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Pakistan Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Pakistan?
Quiz by Eigengrau
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Last updated: November 25, 2022
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First submittedNovember 19, 2016
Times taken33,845
Average score63.6%
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Capital city
Islamabad
Two most populous cities
Karachi
Lahore
Only country with more Muslims
than Pakistan
Indonesia
Longest river - the site of
an ancient civilization
Indus
Official languages
Urdu
English
Most-spoken languages
Punjabi
Pashto
National sport
Field hockey
Most popular sport
Cricket
Hint
Answer
City, starting with Q, that is the
capital of Balochistan
Quetta
Second highest mountain in the world,
on the border with China
K2
Pakistan borders this sea
Arabian Sea
Most common family name in Pakistan
(Hint: starts with K)
Khan
Country formerly known as East Pakistan
Bangladesh
Only female Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
The founder of Pakistan
Muhammad Ali
Jinnah
Two objects that appear on the flag
Star
Crescent
National flower (Hint: it's white)
Jasmine
Pakistan's national animal is the Markhor,
a type of ...
Goat
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Level 64
May 27, 2017
Nice Quiz!
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Level 60
Oct 23, 2017
k2 is not completely in Pakistan, It lies in the disputed region of Kashmir which belongs to ...........
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Level 60
Oct 28, 2017
K2 is in Gilgit-Baltistan or FANA(Federally Administered Northern Areas) which technically belongs to Pakistan. It has no relation with the Kashmir issue. FANA is not part of Kashmir.
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Level 71
May 15, 2020
I thought it was FATA (Tribal)?
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Level 68
May 21, 2020
The entire region of Kashmir was ceded to India, so 'technically' it's not a part of Pakistan. Going by the same logic, Ladakh should also not be a part of Kashmir so why does Pakistan claim all of it as well?
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Level 60
May 24, 2020
@918Winchan Pakistan does not claim Kashmir as its own. Pakistan's stance is that Kashmir is currently a free state (which is why it is not a province of Pakistan) and until the plebiscite is conducted, it belongs to no one but the Kashmiris. If and only if the Kashmiris allow anyone to enter, it will happen.
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Level 68
May 26, 2020
Well, that's new. The Pakistan I know is the one where everyone says 'Kashmir banega Pakistan' (Kashmir will become Pakistan, for non Urdu and Hindi speakers) and I somehow really doubt what you said here is even remotely close to what an average Pakistani thinks of the situation.

Independent Kashmir is a pipe dream. If magically India and China give up their claims can a sane person really expect Pakistan to allow Kashmiris their freedom? Looking at Pakistan's human rights record, probably not.

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Level 55
Jun 23, 2020
If Gilgit Baltistan is a separate region, then why is Pakistan claiming Jammu, Kargil and Ladakh as a part of Kashmir.
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Level 60
Jul 4, 2020
@918Winchan We say "Kashmir banega Pakistan" because we are confident that if a plebiscite were to be conducted, which is what should happen according to the UN's decision, the Kashmiris would vote for annexation with Pakistan. However, if they were to vote to be independent (which I highly doubt would happen considering they are surrounded by 3 nuclear armed nations), they will surely be left alone, but as I mentioned, it is highly unlikely.
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Level 63
Jul 6, 2020
Note the Vocabulary used - "Annexation with Pakistan" .

Kashmiris - whether they Might be Hindus ,Muslims or Sikhs , want to remain as a part of India and India only. The rest is terror campaigns funded by Pakistan to disturb the Peace in India.

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Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
@Eigengrau Kashmiris want their own state which INCLUDES Gilgit-Baltistan. I am sure they would want to choose to be with Pakistan, which claims Kashmiri lands as its own and has also riddled both "Azad" Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistani Punjabis with the intention to virtually destroy Kashmiri culture.

I like how you say they would vote for "annexation" by Pakistan, as if you yourself don't want to give them the option for a free state lol.

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Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
@geoquiz123 Like I said to your other account above(or maybe its not idk) Kashmiris are not very fond of either Pakistanis or Indians. The radical islamists who want to be a part of Pakistan don't speak for all Kashmiris. You're delusional.
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Level 63
Jul 6, 2020
@918Winchan Are You forgetting about Kashmiri Pandits, Gurkhas and Sikhs who do not want independent Kashmir, nor unification with pakistan?
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Level 51
Sep 11, 2020
Pakistan just got angry because the last Kashmiri Maharaja wanted Kashmir to join India.
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Level 54
Feb 12, 2021
But the poor people want Pakistan
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Level 55
Mar 4, 2021
@Jeptunker180, no they don't they have stated they want independence. Joining Pakistan would be the third thing they want. Almost all the sources I have looked say they want independence(except for that one biased Qatari Newspaper)
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Level 51
May 14, 2021
Well 90% voted for independence so it's not India vs. Pakistan anymore :)
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Level 60
May 29, 2021
Source?
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Level 67
Jan 23, 2023
I'll try to be as neutral here as I can, but as an Indian, I think I'll have a bit of bias.

