A Sixth Grader Knows At Least 60% Of These Flags. Who Can Score Higher?

A flag is more than just a collection of colors painted on a piece of fabric. It's a rallying point, a source of pride, something that brings people together under one banner. These flags often have very old symbols and details that tell stories which are sometimes thousands of years old. Many people have fallen in battle trying to protect the nation that their flag represents, and that's why these "pieces of fabric" are so important to so many people. We can learn a lot about a nation from looking at their flag. And if any of our readers have traveled the world, they might be more successful when it comes to identifying these many flags.

Sure, we'll throw in some easy flags for our readers in this quiz, but don't expect us to go easy on anybody. We're definitely going to use some flags from very small and random countries, so expect to be really tested. Most of the quiz is actually pretty easy though, and our readers might even find themselves learning new and interesting facts about their favorite nations. The colors and the designs almost always have a deep meaning, and it's interesting to find out what these symbols actually stand for. Find out now if our quiz proves to be more than a challenge...

1This Leafy Flag

Believe it or not, this flag is actually one of the youngest in use right now. The flag was only adopted as the national symbol decades ago, rather than hundreds (or even thousands) of years ago when compared to other countries. Nevertheless, it's a flag which sums up its nation rather well, and the simple red and white stripes are complimented by a red maple leaf right in the center. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

2This Simple Flag

Here's another rather simple flag, but simplicity is often the hallmark of elegance. Such is the case with many elements of the nation that this country represents, and its culture is famous for valuing grace and balance. But there is much deeper meaning to this flag - the red symbol in the middle actually represents a sun, the red sun more specifically. The red sun is a real phenomenon which can be seen in this nation. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

3This Simple Flag

Here's another flag that most people will probably be able to recognize, as its one of the most well-known countries in the world. This flag is one of the few banners which has made its way to the moon, as well as staking a claim in other territories around the world. Known as the star-spangled-banner, this flag represents the land of the free and the home of the brave. But who can actually guess which country this famous flag symbolizes?

4This Interesting Flag

Here's another interesting flag, and this one might pose a little bit of a challenge to identify. This is another nation which has a very interesting history, made even more interesting by its recent years. In fact, this nation wasn't even in existence before a major war caused a nation to split - this flag representing one half of the resulting two nations. There is all kinds of interesting symbolism on this flag. But who can actually guess which country this famous flag symbolizes?

5This Cool Flag

Here's another flag which many of us will no doubt be able to recognize. This flag features a totally epic picture of an eagle and a snake right in the center. I mean, who could ask for a more awesome flag? This flag represents a country that is a neighbor of one of the biggest superpowers in the world, but it's actually a rather rich nation itself when compared to the majority of the rest of the world. But who can actually guess which country this famous flag symbolizes?

6This Interesting Flag

Here's another interesting flag with some interesting history behind it, and like many of the flags we see today, it's gone through some interesting changes within the last few years. This flag perfectly represents the multicultural blending of cultures and races within the nation it represents. There was actually quite a lot of violence in this nation as a result, and there is still some level of unrest to this day. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

7This Regal Flag

Here's another flag we might be able to recognize, and this represents a very old and well-established nation. Not much has changed with this nation for hundreds of years, and that royal coat of arms points to days when this nation ruled the seas and conquered new worlds in the name of its royal family. Of course, it's no longer ruled by a royal family, but the traditions still remain. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

8This Famous Flag

Here's another nation that is probably well-known to most of us, and this is another nation which is relatively new in the grand scheme of things. Located in the Middle-East, this flag is distinct because of its central symbol, the Star of David. This Jewish symbol gives us a clue as to which country we're talking about, and who makes up the majority of the population there. It's a much talked about nation. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

9This Simple Flag

Here's another simple flag, and this one has remained largely untouched over the course of many years. This nation is another very old country, and it's famous for a variety of things. This nation is known for its craftsmanship and expertise in construction a wide range of things such as knives, gadgets, firearms, and military hardware. As a result, many brands adopt this flag's symbol as a mark of quality. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

10This Classic Flag

And who could forget this classic flag? This is another very old flag from a very old nation, and this one is also one that might be very easy to recognize. This nation is famous for a wide variety of things, such as our modern concepts of democracy, the culinary arts, architecture, and many other notable accomplishments. It also features some of the most beautiful cities in the world, and is a popular tourist destination. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

