True or False?


Just for a bit of fun, why not take 5 minutes to have a go at these true or false questions. We will update them every week to test your knowledge, so keep a note of your score.

1. In space it is impossible to cry?

True or False?

2. "Copyrightable" is the longest word in the English language that can be written without repeating a letter.

True or False?

3. Slug's don't have any noses.

True or False?

4. Most Eskimoes have fridges.

True or False?

5. An Ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

True or False?

6. Thomas Edison, who invented the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark.

True or False?

7. There are no anagrams of the word "stationed".

True or False?

8. Taphephobia is the fear of losing your teeth.

True or False?

9. Over 80,000 photographs are taken around the world every second.

True or False?

10. The letter "t" is the second most common letter used in the English language.

True or False?


Travel quiz

Take a look at the clues below and see if you can guess where abouts in the world it is.

1. This city was of great strategic importance in the Middle Ages, when the country was at war with its neighbour.

2. The city suffered five earthquakes during September and October 1996, the strongest of which measured 2 on the Richter Scale.

3. The university, which dates from 1583, has a famous medical faculty.

4. There are monuments to Admiral Nelson and the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo as well as statues of Allan Ramsay, William Pitt and the Duke of Wellington.

5. The writer James Boswell and philosopher David Hume were both sons of this city.

6. Giles Vathedral, which was built in 1385, is one of the city's landmarks.

7. High above the city, nestling on basalt cliffs, stands the old town and the city's historic 11th century castle.

8. The Commonwealth Games were held here in 1970 and 1986.

9. The city hosts an annual military tattoo.

10. Since 1947, thousands of thespians have flocked to this city for its annual international festival.



Answers will be posted at the end of the week, keep checking to see how you have done.


Previous questions and answers true or false:

Week 1
1. All your tastebuds are on your tongue.
True or False?
2. The word nylon was formed from conflating 'New York' and 'London'.
True or False?
3. A dentist invented the electric chair.
True or False?
4.The dark side of the moon is in permanent shadow.
True or False?
5. It takes about 6 years for human hair to grow to waist length.
True or False?
6. A pet company that was overwhelmed with orders fooled thousands of Japanese customers into thinking
sheep were a rare form of poodle.
True or False?
7. The fastest flying insect is the dragonfly.
True or False?
8. The word 'Cop' is an acronym for 'Constable On Patrol'.
True or False?
9. Giant clams have been known to trap diver and kill them.
True or False?
10. The flushing toilet was invented by Victorian plumber Thomas Crapper.
True or False?
Answers: 1F,2F,3T,4F,5T,6F,7T,8F,9F,10F


Week 2  
1. Swimming directly after eating a meal can cause cramps and drowning.
True or False?
2. You use 300 muscles when balancing.
True or False?
3. The plastic bits on the ends of your shoelaces are called aglets.
True or False?
4. Giraffes are the only animals born with horns.
True or False?
5. A dog and a monkey were the first two animals to be sent into space.
True or False?
6. Adolf Hitler was Time magazine's 'Man of the Year' in 1938.
True or False?
7. George Washington wore a set of wooden false teeth.
True or False?
8. Possession is nine-tenths of the law.
True or False?
9. Queen Isabella of Spain owned her jewels to pay for Christopher Columbus's trip to the New World.
True or False?
10. Extra oxygen is pumped into Las Vegas casinos to keep gamblers from getting tired.
True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3T,4T,5F,6T,7F,8F,9F,10F


Week 3  
1. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
True or False?
2. A pregnant goldfish is called a 'twit'.
True or False?
3. The Vikings wore horned helmets.
True or False?
4. The actress who played Auric Goldfinger's secretary in the James Bond film Goldfinger died after the gold paint she was covered in poisoned her.
True or False?
5. 95% of tomato is water.
True or False?
6. The Queen of Great Britain has two birthdays per year.
True or False?
7. George Washington wore a set of wooden false teeth.
True or False?
8. The first song to be sung in space was 'Happy Birthday'.
True or False?
9. Queen Isabella of Spain pawned her jewels to pay for Christopher Columbus's trip to the New World.
True or False?
10. The hippo has killed more humans than any other wild animal.
True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3F,4F,5T,6F,7F,8T,9F,10T


