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1.
  Up and About in the UK   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixed bag of puzzles containing clues to various cities of the United Kingdom.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 28 23
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Nov 28 23
253 plays
2.
  Cryptic (ish) Irish Counties    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Which Irish county would you find in a wine bottle? Cork. Here are 10 other cryptic clues to Irish counties. A few are "sounds like" clues. You could say the county with Ireland's capital is making two of itself. It's not doubling, it's Dublin.
Average, 10 Qns, Flukey, Nov 04 23
Average
Flukey gold member
Nov 04 23
84 plays
3.
  Puzzling U.S. States    
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Using the clues given, place each state in its proper place on the chart.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 10 23
Average
Joepetz gold member
Apr 10 23
495 plays
4.
States by Telephone
  States by Telephone    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
For my first photo quiz, I'm going to list the name of a state by using numbers that correspond to each letter if you were to use a telephone. For example, 8824 = Utah.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Buddy1, Dec 31 14
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Very Easy
Buddy1 gold member
1849 plays
5.
  A 'Percentage' of Places - The United Kingdom   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The clues in this match quiz cryptically point toward a number of UK towns and cities... This is the first 'taster' of a series that I have planned. I hope that you enjoy working them out.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Aug 07 17
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5
Very Easy
SisterSeagull gold member
Aug 07 17
940 plays
6.
  Geographical Malaprops   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join tourist Mal Aprop as he travels the globe and misnames numerous geographical features. Perhaps you can point out his humorous errors.
Average, 10 Qns, Wizzid, Nov 28 13
Average
Wizzid
2577 plays
7.
  A Capital Workout!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The answers to the questions in this quiz are all capital cities. From the clues given, can you work out the capital city in question? (There are plenty of hints if you need help, but bear in mind the hints might point to the capital or the country).
Average, 15 Qns, heatherlois, Oct 12 22
Average
heatherlois gold member
Oct 12 22
425 plays
8.
  Up and About in Europe   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Corporal Slag has just returned from an enjoyable holiday in Europe. Can you solve this mixed bag of puzzles to identify the cities visited by him?
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 08 13
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
2350 plays
9.
  Split Capitals   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll split the names of world capitals into parts, give you a clue for how each part SOUNDS. You combine the sounds to get the names of the capitals. Spelling counts! Example in Question 1.
Tough, 10 Qns, austinnene, Sep 09 14
Tough
austinnene
7891 plays
10.
  Logical Fit: United States   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is a logical fit puzzle using the states of the USA. Questions can have more than one applicable answer, and answers can work with different questions, but there's only one way for all the questions to have a valid answer.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Feb 12 22
Average
qrayx
Feb 12 22
489 plays
11.
  Up and About in Canada   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten well known Canadian cities are hidden in a mixed bag of puzzles. Work out the clues and find all of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 19 22
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 19 22
1041 plays
12.
  The United States of Planet Oceana?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The parallel universe planet of Oceana is exactly the same geographically as the planet Earth. It's just under water, run by fish, and has fishy country and state names. Match the fishy state with the fishy description of the state.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Oct 24 21
Recommended for grades: 1,2,3
Very Easy
bigjohnsludge gold member
Oct 24 21
455 plays
13.
  Go to Town 1   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Australia is synonymous with blue skies, beaches and long weekends. Match the Aussie towns in this great land with the synonymous words I give you. Be warned that the pronunciation may be different to the spelling. eg: Us + dad = Weipa (we + pa)
Very Easy, 10 Qns, leith90, May 11 18
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5
Very Easy
leith90 gold member
May 11 18
529 plays
14.
  Go To Town 2   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Find synonyms for the words given, then correctly match to the Australian town or region it sounds like. Warning: pronunciation may not be synonymous with spelling. Capitals that are not proper names will indicate separate words. eg: Us + dad = Weipa
Very Easy, 10 Qns, leith90, Jun 13 18
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5
Very Easy
leith90 gold member
Jun 13 18
502 plays
15.
  Up and About in Italy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Travel to ten different Italian cities by solving these puzzles. Please use English spelling with no accents.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 05 18
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Dec 05 18
717 plays
16.
  Go To Town: Queensland   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Find synonyms for the words given, then correctly match to the Australian town or region it sounds like. Warning: pronunciation may not be synonymous with spelling. Capitals that are not proper names will indicate separate words. eg: Us + dad = Weipa
Very Easy, 10 Qns, leith90, May 11 18
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5
Very Easy
leith90 gold member
May 11 18
389 plays
17.
  Hotter Than Hot    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Corporal Slag's travels have this time taken him to the hot continent of Africa. Solve this mixed bag of puzzles to track his journey.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Mar 05 17
