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Quiz about Country Down
Quiz about Country Down

Country Down Trivia Quiz


Can you guess which country is "down" with the following cultural events and items? This quiz is for Beck's 'Morning Phase' Album Challenge.

A multiple-choice quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
373,364
Updated
Jun 16 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
826
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 68 (9/10), Guest 136 (9/10), Guest 175 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which geographically large country is down with dining on poutine and maple syrup, listening to the music of Celine Dion and partaking in the national sports of ice hockey and lacrosse? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which Mediterranean country is down with slamming back a few shots of ouzo, eating feta cheese in Thessaloniki and reading the works of Nobel Prize winning author Odysseas Elytis? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which island country is down with playing the didgeridoo, scarfing down some meat pies and being entertained with the comedy styling of Dame Edna Everage? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which Benelux country is down with dancing in wooden clogs, viewing Van Gogh works at his eponymous museum and sampling edam and gouda cheeses? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which South American country is down with partying (especially on Carnival, but also all year round), dancing nonstop to samba music and spending hours upon hours watching soccer in the Maracana Stadium? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which populous country is down with throwing colors on Holi, binge watching Aishwarya Rai movies and celebrating over ten million weddings a year? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which landlocked country is down with singing nuns on the hillside, eating Wiener schnitzel and listening to some Schrammelmusik folk music? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which Southeast Asian country is down with cooking up some pho, practicing the martial art of Nhat-Nam and listening to some ca tru music? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which African nation is down with going on safari, beating the drum to benga music and weaving brightly colored clothes out of kitenge fabric? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Central American country, like most of its neighbors, is down with soccer and merengue music, but its citizens also enjoy eating gallo pinto (its national dish), and painting oxcart wheels, the national symbol? Hint





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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which geographically large country is down with dining on poutine and maple syrup, listening to the music of Celine Dion and partaking in the national sports of ice hockey and lacrosse?

Answer: Canada

Poutine is a delicious concoction of French fries, gravy and cheese curds, although different regions have different variations. Canada produces more than 80% of the world's maple syrup, with Quebec being the biggest provincial producer. Celine Dion is a Québécoise singer most famous for her hit "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie "Titanic".

While ice hockey and lacrosse are the national sports of Canada, curling is also popular.
2. Which Mediterranean country is down with slamming back a few shots of ouzo, eating feta cheese in Thessaloniki and reading the works of Nobel Prize winning author Odysseas Elytis?

Answer: Greece

Ouzo is a strong liquor made from anise. It is usually served mixed with water to dilute its potency. Feta is a soft cheese made from sheep's milk that is usually found crumbled in salads or soups. Odysseas Elytis is a famous Greek writer who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness".
3. Which island country is down with playing the didgeridoo, scarfing down some meat pies and being entertained with the comedy styling of Dame Edna Everage?

Answer: Australia

The didgeridoo is a traditional Aboriginal instrument that has historically been played by men only but there is a growing interest among women. Meat pies are an iconic Australian dish that contain minced meat, vegetables and seasonings and are sometimes served with tomato or other sauces. Dame Edna Everage was a character created by Australian comedian Barry Humphries. "She" began life in the 1950s as a caricature of a typical Melbourne housewife, but developed over the years into a much more over-dressed and generally over-the-top character.
4. Which Benelux country is down with dancing in wooden clogs, viewing Van Gogh works at his eponymous museum and sampling edam and gouda cheeses?

Answer: The Netherlands

The tradition of the Dutch wooden clog comes from farmers who found rubber boots uncomfortable and unhygienic to wear for hours at a time. Modern clogs are often painted with intricate designs or pastoral scenes. The Van Gogh Museum is located in Amsterdam and contains the largest collection of his works anywhere in the world. Edam and gouda are both named from the Dutch towns where they originated. Gouda has a higher fat content that edam, but the latter is better for melting.
5. Which South American country is down with partying (especially on Carnival, but also all year round), dancing nonstop to samba music and spending hours upon hours watching soccer in the Maracana Stadium?

Answer: Brazil

Carnival is a celebration similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. While several Carnival festivals take place around the world and in Brazil, the most popular one is in Rio de Janeiro where the streets become congested with hundreds of thousands of people dressed in bright, large costumes dancing. Samba is a popular style of music and dance in Brazil featured prominently throughout Carnival. Soccer is by far the most popular sport in Brazil and retired player Pele is considered one of the best players of all time.
6. Which populous country is down with throwing colors on Holi, binge watching Aishwarya Rai movies and celebrating over ten million weddings a year?

Answer: India

Holi is the Hindu festival of colors and love that is celebrated to announce the arrival of spring. It usually falls in March, but it can also occur in February. In addition to being a famous Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai is also a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations.

She focuses on humanitarian issues such as AIDS/HIV. With over a billion people nationwide, India sees over 10 million weddings per year. Although arranged marriages are less common than they used to be, many of the married couples were paired up by family members to some extent.
7. Which landlocked country is down with singing nuns on the hillside, eating Wiener schnitzel and listening to some Schrammelmusik folk music?

Answer: Austria

"The Sound of Music" was a popular musical film that took place in Austria. It featured Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp. Wiener schnitzel is a breaded and fried veal cutlet and the national dish of Austria. Schrammelmusik developed in the late 1800s by Johann and Josef Schrammel.

The tone is usually sad with some people describing it as a crying sound.
8. Which Southeast Asian country is down with cooking up some pho, practicing the martial art of Nhat-Nam and listening to some ca tru music?

Answer: Vietnam

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup that is served with meat and herbs. Nhat-Nam is a form of martial art that originated in 1983, although some of the techniques and procedures have been around for centuries. Ca tru is a form of chamber music in Vietnam that is usually associated with geisha acts.

The origins of ca tru are unknown, but legend says it was developed by a young woman who lured enemy soldiers using her voice, akin to a siren from Greek mythology.
9. Which African nation is down with going on safari, beating the drum to benga music and weaving brightly colored clothes out of kitenge fabric?

Answer: Kenya

Kenya is famous for its many safaris and animals, particularly on the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Benga is a type of music that debuted in Nairobi in the 1960s. A variety of instruments are used to play benga music, but modern instruments, like an electric guitar, are frequently used but played in the style of traditional instruments. Kitenge is a thick fabric worn by women, usually around the waist or chest.

While Kenyan men do not normally wear kitenge, men from other East African countries do.
10. Which Central American country, like most of its neighbors, is down with soccer and merengue music, but its citizens also enjoy eating gallo pinto (its national dish), and painting oxcart wheels, the national symbol?

Answer: Costa Rica

"Gallo pinto" means spotted rooster in English. The dish is a mixture of rice, black beans and spices. It is traditionally eaten at breakfast, but some people eat it all day long. Oxcarts have long been a part of traditional Costa Rican life. Although less common since the 20th century, they are still used in the more rural areas of the country. Costa Ricans like to paint them with bright colors and intricate designs.

In 2005, UNESCO declared Costa Rica's oxcart culture a work of "Intangible Cultural Heritage."
Source: Author Joepetz

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