Week 4  
1. It will take ten million years for the footprints of the Apollo astronauts to disappear from the surface of the moon.
True or False?
2. Raw spinach is higher in iron than baked potato.
True or False?
3. Waking a sleepwalker can do irreparable harm.
True or False?
4. The ritual of clinking glasses evolved from efforts to prove that the drinks contained therein were not poisoned.
True or False?
5. Crickets make their churping noise by rubbing their legs together.
True or False?
6. Bulls are attracted to the colour red.
True or False?
7. You can tell the age of a tree that's been cut down by the number of rings in the trunk.
True or False?
8. Putting a pair of tights in the freezer before you put them on will stop them from running.
True or False?
9. The worlds widest road is in Brazil, and has enough space for 160 cars to drive side by side.
True or False?
10. The Dodo died out because human beings hunted them to extinction.
True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3F,4F,5F,6F,7F,8F,9T,10F


Week 5  
1. The song 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas' was originally a way of persecuted English Catholics to pass on the basics of their faith in the form of a coded song.
True or False?
2. The blue whale is the loudest animal on the planet.
True or False?
3. Your heart stops when you sneeze.
True or False?
4. Babies are born without kneecaps.
True or False?
5. Rally drivers have to display their blood group on either their overalls or their helmet.
True or False?
6. The record for the most children born to one woman is 69.
True or False?
7. Attila The Hun died of a nose bleed.
True or False?
8. If a man didn't shave his beard would be 30 feet long by the end of his life.
True or False?
9. Sitting too close to the television can give you square eyes.
True or False?
10. The world's largest pyramid is not in Egypt, but Mexico.
True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3T,4T,5T,6T,7T,8T,9F,10T


Week 6  
1. Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when it landed back on earth.
True or False?
2. Hair and fingernails grow after death.
True or False?
3. As well as its fur, the skin of a tiger is also striped.
True or False?
4. The first bomb that the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War Two killed the only elephant in Berlin zoo.
True or False?
5. All laptop computers sold in the USA since 2005 are fitted with secret 'key-loggers' that record whatever is typed on the computer and sends it to the Department of Homeland Security without the owners knowledge.
True or False?
6. A mayoral election in Ecuador was once won by a foot powder
True or False?
7. You can't sneeze with your eyes open - and if you do so, your eyes would pop out of their sockets.
True or False?
8. Armadillos are the only animal apart from the humans that can contract leprosy.
True or False?
9. The name of the first ever 'test tube baby' was Louise Brown.
True or False?
10. The suicide rate increases significantly during the winter holiday season
True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3T,4F,5F,6T,7F,8T,9T,10F


Week 7  
1. The expression 'hoity-toity' comes from the French words haut toit, meaning 'high roof'.
True or False?
2. The word 'mosquito' means 'little fly' in Spanish.
True or False?
3. A healthy human brain is gray in colour.
True or False?
4. Saint Valentine is the patron saint of both lovers and beekeepers.
True or False?
5. The flushing toilet was invented by Victorian plumber Thomas Crapper.
True or False?
6. The largest land-locked country in the world is Mongolia.
True or False?
7. All your tastebuds are on your tongue.
True or False?
8. Panama hats originated in Ecuador.
True or False?
9. The word nylon was formed from conflating 'New York' and 'London'.
True or False?
10. The Mona Lisa used to hang in Napoleon's bedroom.
True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3F,4T,5F,6T,7F,8T,9F,10T


Week 8  
1. Native Americans do not suffer from veritgo.
True or False?
2. Fortune cookies, chow mein and chop suey were all invented in the USA.
True or False?
3. A bolt of lightening can reach temperatures that are five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
True or False?
4. Pumpkins infected with the 'squash mosaic comovirus' can cause people to suffocate on their fumes when cut open.
True or False?
5. Charlie Chaplin once came third in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
True or False?
6. The word news is an acronym formed from the words, north, east, west and south.
True or False?
7. The term hot dog was coined in the early 1900s by a cartoonist who couldn't spell 'dachshund'.
True or False?
8. In his youth, Prince Charles often signed himself into clubs with the name 'Charlie Chester'.
True or False?
9. Damacus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
True or False?
10. The phrase 'saved by the bell' goes back to the Middle Ages, when people were so terrified of being buried alive they rigged up bell-pulls that could notify someone on the surface they were still alive.
True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3T,4F,5T,6F,7F,8T,9T,10F


