The Ultimate Adventure Travel Quiz

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The Ultimate Adventure Travel Quiz
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Would you like to see the Great Wall of China or kayak through the Amazon rain forest? These and other adventure travel destinations are only a phone call away. Check out our quiz and find out what you need to know to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.
Adventure tourism almost always includes:
traveling to a distant place
Adventure tourism almost always includes one or more of the following: traveling to a distant place, interacting with different peoples and participating in an unusual physical activity.
doing something dangerous
sustaining an injury

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Which of the following are activities associated with "hard" tourist adventures?
bird watching
paragliding
If you love paragliding, rock climbing, surfing, spelunking and scuba diving in remote and exotic locations, then you are a hard adventure enthusiast.
wine tasting

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Which of the following are activities associated with "soft" tourist adventures?
bird watching
Soft tourist adventures usually include sedate, educational and non-hazardous activities such as bird watching, wine or architectural tours and religious pilgrimages.
paragliding
rock climbing

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In which year did Leo Le Bon establish Mountain Tours, the world's first adventure travel company?
1947
1967
Leo Le Bon established Mountain Tours, the world's first adventure travel company, in 1967 after returning from an expedition to the Annapurna region of Nepal.
1987

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What percentage of adult American tourists are adventure travelers?
10 percent
20 percent
According to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), approximately 20 percent of adult travelers are adventure tourists.
30 percent

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The adventure market earned more than _____ dollars in revenue in 2003.
145 million
245 million
According to the Wall Street Journal, the adventure market earned more than $245 million in revenue in 2003.
345 million

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Adventure-seeking ____ make up the fastest-growing segment of the adventure tourism industry.
women
Adventure-seeking women, both single and married, make up the fastest-growing segment of the adventure tourism industry. Adventure Women is just one of many tour operators catering to the needs of female adventure travelers.
men
teens

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What fraction of the divorces of couples in their forties and fifties are initiated by women?
one-quarter
two-thirds
Two-thirds of the divorces of couples in their forties and fifties are initiated by women, with many of these women looking to adventure travel to fulfill their new dreams of fun and excitement.
one-half

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What are some of the psychological benefits of adventure travel?
increased self-esteem
clear headedness
both of the above
Many adventure travelers claim there are psychological benefits to adventure travel. Increased self-esteem as a result of completing new and challenging tasks and the clear headedness that comes with travel to remote and beautiful places are just two of them.

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Which extremely expensive type of travel may be the new frontier of adventure tourism?
space tourism
Space tourism may be the new frontier of adventure tourism. It's limited in scope at this point and at $20 million for a one-week stay, probably not in everyone's budget.
Arctic tourism
underwater tourism

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Which hotel chain has begun plans to open the galaxy's first space hotel?
Hilton Hotels
Hilton Hotels has begun plans to open the galaxy's first space hotel. Travel adventurers with money to spare will surely be among its first guests.
Crowne Plaza Hotels
Renaissance Hotels

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Which of the following are popular adventure travel venues?
baseball fantasy camps
NASCAR driving schools
both of the above
For the guy (or gal) who always wanted a chance to play in the major leagues or to drive a race car, venues like baseball fantasy camps and NASCAR driving schools are popular choices.

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Which popular movie starring Billy Crystal inspired cattle drive adventure vacations?
City Slickers
City Slickers starring Billy Crystal may very well have inspired cattle drive adventure vacations, one of the most popular adventure vacations. The main character embarks on a spiritual journey as a cattle driver in the untamed West.
Country Bumpkins
Suburban Mommas

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Safaris usually involve travel to the continent of:
Europe
Antarctica
Africa
A safari is an exciting soft adventure popular with all ages. You may even have a chance to see the "big five" -- the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

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Which of the following are among the top ten adventure travel destinations?
the Pyramids in Egypt
the Taj Mahal in India
both of the above
Among the top 10 adventure travel destinations, you will find the Pyramids in Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India.

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From which type of vendor can you purchase travel insurance?
tour agencies
You can purchase travel insurance through your adventure tour agency or from your regular insurance provider.
airlines
hotels

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At which type of school can you learn to rock climb?
boulder climbing school
rock climbing school
The Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School will teach you how to rock climb by starting you out on small boulder faces. After about a week of personal instruction, you'll be ready to rock.
mountain climbing school

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In which of the United States is the Wintergreen Dog Sledding Lodge located?
Montana
Missouri
Minnesota
The Wintergreen Dog Sledding Lodge, located in Minnesota's north woods, offers several overnight trips to choose from. Travel by dog sled by day and sleep in warm cabins along the trail at night.

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Which tour company specializes in religious pilgrimages to the Middle East?
Walkways
For a religious experience that lets you trace the steps of Jesus or take a bike ride to the Dead Sea, call Walkways, a tour operator that specializes in religious pilgrimages to the Middle East.
Roadways
Highways

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Which events that occur in remote or exotic locations put a damper on local tourism?
revolutions
terrorism
both of the above
Revolutions, uprisings and terrorist activity can put a damper on local tourism, and the adventure travel industry has felt the effects of political instability in different regions.

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