11This Iconic Flag

Here's another relatively simple flag with three stripes, and everyone should really know which nation this flag represents. This nation is also famous for quite a few things, including the culinary arts and impressive architectural feats. It's located in the Mediterranean and contains the ancient ruins of an empire that once spanned most of the globe. The heart of that ancient empire was once located in this nation's current capital. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

12This Famous Flag

Here's another relatively famous flag, and this one is actually linked to a previous flag we've already mentioned. When a previous nation split after a massive war, one half of the country became the nation that this flag now represents. Not many people visit this nation, and it's activities and structure are actually kept pretty secret. Nonetheless, this nation is almost constantly in the news, and it's a big topic right now. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

13This Recognizable Flag

Here's another pretty recognizable flag, and this nation is considered one of the major superpowers in today's world. The nation also boasts one of the highest populations of any country today, and is known for its manufacturing capabilities. Technology is also a strong suit for this nation, and many of its cities are incredibly advanced. This nation also contains some of the world's most amazing wildlife and natural splendor around. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

14This Colorful Flag

Here's another pretty interesting flag, and this one might just pose a little bit of a challenge to some of our readers. Although it's definitely one of the most bright and colorful flags out there, it represents a nation that isn't the best known around the world. Still, true flag experts reading this will probably find it a very easy flag to identify. This nation is a notable part of Europe. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

15This Interesting Flag

Here's another interesting flag that most of us will find pretty easy to identify. This is another very old flag steeped in tradition and history. This nation has been very involved in geopolitical events for almost an entire century, although recently they've faded into the background a little bit. It wasn't too long ago that this nation was at the height of its military power. Nowadays, it's famous for being one of the real leaders of Europe. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

16This Recognizable Flag

Here's another recognizable flag, and this one represents another nation that has traditionally been a very big player in global events. Throughout history, the people of this nation have showed themselves to be incredibly innovative, taking new strides forward in space and rocket technology when we were still trying to reach the stars. Today, the nation has the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup, which is happening right now! But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

17This Regal Flag

Here's another flag that our readers might be able to recognize, and we can see right away that this is a flag with some seriously royal vibes. The coat of arms in the center reveals that this nation still values its monarchy, and indeed this royal family was once incredibly powerful, holding influence all over the world. This was another one of those colonial nations that discovered and conquered new worlds. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

18This Iconic Flag

Here's another iconic flag that most of us should be able to recognize quite easily. This flag is actually a pretty popular design to put on fashion these days, and plenty of people tend to wear it emblazoned on the front of their shirts or on the back of their jackets. The flag actually represents several nations, which all fall under the collective power of one flag. This flag is called the Union Jack. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

19This Flag With Two Colors

Here's another interesting flag, and this one might just be one of the most simple flags we've ever seen. It's just two colors! But there's something quite charming about this flag, and we're definitely a fan of this simple, elegant symbol. This is another flag which is very old, and the symbolism for these two colors roots from ancient royal symbols being both a white knight and a red shield. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

20This Interesting Flag

Here's another pretty interesting flag, and it must just be one of the hardest ones to identify for our readers. Right away we can see that this flag features some pretty interesting additions. We see an Arabic inscription, and a sword below. According to Wikipedia, the inscription is actually the Islamic Creed, and the sword represents "strictness in applying justice." This probably provides some clues as to where the flag comes from. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

21This Regal Flag

We can't lie, this is one of the most awesome flags we've seen so far. Yes, that's a giant dragon on the front of the flag, and it's hard to really beat that. The dragon represents the culture and the legends of the country which it represents, and it's a seriously old symbol. In fact, the first known connection between this nation and a red dragon goes back to the year 830. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

22This Interesting Flag

Here's another interesting flag with a rather striking symbol on the front. This is of course the symbol of the double-headed eagle, a motif that has ancient roots. Much like the other symbols on flags we've mentioned, the double-headed eagle has heraldic roots from ancient royal coats of arms. According to Wikipedia, it was borrowed from the famous Byzantine empire. The symbol now represents the sovereign status of the nation. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

23This Colorful Flag

Here's another colorful flag we might be able to recognize, and this comes from one of the most colorful nations on Earth. Rather fitting, isn't it? There's really a lot going on in this flag. At the center is a blue disc with a starry sky featured across it. Also emblazoned across the blue disk is a Latin motto - which translates as "Order and Progress." It's a very popular nation. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

