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The Ultimate Travel Security Tips Quiz
by Staff
Vacations are usually long-anticipated and exciting events. However, traveling can be a risky business if you don't come prepared. Take this quiz to learn some travel security tips that will keep you safe during your trip.

What events deter people from traveling?

  • 9/11
  • the 2004 tsunami
  • Hurricane Katrina

What are considered the staple destinations for travel abroad from America?

  • Rome, Brazil and Croatia
  • Paris, Austria and Canada
  • London, Paris and Rome

How many Americans die each year while traveling abroad?

  • 1000
  • 3000
  • 6000

What do you need to check before you travel to a country?

  • how much hotels cost
  • travel alerts for that country
  • the type of food that is eaten

Where is the easiest place to find out if there are travel warnings for your destination?

  • at the embassy of the country
  • on government travel websites
  • on a notice board outside Congress

How can you ensure that your home country will look out for you if anything happens while you are traveling?

  • Register your trip with the appropriate department.
  • Tell your travel agent to keep an eye out for you.
  • Write a letter to the president.

How can you prevent communication problems with the locals if you speak different languages?

  • Use international sign language.
  • Bring a dictionary.
  • Find someone that speaks English.

What do you need to check if you are planning on driving a car at your destination?

  • if your driver's license will be accepted
  • if the cars drive on the left side of the road
  • both of the above

Which body system will be hard at work when you travel to a new destination?

  • the cardiovascular system
  • the immune system
  • the nervous system

Besides for germs, what else can affect your health while traveling?

  • altitude
  • food
  • sunlight

How long before your trip should you get any required vaccinations?

  • one week
  • one month
  • one year

Which of the following is the best way to avoid getting sick?

  • Wear a face mask.
  • Only sleep in hotels.
  • Wash your hands regularly.

What should you be wary of in countries with unclean drinking water?

  • bottled water
  • ice cubes
  • boiled water

What should you bring along if you are visiting a country where malaria is present?

  • cork hats
  • sunscreen
  • DEET insect repellent

What sort of money should you bring along while you travel?

  • your country's cash
  • the local currency
  • credit cards

How can you avoid being pickpocketed?

  • Spread your money across different places on your body.
  • Use a money belt.
  • Both of the above.

It is best to travel:

  • alone
  • in pairs
  • either of the above

At what time of day should you avoid traveling?

  • at dawn
  • at noon
  • at night

What signs indicate that you are a tourist to the locals?

  • wearing a camera
  • dressing casually
  • walking purposefully

Who should you ask if you need directions?

  • any local
  • a hotel
  • a taxi driver