Can You Name the Commonwealth Country from a Single Sentence?

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By: Becky

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What country is called the land down under?

Australia is the land down under. It became a Commonwealth country in 1931.

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What country is the most populous democracy in the world?

India is the most populous democracy in the world. India joined the Commonwealth in 1947.

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What South Pacific island nation left, then rejoined, the Commonwealth?

Fiji left the Commonwealth in 1987 but rejoined in 1997. Fiji has been suspended twice since rejoining.

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Lusaka is the capital of what republic?

Lusaka is the capital of Zambia. Zambia joined the Commonwealth in 1964.

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Staten Landt was the original name of what country?

Staten Landt was the original name of New Zealand. New Zealand became a Commonwealth country in 1931.

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What Mediterranean island has been ruled by just about every major European power?

Malta has been ruled by just about every major European power, because of its strategic placement. Malta became a commonwealth country in 1964.

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What North American country is the world's second largest country?

Canada is the world's second largest country. Canada joined the Commonwealth in 1931.

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What country is made up of 115 islands?

Seychelles is made up of 115 islands. Seychelles joined the Commonwealth in 1976.

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What Caribbean islands are located south of Florida?

The Bahamas are located south of Florida. The Bahamas joined the Commonwealth in 1973.

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What country's name means "Warrior King"?

Ghana means "Warrior King." Ghana joined the Commonwealth in 1957.

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Tanganyika and Zanzibar were former names of what Commonwealth nation?

Tanganyika and Zanzibar were former names of Tanzania. Tanzania joined the Commonwealth in 1961.

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What Caribbean island was settled by the French?

Saint Lucia was settled by the French. Saint Lucia joined the Commonwealth in 1979.

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Nairobi is the capital of what country?

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. Kenya became a Commonwealth member in 1963.

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What country was formerly called British Honduras?

Belize was formerly called British Honduras. Belize joined the Commonwealth in 1981.

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What country was once known as the "Navigator Islands"?

Samoa was once known as the "Navigator Islands." Samoa joined the Commonwealth in 1970.

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Bridgetown is the capital of what island nation?

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados. Barbados joined the Commonwealth in 1966.

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Swahili is the official language of what African nation?

Swahili is the official language of Uganda. Uganda joined the Commonwealth in 1962.

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What former crown colony was once part of Malaysia?

Singapore was once part of Malaysia. Singapore became a Commonwealth member country in 1966.

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The majority of residents of what Commonwealth nation are Sinhalese?

The majority of residents of Sri Lanka are Sinhalese. Sri Lanka joined the Commonwealth in 1948.

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Bengalis are citizens of what country?

Bengalis are citizens of Bangladesh. Bangladesh joined the Commonwealth in 1972.

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Christopher Columbus discovered what island nation?

Christopher Columbus discovered Grenada and claimed it for the Spanish. Grenada became a Commonwealth country in 1974.

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What Commonwealth country was once ruled by President Juvénal Habyarimana?

Rwanda was once ruled by President Juvénal Habyarimana. Rwanda became a Commonwealth country in 2009.

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Sir Patrick Allen has been the Governor-General of what Commonwealth nation since 2009?

Sir Patrick Allen has been the Governor-General of Jamaica since 2009. Jamaica joined the Commonwealth in 1962.

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What country is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa"?

Malawi is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa." Malawi joined the Commonwealth in 1964.

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital of what Commonwealth country?

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Malaysia became a Commonwealth country in 1957.

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What African nation became a Commonwealth country after gaining independence from Portugal?

Mozambique became a Commonwealth country after gaining independence from Portugal. Mozambique joined the Commonwealth in 1995.

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Lagos is the largest city of what African Commonwealth nation?

Lagos is the largest city of Nigeria. Nigeria became a Commonwealth country in 1960.

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What Islamic country is a Commonwealth member?

Pakistan is a Commonwealth member. Pakistan joined the Commonwealth in 1947.

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What Commonwealth country left, then rejoined, the Commonwealth in 1994?

South Africa left the Commonwealth in 1961, then rejoined in 1994. South Africa was one of the original Commonwealth nations.

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What country was known as Shrimp River by Portuguese explorers?

Cameroon was known as Shrimp River by Portuguese explorers. Cameroon joined the Commonwealth in 1995.

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What country's name is Latin for Sunday?

Dominica's name is Latin for Sunday. Dominica joined the Commonwealth in 1978.

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What country changed its name from Bechuanaland?

Botswana changed its name from Bechuanaland. Botswana joined the Commonwealth in 1966.

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Part of the official name for what country is "the Abode of Peace"?

Part of the official name for Brunei is "the Abode of Peace." Brunei joined the Commonwealth in 1984.

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What Commonwealth nation gained independence from Australia?

Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia. Papua New Guinea became a member of the Commonwealth in 1975.

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Freetown is the capital of what West African country?

Freetown is the capital of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone joined the Commonwealth in 1961.

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About This Quiz

How well do you remember your British history? Did you memorize each of the Commonwealth countries? Did you keep up on the changes? Take this quiz to find out if you can identify each of these 35 Commonwealth countries.

We all know that, at one time, England virtually ruled the world. And, since the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, many of today's Commonwealth countries were once British colonies. Although they have since gained their independence, they remain part of what was once called the British Commonwealth in order to further the common goals of these diverse nations. Some of these goals include democracy, freedom, equality, free trade, and world peace. Queen Elizabeth II is the symbolic head of the Commonwealth of Nations, but each country governs itself.

Commonwealth countries are free to come and go, and some have even been suspended from the organization. For instance, Rwanda, originally colonized by Germany, joined the Commonwealth in 2009, but the Maldives, which joined the Commonwealth in 1982, left the organization in 2016. Commonwealth members are located across the globe and make up nearly one third of the population of the world.

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