Travel exam: Take part in CNN’s challenge with these questions in May

Travel exam: Take part in CNN's challenge with these questions in May

(CNN) – We all know that travel broadens the mind. Thanks to that place that sells delicious gelato at the seaside, there is a tendency to expand other body parts as well.

We can’t give you two spoons of peanuts, but we can continue to stretch these brain cells while your next trip around the world is on hold.

CNN Travel’s experts compile some difficult questions to test your knowledge of the planet and ease your curiosity for more.

Can you take us to victory? Try answering the following without contacting Google. Of course, skip to a video call to include your family and friends in the challenge.

Finally there is a link to the answers. We trust you not to look!

1. Which of these cities did not host the Summer Olympics?

a. Amsterdam; b. Madrid; c. Helsinki; D. Tokyo; to. Rome

2. Can you recognize the city from its silhouette?

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3. London Underground or Subway is the oldest underground rail system in the world. Which city has the oldest electrical system?

4. Some countries have more than one capital. Can you describe these countries with their lesser known capitals?


a. Brno; b. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte; c. Putrajaya; D. Valparaíso

5. In which city is the tallest building in the world?

6. Can you name the city from these places of worship?

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7. In which city is the oldest Chinatown in the world?

a. San Francisco; b. London; c. Manila; D. Jakarta; to. Toronto

8. Can you recognize the city by the name of the airport?

a. General Edward Lawrence Logan; b. Hamad International; c. OR. Tambo International; D. Soekarno-Hatta International

9. World’s highest capital

10. Which three destinations are considered to be the only three sovereign city-states in the world?

1. Which famous aircraft made its last flight on November 26, 2003?

2. What was the busiest airport in the world for passengers before the Covid-19 outbreak?


a. Beijing Capital; b. London Heathrow; c. Amsterdam Schiphol; D. Los Angeles, e.g. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

3. Identify airlines with tail logos

4. What kind of aircraft is the US President’s Air Force One?

a. Gulfstream III; b. Boeing VC-25; c. Airbus A320; D. Boeing 777-300ER; to. Antonov An-148

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5. Which two countries are linked by the Kangaroo Route?

6. Which airports – north, east, south or west – would you travel between these airports, defined only by their code? (Five bonus points if you can identify all cities)

a. LAX – HNL; b. From LGA to MCO; c. LHR to JNB; D. BKK – PVG; to. ARN – SVO

7. Match the big plane with its nickname

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a. Whale; b. Queen; c. Dream. D. superjumbo

8. Which airline had the most aircraft at the beginning of 2020?

a. Delta Airlines; b. American Airlines; c. Cathay Pacific; D. Untouched Atlantic; to. JetBlue

9. Why the magic number for the three planes below?

Hawker Siddeley HS-12, Tupolev Tu-154, Lockheed L-1-1011, Boeing 727?

10. What aviation first came to Amelia Earhart in 1928?

1. Where can you find these pyramids in the world?

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2. What is the largest island in the world?

3. Which country hosts the largest natural desert in Europe?

4. Match the image to the US national park?

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a. Canyonlands; b. Yellowstone; c. Grand Canyon; D. Yosemite

5. Can you name the oceans that make up the seven seas?

6. What links Java Java Trench, Deep Square, Molloy Deep, Southern Sandwich Trench, Puerto Rico Trench?

7. Match these desert quirks to the following locations

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a. Train; b. Chile; c. Texas; D. Namibia

8. What is the only longest river in the world that flows to the north?

9. Where can you no longer see the Azure Window?

10. Which place receives the most annual precipitation?


a. Manchester, England; b. Mawsynram, India; c. Seattle, Washington; D. Quibdó, Colombia

1. Two Asian destinations separated by the sea in 2018 were connected by a 55-kilometer bridge and tunnel?

2. Match the picture with the New York bridge

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a. Manhattan; b. Queensboro; c. Williamsburg; D. Brooklyn

3. Which emerging French engineers designed the Bolivar Bridge in Peru, the Truong Tien Bridge in Vietnam and the Imbaba Bridge in Egypt?

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4. Which country hosts the longest bridge in the world?

5. Match the image to the London bridge

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a. Millennium; b. Hammersmith; c. Tower; D. Westminster

6. What happens if you try to cross the Rhône River of France in Pont d’Avignon?

7. Can you describe the following famous bridges?

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8. Which two continents are connected by Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge?

9. What caused part of the Pont Des Arts bridge in Paris to collapse in 2015?

10. Which country hosts this useful structure?

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1. Which city has the most Michelin stars?

2. Mirazur was selected at the top of the World’s Top 50 Restaurants list in 2019. Which country?

3. Can you recognize the country from classic dessert?

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4. What are the blisters made in bubble tea?

5. The “happiest country in the world” consumes the most coffee per person. The name of the country?

6. What antipodean dessert is called for a ballerina?

7. Can you match these four British dishes with their names (without laughter)?

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a. Eton Confusion; b. Frog in the hole; c. Scottish egg; D. Spotted dick

8. Kartoffelknoedel, xiaolongbao, manti and pierogi are all these?

9. What color or color is Neapolitan ice cream?

10. Chef Mary Mallon worked in kitchens in New York and Long Island in the early 20th century. Which hygienic name is better known?

1. What do Colombia, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Uganda, Maldives and Kiribati have in common?

2. Which three Asian countries entered the list in April 2020 for the strongest passport for visa-free travel, according to the Henley Passport Index?

3. Which country has the most official languages?

4. Four red, white and blue flags, four different countries. Name them

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5. What happened on December 30, 2011 in Samoa and Tokelau?

6. Which country changed its name to eSwatini in 2018?

7. Outline these countries

8. Which is the newest country in the world?

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9. Which country pairs do these boundaries divide the fields requested?

a. Control Line; b. Unarmed Zone; c. 49. Parallel

10. Which country is surrounded by Senegal to the north, east and south?

1. Name the hero in Jules Verne’s 1872 novel “Around the World in 80 Days”

2. Which four decks “Travel?” By Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

3. Who led this malicious Antarctic expedition?

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4. Whose fictional crusade took him from Utah to Portugal, Venice, Austria, Berlin and then Petra?

5. What record did US journalist Nellie Bly set in 1890?

6. Where did Anthony Bourdain have lunch with former US President Barack Obama?

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7. What personal fear did Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl conquer in the Kon-Tiki balsa wood raft in 1947 to cross the Pacific Ocean?

8. What has John “Wedge” Wardlaw, Mark Rumer-Cleary, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson been doing every five years since 1982?

9. Why is Explorer Dora not wearing Boots?

10. Here in India in 1983, but II. Queen II.

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1. Actor Stanley Tucci proved his surprise by showing the Internet how to make the perfect Negroni. What recipe of her requires twice the normal amount of liquor?

2. In “The Devil Wears Prada”, Tucci’s character Nigel is ignored for the work of the creative director of Runway magazine. In which city when he learned?


a. Paris; b. New York; c. Milan; D. Pittsburgh

3. Which country’s dishes are he preparing with CNN for a new travel series?


a. France; b. United States; c. Italy; D. Croatia

4. In the 2004 film “Terminal”, Tucci portrays customs chief Frank Dixon, who tries to prevent Tom Hanks’ character from living at the airport. At what airport is the movie?

5. Does she prefer Tucci Negroni straight or on the rocks?

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