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1. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2689 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

How To Play

Set a quiz when you feel like it!
List the questions in this thread, and straight away post the answers in the Answers thread.
Any discussion should go in the answers thread, to avoid posting spoilers in here.

The suggested format is 20 questions that are broadly travel-related. This can include different rounds, themes, or a picture round if desired.

If you're reporting your score on the answers thread, the default is to do the quiz "unaided", ie: from your own knowledge without using resources like Google searches. Sometimes the setter may want to allow use of the internet or perhaps a world map, if so they'll say.

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I expect it'll be hard to pitch the difficulty right, but here goes with a trial quiz.

Travel Quiz #1
1. To which city would you fly using airport code YYZ?
2. In which Canadian province is Jasper National Park?
3. On which Australian island would you find Wineglass Bay?
4. The Pillars of Hercules are at the Western end of which sea?
5. What does the name Hong Kong mean?
6. The Norwegian city of Ă…lesund is famed for which style of architecture?
7. Patpong is an entertainment district in which Asian city?
8. Which long distance train passes through Alice Springs?
9. Cotopaxi is in which mountain range?
10. The neolithic site at Newgrange is near which capital city?
11. On which major river is Belgrade?
12. What city in central Sri Lanka is known as its cultural capital?
13. The Russian city of Irkutsk is close to which large lake?
14. Gatun Lake is part of which canal?
15. Which island group is the sole British Overseas Territory in the Pacific?

16-20 picture round - name the city.

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[ Edit: Updated gameplay ]

2. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1862 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

I'll give it a crack. There will be guesses

[ Edit: Don't give away the answers! ]

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2689 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

Whoops - was it not clear? Please don't give away the answers as others may be trying to do the quiz.

4. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1862 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Whoops - was it not clear? Please don't give away the answers as others may be trying to do the quiz.

Oh I guess I didn't understand. In that case how do we judge who got what right? It would be handy if we had a spoiler function

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2689 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

Yeah, I can't think of a better way round to do it. Anyone else got any ideas?

If it matters, people can post their full answers when reporting their scores? Or will just their total do?

[ Edit: Edited on 15 Dec 2021, 15:05 GMT by AndyF ]

6. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1777 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

I like the idea - me and the missus are going to do it now. I definitely know one of the picture questions!

7. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1777 posts) 51w 1 Star this if you like it!

So, we did the quiz writing the answers on paper, then googled the answers (including a picture search). We got 11 out of 15 for the questions, 3 of the pictures correct, one definitely wrong and we have no idea if our answer to 18 the church through the window is correct or not.

8. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2689 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

That seems pitched at the right level then.

Answers up in a few hours.

18 is of a very famous view if seen from the outside.

9. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2689 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

It would be handy if we had a spoiler function

An idea - how about a second thread Travel Quiz Answers.

The quiz setter could post the answers in there straightaway.
Participants could look there once they're ready, cutting out some of the delay in the game, but we wouldn't see spoilers in the question thread.

10. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2689 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

So, we did the quiz writing the answers on paper, then googled the answers (including a picture search). We got 11 out of 15 for the questions, 3 of the pictures correct, one definitely wrong and we have no idea if our answer to 18 the church through the window is correct or not.

Answers are up now, on a second thread to avoid spoilers.

Is that a 14 then Steve? I wonder if anyone else is motivated to take part or is this a damp squib?