North Korea Country Quiz

How much do you know about the world's most isolated country?
Quiz by railway14
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Last updated: March 14, 2022
First submittedApril 11, 2013
Times taken18,588
Average score66.7%
Rating4.09
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Capital city
Pyongyang
The year in which Kim Il-sung, founder of North Korea, died
1994
The sea between North Korea and China
Yellow Sea
Current Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
What 'DMZ' stands for
Demilitarized Zone
Disaster that struck North Korea from 1994–1998
Famine
In 2020, North Korea spent 24% of its GDP on this sector
Military
Technically, North Korea is still at war with this country
South Korea
North Korea shares a short, 17 km border with this nation
Russia
The tallest building in North Korea, still unfinished after construction started in 1987
Ryugyong Hotel
The country's ruling political party
Workers' Party of Korea
In 2011, the North Korean constitution was amended to remove references to this political ideology
Communism
Official state ideology (begins with J)
Juche
A nickname for North Korea, owing to its isolation from other countries
Hermit Kingdom
Official state belief system of North Korea
Atheism
Foreign city in which most embassies to North Korea are located
Beijing
The name of the country's highest mountain
Paektu
Weapons first tested by North Korea in 2006
Nuclear Weapons
With a capacity of 114,000 people, 'Rungrado 1st of May' is the second largest ______ in the world
Stadium
The year in which the men's football (soccer) team first appeared in the World Cup
1966
American basketball player who is friends with the leader of North Korea
Dennis Rodman
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Level 50
Oct 25, 2017
Check out my North Korea Quiz: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/23832/the-north-korea-quiz
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Level 91
May 19, 2020
Typo in the 16th hint "theses," unless you intended the plural of thesis and I completely missed the point!
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Level ∞
May 19, 2020
Fixed. p.s. Wow, level 87!
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Level 57
Jun 21, 2020
Quizmaster is jealous as he know that his ∞ symbol is not true
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Level 87
Aug 24, 2020
According to his profile, he's only level 59.
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Level 21
Aug 24, 2020
How do you know?
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Level 55
Aug 24, 2020
If you go to someone's profile it tells you their levels in each language
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Level 51
Aug 27, 2020
hehe I've been to nebraska... quismaster has not
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Level 69
May 19, 2020
Atheism is not a religion, putting it into quotation marks doesn't make the question more correct or answerable.

nice quizz for the rest! and shoutout to all North Korean jetpunkers!

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Level 29
Aug 29, 2020
There are no NK jetpunkers and that is literally how NK treats Atheism, as well as exactly what quotation marks are used for, sit down
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Level 73
Sep 4, 2020
He is right, though. Adding the quotation marks to relativize the term doesn't erase the fact that it still has no similarity at all with what it's describing. The fact that north koreans have their own particular brand of superstitious fanaticism built around earthly objects (government, rulers) doesn't make it a case of atheism and religion being synonymous, nor even resembling such state to merit quotation marks. If anything, it's not really atheism, no matter what they might call it.

As for the totally irrelevant point about there being no north korean jetpunkers (which has no relation to the other point you addressed), sit down.

It's easy being a rude ass, while also not backing up your refutations with a proper and logical argument, isn't it?

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Level 58
Mar 17, 2021
Maybe the solution could be to change the wording to "belief system" instead of religion? One could argue atheism is a belief system built around not believing in any organized religious doctrine, so it wouldn't be wrong.

I agree that religion and atheism just don't work because they literally cancel each other out. Also, the thought that states have to have an official religion seems like an idea that North Korea would protest in general if it truly is Atheism.

Also, no need for snarky comments people, keep it civil.

