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The Geographical Quiz – August 2015

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

1 MUSICAL MEANINGS
The Czech anthem, Kde domov můj (Where is my home?), reflects years of shifting borders, while Tuva’s Tooruktug Dolgay Tangdym means The Forest is Full of Pine Nuts. Where does Ja, vi elsker dette landet (Yes, we love this country) come from?
A) Denmark
B) Norway
C) Sweden

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b) NORWAY


 

2 WEDDING RITUALS
Female relatives of a groom perform kupeka begi (Send a Bag), bringing the bride gifts from her husband-to-be. The bride’s female relations perform kupeka mswaki (Bring the Toothbrush), delivering the groom toiletries. Which language?
A) Hausa
B) Swahili
C) Igbo

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B) SWAHILI


 

3ROSES ARE RED, YELLOW, WHITE... DILEMMA
Throughout history, the rose has signified secrecy. Don’t give red flowers in a certain European country unless you are in love with the lady and want to compete for her, and certainly not red roses. White and yellow roses, however, are okay. But where?
A) Hungary
B) Spain
C) Finland

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A) HUNGARY

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