Week 9  
1. Men are six times more likely to be hit by lightening than women. True or False?
2. Dogs sweat by panting. True or False?
3. On US interstate highways, one mile in every five has to be straight so that these sections can be used as runways in an emergency. True or False?
4. Cutting your hair will help it grow faster and thicker. True or False?
5. Lebanon is the only Middle East country which does not have a desert. True or False?
6. During the day you can see the stars from the bottom of a well. True or False?
7. The body of Alexander The Great was preserved in honey after his death. True or False?
8. The Emperor Nero played a vilion whilst Rome burnt. True or False?
9. The elephant is the only land animal other than humans that cries. True or False?
10. A camel can survive without water longer than any other mammal. True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3T,4F,5T,6F,7T,8F,9T,10F


Week 10  
1. In terms of retail sales, Halloween is the second biggest holiday in the US after Christmas. True or False?
2. Pepsi Cola was originally called 'Brad's Drink'. True or False?
3. The first words spoken on the moon were 'The Eagle has landed'. True or False?
4. Every day is longer than the previous day by around 55 billionths of a second. True or False?
5. In total, 16 Concorde aircraft were built. True or False?
6. Catherine the Great of Russia was killed when she was crushed by a horse. True or False?
7. The goldfish is the only creature known to be able to see both infrared and ultraviolet light. True or False?
8. Having cut flowers or potted plants in a hospital room is dangerous to a patient as plants suck oxygen from the air. True or False?
9. 500 million years ago a day lasted for 20.6 hours. True or False?
10. The appendix in the human body has no known functions. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3F,4T,5T,6F,7T,8F,9T,10F


Week 11  
1. A sudden shock can cause a person's hair to turn white overnight. True or False?
2. The word 'buck' to refer to a dollar comes from the frontier days when deerskins were a common form of exchange. True or False?
3. Ostriches hide from predators by burying their heads in the sand. True or False?
4. The Ancient Mayans threw women into wells to please their rain god. True or False?
5. Lightning never strikes the same place twice. True or False?
6. There are about 1 million earth tremors worldwide per year. True or False?
7. The Great Wall of China is the only manmade object visible from space. True or False?
8. Finland has 179,584 islands. True or False?
9. The biggest health hazard in a sandstorm is sufficient. True or False?
10. Bees have five eyes. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3F,4T,5F,6T,7F,8T,9F,10T


Week 12  
1. A special compound added to the water in swimming pools will reveal the presence of urine. True or False?
2. More people die each year from choking on peanuts than die from being attacked by sharks. True or False?
3. A three-story super-computer in Brussels called 'The Beast' contains details of the spending habits of every person on earth. True or False?
4. Cataract surgery was practiced in India several centuries before Christ. True or False?
5. Eating shrimp shortly after taking vitamin C tablet is dangerous, because the two can sometimes react together to produce arsenic. True or False?
6. Elephants can remain standing after death. True or False?
7. Coca-Cola was originally green. True or False?
8. Apart from humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes. True or False?
9. Elephants are afraid of mice. True or False?
10. Starfish do not have brains. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3F,4T,5F,6T,7F,8T,9F,10T


Week 13  
1. Section 1211 of the Code od Federal Regulations makes it illegal for any American citizen to have contact with a space alien. True or False?
2. In a deck of cards, the King Of Hearts is the only king without a moustache. True or False?
3. The Statue of Liberty has a size 879 shoe. True or False?
4. Poinsettia plants are poisonous to humans. True or False?
5. 85% of all known animal species are insects. True or False?
6. The word Golf is an acronym of Gentlemen only, Ladies fobidden. True or False?
7. The Titanic was the first ship to use SOS as a distress call. True or False?
8. The world's shortest warwas between England and Zanzibar, and lasted for 45 minutes. True or False?
9. The tradition of throwing rice at weddings should be avoided, because when wild birds eat the rice it expands in their stomachs which can cause the birds to explode. True or False?
10. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3T,4F,5T,6F,7F,8T,9F,10T


Week 14  
1. The 'Blue Peter' flag signals that a ship is about to set sail. True or False?
2. You can effectively establish copyright of your work by mailing a copy to yourself, then retaining the sealed, postmarked envelope. True or False?
3. The earth is struck by lightening 100 times every second. True or False?
4. 'Pommy', a slang term for a British person, comes from the acronym POHM, which was used to designate a 'Prisoner of His Majesty'. True or False?
5. Drinking alcohol keeps you warm. True or False?
6. The average human body contains enough iron to make a 3 inch nail. True or False?
7. A wedding ring is traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand because Ancient Egyptians believed a vein ran from this finger directly to the heart. True or False?
8. The water in a flushing toilet swirls in a different direction in the Southern hemisphere to the direction it swirls in the Northern hemisphere. True or False?
9. According to scientists, the possum dreams more than any other animal. True or False?
10. There is no gravity in space. True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3T,4F,5F,6T,7T,8F,9T,10F


