Geo Quiz: March 4, 2013

Can you map your way on the Amazon in Brazil?
In which casino could visitors see the Hand of Faith, a 61-pound gold nugget? // © 2013 Ken Lund
In which casino could visitors see the Hand of Faith, a 61-pound gold nugget? // © 2013 Ken Lund

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Can you map your way on the Amazon in Brazil?

 Can you map your way on the Amazon in Brazil?

Where are you?
[ 20 points ]

1. In which casino could visitors see the Hand of Faith, a 61-pound gold nugget?

Do you know the way to the gateway?
[ 20 points ]

2. New York City’s Avenue of the Americas is also known by what name?

3. The mascot bears of a capital city used to live in a bear pit, but now they have a 1.5-acre park to roam in. In which city are they?

4. The Grand Erg Oriental is a sea of sand dunes in which desert?

Can you answer the add-on questions?
[ 10 points ]

Summer palaces:

5. Kunming Lake is on the grounds of the Summer Palace in which city?

6. Bang Pa-In is a summer palace located in the Ayutthaya region of which country?

7. The Summer Palace of Peter the Great is located in the Summer Garden of which city?

Can you get an instant upgrade?
[ 50 points ]

8. Which town in the Pyrenees is famous for its Black Madonna statue?

Can you map your way on the Amazon in Brazil?
[ 20 points ]

9. Tabatinga, Brazil’s westernmost port on the Amazon, shares a border with which other country?

10. The Amazon’s largest city is as far as most ocean-going cruise ships go up the river. What is its name?

11. Many passengers arriving at this large port city head for the freshwater beach at Alter do Chao.

12. This port shares its name with a Lisbon suburb.

 

1. Golden Nugget in Las Vegas
2. Sixth Avenue
3. Bern, Switzerland
4. Sahara
5. Beijing
6. Thailand
7. St. Petersburg
8. Montserrat
9. Colombia
10. Manaus
11. Santarem
12. Belem

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