Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: Islands in the Stream

Welcome to a new edition of Trivia Tuesday. Your challenge this week is to name the nation to which the following island or archipelago belong. This could be difficult, so I may include the list of 10 countries a little later if folks are struggling. There is also a bonus question below.

1. Canary Islands

2. Azores

3. Aruba

4. Galapagos Islands

5. Svalbard

6. Aleutian Islands

7. Cayman Islands

8. Greenland

9. Zanzibar

10. Chatham Islands

Bonus: In last night’s Australian Open Quarterfinals, #1 seed Caroline Wozniacki lost to the 11th-seed Kim Clijsters. Meanwhile, on the men’s side, #3 Roger Federer defeated Juan Martin del Potro, the 11th seed. Why is it that the 11th seed faced the #1 seed on the women’s side but the #3 seed on the men’s side? Shouldn’t the brackets be set up the same?


As always please leave your answers in the comments section below, and do not use the internet for assistance. Good luck!

This quiz is courtesy of the fine folks at Stump Trivia.

4 comments:

nichole said...

1. Spain
2. Portugal
3. Netherlands
4. Ecuador
5. Sweden?
6. USA
7. UK
8. Iceland
9.
10.

Messiah said...

5. Dharma Initiative?
8. Denmark
9. Tanzania
10. New Zealand?

Bonus: I'm guessing that the bracketing is all screwy because there's more than just the seeded players playing, and therefore it's not all nice and simple like an NCAA bracket. I'm not sure this really qualifies as an answer.

Josh Croyle said...

It is Australia...obviously they like to confuse the crap out of people.

Sean said...

Nichole - Nicely done especially without needing the multiple choice options. Sweden and Iceland were incorrect though.

Messiah - Numbers 8 through 10 are correct. I'm sure you're shocked to learn that the Dharma Initiative is incorrect.

Josh - I think it's a tennis thing, not an Australia thing. I'm pretty sure the other Grand Slam events also have odd brackets.

Oh, #5 is Norway.