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Names That Tell the Nationality

written by: marcing
 
In the age of globalization someone named Michelle Kwan may win medals for the US and Jacek Rostowski may hold a British passport. However, you can still tell what country those people (or their families) originated from. This quiz will check if you can recognize someone's nationality based on the person's name. It is quite easy as people mentioned in this quiz are famous.

Question 1:


Svetlana Kuznietzova and Maria Sharapova are top tennis players (and beauties as well). Judging by their surnames, what country are they from?
Sweden
Switzerland
Australia
Russia

Question 2:


Which Mediterranean country is the most probable place of birth of a person named Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz?
Italy
Mexico
Greece
Spain

Question 3:


Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikonnen is called "The Iceman". Judging by his surname, what northern country is he from?
Canada
Denmark
Norway
Finland

Question 4:


Edvin van der Saar is famous as the goalie of Manchester United. What nationality is his name typical of?
Danish
Dutch
Turkish
French

Question 5:


Zbigniew Brzezinski served as US National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter. Judging by his name, what was his native language?
Dutch
French
Swedish
Polish

Question 6:


In 2007, Fabio Capello was appointed head coach of England's national football team. His name tells that he is most likely from this country.
Greece
France
Serbia
Italy

Question 7:


Joe McNull was a star of .. the Polish national basketball team. His name suggests that he must have been born somewhere else. What basketball loving country is most likely his homeland?
Italy
The USA
France
England

Question 8:


Judging by his name, Kim Jong-il became the ruler of this "axis of evil" country in 1994.
Iraq
Iran
Sudan
North Korea

Question 9:


Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a .. Swedish football player. He was born in Sweden to a family of immigrants. What country did his parents leave to move to Sweden?
Former Yugoslavia
Sri Lanka
Ghana
Azerbaijan

Question 10:


Miss World 2005 was Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir. Judging by her last name, what country is she from?
Iceland
Kazakhstan
Venezuela
Thailand

Question 11:


Kazuyoshi Funaki was a champion in ski-jumping. You don't have to be a ski-jumping expert to know that he represented this country.
Japan
Austria
Russia
South Korea

Question 12:


Naim Süleymanoğlu is a Bulgarian champion in weightlifting. What origin does his last name suggest?
Turkish
Romanian
Serbian
Greek

 


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