Week 15  
1. Any liquid will form into a sphere in space. True or False?
2. Pirates used to make their victims walk the plank. True or False?
3. Poshintang is a korean soup made from dog meat. True or False?
4. if swallowed, chewing gum takes seven years to make its way through the human digestive system. True or False?
5. The nursery rhyme 'Ring Around the Roses' or 'Ring Around the Rosie' is a coded reference to the Black Plague. True or False?
6. Bromidrosis is the scientific name for sweaty feet. True or False?
7. The word 'Toyota' means 'bountiful rice field' in Japanese. True or False?
8. Putting sugar in a vehicle's gas tank will ruin the engine. True or False?
9. If you dropped a pea from the top of a skyscraper it could kill a pedestrian walking on the street below. True or False?
10. The computer in a modern car is more powerful than the computers used to send astronauts to the moon in the 1970s. True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3T,4F,5F,6T,7T,8F,9F,10T


Week 16  
1. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. True or False?
2. Nutmeg is extremely toxic if taken intravenously. True or False?
3. Marking 'Jedi' as your religion on census forms will force your government to grant it official status. True or False?
4. Mud-throwing was an official Olympic sport in 1904. True or False?
5. The John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath was translated into Japanese as Angry Raisins. True or False?
6. There are 25 million insects in every cubic mile of air. True or False?
7. The durian is the smelliest fruit in the world. True or False?
8. The White House obtained its name because it was repainted white after the British burned it in 1814. True or False?
9. A frog placed in water that is brought to a boil through gradual temperature increase will make no attempt to escape. True or False?
10. The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life' features a high-pitched whistle only audible to dogs. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3F,4T,5F,6T,7T,8F,9F,10T


Week 17  
1. The pieces of paper that are left over when you use a hole punch are called 'chad'. True or False?
2. The four kings in a deck of playing cards represent Charlemagne, David, Caesar, and Alexander. True or False?
3. Dalmatian dogs are born without any spots. True or False?
4. Cher had her lowest pair of ribs surgically removed to achieve an ultra-small waist. True or False?
5. Chocolate causes acne. True or False?
6. Mister Ed, the talking equine of television fame, was played by a zebra. True or False?
7. Coca-Cola is used by police for cleaning up blood after a traffic accident. True or False?
8. Peanuts are a key ingredient of dynamite. True or False?
9. Toads can give you warts. True or False?
10. Canada means 'big village'. True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3T,4F,5F,6T,7F,8T,9F,10T


Week 18  
1. In 1998 a girl's jaw swelled up and it was discovered that her saliva glands were infested with roach eggs after eating a fast food taco. True or False?
2. The hood ornament on a Rolls Royce is called the Spirit Of Ecstasy. True or False?
3. Some brands of cat litter are radioactive. True or False?
4. Dalmatians are the only dogs that can get gout. True or False?
5. Bananas will be extinct in the next ten years. True or False?
6. The first word spoken on the moon was 'Okay'. True or False?
7. Monopoly is the most popular board game in the world. True or False?
8. It is still illegal in the UK to commit suicide. True or False?
9. Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head whilst sitting under a tree. True or False?
10. English has more words than any other language. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3F,4T,5F,6T,7T,8F,9F,10T


Week 19  
1. The plane that crashed carrying Buddy Holly was called American Pie. True or False?
2. Al Capone's business card described him as a furniture dealer. True or False?
3. In parts of Northern Chile it has not rained for 400 years. True or False?
4. The number of hooves lifted into the air on equestrian statues reveals how the riders died. True or False?
5. The purpose of aircraft passengers adopting the brace position in an emergency is to kill passengers as quickly and painlessly as possible in the even of a crash. True or False?
6. Bullet-proof vests, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women. True or False?
7. The albatross can sleep whilst flying. True or False?
8. Multiplying your dog's age by seven will produce its equivalent in human years. True or False?
9. There are 259 steps up to the 'Whispering Gallery' in St Paul's Cathedral. True or False?
10. Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3T,4F,5F,6T,7T,8F,9T,10F


