Adrenaline High: Adventure Travel Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Adventure travel is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. What might inspire an accountant to travel to the Amazon River for a journey into the heart of darkness?

When was the first adventure travel company founded?

The first adventure travel company was founded by Leo Le Bon in 1967 after he made the first commercial expedition to the Annapurna region of Nepal.


How much does a civilian citizen have to pay to travel into outer space?

Russia leads the way in civilian space tourism, but at $20 million a pop, not many people can afford it.


What percentage of adults have been on an adventure tour or vacation?

Numbers are always rising, but as of 2007, 20 percent of adults around the world have gotten adventurous on their vacations.


What Billy Crystal movie was centered around an adventure tour?

Trying to find love in New York may be adventurous, but Harry meeting Sally isn't the answer. It was the cattle driving group of friends in "City Slickers."


On a safari, which of the following animals is not a part of the "big five"?

Sorry giraffe, but you play second fiddle to the lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant.


Which of the following destinations is not in the top five for adventure travelers?

The Taj Mahal is a sight to see, but only comes in at number eight -- just ahead of the Great Wall of China.


Which of the following is not one of the seven natural world wonders?

Machu Picchu is a wonder all right, but it's not natural -- it's man-made.


How long is Australia's Great Barrier Reef?

This is no ordinary reef. The coral reef along Australia's northeast coastline is made up of more than 2,900 individual reefs and stretches out more than 1,600 miles (2,574 km).


What's the number one adventure destination worldwide?

The Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China are no slouches, but nothing can touch the Great Pyramids of Egypt when it comes to tourism.


Adventure tours are a very popular with divorcee's. Two-thirds of all divorces are initiated by which family member?

Sorry guys, but women hold the edge when it comes to taking things into their own hands in this case.


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