How well do you know the world around us? Are you a world traveler? Let’s find out!
First, on the Traveler’s Quest Quiz series is a ‘General Travel’ theme.
It involves 4 categories — Travel & Movies, Eminent Personalities, Environment, and World Heritage Sites.
Let me give you a brief about these different categories, for some context. Go through these before attempting the quiz.
Episode 1 Categories
Travel & Movies category is in Fill in the blanks format with the title of the movie posing as a question and a geographical area or a location would be the answer.
For instance, if the question is Gangs of _____. 2-part Indian crime drama directed by Anurag Kashyap.
The answer would be Wasseypur.
Eminent Travelers category is about travelers who have made a mark in their own way. The question would be a description of some travelers. The answer to the question is one such eminent traveler.
The environment category involves questions that create awareness and highlights environmental issues.
Finally, the World Heritage Sites category involves locations that fall under UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Also, make sure to check the tooltip (one with the question mark symbol) wherever applicable which will give you more information about the question.
Now, that you have a brief idea of the quiz, let’s move on to the questions.
All the best!
General Travel Quiz 2020 Episode 1
CATEGORY: Travel and Movies
#1. The Grand ________ Hotel. ? A 2014 comedy-drama film written and directed by Wes Anderson
#2. Out of _____. ? In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness has a passionate love affair with a big-game hunter.
#3. The ____ Phenomenon. ? Documentary film on the education system of this country which is usually ranked among the best in the world.
#4. The ______ Limited. ? 3 brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.
#5. From ____ with Love. A James Bond Movie
CATEGORY: Eminent Travelers
#6. First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932
#7. First Man in Space
#8. This man attempts to hike the Appalachian trail with his friend. He doesn’t finish the trail but writes a book about it which becomes quite popular. Name the writer/hiker. ? The book was adapted into a film in 2015.
A Walk in the Woods is an autobiographical book written by Bill Bryson on A.T.
A.T is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Georgia and Maine spanning 14 states. The trail is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long. Each year, thousands of hikers attempt a thru-hike; only about one in four makes it all the way. A typical thru-hiker takes 5 to 7 months to hike the entire A.T.
#9. She spent over half a century observing the chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania and is known to be the world’s foremost expert on Chimpanzees.
#10. This Moroccan Explorer travelled around 120,000km in 14th century through regions that, today, comprise 44 countries.
In distance, he traveled more than any other explorer on record in the 14th century. From Italy to Indonesia, Timbuktu to Shanghai – most of the Old world. Far more than Marco Polo who traveled around 24,000 kms.
#11. Almost 100 per cent of the electricity consumed in this small country comes from renewable energy. ? 9 out of every 10 houses are heated directly with geothermal energy in this country
#12. Company spends more time and money on marketing themselves as environmentally friendly than on minimizing their environmental impact. What’s the term for it?
#13. An Indian Environmentalist from the state of Karnataka has planted over 8,000 trees in 80 years. Who is she? ? She won Padma Shri in 2019
She is noted for her work in planting and tending to 385 banyan trees along a four-kilometre stretch of highway in Karnataka.
#14. Researchers first grow corals in artificial ocean-based ecosystems which are then planted back into the corals. It's one of the widespread methods of coral propogation. What is it called?
The corals are usually incubated to grow to the size of a basketball before they are harvested from the nursery to be planted on the seafloor. Eventually, the newly planted corals will fuse with the larger corals and the reef begins to recover within a year.
Image Credits: Coral Restoration Foundation
#15. The plantations of trees producing this oil are threatening already endangered species, such as the Orangutan and the Sumatran Rhino through deforestation. Name the oil ? Indonesia and Malaysia accounts for 86% of the global production of this oil.
It’s in close to 50% of the packaged products we find in supermarkets, everything from pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, to deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and lipstick. That’s not to say palm oil is the problem, but palm oil from forest destruction is.
CATEGORY: UNESCO World Heritage Sites
#16. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. It’s currently the 5th largest city in Uzbekistan. ? UNESCO has listed the historic centre of this city as a World Heritage Site.
#17. This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different people have left their mark on the city. Name the location. ? It's one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
#18. This archipelago of 19 islands in Ecuador is an immense marine reserve which served as an inspiration for ‘Theory of Evolution’.
#19. In 1992, UNESCO declared this Indian national park as a World Heritage Site in danger due to armed conflict in the region. Name the national park. ? It's bounded to the north by the forests of Bhutan.
#20. Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, this ancient city in Jordan is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites. Name the city.
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