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The answers to CNN’s quiz



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Anyway, we hope you enjoyed it.

OK, let’s move on with the answers:

1. Which of these cities did not host the Summer Olympics? Response: b. Madrid

2. Identify the city’s skylines:

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response: 1. Los Angeles, 2. Sydney, 3. Shanghai, 4 Berlin

3. Which city has the world’s second oldest subway system? Response: Budapest

4. Identify the country from its second capital? response: a. Czech Republic; b. Sri Lanka; c. Malaysia; d. Chile

5. In which city is the tallest building in the world? Response: Burj Khalifa is 828 meters in length

6. Identify the city from the place of worship:

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response: 1. Reykjavik (Hallgrímskirkja); 2. Istanbul (Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque); 3. Barcelona (Sagrada Família); 4. Moscow (St. Basil’s)

7. Which city has the world’s oldest Chinatown? Response: c. Manila

8. Identify the city from its airport: a. Boston; b. doha; c. Johannesburg; d. Jakarta

9. Name the world’s highest capital: La Paz, Bolivia (at an altitude of about 3,640 meters above sea level)

10. Which destinations are generally considered the world’s only three sovereign city states? Response: Monaco, Singapore, Vatican City

1. Which famous aircraft made their last flight on November 26, 2003? Response: Concorde[[[[Read about this]

2. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, what was the world’s busiest airport in terms of passengers? Response: e. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

3. Identify the airlines with their customized logos: 1. Qantas; 2. South African Airways; 3. Aeroflot; 4. Air New Zealand; 5. Qatar Airways; 6. Lufthansa; 7. Turkish Airlines; 8. Hawaiian Airlines

4. What type of aircraft is the US President’s Air Force One? Response: b. Boeing VC-25 [the military version of Boeing’s 747 — read more about it here]
Air Force One in Daytona Beach, Florida, in February 2020.

Air Force One in Daytona Beach, Florida, in February 2020.

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5. Which two countries were connected to the Kangaroo Route? Response: England and Australia [Tillbaka1938detta[Backin1938this[Tillbaka1938detta[Backin1938this The 37-stop aviation marathon took 10 days. Read more about it here]

6. Which direction – north, east, south or west – would you travel between these airports only identified with their codes? a. LAX to HNL (West – Los Angeles to Honolulu); b. LGA to MCO (South – New York to Orlando); c. LHR to JNB (South London to Johannesburg); d. BKK to PVG (North Bangkok to Shanghai); e. ARN to SVO (East – Stockholm to Russia).

7. Match the massive aircraft to its nickname:

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Response: 1st The massive Antonov An-225 is also known as Mriya, or “Dream; 2nd Boeing 747 is known as Queen of heaven; 3rd The Airbus A300-600ST cargo plane is also called Beluga, too choice it resembles; 4th The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger jet, is also known as superjumbo

8. Which airline had the most aircraft at the beginning of 2020? Response: b. American Airlines

9. Why are three the magic numbers for Hawker Siddeley HS-12, Tupolev Tu-154, Lockheed L-1-1011 and Boeing 727? Response: They are all tri-jets, powered by three main jets. Check out the Boeing 727 below, with a motor mounted in the tail fin.

People gather in Seattle, Washington, for the first view of the new Boeing 727 jet on December 1, 1962.

People gather in Seattle, Washington, for the first view of the new Boeing 727 jet on December 1, 1962.

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10. What aviation did Amelia Earhart first achieve in 1928? Response: She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic with airplanes.

1. Where can you find these pyramids?

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response: 1. Sudan; 2. Egypt; 3. Mexico; 4. Rom

2. Which is the world’s largest island? Response: Greenland

3. Which country has Europe’s largest natural desert? Response: Spain

4. Match the image to the US National Park:

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response: 1. Yellowstone; 2nd Grand Canyon; 3. Yosemite; 4. Canyonlands

5. Can you name seas that make up the seven seas? response: Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean Ocean.

7. Align these desert anodisms to their locations:

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8. Which is the only one of the world’s ten longest rivers flowing north? Response: Nile

10. Which site receives the most annual rainfall: Answer: b. Mawsynram, India

2. Match the image to the New York Bridge:

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response: 1. Queensboro, 2. Manhattan, 3. Brooklyn, 4. Williamsburg

3. Which senior French engineer constructed the Bolivar Bridge in Peru, the Truong Tien Bridge in Vietnam and the Imbaba Bridge in Egypt? Response: Gustave Eiffel

5. Match the image to the London Bridge.

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6. What would happen if you tried to cross the French Rhône River at Pont d’Avignon? Response: You should get wet. The remains of this medieval bridge extend only partially over the water after collapsing in the 17th century.

