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Cultural Passport

A very popular feature of A World A'Fair, inaugurated in 2007, has been the Passport program.

The Passport is a small booklet containing a page for each country/ethnic organization, with a photo from the organization and a question having to do with this year's festival theme.

Children of all ages visiting the Festival receive a passport to be taken to each country's booth where they will find or be told the answer to the question and have their "passport" stamped providing them with a fun learning experience.

The  children can have their names entered into a drawing  for prizes donated by the ethnic organizations and Passport sponsors. 
 

Passport Balloon
Look for the Heart Balloon at each booth
to find the Passpor stamper.


 
The 2015 winner of the children's basket was Asem Issa, age 10, of Miamisburg

2015 Passport Questions
(Click here to see the answers)

Africa:
Q: Besides Egypt– which other African country has a pyramid?

Burundi:
Q: What is the name of the strongest tree that grows in Burundi used to make the drums?

China:
Q: What is considered to be one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in China?

Colombia:
Q: Voted Colombia’s number one wonder in 2007, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground church built inside salt mines by salt miners. This artistic and architectural wonder attracts visitors from all over the world. Catholic mass is held every Sunday to a large number of guest. Do you know how many?

Czechoslovakia:
Q: According to specific guidelines set by the pro-Catholic Austro-Hungarian empire in the early 18th century, why were protestant churches not allowed to have a bell tower?

Egypt:
Q: Can you name the city in Egypt that is home to the famous pyramids and great sphinx?

Ethiopa:
Q: Lalibela Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites—churches carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. How many of these churches are in this small town?

France:
Q: Who commissioned architect Jean-Francois-Therese Chalgrin to build Paris’ Arc de Triomphe?

Germany:
Q: In Germany, construction with half timbers is known as ______________

Greece:
Q: The Parthenon is the most recognizable symbol of Greek architecture. What material was used to construct this structure?
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Guatamala:
Q: What are many current-day Guatemalan homes built out of?
a. Limestone
b. Adobe
c. Marble

Hungary
Q: In what city in Hungary is the House of Parliament?

India:
Q: 1: Can you name the famous monument in India that is one of the seven wonders of the world? __________________________________
2: How many states are there in India?

Ireland:
Q: There is a building in Ireland made of only stone and dirt. It is the largest free standing building in Ireland. What is it?

Italy:
Q: Italy has 2 of the 7 Wonders of the World. Look in the Italy booth and see if you can name one of Italy’s Wonders of the World?

Japan:
Q: A temple building in Nara, Japan, is the world’s largest wooden structure. What is its name?

Korea:
Q: Can you name the historic pagoda-style gateway in South Korea?

Lebanon:
Q: Q: What is Baalbeck —a city in eastern Lebanon— famous for?

Mexico:
Q: What Native American civilization group in Mexico built “El Castillo”, a pyramid in Chichen Itza, which today is considered an architectural wonder of the world—where the shadow of a snake moves from the top to the bottom of the structure during the spring solstice?

Netherlands:
Q: What is the famous Dutch iconic building that has four outside blades that turn round by wind power?

Norway:
Q: Historic 1000 year old wooden churches in Norway are called ______________ churches.

Panama:
Q: The area of Panama City called Casco Viejo have architectural influences from which European country?

Peru:
Q: What is the name of one of the Architectural Wonders of the World in Peru?

Philippines:
Q: How old are the Banaue (pronounced “Bah-now-way”) Rice Terraces of the Philippines?

Poland:
Q: Can you name the style of wood carved architecture that is popular in the Tatra Mountain region of Poland?

Puerto Rico:
Q: Built in the 16th century, this fort was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the Spanish colonial port city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.

Scotland:
Q: What Famous Scottish Bridge was featured in the Harry Potter Movies?

South Slavic Club:
Q: What are the main materials used for building houses during Bulgarian Revival Period?

Turkey:
Q: Can you name the city in Turkey that is known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities with cave houses and churches?

Vietnam:
Q: What is the natural wonder located in northern Vietnam which is recognized as one of the top 10 natural wonders of the world.

Youth Group:
Q: Between 1892 and 1924, where did 22 million immigrants enter the United States?