Average
zorba_scank gold member
2657 plays
18.
  Logical Fit: Countries    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is a logical fit puzzle using modern nations as answers. Questions can have more than one applicable answer, and answers can work with different questions, but there's only one way for all the questions to have a valid answer.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Feb 05 22
Average
qrayx
Feb 05 22
459 plays
19.
  Up and About in Asia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten Asian cities are hidden in different puzzles. Pick up your map and come visit them all.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 28 17
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Jul 28 17
1584 plays
20.
  Elementary Geography   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, you'll have to find ten place names that consist only of symbols for chemical elements. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 27 24
Average
JanIQ gold member
Feb 27 24
1606 plays
21.
  Follow the Leader   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Figure out the rhyming clues, a geography teaser for your use.
Easier, 10 Qns, kino76, Jul 10 17
Easier
kino76 gold member
Jul 10 17
663 plays
22.
  Famous World Sites in Other Words   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten famous world sites which have been given to you in other words. Can you work them out? Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 10 17
Easier
Creedy gold member
738 plays
23.
  A UNESCO Tour With a Difference    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will give you the name of a UNESCO World Heritage site and all you have to do is name the country. The twist? The last letter of each country listed is the initial letter of the following country. Good luck.
Easier, 15 Qns, MickeyDGod, Jan 17 22
Easier
MickeyDGod gold member
Jan 17 22
275 plays
24.
  Ten European Cities Await Discovery    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You can discover the hidden cities by careful examination of the text given, by solving anagrams that are always written in capitals or by answering a cryptic clue.
Easier, 10 Qns, gme24, Nov 17 16
Easier
gme24 gold member
991 plays
25.
  Up and About in South America   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten South American capitals are hidden in a variety of puzzles. Take a whistle-stop tour of the continent while trying to find them all.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 11 15
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
811 plays
26.
  Santa Claus Has Had More Publicity!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It was an eight hour trip from home to Esperance in Western Australia, that took my wife and I through a host of small towns. I amused myself by creating these word games about them.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Dec 18 18
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Dec 18 18
147 plays
27.
  Up and About in Switzerland   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten Swiss cities are hidden in a variety of puzzles. Please use English spelling with no accents.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Aug 05 18
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Aug 05 18
418 plays
28.
  Eye on the Island    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten islands or archipelagos are hidden in a variety of puzzles. Can you eye-dentify them?
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jun 28 16
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
426 plays
29.
  Up and About in USA    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten American cities hidden in a mixed bag of puzzles. How many can you find?
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 05 17
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Nov 05 17
838 plays
30.
  USA States By Definitions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the name of a US state - some answers are literal and others phonetic. UK English is used where there may be occasional differences.
Easier, 10 Qns, Midget40, Jan 29 13
Easier
Midget40 gold member
1927 plays
31.
  Hungry in Hungary   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Drop letters from the name of a country as directed to form another word. The answer will be the country name followed by the new word formed. No rearranging of letters necessary. Example in Q1.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 29 18
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 29 18
304 plays
32.
  Capital Cities By Definitions Part One   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the name of a capital city - some answers are literal and others phonetic. UK English is used where there may be occasional differences.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Nov 19 13
Average
Midget40 gold member
2025 plays
33.
  Capital Cities By Definitions Part Two   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the name of a capital city - some answers are literal and others phonetic. UK English is used where there may be occasional differences.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Jan 29 13
Average
Midget40 gold member
1946 plays
34.
  Just Short of the Record    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Neither the capital, nor the largest city of their country, these cities may have fallen short of the record but are still important in their own right. Crack the puzzle and find the city.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jun 10 19
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Jun 10 19
424 plays
35.
  A Puzzling Exploration of Scotland    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify these places in Scotland from the mixture of puzzles in this quiz? There are a a couple of slightly cryptic clues, plus some hidden words, synonyms and an anagram to solve.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 28 21
Recommended for grades: 12
Average
rossian editor
Apr 28 21
140 plays
36.
  Where the Phoenix Lays its Hat    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many of the members of the Phoenix Rising team have travelled to distant places for work and/or pleasure. The cities that make up this quiz are of few of the places members have laid their respective hats.
