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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
Australia
Russia
Switzerland

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?
Greece
Italy
Mexico
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
French
Turkish
Dutch

Question 5:


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

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
Italy
Serbia

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?
England
The USA
France
Italy

Question 8:


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

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?
Ghana
Azerbaijan
Sri Lanka
Former Yugoslavia

Question 10:


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

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.
South Korea
Japan
Russia
Austria

Question 12:


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

 


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