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World Cities: As The Crow Flies
Cities of the World
"Each question in this quiz asks you to look at four pairs of famous cities from around the world and tell which pair is separated by the longest great circle distance. Only one answer will be a close call. I hope it is easier to play than it was to make"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which pair of the following cities are the farthest apart? Even though the questions are written for a little variety, all ask for the FARTHEST distance. Knowing where these cities are is part of the quiz, but states or countries will be provided here and there for clarity.
Algiers and Amsterdam
Alice Springs and Anchorage
Albuquerque and Andorra
Amarillo, Texas and Asuncion, Paraguay
Again, which pair of cities are the farthest apart, traveling along a great circle (the shortest distance possible)? Think of a great circle as a plane intersecting the earth and passing through its center.
Beijing and Beirut
Butte, Montana and Bogota
Boston and Brussels
Bangkok and Bangor, Maine
Four more pairs of cities. Which are farthest apart?
Cleveland and Caracas
Chicago and Cape Town
Copenhagen and Carlsbad, NM
Canton, China and Cairo, Egypt
The proverbial crow has to fly the farthest between which two cities?
Detroit and Dar es Salaam
Denver and Dublin
Dallas and Damascus
Douglas, Isle of Man and Djibouti
Bees take a direct route from their hives to their food source, too. Which is the longest great circle beeline between these four pairs of cities?
Gabarone, Botswana and Gibraltar
Hamburg and Honolulu
Glasgow and Guatemala City
Grand Junction, CO and Georgetown, Guyana
Flying the same kind of airplane at the same speed, say 500 MPH, which trip along a great circle route would take the longest between the named cities? You may safely disregard winds, etc.
Helsinki and Havana
Hammerfest, Norway and Hamilton, Bermuda
Hanoi and Harare, Zimbabwe
Houston and Hong Kong
Which of these pairs of cities are the farthest apart?
Kathmandu and Khartoum
Kabul and Kansas City
Kuala Lumpur and Kiev
Kuwait City and Kinshasa
Unless they are exactly opposite one another, there is only one great circle (also known as a geodesic circle) connecting any two points on the earth's surface. Here are four more pairs of cities. Which are farthest apart?
Minneapolis and Monaco
Madrid and Miami
Mexico City and Manila
Mecca and Moscow
Which of these four pairs of cities lie the greatest distance from one another along a great circle route?
Prague and Panama City
Pretoria and Phnom Penh
Portland, OR and Paris
Perth, Australia and Phoenix
Finally, since I live in Northern California, I am looking for the farthest city of the following four from San Francisco. This is a close one.
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Compiled Jun 28 12