Well folks, here is the final portion of the weekly CNN Travel Quiz. The topic is Famous Travelers. Like the previous quizzes the topic is interesting but the questions are difficult. Don’t let the name CNN stop you from trying it. There are any political questions here. The only rules are don’t get the answers from Google or CNN, but asking friends or family is okay.
Reaching the final quiz, I feel a bit like Ed McMahon on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, a late-night talk show that aired in the U.S. from 1962 to 1992. During Carnac the Magnificent routines, McMahon provided Carnac, played by Carson, with sealed envelopes containing mysterious questions. Carnac the Magnificent used his mystical powers to announce the answer before seeing the question. Some of it was very funny. Some is not so politically correct in this day and age. When McMahon reached the last envelope, the studio audience always cheered loudly because that meant the corny routine would soon be over.
People are also probably cheering that this series of quizzes is ending. 🤣
I am taking the quiz and reporting my score in parentheses after each question. √ means I got it right. X means I missed it.
You can answer some or all questions in the comments (preferred) or take the quiz in your head. Good luck trivia fans!
1.Name the protagonist in Jules’ Verne’s 1872 novel “Around The World In 80 Days?” (X)
2. Which four destinations have Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visited in four series of “The Trip?” (X)
3. Who led this ill fated Antarctica expedition? (√ This answer was in a previous blog post)
4. Whose fictional crusade took him from Utah to Portugal, Venice, Austria, Berlin and then Petra? (√ guessed right😃 )
5. What record did US journalist Nellie Bly break in 1890? (√ guessed right😃)
6. Where did Anthony Bourdain have lunch with former US President Obama? (√ I watched the show)
7. Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl conquered what fears to cross the Pacific Ocean on his Kon-Tiki balsa wood raft in 1947? (√ guessed right😃)
8. What have John “Wedge” Wardlaw, Mark Rumer-Cleary, Dallas Burney, John Molony, and John Dickinson done every five years sine 1982? (X)
9. Why doesn’t Dora The Explorer wear boots? (X)
10. Here she is in India in 1983, but what country has Queen Elizabeth visited more than any other? (X)
That’s all folks! I don’t know why I thought I would do better on this quiz than I had on the others. At least this is my last public embarrassment for a while, I hope.
I hope you do well. But keep in mind that the point is to have fun and add to the accumulation of useless facts circulating around between our ears. Correct answers will be posted tomorrow. Cheers!