Week 20  
1. The reverse of the Nobel Prize, shows three naked men, standing with their hands on each others shoulders. True or False?
2. Centipedes always have 100 feet. True or False?
3. The world record for a human to hold their breath underwater is 8 minutes 27 seconds. True or False?
4. Olympus Mons, Mount Olympus on Mars, is taller than Mount Everest. True or False?
5. The world's oldest known tree is over 9000 years old. True or False?
6. A cross between a horse and a zebra is called a Hobra. True or False?
7. The world's smallest book is 1cm wide, 1cm tall and 4mm deep. True or False?
8. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 True or False?
9. Japanese snooker tables have shorter legs than normal ones. True or False?
10. Doughnuts originates in Holland. True or False?
Answers: 1T,2F,3F,4T,5T,6F,7F,8T,9T,10T


Week 21  
1. Cleopatra was Egyptian. True or False?
2. The Mexican Hat Dance is the official dance of Mexico. True or False?
3. A Zedonk is the offspring from a Zebra and a donkey. True or False?
4. King Francis I of Portugal was known as Francis the flatulent. True or False?
5. There is only 1 river in Saudi Arabia. True or False?
6. Dogs are colour blind. True or False?
7. Women blink twice as much as men. True or False?
8. Hair yanked out by the roots will not grow back. True or False?
9. Blue is the most liked colour worldwide. True or False?
10. The larger a chili pepper is, the hotter it is. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3T,4F,5F,6F,7T,8F,9T,10F


Week 22  
1. An Emu Cannot fly. True or False?
2. A Dowager is the widow of a peer or a baronet. True or False?
3. Julie Andrews was the original Wliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. True or False?
4. Fleas are bloodsuckers. True or False?
5. Wyoming is on the Canadian border of the USA. True or False?
6. Two is a prime number. True or False?
7. Quaker is another name for a Mormon. True or False?
8. Top Eastenders totty Wendy Richard is the cousin of top religious singing superstar Cliff Richard. True or False?
9. Silly mis on it a fielding position in cricket. True or False?
10. Spartacus was a great Roman general. True or False?
Answers: 1T,2T,3T,4T,5F,6T,7F,8F,9T,10F


Week 23  
1. Edinburgh is further East than Carlisle. True or False?
2. Kangaroos are only an inch long at birth. True or False?
3. Warner Brothers originally wanted Ronald Reagan to play the part of Rick Blaine in Casablanca. True or False?
4. The most northerly point on the British mainland is actually named after a Dutchman. True or False?
5. Cary Grant and Noel Coward were both offered the part of James Bond in Dr.No. True or False?
6. George Washington's body was preserved in a barrel of Whiskey for 32 years. True or False?
7. Born in Crew in 1837, George Gascoigne was the great-grandfather of bamber Gascoigne and the great-great-grandfather of Paul Gascoigne. True or False?
8. The Lascar parrot of Borneo has a venemous spit that can paralyse small rodents within seconds. True or False?
9. The can-opener was not invented until 45 years after the tin can. True or False?
10. President Theodore Roosevelt's son was called Kermit. True or False?
Answers: 1F,2T,3T,4F,5T,6F,7F,8F,9T,10T


Week 24  
1. The colour orange is named after the fruit. True or False?
2. You can legally drink alcohol whilst driving in Mississippi. True or False?
3. George Washington had wooden teeth. True or False?
4. It is illegal to urinate in the ocean in Portugal. True or False?
5. The space between your eyebrows is called the "Rasceta". True or False?
6. You can lead a cow down stairs but not upstairs. True or False?
7. Some turtles can breathe through their bottoms. True or False?
8. South Africa has 25 official languages. True or False?
9. Mark Twain invented the elastic waistband. True or False?
10. Google was originally called "Backrub". True or False?
Answers: 1T,2T,3F,4T,5F,6F,7T,8F,9T,10T

Previous answers for where am I?:

Week 1
1. This capital city sprawls for 522 square miles.
2. In 1985. a huge earthquake destroyed much of the city and is estimated to have killed more than 2,000 people.
3. In the 1980s, the population of the city was increasing at a rate of 3,000 per day.
4. The city's Metropolitan Cathedral took 250 years to build.
5. The Basilica de Guadelupe houses the country's most important religious painting and is a national shrine.
6. With more than 20 million people living here, this is the second largest population centre in the world.
7. The Plaza of the Constitution is the hub of the city.
8. The Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, once stood here
9. At one point, it was the most important city in the New World.
10. The Gulf of Mexico is to the east of the city and the Pacific Ocean is to the west.
Answer: Mexico City, Mexico


