World Choir Games: Countries Trivia Quiz

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There are a lot of interesting countries in the world, and this being said, there are a lot of places that we can visit. People in a given region have the same cultures, and in world history, we got to learn more about different cultures. Get to know a little bit more about the countries & cultures of Cincinnati's visitors for the World Choir Games by taking up this test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    At 11,942 feet above sea level , my capital city is the highest capital city in the world! You may also want to practice your Spanish before heading out and climbing in my section of the Andes Mountains. What country am I?  

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      Bolivia

    • C.

      Chile

    • D.

      Colombia

    Correct Answer
    B. Bolivia
    Explanation
    Bolivia is the correct answer because it is known for having the highest capital city in the world, La Paz, which is located at an elevation of 11,942 feet above sea level. Additionally, Bolivia is part of the Andes Mountains, making it a popular destination for climbers.

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  • 2. 

    I am located in southeastern Europe, and I was once part of Yugoslavia. My most famous son is named Tito (not Jackson). While you’re visiting, be sure to check out the beaches in Dubrovnik, as well as the sights on the Adriatic Coastline. What country am I?   

    • A.

      Hungary

    • B.

      Greece

    • C.

      Albania

    • D.

      Croatia

    Correct Answer
    D. Croatia
    Explanation
    Croatia is the correct answer because it is located in southeastern Europe and was once part of Yugoslavia. Its most famous son, Tito, was not Michael Jackson but the former president Josip Broz Tito. Croatia is known for its beautiful beaches in Dubrovnik and the sights along the Adriatic Coastline.

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  • 3. 

    I’m the ninth-largest country in the world (in terms of land area). I am also the largest landlocked country in the world. I’m trans-continental -- part of me encompasses Europe, while the other part sits squarely in Asia. You may hear some Russian, but it is not my first national language.   What country am I?

    • A.

      Kazakhstan

    • B.

      Armenia

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      Finland

    Correct Answer
    A. Kazakhstan
    Explanation
    Kazakhstan is the correct answer because it is the ninth-largest country in the world in terms of land area and is also the largest landlocked country. It is trans-continental, with a part of it located in Europe and the other part in Asia. While Russian may be spoken in Kazakhstan, it is not the country's first national language.

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  • 4. 

    My capital city is fit for a king. But watch out: if you’re a chicken, you may get jerked around. Although my national language is English, you may hear a variety Patois while visiting a resort in my Blue Mountains. What country am I? 

    • A.

      Panama

    • B.

      Jamaica

    • C.

      Guyana

    • D.

      Venezuela

    Correct Answer
    B. Jamaica
    Explanation
    Jamaica is the correct answer because it is known for its capital city, Kingston, which has a rich history and cultural significance. It is often referred to as the "Kingston, fit for a king." The mention of being jerked around if you're a chicken refers to the popular Jamaican dish, jerk chicken. Additionally, Jamaica is known for its Blue Mountains, where you may hear a variety of Patois, which is a Jamaican dialect, while visiting a resort.

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  • 5. 

    My soccer team, affectionately known as "The Super Eagles," is among the best on the African continent. My green and white flag, and although simple, it's very distinct. The name of my highest-profile city is eerily close to the name of famous children's (or adult) building blocks. I am the economic powerhouse of West Africa. What country am I?

    • A.

      Ghana

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      Madagascar

    Correct Answer
    C. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Nigeria is the correct answer because it is known for its soccer team called "The Super Eagles" and has a green and white flag. The highest-profile city in Nigeria is Lagos, which sounds similar to "Legos," the famous children's building blocks. Nigeria is also considered the economic powerhouse of West Africa.

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  • 6. 

    My official language is German, and I have 8 neighboring countries. If you’re looking for a good time, take stroll along the banks of the Danube River. While you’re in the Alps, take plenty of pictures of the landscape. On your way out, visit the birthplace of Mozart, my most famous son. What country am I?

    • A.

      Switzerland

    • B.

      Belgium

    • C.

      The Netherlands

    • D.

      Austria

    Correct Answer
    D. Austria
    Explanation
    Austria is the correct answer because it is a country where German is the official language and it has 8 neighboring countries. The mention of the Danube River and the Alps also points to Austria as the country being described. Additionally, the birthplace of Mozart being mentioned further confirms that the country is Austria, as Mozart is one of its most famous sons.