In 1947, after independence, Kashmir was left deciding whether to join Pakistan, India or be independent. While they were deciding, Pakistan decided to invade because they thought the Hindu Maharaja would decide to join India. This caused the Maharaja to cede his country to India, which India quickly occupied and defended against Pakistan. However, Pakistan kept a bit of the northeast (Gilgit-Baltistan) and the borders were kept like that due to a UN ceasefire. The UN also demanded a referendum to decide the fate of Kashmir, but this has not happened to this day, likely due to a country (possibly India) delaying this.

However, this didn't stop Pakistan's efforts to get the entire region. Most notably in 1965, they snuck soldiers across the border to incite rebellion among the locals and led to the Indo-Pak war of 1965, which was a victory for India (though both sides claim victory).

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Level 67
Jan 23, 2023
A similar thing happened in 1999 in Kargil, which India held off again. The borders to this day have mostly remained unchanged since 1948, with the exception of China having Aksai Chin.

I think the best action going forward is to have a referendum, but subdivide it with the UN watching over. Kashmiris would have an option to join India or Pakistan, because realistically, I don't think any Kashmiris will vote for independence. This will take into account the 70-year-old border and the displacement it has caused.

The most realistic good scenario (in my opinion) would be making the current border official. I think this would cause the least stress, especially since most Kashmiris who want to join India or Pakistan would be on the right side of the border. This would also negate much reason for more wars since there is a hard border.

I hope that clears it up. Feel free to point evidence of bias or any mistakes I might have made. Otherwise, great quiz. I think the K2 question is fine.

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Level 28
Jun 30, 2020
K2 is part of gilgit baltistan province of pakistan,which is not a part of kashmir. And i have been to the base camp, u can only access it from pakistan.And kashmir is not an indian territory, it is recognized by un as a disputed territory!
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Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
Well @furqanahmad then what do you think of the Kashmiris who say that Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Kashmir? Not only India claims it, Kashmiris claim it too.
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Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
@geoquiz123 Yeah it is. What about it?
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2021
India currently possesses their part of Kashmir and the Siachen Glacier. In my opinion, if they have it, they own it.
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Level 44
Jan 14, 2019
Hockey as the national sport?! All my Brit-Pakistani mates are only into cricket sport-wise!!!
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Level 60
May 30, 2019
Yes, cricket is the most popular sport, but the national sport is still hockey. Football is also catching up in the younger generation.
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Level 21
Feb 24, 2019
Are you from pakistan or visited. Nice Quiz about pakistan !!!
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Level 60
May 30, 2019
Yes, I am a proud Pakistani
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Level 76
May 13, 2020
Having "Islamabad" and "Islam" as answers to separate questions is redundant, since the first auto-fills the second.
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
Replaced the Islam question.
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 73
May 13, 2020
I visited Lahore for a few days in the winter and loved it. I really wanna go back to Pakistan.
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Level 63
May 13, 2020
Nice to see QM feature more South Asian quizzes. Unrelated but how much traffic does JP get from Pakistan?
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Level ∞
May 14, 2020
We don't get a lot of traffic from Pakistan and we probably lose money on the traffic we do get. Sorry.
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Level 66
May 16, 2020
How would you lose money from people visiting your site??
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Level 28
Apr 5, 2021
Running fees?
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Level 28
Jun 30, 2020
Im visiting ur site, and my hundreds of friend too, how can u say its a loss
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2022
How exactly do you think we make money? Visitors to the site cost us money. Advertising makes money. Unless you are in a valuable demographic that advertisers want to reach, you are a money loser for the site.

But don't worry about it. It all works out in the end and we're doing just fine financially. We're happy to lose a little money on our non-US/Europe users and hope that you enjoy using the site.

