Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games flags quiz

Whose flag is this?

Pit your wits against your mates and BBC Sport pundits in our Commonwealth Games flags quiz

1.) Flag One

Whose flag is this?

Australia
  1. New Zealand
  2. Australia
  3. Isle of Man
  4. Jersey

2.) Flag Two

And this one?

NewZealand
  1. New Zealand
  2. Guernsey
  3. Jersey
  4. Isle of Man

3.) Flag Three

What about this one?

India
  1. Pakistan
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. India
  4. Bangladesh

4.) Flag Four

And which country flies this flag?

Pakistan
  1. Bangladesh
  2. Pakistan
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Maldives

5.) Flag Five

This flag has more colours in it than any other nation - but who does it represent?

SouthAfrica
  1. South Africa
  2. Botswana
  3. Ghana
  4. Nigeria

6.) Flag Six

Another African country now - but which one proudly sports this flag?

Nigeria
  1. Ghana
  2. Nigeria
  3. Botswana
  4. Lesotho

7.) Flag Seven

It may bear passing resemblance to the United States' Star Spangled Banner, but which country does this flag belong to?

Malaysia
  1. Singapore
  2. Maldives
  3. Falkland Islands
  4. Malaysia

8.) Flag Eight

Whose competitors will be dreaming of standing on the podium as this flag is hoisted?

Ghana
  1. Ghana
  2. Tanzania
  3. Uganda
  4. Botswana

9.) Flag Nine

Bragging rights if you get this one right - this flag represents one of the smallest nations in the Commonwealth. But which one?

Nauru
  1. Norfolk Island
  2. Kiribati
  3. Nauru
  4. Tuvalu

10.) Flag Ten

Finally, this leaf appears at the centre of whose flag?

Canada
  1. Canada
  2. Ghana
  3. Uganda
  4. Falkland Islands

Answers

  1. Australia. They have won the medals table in 12 out of 19 previous editions of the Commonwealth Games, including seven of the last eight. Can they keep their record going in Glasgow?
  2. New Zealand. Its largest city, Auckland, has hosted two Commonwealth Games (1950 & 1990). The only other city to share this honour is Edinburgh (1970 & 1986)
  3. India. It hosted its first Commonwealth Games four years ago, when Delhi welcomed around 7000 athletes from 71 nations and territories. India took full advantage of being at home, finishing only behind Australia in the medals table
  4. Pakistan. The country returned to the Commonwealth Games in 1990 after a 20-year absence and have competed in every edition since
  5. South Africa. It made its Commonwealth Games debut in 1930 but left the Commonwealth in 1961 when it became a republic. Following an end to the apartheid era, South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth in 1994 and has competed in every Games since
  6. Nigeria. With a population of around 177m, it has the highest population of any African nation
  7. Malaysia. This country is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories. It's actually spread between two regions separated by some 640 miles of the South China Sea
  8. Ghana. The west African nation's economy is booming - thanks in no small measure to the fact that to two of its major exports (cocoa beans and gold) are virtually recession proof
  9. Nauru. With a population of only around 10,000, this tiny Pacific Island has been the most successful Commonwealth Games nation per head of population since it first entered the Games in 1990
  10. Canada. Hopefully a nice easy one to round things off for you there? Four Canadian cities (Hamilton 1930; Vancouver 1954; Edmonton 1978 & Victoria 1994) have hosted previous editions of the Commonwealth Games. Click on the right arrow to see your score

Your Score

0 - 3 : Hanging limply

4 - 7 : Flying at half mast

8 - 10 : Fluttering in the breeze