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North Korea Quiz


  1. Who has been the Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011?
  2. Name the capital of North Korea?
  3. True or false? North Korea has never won a Summer Olympic gold medal?
  4. Which two countries share North Korea's northern border?
  5. Which 'parallel north' formed the border between North and South Korea prior to the Korean War?
  6. Which country ruled Korea between 1910 and 1945?
  7. The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea in which year?
  8. What is the population of North Korea: (a)25.5 million, (b)45.5 million, or (c)65.5 million?
  9. In 2015, North Korea introduced its very own time zone which put it how many hours behind Tokyo and Seoul: (a)half an hour, (b)an hour, or (c)2 hours?
  10. The North Korean football team progressed to the quarter finals of the World Cup in which year?
  11. Which colour are the broad stripes at both the top and bottom of the North Korean flag? (Note: both stripes are the same colour.)
  12. Which basketball player is known for his visits to North Korea and for becoming friends with the North Korean leader in 2013?
  13. For what reason is the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium best known?
  14. In which decade did both North and South Korea join the United Nations?
  15. Kim Jong-Un attended boarding school in which European country?
  16. The DMZ lies between North and South Korea- what does DMZ stand for?
  17. In North Korea what is the Kwangmyong?
  18. What nickname did President Trump give Kim Jong-un because of his many nuclear missile tests?
  19. Can you name the founder who led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994?
  20. North Korean authorities have stated that Kim's birthdate was in which decade?
  21. What is the currency of North Korea?
  22. In February 2017, Kim Jong-nam, the exiled half-brother of Kim Jong-un, was assassinated with nerve agent whilst walking through which Asian city's international airport?
  23. Can you name the sister of Kim Jong-un?


  1. Kim Jong-un
  2. Pyongyang
  3. False (as of 2020, they have won 16 gold summer olympic games medals)
  4. China and Russia
  5. 38th parallel north
  6. Japan
  7. 1950 (the war lasted from June 1950 to July 1953)
  8. (a)25.5 million
  9. (a)half an hour
  10. 1966 (they beat Italy 1–0 to gain a spot in the quarter-finals)
  11. Blue

  12. north korean flag
    The North Korean flag

  13. Dennis Rodman
  14. Largest stadium in the world
  15. 1990s (1991)
  16. Switzerland
  17. Demilitarized Zone
  18. National intranet service (and the only computer network available to most North Korean citizens)
  19. Rocket Man
  20. Kim Il-sung (the grandfather of Kim Jong-un, and father Kim Jong-il - the Kim dynasty, is a three-generation lineage of North Korean leadership.)
  21. 1980s (1982)
  22. North Korean won
  23. Kuala Lumpur
  24. Kim Yo-jong