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Forgotten Flags? Trivia Quiz


How well do you know the different flags of the world? In this quiz you need to determine which flag is NOT among the choices listed.

A photo quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
401,815
Updated
Dec 16 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
533
Last 3 plays: callumrobertt (9/10), Guest 172 (6/10), Johnmcmanners (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. A collection of flags from Nordic countries. Which of these options is NOT presented here? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Red, white and blue is the most common three-colour combination for national flags. Of the given choices, which red, white and blue flag is NOT represented here? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. These are not the only flags with a large circle on them. Which of these four named countries is not shown here? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Over one fifth of all the flags of the world are comprised of just two colours, and red and white make up more than one third of those. Which of these red and white flags is NOT represented in this photo? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The similar pattern depicted here works for three of the four African countries listed. Which country's flag has a star with five horizontal stripes? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Some more flags of a different stripe for you (pun intended). Of the four choices, which striped flag is NOT represented? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. These similar-looking flags with many red and white stripes represent countries far from each other around the globe. Which continental region is NOT represented here? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. More red and white flags, this time a little more similar in design. Which of the countries listed here also has two horizontal colours, neither red nor white? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. There are only four countries with triband (three horizontal stripes) flags that do not use white as one of the colours. Which of these four countries is NOT represented in the picture? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The three very similar flags in this picture are among the few that use the blue, yellow and red colour scheme. Which of the four countries named here uses the same colours horizontally in its flag? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A collection of flags from Nordic countries. Which of these options is NOT presented here?

Answer: Denmark

The Scandinavian cross flags of the Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland are all similar with the exception of colours and borders. The cross represents Christianity and dates back to the Kalmar Union, which was the kingdom that united Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, as well as parts of Finland between the years 1397 and 1523.

The top flag in the picture belongs to Norway, the middle flag is that of Iceland, and the bottom flag is Finland's. Sweden's flag is blue with a yellow cross, while Denmark's flag is red with a white cross.
2. Red, white and blue is the most common three-colour combination for national flags. Of the given choices, which red, white and blue flag is NOT represented here?

Answer: Czechia

Czechia, also known as the Czech Republic, has a flag with the same red, white and blue as France, Russia and the Netherlands depicted here, but Czechia's flag is laid out somewhat differently. There is a blue triangle extending from the left edge to the center of the flag with the remaining space divided in two from the point to the right edge, white on top, red on the bottom.

The flag of Czechia has been in use since 1920 (as Czechoslovakia) and uses the traditional colours of the Czech lands, originating from an 1192 coat of arms.

The other three flags in order from top to bottom are the Netherlands, France, and Russia.
3. These are not the only flags with a large circle on them. Which of these four named countries is not shown here?

Answer: Laos

The flags of Bangladesh (green with red circle), Palau (blue with yellow circle) and Japan (white with red circle) are the only three flags of this type with only two colours represented. Two more flags have plain circles in their patterns, while there are a number of others with circles enclosing another design.

The two other flags with simple circles are Niger (three equal stripes, orange/white/green top to bottom, with an orange circle in the center) and Laos (two thinner red lines bordering the top and bottom of the flag with a blue bar between them, a white circle in the center). The Laotian flag was designed in 1945 and used (officially) for only one year until another government changed it. It was readopted in 1975 after the fall of the Kingdom of Laos.
4. Over one fifth of all the flags of the world are comprised of just two colours, and red and white make up more than one third of those. Which of these red and white flags is NOT represented in this photo?

Answer: Turkey

Turkey's flag is all red with a white crescent to the left of center where the ends of the crescent point to a white five-pointed star that is just right of center. The star and crescent symbols originated with the Ottoman Empire in the late 18th century, with the white crescent and star introduced in 1844. When Turkey declared itself a republic in 1923, it adopted the same symbols.

The other flags shown, from top to bottom, are Switzerland, Georgia, and Canada.

Other flags that are only white and red include Austria, Bahrain, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Monaco, Poland, Singapore, Tonga, and Tunisia.
5. The similar pattern depicted here works for three of the four African countries listed. Which country's flag has a star with five horizontal stripes?

