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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?
California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas
Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California
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?
La Platta, Amazon, Orinoko
Amazon, Orinoko, La Platta
Orinoko, Amazon, La Platta
Amazon, La Platta, Orinoko

Question 3:

If you rent a yacht in Monte Carlo and sail to Athens, which Mediterranean islands can you visit staying on the course?
Crete, Majorca, Sicily, Jersey
Ibiza, Crete, Lesbos, Bornholm
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
Dniepr, Yenisei, Lena
Yenisei, Ob, Volga
Irtysh, Ob, Yenisei

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?
Mountain ranges (flying over Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and China)
The ice of the Arctic Ocean
The forests of Russia
The waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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)
Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt
Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda
Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia
Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, 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?
York, Cape Verde, Ras Hafun
Cape Verde, Cape of Good Hope, Ras Hafun
Ras ben Sakka, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Verde
Ras ben Sakka, Ras Hafun

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?
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Russia, 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?
Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Vienna, Belgrade, Bucharest
Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade
Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade

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?
Shikoku, Okinawa, Honshu, Shikoku
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
Honshu, Okinawa, Iwo Jima
Kyushu, Honshu, Hokkaido


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