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100 Country Trivia Questions of Varying Difficulty

Can you answer these 100 questions about countries of the world - each one of which was guessed correctly a different percentage of the time?
Mostly from featured country quizzes with a few exceptions
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Last updated: December 12, 2021
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100
What is the capital city of the United States?
Washington D.C.
99
On what river do the vast majority of Egyptians live?
Nile
98
What is the currency of the United Kingdom?
Pound Sterling
97
What is the main export of Qatar?
Oil / natural gas
96
Who is the current president of Russia?
Vladimir Putin
95
What major falls are located on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border?
Victoria Falls
94
What is the German word for Germany?
Deutschland
93
What Turkish empire was dissolved in 1923?
Ottoman Empire
92
What French museum is the most visited in the world?
Musée du Louvre
91
What nickname is often used when referring to Japan?
Land of the Rising Sun
90
What is the most sacred animal in hinduism?
Cow
89
What British islands were invaded by Argentina in 1982?
Falkland Islands
88
What is the most populous city in Quebec?
Montreal
87
What was the DR Congo known as, from 1971 to 1997?
Zaire
86
What is Sweden's all-time bestselling musical act?
ABBA
85
What germanic language is mainly spoken in South Africa?
Afrikaans
84
Who was the first leader of communist China?
Mao Zedong
83
What dog breed is named for a Mexican state?
Chihuahua
82
What greek island was home to the Minoan civilisation?
Crete
81
What religious leader was born in southern Nepal around 480 BC?
Buddha
80
What dictator killed 20% of Cambodia's population in the 1970s?
Pol Pot
79
What peninsula comprises both Spain and Portugal?
Iberia
78
What colombian drug lord was "worth $30 billion"?
Pablo Escobar
77
What ballroom dance in 3/4 time is emblematic of Vienna?
Waltz
76
What Korean martial art is an Olympic sport?
Taekwondo
75
What is Ireland's main airline company?
Ryanair
74
Who is undoubtedly Denmark's most famous fairy tale writer?
Hans Christian Andersen
73
What ice cream ingredient is Madagascar's top export?
Vanilla
72
What dictator was born in Georgia as Ioseb Besarionis dzе Djugashvili?
Joseph Stalin
71
What is Italy's tallest volcano?
Mount Etna
70
What word is defined as the support of a Jewish state in the Holy Land?
Zionism
69
What type of tree is depicted on the flag of Lebanon?
Cedar
68
Who is Switzerland's most famous tennis player?
Roger Federer
67
What major river forms the border between Thailand and Laos?
Mekong
66
What is the word for a narrow strip of land connecting
two larger landmasses, like Panama for instance?
Isthmus
65
What 2006 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio tackles the issue
of diamond trade during the civil war in Sierra Leone?
Blood Diamond
64
What acronym was North Macedonia also known as until 2019?
FYROM
63
Who was the founder of the first Norse settlement in Greenland?
Erik the Red
62
What stinky fruit is banned in Singapore's subway?
Durian
61
What region of Sudan has known a genocide in the 21st century?
Darfur
60
What infamous dictator was known as "The Butcher of Uganda"?
Idi Amin
59
What is the most populous city in the Philippines?
Quezon City
58
What neozelandese mountain climber became the first person
to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953?
Edmund Hillary
57
What conquistador invaded the Inca Empire?
Francisco Pizarro
56
What was the profession of the current Ukrainian president
Volodymyr Zelensky prior to his election in 2019?
Comedian
55
What legendary sailor of the seven seas was said to live in Iraq?
Sinbad
54
What major city in Senegal shares its name with a city in Missouri?
Saint-Louis
53
What strait separates Tierra del Fuego from mainland Chile?
Strait of Magellan
52
Who has been the President of Belarus since 1994?
Alexander Lukashenko
51
What famous resort town is located at the eastern
tip of Hispaniola, in the Dominican Republic?
Punta Cana
50
What is the national gemstone of Australia?
Opal
49
What island of the Solomon Islands was the site of a WWII battle?
Guadalcanal
48
What is the act of throwing someone out of a window called?
(It famously happened in Prague in 1419 and 1618)
Defenestration
47
What region of northern Tanzania is known for its wildebeest migration?