Easier, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Dec 06 18
Easier
VegemiteKid gold member
Dec 06 18
287 plays
37.
  Follow the River   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten well known rivers are hidden in this mixed bag of puzzles. Can you find them all?
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 23 15
Average
zorba_scank gold member
434 plays
38.
  Up and About in France    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A geographical tour of France through wordplay. Ten French cities are hidden in different types of puzzles. Use English spelling (no accents).
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 12 18
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 12 18
567 plays
39.
  Scrambled Eggheads Around the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Scrambled Eggheads invite you to take a brain-scrambling trip around the globe with us. Can you solve this cracking selection of puzzles and get home in time for tea?
Average, 10 Qns, emiloony, Nov 22 19
Average
emiloony
Nov 22 19
287 plays
40.
  Won't You Be My Neighbor    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each one of these four letter words in the clue is made from the first two letters of one country followed by the first two letters of a neighboring country. Example: correct answer for "PAIR" would be "Pakistan Iran". Do NOT use the word "and".
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 15 14
Average
dcpddc478
777 plays
41.
  Taiwan to Help    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are playing a game with friends trying to 'spot the country' in random snippets of conversation. Choose the country which best fits the situation.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Nov 18 21
Average
suomy
Nov 18 21
353 plays
42.
  Capital Cities in Other Words   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten cryptic clues to the names of world capitals, simply name the city in question. Some clues will contain homophones. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Jul 10 16
Average
candy-pop
381 plays
43.
  A Puzzling Exploration of Devon    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify these places in Devon from the clues? Some are literal, but others may be homophones.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 12 20
Average
rossian editor
Mar 12 20
263 plays
44.
  A Puzzling Exploration of Gloucestershire   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify these places in Gloucestershire from the clues given? Some are literal, while others are homophones.
Tough, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 29 20
Tough
rossian editor
Mar 29 20
102 plays
45.
  Drop a Letter - Islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Drop a letter from the given phrase and rearrange the remaining letters to form the name of an island. For instance, if given PESKY, you would drop P and form SKYE as the island.
Tough, 10 Qns, SixShutouts66, May 21 21
Tough
SixShutouts66 gold member
May 21 21
152 plays
46.
  The Wild World of Capital Punishment   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For this quiz, start by finding a hidden four letter word (there will be a clue). That word is made using the first two letters of a capital, and two from the country. There will also be a hint to the country in the clue. Example in each question.
Tough, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jun 26 12
Tough
salami_swami gold member
427 plays
47.
  Land Ahoy!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Land ahoy is a nautical term that signifies that land has been spotted. In this quiz you will have to identify the country from the given clues.
Easier, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 10 17
Easier
gme24 gold member
Jun 10 17
379 plays
48.
  Dire Straits    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten straits from around the world are hidden in a variety of puzzles.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 07 18
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 07 18
224 plays
49.
  A World of Analogies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This analogy quiz links the previous name of a country with its present one. Chose the correct missing country from the options given. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, bwfc10, Jun 07 21
Average
bwfc10
Jun 07 21
345 plays
50.
  Countries By Telephone    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you have to work out the name of the country as if the name was being dialed on a telephone keypad. For example, 6626 would be Oman. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, harryofarabia, Jan 23 20
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Easier
harryofarabia
Jan 23 20
459 plays
51.
  Up and About in Oceania    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Unravel these cities and towns in the southern hemisphere by working your way through a mixed bag of puzzles.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 21 20
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 21 20
182 plays
52.
  Countries Hidden in the USA    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Found within the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, are letters that make up the names of other countries (or capital cities). I will give you a clue as to a country or a capital city, all you have to do is type it in.
Average, 10 Qns, delboy22, Jun 28 18
Average
delboy22
Jun 28 18
593 plays
53.
  Swimming the Seas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten different seas hidden in a variety of puzzles. Take a dip and sea. Note: The answers do not include the word 'sea', just the name.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 24 17
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Dec 24 17
281 plays
54.
  Why Not Try the Americas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Wanderlust stricken Corporal Slag is now on a tour of the Americas. Figure out where he's headed by solving this mixed bag of puzzles.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jun 15 14
Average
zorba_scank gold member
310 plays
55.
  A Mountain to Climb    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
