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Quiz about Unusual Flags of the Americas
Quiz about Unusual Flags of the Americas

Unusual Flags of the Americas Trivia Quiz


Following my earlier quiz on "Unusual Flags of the World", this quiz begins a series on interesting flag designs beginning with those from the Americas.

A photo quiz by EnglishJedi. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
EnglishJedi
Time
6 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
368,795
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
615
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Question 1 of 10
1. Adopted in 1983 as a result of a city-wide contest, the pictured flag is the emblem of which North American city? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This superbly designed flag belongs to the Amazonas Department, whose capital is Puerto Ayacucho. This department is located in the extreme southwestern corner of which South American country? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The simple yet elegant flag pictured here belongs to the booming city of Neuquén, which is situated at the confluence of the Limay and Neuquén rivers. With a population of 265,000 (2010 Census), it is already the largest city in the Patagonia region, and set to become much larger. In which South American country is Neuquén? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Founded in 1515, this city of 2.1 million (2012 Census) covers an area of 281 square miles (about the size of Singapore or Tonga), making it the largest city by area in the Caribbean. To which national capital does the impressive pictured flag belong? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The flag pictured here belongs to a U.S. city that is nicknamed "Circle City" and "The Crossroads of America", both of which are depicted here. The red circle and white star represent "Monument Circle" and the "Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument" that stands there. To which U.S. city does this flag belong? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The pictured flag belongs to a national capital that is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers. It is home to the National University of San Marcos, founded in 1551, making it the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas. To which city does this flag belong? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The gold and blue colors on the pictured flag represent the "riches of land, sea, and sky" whilst the red red honors the Canadian nation. Adopted in 1999, this flag belongs to which Canadian province or territory? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The pictured flag belongs to a national capital that was founded in 1960. Home today to more than 2.75 million it is, though, only the fourth-largest city in its country. To which city does this flag belong? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The design of the pictured flag is based on the original 'Stars and Bars' of the Confederacy. This was adopted as the official flag of which U.S. state in 2003? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. We finish with an excellently-designed flag which belongs to a city with an average elevation of 2,600 feet above sea level. One of the world's ten largest metropolises, to which city does this flag belong? Hint



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1. Adopted in 1983 as a result of a city-wide contest, the pictured flag is the emblem of which North American city?

Answer: Calgary AB, Canada

This design was selected from more than 1,000 entrants in the 1983 competition conducted by the Calgary Junior Chamber of Commerce. The design depicts a cowboy hat in the letter "C". The hat is also shaped like a hand, representing hospitality. The cowboy hat is particularly significant for Calgary, which is famous for its annual 10-day rodeo.

The city has the nicknames "C-Town", "Cowtown", "Heart of The New West" and "The Stampede City". Of the alternatives, the flag of Ottawa is a stylized white "O" on a background of light blue and dark blue halves.

The flag of Omaha NE has a white covered wagon within a red central circle, with a large yellow wagon wheel on a blue background. The flag of Chicago IL has two horizontal pale blue stripes on a white background, with four red stars between the blue stripes.
2. This superbly designed flag belongs to the Amazonas Department, whose capital is Puerto Ayacucho. This department is located in the extreme southwestern corner of which South American country?

Answer: Venezuela

When we think of the Amazon region, either the river or the rainforest, we immediately think of Brazil. Although 60% of the Amazon jungle is in Brazil, it does actually cover part of an amazing nine different countries -- 13% is in Peru, 10% in Colombia, 5% in Venezuela and the remaining 12% is divided between Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The Amazon jungle region covers an amazing 2.1 million square miles, which is not much less than twice the size of India.

Four South American countries have departments/states/regions called "Amazonas", but the clue here is in the geographical location within the country. In Brazil, the Amazon region is in the north/northwest, in Peru it is in the north/northeast and in Colombia it is in the southeast. Only in Venezuela is the Amazon rainforest in the southwest of the country, and that is where this excellent flag comes from.

The Amazonas is one of 23 Venezuelan states and although it is the fifth largest, covering 68,300 square miles (which is about the size of Uruguay) it is home only to 0.5% of the country's 29 million people. However, about one third of all indigenous Venezuelans live in the Amazonas region. Although named Amazonas, the state is actually drained mostly by the Orinoco River.
3. The simple yet elegant flag pictured here belongs to the booming city of Neuquén, which is situated at the confluence of the Limay and Neuquén rivers. With a population of 265,000 (2010 Census), it is already the largest city in the Patagonia region, and set to become much larger. In which South American country is Neuquén?

Answer: Argentina

Founded in 1904, Neuquén is the capital of the Argentine province of the same name. Already an important agricultural center, Neuquén is set to become the continent's fastest-growing city with the discovery of the Vaca Muerta oil fields (the world's third-largest shale gas and oil reserves) to the west of the city.
The region of Patagonia is divided between Argentina and Chile, encompassing everything south of the Colorado river, which includes the southern Andes as well as deserts, grasslands and steppes. It has coastlines on both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.
4. Founded in 1515, this city of 2.1 million (2012 Census) covers an area of 281 square miles (about the size of Singapore or Tonga), making it the largest city by area in the Caribbean. To which national capital does the impressive pictured flag belong?

