Think you know your Poland from your Paraguay or your New Zealand from your Netherlands? Get stuck in to our flag quiz now and show everyone how much of a clever little globetrotter you really are!
You have passed with flying colours! Well done you.
The flags are at half-mast for your poor effort.
#1. Does this flag belong to Australia or New Zealand?
It’s New Zealand!
The two flags are strikingly similar apart from the colour and number of stars.
Fun fact: in 2018 New Zealand’s acting Prime Minister Winston Peters alleged that Australia had copied New Zealand’s national flag and demanded Australia design a new one.
#2. Does this flag belong to Norway or Iceland?
It’s Iceland of course!
Fun fact: The owners of a Michigan bed and breakfast, The Nordic Pineapple, had to remove a Norwegian flag outside of their business after being accused of promoting racism from people who thought it was a Confederate flag.
#3. Does this flag belong to Belgium or Germany?
It’s Belgium of course!
Fun fact: Canada once accidentally welcomed the Belgian Royal Family with a German flag.
#4. Does this flag belong Puerto Rico or Cuba?
It’s Puerto Rico!
Fun Fact: Singer Ricky Martin once had to apologise to fans in Venezuela after mocking their President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly confusing the flags of Puerto Rico and Cuba.
#5. Does this flag belong to Ireland or Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)?
It’s Côte d’Ivoire.
Fun Fact: The Westboro Baptist Church, renowned for their picketing the funerals of deceased soldiers and advocating against same-sex marriage, protested against Ireland’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage, they did this of course with the flag of the Ivory Coast.
#6. Does this flag belong to Thailand or Costa Rica?
It’s Costa Rica!
Fun fact: A royalist rally in Thailand once used the Costa Rica flag instead of their own Thai flag.
#7. Does this flag belong to Luxembourg or Netherlands?
It’s Luxembourg of course!
Fun fact: Not only is the Luxembourg flag a lighter blue, it is also a different aspect ratio to its Netherland’s counterpart.
#8. Does this flag belong to Latvia or Austria?
Fun fact: Latvia are known for having the world’s tallest women.
#9. Does this flag belong to Haiti or Lichtenstein?
Fun fact: The two countries showed Up To 1936 Olympics with exactly the same flag without realising. Afterwards the two countries decided to modify their flags (Using MS Paint by the looks of things) to add the below symbols.
#10. Does this belong to Poland or Indonesia?
It’s Indonesia of course!
Fun fact: Organisers of the SEA Games (South East Asian Games) had to apologise to Indonesia for unintentionally holding their flag upside down during the opening ceremony – unwittingly displaying the Poland flag. They also had to issue a public apology to Vietnam and Myanmar for the same crime!