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Quiz about Cambodia  The Land of Khmers
Quiz about Cambodia  The Land of Khmers

Cambodia - The Land of Khmers Trivia Quiz


The name Cambodia conjures two typical, yet opposite images - the magnificent Angkor Wat and the notoriously tragic Khmer Rouge reign. What else do you know about this Southeast Asian nation? Let's find out. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by Matthew_07. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Matthew_07
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
352,848
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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9 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Located in the Indochina peninsula of Southeast Asia, the Kingdom of Cambodia borders Laos to the north and Vietnam to the east. A body of water, named after another neighboring country, borders the nation to the south. What is the name of the gulf? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Strategically located at the meeting point of four water courses (Mekong, Lower Mekong, Bassac, and Tonlé Sap), this city is the largest city, as well as the capital, of Cambodia. Which Cambodian city, formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk, is being described? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Owing to the country's low-lying central plain and alluvial soils, Cambodia's main agriculture product gained popularity when the nation's produce has been named by the World ___ Conference as the World's Best ___ Winner for three consecutive years, from 2012 to 2014. What is the crop that is being described? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Home to the critically endangered Mekong giant catfish and Siamese crocodile, Tonlé Sap is a biodiversity hotspot. In addition to the unique Mekong River flow reversal mechanism that serves to replenish the lake's supplies, a few other parameters of the lake vary significantly throughout the year. Which of the following parameters is NOT one of them? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The national flag of Cambodia is one of the very few flags in the world that features a building on it. The temple that appears on the Cambodian flag is named after a city, which served as the capital of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th century. This city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cambodia. Which city is it? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 2004, Norodom Sihamoni, who is fluent in Czech and French, replaced his father as the King of Cambodia. A city, also known as Kampong Som, located in the southwest region of the country, is named after Norodom Sihamoni's father, who was the King of Cambodia from 1993 to 2004. What is the name of the city? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The mighty Mekong River divides Cambodia into the west and east parts. Prior to 2001, Cambodians resorted to travelling by ferries or planes if they wished to visit the other side of the country. The opening of the Kizuna Bridge was a historical moment in Cambodia's history as east and west Cambodia were linked by road for the first time. The construction of the bridge was funded by which country? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The Killing Field of Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum are reminders of Cambodia's tragic past, where an estimated 1.5 - 2 million people, which constituted a quarter of the nation's population then, were killed between 1975 and 1979, under Pol Pot's brutal regime. What eerie human remains can be found behind the acrylic glass of the memorial stupa in Choeung Ek? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The three decades of wars in Cambodia brought devastating impact on the nation's population, where Cambodia is reported to have the highest per capita percentage of amputees in the world. The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is the main demining organization in Cambodia. Apart from landmine-detection dogs, what other animal has been used successfully in the demining task in the country? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Cambodia's tropical climate and heavy monsoon rains served as fitting backdrops for the popular reality TV show "Survivor". The show filmed its 31st and 32nd seasons in Koh Rong, Cambodia, in 2015. What landform is Koh Rong? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Located in the Indochina peninsula of Southeast Asia, the Kingdom of Cambodia borders Laos to the north and Vietnam to the east. A body of water, named after another neighboring country, borders the nation to the south. What is the name of the gulf?

Answer: Gulf of Thailand

Cambodia borders Thailand to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the north. The Gulf of Thailand is also known as the Gulf of Siam.

The Southeast Asia region is divided into mainland Southeast Asia (Indochina) and maritime Southeast Asia (Nusantara). The former consists of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Peninsular Malaysia, whereas the latter consists of Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, East Malaysia, and East Timor (Timor-Leste).
2. Strategically located at the meeting point of four water courses (Mekong, Lower Mekong, Bassac, and Tonlé Sap), this city is the largest city, as well as the capital, of Cambodia. Which Cambodian city, formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk, is being described?

Answer: Phnom Penh

The word "phnom" means hill in the Khmer language. The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, literally means Penh's Hill. Wat Phnom (wat means temple in the Khmer language) is a tall religious structure that is located at the heart of Phnom Penh.

Krong Chaktomuk, or its full name, Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkul, means "The City of the Brahma's Faces" in the Khmer language.
3. Owing to the country's low-lying central plain and alluvial soils, Cambodia's main agriculture product gained popularity when the nation's produce has been named by the World ___ Conference as the World's Best ___ Winner for three consecutive years, from 2012 to 2014. What is the crop that is being described?

Answer: Rice

The three main cultivated rice land areas in Cambodia include the Tonlé Sap Basin, the provinces of Kampot and Koh Kong, along the Gulf of Thailand, and highlands in various regions of the country (MondolKiri, Preah Vihear, Rotanokiri, and Stoeng Treng).

The World Rice Conference, organized by The Rice Trader, was first held in 2009. Cambodian jasmine rice has been voted as the winner of the World's Best Rice in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
4. Home to the critically endangered Mekong giant catfish and Siamese crocodile, Tonlé Sap is a biodiversity hotspot. In addition to the unique Mekong River flow reversal mechanism that serves to replenish the lake's supplies, a few other parameters of the lake vary significantly throughout the year. Which of the following parameters is NOT one of them?

