Papua New Guinea Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Papua New Guinea?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: January 31, 2021
First submittedMay 20, 2019
Times taken15,518
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Capital of Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
The only country that PNG borders
Indonesia
PNG has 851 of these, more than any other country
Native Languages
Country from which PNG gained its independence in 1975
Australia
Ocean strait separating PNG from the above
Torres Strait
Most popular sport
Rugby league
Largest sector of the economy
Agriculture
Country that colonized the northern half of PNG from 1884–1919
Germany
Sub-region of Oceania that PNG is a part of
Melanesia
Name one of the three main seas that border PNG
Coral Sea | Bismarck Sea |
Solomon Sea
Second largest island
New Britain
Type of bird that appears on the flag
Raggiana bird-of-paradise
Constellation that appears on the flag
Southern Cross
Highest mountain
Mount Wilhelm
At 25 cm across, Queen Alexandra's birdwing is the largest type of
_______ found anywhere in the world
Butterfly
"ism" that was once widespread, and still persists among some remote tribes
Cannibalism
Region that overwhelmingly voted to become independent in 2019
(note: results are non-binding)
Bougainville
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Level 84
Jun 3, 2019
Maybe a question should be, "PNG island group that will vote on independence this October".
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Level ∞
May 24, 2020
Added a question for that ...
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2019
Can you accept "paradise" for type of bird, since sometimes on JP when one of the words is included in the hint just the remainder of the term is accepted.
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
Ok
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Level 76
Jun 11, 2019
I tried "corruption" as the largest sector of economy. Surprised it didn't work.
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Level 64
Jun 27, 2019
"Kumul" should also be considered as PNG's national bird as it is another name for "bird of paradise".
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2019
Could you accept “primary” and “agricultural” as type-ins for the fourth question?
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Level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
Agricultural will work now
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2020
It's always nice to see that I know more about a country than I think at first
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Level 32
Feb 5, 2020
Gaah! New Britain! I tried “new ireland”, knew it was something around there.
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Level 74
May 25, 2020
New Ireland is actually another of the biggest islands in the country
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Level 78
Feb 16, 2020
Nice to see a quiz on our oft-forgotten neighbours to the north.
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Level 78
May 24, 2020
Why isn't "animism" accepted? It fits the description and I was very confused.
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Level 67
May 31, 2020
I think animism is still widespread. Those that adopted christianity haven't automatically given up their animistic views.
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Level 72
May 24, 2020
I was sure Puncak Jaya was the highest mountain in PNG. Turns out it's on the Indonesian side.
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Level 66
Sep 29, 2020
Funny to accept "rugby" for "rugby league" when they are two different sports.
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Level 73
Oct 7, 2020
Two variaties of the same sport I would say
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2020
rugby union and rugby league are both kinds of rugby
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Level 86
Oct 7, 2020
Hmm. I took this quiz before but somehow I got a lower score this time around.
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2020
15/17. I'd expect that being Australian.
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2020
Kumul should be accepted for bird of paradise.
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2020
Is there a reason this country quiz is set at 3 minutes? It seems like most of the country quizzes are set at 4 or sometimes 5 minutes. I ran out of time before I could get through the clues.
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Level 62
Oct 7, 2020
We're now halfway through the country quizzes! Cheers to that!
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Level 57
Oct 9, 2020
Whoa whoa, we're halfway there!
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Level 69
Dec 13, 2020
I'm from the future and we're nearly finished now!
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Level 61
Oct 8, 2020
A question about Tok Pisin would be interesting
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Level 63
Oct 8, 2020
Only got 3. Hard quiz.
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Level 48
Oct 10, 2020
One of the prettiest country flags!
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Level 62
Oct 15, 2020
Papua New Guinea seems like a fascinating country.
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Level 69
Dec 13, 2020
That border with Indonesia is suspiciously straight... Looks like a British decision. I wonder why it follows the river for a little bit in the middle though - weird!
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Level 70
Jan 30, 2021
couldn't "agrarian" be accepted? as in "agrarian sector"?
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2021
Accepted now.
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Level 34
Jul 1, 2021
Wow! On my first try, I only got 4! I think that is my worst quiz ever, and very far below my usual numbers. Of course, that just means I have a lot to learn. And your quiz helped me to begin this! :-)
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2021
Got all of them! That's a rare occurence for me on a country quiz. Guess it helps being from Aotearoa. And the harder ones were the pure geography ones, which I generally do better on.