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Geography & Travel

Questions:

  • The Parthenon, a temple of the goddess Athena can be found in Greece.
  • The Atlantic is the world's largest ocean.
  • Eating while walking is considered disrespectful in Japan.
  • The Snow Leopard is Afghanistan's national animal.
  • Italy has only one existing microstate, The Vatican.

Answers:

  • TRUE - The Athenians built the Parthenon for their patron, Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom. Up to this day, the Parthenon still stands and is one of the most popular tourist spots in Greece.
  • FALSE - The Atlantic is only the second largest ocean, while the Pacific is at the top of the list. The Pacific ocean covers more than one-third of the Earth's surface and nearly half of Earth's water surface.
  • TRUE - The Japanese culture has a great respect for food, where they always begin a meal with a prayer, "Itadakimasu", meaning "I humbly receive" before digging in.
  • TRUE - The Snow Leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. Sadly, it is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • FALSE - Italy is actually home to two microstates, San Marino and Vatican City.

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