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Real vs. Fake Flags

In each question there are 3 real flags and 1 flag that might look real but isn't. Can you find the imposter?
All "real" flags are countries.
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Last updated: March 10, 2024
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First submittedDecember 3, 2021
Times taken64,019
Average score80.0%
Rating4.97
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1. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Kiribati, Seychelles, completely Fake Flag, and Comoros.
2. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Fake flag, made to have similar colors to Ghana and Bolivia, with the design of Gambia, Gambia, Ghana, and Bolivia.
3. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Tuvalu, Tonga, Eswatini, and a Fake Flag made to look like British commonwealth flags with a French flag instead.
4. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Fake Flag, made with the colors of Uzbekistan and the crescent and star of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Oman.
5. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malaysia, Australia's flag with one star missing, and Madagascar.
6. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Norway, a fake flag containing the Nordic cross, Denmark, and Finland.
7. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Afghanistan, flag of Syria with colors flipped and 4 stars, Iraq, and Bangladesh.
8. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Brunei, Austrian flag with the Slovakian coat of arms, Paraguay, and Kyrgyzstan.
9. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Bahrain, Qatar, flag of Barbados with tricolor horizontal instead of vertical, and Barbados.
10. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: South Korea, North Korea, North Macedonia, and the flag of Kazakhstan with a red background instead of blue.
11. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Colombian flag with the coat of arms of Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.
12. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: South Africa, Jamaica, flag of Tanzania with colors flipped, and Tanzania.
13. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Pakistan, Turkey, Singapore with the entire flag being red instead of half red and half white, and Tunisia.
14. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Grenada, Zimbabwe, Guyana, and the flag of Mozambique with a hammer and sickle instead of a book, hoe, and gun.
15. Which flag is fake?
Flags in order: Turkmenistan, the flag of the Central African Republic with the star in the middle instead of the top left, Portugal, and Lesotho.
50 Comments
+13
Level 45
Dec 12, 2022
Real vs. Fake Flags 2 and Real vs. Fake Flags - Extreme are currently in production!
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Level 23
May 17, 2022
Great idea for a great quiz.
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Level 91
Dec 7, 2022
Here's a similar quiz for U.S. state flags: Spot the Imposter - U.S. State Flags
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2022
Fake Australia almost got me. I knew something was wrong with it, but I could not figure out what it was.
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Level 75
Dec 21, 2022
Same here, I still didn't know so I looked it up - the big star under the Union Jack is missing.
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Level 63
Jan 7, 2023
The big star is called the Federation Star.
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2023
The color is also much lighter than the navy color of Australia, no?
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2022
Wow, congrats on your first featured quiz! And your only quiz it looks like--very impressive! Most people don't get a feature so quickly, but this quiz definitely deserves it :)
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Level 69
Dec 7, 2022
Wish it told us why they are fake.
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Level 68
Dec 7, 2022
I agree. And also what the other flags are
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Level 45
Dec 8, 2022
Good idea - changes submitted.
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Level 89
Dec 7, 2022
Fun! More please :-) .
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Level 89
Dec 7, 2022
This was interesting, but I think it should be split into two different quizzes (maybe two different series). One with three real flags and one completely fake flag, and one with three real flags and one real flag that has been slightly altered.
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2022
Nicely done. The Red and yellow Kazakhstan flag imposter looks awesome!
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Level 87
Dec 7, 2022
It would help immensely if the flags that have white on them weren't on a white background or at least had a more visible border - in particular the one that got me tripped up because I couldn't see the white was Madagascar's flag.
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Level 93
Dec 8, 2022
Okay the fake flag for #10 (Kazakhstan with Kyrgyzstan colors) looks stunning, I adore it!
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Level 81
Dec 8, 2022
I saw this and thought 'easy!' but it turns out I am easily confused by small changes to real flags.

Great quiz - hope there will be lots more of them!

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Level 72
Dec 8, 2022
Great idea.
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Level 53
Dec 8, 2022
In Q12, the fake one is used on Bob Marley's album Survival.
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2023
Indeed it is. I wonder if they accidentally flipped it or whether it is an actual former flag? The old flag of Zaire is awesome BTW. Why is it always that the most evil regimes have the best flags?
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Level 84
Dec 8, 2022
Hate to be picking the nit...

It's Colombia with an O, not Columbia with an U.

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Level 72
Dec 9, 2022
There's a small mistake in the solution text of Q8. It currently reads:

"Brunei, Austrian flag with the Slovakian coat of arms, Peru, and Kyrgzstan."

Should be Paraguay instead of Peru.

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Level 75
Dec 12, 2022
Kazakhstan imposter looks siiick
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Level 43
Dec 24, 2022
I was doing so good thinking I mastered the flags then last part just dropped ball and couldnt tell
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2023
tricky fun trickster quiz
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Level 20
Feb 3, 2023
Scoring

You scored 15/15 = 100%

28.4% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 12

Your high score is 15

Your fastest time is 1:25

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Level 53
Feb 4, 2023
Could you please change the Afghanistan one? That flag is not internationally recognised – meaning it could be considered "fake".
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2023
I've never heard of flags needing international recognition. Since the Taliban are in control of Afghanistan they can choose the flag *shrug*
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Level 48
Feb 4, 2023
Oh, I got all correct except of 10. For some reason I believed, the colorly switched Kazakh flag might be a legit flag for Kyrgyzstan. I think so stupid my, because I wrote a thesis about the compasion of these two countries :D
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2023
Pakistan didn't look right, because the edge of the flag is not obvious, flags with white edges need a border to differentiate from the background
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Level 64
Feb 4, 2023
The Portuguese one should be fake. Why is it that my country's flag is so ugly. :(
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Level 28
Feb 4, 2023
Finished in 19 seconds!
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Level 78
Feb 4, 2023
I like the Austrian flag with the Slovakian crest.
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Level 61
Feb 4, 2023
cant believe i forgot what my country's own flag looks like
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Level 79
Feb 5, 2023
In Q8 Kyrgyzstan is missing a 2nd y in the explanation
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Level 44
Feb 7, 2023
bruh when did afghanistan change its flag
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Level 56
Feb 7, 2023
Since the Taliban took over.
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Level 56
Feb 7, 2023
I got all but the Australia one. I was thinking that the color of its background was wrong (and I'm pretty sure it is) rather than it missing any stars. But I ended up picking malaysia because I thought it had the wrong # of stripes. Fun quiz.
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Level 56
Feb 9, 2023
Well that was easy
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2023
15/15, the one with the Soviet symbol, LOL.
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Level 28
Feb 23, 2023
great quiz, got them all in first try
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2023
Fake Mozambique got me.
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Level 18
May 24, 2023
Question 2 there is 2 fake flags the flag of Bolivia is fake as well because there isn't a symbol in the middle
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Level 46
Jun 10, 2023
Why does Eswatini's flag have blue leaves? The versions of Eswatini's flag that I found all have black/grey ones
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Level 27
Sep 28, 2023
Why are some of these flags actually cool looking?
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Level 25
Jan 29, 2024
Lost to Fake Syria, picked Afghanistan
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Level 15
Mar 10, 2024
Change Kyrgystan flag.
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Level ∞
Mar 10, 2024
Okay
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Level 57
Mar 12, 2024
that fake kazakhstan flag is so hot omg
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Level 44
May 30, 2024
i think i've fallen in love with that kyrgyzstan+kazakhstan flag