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  • 7. 

    I’m a country of many Guinness World Records: At 1,178 miles, I have the longest street in the world; at 4,860 miles, I have the longest highway in the world; and at 125,566 miles, I have the longest coastline in the world. Other interesting facts: Hockey is my national pastime, I have 6 times zones, and I have two national languages. Furthermore, 1 in 10 of world’s refugees are resettled within my borders. What country am I?

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Norway

    • D.

      Finland

    Correct Answer
    B. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada is the correct answer because it is known for having many Guinness World Records, such as the longest street, the longest highway, and the longest coastline in the world. It also has six time zones and two national languages. Additionally, Canada is a country that resettles a significant number of the world's refugees within its borders.

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  • 8. 

    I’m a Kingdom located on the Iberian Peninsula. Among my sons, I can count Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali among the most influential. I have a large German and English-speaking ex-pat community. What country am I?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Argentina

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    C. Spain
    Explanation
    Spain is the correct answer because it is a kingdom located on the Iberian Peninsula. Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, both influential artists, were born in Spain. Spain also has a large community of German and English-speaking expatriates.

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  • 9. 

    Together with Estonia and Lithuania, I am part of what are known as the "Baltic States." I was once part of the Soviet Union, but I became part of the European Union in 2004. What country am I?

    • A.

      Latvia

    • B.

      Macedonia

    • C.

      Albania

    • D.

      Romania

    Correct Answer
    A. Latvia
    Explanation
    Latvia is the correct answer. The question provides two key pieces of information: being part of the Baltic States and joining the European Union in 2004. Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia are commonly referred to as the Baltic States, and out of the given options, only Latvia fits this description. The other options, Macedonia, Albania, and Romania, do not meet the criteria mentioned in the question.

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  • 10. 

    Until 1939, I was known as Siam; as such, I am the setting of the famous film "The King and I" -- a movie banned within my borders. Generally speaking, all men in my country are expected to become monks between high school and marriage. If you’re in the capital city, you are likely to see a temple on every corner. What country am I?

    • A.

      Thailand

    • B.

      Laos

    • C.

      Vietnam

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    A. Thailand
    Explanation
    Thailand is the correct answer because it was known as Siam until 1939 and is the setting of the famous film "The King and I". Additionally, it is common for men in Thailand to become monks between high school and marriage, and there are many temples in the capital city.

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  • 11. 

    If you’re having trouble solving a Rubik's cube, you can ask someone from my country -- after all, we invented it! We also invented the ballpoint pen. My largest city, which is also my capital, is mistakenly associated with Buddha; however, most of my residents are Catholic. What country am I?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Hungary

    • C.

      Malaysia

    • D.

      Azerbaijan

    Correct Answer
    B. Hungary
    Explanation
    Hungary is the correct answer because the clue states that the country invented the Rubik's cube and the ballpoint pen, which is true. Additionally, the clue mentions that the largest city, which is also the capital, is mistakenly associated with Buddha, but most of the residents are Catholic. This is referring to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, which is often associated with the iconic statue of Buddha, even though Hungary is a predominantly Catholic country.

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  • 12. 

    Afrikaans is the most widely-spoken language; however, it is not the national language -- English is. I am home of the oldest desert in the world, and I am the most sparsely populated country on the African continent. What country am I?

    • A.

      Chad

    • B.

      Algeria

    • C.

      Morocco

    • D.

      Namibia

    Correct Answer
    D. Namibia
    Explanation
    Namibia is the correct answer because it is home to the oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert. Additionally, it is the most sparsely populated country in Africa, with a low population density compared to other countries on the continent.

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  • 13. 

    I was once a penal colony for thieves, and 20% of my land is desert -- much of my land is considered uninhabitable. The sheep outnumber the people (1:8 ratio). A "mozzie" is a mosquito, and a "Barbie" is not a doll. What country am I?

    • A.

      Mexico

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Mongolia

    Correct Answer
    B. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia is the correct answer because it was once a penal colony for thieves and has a significant amount of desert land. The mention of "mozzie" and "Barbie" also suggests Australian slang and culture. Additionally, Australia is known for having a large population of sheep compared to its human population.

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  • 14. 

