Vanuatu Country Quiz

🇻🇺 Take this quiz to see what you know about this Oceanian country you don't hear much about.
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: August 12, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 2, 2019
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Capital of Vanuatu
Port Vila
Official languages of Vanuatu
Oceanian sub-division in which Vanuatu is located
Largest island of Vanuatu
(shares its name with a Brazilian state)
Espiritu Santo
Vanuatu's second most populous city and that island's main city
Sea located between Vanuatu and Australia
Coral Sea
French overseas territory located just southwest of Vanuatu
New Caledonia
Former name of Vanuatu before it gained its independence in 1980
New Hebrides
British sea captain who gave Vanuatu that name
James Cook
Currency of Vanuatu
Term for a group of people who built airplane runways in hopes that supply-laden
airplanes will land on them (as happened on Vanuatu during WWII)
Cargo Cult
Food product that accounts for 71% of exports
What Vanuatu sells for $150,000, one of the least expensive prices worldwide
Plant whose roots are prepared into a beverage with sedative properties (starts with K)
The last recorded practice of this scary "ism" took place in 1969
British royal, born 1921, who is worshiped as a divine being by the Kastom people
Prince Philip
Modern-day activity similar to traditional Vanuatu "land diving"
Bungee Jumping
Vanuatu has 113 of these, the highest per-capita of any country
Indigenous languages
Level 69
Jun 22, 2020
Was wondering if the Prince Philip question would come up!
Level 79
Jun 22, 2020
Why do you not accept Duke of Edinburgh?
Level 71
Jun 23, 2020
Level 68
Oct 11, 2020
That's what I put.
Level 87
Jun 22, 2020
Quite a workout, this quiz! Good job, thanks!
Level 76
Jun 24, 2020
Also accept "land-diving platforms" for the final question?
Level 75
Jun 28, 2020
Doesn't the Vatican have more languages per capita?
Level 83
Aug 20, 2020
I guess Latin doesn't count as an indigenous language
Level 86
Jun 30, 2020
Well, for me, vanuatu = volcanoes. I'm surprised that there isn't a question about them here.
Level 75
Sep 29, 2020
Like, "For Arp, Vanuatu = ______" ?
Level 89
Dec 22, 2020
I guess it's because they both start with V?
Level 86
Dec 22, 2020
Funny. But seriously, it's a very volcanic country ;).
Level 67
Dec 22, 2020
I tried that for the "per capita" answer. Volcanoes per capita is a criminally underused metric.
Level 65
Dec 22, 2020
Surprised to not find: "gained its independence from this country in..."
Level 59
Dec 22, 2020
So shocking I know right.
Level 51
Dec 22, 2020
I learned that I know more about Vanuatu then I thought I did
Level 68
Dec 22, 2020
Are we saying other countries sell citizenship for over $150,000?
Level 48
Jan 28, 2021
Yup! St Kitts, St Lucia, Grenada, even Malta if I remember correctly. A number of countries have some form of "citizenship by investment." It would be interesting to find a full list, but Vanuatu is certainly among the cheapest.
Level 63
Apr 23, 2021
those poor Vanuatuans are gonna be devastated when they learn about Prince Philip's death. :(
Level 80
Oct 5, 2022
I was sure Vanuatu was selling either "friendship" or a "relationship". I was disappointed.
Level 67
Dec 17, 2022
I kept trying to write "New Hebrides" as answer, but apparently "New New Hebrides" isn't a right answer. XD
Level 49
Jul 25, 2023
I kept trying ‘bunjee’ jumping.It was bungee jumping