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First, Identify the City Trivia Quiz

Nine photos of cities, and directions to lead you on road trips to nine other cities. Distances are for the trip, rather than as the crow flies. The first letters of the answers spell a city shown in question 10.

A photo quiz by Upstart3. Estimated time: 4 mins.

Author
Upstart3
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
410,739
Updated
Nov 03 22
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Author's Note: Maps would help you spot the answers. If you get stuck on a question, use the other answers to help you with the first letter of the answer. NB The distances given are for travel by road rather than as the crow flies.
Question 1
1. From the city in the picture you need to drive south for around 280 miles to find a city in the next state down whose nickname is "Track Town, USA". Where do you end up? Hint

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Question 2
2. Starting at the city in the picture, you drive east into another country. The road continues past that country's capital city, and northwards into a third country. The journey ends at that country's capital city, which is a bit less than 180 miles to the north east of where you started. Which ancient capital city do you arrive at? Hint

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Question 3
3. From the city shown in the picture, if you travel along the Grand Trunk Road approximately northwest, crossing the border, and continuing along the road, you will come to the capital city of a neighbouring country. It's a journey of something like 220 miles. Which city do you arrive at? Hint

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Question 4
4. Starting at the city shown in the picture, a journey of around 100 miles in a north-easterly direction will take you to which coal-exporting city, with the same name as one in the UK? Hint

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Question 5
5. If you start at the capital city shown in the picture you could drive about 150 miles in a south-easterly direction to get to our destination, another capital. Alternatively, you could travel along a river. Which city is the destination? Hint

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Question 6
6. Beginning your journey in the city shown in the picture, prepare for a long, long journey. A 3,500 miles drive, as far south as you can go, to one of the most southerly cities in the world, in a country that has a border with the country you started in. Which city? Hint

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Question 7
7. From the city shown in the picture, it's a journey of about 600 miles, in a more or less south-easterly direction, to a capital city of neighbouring country. Which city do you arrive at? Hint

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Question 8
8. Starting at the city shown in the picture, a journey of around 900 miles in a direction a little south of west, and travelling across a few borders, about 750 miles as the crow flies, brings you to which great Baltic port? Hint

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Question 9
9. A journey of about 1500 miles, in a north-easterly direction, takes you right across the whole country of the coastal city shown in the picture, into the northern half of a neighbouring country, to a capital city. Which city do you arrive at? Hint

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Question 10
10. Using the first letters of the nine answers, type the name of the capital city shown in the photograph.

Answer: (Nine letters - careful with spelling)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. From the city in the picture you need to drive south for around 280 miles to find a city in the next state down whose nickname is "Track Town, USA". Where do you end up?

The photograph shows Seattle, the largest city in the state of Washington. The tallest building is the Space Needle, which was built for the 1962 World's Fair. In the background is Mount Rainier, the tallest mountain in the state.

From Seattle, up on Puget Sound, travelling south, you cross the Columbia River and enter Oregon. After passing Oregon's largest city, Portland, and its capital, Salem, you arrive at Eugene after a total journey of just over 280 miles.

Eugene is known for its wide variety of opportunities for engaging with the natural environment. It is notable too, for its history in the sport of track and field, as the place where Nike originated, and as the host city of the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
2. Starting at the city in the picture, you drive east into another country. The road continues past that country's capital city, and northwards into a third country. The journey ends at that country's capital city, which is a bit less than 180 miles to the north east of where you started. Which ancient capital city do you arrive at?

Jerusalem is one of the most ancient cities in the world. It has changed hands many times over history, and is a holy city to three of the world's leading religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. It is claimed as a capital city by Israel and Palestine. The city is situated in the Judaean Mountains, about 25 miles west of the Dead Sea. Clearly visible in the picture of Jerusalem is the golden Dome of the Rock, built in the 690s CE, on an historic site of the second Jewish Temple. It is the oldest example of Islamic architecture in the world.