Answer: Havana, Cuba

Founded by Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1515, Havana was the sixth town that the Spanish founded on the island they named Cuba. Originally a trading port, the new settlement was regularly attacked by pirates. In 1552, Havana was designated as the capital of Spanish Cuba.

Granted city status by King Philip II of Spain in 1592, Havana expanded rapidly and by the middle of the 16th Century it was the third largest city in the Americas after only Lima and Mexico City. Captured briefly by the British in 1762, when the Spanish regained control they made Havana the best-fortified city in the New World. In 1837, the first railway was built, from Havana to Bejucal 32 miles away) and Cuba became only the fifth country (and the first Spanish-speaking country) with a rail service.

The historic center of Havana was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Despite the U.S. embargo on travel to Cuba, the city still hosts more than one million tourists annually.

The castles depicted on Havana's flag represent the three original castles built to defend the city, Fuerza Castle, the Morro Castle and the Punta Castle. The key represents the city's position as the first gateway to "The New World of Spanish America".
5. The flag pictured here belongs to a U.S. city that is nicknamed "Circle City" and "The Crossroads of America", both of which are depicted here. The red circle and white star represent "Monument Circle" and the "Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument" that stands there. To which U.S. city does this flag belong?

Answer: Indianapolis, IN

The flag of Indianapolis IN, designed by a local art school student, was adopted in 1963. In 2004 it as voted the eight-best flag design from 150 American cities rated.

Home to the world famous annual "Indy 500" race, Indianapolis IN also has the nicknames "Naptown", "The Racing Capital of the World" and "Amateur Sports Capital of the World". The capital and largest city in the midwest state of Indiana, Indianapolis was the 12th-largest city in the country at the time of the 2010 Census with a population of 820,000.

Famous people from Indianapolis include the bank robber John Dillinger, late night TV host David Letterman, former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle and cult novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
6. The pictured flag belongs to a national capital that is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers. It is home to the National University of San Marcos, founded in 1551, making it the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas. To which city does this flag belong?

Answer: Lima, Peru

Located in the central coastal part Peru overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Lima is home to some 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest city in the Americas after São Paulo, Mexico City, New York City and Bogotá. About one third of the country's 30 million people live in the Lima metropolitan area.

Nicknamed "La ciudad de los reyes" (The City of the Kings) and "La gris" (The gray one), Lima's official motto is "Hoc signum vere regum est" (This is the real sign of the kings). The impressive flag design features the city's coat of arms on a gold background.
7. The gold and blue colors on the pictured flag represent the "riches of land, sea, and sky" whilst the red red honors the Canadian nation. Adopted in 1999, this flag belongs to which Canadian province or territory?

Answer: Nunavut

Separated from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, the creation of Nunavut as Canada's largest, northernmost and newest territory was the first major alteration to the country's political map in half a century. With an area of 787,000 square miles (about 15% larger than Mexico), Nunavut is the largest state/province/territory in North America and the fifth-largest in the world.

The flag itself is two fields of gold and white separated by a red 'inuksuk' (an Inuit land marker used to guide travelers and denote sacred sites). The blue star in the upper right corner represents 'Niqirtsuituq', the North Star, and highlights the importance of the wisdom and leadership of elders in the community.
8. The pictured flag belongs to a national capital that was founded in 1960. Home today to more than 2.75 million it is, though, only the fourth-largest city in its country. To which city does this flag belong?

Answer: Brasilia, Brazil

Situated in the Brazilian Highlands in the central-west region of the country, Brasilia was designed in the 1950s in order to relocate the national capital from Rio de Janeiro (hich had been the national capital since 1763) to a more central location. The city's modernist architecture encouraged UNESCO to designate the city as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Nicknamed "Capital da Esperança" (Capital of Hope), the city's motto is "Venturis ventis" (To the coming winds).
9. The design of the pictured flag is based on the original 'Stars and Bars' of the Confederacy. This was adopted as the official flag of which U.S. state in 2003?

Answer: Georgia

The first flag of the Confederate States of America was identical to the pictured flag but with just seven white stars on the blue field in the upper left corner. The pictured flag, the official state flag of Georgia, has the state's coat of arms surrounded by thirteen stars, commemorating the state's position as one of the original colonies of the Union.

Adopted in 2003, this design is the seventh to be adopted as Georgia's official state flag since the end of the 19th Century.
10. We finish with an excellently-designed flag which belongs to a city with an average elevation of 2,600 feet above sea level. One of the world's ten largest metropolises, to which city does this flag belong?

Answer: São Paulo, Brazil

Although less than 50 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, São Paulo is located half a mile up on a plateau in the Brazilian Highlands. The city itself covers an area of 588 square miles (about a third of the size of Rhode Island) and is home to more than 11 million people (2010 Census). Ever-expanding urban sprawl, though, means that the Greater São Paulo metropolitan area is home to more than 30 million, smaller only than Tokyo and Jakata amongst the world's great magacities. Natives of the city are known as 'Paulistanos', whilst those from the surrounding area are 'Paulistas'.

Known for its unreliable weather, São Paulo is nicknamed "Cidade da Garoa" (City of Drizzle).
Source: Author EnglishJedi

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