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Asian Flags 4
The game of snooker has its origins in the Asian continent.

Asian Flags 4

Many things which we recognise in western culture had their origins in the continent of Asia. From the delights of Chinese or Thai food, to sports such as Japanese karate or Indian snooker. The game of chess is also thought to have originated in India, and the figures we use to represent numbers come to us via the Arabs.

The countries of Asia have given us many things throughout history. Find out a little more about them and the flags they use in this informative quiz.

1.
To which country does this flag belong? It is the only one to have coastlines on both the Indian Ocean and the Caspian Sea.
Turkey
Iran
Turkmenistan
Saudi Arabia
Iran has its origins in the Persian Empire of the 7th century BC. This endured until the Islamic Revolution of 1979 which replaced the ruling Shah with an Ayatollah, and the country was renamed the Islamic Republic of Iran
2.
Which city is represented by this flag?
Brunei
Hong Kong
Bahrain
Macau
The former British colony of Hong Kong was given back to China in 1997. Since then the island has become a Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong has a population of 7,219,700, making it the 29th largest city in the world
3.
This is the flag of which country, which came into existence on the 14th of August 1947?
Myanmar
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan
The area covered by modern day Pakistan has been a part of many different empires including those of the Persians, the Greeks, the Mongols and the British. When Britain gave up its empire in the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan was created as a nation for its Muslim population
4.
To which city state does this flag belong? It was founded by the Briton, Thomas Stamford Raffles, in 1819.
Singapore
Qatar
Taiwan
Macau
Singapore gained independence from Britain in 1963 and became a part of Malaysia. However, it was expelled from Malaysia in 1965 and has been a sovereign city state ever since
5.
Which country is represented by this flag? Its capital, Ulan Bator, is home to almost half the country's population.
Israel
Myanmar
Lebanon
Mongolia
Under its fifth Emperor, Kublai Khan, the Mongol Empire conquered China in the 13th century. However, by the end of the 17th century the roles had been reversed and Mongolia was ruled by the Chinese. It became an independent state once more in 1911
6.
This flag represents which country, whose capital city is Pyongyang?
South Korea
Vietnam
North Korea
Cambodia
Korea, which had been annexed by the Japanese during World War Two, was divided into two zones in 1945. The south was occupied by the USA and the north by the USSR. This led to the creation of two separate states which have been officially at war since 1950
7.
This is the flag of India, but which of these three religions was founded in that land?
Hinduism
Buddhism
Sikhism
All of the above
India has produced as many major religions as the entire Middle East, which has itself seen the founding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
8.
Which country, a part of which is in Europe, is represented by this flag?
Russia
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Turkey
Although the vast majority of Kazakhstan is in Asia, one of its cities, Oral, is on the western side of the Ural River which separates the two continents, and so is entirely within Europe
9.
Which country, located on the island of Borneo, is represented by this flag?
Bhutan
Bahrain
Burma
Brunei
Brunei is a very small country and has a population of less than half a million. It had formerly had its own small empire, but was taken over by the British in 1888. It regained its independence in 1984
10.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of the country represented by this flag, but what is its name?
Malaysia
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
Uzbekistan
The Malaysian flag is called Jalur Gemilang, which translates into English as "Stripes of Glory." It bears a passing resemblance the flag of the USA, but is actually thought to have been inspired by the flag of the British East India Company

 

Author:  Graeme Haw

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