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#FridayFunDay: Take Our Librarian Quiz!

It’s #FridayFunDay! Take this fun quiz to find out what librarian you most resemble.

 (If you can’t see the quiz below in your browser, click on Playbuzz.)

CultureGrams—Where in the world?: Transportation

Modes of transportation are influenced by many factors, including economic resources, population density, geography, climate, and tradition. If you’re from the United States, you probably get around primarily in a private vehicle, but that’s only one of many modes of transportation used every day by people around the world.

The following photos are from the CultureGrams photo gallery.

Can you guess where each photo was taken?

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uae

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vietnam

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We’ve posted the answers in the comments section of this post. Check them out and tell us how well you did!

Don’t forget that CultureGrams has thousands of pictures gathered from around the globe. Each image in our slideshow gallery and photo gallery is downloadable and available for personal use.

CultureGrams Regional Quiz: South America

South America Quiz


  1. Which South American country contains the world’s largest tropical rainforest?
  2. Brazil
    Argentina
    Ecuador

  3. Which country’s people have traditionally eaten more beef per capita than any other country?
  4. Bolivia
    Chile
    Argentina

  5. How many nations in South America do not list Spanish as an official language?
  6. Two: Brazil and French Guiana
    Three: Suriname, Uruguay, and Paraguy
    Four: Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana

  7. Which South American country has two capitals?
  8. Chile
    Bolivia
    Argentina

  9. Which country’s population is concentrated along South America’s Atlantic coast?
  10. Suriname
    Brazil
    Chile

  11. What is the most ethnically homogeneous country in South America?
  12. Uruguay
    Paraguay
    Colombia

  13. Charles Darwin developed his theories of evolution based on observations in which country?
  14. Bolivia
    Ecuador
    Peru

  15. Which two countries share the world’s highest navigable body of water, Lake Titicaca?
  16. Ecuador and Chile
    Colombia and Venezuela
    Peru and Bolivia

  17. Around half of Guyana’s population is made up of descendants of emigrants from which country?
  18. Ghana
    India
    Japan

  19. The president of which country is currently facing impeachment?
  20. Venezuela
    Argentina
    Brazil

CultureGrams—Sub-Saharan Africa Quiz

Madagascar

A woman in Madagascar digs for water in a dry riverbed. Photo by Salym Fayad.

How much do you know about the region of Sub-Saharan Africa? Test your knowledge with these tidbits from CultureGrams (if you need help, search the CultureGrams site!):

1. Which country is the world’s fourth largest island?

Comoros
Madagascar
Seychelles

2. Which country was the first African nation to host the soccer World Cup?

Nigeria
Zambia
South Africa

3. On which island nation was it tradition to gift newborns with baby giant tortoises?

Seychelles
Tanzania
Mozambique

4. Which country is home to the majority of gorillas and chimpanzees in Africa?

Gabon
Namibia
Burkina Faso

5. Which African nation is the world’s newest country?

Djibouti
South Sudan
Swaziland

6. Which nation produces more cocoa beans than any other country?

Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Mali

7. In which country did archeologists discover Lucy, one of the oldest hominid skeletons ever found?

Somalia
Kenya
Ethiopia

8. Freed U.S. slaves established coastal settlements in 19th century in which country?

Ghana
Liberia
South Africa

9. Which country has the largest population in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Togo
Rwanda
Nigeria

10. Which country is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies in the world?

Burundi
The Gambia
Swaziland

CultureGrams Country Capital Quiz

 

Country Capitals Table

Data Table via ProQuest CultureGrams

Let’s begin the year with a geography challenge! How well do you know your country capitals? Identify the capital cities of the twenty countries listed below.

  1. Australia
  2. Belarus
  3. Canada
  4. Egypt
  5. Fiji
  6. Finland
  7. Haiti
  8. India
  9. Iraq
  10. Jordan
  11. Mongolia
  12. Poland
  13. Senegal
  14. South Korea
  15. Spain
  16. Thailand
  17. Turkey
  18. United Kingdom
  19. Venezuela
  20. Vietnam

How did you do? Answers will be posted in the comments section. To see a complete list of country capitals, see our Data Tables. And to learn much, much more about the countries of the world, visit us at CultureGrams!