24This Iconic Flag

Here's another well-known flag from a very well-known flag. Although this nation is extremely old, the flag was only adopted relatively recently - about 200 years ago. While this might seem like a long time to some, we must realize that this nation has been around for thousands of years. Some of the most philosophers and early mathematicians originated from this Mediterranean nation, as well as one of the world's earliest and biggest empires. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

25This Interesting Flag

Here's another interesting flag, and some of our readers could have some trouble identifying this one. The flag represents a relatively tiny island nation, and its population hovers at just about 300,000 people. Regardless, this nation is a popular tourist location, and they're also not bad at soccer. Despite being massive underdogs, they've succeeded at beating some of the world's biggest teams in major tournaments, most recently impressing at the FIFA World Cup. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

26This Beautiful Flag

Here's another relatively well-known flag, and we have to say, this is one of our favorite flags. The colors and the subtle motifs are simply beautiful. The baby blue and the white go perfectly with that sun symbol in the center, and it sums up the general vibe of this nation. This sun symbol is actually called the Sun of May, which supposedly represents the ancient Inca god, Inti. It also appears on another flag. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

27This Cool Flag

Here's another interesting and cool flag, and right away we can see the influence of Britain on this flag. We've previously mentioned the Union Jack, the flag of the British Empire, and we can see that same flag in the top corner of the flag. But there also a string of stars across this flag, which gives this a unique vibe. The nation was obviously a British Colony in its early days. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

28This Notable Flag

Here's another notable flag, and this one features colors not usually seen. While white and green are by no means a completely unique combination, it's not typical either. For some reason, the most common colors used for a flag are white, red and blue. This nation also featured heavily in the most recent FIFA World Cup, and they were celebrated for having one of the most stylish jerseys - which featured the colors of their flag. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

29This Famous Flag

Here's another pretty famous flag, and this one also features pretty unique colors. This flag represents a country that is a very popular tourist destination, and plenty of people visit its tropical shores and stunning resorts each year. The country used to be a British colony, but we find no clues of these roots in the flag of this nation. These days, the country is proudly independent and sovereign in its administration. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

30This Iconic Flag

Here's another pretty iconic flag, and the simple red and white stripes are quite striking. But despite the pleasing aesthetic of this flag, it's definitely not a nation that is immediately recognizable for most people. This nation is located in Europe, and is a pretty quiet country. But it does have its notable features, having produced quite a few famous people in history, and also producing a few world renown goods. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

31This Iconic Flag

Here's a very iconic flag, and this one is probably known by many of us in the European Union, or those who have visited Europe before. While it might look similar to the German flag - at least in terms of the colors used, the flag represents a very different country. This country is quite successful in sporting events, and is actually one of the most wealthy countries in Europe. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

32This Interesting Flag

Here's another interesting flag, and although this nation might not be the most famous in the world, its flag is probably one of the most instantly recognizable. That royal coat of arms and the checkered red and white crest is a huge part of this nation's symbolism, and many recognize it. At sporting events, one might even see fans of this nation paint their faces with these iconic red and white checkers! But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

33This Dynamic Flag

Here's another pretty dynamic flag that many of us will be able to recognize. Although the country that this flag represents is quite young in the grand scheme of things, the flag is actually very old. This nation was formerly known by a different name, although not a lot changed after the prior nation was dissolved. Another country got a different name and flag, while the previous one stayed the same. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

34This Age Old Flag

Here's another flag, and it's one of the many which feature a cross. This flag is extremely old, and it was allegedly used by the nordic rulers of this nation as far back as the 14th century. The country which it represents once was the home of powerful warriors - raiders that haunted the rest of Europe with their iconic boats. These days, the nation is as friendly as any other. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

35This Famous Flag

Here's another famous flag which shouldn't be too hard for our readers to recognize. This flag, if anybody hasn't noticed, is the exact same as the flag we've previously seen, other than the fact that the colors are reversed. The red cross on a white background is known as St. George's Cross, and it's also extremely old. This nation is considered by some to be one of the most famous in the world. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

36This Iconic Flag

Here's another flag, and although this one doesn't represent a specific nation, it's definitely an important flag in the grand scheme of things, and it represents a powerful collection of nations that are all essentially governed by a central power or authority. Some countries have famously chosen to leave. Countries within this organization enjoy trade agreements, freedom of travel, and many other benefits in return for a slightly lowered sense of autonomy. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

37This Interesting Flag

Here's another pretty interesting flag, and once again we see just how common it is for flags to have the colors red, white and blue. While this flag shares many colors with other flags, it's definitely a little bit confusing, and might pose a challenge for those trying to identify it. This nation is famous for having extremely low altitudes, below sea level in fact. They are also famous for their windmills and tulips. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

