Posts Tagged ‘Quiz’

Where in the World: Swimming

We’re deep into summer and in many parts of the United States temperatures are topping 100°F. What to do? What people all over the world do to relax and cool down in hot weather: get wet! Whether it’s at a public pool, a local river, or the nearest beach, swimming is a favorite pastime worldwide.

The following photos are from the CultureGrams photo gallery.

Can you guess where each photo was taken?











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. Photos in the CultureGrams slideshow gallery and photo gallery can be used for educational purposes (as long as they are not posted on the open web).

How Well Do You Know the G20?

2017 G20 logo

2017 G20 logo [via Wikipedia]

This past Friday and Saturday (July 7-8), many eyes were on Hamburg, Germany, as it hosted the 2017 G20 summit. The G20 is an international forum composed of 20 of the world’s largest economies—19 countries, plus the European Union. Formed in 1999, it serves as an economic council to address issues of global financial stability. G20 summits are often the target of major protests, and this year was no different, with tens of thousands of activists staging protests, some of which turned violent.

In addition to heads of international financial and other organizations, G20 summits are attended by the leaders of member nations, plus the presidents of the European Council and European Commission to represent the European Union.

How well do you know the leaders of the nations in the G20? Test your knowledge here! Can you get 10/10? Tweet us @CultureGrams with your results! Or learn more about the economies of the countries of the world with CultureGrams!


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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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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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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

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

CultureGrams—Sub-Saharan Africa Quiz


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?


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

South Africa

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


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

Burkina Faso

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

South Sudan

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

Côte d’Ivoire

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


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

South Africa

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


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

The Gambia

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.)

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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.


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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