Name the country from its highest mountain and its tallest building
1. Signal du Botrange (694m), Tour du Midi
2. Cheekha Dar (3,611m), Jaff Towers
Note: This quiz would be reasonably difficult for most Japanese people
1. As of 2018, which Japanese prefecture is the smallest?
2. Before 1994, the answer to q.1 would have been different. What would have been the answer before 1994, and why did the correct answer change?
Welcome to the Christmas quiz! Please have a crack over Christmas with your friends, family and anyone else you can rope in (because it's probably quite difficult if you tackle it on your own). I'll upload the answers on this site in the New Year. Happy quizzing!
Name the city from the etymology or meaning given and any additional hints.
1. Fair Winds (Spanish)
2. Eastern Capital 東京
Name the UK town or city from the etymology and other hints provided.
1. Broken bridge (Latin, Yorkshire)
2. Place where cows can cross the river
Give the current name of the city based on the former names given below.
1. Which country's capital city is famously laid out in the shape of an aeroplane?
2. Which country's capital city is located on the site of a much older city called Tenochtitlan?
1. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean?
2. What is the name of the two pieces of land where the African and European side of the Mediterranean come closest together, also the title of a book detailing a journey between those two points by Paul Theroux?
1. Which landlocked African country has a lowest point higher than the summit of Ben Nevis, making it the country with the highest low point in the world?
2. What is the capital of Sierra Leone? The name reflects the city's founding as a haven for ex-slaves from America.
Give the country in which each of the following groups of three towns or regions are located
1. Perm, Magadan, Kolyma
2. Gwadar, Quetta, Sindh