38This Cool Flag

Here's another interesting flag that our readers might be able to recognize, and this flag is actually pretty unique when compared to most other flags. It's set apart by its giant white "X" over a blue background. This nation is actually quite old, and it is famous for many things. This nation was constantly at war with its neighbors, and in the ancient times they garnered a reputation for being fierce warriors. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

39Here's Another Recognizable Flag

Here's another flag that follows almost the exact same formula as tons of other flags we've mentioned so far in this quiz, and this one is yet another cross on a plain background. This nation has a long history, and at some point the people disavowed their pagan lifestyle and became Christian. That's where the cross comes in. But blue and yellow have been colors of this nation for hundreds of years. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

40This Simple Flag

Here's another pretty simple flag, and it also shares the dominant colors of yellow and blue. Unlike many of the other flags we've mentioned within the last few entries, this one does not feature a cross. In fact, the lack of a cross is proof that this flag design is in fact extremely old. The yellow half on the bottom represents the wheat fields that this nation is famous for, whereas the blue represents the sky. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

41This Cool Flag

Here's another cool flag from another European country, and this flag is made unique by using a color combination not usually seen in other flags, if at all. This flag represents a country that has seen some hard times over the years, and it was occupied by both the Germans and the Russians during the second world war. After it was restored to independence in 1990, the country adopted this familiar flag. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

42This Simple Flag

Here's another rather simple flag, and this one is known for being one of the most interesting nations within Europe. Like many of the most interesting European countries, this one has a long and amazing history, and we can trace the meaning of this flag throughout the years of this nation. According to legend, the red is for spilled blood of the fatherland, the white is for freedom, and green is for the land. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

43This Classic Flag

Here's another classic flag that most people will no doubt be able to recognize, and it's definitely a nation that has a pretty interesting history. It's also a nation that is rather famous, and plenty of people travel to this nation to discover its beauty. Many people of this nation is also famous for traveling around the world. The colors allegedly represent the many different groups within the nation, trying to get along. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

44This Awesome Flag

There's not many better things that can can put on a flag other than a tree. But this isn't just any tree - it's a special cedar that grows almost exclusively in the nation this flag represents. The cedar is a symbol of holiness, peace and eternity, and it's mentioned in many ancient religious texts. The tree is supposed to be incredibly beautiful, and it's no wonder why this nation chose it to feature on their flags. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

45Puerto Rico

Here's another flag that some of our readers might be able to identify, and this one is actually an unincorporated territory of the United States. Even though they are technically part of the US, they still have a lot of autonomy, and they have their own flag. The many different stripes, shapes and flags all have different meanings. The star represents the island nation that this flag represents. It's a great flag. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

46This Amazing Flag

This has got to be one of the most awesome flags we've seen so far. But because of its amazing and unique design, it might just pose the biggest challenge in this entire quiz. Dominating the center of the flag is the Nguni shield, flanked by two spears. This symbolizes protection from enemies, while the red band symbolizes past battles. The multicolored appearance of this flag is intended to symbolize different people living in harmony. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

47This Famous Flag

Here's another famous flag, and while this nation might not have been the most well-known a few years ago, in recent times this nation has been one of the most talked about. That's because there is a major conflict going on in the country right now. But before the current wars, this nation was home to some of the earliest civilizations and cities the world has ever seen. It's a very old nation. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

48This Simple Flag

Here's another pretty simple flag, but it might not be that simple to identify. However, almost everyone is familiar with this country, as it's another one that has suffered through many years of war and conflict. The fact that the star represents communism is a testament to why wars were fought in this nation to begin with. The United States pursued a long conflict with this country, although they never officially declared war. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

49This Very Cool Flag

This is another possible winner of our unofficial "most awesome flag" contest. We've seen a dragon on the front of a flag before, in the case of Wales, but this dragon is arguably even cooler. The dragon has a definite Far East vibe to it, which might give at least a clue as to where this nation is. But all in all, it's one of the hardest questions on this quiz. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

50This Iconic Flag

Here's another pretty iconic flag, and this one is a very famous and old country. This nation lies right on the border between Europe and the Middle East, and it was once home to the center of the Eastern Roman Empire. In fact, the capital city of this country was once called Constantinople, and it was famously sacked and invaded. Nowadays, this city is called Istanbul, and it's the nation's capital. But who can actually guess which country this flag symbolizes?

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