Test Your Travel IQ

Post your answers as comments. Answers will be posted in a week or two.

(1) Where is the Gobi desert?

(2) Which country has the highest peak that is not part of the Himalayan range?

(3) Which is the only country in the world that does not have a rectangular flag?

(4) Name the highest plateau in the world.

(5) The famous Serengeti National Park is in which country?

(6) Name the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia?

(7) What is the new name of Leningrad city (Hint: it is in Russia)?

(8) Which country is known as the Land of the Rising Sun?

(9) Where is the largest free-standing mountain (i.e. a stand-alone mountain and not part of a range) in the world?

(10) Which African country is known for the cruel dictator Idi Amin? This country is also known as the Horn of Africa.


Nisha said...

You have hidden the answers or am I the first one here?

Anyways, let me at least attempt it, knowing my poor knowledge of geography. :)

1) No idea but not in Africa. Probably China
2) Alps in France ?
3) Nepal. I have been there so know it.
4) Tibet plateau
5) No idea
6) One of Burma, Thailand and Indonesia? I couldn't measure. Ha ha
7) St Petersburg
8) Japan !! We have been told, Suraj wahi niklta hai
9) First tell me what is free-standing mountain?
10) Uganda?

Neeraj said...

My blog ain't so popular - so you're the first one!

I've updated Q9 to include the definition of a "free-standing mountain". Imagine a large plain surface and 1 mountain in the middle of it - that would be a free-standing mountain (i.e. not part of a range or connected to other peaks).

I'll post the answers later :)

Neeraj said...


1) Gobi desert covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern Mongolia.

2) Argentina has the highest peak that is not part of the Himalayan range or sub-range. It is Mt. Aconcagua, in the Andes, at 6,962m.

3) Nepal

4) Tibetan plateau is the highest plateau in the world. Tibet is to the west of China.

5) Tanzania. It is most famous for its annual migration of over one million and a half white bearded wildebeest and 200,000 zebra.

6) Myanmar (Burma)

7) St. Petersburg

8) Japan

9) Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest peak in Africa at 5,895m.

10) Somalia. Watch "The Last King of Scotland" - it is an excellent movie on Idi Amin.

Anonymous said...

Horn of Africa - Somaila
Idi Amin - dictator of Uganda

Neeraj said...

Anonymous, you're right. Thanks for the correction.