It was perhaps a bit TOO warm of a night to set up the laptop on the deck and play a virtual trivia game! But once the sun started to go down, it was a bit more bearable! My “homies” Mike and Brad and I tested our geography knowledge on a sultry Sunday evening in a Zoom-based virtual trivia game served up by a Sporcle host named Aldon Jacob. We wagered too high on the the two regular round questions we missed, which pretty much sunk our chances at victory…oh well, it was just for fun, and an excuse to see some different trivia questions!
Here are the questions as presented to us:
1. Bodies of Water – The cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Kuwait City all sit on what body of water?
2. Territories – What British territory has an international airport with a single runway, which crosses Winston Churchill Avenue and requires traffic to be stopped every time a plane takes off or lands?
3. Canada – Which of the following Canadian cities is also the capital of its province? Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver or Saskatoon?
4. South America – What is the southernmost country in South America that does NOT border Argentina? Usually we’re famous for screwing up South America geography questions. A continent with only 12 sovereign nations! Not this time, we got it…(but it was a close call)!
5. Borders – At the point where the Tumen River flows into the Sea of Japan, it forms the border between two nations. Name one of those two nations. Miss.
6. Not Quite U.S. Geography – Name the two cities in Mexico that are located on the border with the U.S. and have populations of more than one million, according to the 2010 Mexican Census. D’erp, we only named one instead of two…but would not have been able to name a second correct city anyway, so double d’erp…
7. Travels – What is the next country, after Egypt, that a person traveling due east from Cairo will enter? Discussed right country, but didn’t enter it as our answer…
8. Capitals – The southernmost capital city of a sovereign nation is in what country?
9. Longitude – In addition to the United Kingdom, the Prime Meridian at 0 degrees longitude runs through two European countries. Name both of them.
10. Mountains – The “Three Holy Mountains of Japan” include Mount Haku, Mount Tate and what third mountain? Commence grumbling. “We saved our one pointer for this softball????” 🙂
Mystery – European Capitals
Place the following European capitals in order from farthest north to farthest south – Berlin, Budapest, London, Paris
Got them all…
Final Category – Island Countries
Final Question: ⇓
Close, but no cigar…
Unsure when we’ll be doing a trivia game next. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Winston Churchill!