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Where on Earth Are You Heading To? Quiz

The word "heading" is a clue to this match quiz: where are all these places containing the word "Head" in English, French, Dutch, German, Italian or Spanish?

A matching quiz by JanIQ. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Diamond Head  
2. Hengistbury Head  
3. St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve  
4. Parc de la Tête d'Or  
5. Tete province  
6. Tete Jaune Cache  
7. Cabeza la Vaca  
8. Kopfing  
9. Capo di Ponte  
10. Hoofddorp  

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Diamond Head

Answer: USA

Diamond Head is a place formed by a (dormant) volcano on Oahu, Hawaii. Locals have named it Lea'hi, a contraction for "tuna hill" in the Hawaiian language - as the shape can vaguely be interpreted as the dorsal fin of a big fish.
Diamond Head was made into a national landmark in 1968. The top of the cone is off limits for tourists, but the crater is accessible and has been used as a concert venue by various bands.
2. Hengistbury Head

Answer: England

Hengistbury Head is a peninsula in Dorset (England), near the touristic city Bournemouth. The peninsula has been classified as a Local Nature Reserve in which many plants, insects and birds (including some critically endangered species) have found their home.

But Hengistbury Head is also a place of interest for archaeologists, as the first human presence dates back to the Palaeolithic Age.
3. St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve

Answer: Scotland

Just north of the Scottish-English border is Berwickshire county, containing the village named St. Abb's. This village has given its name also to a rock of volcanic origin (St. Abb's Head). Since 1980, the Head and surrounding land has been protected as a National Nature Reserve, and many species of seabirds can make their nests there relatively undisturbed. (Tourists may not come too close to the nesting sites).
Near St. Abb's Head is also a historic lighthouse, at least since 1820. The present lighthouse tower was established in 1857 and works fully automatically.
4. Parc de la Tête d'Or

Answer: France

The Parc de la Tête d'Or (which translates to "Golden Head Park") was laid out in the Nineteenth Century on grounds in Lyon that already bore this name since at least 1530. The terrain for the city park is situated very close to the Rhône river. Woodland and grassy knolls alternate, and the park also contains a lake, a botanical garden with thousands of species, a zoo and some greenhouses.
5. Tete province

Answer: Mozambique

Tete province is a north-eastern province in Mozambique, bordering Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Tete Province is a vast reserve of coal ores.
The provincial capital is the city of Tete, a major Swahili settlement on the Zambezi river before the arrival of the Portuguese explorers.
I may have fooled you a bit by including this site as a "Head" place name. In reality, the name is derived form a word in the local dialect meaning "reed". The fact that the name very much resembles the French word "tête" (meaning "head") is pure coincidence.
6. Tete Jaune Cache

Answer: Canada

"Tete Jaune Cache", which translates to "Yellowhead Hideout", was once a Metis settlement in British Columbia (Canada), next to the border with Alberta. The name is derived from the nickname of the fair-haired French fur trader Pierre Bostonais - he was nicknamed "Tête Jaune" in French or "Yellow Head" in English.
Nowadays Tête Jaune Cache is almost abandoned. The area has many fine tree species, and large wildlife (such as caribou and grizzly bears) abounds. The Fraser river that runs through Tête Jaune Cache is rich in salmon.
7. Cabeza la Vaca

Answer: Spain

Cabeza la Vaca (Cow's Head) is a small community in the province Badajoz in Extremadura, one of the southwestern regions in Spain. In the midst of a landscape with farms specialised in livestock (pigs, goat, sheep) and Mediterranean plant produce (cork, olive oil), we find this almost abandoned village.

The history of this settlement ca be traced back to a Celtic tribe in the Iron Age. 
8. Kopfing

Answer: Austria

Kopf is the German word for head. This should have pointed you to Austria for our next destination.
Kopfing im Innkreis is a small municipality in Upper-Austria, very near the German border. One of the few points of interest is a trail through the upper part of trees, so you can walk through the tree crowns - a nice experience, especially for smaller kids.
Within 10 km of Kopfing, one can find the Trappist abbey of Engelszell; a reconstruction of a medieval village (Forellenzirkus - don't be fooled by the name, which literally translates to "Trout Circus"); and the Danube river. 
9. Capo di Ponte

Answer: Italy

The English word "head" has several definitions. To translate this word in Italian, one may use the translation "testa" (for the body part on top of the neck) or "capo" (for the person who leads an organization - not necessarily the godfather of a crime syndicate, I may add). Capo di Ponte (literally "Bridgehead") is a small village in the province of Brescia, Lombardy - in the very north of Italy, almost on the Swiss-Italian frontier.

Some points of interest are the National Park of Rock Engravings and the parish church of Saint Martin.

The village lies on the small river Oglio and was named after a nearby ancient bridge.
10. Hoofddorp

Answer: Netherlands

In the province North Holland we find the city Hoofddorp (translated as "Main Settlement"). The name seems a bit grand for this city in the Haarlemmermeer polder, but it is indeed an important city near the international airport of Schiphol. From Hoofddorp, one can take the train to Amsterdam - a journey of just less than half an hour.
Source: Author JanIQ

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