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Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Quiz Book

May 30, 2019 Lifestyle News No Comments Email Email

Pit your worldly wits against family and friends, or just challenge yourself, with Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Quiz Book, available now from all good bookstores.

“This book is billed as a ‘travel’ quiz, but really it’s an ‘everything’ quiz,” writes Editor Joe Fullman in his Introduction. “After all, travel is about experiencing all the world has to offer, so we’ve tried to cram as much of the planet into these pages as we can. You’ll be tested on everything from capitals to currencies, tallest buildings to longest rivers, national dishes to international airports, ancient empires to modern art galleries, the deepest lakes to the biggest oceans, and even outer space – perhaps the greatest travel adventure of all.”

What capital city is closest to the Equator?

China shares a land border with 14 countries. How many can you name?

The Chocolate Hills are a famous tourist attraction in what Southeast Asian country?

With average rainfall at less than 1 mm a year, what is the driest desert on Earth?

Which three countries border Africa’s Lake Victoria?

From what French city does the fish stew known as bouillabaisse originate?

San Francisco is the setting for which 1958 film by Alfred Hitchcock?

How it Works

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Quiz Book is split into three chapters:

Day-Tripper: A gentle introduction to the world of travel quizzing.

Traveller: A bit more challenging.

Explorer: Taking it up another notch, these questions are occasionally downright fiendish.

There are 100 quizzes in all, most of which have 20 questions, amounting to a grand total of just over 2000. The majority are general knowledge, covering a wide selection of topics and regions – the whole planet is represented. Lonely Planet has also included a few themed rounds to test readers’ expertise of a particular subject, including books, museums, film locations, landmarks, sports venues, wildlife and more.

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