All of the world's major religions have their origins in the continent of Asia. Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism were all founded on the Indian subcontinent, whilst Confucianism and Taoism originated in China. In addition to these 'eastern' religions, the 'western', or Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, were also founded in Asia; the first two in what is now the modern state of Israel, and the third in what later became Saudi Arabia.
The continent was the birthplace, not only of the major religions, but also of civilisation itself. From its beginnings in the fertile crescent of the Middle East some 12,000 years ago civilisation has spread to almost every corner of the globe, and to each one of the many nations which exist today,. This quiz is about just a few of those countries, and the flags which represent them.