Saturday, 21 January 2017

World Quiz - National Anthems
We are familiar with "Jana Gana Mana", the National Anthem of our country. "Jana Gana Mana" was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on 24 January 1950. It was written and composed by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Amar Shonar Bangla', written by Rabindranath Tagore to protest the Partition of Bengal in 1905, was adopted by Bangladesh later in 1971 as their national anthem. It is also said that Ananda Samarakoon who wrote the Sri Lankan National Anthem " Sri Lanka Matha" was inspired by Rabindranath Tagore.
Here are ten questions about the national anthems of different countries which will give you some interesting information about them.


1. Wilhelmus van Nassouwe, usually known just as the Wilhelmus is the national anthem of which one of the following countries?
Netherlands
France
West Indies
Argentina

2. The lyrics of the national anthem of which country is considered to be the oldest among the world's national anthems?
China
Japan
India
Netherlands

3. The national anthem of which country is the longest in the world?
Uganda
United States
Finland
Greece

4. "Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka" ("A Garland of Hundred Flowers") is the national anthem of
Pakistan
Myanmar
Nepal
Afganisthan

5. Which is the world's shortest national anthem?
National anthem of Uganda
National anthem of Cyprus
National anthem of Spain
National anthem of Kuwait

6. Which one of the following countries have no official lyrics for its national anthem?
United Kingdom
Spain
Congo
France

7. Which country does not have its own national anthem and uses the national anthem of its neighbour, Greece?
Cyprus
Syria
Bulgaria
Albania

8. The national anthem of this country consist of 15 stanzas and the first letter of each stanza makes up an acrostic for a revolutionary hero of the country. Name the country.
Spain
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Netherlands

9. The lyrics of this country's national anthem gives a short account of its history in a first-person narrative.The day it was adopted is the National Day of the country. Name the country
Australia
Andorra
Congo
Albania

10. This country's national anthem is unique in that five of the eleven official languages are used in the same anthem, in which each language comprises a stanza. Which country we are referring to?
Lebanon
Bahamas
Argentina
South Africa

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