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Random Flags Quiz

We give you the flag. You guess what it's for.
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Last updated: July 06, 2018
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international body
international body
former country
country - old flag
former country
event
country - old flag
sub-national unit
social movement
sub-national unit
country - variant
sub-national unit
country - old naval flag
territory
sub-national unit
international body
sub-national unit
political office
religion
organization
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level 25
Mar 28, 2012
Damn, kept trying to type in 'Buddhist', obviously that isn't the religion itself but in my head I was thinking 'Buddhist flag' :/ Found the American states hard too.
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2014
Buddhist will work now.
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level 39
Mar 28, 2012
I typed Buddism, ahhh oops
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level 45
Mar 2, 2014
Should be acceptable. Is this a spelling test?
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level 44
Jun 2, 2014
No, this is a quiz testing our knowledge of the correct answers (which, alas, means entering the right words). I personally think it is one of the merits of this site that it tries to promote the good old fashioned value of saying things properly, not approximately.
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level 79
Dec 31, 2015
Spelling is part of knowing the answer.
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2014
Ok, "buddism" will work.
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level 44
Aug 28, 2016
how about budhism?
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level 44
Mar 28, 2012
Accept POTUS?
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level 44
Jun 16, 2013
I agree. Every time I type POTUS, and then remember it doesn't accept it.
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level 55
Jun 28, 2013
same here
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level 44
Sep 15, 2014
Yes,please, do. And please, do not accept just President - there are So Many presidents in the world...
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2014
Okay, that will work now.
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level 45
Oct 11, 2014
US President?
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2017
Okay
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level 56
Apr 12, 2017
I tried US President at first, expecting that to work, but no luck. It's weird that "President" works, as most countries in the world have a president.
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level 61
Apr 12, 2017
I had the same problem. Tried US president, which didn't work, and was surprised that just "president" worked.
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level 69
Apr 12, 2017
I started with President intending to type President of the United States (long for POTUS). Didn't even think of US President.
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level 69
Mar 28, 2012
Typed in Gladd and then figured that may be Gay & Lesbians Against Drunk Driving. Finally got it with Gay Pride.
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level 23
Mar 28, 2012
why don't accept olympic games
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level ∞
Mar 28, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
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level 28
Feb 23, 2013
Can you accept Olympic or Olympia?
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level 44
Jun 2, 2014
I would also suggest that the flag would be better described as a "flag of an international organisation", as in fact it is not a flag assigned to the specific sport event, but one of the principal insignia of the International Olympic Movement.
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level 33
Mar 28, 2012
Why should New Mexico be a 'sub-national' and Texas be a 'former country'? That throws you off. I thought Texas but didn't try it.
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level 25
Jun 10, 2012
That isn't the flag of Texas, it was the flag of Texas back when it was it's own entity.
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level 80
Aug 3, 2012
Although not the original flag of the Republic of Texas, this flag was adopted in 1839 as the official flag of the Republic. When Texas joined the Union in 1845, this flag became the State flag as well. As to the clueing, Texas is both a sub-national unit and a former country. Kudos to the quizmaster for the curveball
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level 74
Jan 14, 2013
If you ever talked to a Texan before they would make sure you knew that they were their own country (for a couple years).
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level 74
Dec 9, 2014
Many of them think they still are.
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level 71
Apr 12, 2017
I haven't talked much with Texans about history, but when you walk through Austin or e.g. Dallas Fair Park, they seem to be prowd of the 6 flags. Not sure if it's not just an excuse to wave around the Confederate flag.
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level 52
Apr 12, 2017
If they're going to list one of the states like that, it ought to be California, which literally has the words 'California Republic' on its flag.
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level 46
Nov 27, 2017
The original Bear Flag was slightly different. Compare the flag of the republic https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/1stBearFlag.svg/1200px-1stBearFlag.svg.png to the flag of the state https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Flag_of_California.svg/255px-Flag_of_California.svg.png
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level 30
Mar 29, 2012
I kept trying to put in "Peace Flag" and its variants for the Gay Pride flag. Alas!
