You’ve unfurled the page that connects you with our on-line multiple choice quizzes all about flags so now let’s run them up the flagpole and salute! You’ll find the links to our flag quizzes below; you can choose from ‘easy’, ‘hard’ and ‘difficult’ questions. Warning! … the hard questions are for flag aficionados only!
Whilst compiling our on-line flag quizzes we learnt a new word; vexillology. No points for guessing that vexillology is the study of how flags are used, their history and their interesting symbolism. So, you’ll have deduced by now that somebody who studies flags is called a vexillologist and – wait for it – the unique art of designing them is called vexillography. If you find that job a little irritating you’re a vexed vexillographist.
Our Easy On-Line Flag Quiz is for younger kids or anybody that just knows all the usual suspects; the USA’s Stars and Stripes, the UK’s Union Flag, etc.
For the more accomplished vexillophiles our Medium Difficulty Flag Quiz challenges you to identify ten of the lesser known designs.
We originally branded our Very Hard On-line Flag Quiz as ‘Impossible’ but there must be somebody out there that will get it first time (and without cheating).
Did you know? …
The Guinness World Record for the national flag that has been used the longest continuously belongs to Denmark; their iconic white cross on a red background was adopted way back in the early 1600s. (There’s also evidence that it was being used almost 300 years earlier … it’s definitely a record breaker either way). The first national flag of the USA was adopted in 1775 but in its original form as the ‘Grand Union Flag’ which had the United Kingdom’s flag in the top right hand corner. It was then transformed periodically over 20 times before it became the ‘Stars and Stripes’ (in 1960) that we know so well today.
France’s flag (often called the ‘Tricolour’ by English speakers) is a simple design of three vertical stripes in blue, white and red. Arguably (not that we want to start an argument) it is one of the most mimicked designs around the world and therefore one of the most influential. As with so many other things in France’s history its origins are connected with the French Revolution in which the storming of the Bastille in 1789 was a pivotal event. The militia that took the Bastille wore blue and red cockades (a fancy word for a ribbon or rosette usually pinned to a hat) … and white is also considered to be a colour long associated with France. So that’s why they have a blue, white and red flag.
We hope you enjoyed our on-line multiple choice quizzes about country’s flag designs. We’ll be creating some more soon … and – yes – an impossible quiz is definitely on the way. It’s main reason for earning the title of ‘impossible’ will be that it includes quiz questions about flags that are no longer in use; we will be throwing down the gauntlet to vexillologists everywhere!