Week 2
1. The capital city is surrounded by salt lakes, that dry out in the summer then re-fill in autumn, attracting flamingos and herons.
2. During World War II it was occupied by the Germans for more than a year.
3. The Island of Kerkenna lies off the coast.
4. The Bardo Museum has one of the world's largest collections of Roman mosaics.
5. The port is called La Goulette (The Gullet).
6. The city's Djama el Zitouna (Mosque of the Olive Tree) was founded in 732 AD.
7. The city's wealth and importance surpassed that of Cairo between the 13th and 16th centuries.
8. It is the home of the 'Arab League'.
9. The ruins of Carthage are a major tourist attraction.
10. Add the two letters IA to the name of this city and you have the country of which it is the capital.
Answer: Tunis, Tunisia


Week 3
1. Only a quater of the people in this country live in cities or urban conurbations.
2. According to local legend, a prince called Vijaya conquered this land in the 6th century.
3. The two main religions of this country are Buddhism and Hinduism.
4. The country has been described as The Land without Sorrow and The Land of the Hyacinth.
5. Gemstones found here include sapphires, rubies, beryl and topaz.
6. This republic has been ruled in the past by the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British.
7. Tourist destinations include Polonnaruwa and Anduradhapura.
8. The two languages spoken are Sinhalese and Tamil.
9. Violence made it necessary for an Indian peace keeping force to come to this country in 1987.
10. Former names for this island include Serendib and Ceylon.
Answer: Sri Lanka


Week 4
1. The first people to settle in this city were refugees fleeing the Barbarians in the 5th century.
2. The city's resident population totals 75,000 yet it attracts 9 million visitors a year.
3. Although a city of ancient art, visitors can catch a glimpse of something more modern at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.
4. It is a pedestrian's haven; few cars are allowed in the city centre.
5. It is in great danger from pollution.
6. The island of Murano is the centre of the city's glass-making trade.
7. At the height of its glory in the 15th century, it was known as the Queen of the Adriatic and had no economic rival.
8. The 16th century architect Andrea Palladio's masterpiece, San Giorgio Maggiore, can be found opposite St Mark's Square.
9. The Bridge of Sighs leads from the Doges' Palace over a narrow canal to the old prisons.
10. A Gondola trip up the Grand Canal is a must for every tourist.
Answer: Venice, Italy


Week 5
1. Jesuits were expelled from this country in 1767.
2. Its early history is shrouded in legends and mythology.
3. its capital city was made a UNESCO cultural- heritage site in 1978.
4. When the invading Spanish Conquistadors executed the Inca chief Atalhualpa in 1532, the Inca Empire was in effect destroyed.
5. Part of the Spanish Vice-Royalty of Peru from the 16th century, this country got its independence in 1822.
6. The country's main natural resource is oil.
7. Seviche, made with fish or shellfish soaked in lime juice and served with a spicy sauce made from bitter oranges, is a local specialty.
8. The Galapagos Islands belong to this country and lie about 600 miles off its coast.
9. the Andes, the Amazon rain forest and basin and a coast on the Pacific Ocean can all be found in this country.
10. The country takes its name from the Equator, on which it lies.
Answer: Ecuador


Week 6
1. This place is one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules.
2. It was once known as Mons Calpe.
3. To the Romans, it marked the end of the World.
4. Its current name is Berber in origin and means 'Tariq's mountain'.
5. It is thought to have been the last refuge of Neanderthal man before his extinction.
6. A colony of Barbary Apes lives here
7. It is built on a rock, inside of which there are 10 miles of tunnels.
8. The rock is 1,398ft high and made of Jurassic limestone.
9. It is situated only 14 miles from Africa.
10. An overseas territory of the UK, it is joined to Spain by a sandy isthmus.
Answer: Gibraltar


Week 7
1. This city is a major seaport, serving major mining and agricultural industries.
2. An earthquake almost destroyed the city in 1906.
3. It was from the hills to the south of the city that a scout from the Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portoca's expedition first sighted this place in 1769.
4. The first cable car was invented and used here in 1873.
5. The corner of Haight and Ashbury was a favourite hippy hang-out in the 1960s.
6. It is the home of poet Allen Ginzburg.
7. Alcatraz, Treasure and Yerba Buena lie in the city's bay.
8. The 49ers play here.
9. The streets of this city played a major part in a popular American cop drama.
10. Visitors approach the city from the north via the Golden Gate.
Answer: San Francisco, USA


