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How much do you know about national flags?

4.1
(416 votes)
10 questions
English
Test your knowledge of flags from around the world.
1

Every nation in the world has a flag with four sides. True or False?

False

True

62% got this right

Nepal has a flag that consists of two triangles - it is the only country whose flag is not a square or rectangle.
2

This is the oldest, most consistently used national flag in the world. Which country's flag is this?

Denmark

Greenland

Liberia

Switzerland

67% got this right

The Denmark flag was designed in 1219 and has remain unchanged since.
3

The use of the star and crescent image is most commonly thought of as a symbol to represent what religion?

Islam

Islamic

Muslim

Muslims

Easy  87% got this right

However, many Muslims reject using the star and crescent as a symbol of Islamic faith.
4

Switzerland is the only square national flag in the world. True or False?

False

True

47% got this right

Vatican City's national flag is the second and only other flag with four sides of equal length.
5

When was the current flag of Costa Rica created?

1848

1821

1830

1845

Hard  31% got this right

In the time-lapse from 1821 to 1848, the flag of Costa Rica changed seven times.
6
48 random squares

What does it say on the white ribbon of Brazil's flag?

Ordem e progresso

Sossego

Viva a pátria

Easy  87% got this right

Ordem e Progresso is the national motto of Brazil.
7

There are only four flags in the world that feature firearms. True or False?

True

False

53% got this right

Mozambique, Guatemala, Haiti, and Bolivia are the only nations to use an image of a firearm on their flag.
8

These flags are nearly identical, what two nations do these flags belong to?

Australia & New Zealand

Australia & UK

New Zealand & Canada

73% got this right

In 1984, the Prime Minister of Australia was greeted with the flag of New Zealand on a state visit to Canada.
9

This is the national flag of the Philippines, what happens to it when the country is at war?

It is flown upside down

It is flown at quarter mast

It is flown from the opposite side

Nothing happens

35% got this right

When the country is at war the flag is flown upside down in order for the red stripe to be on top.
10

Adopted on July 9, 2010, this is the newest flag in the world

South Sudan

Kuwait

Malawi

Sudan

47% got this right

The flag was designed in 2005 but it was not made official until South Sudan gained independence in 2011.