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Little Known Countries

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
You must have paid great attention in Geography class, to be able to answer these questions, concerned with some not-so-famous countries of the world.

Question 1:


The Lao People's Democratic Republic, a landlocked country in southeast Asia, neighbouring China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, was previously known by the name of Lan Xang, which means what translated in English?
Land of abundance
Land of a million elephants
Land of great valleys
Holy land

Question 2:


Brunei is a small country (about 5,700 kmĀ² in area,) situated on the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Brunei borders only one country, which one?
East Malaysia
Indonesia
Myanmar
Sri Lanka

Question 3:


The economy of the southern African republic of Botswana was formerly dependent on export of live cattle and meat, but since late 1960s, the mining industry has taken over. Which of these natural resources is Botswana a significant exporter of?
Iron
Diamonds
Limestone
Coal

Question 4:


The State of Qatar, an emirate in the Middle East with substantial oil and natural gas deposits, is located on a small peninsula (The Qatari peninsula), in which of these bodies of water?
Arabian Sea
The Gulf of Aden
Caspian Sea
Persian Gulf

Question 5:


Burma, the former name of this Southern Asian republic, was changed by the military government which took over political authority in 1988. Nevertheless, Burma is still often used to refer to this country.
Laos
East Timor
Brunei
Myanmar

Question 6:


Lying near the equator, the Republic of Suriname is a country with a tropical climate, swampy coastal plains, broad savannas, and densely forested areas, located on what continent?
Europe
Africa
South America
Asia

Question 7:


Geographically, Azerbaijan is a country situated at the crossroads of Europe and Southwest Asia, between what two major water basins?
Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea
The Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea
Red Sea and the Indian Ocean
Caspian Sea and Black Sea

Question 8:


This island country, whose national motto is "Te Mauri, Te Raoi ao Te Tabomoa" ("Health, Peace, and Prosperity"), has its territory situated in both hemispheres.
Tuvalu
Zambia
Kiribati
Kuwait

Question 9:


The Independent State of Samoa is a country comprising a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, known as the Navigators' Islands until the beginning of the 20th century, due to its inhabitants' excellent seafaring skills. What is the main religion of the majority of the Samoans?
Buddhism
Christianity
Hinduism
Islam

Question 10:


This southern African constitutional monarchy is entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa.
Sierra Leone
Uganda
Lesotho
Togo

 


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