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Bukchon is an example of what type of traditional hamlet, many of which may be found across South Korea?
What politician and educator led the Korean Independence Movement from Japan under the pen name Baekbeom?
Kim San Sun
Park Hua Shing Ton
What respected 15th century Korean scientist invented the world’s first rain gauge and is commemorated by an asteroid?
Cha Hyung Joon
What is the government’s Historical and Scenic Site Number One, one of the most important temples in the country?
What Yellow Sea island is named for the “crimson” glow that wraps it at sunset?
Who founded Korea’s Joseon dynasty, which lasted for 500 years, and was born in 1335?
At 6,388 feet, you’re on top of the world – or, at the very least, South Korea. What is the highest peak in the country?
“Body and soul, let’s go / transformed into arrows!” “Piercing the air / body and spirit, let’s go / with no turning back,” who is one of Korea’s best living authors and the author of Ten Thousand Lives?
Name the actress/singer/songwriter known for songs like “Celebrity” and “Blueming” who has five studio albums to her credit.
What is the name of the marathon racer who collapsed on the track after winning gold in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona?
Shang Luk Fo
The United States’ 50 states, including Hawaii, cover six time zones. In South Korea, how many time zones are there?
Who is supposed to be the “grandson of heaven,” as well as the founder and god-king of Gojoseon, Korea’s first kingdom?
Katherine the Great
The biggest national park in South Korea, made up of many islands. It was established in 1981. What is the name of this national park?
Every year, a special mud from South Korea’s mudflats is carried onto this beach in Boryeong for a down and dirty celebration. What is the name of the beach?
Name this seven-member boyband that has taken the globe by storm with mega-hits like “IDOL” and “FAKE LOVE.”
Kim Bu-sik, a politician and Confucian, composed the Samguk Sagi in the 12th century. What exactly is the text about?
The King James Bible
Historical record of the Three Kingdoms
First scholarly Buddhist record
What is the name of Korea’s first national park, which has the “Temple of 100 Pools” and is renowned as the “Yosemite of Korea”?
Glacier National Park
Songnisan National Park
Bukhansan National Park
Seoraksan National Park
South Korea, its sole immediate neighbor, plainly borders North Korea. What other country has the closest center point to South Korea?
In 2021, who will be South Korea’s acting prime minister who declares, “I will become a prime minister who completely aspires for national unity”?
Jo Huan Jo
South Korea’s capital is located on the fourth-longest river on the Korean peninsula.
What 8-member electro-pop band is known as the “Nation’s Girl Group” after releasing songs like “I GOT A BOY” and “PARTY”?
From 2007 to 2016, which United Nations Secretary-General stated, “Saving our planet needs you to be ambitious in what you aspire for, as well as equally ambitious in how hard you work to achieve your goal”?
What Korean director of Parasite tied Walt Disney for the most Academy Awards won in one night in 2020?
Song Hye Kyo
What sage and philosopher founded Neo-Confucianism, writing under the pen name Toegye – meaning “Retreating Creek”?
Not everyone can boast of being both a king and an emperor. Who was Korea’s last king and first emperor?
Everyone appears to have an issue with Korea. In the nineteenth century, two MORE nations conducted campaigns in Korea. What are the names of the countries?
United States and France
Spain and Russia
United Kingdom and Germany
Cuba and the United Kingdom
What South Korean leader’s tenure ended in political turmoil with her impeachment as the country’s first female president?
Song He Kyo
What is the name of the artist known for his ballpoint pen artwork, and whose works have been described as “deceptively casual” by The New York Times?
What is the most populous province or territory in South Korea, defined as “the area around the capital”?
In 1948, who became South Korea’s first prime minister?
Korea’s past is littered with neighbors conquering its territory. In the 16th and 17th centuries, which two countries attacked Korea?
Japan and China
Mongolia and Japan
China and Mongolia
France and Spain
This landmark on the top of Mount Namsan is to South Korea what the “Space Needle” is to Seattle. What is it?
Oriental Pearl Tower
Seoul Space Needle
With a name meaning “an island where a divine fairy came down and danced, ” which island appears to part like the Red Sea, leading a path to the neighboring island of Mok?
Japan surrendered during WWII, thereby ending its claim to Korea. What proclamation restored Korea’s independence?
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of South Korea
This rainbow city is noted for its colorful buildings, bustling harbor, beaches, mountains, and temples. What is the name of that South Korean port town?
“The people are the roots of a nation, and the roots must be strong in order to produce a peaceful nation.” Who created the Korean alphabet?
King Sejong the Great
What country was the Koreans at war with three times during the late 10th and early 11th centuries?
Which South Korean figure skater was the first to earn a gold medal for the country after saying, “I sincerely hope that when I depart, my last trace will be beautiful”?
How many provinces would you have visited if you took a road trip through South Korea and visited every province?
This founding father’s dynasty was responsible for the name Korea. Who established the Goryeo dynasty?