Travelling east from Jerusalem, you enter Jordan north of the Dead Sea, and travel north past Jordan's capital Amman, until you reach Damascus, Syria, after travelling for around 180 miles.

Damascus is the oldest capital city in the world. It was first settled in the 3rd millennium BCE, and has been continuously occupied for over 4000 years. The old city has seven surviving city gates, dating back to Roman occupation. Damascus is situated on a plateau around 50 miles from the Mediterranean Sea.
3. From the city shown in the picture, if you travel along the Grand Trunk Road approximately northwest, crossing the border, and continuing along the road, you will come to the capital city of a neighbouring country. It's a journey of something like 220 miles. Which city do you arrive at?

The picture shows the Golden Temple in Amritsar. This gurdwara is an important spiritual site for the religion of Sikhism. It was built in the late 1500s. Amritsar is the second largest city in India's Punjab state.

Travelling west from Amritsar, you would cross into Pakistan, and pass Lahore, the country's second largest city, and the largest one in Pakistan's Punjab province. Around 200 miles further north west, passing the former capital city of Rawalpindi, you would come to Islamabad. The journey is along a section of the Grand Trunk Road, one of the major and most historic roads in Asia, going from the Bangladesh/Myanmar border to Kabul.

Islamabad is Pakistan's capital city. It was built as a planned city in the 1960s, under the direction of the Greek architect Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis. The city is elegant and spacious and has a great deal of greenery and many notable buildings, such as the Pakistan Monument, and the Faisal Mosque.
4. Starting at the city shown in the picture, a journey of around 100 miles in a north-easterly direction will take you to which coal-exporting city, with the same name as one in the UK?

The picture shows the Sydney Opera House, the architectural masterpiece designed by Jřrn Utzon, and completed by a team under Peter Hall in 1973, after Utzon had left the project. Together with the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House makes Sydney one of the most recognisable cities in the world. Sydney is the largest city in Australia, and the capital of the state of New South Wales.

From Sydney, on the Pacific Coast, if you drive north east up the coast for about 100 miles, you come to Newcastle. Most of the journey is on the longest national highway in the world, the 6,800-mile-long Highway 1.

Newcastle is New South Wales's second most populated city. It is situated at the mouth of the Hunter River and well known as a very significant coal-exporting port. The expression "coals to Newcastle" refers to the city of Newcastle-Upon -Tyne, formerly a major coal-exporting port, after which the NSW city was named.
5. If you start at the capital city shown in the picture you could drive about 150 miles in a south-easterly direction to get to our destination, another capital. Alternatively, you could travel along a river. Which city is the destination?

The photograph shows the Schönbrunn Palace, the magnificent summer residence of the Hapsburg family, who formerly ruled so much of the world, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and situated in Vienna. Vienna is the capital of Austria, and the largest city on the Danube. Other notable sights include the Hofburg Imperial Palace, and the Burgtheater.

Travelling southeast from Vienna, you pass Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, also on the Danube, in about 50 miles. A total of about 150 miles in the same direction takes you to Budapest, another capital city on the Danube.

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. The centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with notable buildings including the 13th century Buda Castle, and the Sándor Palace, the official residence of the Hungarian President.
6. Beginning your journey in the city shown in the picture, prepare for a long, long journey. A 3,500 miles drive, as far south as you can go, to one of the most southerly cities in the world, in a country that has a border with the country you started in. Which city?

The picture shows "Christ the Redeemer", the 98ft high statue designed by artists Paul Landowski and Gheorghe Leonida, and built by Heitor da Silva Costa and Albert Caquot. It was completed in 1931 and stands on Corcovado Mountain, overlooking Rio de Janeiro. The city, the second most populous in Brazil, is also known for the Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay, and Copacabana Beach.

If you travel south from Rio de Janeiro, you enter Uruguay, and then when you pass Montevideo, and enter Argentina, you soon pass Buenos Aires. If you carry on south through Argentina you eventually come to the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, and Ushuaia is on the largest of the islands, known as Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. It's a journey of about 3,500 miles.

