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The Geographical Quiz – February 2015

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

1 SEA WOMEN
Abalone fishing is often done by husband and wife teams. The women, thought to be better at holding their breath, do the pearl diving, while the husbands take charge of the boat. The wives are known as ama (or ‘sea-women’). Which country?
A) South Korea
B) The Philippines
C) Japan

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C) JAPAN


 

2 MOTTOES
Two characterful mottoes are Cygnis Insignis (Western Australia: Latin, ‘Distinguished by its swans’) and Sub umbra floreo (Belize: Latin, ‘Under the shade I flourish’). But what does the Greek motto Eleutheria i thanatos stand for?
A) Glory and Honour
B) Liberty or Death
C) Long Live the Homeland

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B) LIBERTY OR DEATH


 

3 FLYING FLAGS
The Swiss flag is the only national flag that is square. The Nepalese flag has five sides. Liechtenstein’s flag had a crown put on it in 1937 to distinguish it from Haiti’s. Which country’s flag uniquely has only one colour and what colour is it?
A) Malta: Red
B) Panama: Blue
C) Libya: Green

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C) LIBYA: GREEN

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