Pakistan Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Pakistan?
Quiz by Eigengrau
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Last updated: May 26, 2020
First submittedNovember 19, 2016
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Capital city
Islamabad
Two most populous cities
Karachi
Lahore
Only country with more Muslims
than Pakistan
Indonesia
Longest river - the site of
an ancient civilization
Indus
Official languages
Urdu
English
Most-spoken languages
Punjabi
Pashto
National sport
Field hockey
Most popular sport
Cricket
City, starting with Q, that is the
capital of Balochistan
Quetta
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Answer
Second highest mountain in the world,
on the border with China
K2
Pakistan borders this sea
Arabian Sea
Most common family name in Pakistan
(Hint: starts with K)
Khan
Country formerly known as East Pakistan
Bangladesh
Only female Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
The founder of Pakistan
Muhammad Ali
Jinnah
Two objects that appear on the flag
Star
Crescent
National flower (Hint: it's white)
Jasmine
Pakistan's national animal is the Markhor,
a type of ...
Goat
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Level 62
May 27, 2017
Nice Quiz!
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Level 60
Oct 23, 2017
k2 is not completely in Pakistan, It lies in the disputed region of Kashmir which belongs to ...........
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Level 60
Oct 28, 2017
K2 is in Gilgit-Baltistan or FANA(Federally Administered Northern Areas) which technically belongs to Pakistan. It has no relation with the Kashmir issue. FANA is not part of Kashmir.
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Level 72
May 15, 2020
I thought it was FATA (Tribal)?
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Level 66
May 21, 2020
The entire region of Kashmir was ceded to India, so 'technically' it's not a part of Pakistan. Going by the same logic, Ladakh should also not be a part of Kashmir so why does Pakistan claim all of it as well?
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Level 60
May 24, 2020
@918Winchan Pakistan does not claim Kashmir as its own. Pakistan's stance is that Kashmir is currently a free state (which is why it is not a province of Pakistan) and until the plebiscite is conducted, it belongs to no one but the Kashmiris. If and only if the Kashmiris allow anyone to enter, it will happen.
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Level 66
May 26, 2020
Well, that's new. The Pakistan I know is the one where everyone says 'Kashmir banega Pakistan' (Kashmir will become Pakistan, for non Urdu and Hindi speakers) and I somehow really doubt what you said here is even remotely close to what an average Pakistani thinks of the situation.

Independent Kashmir is a pipe dream. If magically India and China give up their claims can a sane person really expect Pakistan to allow Kashmiris their freedom? Looking at Pakistan's human rights record, probably not.

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Level 54
Jun 23, 2020
If Gilgit Baltistan is a separate region, then why is Pakistan claiming Jammu, Kargil and Ladakh as a part of Kashmir.
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Level 60
Jul 4, 2020
@918Winchan We say "Kashmir banega Pakistan" because we are confident that if a plebiscite were to be conducted, which is what should happen according to the UN's decision, the Kashmiris would vote for annexation with Pakistan. However, if they were to vote to be independent (which I highly doubt would happen considering they are surrounded by 3 nuclear armed nations), they will surely be left alone, but as I mentioned, it is highly unlikely.
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Level 61
Jul 6, 2020
Note the Vocabulary used - "Annexation with Pakistan" .

Kashmiris - whether they Might be Hindus ,Muslims or Sikhs , want to remain as a part of India and India only. The rest is terror campaigns funded by Pakistan to disturb the Peace in India.

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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
@Eigengrau Kashmiris want their own state which INCLUDES Gilgit-Baltistan. I am sure they would want to choose to be with Pakistan, which claims Kashmiri lands as its own and has also riddled both "Azad" Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistani Punjabis with the intention to virtually destroy Kashmiri culture.

I like how you say they would vote for "annexation" by Pakistan, as if you yourself don't want to give them the option for a free state lol.