    Scientists have estimated that my rainforest may contain up to 4 million species of plants and animals. My soccer team has won the World Cup trophy a record five times. I have the fifth-largest population in the world (and a rapidly growing economy). The statue that sits atop Sugarloaf Mountain is considered one of the new "7 Wonders of the World." What country am I?

    • A.

      Sri Lanka

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Honduras

    • D.

      Cambodia

    Correct Answer
    B. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil is the correct answer because it is known for its rainforest, soccer team winning the World Cup five times, fifth-largest population, and a rapidly growing economy. The statue atop Sugarloaf Mountain is also considered one of the new "7 Wonders of the World."

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  • 15. 

    We invented chess and yoga. Although we did not invent democracy, we have the biggest one in the world!  We are 1/3 the size of the United States, but our population of 1.1 billion people makes us the second most populated country in the world. Because the cow is considered sacred, you won’t find a lot of people eating steak. What country am I? 

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    A. India
    Explanation
    India is the correct answer because it is the second most populated country in the world with a population of 1.1 billion people, despite being only 1/3 the size of the United States. Additionally, India is known for inventing chess and yoga, and it has the largest democracy in the world. The mention of cows being considered sacred in India further supports the answer.

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  • 16. 

    Noah's Ark is said to have landed in the Mountains of Ararat, a mountain chain within my borders. My largest city, which is also the second largest in Europe, is the only city in the world built on two continents. I am the birthplace of both the Apostle Paul and Homer, the author of the "Illiad." What country am I?

    • A.

      Israel

    • B.

      Turkey

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Portugal

    Correct Answer
    B. Turkey
    Explanation
    Turkey is the correct answer because it is the country that contains the Mountains of Ararat, where Noah's Ark is said to have landed. Additionally, Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is the only city in the world built on two continents, Europe and Asia. Turkey is also the birthplace of both the Apostle Paul and Homer, the author of the "Illiad."

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  • 17. 

    As the largest country in the world, I constitute approximately 1/7th of the world's landmass. I span 2 continents and 8 time zones. Our national language utilizes the Cyrillic alphabet, as opposed to the Latin alphabet. I put the first man in space in 1961. What country am I?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
    Explanation
    Russia is the correct answer because it is the largest country in the world, covering approximately 1/7th of the world's landmass. It spans 2 continents (Europe and Asia) and 8 time zones. The national language of Russia uses the Cyrillic alphabet, and Russia was the first country to put a man in space in 1961.

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  • 18. 

    Many of my largest employers will conduct morning exercise sessions for all of their employees. When we are not playing baseball, we will take a moment to watch a special form of wrestling -- the national sport. We are the largest producer of automobiles in the world. It is often required to give your landlord a "gift" equal to two months rent prior to moving into and apartment. What country am I?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      South Korea

    Correct Answer
    B. Japan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Japan because the statement mentions that the country is the largest producer of automobiles in the world, which is true for Japan. Additionally, it mentions the tradition of giving a "gift" equal to two months rent to the landlord, which is a common practice in Japan. The mention of morning exercise sessions and watching a special form of wrestling also aligns with cultural practices in Japan.

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  • 19. 

    Modern beer was invented here. At 160 liters per person, we are the heaviest beer drinkers in the world (per capita). Within the European Union, I have the highest number of Wi-Fi subscribers. Gregor Mendel, widely considered the "father of genetics," was born within my borders. What country am I?

    • A.

      Czech Republic

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Poland

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    A. Czech Republic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Czech Republic. The country is known for inventing modern beer and having the highest beer consumption per capita. It also has the highest number of Wi-Fi subscribers within the European Union. Gregor Mendel, the "father of genetics," was born within the borders of the Czech Republic.

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  • 20. 

    One in 5 people in the world come from within my borders. Despite my large size, my entire country contains only one time zone. In the 4th century B.C., we discovered that blood circulated.  By the 2nd century B.C., we were drilling for natural gas and using it as a heat source. To date, we’ve hosted the world’s most expensive Olympic Games; we’ve also hosted the World Choir Games. What country am I?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Greece

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    A. China
    Explanation
    China is the correct answer because it is the country that fits all the given clues. China has a large population, with approximately one in five people in the world coming from within its borders. Despite its large size, China only has one time zone. In terms of historical achievements, China discovered the circulation of blood in the 4th century B.C. and started drilling for natural gas in the 2nd century B.C. China has also hosted the most expensive Olympic Games and the World Choir Games.

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