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Multiple-Choice Quiz: How Well Do You Know Asia?



The following quiz tests your knowledge of Asia using ten multiple-choice questions. Please do not consult the Internet or any references when answering. The answers and links to relevant information are located after the questions. Please put your score in the Poll and in the Comments. Feel free to add any suggestions or information in Comments as well.

China's many peoples.

China's many peoples.

Tokyo is Asia's most expensive city.

Tokyo is Asia's most expensive city.

Halmahera Island, Indonesia

Halmahera Island, Indonesia

Singapore is both a city and a state.

Singapore is both a city and a state.

1. Which of the following countries is going to be the world’s most populous in 2030?

A) China
B) India
C) Indonesia
D) Philippines

2. What country was once a colony of the United States?

A) Philippines
B) Malaysia
C) Christmas Island
D) Hong Kong

3. Which city has the most expensive real estate market?

A) Tokyo
B) Singapore
C) Hong Kong
D) Beijing

4. Indonesia consists of how many islands?

A) 100
B) 1,000
C) 8,000
D) 17,000

5. Okinawa is part of what country?

A) U.S.A.
B) Australia
C) Indonesia
D) Japan

6. What is the official language of Brunei?

A) Sinhalese
B) Hindi
C) Malay
D) Visayan

7. Which country in Asia has the highest Gross Domestic Product at $13.6 trillion.

A) Japan
B) China
C) India
D) South Korea

8. Which country uses the won as its unit of currency?

A) Taiwan
B) Indonesia
C) China
D) South Korea

9. In which country are baguettes so common that they form part of a national dish?

A) Myanmar
B) Vietnam
C) Macau
D) Cambodia

10. What is the smallest country in Asia by landmass?

A) Singapore
B) Brunei
C) Hong Kong
D) Macau


1-B. Though China is now the most populous nation on earth, India will overtake it in 2030.

2-A. The Philippines was a colony of the U.S.A. from 1898 to 1945.

3-A. Tokyo real estate costs $2,080 per square foot as of 2008.

4-D. With about 17,000 islands, Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago.

5-D. Okinawa is part of Japan.

6-C. Malay and English are the official languages of Brunei, which is located on the island of Borneo.

7-B. China is the richest country in Asia, followed by Japan and India.

8-C. The won is the unit of currency in South Korea. The coin is called the hwan.

9-B: Because it was a French colony, Vietnam incorporated the baguette into a popular dish known as bánh mì or Vietnamese sandwich.

10-A: Though once a part of Malaysia, Singapore broke away in 1965 to become its own nation. It contains about 271 square miles over 63 island.

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© 2012 Aurelio Locsin


romper20 from California on April 08, 2013:

not very well. i feel i only know the outlines the rest i would need to visit in order to fill in.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2013:

Came back to refresh this hub. We can all continue to learn new things! Will share! This is good information to know.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 14, 2012:

Interesting Quiz, Aurelio. Nice going back to school for a change. Think we ought to have refresher courses for adults too! lol.

Voted up, useful and interesting.

iamaudraleigh on July 05, 2012:

Philippines was a colony of the U.S.A. from 1898 to 1945?...had no idea!/ Wow, Japan is expensivw to live in!

I really liked your qui! I did so, so on it. However, I learned a lot! Very cool Aurelio!

Dancing Water on June 19, 2012:

Great quiz! We all need to learn more about Asia, which holds the largest number of people in the world. Thank you!

sammimills from California, USA on May 09, 2012:

Didn't know I had that knowledge about Asia. :D

Love taking your quiz. It adds up to my knowledge. Voted up!

traslochimilano from USA on May 08, 2012:

Great quiz.. Votes up and i also share it with others. Thanks

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on May 08, 2012:

A knowledgeable quiz! Geography was my school favorite subject. You made this learning more fun than school and filled it with far-flung facts and trivia which would surprise even the top geography pupils! Though I am an Asian, I scored mere 3! But never mind, I had fun studying the correct answers and hence my knowledge improved thanks to you! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up and Socially Shared.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 21, 2012:

Guess I had better go back to school! At least I am learning from your hubs. Voted interesting and useful.

markbennis on February 06, 2012:

This is refreshing and a great idea for Hubs to do, voted up!

Phoebe Pike on February 02, 2012:

Wow... apparently I knew more about Asia than I originally thought I did.

nityanandagaurang on February 01, 2012:

very unique subject for hub alocsin and you have done justice with it.useful hub.

Brett C from Asia on January 31, 2012:

It was a fun quiz. Although I have spent years in Asia, there is just so much to learn about one country that I have only covered two properly so far ... Thailand and South Korea (guess what one of my correct questions was! lol).

Thanks for SHARING.

cebutouristspot from Cebu on January 31, 2012:

Now we are cooking. I manage to get 9 out of 10 right :) Living in Asia have its advantage in answering this type of questions :D

point2make on January 31, 2012:

I did okay but not as well as I expected. I guess it's time for a refresher course. good hub.

A James Di Rodi on January 31, 2012:

Throughout my life I have always possessed a keen interest in geography. When I was a younger I wanted to know where places were, what the people there were like, what the land was like, and a million other questions. But on you test I only got 5 out of 10. Got to pick up a geography book again! Interesting Quiz. Voting up and SHARING.