William Blake said "Great things are done when men and mountains meet", so take a shot at this quiz which has ten different peaks hidden in a mixed bag of puzzles.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 24 13
Average
zorba_scank gold member
343 plays
56.
  France at a Glance    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How about we take a quick glance around this melting pot of art, culture, architecture, history and landmarks called France?
Average, 10 Qns, Tarkowski, Jul 19 21
Average
Tarkowski
Jul 19 21
247 plays
57.
  It's a Desert Out There!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you find ten different deserts hidden in this mixed bag of puzzles?
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 08 17
Average
zorba_scank gold member
185 plays
58.
  USA Cities By Definitions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the name of a US city - some answers are literal and others phonetic. UK English is used where there may be occasional differences.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Jan 29 13
Average
Midget40 gold member
1692 plays
59.
  Southern Hemisphere Geography Wordplay   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you decipher the cryptic clues to discover the locations south of the equator?
Tough, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Dec 23 16
Tough
ozzz2002 gold member
246 plays
60.
  British Cities By Definitions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the name of a British city - some answers are literal and others phonetic. UK English is used where there may be occasional differences.
Easier, 10 Qns, Midget40, Jan 29 13
Easier
Midget40 gold member
942 plays
61.
  British Towns/Cities In Other Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these clues lead to towns or cities in Great Britain.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Nov 09 16
Average
Dizart gold member
256 plays
62.
  Add a Letter - African Capitals    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
By adding a letter to another word and anagramming, you get the capital of an African country.
Average, 15 Qns, geniusonwheels, Oct 08 19
Average
geniusonwheels
Oct 08 19
301 plays
63.
  Telephoning US state capitals (pt. 2)    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is part 2 of 2 of my telephoning US state capitals quiz. 25 state capitals appear in no particular order. If you haven't played this type of quiz before instructions are given in the first question. Good Luck.
Average, 25 Qns, hrrgrah, Jul 07 13
Average
hrrgrah
520 plays
64.
  Geography Letter Link    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The last three letters are the answers for each new word. All words are related to Geography.
Easier, 10 Qns, sw11, Jun 16 20
Easier
sw11 gold member
Jun 16 20
211 plays
65.
  English Counties By Definitions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the name of an English county - some answers are literal and others phonetic. UK English is used where there may be occasional differences.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Jan 29 13
Average
Midget40 gold member
888 plays
66.
  My Capital Contains...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You get a cryptic clue about a word that is hidden inside the name of a capital city. Can you give me the name of the country?
Average, 10 Qns, brecht, Jan 14 13
Average
brecht
598 plays
67.
  United Nations Member Wordplay    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Using only the letters in UNITED NATIONS MEMBER can you sift out these country names? The countries are, of course, members of the UN.
Average, 10 Qns, gable, Jan 11 13
Average
gable gold member
1109 plays
68.
  Telephoning US state capitals (pt. 1)    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is part 1 of 2 of my telephoning US state capitals quiz. 25 state capitals appear in no particular order. If you haven't played this type of quiz before instructions are given in the first question. Good Luck!
Average, 25 Qns, hrrgrah, Jul 07 13
Average
hrrgrah
672 plays
69.
  Scotland by Anagram    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a team quiz by Scotland The Brains. Use your skill at solving anagrams to find the answers. All are Scottish places or related to Scotland in some way
Average, 10 Qns, tedbhoy, Feb 04 20
Average
tedbhoy
Feb 04 20
171 plays
70.
  Add a Letter - European Countries   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
By adding a letter to another word and anagramming, you get the name of an European country.
Average, 20 Qns, geniusonwheels, Jul 07 13
Average
geniusonwheels
707 plays
71.
  Hidden Cities    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you know the meaning of the following clues, you will be able to identify a city for each of them. They are all in the United States. Think outside the box.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Grad56, May 27 17
Difficult
Grad56
May 27 17
548 plays
72.
  Cities of the World Letter Ark    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Two words are given. Cross out the common letters of both words and then choose from the letters left for the answer. Beware! Some clues are slightly different, but quite clearly specified. Enjoy your world tour.
Tough, 10 Qns, rogerw1nz, May 27 17
Tough
rogerw1nz
May 27 17
334 plays
73.
  High Tea and Other Islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are so many islands around the world. Here are just ten of them in several forms. As this is my first Brainteaser type quiz, hopefully it should not be too difficult. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, lonely-lady, Mar 19 18
Tough
lonely-lady
Mar 19 18
209 plays
74.
  Add a Letter - U.S. Capitals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
By adding a letter to another word and anagramming, you get the capital of a U.S. state.
Tough, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Jul 07 13
Tough
geniusonwheels
630 plays
75.
  Greg the Geography-Obsessed Tour Guide    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello! I'm Greg. Let me show you around town. But, be warned! A world capital city is hidden inside everything I say. The question is: can you find it? (The word/phrase might not be pronounced EXACTLY the same).
Difficult, 10 Qns, QuizMakerGod, Aug 24 12
Difficult
QuizMakerGod
854 plays
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Geography - Wordplay Trivia Questions