Answer: Togo

Togo's flag is quite dissimilar in design, more closely resembling the flag of Liberia or the United States, albeit with the pan-African colours of red, yellow and green (plus a white star). The flag has five horizontal bars alternating green (three bars) and yellow (two bars). A red square with the aforementioned white star is located in the upper left corner.

The other national flags presented in order from top to bottom in the picture are Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, and Benin.
6. Some more flags of a different stripe for you (pun intended). Of the four choices, which striped flag is NOT represented?

Answer: Namibia

Namibia's flag has a red stripe extending from top-right to bottom-left, edged in white. The lower remaining triangle is green, while the upper triangle is blue with a yellow sun in the corner. This flag was adopted in 1990 when the country claimed independence from South Africa.

The five colours of Namibia's flag have the following representations:
Red - Namibia's people - their heroism and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all.
White - peace and unity.
Green - vegetation and agricultural resources.
Blue - the clear Namibian sky and the Atlantic Ocean, the country's precious water resources and rain.
Yellow sun - life and energy.

The other three flags, in order from top to bottom are: St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, and Tanzania.
7. These similar-looking flags with many red and white stripes represent countries far from each other around the globe. Which continental region is NOT represented here?

Answer: Europe

From top to bottom, the countries represented here are Liberia (Africa), the United States of America (North America), and Malaysia (Asia). The closest European national flag (the only one with multiple stripes in a similar style) belongs to Greece, but Greece's flag is only blue and white.

Liberia's flag was established in 1847 with the establishment of the country as Africa's first independent republic.

The pattern of the 'stars and stripes' on the flag of the United States of America was first established in 1777, but it has seen many revisions over the years as the stars represent the number of states in the Union. The thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies, and the 50 stars were established with the admission of Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.

Malaysia's flag was originally adopted in 1950 with eleven stripes and an eleven-pointed star. Since 1963 it has been fourteen stripes, which represent the thirteen member states (plus a stripe representing federal territories), while the fourteen-pointed star represents the unity between them. And the crescent represents Islam.
8. More red and white flags, this time a little more similar in design. Which of the countries listed here also has two horizontal colours, neither red nor white?

Answer: Ukraine

Ukraine's flag of blue (upper half) and yellow (lower half) was first raised in 1848 during the widespread revolutions of the 'Spring of Nations,' although the colours were adopted from the 12th century Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia. Most recently, the Ukrainian flag was re-adopted with Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Although not based on the origins of the colour choices, the current explanation defining the flag's colours is 'a blue sky above a yellow field of wheat.'

The other three flags in order from top to bottom are Singapore, Poland, and Indonesia.

As another point of interest, the flag of Monaco is identical to that of Indonesia with two minor differences: a slightly darker shade of red and a different ratio (the flag isn't as long, giving it a 5:4 ratio, compared to the usual 3:2 ratio).
9. There are only four countries with triband (three horizontal stripes) flags that do not use white as one of the colours. Which of these four countries is NOT represented in the picture?

Answer: Gabon

Gabon's flag's three colours are green, yellow and blue from top to bottom. The flag was adopted when Gabon gained independence from France in 1960. The yellow bar symbolizes the sun *and* represents the equator, which runs through the country. Green stands for Gabon's natural resources as well as its extensive forested area. And blue represents the sea.

The other flags represented here are Germany (top), Lithuania (middle), and Armenia (bottom).
10. The three very similar flags in this picture are among the few that use the blue, yellow and red colour scheme. Which of the four countries named here uses the same colours horizontally in its flag?

Answer: Colombia

Colombia's flag is half yellow on top, with the bottom half blue above red. Along with Ecuador's and Venezuela's flags, it was based on the flag of Gran Colombia, from which the three countries were established in 1831.

There is a popular children's song in Colombia about the Colombia flag that says "yellow is our gold, blue is our vast seas, and red is the blood that gave us our freedom." (source: worldflags101.com)

The three flags shown in the picture, from top to bottom, are Chad, Andorra, and Romania.
Source: Author reedy

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