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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
@geoquiz123 Like I said to your other account above(or maybe its not idk) Kashmiris are not very fond of either Pakistanis or Indians. The radical islamists who want to be a part of Pakistan don't speak for all Kashmiris. You're delusional.
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Level 61
Jul 6, 2020
@918Winchan Are You forgetting about Kashmiri Pandits, Gurkhas and Sikhs who do not want independent Kashmir, nor unification with pakistan?
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Level 51
Sep 11, 2020
Pakistan just got angry because the last Kashmiri Maharaja wanted Kashmir to join India.
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Level 54
Feb 12, 2021
But the poor people want Pakistan
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Level 55
Mar 4, 2021
@Jeptunker180, no they don't they have stated they want independence. Joining Pakistan would be the third thing they want. Almost all the sources I have looked say they want independence(except for that one biased Qatari Newspaper)
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Level 51
May 14, 2021
Well 90% voted for independence so it's not India vs. Pakistan anymore :)
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Level 60
May 29, 2021
Source?
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Level 29
Jun 30, 2020
K2 is part of gilgit baltistan province of pakistan,which is not a part of kashmir. And i have been to the base camp, u can only access it from pakistan.And kashmir is not an indian territory, it is recognized by un as a disputed territory!
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
Well @furqanahmad then what do you think of the Kashmiris who say that Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Kashmir? Not only India claims it, Kashmiris claim it too.
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
@geoquiz123 Yeah it is. What about it?
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2021
India currently possesses their part of Kashmir and the Siachen Glacier. In my opinion, if they have it, they own it.
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Level 45
Jan 14, 2019
Hockey as the national sport?! All my Brit-Pakistani mates are only into cricket sport-wise!!!
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Level 60
May 30, 2019
Yes, cricket is the most popular sport, but the national sport is still hockey. Football is also catching up in the younger generation.
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Level 21
Feb 24, 2019
Are you from pakistan or visited. Nice Quiz about pakistan !!!
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Level 60
May 30, 2019
Yes, I am a proud Pakistani
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Level 75
May 13, 2020
Having "Islamabad" and "Islam" as answers to separate questions is redundant, since the first auto-fills the second.
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
Replaced the Islam question.
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 71
May 13, 2020
I visited Lahore for a few days in the winter and loved it. I really wanna go back to Pakistan.
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Level 61
May 13, 2020
Nice to see QM feature more South Asian quizzes. Unrelated but how much traffic does JP get from Pakistan?
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Level ∞
May 14, 2020
We don't get a lot of traffic from Pakistan and we probably lose money on the traffic we do get. Sorry.
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Level 67
May 16, 2020
How would you lose money from people visiting your site??
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Level 23
Apr 5, 2021
Running fees?
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Level 29
Jun 30, 2020
Im visiting ur site, and my hundreds of friend too, how can u say its a loss
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Level 81
May 14, 2020
Should've gotten Urdu & Benazir Bhutto (just couldn't pull her name), but pleased to have gotten the goat. Remembered that buzkashi is the national sport in neighboring Afghanistan, so took a shot with "goat".
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Level 68
May 15, 2020
Could you make "moon" a type-in for crescent?
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Level 60
May 24, 2020
Crescent is more suitable as "moon" is too generic.
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Level 50
Aug 22, 2020
But if you put in moon you know what the flag looks like. It is very obviously a moon.
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Level 67
May 16, 2020
It has been a while since I scored so low. Extremely surprised how low the percentage for jasmine was though !! Even I got that! (and not necessarily because I knew, but it was the obvious choice, besides perhaps lotus. I wouldn't be snowdrop or edelweiss or something like that.
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Level 52
May 26, 2020
Indian so this quiz was quite easy for me :) Great quiz!
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Level 26
Jul 2, 2020
Despite being the lingua-franca, Urdu is spoken by only 8% of Pakistanis as a first language. Thus, there are only about 16 M native Urdu speakers in Pakistan while India has 60 M. Interesting!
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Level 60
Jul 4, 2020
Yes, but not being spoken as a first language does not mean they cannot speak it. I would argue that in actuality, more people speak Urdu in Pakistan than India, however not as the first language.
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Level 85
Jul 6, 2020
Hmm... never heard of a markhor before.
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Level 54
Nov 13, 2020
it is known as Ibex.
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Level 56
Jul 6, 2020
Can you accept cresent/crecent
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Level 61
Jul 6, 2020
In the next few years , this quiz would have to renamed as a province of Akhand Bharatquiz
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Level 51
Jul 7, 2020
hahahaha
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2020
I got "goat" on my way to typing in "goat carcass polo" for the national sport, but on reflection I think that's actually popular in Afghanistan or Kyrgyzstan.
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Level 51
Jul 7, 2020
umm , you surely were not seriously thinking that goat carcass polo could be the national sport of any country
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Level 51
Jul 7, 2020
it has only been around 70 years since division of india and pakistan , so atleast my first guess was hockey-- national sport of india
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Level 82
Jul 8, 2020
according to Google it is the national sport of Krygyzstan. Kok Boru, or in some other Central Asian countries Buzkashi. Look it up.
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2020
"Goat carcass polo" sounds a lot more messed up than Buzkashi.
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2020
I forgot English was a national language and guessed Urdu, Punjabi, Farsi, Pashto and Arabic before giving up. Coincidentally, Pashto and Punjabi are answers as well, so make what you will of that.
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Level 64
Jul 6, 2020
Add moon as alternative to crescent?
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Level 59
Jul 6, 2020
I forgot the "h" on Jinnah :(
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2020
I purposely removed the type-in "Jinna" because on every other JetPunk quiz, it is "Jinna". I wanted people to learn that there is an "h" in the end. Good to see my plan working...
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2020
Good! Means the people who spell correctly don't get left with an extra letter hanging for the next clue!
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Level 39
Jul 7, 2020
randomly guessed hockey and got it
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Level 61
Jul 9, 2020
I had no idea English was an official language in Pakistan. Also very interesting to see that neither official language is one of the two most widely known languages.

Good quiz!

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Level 60
Jul 17, 2020
Although English may not be that well known (only in cities and relatively richer areas), Urdu is spoken all over the country, albeit not as a first language. The point is that there are actually more Urdu speakers than any other regional language, but only if you count it as a second language.
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Level 62
Jul 31, 2020
Its reached the 10000 taken mark
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Level 60
Sep 2, 2020
to sacrifice my own life for pakistan!!
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Level 51
Sep 2, 2020
gud quiz
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Level 47
Nov 3, 2020
Accept moon for crescent?
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2021
Accept moon!
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Level 53
Apr 29, 2021
Great Quiz!!
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Level 50
Jun 19, 2021
Being Pakistani and taking these quizzes can be stressful because you feel like a fake Pakistani if you do badly lol, I got 20 cuz I couldn't think of Quetta and I forgot about goat
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2021
Lol same for me, even though i made these quizzes. I barely remember any Presidents or Prime Ministers, but geography is relatively easy for me.