Has travel broadened your mind enough to swagger through our end of year quiz with worldly knowledge or have you spent too much time snoozing by the poolside?

Barcelona banned which form of transport this summer?

Tuk-tuk

Tandem

Wheelbarrow

Segway

At next year’s football World Cup, England will play their first game in Volgograd. What was the city formerly known as?

Marxstadt

Leningrad

Stalingrad

Trotskyville

In a survey by job website Glassdoor, which UK town or city was named best place to work and live in 2017?

Manchester

Brighton

Harrogate

Slough

In which German city – this year celebrating 500 years of the Reformation – did Martin Luther nail his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church?

Nuremberg

Dresden

Wittenberg

Wolfsburg

As of this year, which two cities now host Yves Saint Laurent museums?

Paris and Marrakech

New York and Paris

Marrakech and London

London and New York

Which of these countries didn’t Donald Trump visit in 2017?

Saudi Arabia

Israel

Russia

Vietnam

Which Slovenian town launched a wine called ‘First Lady’ in honour of its most famous export, Melania Trump?

Ljubljana

Maribor

Sevnica

Nova Gorica

In April, US marshals forcibly dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off an overbooked flight on which airline?

United Airlines

British Airways

American Airlines

JetBlue

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death. Where was he killed?

Cuba

Bolivia

Angola

Mexico

This year Cassie De Pecol gained the world record for visiting every sovereign nation in the shortest time. How many nations did she visit?

196

104

76

204

Which nation took the title of world’s happiest from Denmark in 2017?

Norway

Iceland

Switzerland

Finland

Canada turned 150 this year. Which of the following provinces was not part of the Confederation in 1867?

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Ontario

Manitoba

Which tropical travel destination implemented a ban on smoking across its tourist beaches this year?

Thailand

Jamaica

Malaysia

Costa Rica

Which remote island (a five-day voyage to the nearest mainland until 2017) finally got an airport?

St Vincent

St Elsewhere

St Helena

Sulawesi

In August, the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in which country?

China

Russia

Ecuador

Switzerland

The Zeitz-Mocaa contemporary art museum, dubbed the “African Tate Modern”, opened in which city?

Cape Town

Nairobi

Lagos

Marrakech

The new Lego House in Billund, Denmark, is not actually made from Lego bricks, but how many Lego bricks does it contain in exhibits and to play with?

15 million

30 million

25 million

10 million

Hull has enjoyed its year as the UK’s city of culture, but which city has just been awarded city of culture status for 2021?

Swansea

Coventry

Brighton

Aberdeen

Which title won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year?

Deep South by Paul Theroux

Station to Station by James Attlee

Interstate by Julian Sayarer

Pedalling from Tooting in search of Pinot by Andy Pietrasik

In December, who became the sixth British “tail fin hero” to appear on a plane belonging to low-cost airline Norwegian? Clue: 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of her death.

Emily Brontë

Mary Shelley

Jane Austen

George Eliot

This month, it was found that Mount Hope is the highest mountain in Britain’s overseas territories (after satellites revealed a previous measurement was wrong). Where is it?

Antarctic Territory

Gibraltar

South Georgia

Anguilla

The Brecon Beacons national park celebrated its 60th birthday this year, but which is Britain’s oldest national park?

The Lake District

The New Forest

The Peak District

Snowdonia

Which natural wonder collapsed in March this year?

Azure Window, Gozo

Durdle Door, Dorset, England

Delicate Arch, Utah, US

Fairy Chimneys, Cappadocia, Turkey

At which natural icon has climbing been banned from 2019?

Mauao, New Zealand

K2, China/Pakistan

Eiger, Switzerland

Uluru, Australia

Which of these volcanoes did not erupt in 2017 (correct at time of writing!)?

Mt Agung, in Bali, Indonesia

Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Stromboli, Italy

One of the biggest hits in the career of Glen Campbell, who died this year, was The Wichita Lineman. In which US state is Wichita?

Kansas

Oklahoma

Arkansas

California

The island of Skellig Michael, off Ireland’s County Kerry, was a key location in which blockbuster film sequel?

War for Planet of the Apes

Justice League

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The disastrous celebrity-backed Fyre music festival – now facing a fraud investigation after guests were welcomed with disaster relief tents instead of boutique accommodation – took place in which Caribbean country?

The Bahamas

Cuba

Haiti

St Kitts

The film Maudie, about Canadian painter Maud Lewis, was set in her home province of Nova Scotia, but in which province was it filmed?

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Newfoundland

Which film, about travel gone wrong, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year?

Airplane!

The Poseidon Adventure

Volcano

Titanic

27 and above.

Outstanding. Your work is that of a true travel pro.

19 and above.

Splendid work. You could probably change your middle name to ‘Getaway’.

10 and above.

Solid stuff. You have some of your travel wits about you.

0 and above.

Well, being kind, this score suggests perhaps you could travel more!

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Source: The Guardian

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