1. It sounds like 'one who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment' + a nuisance, or a destructive insect = this capital city in Eastern Europe

From Quiz
A Capital Workout!

Answer: Budapest

An enlightened one = BUDDHA which sounds like BUDA. A nuisance or destructive insect is a PEST = BUDAPEST. Budapest is the capital of Hungary, a landlocked country to the east of Austria. The city of Budapest was officially created in 1873, when three neighbouring cities merged together - these cities being called Buda, Pest and Óbuda. (No guesses as to how the city got its name then!) Today the city has two distinct parts which are separated by the Danube: Buda, to the West, and Pest, to the East. A number of impressive bridges connect the two, including the famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Although Budapest wasn't officially founded until 1873, it is extemely old, having been inhabited by the Romans in 14BC. At one stage the city was called Pest-Buda; until someone realised if you put this on a map, Buda would be over Pest, and Pest would be over Buda, thus producing mass confusion! Budapest holds around a fifth of Hungary's population. A beautiful city, it is known as the world's spa capital, because of the 120-odd geothermal springs that grace the city. The most famous of these are the popular Széchenyi Baths which have canary-coloured colonnades and swimming-pool-sized outdoor thermal pools. Budapest is a popular spot for luxury river vessels to cruise past and has a majestic Parliament building which dominates the Pest side of the Danube. Also worth seeing are the beautiful Buda and Vajdahunyad Castles; Margaret Island (where you can find medieval ruins); St. Stephens Basilica; and Halászbástya (a castle with fairytale-like turrets and towers that provide a lookout over Budapest). If you have time left over, you can go caving in stunning underground caves, visit the House of Terror (a real-life prison and torture venue at one time), or for something more modern, visit the Invisible Exhibition which gives visitors an idea of what its like to be blind. Hungary was the second country in the world (the UK being the first) to build an underground rail system. Built in Budapest in 1886, the M1 yellow-line was given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2002, and is still used today.

