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Quiz about Capital City Match Up
Quiz about Capital City Match Up

Capital City Match Up Trivia Quiz


Can you work out from the country's description what its capital city is?

A matching quiz by ClaudiaCat. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
ClaudiaCat
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
394,578
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
838
Last 3 plays: Guest 86 (6/10), Guest 86 (10/10), Guest 47 (8/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. North and South country, unified in 1976  
  Kathmandu
2. Buddhist temples, site of large stone jars, a French influence  
  Seoul
3. Capital city of this country is not recognised by the People's Republic of China  
  Vientiane
4. 2001 the massacre of their Royal family  
  Manila
5. Thousands of islands, largest Islamic populated country outside the Middle East   
  Thimphu
6. Commonwealth country, tallest twin-tower building, motorcycle Grand Prix  
  Jakarta
7. Cherry blossom, Zen gardens, very fast trains  
  Tokyo
8. North and south country, the south country is located on a peninsula  
  Kuala Lumpur
9. Previously colonised by Spain, independent archipelago country  
  Hanoi
10. Isolated country known as the happiest place on earth, environmentalists love it as it is carbon negative  
  Taipei





Select each answer

1. North and South country, unified in 1976
2. Buddhist temples, site of large stone jars, a French influence
3. Capital city of this country is not recognised by the People's Republic of China
4. 2001 the massacre of their Royal family
5. Thousands of islands, largest Islamic populated country outside the Middle East
6. Commonwealth country, tallest twin-tower building, motorcycle Grand Prix
7. Cherry blossom, Zen gardens, very fast trains
8. North and south country, the south country is located on a peninsula
9. Previously colonised by Spain, independent archipelago country
10. Isolated country known as the happiest place on earth, environmentalists love it as it is carbon negative

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. North and South country, unified in 1976

Answer: Hanoi

Whilst not the largest city in Vietnam, Hanoi is the capital, located in north Vietnam. Hanoi was the capital under French colonisation, and was occupied by Japanese forces during WW2; after that it was proclaimed the capital of North Vietnam by Ho Chi Minh. After the end of the Vietnam War in 1976 and the unification of north and south, Hanoi became the official capital of Vietnam.
2. Buddhist temples, site of large stone jars, a French influence

Answer: Vientiane

Vientiane is located on the Mekong River and is the largest city in Laos. Founded in the 16th century, though razed to the ground in early 19th century by the Siamese, it gained a rebirth in the late 19th century when it became a French protectorate.

The French rebuilt most of Vientiane and ruled there until the Japanese occupation in WW2. After WW2 the French regained control until finally, Laos got its independence in 1954.
3. Capital city of this country is not recognised by the People's Republic of China

Answer: Taipei

The capital of Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China, is Taipei. Taipei is considered a global city known for its economic power and high-tech industries, complete with educational and cultural centres. More than one third of the population of Taiwan resides in Taipei.
4. 2001 the massacre of their Royal family

Answer: Kathmandu

Kathmandu is located at the foothills of the Himalayan hills and a favourite starting point of explorers and climbers of Mount Everest. Kathmandu is a pivotal point of Nepal's history and culture, as well as the economic and political seat. The people are mainly Hindu or Buddhist and Kathmandu has abundant temples and buildings dedicated to their deities.
5. Thousands of islands, largest Islamic populated country outside the Middle East

Answer: Jakarta

Jakarta is the centre of economics, culture and politics in Indonesia. Jakarta is the largest city in Indonesia, located on the most populous island, Java. Under Dutch rule (1619-1949) Jakarta was known as Batavia. Jakarta is an over-populated city because of undergoing rapid growth, both economically and population wise.

A visit to Jakarta will amaze you with the gridlock traffic, and congestion caused by the huge mass of people frequenting all areas of the city. The degree of living between the rich and affluent to the poorest of the poor, is for some hard to witness.
6. Commonwealth country, tallest twin-tower building, motorcycle Grand Prix

Answer: Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers was built in 1998, was the tallest building in the world until 2004, is still the tallest two-towered building, which in some ways put Kuala Lumpur on the world map. Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in Malaysia and is one of the fastest growing cities in south east Asia. Kuala Lumpur is enjoying being listed as one of the top ten cities of the world for tourism, liveability, economic stability, safety and a sustainable place for retirement.
7. Cherry blossom, Zen gardens, very fast trains

Answer: Tokyo

Tokyo is a vibrant, light filled (both day and night), busy, fast-paced, and diverse city. It is the largest populated city in the world. Tokyo combines the cultural history of Japan, such as the seat of the Emperor of Japan, with the modern government and parliament of Japan. The city seems to effortlessly join ancient Japanese homes, buildings, temples and gardens with skyscrapers, high technology, bright neon lighting, and shopping extravaganzas.
8. North and south country, the south country is located on a peninsula

Answer: Seoul

Seoul's history is recorded for more than 2,000 years. Seoul is situated on the Han River and consists of a large modern city complete with high rise towers, subways, shopping centres contrasting the districts mixed with Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Food in South Korea all revolves around kimchi, a fermented cabbage dish, thus any visit to Seoul would not be complete without tasting this delicacy.
9. Previously colonised by Spain, independent archipelago country

Answer: Manila

The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is a bayside city located on Luzon Island. The Philippines was a Spanish colony for over three hundred years and not surprisingly throughout Manila Spanish architecture abounds scattered amongst the modern skyscrapers. The Philippines people are mainly Roman Catholic, a by-product of Spanish rule, whereas in South East Asia most other countries believe in Hinduism or Buddhism.
10. Isolated country known as the happiest place on earth, environmentalists love it as it is carbon negative

Answer: Thimphu

Bhutan, known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu. Bhutan is known for its Buddhist monasteries and forts built throughout its varied landscape of plains and mountainous terrain. The isolation of Thimphu has attracted tourists wanting to experience the lifestyle and culture of an unspoilt society that survives without modern technology.
Source: Author ClaudiaCat

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