Here at Original Travel, we like to think of ourselves as world-class travel nerds. That's right - no one loves a spot of travel trivia more than us, but since everyone is staying at home at the moment, we have lost our chance to flex our travel-muscles. The solution? Our weekly Original Travel Quiz. Every week we are serving up some seriously good travel-related questions, for some trivia-fuelled escapism and for when you need to steel questions for your next virtual quiz - you are welcome. So sit back, relax, organise that virtual call, and get quizzing.

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The Questions

  1. What animal has a Spanish name, which means 'little armoured one' when translated into English?
  2. What is the capital city of Haiti?
  3. This flag is the national flag of which country?
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4. The zloty, which means 'Golden' is the currency of which Eastern European country?

5. Which airport is LBV the code for, and which city does it serve?

6. What is the name of the festival in Sri Lanka, where Buddha's tooth is carried around in a casket on an elephant's back?

7. Where in the world is the place in the image? (one point each for the place and the country)

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8. If you were to accidentally spill a drink over someone in a bar in Rome and they say "Ti rifaccio la dentatura.", should you be worried?

9. What country has the most time zones?

10. 'Lizard Newts' is an anagram of which European country?

11. What is the name of the world's oldest national park? (Bonus points for the country)

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12. Which US state do the above images represent?

13. Which US town was the majority of Forrest Gump set in, and where were these iconic scenes filmed? (one point for each answer)

14. What country does airag (fermented mare's milk) come from?

15. And finally a question from Joel, our Concierge in Canada. What is the name of the oldest city in Canada?

a) Halifax, Nova Scotia b) Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island c) St Johns, Newfoundland

The Answers

  1. An Armadillo
  2. Port au Prince
  3. Vatican City
  4. Poland
  5. Libreville in Gabon
  6. The Kandy Esala Perahera, also known as the Festival of the Tooth
  7. The Temple of Apollo, in Delphi, Greece. Dating back to 1400 BC, the shine at this temple was the most important in all of Greece. People came from all over the world to have their questions answered by the high priestess of this temple, who was known as the Pythia or the Oracle of Delphi.
  8. Yes, you might want to get out of there sharpish, they just offered to rearrange your teeth
  9. With its 12 different timezones, Frances wins this one. Its a bit of a trick question - France itself spans one timezone but takes the trophy for the most timezones thanks to its many overseas territories.
  10. Switzerland
  11. Bogd Khan Uul National Park, Mongolia. Established in 1778, the park covers 156 square miles and predates the world's second oldest National park, Yellowstone National Park in the US, by nearly 100 years.
  12. Maryland
  13. Most of the scenes that took place during Forrest's youth were set in the fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama. These scenes were actually filmed in South Carolina, in the small towns of Yemassee and Beaufort.
  14. Mongolia. Airag, is a kind of beer that's made from fermented mare's milk. Traditionally, it is served chilled.
  15. St Johns, Newfoundland. The city was established 520 years ago, in 1497

Scores on the Doors

0 - 4: Errrr... What were you actually doing in geography lessons? Maybe listen in on the children's home schooling next time.

5 - 9: You need to get out more. When legally permissible, of course.

10 - 14: Better, but you won't be winning any pub quizzes - virtual or otherwise - with a score like that.

15 - 17: Wow. Impressive. Fancy a job?

18: Your underwear appears to be on fire.