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.
||Geo Quiz: Find the geographic link between the Crimean War and blues guitar?||How did a 19th century military siege influence traditional fingerpicking blues guitar?||8 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Geo Quiz: Name a largely Arab American city where hookah smoking is on the rise||Despite all the warnings about tobacco and lung cancer, it's not easy to stop teenagers from smoking. And in one large American city that's home to a large Arab American community, health officials say teen smoking is on the rise. But it's not cigarettes||2 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Restoring a once mighty river that has slowed to a trickle||Can you name the river that rises in a US state at the western edge of the Great Plains and travels 1,400 miles, passes through five US states and Mexico, and is being celebrated for an agreement between the two countries that includes environmental benef||26 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Snowshoeing and snow snaking are favorites at the Arctic Winter Games||Thursday's Geo Quiz comes from listener Tori Tragis who's at the Winter Games. Not the ones in Sochi, Russia. These are the Arctic Winter Games. So where are they taking place?||20 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Want to know one of Crimea's best-kept secrets? Nude beaches||There's a place we want you to name in The World's snap Geo Quiz for Tuesday. It's a bay on the shores of the Black Sea. And it's famous for — get this —its nude beaches.||18 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lawmakers in this European country are considering a 'pink quota' to achieve gender parity in politics||There's a country in Europe where a new prime minister has helped put gender parity on the agenda. But the country's female lawmakers want him to go much further.||7 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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