Quiz Answers & Winners

Below you will find answers to each week's quiz. To go back to the quiz home page to see each week's question click the link below.


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Week 9 Quiz: Ancient History

The answers to Week 9's quiz:

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NOTE: All of these sites can be visited on Travel The Unknown tours - click the links below to the relevant country pages. Do contact us if you don't find what you are looking for.

Q1: This ancient port city of the Indus Valley Civilisation - on the Arabian sea - is believed to have had world's earliest remaining dock. What is its name?

Lothal, India (in Gujurat)
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Q2: In which country would you find the oldest temple in the world?

Turkey - it is Göbekli Tepe, at around 11,000 years old
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Q3: Which ancient Phoenician city claims to be the birthplace for the world's first alphabet?

Byblos, Lebanon
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Q4: Name the site where you can find more than 6,000 preserved rock engravings that reflect up to 40,000 years of rock art in an area that is also famous for mud volcanoes.

Gobustan (Azerbaijan) 
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Q5: In which country would you find the mysterious colossal stone head shown in the picture?

Mexico. It is one of many Olmec head statues found in Xalapa
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Stephen Kamin

Week 8 Quiz: Fun Facts

The answers to Week 8's quiz:
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Q1: Which is the only country in the world with no traffic lights in the capital city?
Bhutan (Thimphu is the capital city)
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Q2: Which is the most linguistically diverse country in the world?
Papua New Guinea
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Q3: Where you you find the Kvint Cognac Distillery?
Transnistria, Moldova
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Q4: Which country's leader changed the name of the word for bread to his mother's name in 2014?
Turkmenistan
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Q5: Where would you find the world's smallest active volcano?​​
Philippines (Taal volcano, on Taal lake)
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Hilary Dinham

Week 7 Quiz: World Cuisine

The answers to Week 7's quiz:
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Q1: Name the dish in the photo AND the country in which you would typically find it (cliick on the link above to go to the quiz to see the photos)
Wazwan, India (also Pakistan, it is a Kashmiri speciality)
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Q2: Name the dish in the photo AND the country
Tagine, Morocco (a dish named after the clay dish it is served in)
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Q3: Name the dish in the photo AND the country
Injeera, Ethiopia (Ethiopia is considered to be Africa's culinary gem)
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Q4: Name the dish in the photo AND the country ​
Fish Amok, Cambodia (Southeast Asia's most underrated culinary destination)
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Q5: Name the dish in the photo AND the country ​​
Khachapuri, Georgia (Georgian food and wine are slowly starting to be appreciated by a wider audience. About time!)
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Albert Chau

Week 6 Quiz: UNESCO Sites

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Q1: Name this UNESCO site AND the country it is found in 
Chittorgarh Fort, India
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Q2: Name this UNESCO site AND the country it is found in
Plain of Jars, Laos
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Q3: Name this UNESCO site AND the country it is found in
Studenica Monastery, Serbia
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Q4: Name this UNESCO site AND the country it is found in ​
Saint Catherine's Monastery, Egypt
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Q5: Name this UNESCO town AND the country it is found in ​​
Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Robin Rea

Week 5 Quiz: Wildlife

The answers to Week 5's quiz:
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Q1: Name this animal, and which of Travel The Unknown's Destinations you might be able to find it in?  
Tarsier​ (Philippines)
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Q2: Name this animal, and which of Travel The Unknown's Destinations you might be able to find it in? ​​
Gelada Baboon​ (Ethiopia)
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Q3: Name this animal, and which of Travel The Unknown's Destinations you might be able to find it in? ​
Sun Bear​ (Borneo)
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Q4: Name this animal, and which of Travel The Unknown's Destinations you might be able to find it in? ​
Fossa ​ (Madagascar)
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Q5: Name this animal, and which of Travel The Unknown's Destinations you might be able to find it in? ​​
Red Panda​ (India and Nepal. Also some parts of China.)
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Jessica King​

Week 4 Quiz: Anagrams of Capital Cities

The answers to Week 4's quiz:
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Q1: Unscramble this capital city: ​Borets My Pro​ 
Port Moresby​ (Papua New Guinea)
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Q2: Unscramble this capital city: ​Alt Sun Run​
Nur Sultan​ (Kazakhstan, formerly known as Astana)
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Q3: Unscramble this capital city: ​Shin Ciau​
Chisinau​ (Moldova)
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Q4: Unscramble this capital city: ​God Cop Air​
Podgorica​ (Montenegro)
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Q5: Unscramble this capital city: ​A Tine Vine​
Vientiane​ (Laos)
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Stephen Gosney​​

Week 3 Quiz: Ancient Silk Road

The answers to Week 3's quiz: 
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Q1: Which ancient army is still growing in numbers?​ The Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China. 200 more warriors were recently discovered.
Read more on this story in Smithsonian Magazine Visit our China page

Q2: ​In which country would you find the the Darvaza Crater, also known as 'the Gates of Hell'? Turkmenistan. Located near the village of Derweze, geologists intentionally set this area of the natural gas field on fire in 1971 to prevent the spread of methane gas. And it has been burning continuously ever since.​
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Q3: In which country would you find the 'Valley of the Assassins"?​ Iran. It is found in an area northwest of Tehran and South of the Caspian and is a great place for hiking.
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Q4: In which desert would you find the 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'?​ Wadi Rum, Jordan. It is a rock formation named after T.E Lawrence's famous book​​
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Q5: Where can you find this 12th century 19-level cave monastery?​ Vardzia, Georgia. It is a spectacular Georgian Orthodox monastery in central Georgia.that was abandoned in the 16th century after an Ottoman invasion.
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Caroline Hildrew​

Week 2 Quiz: Flags

The answers to Week 2's quiz: 
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Q1: Which is the only country to have more than four sides on its flag? Nepal (see image) 
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Q2: ​Which country's flag is this? Azerbaijan
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Q3: Which country's flag is this? Oman
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Q4: Which country's flag is this? Turkmenistan
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Q5: Finally, Denmark has the oldest flag in the world. Which is the only one of Travel The Unknown's destinations is amongst the ten oldest in the world (it is third)? Albania (FYI Austria is second oldest)
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Jacinta Sterling

Week 1 Quiz: Rivers

The answers to Week 1's quiz:

Q1: Which is the river with the greatest volume in the world? The Amazon
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Q2: ​The Volga is Europe's longest river with a length of 3,645 kilometres. Which is the 2nd longest? The Danube
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Q3: Which river is this (based on outline shown)? The Nile
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Q4: Which two rivers were central to the ancient civilisations of Sumer and Mesopolatmia?​ The Tigris & the Euphrates​
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Q5: Name 2 of India's 3 longest rivers (by this we mean the full length of any river that flows at least some of its course through India).​ If you named two of these you were correct: The Indus (3182km), Brahmaputra (3080km) & Ganges (2601km)
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Congratulations to this weeks winner: Ian Baker
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