Can We Guess Your Age From the Places You've Visited?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can We Guess Your Age From the Places You've Visited?
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About This Quiz

If you've been around long enough to go around the block (and a couple of continents), then you might know places by different cultures and names than they currently have. Can we use the stamps in your passport to figure out your age?
Where in South America have you been?
Argentina.
Chile.
Machu Picchu.
Venezuela.

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Have you been to Afghanistan?
What? Is that a trick question?
No, that's dangerous!
No, it's too hard to get to.
Yes, once.

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How about Kashmir?
No, it's a war zone.
No, it's always about to be a war zone.
Yes, it was great!
No, it's too expensive to travel there.

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What about Rhodesia?
It's called Zimbabwe, and no, it's falling into war right now.
It's called Zimbabwe, and no, it's a dictatorship.
No, it's not actually safe unless you are a member of the right tribe.
Yes, it was lovely.

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What precaution would you take in going to the Eastern Bloc?
Where?
I'd be fine with just getting a phone that worked there.
I would take a bag full of razor blades to trade.
I would take the American army, who they will be thrilled to see.

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What disease factors into your travel choices?
Zika.
AIDS.
Malaria.
Flu.

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Ever been to Morocco?
Yes, it was great.
Yes, to see the sights.
No, it's dangerous there.
I'm fairly sure it's a war zone.

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Why might you go to Shanghai?
Because it's a cool modern city.
To see the ancient sights of China.
To do business.
No reason, it's a backwater city.

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Ever been to Iran?
No, it's not safe to visit and likely never will be.
No, I want to but it's not safe.
I just missed my chance to go.
Do you mean Persia?

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Do you expect people in places you go to speak English?
Sure, in the days of the Internet, a lot of people speak a little English.
No, that's a bit imperialist, isn't it?
No, they are not sophisticated enough in many places.
Of course, it is the language of the world.

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Do you respect the customs of places you go?
I try to.
Of course.
Not really.
I would if I had to.

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Do you cover your shoulders when you visit a church?
Whoa, is that a thing I'm meant to do?
No, never occurred to me.
Yes, unless it is really hot.
Of course.

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Do you cover your head when you visit a house of worship?
Only when it is culturally sensitive to do so.
No, should I?
Sure.
I always wear a hat.

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Do you take off your shoes inside a house of worship?
If I am asked.
Of course.
Should I?
No.

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What supposedly really cool event happens in Black Rock City?
Burning Man, woohoo!
Some arts festival, I think.
That's not a real place.
No idea.

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When you went to Stonehenge, how close to the stones did you get?
I have never been to Stonehenge.
About 40 yards.
I walked up and around the stones.
I have driven past it a lot but never been there.

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Would you feel safe going to Ethiopia?
Sure, why not?
Probably.
Yes but there's famine there, which sounds like a bad place to visit.
No, it's dangerous there.

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Do you anticipate going into space during your lifetime?
Definitely.
Maybe.
I highly doubt it.
No.

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If you were to travel near the Himalayas, would you want to travel over or around them?
Into, ideally.
Over.
Both.
Around.

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What country were you in when you visited Kiev?
I have never been there, it's not safe.
Ukraine.
USSR.
I'm not even sure anymore.

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Ever been to the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
I've never ever heard of it.
No, it no longer exists.
No, I just missed it.
Yes, it was very nice.

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Have you been to Estonia?
Not yet.
Yes, for a bachelor party.
No, it isn't a place with any tourism or industry.
No, it's a backwater country of the USSR.

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Have you ever spent money in renminbis?
I plan to!
Yep.
Nope.
Never heard of them?

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Where could you go to Disneyland?
Shanghai.
Hong Kong.
Paris.
Calfornia.

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Have you been to SeaWorld?
No, that's unethical.
Yes, but not anymore.
Yes, it's cool.
No, it seems a bit new-fangled and fake.

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What age did you first go in an airplane?
I don't remember under five, I guess.
Before age 10.
In my Teens or 20s.
In my 30s or older.

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Have you ever left the U.S.A. for medical treatment?
I wish I could afford to.
Yes, I got minor surgery in Mexico.
Yes, I got drugs in Canada.
No, we have the best medicine in the U.S.A.

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Have you ever been on safari?
I wish.
Yes, it was very luxurious.
Yes, it was quite spartan.
No, it was too expensive.

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Have you been to Vietnam?
Yes, on a trip with my a capella group.
Yes, for a vacation.
Yes, for reasons I would rather not discuss.
No, that's really far.

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How about Myanmar?
No, it is becoming a war zone.
No, it's a dictatorship.
No, it's a backwater area.
You mean Burma, right?

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