Tuesday Travel Trivia #2: Thailand

6 Mar

Okay, it’s week 2 of travel trivia. This week, I’m focusing on my current residence: Thailand. A few changes in format. To ensure the posts work in RSS feeds and e-mails, I’ve written the questions out below. If you want to play the game, see the correct answers and read the facts behind the answers, you’ll need to click through to play the full game HERE.

If you don’t, then I’ll share the answers from this week in next week’s post. Got it?

Yeah, I know it’s still a bit confusing, so don’t be surprised if it changes again before too long.



  1. Bangkok is commonly referred to as Krung Thep by the Thai people. What does Krung Thep mean?
    • City of Love
    • City by the River
    • City of Angels
    • Capital City
    • The Big Easy
  2. The traditional Thai New Year celebration takes place in mid-April. By which name is it known?
    • Songkran
    • Loi Krathong
    • Nakhon Pathom
    • Doi Suthep
    • Phat Kraphao
  3. A former U.S. military intelligence agent took up residence in Bangkok and helped build a huge silk trade for Thailand. What was his name?
    • Jim Thompson
    • Richard Noone
    • Julius Rosenberg
    • Sterling Archer
    • Felix Leiter
  4. The King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the world’s longest reigning monarch. In which year was his coronation?
    • 1940
    • 1945
    • 1950
    • 1955
    • 1960
  5. In which country was the King born?
    • Switzerland
    • Thailand
    • United States
    • India
    • England


If you want to play the game and get the answers, you can follow this link to the full quiz page.



And, for those of you who received the questions last week but didn’t play the full game to get the answers, here you go:

Last week’s answers: Rio

  1. In what year was Cristo Redentor completed?
    • 1931, although the suggestion for a statue on that site dates all the way back to the 1850s.
  2. What was the nationality of the statue’s sculptor?
    • French. Paul Landowski’s other work can be seen throughout Paris and a museum featuring over 100 of his pieces is located in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt.
  3. “Tall and tan and young and lovely” is a lyric from the English version of which song?
    • Garota de Ipanema. The song has been used in many films and television programs. You can hear a clip of the 1964 hit here: http://youtu.be/UJkxFhFRFDA
  4. What is the name of Rio’s enormous football stadium?
    • Maracanã. It’s currently closed for renovations in preparation for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America and the 2016 Summer Olympics and planned to re-open in early 2013.
  5. The largest concert performance in history was held on December 31, 1994 at Copacabana Beach in Rio, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Who was the act?
    • Rod Stewart. A staggering 3.5 million attendees were at the New Year celebration and concert. But at Copacabana, shouldn’t it really have been Barry Manilow?
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2 thoughts on “Tuesday Travel Trivia #2: Thailand

  1. Thailand is a beautiful country. I wish to visit Thailand love to see traditional and historical things. Heard about elephants of Thailand in movies….

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