PRI's The World: Geo Quiz
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The Geo Quiz from PRI's The World challenges your knowledge of people and places, geography and culture. Created by journalists in the newsroom, each Geo Quiz question comes with its own answer, a fascinating report or interview that reveals a mystery location.
||This Canadian artist prefers to snap sounds — not photos||The next time you travel, try recording sounds instead of taking pictures. That's a friendly tip from Toronto-based sound artist Jorge Ayala who came up with our flash Geo Quiz.||5 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can you name this Olympic skier and his snowless country?||Yohan Goncalves Goutt is the first-ever Olympic skier representing East Timor —the small island nation in Asia. But do you know what East Timor is officially called at the Olympics? That's our flash Geo Quiz for you today.||13 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||An American teacher in India enjoys the traditions of a Bengali wedding||In which city in West Bengal, India, would you find a traditional wedding ceremony where a bride covers her face with a betel leaf and where guests blow on a conch shell to celebrate the couple?||5 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can you name the place where 2 of my favorite treats, palatschinken and palinkas, are from?||This country is so dear to my heart. It's home to two of my favorite treats, palatschinken and palinkas. Can you name this country in Central Europe?||23 1 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bottlenose Dolphins Whistling On A First Name Basis||We're looking for a firth, not a fourth or fifth, but a firth in Scotland. It's Scotland's largest firth, a triangle shaped inlet of the North Sea. It's home to dolphins that use signature whistles to greet or contact other individual dolphins.||23 1 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sydney Harbour Bridge offers tourists an unusual birds' eye view||Imagine standing on an exposed steel girder of a bridge 440 feet above Sydney Harbour to get a spectacular view of sunrise over the Pacific. Phil Roach, a climb leader with BridgeClimb Sydney, takes tourists up for the bird's eye view a few times every da||24 12 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can you name the five remaining communist countries in the world?||If you know the five countries that still call themselves communist, can you say which one is hewing most closely to Marxist principles?||10 12 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||World Quiz — Where's a post office with a view... of penguins?||Name a place -- discovered in 1904 -- where you can find the southernmost working post office (open to tourists) in the world. It was set up by the British as a base during WWII, then operated as a British research station until 1962. Designated Historic||21 11 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||This is how close we got to the King of the Jungle||Can you name the geographical formation that stretches the entire length of Kenya, from north to south of Kenya and on which the great migration of the Masai Mara takes place?||15 11 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Of the following US states: Connecticut, Nebraska, and California, which ones fall entirely south of Canada’s southernmost b||Ben Leeds Carson is a composer living in Santa Cruz, California who listens to The World. He remembered a quiz that his geologist father used to ask on long cross-country drives. Here it is: Of the following US states: Connecticut, Nebraska, and Californi||8 11 13||Free||View In iTunes|
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- Language: English
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