Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 2)

Welcome back to Tuesday Travel Trivia (aka Gadling T-party), and congratulations to Week 1 winners, Joe and Stolen, who were the only two to get all ten questions correct.

Here are this week’s questions, and remember, no using the internet (or anything else) to look up the answers. Good luck!

  1. What famous TV travel host is the editor of the 2008 edition of The Best American Travel Writing?
  2. Which African nation was forced to print a series of 10-million dollar bills earlier this year to combat rampant hyper-inflation?
  3. Name the famous American author who once wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
  4. Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall at over 3,200 feet. In which South American country is it located?
  5. Which of the first five US presidents does not have a capital city named for him?
  6. Who told Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert that he had named one of his aircrafts “Air Colbert”?
  7. What is the name of the type of projection used in the map above?
  8. What’s the name of the enclave-country that is located entirely within South Africa’s borders?
  9. In what states (or countries) were Barack Obama and John McCain born?
  10. Which of these countries is often not considered a part of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Finland, or Denmark?

Look below the fold for last week‘s answers:

  1. South America has only two countries that are completely landlocked. What are they? Paraguay, Bolivia
  2. What’s the three-letter New York Stock Exchange symbol for Southwest Airlines? LUV
  3. The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers and office buildings in the world. In what country are they located? Malaysia
  4. Whom do most experts agree is the most powerful man in Iran? Supreme Leader Ali Khameini
  5. In the movie Rain Man, Tom Cruise’s character Charlie tells Raymond, played by Dustin Hoffman, that every airline in the world has crashed at one time or another. But Raymond disagrees, citing the perfect safety record of which airline? Qantas
  6. Which country is more populous, Canada or Mexico? Mexico with about 100 million people (Canada has 33 million)
  7. In 1994, an American citizen named Michael Fay was arrested in Singapore for theft and vandalism, and he was given a somewhat unusual punishment. What was it? caning
  8. By area, which country is the largest ‘Stan? [e.g. Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, etc.] Kazakhstan
  9. True or false: More than 1,000 people live in Greenland. True (56,000)
  10. What is the name of Lonely Planet’s online travel forum? Thorntree