Library Quote Matching Game

What kind of library lover are you? Test your knowledge by matching each library quote with the correct person. (If you can’t view the matching game below, you can access it on PlayBuzz.)

 

 

 

Which Animal Are You?

To celebrate our newest feature Animal Facts in SIRS Discoverer, take this PlayBuzz quiz to find out which animal you most resemble. The quiz answers have information taken directly from Animal Facts.

 

CultureGrams–Regional Quiz: Oceania

An outer island man holds his granddaughter’s hand while they walk down the street. Grandparents are respected figures and are generally cared for by extended family members. (Colonia, Yap, Micronesia, November 2012)  Image Source: Karyn Sorenson

A Yapese man holds his granddaughter’s hand while walking across a street. (Colonia, Yap, Micronesia, November 2012)
Image Source: Karyn Sorenson

Oceania encompasses Australia, the world’s smallest continent, and the Pacific Islands, consisting of some 25,000 islands in more than 20 nations and territories. How much do you know about the region of Oceania? Test your knowledge with these tidbits from CultureGrams:

1. Australia has more of this marsupial than people.

2. The Lord of the Rings films were shot entirely on what island nation?

3. Which country in the South Pacific has the last Polynesian monarchy?

4. Traditional Samoan feasts are prepared in an underground oven called a ____?

5. What is the national flower of Fiji?

6. What mineral is a major export in New Caledonia?

7.  True or False: The lava-lava (traditional skirt)  is worn by both men and women?

8. What does the term Micronesia mean?

9. Which island nation is the smallest in Oceania?

10. What is the most prominent religion in Oceania?

 

Check your answers in the comments section. 

-Jenni Boyle

CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Christianity

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Tahitian women and men gather for Sunday services in a Christian church. Sunday services are a major weekly event, and many people travel long distances to reach the church and socialize with other church members. (Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, August 2007)
Image Source: Peter Stone

Religion plays a major role in shaping the cultures of countries around the world. In CultureGrams’ World Edition and Kids Edition, each country report features a religion section with facts about a country’s major religions. This week, we are learning about Christianity. There are about 2.2 billion Christians worldwide, or about one-third of the world’s population.

Test your knowledge of Christianity around the world by answering these religion trivia questions. 

Need help? Use CultureGrams’ country reports and search boxes to help find the answers.

1) Which sect of Christianity is the largest?

2) Where is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church located?

3) Who is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church?

4) In the 16th century, during the reign of Henry VIII, England split from the Roman Catholic Church to form which church?

5) Which European country was one of the last to convert to Christianity?

-Italy   -Albania

-Germany  -Estonia

6) In what year did Armenia make Christianity its state religion?

7) Easter celebrates which event in Christianity?

8) True or False: Christianity originated in the Middle East.

9) Which country has the most Orthodox Christians?

-Russia  -Greece

-Egypt   -Armenia

10) Which sect of Christianity is the largest in the United States?

 

Check your answers with the quiz key in the comment section. Let us know how you did by leaving a comment.

Jenni Boyle

CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Judaism

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Jewish worshipers gather to pray at the Kotel or Wailing Wall, which is considered Judaism’s holiest accessible site in Israel.

Religion plays a major role in shaping the cultures of countries around the world. In CultureGrams’ World Edition, each country report features a religion section with facts about a country’s major religions. Judaism is the oldest religion and one of the three Abrahamic religions, also including Christianity and Islam.

Test your knowledge of Judaism by answering these religion trivia questions.

1) Which country has the largest Jewish population?

2) What does the Hebrew greeting Shalom mean in English?

3) What is the name of Judaism’s dietary law?

4) What is the Jewish place of worship called?

5) According to Jewish law, boys (age 13) and girls (age 12) perform what rite of passage in order to become an adult?

6) When do Jews observe the Sabbath?

7) During Passover, also known by it’s Hebrew name Pesach, Jews cleanse their home of what food item?

8) True or false: Jews are unable to use electricity during Shabbat.

9) What is considered the ultimate act of kindness?

10) What is the name of the Jewish Holy Book?

 

Check your answers with the quiz key in the comment section. Let us know how you did by leaving a comment.

Jenni Boyle