Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 46)

Tuesday Travel Trivia is already in its 46th week, which means that if it were a newborn, it would probably already be weaned off the nipple and in full-on sippy-cup mode right about now. (Alas, it’s all downhill from there.)

A big shout-out to last week’s trivia winner, SydneyMealley, who notched an impressive 9 out of 10 score on some pretty tough questions. Way to go!

If you want to become this week’s trivia king or queen, read over the following 10 questions and leave your answers in the comments. There’s just one rule: No using your favorite search engine! Best of luck!

  1. What world capital is often called simply D.F. (deh eh-feh) by locals?
  2. In Richard Linklater’s 1995 film Before Sunrise, an American man (Ethan Hawke) and a French woman (Julie Delpy) spend an evening talking and walking around what Central European capital?
  3. The letters in the name of what world city can be rearranged to spell “Go Boat”?
  4. Name one city that the Prime Meridian (the Equator’s lesser-known cousin) passes through?
  5. At 14,505 ft., Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in what California mountain range?
  6. What is the “anatomical” name for the part of the travel season that falls between high and low season?
  7. In what well-known art museum does Diego Velazquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas hang?
  8. What famous author’s early book Roughing It is the semi-autobiographical story of his travels through the Wild West in the 1860s?
  9. Named for a country that doesn’t exist anymore, what car built by the Zastava corporation did Time Magazine once say had the feel of “something assembled at gunpoint”?
  10. What method of transportation, legal (of course) in the Netherlands, is known as liften in Dutch?

The answers to last week’s questions are below the fold…

  1. The hood of a car in American English goes by what name in British English? Answer: Bonnet
  2. Three American travelers made headlines several weeks ago after they were arrested in what Middle Eastern country for illegally crossing the border? Answer: Iran
  3. Which Asian country’s currency is known as the dong? Answer: Vietnam
  4. The photograph in this post’s top right corner depicts what famous natural wonder? Answer: Niagara Falls
  5. What South American country’s president was diagnosed last week with swine flu? Answer: Colombia
  6. What alliterative two-word phrase is often used as a synonym for an airplane’s flight recorder? Answer: Black Box
  7. Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and largest city. Name one other city in Portugal. Answer: As you can imagine, there are several. Some of the largest are Porto, Amadora, Braga, and Queluz.
  8. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) developed a “space” version of what traditional Korean dish to accompany the first Korean astronaut to the Russian spaceship Soyuz? Answer: Kimchi
  9. What Spanish air carrier’s slogan modestly proclaimed itself “one of the world’s best airlines”? Answer: Iberia
  10. Located just north of Lake Victoria, the city of Kampala is what country’s national capital? Answer: Uganda