The Christmas 2019 travel quiz

Fancy yourself as an armchair globetrotter? Then scroll on and find out if you’re a Christmas turkey or as wise as the three kings

The 1994 film Miracle on 34th Street is based on a real-life New York department store. What is it?

Macy’s

Bloomingdale’s

Woolworth’s

Barney’s

Which country can’t join Fifa, and so is not eligible to enter the World Cup and other international football tournaments, because of its weather conditions?

Greenland

Papua New Guinea

Antarctica

Nepal

Which is the largest country in the world without a permanent river?

Turkmenistan

Iraq

Mongolia

Saudi Arabia

In which city will the 2024 Summer Olympics be held?

Tokyo

Los Angeles

Paris

Sydney

Much of the classic 1945 film Brief Encounter, starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, was shot at which British railway station?

Crewe

Carnforth

London Marylebone

Brighton

Albert Camus’s novels The Plague and The Outsider are set in which country, where the Nobel prize winner grew up?

Morocco

Algeria

Spain

Lebanon

Which model of car shares its name with both a Spanish and an Argentinian city?

Ford Granada

Austin Allegro

Chrysler Cordoba

Vauxhall Viva

Which cocktail was invented at the Raffles Hotel in the early 20th century?

Martini

Singapore sling

Mai Tai

Old Fashioned

Name this city skyline

Sydney

Glasgow

St Louis

Newcastle

And this one …

Seattle

San Francisco

Toronto

Shanghai

This one’s easy-peasy …

Moscow

Berlin

Tokyo

Warsaw

There are only two double-landlocked countries in the world (which require the crossing of two borders to reach a coastline). Name the one in Europe.

Andorra

Luxembourg

Liechtenstein

Slovakia

And now name the second, which is in Asia.

Mongolia

Laos

Bhutan

Uzbekistan

What is the first of the three countries that Liz Gilbert visits in Eat, Pray, Love?

France

Italy

Spain

Russia

What was the name of the hotel in the Stephen King novel (and Stanley Kubrick film), The Shining?

Mountain Hotel

Overlook Hotel

Hotel California

Rocky Mountain Lodge

It’s probably no surprise that Amsterdam is the lowest MAJOR European capital, but which is the highest?

Berne

Madrid

Vienna

Sofia

But Amsterdam is 28 metres higher than the world’s lowest capital. Name it.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Tunis, Tunisia

Djibouti

Singapore

Everyone knows that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird deals with racism in the Deep South, but in which state?

Georgia

Louisiana

Alabama

Mississippi

In which New York hotel did Leonard Cohen meet a woman he later sang this about: “You told me again you preferred handsome men/But for me you would make an exception”.

Washington Square Hotel

Chelsea Hotel

The Roosevelt Hotel

The Waldorf Astoria

In 1959, which former US territory became the 50th and newest US state?

Rhode Island

Alaska

Puerto Rico

Hawaii

16 and above.

Hallelujah! You’re an armchair globetrotter

11 and above.

Well done – tidings of comfort and joy to you

0 and above.

Christmas turkey!

6 and above.

Ask Santa for an atlas next Christmas

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