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Level 86
May 19, 2020
I'm sorry but I really have to take issue with the tallest building question. The answer is basically already filled in. Kind of the same thing with the North Korea nickname question. What is the point of using this site if I don't even need to properly answer difficult questions? There have been a lot of generous clues lately with the new country quizzes. I understand the need to not alienate newer users, but I disagree with giving away the answers to tougher questions. I come to Jetpunk to use my brain and challenge myself and this quiz felt almost boring.
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Level 66
May 21, 2020
Not everyone is at Level 82. I love these new quizes, from a variety of quizwriters. There is a bit of simplification, that is true, but there is also a question or two that make me scratch my head, and I'm talking about those countries that I know a fair amount about. I think that at the end of the day, these quizes are fair, and fun. I think that this is the most important thing on this site, that we have a bit of fun.

railway 14, fun quiz. Well done.

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Level 67
May 27, 2020
You must have a horrible time doing crossword puzzles, if you can only fill in the answer where no letters are shown already, the agony..

If you already kjnow the answer, you already know it, if you need a push to get it, you needed a push to get it..

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Level 86
Aug 30, 2020
Where did I mention crosswords?..
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Level 73
Sep 4, 2020
It's always amusing to see people boasting about how smart they are only to subsequently fail to grasp a simple sarcastic inference and taking things literally.
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Level 49
Sep 23, 2020
Still, even with the hint only 47% got the answer, so.
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Level 32
Mar 5, 2021
These quizzes are designed for everyone, and if you find them too easy, you could try out another quiz. Some people enjoy them at this level, and you might just be making them feel stupid.
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Level 82
May 19, 2020
Was hoping for the "who is the president of North Korea" question! ;-)
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Level 54
Nov 24, 2020
Me too
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Level 76
May 19, 2020
Technically, I don't think the North and South recognize each other as separate countries.
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Level 71
May 20, 2020
After Sung - Jong - Jongun ......... I couldn't get Song Sung Blue song out of my head (thanks to Neil Diamond)
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Level 87
May 20, 2020
Here's a quiz I made about Kim Jong-un.
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Level 69
May 21, 2020
It's funny how DMZ is named, despite the fact the it is actually the most heavily militarized zone in the world.
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Level 53
May 22, 2020
COMMUNISM.
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Level 84
May 31, 2020
Starvation should be accepted.
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Level 71
Aug 24, 2020
Unfortunately in too many places in this world, it still is.
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Level 83
Aug 24, 2020
I think it's more impressive to hold 105,000 college football fans than 114,000 emaciated Koreans.
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Level 78
Aug 24, 2020
Please accept "Defense" for military spending.
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Level 83
Aug 24, 2020
maybe accept "defense" for "military?"
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Level 80
Aug 24, 2020
Seconded, it actually fits the question better than military/army etc
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Level 77
Aug 24, 2020
It was my first answer, military was my second.
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2020
Hermit Kingdom? I thought North Korea's nickname was "the Happiest Place on Earth."
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Level 51
Aug 27, 2020
Can you allow defense for military? and any other similar terms
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Level 31
Aug 28, 2020
Yeah and attack
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Level 31
Aug 28, 2020
Jk.
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Level 79
Oct 24, 2020
I'm from South Korea and this was difficult for me.... Please accept 'Arduous March' for 'Famine'!!!
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Level 72
Nov 11, 2020
The Korean War officially ended with a peace treaty signed on April 27, 2018 so that should probably be updated.
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Level 41
Feb 15, 2021
Athiesm isn't a religion. It's a lack of religion.
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Level 48
Mar 22, 2021
Surprised they weren't all just "Kim Jong-Un" over and over
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Level 41
Aug 18, 2021
Shit country
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Level 60
Jan 11, 2022
I'm surprised that there wasn't a question about Trump's visit in 2019 Whether anyone likes or dislikes him, it was historic as no other sitting president had ever done this, and the North Korean press were amazed. It deserves a mention.
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Level 27
May 9, 2022
Please allow "Baekdu" for Paektu Mountain as it is also a correct romanisation. And "Kim Jung Un" for Kim Jong-Un because again it is a correct romanisation. 김정은 ("Kim Jeong Eun") is his name, and "Jung" is generally a widely known and accepted romanisation of the word 정 (Jeong), even more so than "Jong"

Also please accept "Yellow" for "Yellow Sea", I have seen other quizmasters accept that.