Test your knowledge of the Northwest and the rest of the planet with this annual brainteaser.

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For travelers, the year’s end is a time to reflect on places visited and new friends made ­— maybe while sitting back with a flagon of good German beer, sipping from a snifter of French cognac, or warming hands around a porcelain cup of Japanese sake.

And, of course, it’s time for our annual geography quiz. So, frequent flyers, put your seat back in the upright position, resist the urge to Google answers — you’re relying on brainpower here, right? — and let the puzzling begin.


And if you just can’t get enough, when you’re done, go back and take a past geography quiz: