Specialist: national flags

From the quiz on 29/11/16.

  1. What colour are the thin horizontal bands on the flag of Uzbekistan, the star and crescent on the flag of Algeria, and the wide diagonal band on the flag of Namibia? Red

  2. Which island country’s national flag consists of an off-centre yellow disc on a light blue field? Palau

  3. During the Great Flag Debate of 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson proposed an ultimately-successful replacement for the Red Ensign, which was then the de facto national flag of which country? Canada

  4. Which two-word Arabic phrase is written 22 times (in two rows of 11) on the national flag of Iran? Allāhu akbar (also known as the takbīr)

  5. Which European country’s national flag is the oldest national flag in continuous use, and is traditionally said to have fallen from heaven during the 1219 Battle of Lyndanisse (modern-day Tallinn, Estonia)? Denmark

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