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Test your knowledge of history and geography

Test your knowledge of history and geography

(NAPS)-If Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's rollicking film "The Adventures of Tintin" has you and your family dreaming of your own world travels, here's a fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the exotic locations portrayed in the movie:
1. Some people visit this African country for the waters, others for the history of its ancient Roman and Islamic sites, the mountains, the desert or the bargains. Is it (a) Morocco (b) Tunisia (c) Zaire?
2. This city, which has changed its name a few times in the last century, is known for the mysterious twilight of its White Nights, an extraordinary history and some of the modern world's greatest literature, music and art. Is it (a) Stockholm (b) St. Petersburg (c) Quebec?
3. This French- and Dutch-speaking city, known for an infamous fountain, is also a great place for the latest in art and design. Is it (a) Lucerne (b) Brussels (c) Monte Carlo?
Answers
1. (a) Morocco. You won't find the fictional town of Bagghar that Tintin visits there but Casablanca and Marrakech are legendary cities that are worth the trip. (b) St. Petersburg, Russia, had its name changed to Petrograd and then Leningrad during the Soviet era and back again in 1991. 3. (b) Brussels, the charming capital of Belgium, is also known for its chocolates and two world-famous boys. One, the Manneken Pis, is a fountain sculpted in the shape of a small boy who is often dressed in several costumes a year, including one for Elvis Presley's birthday. The other is Tintin, the beloved fictional reporter created by author and Belgian native Herge.
The 2012 Golden Globe-winning movie "The Adventures of Tintin" is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring visually stunning motion capture animation and a thrilling story filled with nonstop action, the wildly imaginative journey has been called "fun for the whole family" by critics. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune-and an ancient curse-Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy are drawn into a centuries-old mystery as they outwit a diabolical villain in a breathless chase around the world. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes over 90 minutes of special features that show how the filmmakers brought the characters to life and created the magical and adventure-filled world of Tintin.
Learn More
You can find out more about Tintin and his world at bookstores and by visiting www.us.movie. tintin.com.

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