Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 37)

Hey there, Gadling faithful, and welcome back to another week of Tuesday Travel Trivia. I’m your quizmaster, DJ Aaron Hottt, mixing together ten of the hardest travel trivia questions all for your reading pleasure.

A big shout-out to last week‘s winner, Sue, who took the trivia world by storm with an impressive score of 7/10.

Think you can do better? Check out the following ten questions and leave your answers in the Comments. Come back next Tuesday to see if you’re the winner. Good luck!

  1. What director of Citizen Kane once remarked, “There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror”?
  2. The newest season of MTV’s The Real World is taking place in what Mexican spring break hotspot?
  3. Tempo Beer Industries, the maker of Maccabee, Goldstar, and Tesher, is the largest brewer in what country?
  4. The name for what massive mountain (pictured) comes from the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey, a 19th century geographic survey of India?
  5. In which month would you be most likely to experience the monsoon in India? A) January B) March C) June D) November
  6. On June 21, 2009, what territory took a step towards independence from Denmark by assuming responsibilities for its own natural resources, judicial affairs, and policing?
  7. In what city is George Bush International Intercontinental Airport located?
  8. La Marcha Real (“The Royal March”) is the national anthem of what country?
  9. What famous archaelogical landmark is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Cusco, Peru?
  10. Camembert, Roquefort, and Neufchâtel are all types of what?

Last week‘s answers are after the jump…

  1. What 19th-Century French author once wrote, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”? Answer: Gustave Flaubert
  2. The president of what Central American country was ousted only days ago in a coup d’etat? Answer: Honduras
  3. The largest non-auto-racing stadium in the world and home to the yearly Arirang performances, the 150,000-seat Rungrado May Day Stadium is located in what country? Answer: North Korea
  4. Name one country besides the United States whose official currency is the US dollar. Answer: Ecuador, East Timor, El Salvador, Panama, several more
  5. What British sitcom named for a fictional hotel is often cited as one of the best British programs (or programmes) of all time despite only containing twelve episodes? Answer: Fawlty Towers
  6. What massive Asian city (pictured) did The Economist recently name the world’s most expensive city? Answer: Tokyo
  7. What is the only US state ever to change its postal abbreviation, to avoid confusion with a Canadian maritime province? (Thanks to Jeopardy! all-star Ken Jennings for this question.) Answer: Pennsylvania (PA)
  8. The Roaming Gnome is featured in commercials for what travel booking site? Answer: Travelocity
  9. What fun-to-say Arabic dish is typically made of mashed eggplant, tahini, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil and often served with pita bread? Answer: Baba Ghanoush
  10. In many Spanish-speaking countries, the week-long festival of Semana Santa takes place during the week preceding what Christian holiday? Answer: Easter