2. Drop a letter from the following phrase and rearrange the remaining letters to form the name of an island. Coral Jam

From Quiz Drop a Letter - Islands

Answer: Majorca

Drop the L and the remaining letters C-O-R-A-J-A-M can be rearranged to spell Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands that are part of Spain. Majorca is the English spelling for the Spanish name Mallorca. Majorca lies to the east of the region of Catalonia and has an area close to 1400 square miles. It is a very popular tourist destination and part-time residence of several celebrities, such as Rafael Nadal and Jeffrey Archer.

3. Shout loudly for this Shetland isle.

From Quiz A Puzzling Exploration of Scotland

Answer: Yell

Yell means the same as 'shout loudly', and is the name of the Shetland Islands' second largest island - Mainland is the biggest. Ferries run to Yell regularly with the abundant wildlife, particularly the otter population, being the main attraction. The beaches are an attraction too, although the temperature may not be - the island is quite a long way north even for the Shetlands. The permanent population of the island is just under 1000 in the first quarter of the twenty-first century.

4. Formosa is to Taiwan as Ellice Islands is to:

From Quiz A World of Analogies

Answer: Tuvalu

Ellice Islands (Tuvalu) and Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) were originally a British colony, in the Pacific, and gained their independence in 1978 and 1979 respectively. The main languages are English and Tuvaluan.

5. Country in South-East Asia

From Quiz Geography Letter Link

Answer: Singapore

Singapore is the smallest country in south-east Asia by size. It started self-government in 1959 and became part of the Malaysian Federation in 1963. In 1965, it separated from Malaysia to become an independent country.

6. Avian + part of the human face

From Quiz A Puzzling Exploration of Gloucestershire

Answer: Birdlip

Avian = bird + lip, which is part of the face. Birdlip is a village not far from Gloucester, with its 'claim to fame' being its very long and steep hill which was once part of the main route taking traffic from Gloucester to Cirencester. A by-pass has since been opened, but driving up and down that hill gave glorious views over the Cotswolds.

7. Wait or remain + place to cross a river

From Quiz A Puzzling Exploration of Devon

Answer: Bideford

Bide, as in 'bide a while' + ford, a place to cross water for animals and people where the water is shallow enough to be safe. Bideford, which is pronounced more like 'biddyford', is situated on the coast of north Devon, on the River Torridge estuary. Elisabeth Pepys, who married the famous diarist Samuel, was born in the town, which is recorded in the Domesday Book.

8. Fractured Words: Say the words out loud and a prominent city should come to mind. Sit knee

From Quiz Up and About in Oceania

Answer: Sydney

Sydney is the largest and most populous city of Australia. Famous as the country's financial hub, it is also popular among tourists. Well known tourist attractions include the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the beaches of Bondi and Manly.

9. Missing Vowels: Add vowels appropriately to form a city in the UK. BRDN

From Quiz Up and About in the UK

Answer: Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the third most populous city of Scotland. Located in the north-eastern part of the country, the city lies along the North Sea coast. The discovery of oil in the North Sea in the 1960s gave the city's economy a major boost. It is now considered the 'offshore oil capital of Europe'.

10. Hidden Words: Find the city hidden in the sentence below. Ami landed in this Fashion Capital and headed straight to the stores.

