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Quiz about Bangladesh
Quiz about Bangladesh

Bangladesh Trivia Quiz


At the beginning of the 21st century, Bangladesh was one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Although it's small, it has a lot of geography and history - and people - packed into it.

A multiple-choice quiz by AcrylicInk. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
AcrylicInk
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
396,585
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
380
Last 3 plays: Guest 37 (9/10), Guest 59 (9/10), Guest 37 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The Asian nation of Bangladesh is almost completely enveloped by one country. Which nation has a large land border with Bangladesh? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The nation of Bangladesh was formed from the historic region of Bengal. In which year did it gain independence? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which city became the capital of Bangladesh when it gained independence? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Bangladesh borders the Bay of Bengal to the south. Which ocean is the Bay of Bengal a part of?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Padma River is the main channel of a larger river that flows through Bangladesh. Which larger river is the Padma part of? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which seasonal change is most commonly associated with Bangladesh? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Bangladesh is known for its abundance of rivers, but sometimes it can be difficult to map them. What happened to the Tista River in 1787? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of these fruits is native to Bangladesh? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Despite being a low-lying country, Bangladesh is relatively close to some of the highest peaks on Earth. Given that Everest is over 8000 metres high, how high is Saka Haphong, Bangladesh's highest peak? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. One place in Bangladesh became a World Heritage site in 1997. What was it called? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Asian nation of Bangladesh is almost completely enveloped by one country. Which nation has a large land border with Bangladesh?

Answer: India

Bangladesh is part of the Indian subcontinent, which also includes India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh is almost completely surrounded by India to the west, north and east. A small part of southeastern Bangladesh (around 273 kilometres) borders Myanmar. Much of southern Bangladesh borders the Bay of Bengal.
2. The nation of Bangladesh was formed from the historic region of Bengal. In which year did it gain independence?

Answer: 1971

The name 'Bangladesh' means 'Land of the Bengals'. Bengal is a historic area that has been inhabited for thousands of years. It became a province of British India towards the end of the 18th century. During the 1947 partition of India, the province of Bengal was divided: West Bengal became part of India and East Bengal became a Pakistani province (separated from the rest of Pakistan by almost 2000 kilometres of Indian territory.). Decades later, in 1971, East Bengal gained independence and became Bangladesh.
3. Which city became the capital of Bangladesh when it gained independence?

Answer: Dhaka

Dhaka (which can also be spelled Dacca) is a huge city roughly in the centre of Bangladesh. It was the provincal capital of the Mughal dynasty during the 17th century. The city was known for its sea trade, but became less prominent under British rule. When Bangladesh was formed in 1947, Dhaka was its capital city.

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan, and Tehran is the capital of Iran.
4. Bangladesh borders the Bay of Bengal to the south. Which ocean is the Bay of Bengal a part of?

Answer: Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean makes up around one fifth of all the ocean area on Earth and the Bay of Bengal is a small northern part of it. Bangladesh borders the bay, along with India and Myanmar. Sri Lanka and Indonesia are island nations that also border the Bay of Bengal.
5. The Padma River is the main channel of a larger river that flows through Bangladesh. Which larger river is the Padma part of?

Answer: Ganges

The Ganges is the holy river in Hinduism and is closely associated with the religion, which began in the area of Asia that the Ganges runs through (though most of the population of Bangladesh identifies as Muslim). The river begins in the Himalayas, travels through India, and empties into the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.

The stretch of the Ganges that flows through Bengal (which includes Bangladesh and a small part of India) is known as the Padma. While the Ganges is a relatively small river, it's notable because of its religious significance.
6. Which seasonal change is most commonly associated with Bangladesh?

Answer: Heavy rainfall in the monsoon season

The monsoon period brings heavy rainfall to Bangladesh from June to September. Severe storms are common at the beginning and end of the monsoon season with winds that can reach speeds of around 100 miles per hour. In coastal areas, the storms can cause huge waves that can damage property.

The unpredictable nature of the storms and floods, coupled with significant levels of poverty in Bangladesh, has caused thousands of people to die over the centuries that Bangladesh has been inhabited.
7. Bangladesh is known for its abundance of rivers, but sometimes it can be difficult to map them. What happened to the Tista River in 1787?

Answer: It flooded and followed a new course.

One word to describe Bangladesh would be 'wet'. During the monsoon season, the country floods frequently. In 1787, the Tista River flooded so much that its waters were diverted onto a different course. As a result of the flood and river course change, a new smaller stream was also formed. By the early 1800s, the stream had grown into a river, which became the Jamuna.
8. Which of these fruits is native to Bangladesh?

Answer: Lychee

Lychees have rough pink-coloured skin and white flesh inside. They are small, round fruits that grow in clusters on a lychee tree. Lychees are native to Southeast Asia and need constantly moist soil to grow effectively. The fruit has been linked to the deaths of malnourished children in Bangladesh and other Southeast Asian countries because it contains a toxin that affects food metabolism, particularly when it is unripe.
9. Despite being a low-lying country, Bangladesh is relatively close to some of the highest peaks on Earth. Given that Everest is over 8000 metres high, how high is Saka Haphong, Bangladesh's highest peak?

Answer: 1052 metres

Bangladesh borders a thin strip of Indian territory to the north. Beyond India to the northwest is Nepal, to the northeast is Bhutan, and running across all three countries is the Himalayan mountain range. Despite being relatively close to Everest, Bangladesh is a low-lying country.

It was built on the deltaic plains of two rivers and much of the country is on average around 9 metres above sea level. While most of the land is flat, the Chittagong Hill Tracts form the eastern border with Myanmar. Saka Haphong is the highest recorded mountain in the region (and the country) and stands at 1052 metres.

It's smaller than Scotland's Ben Nevis (1344 metres) and Mount Washington (1916 metres) in New Hampshire.
10. One place in Bangladesh became a World Heritage site in 1997. What was it called?

Answer: The Sundarbans

The Sundarbans became the third UNESCO World Heritage site in Bangladesh in 1997. It is a mangrove forest on the Bay of Bengal which is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, some of which are under threat from extinction like the Bengal tiger and the Indian python. The Sundarbans joined two historic Bangladeshi sites on the UNESCO list: the Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat and the Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur.
Source: Author AcrylicInk

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