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Around the World in Eighty Questions

Test your knowledge with these 80 questions about the world around us!
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Last updated: October 2, 2023
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1. How many states or territories are there in Australia?
8
2. What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?
Port Moresby
3. In which language is Singapore's national anthem sung?
Malay
4. Which Asian country is named the "most bombed country?"
Laos
5. Which country borders the one above as well as the South China Sea?
Vietnam
6. What is the most widely spoken language in Taiwan?
Mandarin
7. The island Honshu is a part of which country?
Japan
8. Only 4 000 - 5 000 tourists visit this country each year
North Korea
9. The world's longest railway can be found in _______
Russia
10. What kind of leopard is native to Mongolia?
Snow leopard
11. Kazakhstan is home to which famous fictitious character?
Borat
12. In which Indian city would you find the Taj Mahal?
Agra
13. The capital of Afghanistan is ________
Kabul
14. In Iran they speak ______
Farsi
15. Where would you find the tallest building in the world?
Dubai, UAE
16. Golda Meir was the 3rd woman in history to serve as a prime minster. Which country did she serve?
Israel
17. This west Asian (Eurasian) nation became a F1 Grand Prix host in 2017
Azerbaijan
18. In which city can the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) be found?
Istanbul
19. Where is Όχι (Ohi) Day celebrated?
Greece (and Cyprus)
20.Which country is the only one in Europe to not have changed its name since being established?
Bulgaria
21. Which country's wine is banned in Russia?
Moldova
22. What is the native name of Finland's language?
Suomi
23. By the end of the 14th century, _________ was the largest country in Europe
Lithuania
24. Which city is the second-biggest in Sweden?
Göteborg
25. What currency is used in the Czech Republic?
Czech koruna
26. George Ezra sang about this lovely Hungarian city:
Budapest
27. Country nicknamed "The Heart-Shaped Land"
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Questions
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28. Which European capital translates to "The loved one" in the country's native language?
Ljubljana
29. The residents of this country are known as the "Sammarinese"
San Marino
30. The oldest amusement park still in operation is in this country:
Denmark
31. What is the national language of Luxembourg?
Luxembourgish
32. In which country might you greet someone by saying "Dia dhuit?"
Ireland (and the UK)
33. What currency was used in France prior to 2002?
The French Franc
34. Which language is Maltese closely related to?
Arabic
35. What is the national language of Andorra?
Catalan
36. What's the name of the mountain range separating Spain and France?
The Pyrenees Mountain Range
37. Moroccan city which is also a movie title:
Casablanca
38. Which country is divided into the Barlavento and Sotavento islands?
Cape Verde
39. Which west-African country is completely surrounded by another, except for its coastline?
Gambia
40. What language is spoken in Guinea?
French
41. In what year did Côte d’Ivoire gain its independence from France?
1960
42. Burkina Faso's main export is what?
Gold
43. ‘L’Aube Nouvelle’ is the national anthem of which nation?
Benin
44. Which African country is famous for being a Star Wars filming destination?
Tunisia
45. The ancient civilizations of this nation worshipped over 1400 Gods and Goddesses:
Egypt
46. Chad is the largest _____-_____ country in Africa:
Land-locked
47. Eritrea has over 350 ______.
Islands
48. What is the capital of Somalia?
Mogadishu
49. What currency is used in Kenya?
Shilling
50. What animal is depicted on Uganda's flag?
A Grey-Crowned Crane
51. Which country is the second-largest in Africa based on land area?
Democratic Republic of the Congo
52. Africa's highest point, Kilimanjaro, lies in which country?
Tanzania
53. Where is Moroni the capital?
Comoros
54. Madagascar is the biggest producer of what spice? (Hint: It's sweet)
Vanilla
Questions
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55. A fifth of Malawi is .......what?
Water
56. Zambia is home to which waterfall?
Victoria Falls
57. Which desert covers 80% of Botswana?
Kalahari
58. Which country is the last "absolute" monarchy left in Africa?
Eswatini
59. The southern most land-locked country in the world:
Lesotho
60. Oil and ________ are the primary sources of income for Angola
Diamonds
61. What language is spoken in São Tomé and Príncipe?
Portuguese
62. Sierra Leone is home to how many different ethnic groups?
16
63. Portugal claimed this country's land in the year 1500
Brazil
64. In this country, cows outnumber people 3 to 1
Uruguay
65. The name Argentina comes from the latin word for ________
Silver
66. What animal do people in Bolivia dress up as while helping children across roads?
Zebra
67. Peru is the world's second largest producer of which drug?
Cocaine
68. What is Ecuador named after?
The Equator
69. ________ is the smallest country in South America
Suriname
70.Which country is the only English speaking nation in South America?
Guyana
71. What accounts for 80% of Venezuela's exports?
Petroleum
72. What is Grenada's nickname?
The Spice Island
73. Which Caribbean nation is Roseau the capital of?
Dominica
74. Which country is the most mountainous of the Caribbean?
Haiti
75. In 1988, Jamaica was the first tropical country to send what kind of team to the Winter Olympics?
Bobsledding team
76. What is the national sport of Nicaragua?
Baseball
77. The most densely populated country in the Americas:
El Salvador
78. What is the national symbol of Mexico?
Golden Eagle
79. 4th largest country in the world base on land area:
USA
80. The longest street can be found in this country:
Canada
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2018
Love it. You may have made a mistake on the Moroni question.
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Level 52
Apr 5, 2018
Thank you! Whoops, must have made a mistake when organising that question. Thanks for pointing it out, I've made changes to it and now we just have to wait for approval :)
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Level 30
May 14, 2021
Just over half of them correct! 41/80.
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Level 90
Oct 1, 2023
Swaziland is now Eswatini. Please make the change.
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Level 56
Oct 1, 2023
You never precised if we should write the city or the country's name for the Burj Khalifa question, and given that most the answers are countries, maybe accept UAE as a typein
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Level 76
Oct 1, 2023
Please accept "Cabo Verde".
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Level 72
Oct 1, 2023
Allowed ‘crane’ for grey-crowned crane, but not allowed ‘eagle’ for golden eagle?
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Level 62
Oct 2, 2023
Fun quiz, but a lot of the questions have multiple possible answers. For example, when you ask what language is spoken in Guinea, there are many languages spoken there. Eritrea has more than 350 islands, but also people, soldiers, cell phones, etc.