Answer: Salinity

Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. The lake provides fish as vital protein sources to Cambodians. In 1997, the lake was inscribed as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

The Tonlé Sap river connects the Tonlé Sap lake to the Mekong River. During the monsoon season, the water level of the Mekong River rises significantly, forcing the water to flow into the lake.

During the dry season in April, the lake only covers an area of 2,500 square kilometers. The water volume is approximated to be one cubic kilometer. In addition, the lake has a shorter length, at 160 kilometers.

On the contrary, during the wet (monsoon) season in September, the lake covers a larger area, at 16,000 square kilometers. The water volume increases to 80 cubic kilometers. The length of the lake is approximately 250 kilometers.
5. The national flag of Cambodia is one of the very few flags in the world that features a building on it. The temple that appears on the Cambodian flag is named after a city, which served as the capital of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th century. This city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cambodia. Which city is it?

Answer: Angkor

The Cambodian flag features the iconic Angkor Wat on it.

Angkor, Preah Vihear Temple, and Sambor Prei Kuk were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cambodia in the year 1992, 2008, and 2017, respectively.

The city of Angkor houses the magnificent Angkor Wat, which is considered the world's largest religious monument.

Lakhon Khol is a Cambodian dance drama. It was included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding by UNESCO in 2018.
6. In 2004, Norodom Sihamoni, who is fluent in Czech and French, replaced his father as the King of Cambodia. A city, also known as Kampong Som, located in the southwest region of the country, is named after Norodom Sihamoni's father, who was the King of Cambodia from 1993 to 2004. What is the name of the city?

Answer: Sihanoukville

Norodom Sihamoni became the King of Cambodia in 2014, following the abdication of his father, King Norodom Sihanouk. Norodom Sihamoni received his early education in Czechoslovakia. Apart from his native Khmer, he is also fluent in several other languages, which include Czech, French, English, and Russian.

Norodom Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia from 1993 to 2004. Sihanoukville is a major city in Cambodia that is located in a province of the same name.

Jacksonville is a city in Florida, USA. Nashville is the capital of the state of Tennessee, USA. Smallville is the name of a fictional town in the TV series of the same name, that aired in the US from 2001 to 2011.
7. The mighty Mekong River divides Cambodia into the west and east parts. Prior to 2001, Cambodians resorted to travelling by ferries or planes if they wished to visit the other side of the country. The opening of the Kizuna Bridge was a historical moment in Cambodia's history as east and west Cambodia were linked by road for the first time. The construction of the bridge was funded by which country?

Answer: Japan

The Japanese government donated $56 million for the construction of the Kizuna Bridge. The bridge, located in Kampong Cham, is 1.5 kilometers in length and took three years to complete.

In the Japanese language, the word "kizuna" means bond.

Japan has also invested heavily in Phnom Penh Commercial Bank (PPCB).
8. The Killing Field of Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum are reminders of Cambodia's tragic past, where an estimated 1.5 - 2 million people, which constituted a quarter of the nation's population then, were killed between 1975 and 1979, under Pol Pot's brutal regime. What eerie human remains can be found behind the acrylic glass of the memorial stupa in Choeung Ek?

Answer: Skulls

The Buddhist stupa in Choeung Ek houses more than 5,000 human skulls. The cracks on the skulls showed that the victims had been smashed brutally.

Mass graves were also reported to be discovered at Choeung Ek. These graves contained approximately 9,000 bodies.

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum was formerly a secondary school. It was converted into a prison, known as Security Prison 21 (S-21), during the Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979. Victims were captured and tortured in the cells. An estimated 18,000 people had been killed in the prison.

Both the Killing Field of Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum are now tourist sites. A trip to Cambodia would not be complete if you did not visit these two sites.
9. The three decades of wars in Cambodia brought devastating impact on the nation's population, where Cambodia is reported to have the highest per capita percentage of amputees in the world. The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is the main demining organization in Cambodia. Apart from landmine-detection dogs, what other animal has been used successfully in the demining task in the country?

Answer: African giant pouched rat

Despite having very poor eyesight, the African giant pouched rat, also known as the Gambian pouched rat, has an excellent sense of smell.

These rats, trained by APOPO (Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling, or Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development in English), have been used in the demining task in Cambodia since 2016.
10. Cambodia's tropical climate and heavy monsoon rains served as fitting backdrops for the popular reality TV show "Survivor". The show filmed its 31st and 32nd seasons in Koh Rong, Cambodia, in 2015. What landform is Koh Rong?

Answer: Island

Koh Rong is Cambodia's second largest island, after Koh Kong.

The 31st and 32nd seasons of "Survivor", entitled "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" and "Survivor: Kaoh Rong", respectively, were filmed in the island of Koh Rong between March and July 2015.
Source: Author Matthew_07

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