• You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.
    Question: The world’s oldest university is in:
    Answer: The oldest degree-granting university in the world is the University of Bologna, in Italy. It was founded in 1088.
    Question: The first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly was held in:
    Answer: The United Nations General Assembly first met in London on January 10, 1946.
    Question: The world’s largest flower bears the name of the founder of this country:
    Answer: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781–1826) established the port of Singapore. He was also president of the Zoological Society of London. The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, bears his name.
    Question: Where was the world’s first national park established?
    Answer: The world’s first national park was founded in the United States in 1872. Yellowstone National Park covers 3,472 square miles (8,992 square kilometers), mostly in Wyoming.
    Question: Which of the ancient Wonders of the World exists today?
    Answer: The Pyramids of Giza, held by the ancients to be among the great Wonders of the World, have endured to the present.
    Question: Which of these former English colonies does not have a Parliament?
    Answer: Australia, Canada, India, and New Zealand are among the former British colonies that have parliaments. The United States has a Congress.
    Question: Where is the Alhambra?
    Answer: The Alhambra is a Moorish palace built in Granada, in southern Spain.
    Question: Where did the first Montessori school begin?
    Answer: Maria Montessori, an educational pioneer, founded her first school in Italy in 1906.
    Question: In what American state did the first McDonald’s restaurant open?
    Answer: The first McDonald’s restaurant opened in San Bernardino, California, in 1948.
    McDonald's Corporation. Franchise organizations. McDonald's store #1, Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald's Store Museum, replica of restaurant opened by Ray Kroc, April 15, 1955. Now largest fast food chain in the United States.

    Journey Around the World

    Carol M. Highsmith Archive/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (LC-DIG-highsm-12949)
    {{(vm.state.currentQuestion + 1)}} of {{vm.questions.length}}
    Journey Around the World
    You finished!
    Your Score: {{vm.state.numberCorrect}} / {{vm.questions.length}}
    Play Next Quiz
    {{(vm.state.currentQuestion + 1)}} of {{vm.questions.length}}
    {{vm.state.numberCorrect}}/{{vm.questions.length}} correct
    {{vm.state.score|number:0}}/{{vm.maxPoints}} points
    Your results
    Question {{($index + 1)}}
    Your Answer:
    {{vm.state.responses[$index].isCorrect ? 'Your' : ''}} Correct Answer:
    Are you a quizmaster?
    Compare your score
    Max Score: {{vm.maxPoints}}
    Your Score
    Community Average
    High scores
    or to track your quiz stats, save your best scores, and compete with the community!
    Check out Britannica's new site for parents!
    Subscribe Today!