Flags of the World
Part of the BCQC June Open Quizzes
This nation had the flag pictured below as its national flag from 1871 to
1919, when it was replaced by another flag. The new flag was derided
by traditionalists and described as “Black, Red, Shit”, and was replaced
for a 12-year period before being finally reinstated. What nation?
Queen Elizabeth II has the following two Royal Standards for use in the
United Kingdom. In 2015, she might have only one. Why?
There are different Royal Standards for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
The Scottish Royal Standard would not be in use in case of Scottish
Scotland Rest of UK
The flag of this dependency has a fortress to represent the
fortifications eponymous with the dependency and a key to symbolize
that the British considered it a key to a major water body. Which
The flag of Saudi Arabia has the world’s strictest legislation against flag
desecration, and the government has protested against attempts by
FIFA to include the flag in a football bearing flags of WC participants. It
is also forbidden to fly the flag at half-mast. What is the specific reason
for this strict protection?
The text on the flag is the Shahada or the creed of Islam, and any
disrespect to the flag is thus treated as blasphemy
The scene pictured here is the inspiration behind what European
This was the ensign of the Indian navy between 2001 and 2004. In
2004, the ensign was changed by adding back a design element that
had been removed when the pictured ensign was adopted in 2001.
What international body uses this flag?
The International Atomic Energy Agency
This was the flag of a monarchy up to 1889. After the overthrow of the
monarchy in that year, the new republic adopted a flag removing the
monarchical symbols, but using the same design elements. What
The flag of Nepal is the only national flag in the world that is not a
quadrilateral. The flag has been in use for hundreds of years, but the
modern version was adopted in 1962 after removing an element to
modernize the flag and render it acceptable to the world. What
The flag on the left was the first national flag of the Confederacy, in use
between 1861 and 1862. The flag on the right was never used during
the US Civil War but is now commonly used, and often erroneously
given the name of the flag on the left. What name?
In 1992, on gaining independence, this country chose the flag on the
left (based on a medieval flag) as its national flag. However, in 1998,
after protests from two major ethnic groups that the flag represented
only a third ethnic group, the national flag was changed to the one on
the right, which contains no historical references. What country?
Pictured below is the flag of Sri Lanka between 1948 and 1951. What
change was made in 1951 to represent the Tamil and Moor (Muslim)
people of Sri Lanka?
A saffron stripe for the Tamils and a green stripe for the Moors was
The flag depicted below is the inspiration behind the flags of Egypt,
Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Sudan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen,
Palestine, Somaliland, the Western Sahara and Libya, among others.
Whose flag was it?
Shown below are three flags for this entity. The one on the right is
based on the works of Kim Stanley Robinson, the one in the middle on
a book by Robert Heinlein and the one on the left on a book by Greg
Bear. Flags for what?
Mars with Phobos
Symbol of Mars Red Mars, Green
Mars, Blue Mars