to Belmopan, Belize?)
  9. What four-letter town in southeastern Utah draws visitors from all over the world thanks to its world-class mountain biking trails? Answer: Moab
  10. What Central American nation is home to the gorgeous “rival” colonial cities of León and Granada? Answer: Nicaragua