The country of Korea is a place filled with history, culture, and popular trivia facts and knowledge. So we put together a Korea trivia collection to try out your knowledge about all things relating to Korean culture, Korean cuisine, Korean places, and so much more.
Korea is one of the most popular asian countries. The emergence of Kpop music and Korean drama has created a Korean wave around the world, reaching as far as the United States. So let’s travel to the Korean Peninsula to learn a little bit more about North and South Korean culture.
Let’s look at some North and SouthKorea facts together. Here are some interesting facts that you might not have known about Korea.
- South Korea’s population is a little over 50 million people.
- South Koreans are some of the biggest markets for plastic surgery. Almost one-third of South Korean women claimed to have had cosmetic surgery.
- Korea celebrates a romantic holiday called White Day.
- The The Korean Demilitarized Zone divides North and South Korea by roughly half.
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Korea Trivia Questions and Answers
So how much do you know about Korean culture? Find out with this Korea trivia questions and answers challenge.
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|Who is the current supreme leader of North Korea?||▶ Kim Jong Un|
|What’s the full official name of North Korea?||▶ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea|
|What is often called Penis Park because of the statues that resemble phallic symbols?||▶ Haesindang Park|
|What is the traditional Korean side dish of salted and fermented vegetables?||▶ Kimchi|
|What is the mountain range between North Korea and South Korea called?||▶ T’aebaek Mountains|
|What is the shorter name for the Hangang River?||▶ Han River|
|Where is the Hallasan Mountain situated?||▶ Jeju Island|
|What is the name of the strait between Korea and Japan?||▶ Korea Strait|
|What’s the most popular plastic surgery in Korea?||▶ Double Eyelid Surgery|
|What is different about the Korean age?||▶ Everyone is born at one year to consider time in the womb|
|What country was Korea under during World War II?||▶ Japan|
|What do the Korean people consider as an unlucky number?||▶ The Number 4|
|What’s the border between North and South Korea called?||▶ 38th Parallel|
|What’s the Korean word for “mom?”||▶ Eomma (엄마)|
|What year did the Korean war end?||▶ 1953|
|What popular song by Korean artist Psy became a YouTube sensation and dance craze?||▶ Gangnam Style|
|Which Korean martial art literally means “the way of the foot and fist”?||▶ Taekwondo|
|What is the capital of North Korea?||▶ Pyongyang|
|What is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made seasoned vegetables and salt?||▶ Kimchi|
About the Author
Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.
Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.
His friends call him the Question Master.