It’s Geo Week, and we are celebrating with the world’s favorite globe-trotting villainess, Carmen Sandiego. Follow Carmen to some of the most exciting destinations around the world and test your knowledge about cities and famous landmarks with this quiz. You can also keep track of her on Facebook!
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In which Indian city is the Taj Mahal located?
The Taj Mahal, a marble mausoleum, is located in the city of Agra, India. It is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as one of the World Heritage Sites for its remarkable architecture.
Which city is considered the birthplace of the Modern Olympic Games?
The very first Modern Olympic Games were held on April 6, 1896, in Athens, Greece. Only 14 countries took part in the first competition.
Which city was declared by the World Meteorological Organization as the world’s hottest city?
Bangkok, Thailand has an annual mean air temperature of 82.4 F. And during the months of March-May the temperatures rise to 95 F days and 90 percent humidity!
Which European city is known to have more museums than rainy days?
Berlin has an average of 106.3 rainy days each year, and it has 180 museums!
This city is home to the oldest public park in the U.S.
Boston Common, a public park in downtown Boston, dates back to 1694.
Which city was the first African city host of the World Cup?
In 2010, Cape Town, South Africa became he first African city to host the 19th FIFA World Cup.
Which Egyptian landmark is considered the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. Dating back to 2560 BC, it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Which river does London’s Tower Bridge cross?
London’s Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames and is crossed by more than 40,000 people daily!
How tall is Peru’s Machu Picchu?
This 15th-century icon of Inca civilization is situated 8,000 feet up in the Andes Mountains in Peru. It takes four to five days to travel the Inca trail that leads to Machu Picchu.
On average, how many ships cross the Panama Canal every year?
Between 13,000 and 14,000 ships annually cross the American-built Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. It takes a ship an average of 8 to 10 hours to cross this 50-mile long waterway.