Archive for the ‘Travel Trivia’ Category

Travel trivia: Roaming South American legislatures

Posted on July 15th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

What country’s legislature meets, not in the official capital, but in Valparaiso? Chile Ecuador Peru Venezuela Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the people who […]

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Travel trivia: Andalucia

Posted on July 14th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Named for barbarians known as Vandals, Andalucia occupies the southern coast of what country? France Greece Italy Spain Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the […]

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Travel trivia: Illustrious Ohio cities

Posted on July 13th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

What Ohio city gave us the cash register, the automobile self-starter, the first Wright brothers’ flights and a peace plan for Bosnia? Cincinnati Cleveland Columbus Dayton Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, […]

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Travel trivia: Paulistas

Posted on July 12th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Paulistas, also called Paulistanos, live in what country’s largest city? Argentina Brazil Phillippines South Africa Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the people who answered […]

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Travel trivia: Busy Asian intersections

Posted on July 11th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Shibuya Crossing is one of the world’s busiest intersections, filled with giant billboards. Where is it? Beijing Seoul Shanghai Tokyo Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among […]

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Travel trivia: QWERTY states

Posted on July 10th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

As they might know at the Anchorage Daily News, what is the only state whose name can be typed using a single row of a standard keyboard? Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At […]

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Travel trivia: Week 19 winners and answers

Posted on July 10th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Travel trivia: Week 19 winners and answers

Thanks to all of you who played this week’s round of trivia. This week’s questions are now closed, and we have a winner: Dennis (a new player!), who will receive this week’s prize: a package of travel-sized maple bath and body products from Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush. Here’s a recap of the week’s […]

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Travel trivia: The Jerusalem of Lithuania

Posted on July 9th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

What city was called “the Jerusalem of Lithuania,” as it was a center of Jewish culture and learning? Minsk Riga Tallinn Vilnius Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name […]

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Travel trivia: Indian cities

Posted on July 8th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

After shopping on the Chandni Chowk, I went up through the Lahore Gate to see the Red Fort, where the Moghul emperors once ruled. Where am I? Calcutta Chennai Delhi Mumbai Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At […]

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Travel trivia: Dingo-proof your country

Posted on July 7th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

The world’s longest fence, the Dingo Fence, stretches from Jinbour on the Darling Downs near Toowoomba through thousands of miles of arid country to the Eyre Peninsula, protecting the southeast corner of what country from wild dogs? Australia Canada India South Africa Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at […]

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