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The Geographical Quiz – February 2016

  • Written by  Adam Jacot de Boinod
  • Published in Quiz
Test your global knowledge

1 Double Valentine
In which country is Valentine’s Day held on two different dates? 14 February is known as White Day, when girls express their love to boys by presenting chocolate. 14 March is when the male has to return the gift he received.
A) South Korea
B) Japan
C) China


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2 Time of day
Different cultures have vocabulary that divides up the day. The Zarma people of Western Africa use wete for mid-morning, while the Hausa of Nigeria have azahar to cover 1.30pm to around 3pm. In which country is 11am to 1pm called wushi?
A) Brazil
B) China
C) India

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3 The way of the world
For the Bambara people, east is the land of the dead, to the west lie the ‘sunset people’ and loveliness, north is the seventh heaven, the dwelling of the great god Faro, and south are evil beings whom Faro was forced to destroy. Where is this?
A) Papua New Guinea
B) Guatemala
C) Mali

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