1 What are the first and last US states alphabetically? 2 In which ocean lies the Australian territory of Christmas Island? 3 In what year did Hong Kong International Airport open on Chek Lap Kok? 4 Which of these countries is not landlocked? A) Hungary; B) North Korea; C) Mongolia 5 Who wrote Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)? 6 Truman Burbank dreams of moving to which South Pacific country in the 1998 film The Truman Show ? A) Tonga; B) Tahiti; C) Fiji 7 Which Arabian city’s police vehicle fleet includes a Lamborghini, a Ferrari, a Mercedes-Benz and an Aston Martin? 8 Which island did US President Donald Trump consider buying in 2019? 9 In which year was Cathay Pacific founded? A) 1936; B) 1946; C) 1956 10 Which volcano covered Pompeii in layers of ash? 11 What did English archaeologist Howard Carter discover in 1922? 12 With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union, Cyrillic became the union’s third official alphabet. What are the other two? 13 Som tam is the national dish of which country? 14 What is the capital city of Wales? 15 Which “rainbow nation” has the most colours on its flag? 16 How many Hong Kong MTR stations contain the word “bay”? 17 What is the largest island in the Caribbean? A) Jamaica; B) Barbados; C) Cuba 18 In which country does the Danube River divide a capital city into two parts, Buda and Pest? 19 What was Myanmar called before 1989? 20 What is the London address of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes? 21 Google Maps suggests you can drive from Jordan to Aberdeen in 15 minutes. The drive time from the other Jordan (the Middle Eastern country) to the other Aberdeen (the Scottish city) is 60 hours, covering how many miles? A) 2,600; B) 3,600; C) 4,600 22 Spain has five international land borders. True or false? 23 In which country would you find the Chocolate Hills? A) Switzerland; B) The Philippines; C) Japan 24 The Sound of Music (1965) was set in which Austrian city? 25 With 71,000 inhabitants, which territory became Britain’s largest by population at the stroke of midnight on July 1, 1997? A) The Falkland Islands; B) Cayman Islands; C) Bermuda 26 What is the largest island in the Mediterranean? A) Mallorca; B) Corsica; C) Sicily 27 Which is the only country crossed by both the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn? 28 In which country is Transylvania, home of fictional vampire Dracula? 29 Low-cost airline SpiceJet serves which country? 30 Hunter Valley, Margaret River and Barossa Valley are wine regions in which country? 31 In which African country is Mount Kilimanjaro located? 32 Which Beatle is Britain’s Liverpool Airport named after? 33 What was Sri Lanka called before 1972? 34 The Republic of San Marino is entirely surrounded by which country? 35 What is the currency of South Korea? 36 In which country would you find Banff National Park? 37 Who lives at Napapiiri, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland? 38 Borneo is divided between which three nations? 39 The flag of which country appears in the upper left corner of the Hawaiian state flag? 40 Which is the world’s only city located on two continents? 41 Which among these countries does not use the euro? A) Poland; B) Ireland; C) Finland 42 Which Welsh travel writer died last month, aged 94? 43 What does the Swahili word “ safari ” mean? A) Hunt; B) Journey; C) Nomad 44 What is the official language of Austria? 45 What is the English translation of Las Vegas? A) The salt pans; B) The frontier; C) The meadows 46 In which Chinese province is Tiger Leaping Gorge? 47 Where are the 2024 Summer Olympics due to be held? 48 Emerging from lockdown, Wuhan reopened to arrivals from other parts of China on the 28th of which month? 49 About a third of which European country lies below sea level? 50 In which Asian capital would you find Chatuchak weekend market? 51 Which river flows over Victoria Falls? A) Limpopo; B) Zambezi; C) Congo 52 Which southern hemisphere city has the three-letter airport code AKL? 53 The Taj Mahal lies on the banks of which river? A) Ganges; B) Brahmaputra; C) Yamuna 54 In which central European city is the Charles Bridge? 55 At which British university can you punt along The Backs? 56 In which US state is the Golden Gate Bridge located? 57 In what month does the Thai New Year festival of Songkran fall? 58 In which country can you visit the Temple of the Tooth? 59 What is the name of the tourism train that travels between the Australian cities of Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin? A) The Go’an; B) The Ghan; C) The Good’onya. 60 In her annual policy address last month, Chief Executive Carrie Lam revealed that Hong Kong would be investing in which airport? Answers: 1 Alabama and Wyoming. 2 The Indian Ocean. 3 1998. 4 B. 5 Jules Verne. 6 C. 7 Dubai. 8 Greenland. 9 B. 10 Mount Vesuvius. 11 The tomb of Tutankhamen. 12 Latin and Greek. 13 Thailand. 14 Cardiff. 15 South Africa (6). 16 Four (Kowloon Bay, Causeway Bay, Sunny Bay, Quarry Bay). 17 C. 18 Hungary. 19 Burma. 20 221B Baker Street. 21 B. 22 True: with Portugal, France, Andorra, Gibraltar, Morocco. 23 B. 24 Salzburg. 25 C. 26 C. 27 Brazil. 28 Romania. 29 India. 30 Australia. 31 Tanzania. 32 John Lennon. 33 Ceylon. 34 Italy. 35 Won. 36 Canada. 37 Santa Claus. 38 Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. 39 The United Kingdom (The Union flag). 40 Istanbul. 41 A. 42 Jan Morris. 43 B. 44 German. 45 C. 46 Yunnan. 47 Paris. 48 March. 49 The Netherlands. 50 Bangkok. 51 B. 52 Auckland. 53 C. 54 Prague. 55 Cambridge. 56 California. 57 April. 58 Sri Lanka. 59 B. 60 Zhuhai.