Sri Lanka Country Quiz

🇱🇰 Can you guess these facts about the country of Sri Lanka?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 19, 2019
Times taken14,152
Average score70.6%
Rating4.44
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Clue
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Capital city
Sri
Jayawardenepura
Kotte
Most populous city
Colombo
Animal on the flag
Lion
Official languages
Sinhalese
Tamil
In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike
became the world's first _____
Prime Minister
Female
Most popular sport
Cricket
Colonial name of Sri Lanka
Ceylon
Most common religion
Buddhism
Clue
Answer
Currency of Sri Lanka
Rupee
Meaning of the word "Lanka"
Island
Country from which Sri Lanka gained
its independence in 1948
United Kingdom
Bay to Sri Lanka's northeast
Bay of Bengal
Leafy product that constitutes 7%
of Sri Lanka's exports
Tea
Chain of island and shallow waters
connecting India and Sri Lanka
Adam's Bridge
This "sweet" city is the largest
in central Sri Lanka
Kandy
In 2016, Sri Lanka was certified to
be free from this illness
Malaria
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Level 74
May 19, 2020
Typing "teardrop" automatically gives you "tea". Maybe change one of the questions? Or at least put the "teardrop" question after the "tea" question.
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Level ∞
May 19, 2020
Replaced the teardrop question.
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Level 87
Aug 28, 2020
Aw. How sad.
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Level 77
Aug 28, 2020
Teardrop is more specific to Sri Lanka than tea, so I would have liked it the way other way around.
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Level 67
May 20, 2020
"Those are the Tamil Kings, nobody conquers the Tamil Kings."
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Level 71
Jul 3, 2020
"Who are the Tamil Kings?"
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Level 57
Jul 9, 2020
merchants probably
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Level 69
Aug 28, 2020
and they’ve got SPICES
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Level 55
Jan 1, 2021
Who would like to buy the spices?
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2021
"ME!" said the Arabians, swiftly buying and selling it to most of the world.
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Level 55
Jul 21, 2021
Invaders who were driven out of the country within within a generation or two? The Cholas were driven out by Vijayabahu the Great before they could ever really assimilate or be seen as anything but invaders, and they really held only the northern third of the island for any length of time.
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Level 63
Jun 30, 2020
Please Accept Ram Setu for Adam's Bridge.
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Level 69
Jun 30, 2020
Accepting Rama now.
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Level 56
Aug 7, 2020
Ram should be accepted as that is the commonest way it is spelled in India and Sri lanka
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Level 63
Aug 28, 2020
Yeah, chitrajainn is correct. Most Sanskrit/Hindi words are angliscised by adding an "a" at the end. Ram should be accepted.
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Level 61
Jul 15, 2020
It's a bit sad the british name has stuck instead of it's actual name which is connected to it's history.
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Level 71
Jul 2, 2020
I think you mean "word", not "world".
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2020
Fixed
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Level 46
Aug 3, 2020
Fifth question has typo "minisiter"
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Level 47
Aug 20, 2020
I'm actually surprised I got 100% first try.
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2020
Missed several. But none too hard to remember. I'll take this again tomorrow and find out.
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Level 72
Aug 29, 2020
How'd it go today then?
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Level 71
Aug 28, 2020
In Finnish, "lanka" means "thread".
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Level 72
Nov 11, 2020
Glad Kandy was on the quiz. On a 9-day trip to SL with my family back in the late 90s, that city was a real high point.
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2022
It was a pretty sweet stop wasn't it?
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2021
sri lanka capital ???????????????
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Level 43
Sep 13, 2022
Type “Sri Jellyfish Tempura”. It will actually work
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Level 43
Sep 13, 2022
Should have known all of the once I didn’t get. Great quiz!