It's been some time since we tested the trivia knowledge of our Sealetter regulars, so put on your cruise trivia hat, and see what you can do with these questions. As usual, we have great prizes for those with correct answers including original autographs of specified cruise columnists (plus shipping and handling), the collected puns of Sealetter managing editor Bob Jackson (presently out of print), and other useless awards. A successful entry could also see you end up in the cavernous Sealetter Hall of Fame. All questions are multiple choice, with only one correct answer.
1. Which one is the embarkation port for cruises that are advertised as "leaving from Los Angeles?"
(a) San Pedro
2. The name "Cozumel" comes from a Mayan expression for:
(a) Land of the Swallows
3. The Titanic was built in:
(a) Liverpool, England
4. Which of these is not an island in Hawaii?
5. Which of the following is a resort area of France (often visited by cruise ships):
(a) the Cote d'Azur
6. If you were on Christmas Island, you could look at:
(a) the south Pacific Ocean
7. Which of these places is the furthest south:
(a) Nassau, Bahamas
8. If you were cruising near the 5th largest continent, you would be cruising near:
9. Which of these cruise ports is not a Greek island:
(a) Rodhos (Rhodes)
10. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is:
(a) on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica
11. Bermuda is approximately the same latitude as:
12. Of the following Mexican towns, which one is not a cruise port?
(a) Cabo San Lucas
13. Some major ports are located upriver from the ocean. Which of these cruise ports is approximately 1,000 miles upriver from the ocean?
(a) Portland, Oregon
14. Which of these is not true:
(a) If Sydney, Australia were located in the US, it would be about the second largest city in the US (by population)
15. If you were cruising through the Panama Canal from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, the direction that your ship would generally sail would be:
16. British Columbia's capital is:
(a) Vancouver on Victoria Island
17. Which is not true:
(a) Israel is in Asia
18. A "Carioca" is a nickname for a resident of:
(a) Rio de Janeiro
19. "Al-Qahirah" is the local name for:
20. The nearest point of the Republic of France to North America is approximately how far:
(a) 10 miles
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Originally from Australia, Alan has for some time been permanently settled in Vancouver where he is a practicing Attorney. He has been a SeaLetter columnist, reviewer and our resident humorist for some time now.
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