Serengeti
46
Who established Taiwan after fleeing mainland China in 1949?
Chiang Kai-shek
45
What ruler of the Mali Empire is often (inaccurately)
said to be the richest person in history?
Mansa Musa
44
What slogan appears on the Brazilian flag?
Ordem e Progresso
43
What is the main ethnic group of Laponia?
Sámi
42
What hungarian piano virtuoso composed "Hungarian Rhapsody"?
Franz Liszt
41
What Cuban dictator was overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1959?
Fulgencio Batista
40
What is the largest island in Yemen?
Socotra
39
What former footballer is currently the president of Liberia?
George Weah
38
What is the most commonly spoken mother tongue in Jamaica?
Jamaican Patois
37
What radical socialist party ruled Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990?
Sandinista
36
What holiday does Kazakhstan celebrate on January 7?
Christmas
35
Major ocean bay in Venezuela, incorrectly called a "lake"
Maracaibo
34
Who was the leader of the Haitian Revolution?
Toussaint Louverture
33
What warlord born in Uzbekistan in 1336 has led conquests
which have killed an estimated 5% of the world's population?
Timur
32
What river do the Paraguay and Uruguay rivers both join?
Paraná
31
What city, technically the second-biggest in Moldova,
is the capital of the breakaway state of Transnistria?
Tiraspol
30
What was the colonial name of Benin?
Dahomey
29
What Mozambique-born footballer was known as the "Black Panther"?
Eusébio
28
What word, starting with J, is the official ideology of North Korea?
Juche
27
What belgian painter said that a representation of a pipe isn't a pipe?
René Magritte
26
What tributary of the Danube flows through Belgrade in Serbia
and forms parts of the border between Bosnia and Croatia?
Sava
25
What region of Papua New Guinea overwhelmingly
voted to become independent in 2019?
Bougainville
24
What supervolcano erupted 74,000 years ago in Indonesia,
nearly causing humans to become extinct?
Lake Toba
23
What mountain in Ecuador is the tallest in the world,
if measured from the center of the Earth?
Chimborazo
22
What is the two-letter country code for Algeria?
DZ
21
What does Honduras mean in spanish?
Depths
20
What mountain range, starting with Z, spans across Iran?
Zagros
19
What is the biggest port on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia?
Dammam
18
What ancient kingdom located in northern Somalia
was an essential trading partner of ancient Egypt?
Land of Punt
17
What white flower is a national symbol of Pakistan?
Jasmine
16
What Ethiopian city was the center of an empire from 100 to 940 AD?
Aksum
15
What norwegian figure skater won 3 gold medals at the Olympics?
Sonja Henie
14
What female name is given to the northernmost
point in mainland Africa, located in Tunisia?
Cape Angela
13
What european species of wild cattle went extinct in Poland in 1627?
Aurochs
12
What is the currency of Mongolia?
Tögrög
11
What is the name of the Palace in which the Pope resides?
Apostolic Palace
10
Who delivers eggs in Lithuania, in addition to the Easter Bunny?
Easter Granny
9
On what island does Nassau (the capital of the Bahamas) lie?
New Providence
8
What Formula 1 pilot died during the qualifications of the 1994
San Marino Grand Prix, just one day before Ayrton Senna?
Roland Ratzenberger
7
What is the most populous city in Trinidad-and-Tobago?
Chaguanas
6
What city was the capital of Bhutan until 1955?
Punakha
5
What archipelago consisting of two hundred small forested islands
is the only UNESCO World Heritage of Palau?
Rock Islands
4
What tiny man-made island is shared by Bahrain and Saudi Arabia?
Passport Island
3
What part of Earth's crust comprises Guyana and its neighbours?
Guyana Shield
2
What is the name given to the carnival that takes place in Grenada?
Spicemas
1
What kingdom encompassed the territory of modern-day Kosovo
before it was conquered by the Roman Empire in 28 BC?
Dardania
3 Comments
+1
Level 60
Dec 2, 2020
On #58, I would suggest using Kiwi instead of neozelandese, and on #33, the wording should be changed to past tense.
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Level 77
Dec 12, 2021
Northernmost point of Tunisia is cap Engela.
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Level 82
Dec 12, 2021
it's Angela but I can allow Engela