7. Can you identify the following famous bridges?

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response: 1. Sydney Harbor Bridge, 2. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 3. Ponte Vecchio, Florence; 4. Millau Viaduct, France

8. Which two continents are connected to the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge? Response: Asia and Europe. The bridge extends over the delays in Bosphorus, Istanbul.

9. What caused part of the Pont Des Arts Bridge in Paris to collapse in 2015? Response: The importance of so-called “love locks” attached to it. [Read more about it here]

3. Can you identify the country from the classic dessert?

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5. The world’s “happiest country” also consumes the most coffee per capita. Name the country? Response: Finland [Those thirsty Finns are said to get through 12 kilograms each on an annual basis]

6. Which antipodean dessert is named for a ballerina? Response: Pavlova [Said to be a tribute to Anna Pavlova, both Australia and New Zealand claim to have created it. Read more here]

7. Can you match these four British dishes to their names?

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8. Potato tuber, xiaolongbao, manti and pierogi are all types of what? Response: dumplings

9. What color or colors is Neapolitan ice cream? response: Pink (Strawberry) brown (chocolate) as well White (vanilla)

10. Chef Mary Mallon worked in New York and Long Island kitchens in the early 1900s. By what unhygienic name is she better known? Response: Typhoid Mary [Read more about this super-spreader here]

1. What do Colombia, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Uganda, the Maldives and Kiribati have in common? Response: They are all on the equator

2. Which three Asian countries topped the list in April 2020 for the most powerful visas for visa-free travel, according to the Henley Passport Index? response: Japan, Singapore, South Korea[[[[Read more about powerful passports here]

3. Which country has the most official languages? Response: zimbabwe[[[[It has 16, according to Guinness World Records. These include: Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa]

4. Four red, white and blue flags, four different countries. Name them.

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response: 1. The Netherlands, 2. France, 3. Thailand, 4. Russia

5. What happened in Samoa and Tokelau on December 30, 2011? Response: Nothing, this day has officially never happened here.[[[[Samoa and Tokelau skipped an entire day to switch from one time zone to another]

7. Identify these countries based on their outlines

response: 1. Greece, 2. Mexico, 3. Thailand, 4. Egypt

8. Which is the newest country in the world? Southern Sudan

9. These borders share areas required by which pairs of countries? Answer: a. The control line = India and Pakistan; b. The demilitarized zone = South and North Korea; c. The 49th parallel = Canada and the United States

10. Which country is surrounded by Senegal in the north, east and south? Response: gambia

1. Name the adventurer in Jules Verne’s 1872 novel “Around the World in 80 Days.” Response: Phileas Fogg

2. Which four destinations have Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visited in four series of “The Trip?” response: Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Greece

3. Who led this troubled expedition in Antarctica? Response: Ernest Shackleton [After his ship Endurance was crushed by ice, he led all his men to safety in a months-long trek back to civilization. Read more here]

4. Whose fictional crusade took him from Utah to Portugal, Venice, Austria, Berlin and then Petra? Response: Indiana Jones [In “Indiana Jones and the last Crusade”]

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5. What record did American journalist Nellie Bly break in 1890? Response: She became the first person to travel around the world in 80 days. [She managed it in 72 days]

7. Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl conquered what personal fear of crossing the Pacific on his Kon-Tiki balsa wooden fleet in 1947? Response: He was afraid of water after he almost drowned as a child.

9. Why doesn’t Dora the Explorer wear boots? Because Boots is her monkey friend and there is no way to treat a friend

10. Here she is in India 1983, but which country has Queen Elizabeth II visited more times than anyone else? Response: Canada

1. Actor Stanley Tucci has proven his awesomeness by showing the internet how to make the perfect Negroni. His recipe requires twice as much plain liquor? Response: Gin

2. In “The Devil Wears Prada” Tucci’s character Nigel is overlooked for the job as Runway magazine’s creative director. What city is he in when he finds out? Response: a. paris

3. Tucci has created a new travel series with CNN looking at the food in which country? Response: c. Italy

4. In the 2004 movie “The Terminal”, Tucci plays Frank Dixon, customs manager who tries to prevent the character of Tom Hank from staying at his airport. Which airport is the film located in? Response: New York’s JFK

5. Does Tucci prefer his Negroni straight up or on the rocks? Response: Straight up

Let’s see Tucci do his thing again:

Actor Stanley Tucci takes to Instagram to show off his bartending skills with a video of himself teaching followers how to make the perfect Negroni.


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