From Quiz Just Short of the Record

Answer: Milan

aMI LANded... Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region of Italy. It is also commonly known as the Fashion Capital of the World with the Milan Fashion Week being a major draw for brands and designers. Notable brands like Prada, Versace, Gucci, and Valentino, among others, have their headquarters in this city.

11. REBUS: Find synonyms for the two following words, join them together to find the starting point of our journey in the south west of Western Australia. BREAD ROLL + INTER

From Quiz Santa Claus Has Had More Publicity!

Answer: Bunbury

Solution: Bread Roll = BUN. Inter = BURY Founded: 1836 Population: A little under 87,000 in 2017. Bunbury is situated approximately 180 kilometres south of the State's capital, Perth. It is a port city that has a diverse range of industries to support it, including mining, agriculture, timber and services for a rapidly growing region. With water on three sides it is also an attraction for tourists. It is well known for its street art and bottle nosed dolphins that come in close to the beaches at Koombana Bay.

12. (Hidden Words) Find the city hidden in the statement below: "Temper the chocolate", what a capital idea from Western Australia.

From Quiz Where the Phoenix Lays its Hat

Answer: Perth

The solution is "TemPER THe chocolate", what a capital idea from Western Australia. Perth is the capital city of the state of Western Australia and it is seen as one of the most isolated capital cities in the world. Despite being on Australia's mainland it is geographically closer to Jakarta in Indonesia (3,002 kilometres away) than it is to its national capital, Canberra, which is 3,106 kilometres away. This question was tempered by Phoenix Rising team member pollucci19 who was born and raised in Fremantle, a short drive south of Perth.

13. Fractured Words: Say the words out loud and guess the Swiss city. Loose earn

From Quiz Up and About in Switzerland

Answer: Lucerne

Lucerne is centrally located within the country of Switzerland. The river Reuss flows through the city and the many bridges that span the water body are popular among tourists. One of the best known bridges is the Chapel Bridge, a covered wooden bridge dating back to the 14th century, the oldest such bridge in all of Europe.

14. Wordwise: Say what you see. VER A

From Quiz Up and About in Italy

Answer: Verona

Ver on A Verona is located in the northern part of Italy. The city was used by Shakespeare as the setting for arguably his best known play "Romeo and Juliet". He also set another one of his works, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", here.

15. Rebus: Combine synonyms for the clues to form a French city associated with a famous saint. Word offering an alternative + Slants

From Quiz Up and About in France

Answer: Orleans

Or + Leans The city of Orleans is found in the north-central part of France, along the Loire river. When the city was under siege during the Hundred Years' War, Joan of Arc led the army and helped the French win. This earned her the nickname of "Maid of Orleans".

16. Hidden Words: Find the strait hidden in the sentence below. Her pen pal kept his word and sent her postcards from Sri Lanka.

From Quiz Dire Straits

Answer: Palk

...pen PAL Kept... The Palk Strait separates mainland India from the island of Sri Lanka. It was named after Sir Robert Palk who was the Governor of the Indian state of Madras during the British Raj. Madras, now known as the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is found at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent.

17. Add a Letter: Add a letter to the clue for the answer. C + Verbal

From Quiz Swimming the Seas

Answer: Coral

C + Oral The Coral Sea lies off the coast of the state of Queensland in Australia. It is most famous for being the home of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure in the world. The Great Barrier Reef has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and various measures have been undertaken to maintain the environment around it.

18. Rebus: Add synonyms for the words described below to form the answer. Fashionable + Time gone by

From Quiz Up and About in USA

Answer: Chicago

Chicago is the largest city and economic hub of the state of Illinois, though not its capital. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the weather is often considered to be one of the reasons behind its nickname of the "Windy City". The city was once home to the tallest building in the world before the Sears Tower, now known as the Willis Tower, was surpassed by other structures elsewhere in the world.

19. So, which island is the "High Tea" in the title?

From Quiz High Tea and Other Islands

Answer: Haiti

Haiti is an island nation in the Caribbean. It covers the western half of the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic is on the eastern side.

