It is fun and a great way to learn about other people cultures, lifestyle, and languages. A good traveler can navigate their way around the world respectfully while making friends. However, knowledge is essential to ensure we are well prepared. Reading and researching about the countries you are going to is an important thing to do to avoid miscommunication and well ‘problem’ in general. You do not want to end up as a nuisance to the locals for sure. Whether it is Asia, Africa, Europe or American continents, each of them has their own unique facts. So do you think you got what it takes to pick up that bag and travel around the world? Test your basic level of knowledge here to see whether you have all the information you need with you!
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#1 What is the official language of Brazil?
Brazil is the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese (not Spanish or Brazilian) and shares a border with all South American countries except for Chile and Ecuador.
#2 Which of these music superstars does not originate from the USA?
There are many music superstars with origins in the USA such as Metallica, Nirvana, Guns n’ Roses & Bon Jovi. Queen however was formed in London with legendary Freddie Mercury as it lead vocals.
#3 This flag belongs to which country?
The Nepal flag is the only national flag that is not quadrilateral in shape. It is made of two triangles to represent Hinduism and Buddhism. They also represent the Himalayan Mountains.
#4 ‘Assalamualaikum’ is a greeting phrase used by which religious group?
The phrase generally means ‘peace be unto/with/upon you’. It is a standard salutation among Muslims, whether socially or within worship.
#5 This native Australian animal are highly poisonous, and have enough poison to kill a dog or make a human seriously ill.
The male Platypus are venomous, they have sharp stingers on the heels of their rear feet and can use them to deliver a strong toxic blow.
#6 In which city is this building located?
The Petronas Twin Towers located in KLCC were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world.
#7 What music genre is Jamaica known for?
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The most famous musicterm also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. Bob Marley is the cultural icon of this genre.
#8 Andorra is a landlocked country between?
Andorra is an independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. This Catalan speaking country is known for its ski resorts and tax-haven status.
#9 Which country below is not a former Soviet Republics?
Soviet Army was forced to withdraw from Afghanistan in February 1989. Thus, it is not listed under the Soviet Republics as other central asian countries.
#10 What is the name of New Year Festival in Thailand?
The annual Songkran festival marks the Thai new year, a religious festival which take place in mid April yearly.The hot spots for this festival is Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai.
#11 Homosexuality act is criminalized in countries below except?
Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico. Chile and Ecuador allow same-sex civil unions. Whereas in India, Iran and Nigeria, homosexuality is criminalized.
#12 Paris is known as the city of fashion, which high-end brands below is not French owned
Burberry, founded in 1856 is a British luxury fashion house headquartered in London, England. The founder is an Englishman named Thomas Burberry.
#13 Sony, Nintendo, Canon and Panasonic are owned by which country?
Japan is an industrialized nation, producing some of the most technologically advanced motor vehicles, electronics, and machine tools.
#14 Which European country below is not part of Schengen area?
Schengen is an area of 26 European states that have officially abolished passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. This includes Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy.
#15 The most spoken language in African continent is?
Swahili is the most spoken language in Africa, with over 100 million speakers. It is the official language of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and many more.