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Level 83
May 14, 2020
Should've gotten Urdu & Benazir Bhutto (just couldn't pull her name), but pleased to have gotten the goat. Remembered that buzkashi is the national sport in neighboring Afghanistan, so took a shot with "goat".
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Level 69
May 15, 2020
Could you make "moon" a type-in for crescent?
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Level 60
May 24, 2020
Crescent is more suitable as "moon" is too generic.
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Level 55
Aug 22, 2020
But if you put in moon you know what the flag looks like. It is very obviously a moon.
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Level 66
May 16, 2020
It has been a while since I scored so low. Extremely surprised how low the percentage for jasmine was though !! Even I got that! (and not necessarily because I knew, but it was the obvious choice, besides perhaps lotus. I wouldn't be snowdrop or edelweiss or something like that.
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Level 25
Jul 2, 2020
Despite being the lingua-franca, Urdu is spoken by only 8% of Pakistanis as a first language. Thus, there are only about 16 M native Urdu speakers in Pakistan while India has 60 M. Interesting!
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Level 60
Jul 4, 2020
Yes, but not being spoken as a first language does not mean they cannot speak it. I would argue that in actuality, more people speak Urdu in Pakistan than India, however not as the first language.
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Level 88
Jul 6, 2020
Hmm... never heard of a markhor before.
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Level 54
Nov 13, 2020
it is known as Ibex.
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Level 56
Jul 6, 2020
Can you accept cresent/crecent
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Level 84
Jul 6, 2020
I got "goat" on my way to typing in "goat carcass polo" for the national sport, but on reflection I think that's actually popular in Afghanistan or Kyrgyzstan.
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Level 58
Jul 7, 2020
umm , you surely were not seriously thinking that goat carcass polo could be the national sport of any country
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Level 58
Jul 7, 2020
it has only been around 70 years since division of india and pakistan , so atleast my first guess was hockey-- national sport of india
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Level 84
Jul 8, 2020
according to Google it is the national sport of Krygyzstan. Kok Boru, or in some other Central Asian countries Buzkashi. Look it up.
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2020
"Goat carcass polo" sounds a lot more messed up than Buzkashi.
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2020
I forgot English was a national language and guessed Urdu, Punjabi, Farsi, Pashto and Arabic before giving up. Coincidentally, Pashto and Punjabi are answers as well, so make what you will of that.
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Level 67
Jul 6, 2020
Add moon as alternative to crescent?
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2020
I forgot the "h" on Jinnah :(
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2020
I purposely removed the type-in "Jinna" because on every other JetPunk quiz, it is "Jinna". I wanted people to learn that there is an "h" in the end. Good to see my plan working...
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Level 72
Sep 12, 2020
Good! Means the people who spell correctly don't get left with an extra letter hanging for the next clue!
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Level 38
Jul 7, 2020
randomly guessed hockey and got it
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Level 63
Jul 9, 2020
I had no idea English was an official language in Pakistan. Also very interesting to see that neither official language is one of the two most widely known languages.

Good quiz!

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Level 60
Jul 17, 2020
Although English may not be that well known (only in cities and relatively richer areas), Urdu is spoken all over the country, albeit not as a first language. The point is that there are actually more Urdu speakers than any other regional language, but only if you count it as a second language.
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Level 64
Jul 31, 2020
Its reached the 10000 taken mark
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Level 58
Sep 2, 2020
to sacrifice my own life for pakistan!!
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Level 55
Sep 2, 2020
gud quiz
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Level 46
Nov 3, 2020
Accept moon for crescent?
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Level 74
Mar 23, 2022
I agree. Presumably, it's not a random crescent - it's the crescent moon, which is religiously significant.
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Level 58
Jan 22, 2021
Accept moon!
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Level 54
Apr 29, 2021
Great Quiz!!
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Level 59
Jun 19, 2021
Being Pakistani and taking these quizzes can be stressful because you feel like a fake Pakistani if you do badly lol, I got 20 cuz I couldn't think of Quetta and I forgot about goat
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2021
Lol same for me, even though i made these quizzes. I barely remember any Presidents or Prime Ministers, but geography is relatively easy for me.
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Level 24
Aug 30, 2021
Alright I got 21 in first attempt.... Missed That goat... also never thought they called it pashto... the language... nice quiz
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Level 44
Mar 23, 2022
Nice quiz, but by far, Bangladesh Day celebrated in Washington D.C. (or the Independence Day) is much better.

I am Bangladeshi, so I have a bit of a personal bias, but happy Pakistan Day!

🇧🇩❤️🇵🇰

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Level 65
Mar 23, 2022
Maybe add a question about Citizen Khan (the British sitcom)?
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Level 81
Mar 23, 2022
Good quiz. Nice to see a quiz about Pakistan on Pakistan Day.

And please do not accept moon as answer for Crescent. The more accurate answer is Crescent.

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Level 64
Mar 24, 2022
Does it annoy anyone else to see "Field hockey" rather than... yknow... Hockey?

And the game is played on a pitch!

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Level 55
Mar 25, 2022
Please set 'crescent' type-ins to 'CRE[CS]+ENT' and/or accept 'moon'. I tried both 'moon' and 'cresent' but neither were accepted.