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The Geographical Quiz – November 2015

  • Written by  Adam Jacot de Boinod
  • Published in Quiz
Test your global knowledge

1 Local shops

What a fine array of products the world has. You can discover Atum Bom: tinned tuna in Portugal, Bimbo: biscuits in Mexico, and Prison a Ugandan body spray. But where would you find aftershave called Kevin and butter named Noisy?
A) The Netherlands
B) France
C) Switzerland

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2 Aging gracefully
In which country is 40 the beginning of ‘old age’, 61 the completion of the 60-year cycle; (the celebrant wears a red cap and is congratulated by everybody for having become ‘a newborn baby once more’), and 70 the ‘rare age’?
A) China
B) Japan
C) South Korea

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3 Say what?
Idioms are one way to distinguish nations. The Germans talk of ‘taking owls to Athens’, the Russians ‘go to Tula taking their own samovar’, and the Hungarians ‘take water to the Danube’. But where do they talk of ‘selling ice to the Eskimos’?
A) Iceland
B) Norway
C) Italy

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C) Italy (“vendere ghiaccio agli eschimesi”)

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