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The Thunder Dragon Kingdom - Bhutan
"This little-known landlocked nation deserves a visit, as there is much to see. Why not explore it right now?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The opening phrase of the Bhutanese national anthem translates into English as "In the kingdom of Druk". Can you guess what kind of mythological creature a Druk (an image of which appears on the national flag) is?
Which of these regions of China (which, at the start of the 21st century, considered itself to be an independent nation occupied by invading forces) is the northern neighbour of Bhutan?
What is the chief mountain range to be found in Bhutan?
The second line of Bhutan's national anthem reads "Refuge of the glorious monastic and civil traditions", in reference to the fact that the current society has grown from the roots established by the monks who settled there in the 17th century. The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha. How does this translate into English?
Language of the mountains
Language of the monastery
Language of kings
Language from afar
The rulers of Bhutan are called Druk Gyalpo. Given that the country's full formal name in English is the Kingdom of Bhutan, it can be deduced that Gyalpo is best translated by which of the following?
In the 12th century, the Drukpa Kargyu school of Bhutan's dominant religion was established. Within what religion did this 'new school' of ideas develop?
Which of these statements about the colonial status of Bhutan is most accurate?
Bhutan has been independent for the entire time of its recorded history
Bhutan gained independence from India in 1955
Bhutan gained independence from the British in 1945
Bhutan gained independence from China in 1915
Which of these statements about the climate of Bhutan is FALSE?
Bhutan has five seasons
Bhutan has a polar-type climate in the north
Bhutan has a subtropical climate in the south
Bhutan's climate is pretty much the same in all parts
Which of these does NOT form a significant part of Bhutan's economy?
Bhutan is considered to be a world leader in terms of conservation practices. What percentage of the country was set (in the 1990s) as the minimum to be maintained as forest?
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