Quiz question-suggestions: Flags




Well known flags
  • Matching pairs - match the picture of the flag and the counry name   (need to choose flags carefully if you are printing in black and white people need to be able to identify them from from the symbols)
  • A specific detail about your country or a neighbouring country flag   (eg in the New Zealand flag, what colour are the stars outlined in.
  • What country's flag is also called 'The Star-Spangled Banner" - answer = None. it's a song.
  • In the flag of the USA, what do the colours symbolise?   ( Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice)
  • What are the colours on the rings of the Olymipc flag?
  • How many stars are on the EU flag, and what colour are they?
  • When does the Union Flag fly over Buckingham Palace?   [When the current Queen or King of England isn't there.]
  • What are the colours of the Vatican flag?   [white and yellow / gold]
  • What is the name of the national flag of the United Kingdom [Union Jack.    Note:  Union flag is not correct]
  • Which two countries have flag with orange, white, green vertical stripes    [Ireland and Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast.   Not India - their stripes are horizontal.]

Local flags
  • What colour is the official flag of your village / county / state  
  • When was it adopted
  • What symbol is shown on it
  • Who designed it
  • What colour is the official flag of [a specific neighbouring] village / county / state


Historical and national flags
  • In [your country] what is the name of the national flag used between [important dates]
  • When we we adopt the current [your country] flag?
  • Who designed it?
  • What's the name for [some important symbol on it]
  • When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached the top of Mount Everest. what flag did they put up?  [ans = 'Union Jack'] - and why [Becuase it's Britain's flag, and Britain paid for their expedition].


Handling flags
  • In the military, what is the name of the group of people whose job it is to carry the flag(s) [colour party]
  • What is the study of flags is called [vexillology]
  • What does it usually mean when a flag is flown at half-mast [someone has died]
  • Where to you hoist a flag?   [up a flagpole]
  • What time of day are flags traditionally displayed?  [sunrise to sunset]
  • What is the name of the government department [or other agency] who answer protocol questions about flags in [your country] - [answer is country specific].