Week 8
1. This capital city is the centre of the country's railway system.
2. It celebrated its 800th anniversary in 1947.
3. It boasts more than 2,500 monuments.
4. The Cathedral of St Basil was commissioned in the mid 16th century to commemorate the conquest of the Tatar Khanate of Kazan.
5. Under Ican the Great, it was known as 'New Constantinople'.
6. Its underground system has to cope with around 9 million passengers a day.
7. The city's famous citadel was rebuilt in stone in 1367.
8. It was invaded by Napoleon in 1812.
9. A vodka and ginger beer drink is named after this city.
10. When Lenin arrived in 1922, it became the capital of the Union.
Answer: Moscow, Russia


Week 9
1. This is the oldest largest city in the country.
2. It was originally called Albion.
3. It has four race courses: Randwick, Rosehill, Canterbury and Warwick Farm.
4. The nearby Royal National Park is the oldest national park in the world.
5. The oldest part of this city is known as the 'Rocks'.
6. It hosts a gay Mardi Gras every February.
7. At one time, the inhabitants of the city were predominately Anglo-Irish, but now it's a truly multi-national place, with more Maltese people than malta itself.
8. The city's famous suspension bridge is known as the 'Coathanger'.
9. It has many similarities with London, including a park called Hyde Park.
10. An incredible shell-like Opera House stands in the harbour.
Answer: Sydney, Australia


Week 10
1. Rare Roman wall paintings were discovered near here at The Forum of Jupiter.
2. An observatory was erected here in 1841-1845.
3. The wine that is produced here is called Lacrima Christi.
4. Pliny wrote of it, "Darkness fell as if a lamp had been put out in a closed room".
5. A dangerous year to have visited this place would have been 1944.
6. It is located inside Mount Summa.
7. Violent eruptions have occured here since 79 AD.
8. It can be seen from Naples.
9. The town of Pompeii is at the foot of this mountain.
10. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland.
Answer: Mount Vesuvius, Italy


Week 11
1. This country is famous as a playground of the rich and famous.
2. Its merchant navy consists of one oil tanker.
3. Land has been reclaimed from the sea to extend the area available for commercial development.
4. The state has no army; it just has a Royal Guard of less than 100 men.
5. The late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna won the Grand Prix here six times.
6. Around 3% of the state revenue comes from casino royalties.
7. It is the second smallest independent state in the world.
8. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the late 13th century.
9. Natives are known as Monegasques.
10. The late actress Grace Kelly was married to the reigning monarch.
Answer: Monaco


Week 12
1. This constitutional monarchy comprises nine volcanic islands, only four of which are populated.
2. The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen was the first European to visit the islands in 1722.
3. America has an overseas territory of the same name, less than a hundred miles further east.
4. In 1889, six battleships were sunk in the capital city's harbour during a typhoon.
5. The government relies on the village 'matai' system of law enforcement.
6. Its best-known export is Valima beer.
7. Robert Louis Stevenson died here.
8. The majority of inhabitants are Polynesian.
9. Situated in the South Pacific, it used to be administered by New Zealand but gained independence in 1962.
10. The national sport is Kirikiti, a bizarre form of cricket, and the country has a successful international rugby team.
Answer: Western Samoa


Week 13
1. This capital was formerly known as Kantipur.
2. It is located at the confluence of the Bishanmati and Bagmatti rivers.
3. It was founded by king Guanakamadeva in the 10th century.
4. It is home to 2,000 temples and religious shrines.
5. In 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake.
6. There are more than 50 Buddhist monastries, yet the official religion is Hinduism.
7. Houses in the city are typically brick-tiled with wooden balconies overhanging the crowded, narrow streets.
8. A goddess, known as Kumari, bestows authority on the King.
9. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of the city.
10. It is situated on the ancient pilgrim and trade route from India to Tibet and China.
Answer: Kathmandu, Nepal


