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Around the World In 80 Seconds

written by: marcing
In each question you will "travel" from point A to point B and I will ask you about the countries, rivers or cities you pass.

Question 1:

You are a US Ranger patrolling the whole Mexican border. What is the order of the American states you visit if your patrol starts at the Gulf of Mexico?
Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California
California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas
Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California
California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas

Question 2:

We move 500 years back in time. You are on a ship with Ferdinand Magellan, and you are trying to find the Western passage to India. In which order will you pass the estuaries of South American rivers?
Amazon, La Platta, Orinoko
La Platta, Amazon, Orinoko
Orinoko, Amazon, La Platta
Amazon, Orinoko, La Platta

Question 3:

If you rent a yacht in Monte Carlo and sail to Athens, which Mediterranean islands can you visit staying on the course?
Ibiza, Crete, Lesbos, Bornholm
Crete, Majorca, Sicily, Jersey
Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Crete
Sealand, Malta, Cyprus, Rhodos

Question 4:

You are sailing around Australia. In which order will you visit Australian seaports if you sail clockwise from Sydney?
Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin
Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane
Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane
Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne

Question 5:

Take some warm clothes. You are traveling the Trans-Siberian railway. In which order will you pass the great Asian rivers, if you start in Moscow and travel to Vladyvostok?
Volga, Irtysh, Yenisei
Irtysh, Ob, Yenisei
Yenisei, Ob, Volga
Dniepr, Yenisei, Lena

Question 6:

If you fly from Amsterdam to Tokyo, what will you you be seeing below the plane during most of the trip, if the plane takes the shortest possible path?
The ice of the Arctic Ocean
The waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
The forests of Russia
Mountain ranges (flying over Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and China)

Question 7:

You get on your motorbike in Chicago and travel west down the famous Route 66. Which US state will you NOT visit?

Question 8:

What countries will you visit, if you travel along the Nile river, to find its most distant source?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Egypt
Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda
Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia
Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt

Question 9:

Imagine you travel with Vasco da Gama to find the sea route to India. In which order will you pass the capes of Africa?
Ras ben Sakka, Ras Hafun
York, Cape Verde, Ras Hafun
Cape Verde, Cape of Good Hope, Ras Hafun
Ras ben Sakka, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Verde

Question 10:

You want to learn about the history of the Teutonic Knights, so you travel from Marienburg (present-day Malbork in Poland) to Reval (present-day Talinn) ALONG the Baltic shore. Which countries will you visit?
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Question 11:

You are now the captain of a German boat and you take tourists down the river Danube. Which European capitals can you visit?
Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade
Vienna, Belgrade, Bucharest
Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade
Prague, Vienna, Budapest

Question 12:

If you were a Japanese fisherman sailing from north to south, in which order will you pass the main islands of your country?
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
Shikoku, Okinawa, Honshu, Shikoku
Kyushu, Honshu, Hokkaido
Honshu, Okinawa, Iwo Jima


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