Enclosed are the Answers to my 2012 Travel Quiz
2012 TRAVEL QUIZ ANSWERS
By Bob Ecker, December 2012
1. Answer: De Gaulle used the Cross of Lorraine to rally the Free French. See photo.
2. Answer C: Paella originated in Valencia, Spain. Apparently the very common swamp rat was often used as a protein.
3. Answer: Eleven US States were named after actual people. In no particular order: 1. Washington was named after George Washington; 2, 3. Virginia and West Virginia after Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen; 4, 5. North Carolina and South Carolina were named after Charles I; 6. Georgia was named for King George II; 7. Maryland named for Henrietta Marie, Queen of Charles I; 8. New York was named after James Stuart, Duke of York; 9. Delaware was named after Sir Thomas West, Baron De La Ware; 10. Pennsylvania was named for Admiral Sir William Penn, father of the more famous William Penn; 11. Louisiana was named after French King, Louis XIV.
4. Answer D: Josef Jakobs, a German soldier, was captured while parachuting into England and executed by firing squad inside the Tower of London on August 14, 1941.
5. Answer: The Phallological Museum is in Reykjavik, Iceland. It’s pretty odd.
6. Answer: Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, HND.
7. Answer B: Lady Liberty’s nose is 4’ 6″.
8. Answer: The Gurkhas were from Nepal.
9. Answer: Crater Lake, Oregon is the deepest. It is arguably the 7th deepest lake in the world.
10. Answer B: San Francisco was never a capital of California but at one time or another, all those other California towns or cities were. San Diego and Monterey were designated as capitals, for a period under Mexican ownership of California.
11. Answer D: You would be in Rotorua or elsewhere in New Zealand.
12. Answer E: Airlines racked up an astounding $ 36.1 billion in ancillary fees this year. Remember that the next time you order a drink on an airplane.
13. Answer: People in Luxembourg earn a lot and drink ever more.
14. Match the International Vehicle Registration Code (VRI Code) with the country
HR = Croatia
D = Germany
E = Spain
DZ = Algeria
CL = Sri Lanka
K = Cambodia
15. Answer: False, at an average of 6,800 ft. above sea level, Colorado is a bit higher than Wyoming.
16: Answer B: RCMP stands for The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. You knew that.
17. Answer D: Christmas Island is a territory of Australia.
18. Answer: Both C and E. Canada has two official sports. The “National Sport Act,” created in 1994 stated, “An act to declare hockey and lacrosse as the national sports of Canada.”
19. Answer: The Afar state is in Ethiopia.
20. Answer A: Beaune was a Celtic name given to the town pre-Roman.
21. Answer: Route 66 travelled through 8 states. It began in Illinois and went through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and ended at the Santa Monica pier in California.
22. Answer B: PEZ candy was invented in Vienna, Austria. The PEZ Museum is located in Burlingame, California.
23. Answer: Brazil is the longest country in the world at about 2,800 miles long, longer than Chile which is approximately 2,600 miles long.
24. Answer C: The Big Island of Hawaii is approximately 1 million years old, and counting.
25. Answer: Portugal was the Roman colony of Lusitania.
The contestant submitting the most correct answers (17) was Louis Camporeale, from Brooklyn, New York. Good job Lou!
c. Bob Ecker 2012
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