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Sunday Challenge #39 – Flags Quiz – Week of June 26 – July 2

Team StoryWeavers|June 26, 2022, 10:47 IST| 256


Welcome to BYJU’S Sunday Challenge. This week, we’re testing out our knowledge of the flags of the world (and a few others). So, what are you waiting for? The chequered flag is already waving!


You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. The fastest entries to get all questions right win a pair of Bluetooth headphones.

Ready? Here are your questions:

Question 1:

This country’s flag is the only flag that doesn’t have four sides. Instead, it has two triangular flags, known as a pennant, stacked on top of each other. It is red in colour with a blue border, and features a white sun and crescent moon as symbols on the flag. Name the country.

Question 2:

This colour is the rarest colour to be used in a flag. To this day, there are only two countries – Nicaragua and Dominica – that have this colour in their flags. This is because the colour was a very expensive dye in olden times, and was hence used for the rarest occasions. Name the colour.

The flag of Nicaragua.


The flag of Dominica.

Question 3:

The Jolly Roger is a black flag with a _____ and _______ in white. It was the most commonly used flag by a particular group of people in the early 18th century. Who would fly the Jolly Roger on their ships?

Question 4:

The oldest state flag in the world belongs to this country. Called Dannebrog, the flag was designed in the 13th century with a red background and a white stripe running through it. It was officially adopted as this country’s flag in 1625. Interestingly, in this country, it is illegal to burn any other national flag but it has legalised the burning of its own flag. Name the country.

Question 5:

The very first flag of this global event went missing in 1920 from Antwerp, Belgium. It was revealed 77 years after that it was taken as a prank by an athlete and was returned to the organisers of the event. Which flag was it?

Take your guesses in the comments section below. Winners of this edition, along with the answers will be revealed next Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled!

To view other editions of the Sunday Challenge, click here.

Answers to Sunday Challenge 38:

1. Jawaharlal Nehru. He wrote letters to Indira Gandhi from prison, compiled into a book called ‘Letters From A Father To His Daughter’.
2. The Seahorse
3. Germany
4. The Lion King
5. AA Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh. The character of Christopher Robin in the cartoons is based on Milne’s son.

About the Author

Madhavi is passionate about everything to do with books, art, literature, films, trivia and food. A former journalist, she believes that asking questions makes life interesting.

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