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As Pow Wow kicks off in New York this week, here is a timely test of all things American with a holiday angle. Lisa James sets the questions. Answer them all correctly and you could win a crate of Budweiser



1) Which famous American volcano, that erupted 25 years ago this year, shares a name with a traditional northern rugby league town?


a) St Helens
b) Huddersfield
c) Workington


2) The US state of Florida is also known by a name that refers to the sort of weather it is associated with. What is that name?


a) The Windy State
b) The Overcast State
c) The Sunshine State


3) The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the wonders of the world and is up to one mile at its deepest. But how many acres does the tourist attraction cover?


a) 120,000
b) 1.2 million
c) 12,200


4) Las Vegas, the entertainment mecca in the desert which is celebrating its centenary this year, saw the opening of the world’s most expensive hotel last week, the Wynn Las Vegas. How much did it cost to build?


a) $27 million
b) $2.7 billion
c) $2.7 million


5) Which company is offering a two-day express tour of Niagara taking in the Catskill Mountains, the Finger Lakes and both the US and Canadian sides of the famous falls for £141 per person?


a) Cosmos
b) Premier Holidays
c) Travel 4


6) UK visitors to Disney World Resort in Florida are being offered unlimited admission to the resort’s four theme parks via two types of pre-bookable ticket. What is the name of the ticket that can be issued for either five or seven days?


a) Disney’s Premier Ticket
b) Disney’s Premium Ticket
c) Disney’s Ultimate Ticket


7) US adventure holiday specialist Ranch America will open a new destination this summer in 2,500 acres of Texan wilderness just two hours’ drive from Dallas. What is this latest Wild West adventure called?


a) The Wildcatter Ranch
b) The Wildcattle Ranch
c) The Wildcastle Ranch


8) Las Vegas is promoting itself to the UK market in its centenary year with which of these catchy slogans?


a) It’s all going on
b) It’s all worth it
c) It’s all good


9) Pow Wow takes place in New York, home of the world-famous 102-storey Empire State Building which was built in 1930/31. Two groups of people are allowed up the skyscraper’s observatory free of charge, who are they?


a) Politicians and pensioners
b) Skydivers and vertigo sufferers
c) Toddlers under five and military personnel in uniform


10) Which specialist tour operator has just cut prices by 14% to the US in its latest brochure?


a) Premier Holidays
b) Virgin Holidays
c) Jetlife


11) Disneyland, the Anaheim-based home of Mickey Mouse and friends, is celebrating 50 years this year in what is being touted as the happiest celebration on earth. How many hot dogs are sold each year at Disneyland?


a) 1.6 million
b) 16 million
c) 160,000


12) Each of America’s 50 states has its own official type of flower. Do you know which state’s is the Apple Blossom?


a) New York State
b) Louisiana
c) Michigan


13) How many of the 50 states which make up the United States of America has a point on the compass in its name?


a) 4
b) 5
c) 6


14) Which airline that has recently started flying to the US out of Bristol Airport was offering a pair of business-class tickets and $1,500 of spending money in a competition in last week’s Travel Weekly?


a) American Airlines
b) British Airways
c) Continental Airlines


15) Which operator has just released its new Florida brochure offering flights from Manchester and Gatwick to Fort Myers for the first time?


a) Virgin Holidays
b) Premier Holidays
c) Jetlife


16) The Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a pre-Pow Wow fam tour of the state’s new $2.6 billion airport terminal. What is the name of the airport?


a) Houston Hot Spurs Airport
b) Dallas Fort Worth Airport
c) Texas Grand Airport


17) What is New York State’s famous slogan?


a) I Love New York
b) I Love the Big Apple
c) I want to be a part of it


18) Multi-attraction pass specialist Go Card USA will launch its Orlando Go Card at the end of this month. An adult will pay £42 for a two-day pass. Name two pass highlights.


a) Fantastico World and Muppet Land
b) Gatorland and Water Mania
c) Monsterworld and Fire Mountain


19) New York borough Brooklyn has a famous boardwalk at Coney Island, on which visitors can walk to Brighton Beach and explore the traditional bathhouses and restaurants of a Russian immigrant community. What is this district called?


a) Little Odessa
b) Little Vodka
c) Little Zsar


20) Next month will see Donald Trump lend his name to a new Californian attraction in Los Angeles. What will it be?


a) A movie-star theme restaurant
b) A 50-metre granite sculpture of the tycoon
c) A golf course


Send in your answers with your name, agency, address and phone number for the chance to win a crate of Budweiser to:


Travel Weekly Pow Wow Competition,
Quadrant House,
The Quadrant,
Sutton,
Surrey
SM2 5AS.

The closing date is May 20 2005.

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