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level 65
Dec 9, 2014
Peace should be accepted. The rainbow flag also represents the cooperative movement.
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level 61
Feb 12, 2017
Co-operative between LGBTQ people and allies, maybe.
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level 44
Apr 1, 2012
technically the president of the US one isn't a flag, but a "seal" or symbol like the cross for christianity
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level 48
Dec 12, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_President_of_the_United_States
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level 14
Apr 2, 2012
Almost missed america -_-
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level 19
Apr 9, 2012
I thought the presidential flag was the FBI ... it looks the same haha
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level 34
Sep 1, 2012
I love this! Is there another version? Wales and Colorado should be on the next one... :)
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level 10
Oct 2, 2012
the puerto rican flag is exactly like the cuban flag only with a blue triangle and red stripes instead of a red triangle with blue stripes
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level 64
Feb 7, 2013
And the way I remember which is which is that the Puerto Rican flag has the same color scheme as the USA. Cuba's is inverted.
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level 75
Dec 10, 2014
It looks an awful lot like the Ohio flag as well, except Ohio has a flag shaped in a swallowtail.
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level 73
Sep 14, 2015
now...is that an African or a European Swallowtail?
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level 70
Apr 12, 2017
You have to know these things when you're king.
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level 23
Feb 27, 2013
Opps, didn't get England, thats a bit worrying seeing as i live here!!!!
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level 36
Jun 28, 2013
that's probably because we're never allowed to fly it. As we all know flying the English flag means we want to kill everyone who's not English.
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level 59
Sep 15, 2014
Rubbish. Obviously not a football fan - half the kids' bedroom windows display it for World Cups.
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level 15
Mar 24, 2013
I typed Chile many times thinking the Texas flag was of Chile.LOL!!!!!!!
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level 51
Nov 9, 2013
They do look quite similar, but Chile's flag has the star only in the upper corner not the middle of the staff side of the flag.
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level 70
Dec 9, 2014
Here's a photo of a Texan cadet corps saluting Chile. Chile's flag has also occasionally flown from flagpoles on Texan public buildings as well.
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level 2
May 17, 2013
very good well done!!!
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level 33
Nov 11, 2013
haha, US was too obvious, so i failed it nice one
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level 69
Dec 17, 2013
Got screwed on Hong Kong...
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level 28
Feb 4, 2014
This is an excellent quiz. Could we have more random flag quizzes please.
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level 44
Jun 2, 2014
Isn't the LGBT Pride flag also the flag of the International Peace movement?
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level 65
Dec 9, 2014
I don't usually complain about this, but the quiz is a little heavy on US states. Would you know the flag of Poitou-Charente, of Baden-Württemberg or of Piemonte?
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level 74
Apr 12, 2017
No, but if I was taking a quiz made by a German I wouldn't be surprised to see them there, and I'd be happy to learn something new. Over half the people got all the US flags except for NM. Theirs is unique, and anyone who has done much driving in the US has probably seen that symbol on New Mexico's license plates.
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level 74
Dec 9, 2014
Got them all. Picked up NM last but you can tell from the design it's something from the SW USA.

Fun facts: If California and Texas were countries in Europe they would have the 6th and 7th largest GDPs on the continent respectively, between Italy and Spain. You can combine 23 sovereign nations of Europe together and still be about a million shy of the population of California. I don't think it's too unreasonable to know the state flags, particularly when they're so recognizable and not just three indistinct bars of color (usually chosen from only 6 colors)
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level 66
Dec 9, 2014
How about the flag for Burma, then we can have all the nit pickers going on about Myanmar again?
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level 74
Dec 9, 2014
its on the country flags quiz
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level 67
Dec 9, 2014
i would hope you got it them all correct...you took this quiz before
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level 74
Dec 10, 2014
2 years ago
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level 39
Dec 9, 2014
Awesome quiz, only missed Puerto Rico.
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level 23
Dec 11, 2014
Scotland beating England by 1%! It's a small victory but we'll take it.
