Geo Quiz Answers:Wonder if you're correct?

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 2:31 AM

Answers to the GeoQuiz:1. The Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico, was home of the Mayans.

Note: The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were voted in as an "honorary candidate." Perhaps it means that more Mexicans voted than did Egyptians, and the organizers were embarrassed. Seriously, the Egyptian pyramids were honored as the only remaining of the original seven wonders of the world.

2. Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil. It sits atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. (We'll accept Brazil as an answer.)3. The Colosseum, Rome.

4. The Great Wall of China.

5. The Taj Mahal, India.

6. Petra, Jordan.

7. Machu Picchu, Peru8. Mali, Africa. It was on a trading route important to the Arabic world in the 12th century.

9. It's a longer way to Timbuktu.

Tipperary is a county in southern Ireland. If you've never heard the 1912 British song, "It's a Long Way to Tipperary," then the humor here probably escapes you. In fact, even if you have heard the song, the humor might escape you.

According to the distance calculator on, it's 4,607 miles from Durango to Tipperary and 6,309 miles from Durango to Timbuktu.