Week 14
1. This country was occupied by the Japanese during World War II.
2. It has the world's highest rate of widows and orphans.
3. Deforestation is on of its most serious environmental problems.
4. No comprehensive geological survey has ever been made of this country.
5. It gained independence as a constitutional monarchy under King Norodom Sihanouk in 1953.
6. More than half the country is covered by monsoon rainforest.
7. The temples of Angkor, built between the 7th and 11th centuries, are a popular tourist destination.
8. The Mekong River flows through this country.
9. The activities of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge caused Vietnam to invade the country in 1978.
10. It was formerly known as Kampuchea.
Answer: Cambodia


Week 15
1. This city was founded by the Gauls almost 600 years BC.
2. After Austrian rule, Napoleon made it the capital of the Cisalpine Republic in 1797.
3. Despite being an ancient and historic city, its two universities date back to only the 1920s.
4. This colourful city houses the country's largest gay community.
5. The city boasts the fourth largest church in the world.
6. It is the commercial centre of Europe's silk trade.
7. It is the business, commercial and financial heart of the country.
8. leonardo da Vinci painted the 'Last Supper' fresco in this city.
9. The 'Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II' is a shopper's Mecca.
10. Opera lovers can visit 'La Scala'.
Answer: Milan, Italy


Week 16
1. This city received its present name when captured by the English in 1664.
2. There is more than 26,000 acres of parkland in this city.
3. Its busy airport is named after a mayor who was in office from 1934-1945 and was nicknamed 'The Little Flower'.
4. The Gothic revivalist Trinity Church can be found in this city's financial district.
5. John Lennon was assassinated here in 19680.
6. It is named after an English duke.
7. The headquaters of the UN stretch along the East River.
8. The Giants and Jets do battle here.
9. The city was once called 'New Amsterdam'.
10. There is a giant green statue of a woman holding a torch in the harbour.
Answer: New York, USA


Week 17
1. This capital city started life as a town in the late 14th century.
2. It was the residence of the Masovian dukes until 1526.
3. Chopin gave one of his earliest performances here aged six.
4. In the past the city has fallen to the Swedes and the Russians.
5. Its civic symbol is a mermaid with a sword and shield.
6. Most of the city's historic buildings can be found along the Royal Axis.
7. Two thirds of the city's population were either dead or missing by the end of World War II.
8. It sits on the banks of the River Vistula.
9. A car park now stands on what was Europe's largest ghetto.
10. Eight former Eastern European countries signed a treaty, named after this city, on 14 May 1955 in reaction to the rearmament of the West by NATO.
Answer: Warsaw, Poland


Week 18
1. Indonesian settlers arrived in this country in the 1st century.
2. It is sometimes referred to as 'The Land of Thirst'.
3. The Hedgehog Tenrec is native to this country.
4. A French colony until 1896, the republic gained independence in 1960.
5. Habitats of the country's flora and fauna are threatened by the rapid development of forestry and soil erosion.
6. The capital city is Antananarivo.
7. It is the fourth largest island in the world.
8. Coffee, vanilla, cloves and sugar are the country's main products.
9. The main language is Malagsy.
10. The island lie off the coast of Mozambique.
Answer: Madagascar


Week 19
1. This citywas settled in 1829 by Captain James Stirling.
2. The film "The Name of the Rose" was filmed 132km north of the city in an area called 'New Norcia'.
3. The 'Northbridge' area of the city is famed for its nightlife and excellent restaurants.
4. Its first flour mill is now a pionerr museum.
5. The city grew rapidly in the 1980s due to the rich mineral wealth of the area.
6. A wind, known as the 'Doctor', blows over the city from the sea.
7. Rupert Murdoch's media empire was founded here.
8. It is famous for its black swans.
9. The city was slow to develop until gold was discovered in the late 19th century.
10. A state capital, it is the fourth largest city in Australia.
Answer: Perth, Australia


Week 20
1. On 27th March 1964 a violent earthquake struck this area, killing 115 people and causing millions of dollars worth of damage.
2. The land was known as 'Seward's Folly', after the man who negotiated its purchase.
3. The first European to visit this place gave his name to the sea that lies off its west coast.
4. Nicknames for this area include The Land of the Midnight Sun, The Great Land and The Last Frontier.
5. The area is bisected from north to south by an 800 mile petroleum pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to valdez.
6. The first salmon canneries were built here in 1878.
7. The breathtaking beauty of Denali National Park has made the area a major holiday destination.
8. The capital city is a huge urban sprawl, totally at odds with the vast tracts of unspoilt land that surround it.
9. It was bought from Russia for $7.2 million (2 cents per acre).
10. The area is the largest, and the 49th, of its kind.
Answer: Alaska, USA

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