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level 66
May 27, 2015
England now beating Scotland by !%,
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level 50
Aug 28, 2015
Now they're tied.
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level 66
Oct 2, 2015
Scotland winning by 3
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level 66
Aug 14, 2018
England catching up now, only 1 behind:
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level 34
Dec 14, 2014
missed france, nato, and hong kong
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level 75
Sep 14, 2015
Kingdom of France would be more accurate.
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level 14
Dec 23, 2015
Didn't get Buddhism - what a strange flag!
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level 74
Jan 26, 2016
How are they going to list Texas as a "former country" and California as a "sub-national unit"? California was a republic for three days so if Texas is a former country, so is California... Really I think they should list Texas as a sub-national unit because that's what it is.
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level 57
Apr 11, 2016
Agreed.
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2017
California was never an independent state:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Republic

The name "California Republic" appeared only on the flag the insurgents raised in Sonoma. It indicated their aspiration of forming a republican government for California. The insurgents elected military officers but no civil structure was ever established.

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level 74
Apr 12, 2017
Yet.
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2018
Yet no. Do your research.
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level 57
Apr 11, 2016
Nothing about this quiz seems to be random. It should be "Miscellaneous Flags". Random suggests that the questions are chosen at random. Confusing these words is a common mistake nowadays.
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level 70
Aug 10, 2016
Accept HKSAR for Hong Kong?
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level 39
Apr 12, 2017
You might as well type in Hong Kong than try to remember all those letters.
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level 49
Jan 20, 2017
Very good quiz.
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level 56
Feb 5, 2017
U.S. presidency should count too, it wouldn't take it :/
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level 61
Feb 12, 2017
I really like this. Learned what NATO's flag looks like, which is neat, and what Buddhism's flag looks like, which is ugly. Isn't the religion about simplicity?
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level 41
Mar 14, 2017
"president seat" works, but "us president seat" doesn't?
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level 56
Apr 12, 2017
That "former naval flag of Japan" is still the naval flag of Japan (or the "Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force" to be more precise)
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level 21
Apr 12, 2017
Would you accept olympics for the Olympics
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level ∞
Apr 12, 2017
We do accept hat
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level 76
Apr 12, 2017
I tried typing in "hat" but it didn't work.
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level 48
Apr 12, 2017
'We give you a flag. you tell us what its for' I was hoping that 'waving' would have been the correct answer for all of them.
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level 52
Apr 12, 2017
please accept DDR ?
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level 49
Apr 12, 2017
Thanks to Breaking Bad, I got New Mexico.
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level 35
Apr 12, 2017
I put US President, so obviously wrong !
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level 70
Apr 12, 2017
Me too. Strange that that's not accepted....considering that's exactly what it represents.
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level ∞
Apr 12, 2017
Whoops, that was supposed to work! Will work now.
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level 40
Apr 12, 2017
20/20 in 49 seconds
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level 19
Apr 12, 2017
Currently (at least on mobile) the clues for each flag are one flag down than they ought to be so for example the clue for the Olympics says "(former country)". The UN has no clue at all.
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level 44
Apr 13, 2017
Can you add IOC to the Olympic flag as it is also the flag of the organizing committee as well as the event.
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level 49
Apr 13, 2017
Took me ages to realise that the flag with the red cross is the flag of the Red Cross
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level 42
Apr 16, 2017
I was SO sure that the bear one was from some part of central Asia... then it turned out to be California. I feel silly now.
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level 65
May 5, 2017
If you enjoyed this quiz try my Countries without red or blue on their flags
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level 38
Jun 4, 2017
Shortcuts:EU,NATO,Olympic,UN,Gay,USSR
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level 15
Jul 23, 2018
nearly got all right
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level 15
Jul 23, 2018
got every last time
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level 52
Aug 4, 2018
Since you accept acronyms for others (UN, NATO, etc.), IOC should be acceptable too.
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level 19
Nov 11, 2018
another Ameri-centric quiz... zzzzzz
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level 40
Nov 11, 2018
Way too many American entities to be described as random.
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