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Quiz about Round the World with Team Red Stage 6

Round the World with Team Red. Stage 6 Quiz


In the Team Task Challenge, Team Red is circling the globe making a massive 100 stops in ten stages. So grab your passport and hang on! This is Stage number 6 where we visit East Asia.

A multiple-choice quiz by VegemiteKid. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
VegemiteKid
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
397,059
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
445
Last 3 plays: TurkishLizzy (10/10), Guest 4 (5/10), Guest 68 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. We decide to stretch our legs and wander up a famous pedestrian boulevard which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai. By what name is this stretch of embankment known? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Team Red heads off to Beijing. From Shanghai, in what direction must we head in order to reach Beijing, as the crow flies? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Busan, originally known as Pusan, is the second largest city, and main port, of which Asian country? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. We decide to go horseriding. Once considered to be endangered, the rugged horses of which island of South Korea have no need of horseshoes? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Team Red has decided to travel to Laos next - but we discover it is landlocked! China is in the north, Vietnam is to the northeast and east, Cambodia to the south and to the northwest we know it's Myanmar (Burma) - but what country lies to its West? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. We can't visit Vietnam without seeing the Cu Chi tunnels that played an important role in the Vietnam War. Which city should we travel to so we can explore the tunnels? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. After the tunnels in Vietnam, Team Red is in need of some fresh air, so we've travelled to Thailand to see the Doi Inthanon. What sort of feature is this? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Team Red with their ten faces are quite eager to visit the 'City of Four Faces', also known as Krong Chaktomuk. Which 'Pearl of Asia' are we visiting next? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. We flew over Indonesia before, but now Team Red decides to visit the Riau Islands, an archipelago of some 2000 islands. Europeans began to arrive on the islands in early 16th century, hoping to be able to gain a monopoly in what commodity? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which planning area of Singapore contains the airport, the air base and a notorious prison? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. We decide to stretch our legs and wander up a famous pedestrian boulevard which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai. By what name is this stretch of embankment known?

Answer: Bund

The Bund, also known as Wai Tan, was established around the turn of the 20th century, initially a British settlement. Team Red enjoy wandering up and down beside the river, looking at the numerous magnificent commercial buildings which collectively became important as a financial district. We especially admire the inside of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation building, which was built in 1923, and its magnificently restored ceiling mosaic in the entrance hall.
2. Team Red heads off to Beijing. From Shanghai, in what direction must we head in order to reach Beijing, as the crow flies?

Answer: North North West

We head over the Yangtze River and cover the approximately 1200 miles to Beijing as we travel the vast Jiangsu and Shandong provinces. Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, as well as a cultural hub, home to the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and a well-preserved section of the Great Wall. Tianqiao Area and the Laoshe Teahouse are centres of Chinese folk culture. Team Red is excited to visit these exciting locations!
3. Busan, originally known as Pusan, is the second largest city, and main port, of which Asian country?

Answer: South Korea

Located in the south east of the country, Busan has easy access to the markets of Japan, with Honshu and Kyushu about 190km (120 miles)away. Team Red have decided against a sea journey, though, and are wandering along the beaches - Busan isn't known as the summer capital for no reason. We are also spoilt for choice with temples and historic fortresses among the attractions in the city.
4. We decide to go horseriding. Once considered to be endangered, the rugged horses of which island of South Korea have no need of horseshoes?

Answer: Jejudo

The Jeju horse is quite thickset and tolerates the cold weather well - so well, in fact, that they do not require stabling. It is estimated that the horses have existed on the island since the Stone Age. Recognising the importance of the horses in the 1980s, a breeding program was instigated, with a number of the special breed being in a protected area.

While perfectly adapted to the physical conditions of the island, they are no longer feasible for transportation.
5. Team Red has decided to travel to Laos next - but we discover it is landlocked! China is in the north, Vietnam is to the northeast and east, Cambodia to the south and to the northwest we know it's Myanmar (Burma) - but what country lies to its West?

Answer: Thailand

Because of its location, we discover the Laos is a mix of cultures, and was even colonised by the French in the late 19th century. We decide to visit some of the amazing waterfalls and monsoon forests, and those of us with green thumbs are thrilled by the hundreds of orchid and palm species we find. Reluctantly, we leave this picturesque country and head for Vietnam.
6. We can't visit Vietnam without seeing the Cu Chi tunnels that played an important role in the Vietnam War. Which city should we travel to so we can explore the tunnels?

Answer: Ho Chi Minh City

Nicknamed 'The Pearl of the Far East', Ho Chi Minh City(formerly Saigon) is the most populous city in Vietnam. The Cu Chi tunnels are only a part of the immense underground system of tunnels that is 127 km long. During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong used the tunnels as a safe base, hospital and living quarters.

They also formed a safe weapons and supply route where they were unseen by enemy forces. Although safe, the tunnels were cramped and infested with vermin. Also due to the number of people in there, illness and infections were rampant. The tunnels have been preserved as both a war memorial and also as a popular tourist site.
7. After the tunnels in Vietnam, Team Red is in need of some fresh air, so we've travelled to Thailand to see the Doi Inthanon. What sort of feature is this?

Answer: Mountain

Doi Inthanon is the highest peak in Thailand and is situated in the Doi Inthanon National Park, in the north of the country. It also known as Crow's Pond Top or Big Mountain. At the summit of Doi Inthanon are the National Observatory and the Air Force weather station.

There are also some tourist facilities which Team Red take advantage of. And of course, the cooler temperatures up here are a welcome change to the heat of central Thailand.
8. Team Red with their ten faces are quite eager to visit the 'City of Four Faces', also known as Krong Chaktomuk. Which 'Pearl of Asia' are we visiting next?

Answer: Phnom Penh

Okay, Phnom Penh also happens to be the capital of Cambodia, but it would have been far too boring to ask just that. Krong Chaktomuk is a fairly aggressive abbreviation of - take a deep breath here - "Krong Chaktomuk Mongkol Sakal Kampuchea Thipadei Serey Thereak Borvor Inthabot Borei Roth Reach Seima Maha Nokor", which loosely stands for "The place of four rivers that gives the happiness and success of Khmer Kingdom, the highest leader as well as unimpregnable city of the God Indra of the great kingdom". To summarise - the four faces refer to the location where the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers meet the lower Mekong and Bassac rivers.
9. We flew over Indonesia before, but now Team Red decides to visit the Riau Islands, an archipelago of some 2000 islands. Europeans began to arrive on the islands in early 16th century, hoping to be able to gain a monopoly in what commodity?

Answer: Spice

We discover that because of their location, the Riau Islands were visited by the Dutch, British, Malays, and Portuguese, among others. The islands were occupied by the Japanese during World War II, after which they became part of Indonesia. We love the warm water and unblemished scenery, and feel very welcomed by the local people. We hate to leave - but it's on to Singapore!
10. Which planning area of Singapore contains the airport, the air base and a notorious prison?

Answer: Changi

Changi is in the Eastern Region of Singapore, bordering the South China Sea. The term 'planning area' refers to a medium term strategic plan to guide the development of the country.

The main international airport, Singapore Changi Airport, is the largest of South-East Asia and is a 'stopping off' point for long-haul flights between Europe and Australia. Changi Air Base is the military version. The UK and Australian members of Team Red were particularly interested to see the area around Changi Prison, used during World War II as a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
Source: Author VegemiteKid

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