Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 44)

Welcome back to Tuesday Travel Trivia, Gadling’s Oscar-winning weekly travel quiz that will soon be made in to a play-at-home board game! (Actually not, but call us, Parker Brothers!)

Congratulations to last week‘s big winner, Virginia Rollett, who joined a select group as one of only two back-to-back Travel Trivia winners. Way to go!

If you’d like to knock Virginia off her throne, check out the following ten questions and leave your answers in the comments. Next week I’ll post the answers and a fresh set of brain-busters. Good luck!

  1. The world’s first airline, DELAG, was founded in 1909 and used what kind of aircraft to transport passengers between several German cities?
  2. The Netherlands recently passed the United States as the country with the tallest people. Within one inch (or 2.54 cm), how tall does the average Dutch adult stand?
  3. Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, and Tunisia are the only African countries to be included on what popular website?
  4. The one-word title of what new travel book by Timothy R. Pauketat is subtitled “Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi”?
  5. The largest national flag ever assembled, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was a 202,870 square-foot flag of what country first displayed at Masada Airport in 2007?
  6. What winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star is also the host of Diners, Dives, and Drive-ins and Guy’s Big Bite on the Food Network?
  7. The name of what country appears like this– Україна– in the Cyrillic alphabet?
  8. What “International” city in Minnesota is known as the “Icebox of the United States?”
  9. What three-word city is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago?
  10. What pre-1957 name for an African nation is shared by the second largest city in Queensland, Australia?

Check out last week‘s questions and answers below the fold…

  1. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was recently photographed shirtless during an adventure getaway to what vacation ‘hotspot’? Answer: Siberia
  2. Name the type of overseas government office that is a branch of a country’s embassy and whose duties include distributing visas and providing assistance to foreign nationals? Answer: Consulate
  3. ‘One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind,’ said what author of Bleak House? Answer: Charles Dickens
  4. Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods takes place on what epic U.S. hiking trail? Answer: Appalachian Trail
  5. Name two motion pictures whose titles contain the names of U.S. states. Answer: Alaska, Indiana Jones, Raising Arizona, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, to name a few
  6. The durian, known for its powerful smell, is a fruit native to what part of the world? Answer: Southeast Asia
  7. Name the world city whose metro system includes the following stops: Pushkinskaya, Nevsky Prospekt, Gorkovskaya, Ploschad Lenina. Answer: St. Petersburg
  8. Founded in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in the town of Canton in what U.S. state? Answer: Ohio
  9. Morocco’s four ‘Imperial Cities’ are Fes, Meknes, Rabat, and what other city whose name appears in a Crosby, Stills, and Nash song? Answer: Marrakesh
  10. In what Central American country does the official currency have the same name as the national bird? Answer: Guatemala (the quetzal)