20. Wordwise: Say what you see. NIWPEG

From Quiz Up and About in Canada

Answer: Winnipeg

W in NIPEG Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba. Like the city of St. Louis in the USA, it is also nicknamed the "Gateway to the West". Another nickname for the city is "Winterpeg" based on the long and harsh winter season.

21. Find the country hidden in the sentence below. The peculiar gent in a silvery suit was spotted in South America.

From Quiz Land Ahoy!

Answer: Argentina

The peculiAR GENT IN A... Argentina is the second largest country in area and the largest Spanish speaking country in South America. The name stems from the Latin argentum which means silver.

22. Fractured Words: Say the words out loud and guess the city. Tie Pay

From Quiz Up and About in Asia

Answer: Taipei

Taipei is the main city of Taiwan and apart from being the capital, it is also economic and cultural centre of the country. The city was famously home to the tallest buildings in the world when the 101 storey Taipei 101 building opened in 2004. This record stood until 2009 when it was surpassed in height by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

23. Add a letter: Add a letter to the word indicated by the clue and anagram for the answer. Primary + B

From Quiz It's a Desert Out There!

Answer: Namib

Main + B The Namib desert is located along the coast of the African continent. It is named after the Nama word for 'vast'. The desert is almost completely uninhabited by humans.

24. MISSING VOWELS. Can you identify this African city that has had its vowels removed? NRB

From Quiz Southern Hemisphere Geography Wordplay

Answer: Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya, in eastern Africa. The equator runs through the middle of the country, but Nairobi is about 100 Kilometres south of that line.

25. Sculpture of Freedom? (New York)

From Quiz Famous World Sites in Other Words

Answer: Statue of Liberty & The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift to the United States from France. She represents the Roman goddess of Liberty and holds in her left hand a document on which the date of the Declaration of Indepndence is written. At her feet rests a chain which has been broken. The symbolism associated with this impressive icon is the liberty that this new land offers to weary immigrants fleeing the chains of their past in other harsher nations. Manufactured in France, she was shipped to the US in crates (how undignified for such a lady), and when finally dedicated on 28 October, 1886, she was welcomed by New York's very first ticker-tape parade. Mind you, only two females were allowed to attend that dedication ceremony at the island on which this gracious lady resides. This so infuriated the suffragettes at the time that they chartered a boat and sailed as close as they possibly could to the site. In an odd kind of way though, that was just as symbolic as well, as they too were trying to break the societal "chains" that had bound women for so long. Liberty probably thoroughly approved.

26. One of the three r's

From Quiz British Towns/Cities In Other Words

Answer: Reading

The "three r's" of education are reading, writing and arithmetic. Reading is the largest settlement in, and county town of, Berkshire. The town is a major commercial and retail centre for the Thames Valley area west of London.

27. Which European capital can be found by multiplying something by two?

From Quiz Capital Cities in Other Words

Answer: Dublin

'Multiplying something by two' is a definition of the word doubling, which sounds similar to Dublin. Dublin became the capital of the Republic of Ireland, or 'Irish Free State' as it was then known, in 1922 following the partition of Ireland. It is a large and bustling metropolis often known as the 'fair city' and is situated on the River Liffey in the county of Leinster. Some of the many fascinating sites to visit in Dublin include Trinity College, Dublin Castle and Phoenix Park.

28. In Other Words: Figure out the answer from the synonyms used to describe it. Verdant Ground

From Quiz Eye on the Island

Answer: Greenland

Greenland is the largest island in the world, excluding the continental islands. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Greenland Sea and Baffin Bay. Human occupation on the island is mainly concentrated in the coastal areas. Native mammals include the musk ox, reindeer, polar bear, arctic wolf and ermine. The island is believed to have been first discovered by Erik the Red, a Viking explorer, who named the place Greenland to attract more people to the place.

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