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World (Cup) Quiz - the answers

Wednesday 11 June 2014, 08:12

Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

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Last week we published a quiz about the qualifying countries of the World Cup. There's still time to do it (just for fun). But if you already have, here are the answers.

1. The Atomium is to be found in...?
Belgium

2. Which country was formerly known as the Gold Coast?
Ghana

3. The singer and education activist Shakira comes from...?
Colombia

4. Ayatollah Ali Khameni is the Supreme Leader of...?
Iran

5. Part of former Yugoslavia, which country joined the EU in 2013?
Croatia

6. In which country will you find the Foustanella, a pleated skirt worn by men?
Greece

7. Mount McKinley is the highest peak in which country?
United States

8. Which country is bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific?
Ecuador


9. The Duma is the main legislative body of...?
Russia

10. Which country is known for areas of low-lying land called polders?
Netherlands

11. Which country comprises four main islands, and over 6000 smaller ones?
Japan

12. Caipirinha is the national cocktail of...?
Brazil

13. Which is the only country to have won the Rugby World Cup and the Football World Cup?
England

14. Which country gained its independence from France in 1962?
Algeria

15. Which country borders the south-west shore of Lake Chad?
Cameroon

16. The book and film Under the Volcano is set in...?
Mexico


17. Which country had two capitals between 1949 and 1990?
Germany

18. The Naira is the currency of...?
Nigeria

19. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is the president of...?
Argentina

20. The westernmost country of mainland Europe is...?
Portugal

21. Which country’s football team is nicknamed Les Éléphants?
Ivory Coast

22. Which  country was formed by a process of unification called the Risorgimento?
Italy

23. Which country boasts tourist attractions known as the Big Things – including the Big Banana, the Big Guitar and the Big Gumboot?
Australia

24. In which country will you find the towns of Molsheim, Giessen and Colmar?
France


25. Montevideo is the capital of...?
Uruguay

26. Which country has both a Carribbean and a (much smaller) Pacific coastline?
Honduras

27. Sofia is the queen of...?
Spain

28. Which county’s name translates as ‘rich coast’?
Costa Rica

29. Which country spawned the authors Pablo Neruda, Ariel Dorfman and Isabel Allende?
Chile

30. Which country is made up of 26 cantons?
Switzerland

31. Which country is divided from its northern neighbour in the area of the 38th parallel?
South Korea

32. Sarajevo is the capital of...?
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Keri Davies is an Archers scriptwriter and web producer (and he does like a quiz).

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