Number 42 Sample Quiz

Round 2: Around the World

This is Round 2 of the Number 42 Sample Quiz! The total sample quiz consists of 10 rounds, with a total of 100 quiz questions. Round 2 is called ‘Around the World’. We will travel around the world in 10 questions. From neighbouring countries to languages, from popular hotspots to national dishes.

The ultimate symbol of a country must be its flag! That certainly applies to this flag, which even shows a famous location in the country. Which country’s flag is this?

Cambodia

The flag shows an image of the facade of the Angkor Wat temple. This temple is considered to be the largest religious building in the world. It is one of the most important remnants from the days of the Khmer Empire and a national symbol of Cambodia.

This iconic moment from the Rocky film is imitated by hundreds of tourists every day. In which U.S. city?

Philadelphia

In the most famous scene from the movie Rocky, we see Sylvester Stallone running up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of his training.

The animal you see in the photo is a special creature, to say the least! What is the only country in the world where you can encounter this animal in the wild?

Australia

The platypus is the only mammal with a beak. They can only be found in the wild in southern Australia and on the Australian island of Tasmania.

Let’s test how well you have the map of Europe memorised! Which country shares borders with Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary?

Slovenia

Slovenia is a member of the EU and in 2007 the euro became the official currency. About two million people live in the country, with 280,000 of them living in the capital Ljubljana. It is bordered by Austria in the north, Italy and the Adriatic Sea in the west, Croatia in the south and east and Hungary in the northeast.

The one show that has kept the world occupied in recent years? That’s right: Game of Thrones! Which European city served as ‘King’s Landing’ in the series? You’ll receive half a point for the city and half a point for the country where it can be found.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Croatian fortified city now welcomes countless fans who come to tour the city on on a ‘GOT-pilgrimage’ every year.

Shown are four lovely holiday snapshots, all taken in a different city. Which photo does not belong in the set?

Photo 3

This photo was taken Portugal: it shows the palace of Pena in Sintra, not far from Lisbon. In all the other photos we saw Spanish tourist attractions: the ceiling of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and a photo from Valencia, where you will find a lot of architecture by the architect Calatrava.

Even Indiana Jones has visited this UNESCO World Heritage site. In 2007 it was voted one of the seven new wonders of the world. It was once the capital of the Nabataeans. Which country do you have to travel to today to see the city with your own eyes?

Jordan

The Nabataeans referred to their city as ‘Raqmu’, but we know it by the Greek name ‘Petra’.

This finely chopped raw fish dish is originally from Hawaii, but has gained popularity in the rest of the U.S. and Europe, where it is often served in a bowl. What is it called?

Poke

Traditional types of poke are aku (tuna) and he´e (octopus). Many restaurants in the U.S. and Europe are serving so-called Poké bowls; your fish is served on a bed of sushi rice and accompanied by all kinds of fresh vegetables or fruit.

You’ll be listening to ‘the Boxer’ by Simon and Garfunkel. But this is not the original version! You’re about to hear a cover in a different language. What language is this version sung in?

Swedish

Did you guess Danish or Norwegian? That is not surprising. Swedish is closely related to both of these Scandinavian languages spoken on the mainland.

According to most sources, this river is slightly shorter than the Nile. It is therefore not the longest river in the world, but it’s certainly the one containing the most water. It even contains more water than the next seven longest rivers combined! Which river is this?

The Amazon river

The river rises in Peru and has a total length of approximately 6500 kilometers. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil.

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