Papua New Guinea Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Papua New Guinea?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: May 24, 2020
First submittedMay 20, 2019
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Capital of Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
The only country that PNG borders
PNG has 851 of these, more than any other country
Native Languages
Country from which PNG gained its independence in 1975
Ocean strait separating PNG from the above
Torres Strait
Most popular sport
Rugby league
Largest sector of the economy
Country that colonized the northern half of PNG from 1884–1919
Sub-region of Oceania that PNG is a part of
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
"ism" that was once widespread, and still persists among some remote tribes
Region that overwhelmingly voted to become independent in 2019
(note: results are non-binding)
Level 82
Jun 3, 2019
Maybe a question should be, "PNG island group that will vote on independence this October".
Level ∞
May 24, 2020
Added a question for that ...
Level 77
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.
Level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
Level 74
Jun 11, 2019
I tried "corruption" as the largest sector of economy. Surprised it didn't work.
Level 60
Jun 27, 2019
"Kumul" should also be considered as PNG's national bird as it is another name for "bird of paradise".
Level 64
Jun 27, 2019
Could you accept “primary” and “agricultural” as type-ins for the fourth question?
Level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
Agricultural will work now
Level 58
Jan 18, 2020
It's always nice to see that I know more about a country than I think at first
Level 32
Feb 5, 2020
Gaah! New Britain! I tried “new ireland”, knew it was something around there.
Level 71
May 25, 2020
New Ireland is actually another of the biggest islands in the country
Level 72
Feb 16, 2020
Nice to see a quiz on our oft-forgotten neighbours to the north.
Level 72
May 24, 2020
Why isn't "animism" accepted? It fits the description and I was very confused.
Level 67
May 31, 2020
I think animism is still widespread. Those that adopted christianity haven't automatically given up their animistic views.
Level 70
May 24, 2020
I was sure Puncak Jaya was the highest mountain in PNG. Turns out it's on the Indonesian side.
Level 65
Sep 29, 2020
Funny to accept "rugby" for "rugby league" when they are two different sports.