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The Geographical Quiz – June 2015

  • Written by  Adam Jacot de Boinod
  • Published in Quiz
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1 NONSENSE NAMES
There are a number of preposterously named places: Hell in Norway, Saddam Hussein in Sri Lanka, Wedding in Germany and Starbuck Island in Polynesia. But on which small island are both Reynolds Cut The Firewood and No Guts Captain?
A) St Helena
B) Pitcairn Island
C) Easter Island

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b) PITCAIRN ISLAND


 

2 ABSENTEE DADS
Among which people is there no word at all for father? The translation is axia, which means friend or lover. An axia has a series of trysts then returns home to his mother. Any resulting children are raised in the woman’s household.
A) Mosuo people in China
B) Fox people of North America
C) Logo people of Congo

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A) MOSUO PEOPLE IN CHINA


 

3 MOTHER’S BOY
On which South Pacific islands do they observe the custom of vasu, that gives a son powers over his mother’s native place? He may take anything he covets from the houses, tear down the fruit trees, and behave in such a way that if he were a stranger he would be clubbed to death.
A) Samoa
B) Fiji
C) Tonga

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b) FIJI

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