Flag Trivia, Part 1: National Flags

  • I. Which country was the most recent to drop the Union Jack from its national flag, in 1994?
    1. Bermuda
    2. New Zealand
    3. South Africa
    4. Canada
    5. Australia
  • II. If you turned the Polish flag upside down, which other European country’s flag would you get?
    1. Austria
    2. Malta
    3. Netherlands
    4. Monaco
    5. Moldova
  • III. Which part of the United Kingdom is NOT represented in the Union Jack flag?
    1. England
    2. Scotland
    3. Wales
    4. Northern Ireland
  • IV. Which African flag does NOT feature a triband of the pan-African colors (red, yellow, and green)?
    1. Cameroon
    2. Chad
    3. Guinea
    4. Mali
    5. Senegal
  • V. Which national flag is the only one in the world that is not rectangular?
    1. Vatican City
    2. Nepal
    3. The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
    4. Bhutan
  • VI. The national flags of Belize, Guatemala, Mozambique, and Saudi Arabia all feature what?
    1. Writing
    2. Animals
    3. Weapons
    4. Foods
    5. Buildings
  • VII. Which country has the oldest continuously used national flag, dating from 1307?
    1. China
    2. Denmark
    3. India
    4. Thailand
    5. Turkey
  • VIII. Since 1777, as more states entered the union, how many times has the original design of the United States’ “Stars and Stripes” flag been updated with additional stars?
    1. 6
    2. 13
    3. 21
    4. 26
    5. 32
  • IX. Which of the following national flags, with its horizontal blue-white-blue triband scheme, served as the inspiration for the other three?
    1. Argentina
    2. El Salvador
    3. Honduras
    4. Nicaragua
  • X. Which of the following pairs of flags are not “inverses” of each other, where the colors red and blue are simply swapped?
    1. Costa Rica and Thailand
    2. Norway and Iceland
    3. Cuba and Puerto Rico
    4. Ireland and Cote
    5. Guinea and Mali

>> For answers, see the post on U.S. Flag Trivia.

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>>> Below are the answers to the August 16th post on State Flag Trivia:

  1. Washington
  2. The Big Dipper
  3. The eight main islands of the Hawaiian chain
  4. Mississippi
  5. Ohio
  6. South Dakota
  7. California
  8. Hawaii (featuring the Union Jack of the UK flag)
  9. It is the only state seal that was designed by a woman
  10. Oregon

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