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Flags
(Click on the question number for the answer.)
 
Flipped Flags
In the flag used by the International Red Cross, the figure and background are the reverse of the flag of what country?
A. France
B. Turkey
C. Belgium
D. Switzerland
E. Great Britain
 
Mourning
An official way to indicate mourning is to fly the U.S. flag at half ...
 
The American Flag
The United States flag is known as the Stars and Stripes, the Star-Spangled Banner, and also Old ...
 
Pirates
The black flag with a white skull and crossbones flown by pirates is called the ...
A. Jolly Roger
B. Happy Jack
C. Baneful Boris
D. Sullen Michael
E. Tortured William
 
British Banners
The popular name for the flag of Great Britain is the ...
 
Stars
The Star of David is central to the flag of what nation?
 
Multi-Colored Flags
During the summer of 1996, a flag with five interlocking circles colored blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white background flew over ...
A. Sapporo, Japan
B. Atlanta, Georgia
C. Calgary, Alberta
D. Grenoble, France
E. Helsinki, Finland
 
Phamous Phlag Photographs
In a famous 1945 photograph, how many stars were on the flag that U.S. Marines planted atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima?
 
California History
California was once an independent nation. While it existed briefly with this status, it had a simple flag picturing a grizzly bear. Name this former republic.
 
Special Signs
A flag displayed upside down means ...
A. war
B. welcome
C. distress
D. surrender
E. quarantine
 
Explorers
When Columbus first landed in the New World, his men carried a green banner upon which was a cross and the two letters "F" and "Y." For what did these letters stand?
 
Stars and Stripes
How many red stripes are on the United States flag?
 
Names
The Confederate flag was called the ...
A. stars and bars
B. seas and trees
C. slaves and caves
D. stripes and pipes
E. rights and fights
 
Supreme Court Rulings
In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that desecrating the American flag was not prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. The court's decision was largely based on an interpretation of what amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
 
Asian Flags
Which Asian flag has both the yin-yang symbol and trigrams from the I-Ching on a white background?
A. India
B. Burma
C. Vietnam
D. Singapore
E. South Korea
 
The French Flag
The flag of France is classified as a tricolor. In any order, what are those three colors?
 
Canada
The flag of Canada features ...
A. A maple leaf
B. A hockey stick
C. A Mountie's hat
D. A sword in a sheath
E. A beaver and pine tree
 
Types of Flags
What kind of flag tapers to a point at one end and is often associated with team sports?
 
Flag Mottos
What motto was found on an early American colonial flag which also had 13 stripes and a rattlesnake?
A. Only the free
B. America and Thee
C. Don't tread on me
D. We dumped your tea
E. To a King George fricassee
 
The Union Jack
The Union Jack of the United Kingdom combines the crosses of St. George, St. Patrick, and St. Andrew, who are respectively the patron saints of England, Ireland, and ...
 
Revolutionary Women
She was the daughter of Samuel Griscom. Her husband was John Ross. According to legend, she persuaded the Continental Congress to use five-pointed instead of six-pointed stars on the flag. Name her.
 
A Banner Question
The flag of which country consists of a red circle centered on a white background?
A. Japan
B. Egypt
C. Portugal
D. Guatemala
E. Luxembourg
 
Celebrations
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on the fourteenth day of what month?
 
Banner Buffs
A history buff is interested in seeing the original "Star Spangled Banner." Where, precisely, would she go to view this flag?
 
Flag Designs
A shield and two crossed spears make up part of the design of the flag of ...
A. Haiti
B. Kenya
C. Germany
D. Indonesia
E. El Salvador
 
New Flags
In what country did a tricolor flag recently replace a red flag with a hammer and sickle?
 
State Flags
Identify either of the two U.S. states that incorporate the Confederate flag as part of their state flags.
 
Shared Flags
The Union Jack is found on the flag of Great Britain and the flag of ...
A. India
B. Canada
C. Ireland
D. Jamaica
E. Australia
 
Colored Communication
What is the color of a flag used to indicate surrender?
 
More Stars
Which U.S. president issued the order for a new flag of 50 stars arranged in staggered rows to become official in July of 1960?
 
 
 
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Answers to Flags
1. D
2. mast (staff)
3. Glory
4. A
5. Union Jack
6. Israel
7. B
8. 48
9. Bear Flag Republic
10. C
11. Ferdinand & Isabella
12. 7
13. A
14. First Amendment
15. E
16. blue, white, red
17. A
18. pennant
19. C
20. Scotland
21. Betsy Ross
22. A
23. June
24. Smithsonian Institution
25. B
26. Russia
27. Mississippi, Georgia
28. E
29. white
30. Dwight Eisenhower
 
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