Where in the World - an HF Quiz

Rice fields on terraced in sunset at Mu chang chai, Yen bai, Vietnam
Test your general travel knowledge with our destination quiz and see just how well you know the world! There are 21 questions for places in Europe and overseas that are among the incredible places that HF will travel to in 2021...if you're stuck and need a clue, simply click on the image to learn more! It's just-for-fun, so score yourself and see what sort of travel buff you are...
Question 1
Cinque Terre

Where would you find this colourful town while walking a spectacular coast path?

A) Cornwall
B) Cinque Terre
C) Cape Verde
D) Cuba

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B) Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre or 'Five Lands' in Italy is the name given to the stretch of coast between five unique villages that have a jumble of colourful houses clinging to steep cliffs.

Question 2

On which Canary Island is this glorious, surreal volcanic landscape?

A) Gran Canaria
B) La Gomera
C) La Palma
D) Tenerife

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D) Tenerife

Walk through wild landscapes overlooked by Mount Teide, a volcano on Tenerife; its summit is the highest point in Spain.

Question 3
Eastern Algarve

Where does this memorial to a fishing fleet that no longer sails sit in the dunes?

A) Eastern Algarve
B) Malta
C) Catalonia
D) Crete

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A) Eastern Algarve

The graveyard of anchors lies at Praia do Barril in Portugal's Eastern Algarve, a tribute to a former fishing fleet that sailed out of the harbour here.

Question 4

This moonlit town overlooks the coast on which island in the Mediterranean?

A) Menorca
B) Malta
C) Sicily
D) Corsica

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D) Corsica

Honey-hued villages cling to mountains towering above the sea in the region of La Balagne in the northwest of Corsica.

Question 5

These mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to miles of superb walking but where are they?

A) Tatra Mountains
B) Julian Alps
C) Dolomites
D) Pyrenees

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C) Dolomites

The Dolomites, in northeastern Italy, are among the most attractive and rugged mountains in the whole of Europe.

Question 6
Douro Valley

These eye-catching vine-covered slope are famous for producing vintages in which area?

A) Chianti
B) Piedmont
C) Douro Valley
D) Catalonia

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C) Douro Valley

Portugal's Douro Valley is a majestic wilderness, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world.

Question 7

This partially abandoned town is famed for its 'Sassi' cave dwellings but which region of Italy is it in?

A) Piedmont
B) Basilicata
C) Tuscany
D) Umbria

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B) Basilicata

The limestone cave dwellings of the Sassi can be found in Matera, in Italy's southern Basilicata region, close to Puglia.

Question 8

Peter Mayle famously spent a year in which place and later wrote a bestselling memoir about it?

A) Marrakech
B) Florence
C) Andalucia
D) Provence

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D) Provence

The bestselling book 'A Year in Provence' documented Peter Mayle's life in the French region, capturing the local events, traditions and way of life.

Question 9
Vintar Gorge

If you followed this scenic walkway upstream in which country would you be?

A) Italy
B) Croatia
C) Montenegro
D) Slovenia

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D) Slovenia

Wooden walkways and paths cut into the steep sides of the Vintgar Gorge in Slovenia lead you to a spectacular waterfall.

Question 10
Lofoten Islands

The tiny archipelago of the Lofoten Islands belongs to which country?

A) Denmark
B) Finland
C) Norway
D) Sweden

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C) Norway

Far above the Arctic Circle, Norway's Lofoten Islands are a land of majestic mountains, plunging fjords and wave-swept beaches.

Question 11

Where would you stumble across this colourful castle, stood on the top of a hill?

A) Granada
B) Fez
C) Valencia
D) Sintra

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D) Sintra

The Pena Palace is a Romanticist castle in Sintra, on the Portuguese Riviera; on a clear day it can be seen easily from Lisbon.

Question 12
Tara Bridge

The elegant spans of this bridge can be found in which Balkan country?

A) Greece
B) Romania
C) Montenegro
D) Serbia

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C) Montenegro

The 150m-high Tara Bridge in Montenegro spans Europe's grandest canyon and the river of the same name.

Question 13
Chefchaouen, Morocco

This striking city, famous for its 'blue-washed' buildings stands in which country?

A) Spain
B) Morocco
C) India
D) Cuba

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B) Morocco

Chefchaouen in northwest Morocco is famous for the striking blue-washed buildings of its old town, where leather and weaving workshops line the steep cobbled lanes..

Question 14
Monument Valley

These remarkable rock formations can be seen in which American state?

A) Arizona
B) Colorado
C) Utah
D) New Mexico

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A & C) Arizona & Utah

Monument Valley, with its sandstone buttes, colossal mesas and panoramic vistas is one of the USA's iconic landscapes and stands on the Arizona-Utah border.

Question 15

Which fascinating, pulsing Asian city, which mixes traditional and ultramodern is this?

A) Shanghai
B) Seoul
C) Tokyo
D) Singapore

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C) Tokyo

Japan's busy capital, Tokyo, combines futuristic visions with traditional culture and is always on the move.

Question 16
Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia

These vast red sand dunes and white salt pans are among which country's prime attractions?

A) Jordan
B) Morocco
C) Namibia
D) Oman

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C) Namibia

Sossusvlei in the southern part of the Namib Desert in Namibia features dunes that reach as high as 325m and are part of the one of the oldest and driest ecosystems on earth.

Question 17
Machu Picchu

Which culture created these extraordinary Latin American ruins?

A) Aztecs
B) Incas
C) Mayans
D) Chimu

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B) Inca

The Incas, originally from the southern highlands of Peru, built one of the largest empires the world has ever known, whose highlights include the city of Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Question 18

If you came face to face with these critters which country would you be in?

A) Costa Rica
B) Ecuador
C) Laos
D) Madagascar

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D) Madagascar

Lemurs (from the Latin lemures meaning ghosts or spirits) are primates native only to the African island of Madagascar.

Question 19

These gorgeous terraced fields can be found in which country?

A) Philippines
B) Thailand
C) Cambodia
D) Vietnam

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D) Vietnam

These majestic, man-made terraced fields in Mu Chang Chai in northeast Vietnam are carved into the mountains and used to grow rice. Stacked in increasing gradients they create fluid lines.

Question 20
Yellowstone National Park

This remarkable hot spring can be seen in which American national park?

A) Yellowstone
B) Yosemite
C) Canyonlands
D) Zion

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A) Yellowstone

The rainbow-coloured Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States; its remarkable coloration is caused by heat-loving bacteria that call the spring home.

Question 21
Patagonia Perito Moreno

In which world-class wilderness would you come across this vast glacier?

A) Alaska
B) Patagonia
C) New Zealand
D) Norway

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B) Patagonia

Measuring 30km long, 5km wide and 60m high, the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia is one of the few glaciers in the world still growing; it inches forward up to 2m per day in the centre.

Score Yourself

So, how did you do? There are no prized so, just for fun, score yourself...

1-5: Could do better...hmmm, you've got lot's to learn about the world and it's geography. Guess you should start planning a trip...

6-10: Not bad but there's room for improvement and there are lots more places to discover so keep on exploring!

11-15: That's great, well done! You know lots about the world, time now to get to grips with the last few

15-20: Excellent, what a result! Great knowledge, you clearly know your stuff and are a travel pro.

21: Wow! Put your feet up, your wanderlust has given you a perfect score