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Quiz: How Much Worldly Knowledge Do You Have?

How much do you know about the Earth and its countries? I for one have always enjoyed testing my knowledge in geography and history, and was surprised to discover some new facts about the world that I hadn't known before. What about you? Can you guess the correct country from the two facts provided? Test your worldly knowledge with this fun quiz!
 
 
Which country was the first to industrialize and still has a monarchy?
The UK
France
The US
Germany
 
 
Which country was invaded by Germany twice in the 1900s and itself once (brutally) colonized the Congo?
Belgium
France
Netherlands
Poland
 
 
Which country at one stage controlled the USA's west coast well into the 1800s?
Mexico
Canada
Cuba
Haiti
 
 
Which country has a coast called the Cape of Good Hope and was part of the British Empire?
South Africa
Wikipedia
Nepal
India
The United States
 
 
Which nation can claim to be the originator of much of our political language today and formerly had a monarch known as 'The Sun King'?
France
UK
China
Egypt
 
 
In which country would you find both the Great Pyramid and the river Nile?
Egypt
Libya
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
 
 
Which country lays claim to the world's 3rd largest economy and was formerly home to the renowned Samurai warriors?
Japan
China
Korea
Vietnam
 
 
Which nation earned its independence in 1947 and was the homeland of Mahatma Ghandi?
India
Nepal
Cambodia
Morocco
 
 
This country is where the Hanging Gardens used to be and was recently invaded by the USA and her allies in 2003?
Iraq
Pakistan
Israel
Afghanistan
 
 
In which African nation that passes through the equator is the Swahili language spoken?
Kenya
Peru
Brazil
Nigeria
 
 
Which nation's capital is sacred to 3 major religions and continues to endure terrorism and fighting?
Israel
Iran
Lithuania
Estonia
 
 
Which country can be found on the Iberian peninsula and gave its language to Brazil?
Portugal
Spain
Morocco
Italy
 
 
In which country was the old Byzantine Empire seated and later became the home of Ataturk?
Turkey
Greece
Malaysia
New Zealand
 
 
Which country took the blame for and lost both world wars but was reunited in 1989 and again prospers?
Germany
Austria
Italy
Russia
 
 
Which country experienced a complete political revolution in 1917 and is the largest nation on the planet?
Russia
China
Canada
The US
 
 
What nation was invaded in 1939 by Germany, which subsequently led to WW2?
Poland
Austria
Russia
France
 
 
Which country famously supported Christopher Columbus' expedition and itself conquered much of America?
Spain
The UK
Kazakhstan
wikipedia
Switzerland
 
 
Which country is the world's 2nd largest and fought off an invasion from America in the 1812 war?
Canada
Uzbekistan
Russia
Bangladesh
 
 
Which country is the home of the Maori tribe and was the location where the Lord of Rings movies were filmed?
New Zealand
Australia
The US
Guatemala
 
 
Which country was founded in 1789 after having declared independence from the UK in 1776?
The US
France
Russia
Tunisia
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