Holiday Quiz 1 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 26th July 2011
  1. Which island group includes Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza? The Balearic Islands.
  2. Which TWO countries lie on the West Indian island of Hispaniola? Haiti and Dominican Republic.
  3. RAPA NUI is the native name for which holiday island? Easter Island.
  4. Which British company specialises in holidays for the over 50s? Saga Holidays.
  5. Which songs with HOLIDAY in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Sex Pistols (1977), [b] 10cc (1978), [c] Cliff Richard (1963), [d] MC Miker and Deejay Sven (1986) and [e] Dizzee Rascal (2009) [a] "Holidays in the Sun" (Reached no 8), [b] "Dreadlock Holiday" (no 1), [c] "Summer Holiday" (no 1), [d] "Holiday Rap" (no 6) and [e] "Holiday" (no 1).
  6. The holiday resort of Marmeris is in which country? Turkey.
  7. Which "Costa" lies on the Spanish coast just North of Barcelona? Costa Brava.
  8. Which country attracted the most tourists in 2010? France.
  9. Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp in Skegness, where was the second? Clacton.
  10. In which county can you find the following seaside towns, [a] Eastbourne, [b] Chapel St. Leonards, [c] Looe, [d] Swanage and [e] Weston-Super-Mare [a] East Sussex, [b] Lincolnshire, [c] Cornwall, [d] Dorset and [e] North Somerset.
  11. Who starred in the French film, "Les Vacanes de M. Hulot" [Monsieur Hulot's Holiday]? Jacques Tati.
  12. In which Italian city would you find the Ponte Vecchio? Florence.
  13. In which FIVE locations would you find Walt Disney Holiday Resorts? Anaheim[CA], Orlando[FLA], Paris[France], Tokyo[Japan] and Hong Kong[China].
  14. The 1983 film "National Lampoon's Vacation", features the holiday adventures of which family? The Griswolds.
  15. Where would you be spending your holidays if you landed at the following airports, [a] Son Sant Joan, [b] Marco Polo, [c] Sanford International, [d] Kingsford Smith and [e] Grantley Adams International [a] Palma, Mallorca, [b] Venice, Italy, [c] Orlando, Florida, [d] Sydney, Australia and [e] Barbados.
  16. Which country is the most popular for the British to take a foreign holiday? Spain.
  17. Which city is the capital of the popular holiday region of Portugal, The Algarve? Faro.
  18. Which resort on the French Riviera was popularised by actress Bridget Bardot? Saint Tropez.
  19. What is meant by the term "Busman's Holiday"? A holiday spent doing the same thing as you would at work.
  20. Who were the male and female leads of the 2006 film, "The Holiday"? Jude Law and Kate Winslet.

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