Do You Know These International Flags?

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Annette

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About This Quiz

Every country has a flag, but some are more recognizable than others! In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of some well-known - and not so well-known - flags of the world. When you're done, you're going to feel like every day is Flag Day!

What is in the middle of the Canadian flag?

There's a maple leaf in the center of the Canadian flag! Makes a lot of sense when you consider how much they like maple syrup.

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What flag has influenced Australia's flag?

The British flag has a strong influence on the Australian flag. In fact, the British flag is in the top left corner!

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How many stars are on the American flag?

There are 50 stars and 13 stripes on the U.S. flag. The stars represent the states, while the stripes represent the original 13 colonies.

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What does a Gay Pride flag look like?

Okay, it's not a national flag, but it's worth noting that the gay pride flag is rainbow colored. Usually the top stripe is red.

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What's the name of the British flag?

The British Flag is called the Union Jack. The Union Jack appears on many other flags around the world.

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What is a tricolored flag?

Tricolored flags are very popular. They have three colors in their field.

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Which of these countries has the British flag on their own flag?

Fiji has the British flag in the top left corner of their flag. This proves they were once part of the British Empire. Recent efforts to redesign the flag have been put on hold, following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016.

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What are the colors of France?

The French colors are red, white and blue, just like the U.S. However, they just have one thick stripe of each color.

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What are the colors of Greece?

Blue and white are the traditional colors of Greece. This can be seen clearly every time you walk into a Greek diner.

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What are the colors of India?

The colors of the Indian flag are orange, white and green. There's also a blue wheel in the center.

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What are the colors of Ireland?

Orange, white and green are the colors of Ireland. There is no Guinness on the Irish flag, but there should be.

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What is in the middle of the Israeli flag?

The Star of David is at the center of the Israeli flag. Their colors are blue and white.

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What are the colors of Mexico?

Their colors are red, white, and green. And no, they did not steal the idea from Italy.

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The People's Republic of China has a flag in which main color?

China's flag is mostly solid red. There are also golden stars up in the left hand corner.

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How many versions have there been of the American flag?

There have actually been more than 20 versions of the American flag. The first official one was made in 1777, and it had 13 stripes and 13 stars.

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What is true about the display schedule of the American flag?

The flag goes up in the morning and comes down at night. It can only stay up all night long if it's properly illuminated.

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Which U.S. state flag has the Union Jack on it?

Hawaii actually has the Union Jack on it! It's a relic of King Kamehameha I's friendship with Great Britain.

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What are the colors of Argentina?

The colors of Argentina are light blue and white. Argentinians wear these colors proudly, especially at futbol games.

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Whose flag is half blue, half yellow?

The Ukraine has a blue and gold flag. These are the colors of the sky and the golden fields.

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Whose flag features the Pillars of Hercules?

Spain's flag features the national coat of arms, flanked by the two Pillars of Hercules, all on a horizontal stripe of yellow. Above and below this yellow stripe are narrower red stripes.

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On a flag, what is the canton?

A canton is a design featured in the upper left corner of a flag. On the U.S. flag, the canton is a field of stars; on the Australian flag, the canton is a Union Jack.

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What do you call the background or main color scheme of a flag?

The field is the background and main color scheme of a flag. For France, that would be red, white and blue.

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What do you call a flag with an emblem in the field?

A flag that has an emblem in the field is defaced. It seems a little counterintuitive, but it's true.

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The British flag is actually a compilation of what?

The Union Jack is a compilation of the English, Irish and Scottish flags - St. George's Cross, St. Patrick's Cross and St. Andrew's Cross. The Welsh flag is not included!

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Whose flag features olive branches and a stylized world map?

The United Nations flag features a white graphic on a light blue background. The olive branches encircle the map of the world.

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What does Finland's flag look like?

Finland's flag is very simple. It features a dark blue cross on a white background.

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What does the flag of Indonesia look like?

Indonesia's flag is one of the simplest you'll find. It's just one red stripe over white. Very Zen.

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What are the colors of Italy?

Italy has a tricolored flag of green, white and red. There is no other symbol on the flag.

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What's in the middle of Lebanon's flag?

Lebanon has a red and white flag with a massive green tree in the center. They must care about the Earth!

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Which of these flags kinda looks like America's?

Liberia's flag kinda looks like that of the U.S. It has red and white stripes, but only one blue star up in the corner.

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Who has a tricolor​ flag, similar to France?

Luxembourg has a beautiful tricolor flag with blue, white and red. It's similar to France's - one has horizontal stripes, the other vertical.

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Whose flag has a moon and a star?

Turkey has a red flag with a white moon and a star. The capital is Ankara, where they fly their flag high.

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Does Vatican City have a flag?

The Vatican has a very unique and beautiful flag. It's yellow and white, and modeled on the flags of earlier Papal states.

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What's the nickname for the American flag?

Old Glory was a nickname that began in 1824. A man named William Driver in Massachusetts started it.

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What was Ireland's original color?

Before Ireland was associated with green, it had a St. Patrick's blue flag with a golden harp on it. This flag is still inuse, as the presidential flag.

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