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Cities of Mystery

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Cities of Mystery game quiz
"Some of these cities are literary inventions while others come from the realms of religion and mysticism. Still others are real locations. Let's travel then to the cities of mystery..."

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1. Which Italian author published a book called "Invisible Cities"?
    Dino Buzzati
    Italo Calvino
    Umberto Eco
    Cesare Pavese


2. Which one of these closely related place names from the Tibetan Buddhist folklore designates a city?
    Agharta
    Kalapa
    Shambala
    Shangri-la


3. Name the three holy cities of the medieval Jewish diaspora (they also happen to be considered the main European centers of ceremonial magic).
    Lisbon, Portugal; Paris, France; Rome, Italy
    Salamanca, Spain; Warsaw, Poland; Buda, Hungary
    Toledo, Spain; Krakow, Poland; Prague, Bohemia
    Montpellier, France; Venice, Italy; Nuremberg, Germany


4. Manoa or Omoa was the name of the capital of this rich territory in South America sought for in vain by Francisco de Orellana, Philip von Hutten and Sir Walter Raleigh. The region was named after its ruler - what was his nickname?
    Answer: (One word; this guy must have been very shiny!)


5. What is the name of a magical city hidden deep in the Altai mountains? (Hint: It means in Russian "The Land of White Waters" and has been recently popularized by the fantasy writer Liz Williams.)
    Byelarus
    Bialevody
    Vodopolye
    Byelovodye


6. What city was described by Rudyard Kipling in his short story "The City of Dreadful Night"?
    Delhi, India
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Rangoon, Burma
    London, England


7. Persian Sufi (Islamic) mystics spoke of two cities located respectively in the west and the east of Hurqalya, the supranatural "eight climate". What are their names?
    Twin Cities
    Mecca and Medina
    Jabarsa and Jabalqa
    Sodom and Gomorrah


8. Which one of the following places mentioned in the Arthurian legends was a city?
    They were all cities
    Avalon
    Camelot
    Lyonesse


9. What is the name of a town in Galilee which is going to be the birthplace of Antichrist?
    Megiddo
    Chorazin
    Kedar
    Bethsaida


10. In his 1906 novel "The Other Side", the Czech expressionist illustrator Alfred Kubin describes a "Dream Realm" situated in Asia. What is the name of its capital?
    Topaz
    Sapphire
    Emerald
    Pearl


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Compiled Oct 17 13