Special Sub-Topic: World Cities
|I am standing in an Australian city in which the main street is named Flinders Street. There are also many yellow and green trams around. Where am I?|
Melbourne. The second largest city in Australia, Melbourne considers itself "Australia's cultural capital". It is also the home of the most popular football code in Australia, AFL.
|Which of these monuments is NOT found in Paris?|
Rue du Plein Marché. This street is found in the small French town of Quimper. For those who put "Samaritaine" as an answer, that is indeed a renowned Parisian shopping mall.
|Karachi is Pakistan's largest port.|
t. Karachi is also one of Pakistan's oldest cities, and being one of the few cities on the coast, is easily the largest port city.
|I'm standing in front of a large museum, located near a train station called "Elephant and Castle". Where am I?|
London. I'm referring of course to the Imperial War Museum. Also in London are Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the British Museum and Big Ben. A city full of attractions!
|In which Asian city was the 2002 Football World Cup final played?|
Yokohama. Won by Brazil, 2-0 over Germany, the final was the first to be played in an Asian city.
|In which world city would one find the Eden Gardens cricket ground?|
Calcutta. Eden Gardens are not to be confused with Eden Park, which is in Auckland, the Eden Gardens are a fine place to watch the exhilarating game which is cricket.
|I'm standing in front of a broad cityscape. Behind me is a harbour and a small island, which has a famous, even notorious, disused prison on it. Where am I?|
San Francisco. The prison being referred to is that of Alcatraz, one of the more violent and harsher American prisons of the 20th century. It was closed down in the 1960s. San Francisco itself is one of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities of the West Coast of the US.
|BANG! You've just been shot. In which South African city is this most likely to happen?|
Johannesburg. It's an unfortunate fact, but true, according to the SBS World Book, which contains crime facts on each country in the world. "Jo'burg" is, however, worth a visit - it's one of the more beautiful cities of South Africa.
|I'm in the capital city of a country that has the world's oldest surviving monarchy. Which city am I in?|
Copenhagen. While each of the other cities have monarchies, none of them are the oldest. Popular belief is that England has the oldest, but that is merely a myth.
|In which city was Barry Dubovsky born?|
Chernobyl. Dubovsky was the poorest of the Russian nobles, and was one of the first to be killed at the start of the Russian revolution.
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