Where would you find the world’s tallest building and oldest university? Test your knowledge in our countries quiz
Some of the people of which island nation believe Prince Philip is descended from one of their spirit ancestors?
What was the destination of the first package holiday abroad for British tourists?
Which country covers the most time zones?
Which nation uses the Gross National Happiness index to measure its citizens’ quality of life and wellbeing, instead of the usual gross domestic product?
The distinctive Pitons, two mountainous volcanic plugs, are on which Caribbean island?
Which country is home to the world’s oldest university ?
Animals show little respect for international borders, but the gelada, or bleeding-heart monkey, is unique to which country?
Which country’s flag features an AK-47?
Where did the first football World Cup finals take place?
Which is the world’s largest landlocked country?
In which country are these striking desert sand dunes found?
Which South American country is home to the continent’s highest mountain?
Which country is home to the world’s largest Muslim population?
This is the world’s tallest building – where is it?
United Arab Emirates
A certain president won’t let us forget where Covid-19 originated, but epidemiologists cannot agree where the 1918 flu pandemic started. Theories have been put forward about it originating in several countries. Which of these was not one of them?
Of these four countries, which is the only one in the eurozone?
Charles de Gaulle would often throw a spanner in the works on state visits – his “Vive le Québec libre!” comment in Montreal is one example. Which nation did he damn by declaring, “This is not a serious country,” as he departed?
On the epic road trip chronicled in his Motorcycle Diaries (later made into a film, pictured here), Che Guevara rode through six South American countries, but which one of these did he skip?
Mark Twain was a great traveller. Which country did he describe as “the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined”.
Which is the world’s youngest country?
16 and above.
Excellent. You’ve obviously been watching The Quiz and picked up a few tips from Major Charles Ingram!
11 and above.
Well done – you’re a good armchair traveller
6 and above.
Better use the lockdown to swot up on your general knowledge.
0 and above.
Maybe have a second go?