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Quiz topic: Travel and destinations around the world
Difficulty: Medium-hard Number of questions: 25
1. Where are the Whitsunday Islands located?
The Whitsunday Islands are a stunning archipelago located near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Seen above is the Whitehaven Beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Read more about stunning natural landmarks in Australia.
2. Which of these countries ISN’T landlocked?
Turkey is the only country in this list which isn’t landlocked. The country connects to various seas on its north, west and south coasts.
3. The Spanish Steps (seen below) are found in which city?
Although the Spanish Steps could be confused as a place in Spain, they are in fact located in Rome. They were such named after the nearby Spanish Embassy and have been in the city since 1723. There are 138 steps which lead up to the Trinità dei Monti church located at the top.
5. Which two countries in South America are the Iguazu Falls part of?
Ethiopia and Kenya
Switzerland and Italy
Brazil and Argentina
Tanzania and Zambia
Iguazu Falls is located on the border between Argentina and Brazil. It rises to a height of 82m and has a total combined width of 2,700m. Since 1984 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See more places to visit in Argentina.
6. Which of these is NOT a South Africa national park?
Addo Elephant Park
Kruger National Park
Table Mountain National Park
Goreme National Park
In South Africa you’ll find more than 20 national parks with Kruger National Park being one of the most famous. Goreme National Park is located in Turkey and is famous for its hot air balloons that you’ll often see at sunrise. Read more about South Africa.
7. Where in the Middle East is this?
This is the Treasury in Petra, Jordan. It’s one of the country’s most famous landmarks and is likely to originate from the 1st Century BC. One of the highlights of many travellers is to visit Petra at night and see the front lit up by beautiful candlelight. Discover more wonderful places in Jordan.
8. The Aruba Caribbean island is a territory of which European country?
Aruba is one of the many beautiful islands that form part of the Dutch Caribbean. These islands located near the Americas also includes Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.
9. Where in Africa are these famous trees? (Avenue of the Baobabs)
The “Avenue of the Baobabs” is a famous dirt road located in Madagascar linking the city of Morondava and town of Belo Tsiribihina. They are an iconic photo spot and particularly majestic at sunrise or sunset.
Discover more wonderful places in Madagascar.
10. What is the capital of Canada?
The capital of Canada is Ottawa which is located in the Ontario province. It’s a wonderful city to visit and popular highlights include the Parliament of Canada, Rideau Canal and a whole host of fantastic museums. Read tips for planning a visit to Canada.
11. Which country is this? (Hint: It’s a place that is often seen on Instagram)
Hallstatt is a beautiful lakeside town located in Austria. It is now a popular Instagram spot and attracts huge numbers of visitors each year. You can visit Hallstatt on a tour from Vienna or Salzburg, or get here yourself using public transport. Read more about Hallstatt.
12. Hanoi is the capital of which country?
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. The city makes for a great starting point when visiting the country to learn more about its history and culture before heading on to popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa or Hoi an.
13. What is the official name of this tower?
St Stephen’s Tower
The Victoria Tower
Although many people think this landmark is called Big Ben, actually that is just the name of the bell inside the tower. The official name is Elizabeth Tower. Previous to this it was simply called the Clock Tower. However, if you did refer to it as Big Ben many people will likely know what you’re talking about.
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14. Where in Asia will you find this famous place?
Mount Bromo is a volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. It’s part of several volcanoes within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The landmark is a popular attraction to see during sunrise when you may see the mountain peaks poking out above a layer of cloud. Read more about highlights in Java.
15. What is the name of this popular middle eastern dish?
This is Dolma, a popular dish found in Mediterranean cuisine and in the Middle East. It includes stuffed (or rolled) vine leaves and can contain mincemeat as well as various herbs and spices. There are also vegan/vegetarian versions with rice rather than mince.
16. Where in Asia is this famous place? (The Chocolate Hills)
The Chocolate Hills are found in the Bohol province of the Philippines. They include over 1000 cone-shaped hills and are a major tourist attraction. Read more about places to go in the Philippines.
17. Which of these is the tallest? (Hint: It’s not necessarily the image you see)
The Shard, London
Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Ostankino Tower, Moscow
The Burj Khalifa rises up to a height of 830m and is the tallest building in the world. It is a popular attraction in Dubai with an observation deck at 555m. The others in this list include the Ostankino Television Tower at 540m, The Shard (seen above) at 310m and the Tokyo Skytree at 634m. Read about incredible towers in the world.
18. Which of these cities ISN’T in New Zealand?
Canberra is actually the capital of Australia. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and is on the North Island along with Auckland. Queenstown is on the South Island. See more places to visit in New Zealand.
19. Which superhero movie was Niagara Falls used in?
Fast and the Furious
Niagara Falls was used for one of the scenes in the sci-fi movie Superman II. The waterfall is majestic and beautiful and a must-see for anyone visiting this part of North America. Read more about Niagara Falls.
20. How many countries connect to the Austrian border?
Austria is located in central Europe and borders 8 countries. These include Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany. Due to its prime location and excellent transport links this makes Austria a great destination to visit from nearby countries, or even as part of a multi-destination trip.
21. Where in Europe are these famous lakes? (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
Seen above is the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park which is located in Croatia. The park is an impressive 300 km2 and contains 16 lakes which have been divided into upper and lower lakes. When visiting various places in Croatia you can easily get here on day tours or using national buses. Learn more about the capital Zagreb and the Plitvice Lakes.
22. LOT is the national airline of which European country?
Lot is the national airline of Poland and has connections to around 120 destinations. Such as major cities in Asia, North America and all over Europe.
23. The Baltic States refer to which countries?
Iceland, Norway, UK
Poland, Czech Republic, Austria
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are currently referred to as the Baltic States and are located along the Baltic Sea. Their capitals Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius are popular destinations for city breaks. Learn more about taking a multi-destination trip to these Baltic States.
24. Bohemian Switzerland National Park is in which country?
Bohemian Switzerland National Park is another destination that could easily be confused by its name. The park is not located in Switzerland but in fact north Czech Republic. The park was named after two Swiss painters studying in Dresden who used to visit the park to paint it. It now makes for a fantastic day trip from Prague.
25. Final question – How high is Mount Everest? (Hint: Think carefully about what would be a reasonable answer for the world’s highest mountain)
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world and reaches a height of 8,848m above sea level. The mountain is located between Nepal and China (Tibet) and is often tackled by adventure travellers and mountain climbers.
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