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Quiz about Interesting Facts About A Few Countries

Interesting Facts About A Few Countries Quiz


Here are some interesting or amusing facts about a few of the beautiful countries in our world. Bon Voyage!

A multiple-choice quiz by Creedy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Creedy
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
331,063
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. With which country was Andorra officially at war from the World War One until 1957? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which small country in Central America is sometimes referred to as "The Tom Thumb of the Americas"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which North European country gives a giant Christmas tree to the United Kingdom each year for that country's assistance during the second world war? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. To which powerful Asian country can Vietnam's classical music be traced? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Not only did some of the world's first fountain pens come from Croatia, but which common item of male attire worn worldwide today first originated in this country? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which European country has a popular saying that states, "Breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king, and dine like a beggar"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In which country do they possess marine sponges which show strong anti-cancer and anti-tumour properties? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 2010, which African-Arab country had both chambers of parliament composed of more than 20% women? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In which Canadian province is the "Anne of Green Gables" series of children's books set? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which western African nation located on the Gulf of Guinea contains the world's largest diversification of butterflies? Hint



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1. With which country was Andorra officially at war from the World War One until 1957?

Answer: Germany

Andorra had declared war on Germany during WWI, even though it didn't take part in any actual fighting. At the close of the war, when the Treaty of Versailles was being discussed, this tiny country, nestled between Spain and France, was somehow overlooked when the treaty was finally drawn up, making it technically still at war with Germany. Talk about a flea biting an elephant.

The issue wasn't resolved until 1957. I think that's awfully comical.
2. Which small country in Central America is sometimes referred to as "The Tom Thumb of the Americas"?

Answer: El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest country in the Americas, with a size roughly akin to that of Wales in the United Kingdom - hence its nickname. Located between Guatemala and Honduras, this tiny country is also the most densely populated in Central America, with the population in 2009 put at slightly over seven million people, densely packed into its area of only 8,123 square miles. Wales, by comparison, has an area of 8,022 square miles and its 2009 population was just short of three million people. There is serious discussion whether the country should be renamed Sardine Land. (Not really).
3. Which North European country gives a giant Christmas tree to the United Kingdom each year for that country's assistance during the second world war?

Answer: Norway

In spite of having declared its neutral status during WWII, Germany invaded Norway in a surprise attack in April 1940. Totally unprepared for this event, Norway succumbed after two months, but formed a strong resistance movement for the remainder of the war. England and its allies provided a strong base from which Norway began to build up an exterior attack force as well, and each year, the gift of the Christmas tree marks this alliance.

The tree is set up in London's Trafalgar Square. Modern Norway, according to the Global Peace Index of 2007, is considered one of the most peaceful countries in the world, and with one of the world's lowest homicide rates to match.

It's probably too cold in this lovely country to work up a hot-tempered rage.
4. To which powerful Asian country can Vietnam's classical music be traced?

Answer: China

The story of this connection is quite interesting and has its roots in several Mongol invasions of Vietnam in the 13th century. Vietnam had not long managed to break free of 1,000 years of Chinese rule and wasn't about to submit without a fight to this new attempt at domination. During one of its battles against the Mongols, the Vietnam forces captured a Chinese opera troupe and from that single incident, the roots of Chinese classical music can still be heard in the classical music of Vietnam today.

Historically and musically amusing, is it not?
5. Not only did some of the world's first fountain pens come from Croatia, but which common item of male attire worn worldwide today first originated in this country?

Answer: Necktie

Known as a cravat in Croatia, but a necktie elsewhere, this item of clothing originated in Croatia in the seventeenth century. It quickly replaced the starched high neck collars being worn at the time and has never lost its popularity since then. Such was its success as a national symbol that the Croatian army even wore a form of it as part of their uniform. King Louis XIV of France was smitten with the new fashion as well, and when he began to wear them, the necktie or cravat was well and truly established as the must have male fashion accessory.
6. Which European country has a popular saying that states, "Breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king, and dine like a beggar"?

Answer: Germany

Germans take their food very seriously - and rightly so, with the country offering a vast selection of highly nourishing, delicious and downright decadent culinary products. An average breakfast, for example, would include a choice of breads, jam, honey, cold meat, various cheeses, boiled egg, yoghurt, muesli. Perhaps more than any other, Germany could be said to specialise in their delicious assortment of breads and cakes, with over 300 varieties of bread on offer from the many bakeries that dot the countryside. And their cakes? Magnificent. Oh yum, oh calories, oh my waistline!
7. In which country do they possess marine sponges which show strong anti-cancer and anti-tumour properties?

Answer: Maldives

The amazing and beautiful Maldives consists of over 1,900 small islands. Located to the south-west of Sri Lanka, this is the lowest country in the world, with an average height above sea level of only 1.5 metres. It has many beautifully coloured coral reefs and an astonishing variety of marine life. So far, five of their sponge species have been identified as possessing these healing properties in the fight against cancer.
8. In 2010, which African-Arab country had both chambers of parliament composed of more than 20% women?

Answer: Tunisia

This is a figure considered extremely rare in Arab countries. Tunisia is also the only Arab country in the world where polygamy is forbidden. It is a republic under the leadership of a President, and has good relations with both the Arab world and the European world. Tunisia has a friendly foreign policy, and although it is a country with the vast majority of its citizens being of the Islam faith, it is having great success in fighting international Islamic terrorism.
9. In which Canadian province is the "Anne of Green Gables" series of children's books set?

Answer: Prince Edward Island

Written by L.M. Montgomery in 1908, this series of books is set on PEI and is a testimony to this author's love of this beautiful island off the east coast of Canada. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada and is also known as the Garden of the Gulf because of its lush and lovely scenery and farming lands.

Its capital, Charlottetown, was the birthplace of Canadian Confederation in 1864.
10. Which western African nation located on the Gulf of Guinea contains the world's largest diversification of butterflies?

Answer: Nigeria

These beautiful creatures are found near the city of Calabar in the Cross River State in south-east Nigeria. Nigeria is on the west coast of Africa on the Guinea Gulf. One of the oldest countries in the world to be originally populated by mankind, the country today is approximately double the size of California. Today it is the most populated country in Africa and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Source: Author Creedy

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