Ushuaia is one of the settlements that claim to be the furthest south in the world. Ushuaia's population at the 2019 census was around 75,000. There is a settlement in Chile called Puerto Williams which is further south, but whose population is less than 3,000. Ushuaia is the only city in Argentina that you have to get to from the rest of the country by crossing part of the Andes mountains. The city is a destination for viewing wildlife, including orca, seals and penguins.
7. From the city shown in the picture, it's a journey of about 600 miles, in a more or less south-easterly direction, to a capital city of neighbouring country. Which city do you arrive at?

The photograph shows "Jet d'Eau", the fountain in Geneva that is one of the city's main landmarks. The present iteration of the fountain is located at the edge of Lake Geneva, where the Rhone exits the lake, and was installed in 1951. Geneva is Switzerland's second most populated city, and a centre for finance and diplomacy.

Geneva is near the French border. Travelling into France, then doing a large U-turn to enter Italy, and continuing in a south easterly direction from then on, you pass Turin, then join the E35, which takes you past Parma, Bologna, and Florence, before arriving at Rome. The journey is around 600 miles.

Rome is the capital city of Italy, known for its historic importance, and monuments including the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum. It was built on seven hills, around the Tiber River. Rome has an artificial hill called Monte Testaccio, which is made up of discarded ancient pottery, mainly amphorae that contained olive oil.
8. Starting at the city shown in the picture, a journey of around 900 miles in a direction a little south of west, and travelling across a few borders, about 750 miles as the crow flies, brings you to which great Baltic port?

The photograph shows Moscow's St Basil's Cathedral, the church built by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century. Moscow, the capital and largest city in Russia, is situated on the Moskva River. Other notable buildings there include the Kremlin, with its Spasskaya Tower overlooking Red Square.

From Moscow, a road trip south-westerly to and across Belarus, then north-westerly through Poland towards the Baltic Sea would take you to Gdansk after a journey of around 900 miles. Gdansk is about 750 miles from Moscow as the crow flies, a little south of west.

Gdansk is the largest port in Poland. It is a centre for chemical, oil-related and shipbuilding industries. Despite its concentration of industry, the city retains historic buildings from the times of the Hanseatic League, and city fortifications from the 17th century.
9. A journey of about 1500 miles, in a north-easterly direction, takes you right across the whole country of the coastal city shown in the picture, into the northern half of a neighbouring country, to a capital city. Which city do you arrive at?

The photograph shows Table Mountain, which overlooks Cape Town. Cape Town is on the Atlantic Coast of South Africa. It is the country's legislative capital and a centre for manufacturing. It is also a major tourist destination, with popular beaches, and sights including the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

From Cape Town, if you travel north easterly across the country, you pass Bloemfontein, the country's judicial capital. Continuing along the road, after crossing over into Zimbabwe, brings you to Harare after a journey of about 1,500 miles.

Harare is the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe, situated in the north east of the country, on a plateau around 4,800 feet above sea level. Harare is Zimbabwe's leading commercial and financial centre, with trading in goods such as textiles, tobacco, diamonds, and gold. The National Gallery of Zimbabwe has an important exhibit of sculpture by the Zimbabwean Shona people.
10. Using the first letters of the nine answers, type the name of the capital city shown in the photograph.

The photograph shows Edinburgh Castle, which looks down on the city from the plug of an ancient extinct volcano. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, and the second largest Scottish city after Glasgow. Sights include the official Scottish residence of the UK monarch, Holyrood Palace, with its display of rooms from the time of Mary Queen of Scots. Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament, following devolution in 1999.

Hopefully the nine answers led you to Edinburgh.
E - Eugene
D - Damascus
N - Newcastle
B - Budapest
U - Ushuaia
R - Rome
G - Gdansk
H - Harare
Source: Author Upstart3

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