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Geography: Officially, Nauru has neither capital nor cities: for administrative and international purposes, which district is usually considered to be the capital city? Yaren
90.5%
Ijuw
4.5%
Denigomodu
3%
Meneng
2%
Science: Due to over-reliance on imports of processed food, Nauru has the world's highest proportion of obese and overweight people, resulting in a correspondingly high incidence of which illness among the adult population? diabetes
84.4%
emphysema
1%
glaucoma
3%
rickets
1%
Literature: With its universally relevant themes, A Beautiful Prayer, by Nauru's best-known writer Joanne Gobure, is in which form? poem
68.8%
diary
4.5%
novella
8%
essay
7.5%
Sports: Introduced by returning expatriates in the 1930s, what is the most popular sport in Nauru, contested by Panzer Saints, Boe Lions, and Supercats among other clubs? Australian Rules Football
64.3%
American Football
7%
Basketball
4.5%
Cricket
22.6%
Movies: 2009 documentary Nauru: An Island Adrift, examines the catastrophic effects of the collapse of which industry, upon which the island's economy was entirely dependent? Phosphate mining
60.8%
Whaling
24.6%
Banking
1%
Rubber farming
7.5%
Entertainment: Until suppressed by the colonial authorities under missionary pressure in the early 20th century, the most common Nauruan form of artistic expression was what? dancing
56.8%
wood-carving
23.1%
shell collages
11.6%
etching
4%
Just for Fun: Using a photograph of the controversial Australian detention centre, the official Nauruan Twitter account made an ill-advised and poorly received 2016 April Fool's joke that it would be bidding to host which 2024 event? Olympic Games
51.3%
World Cup
19.1%
Miss Universe
11.6%
Nobel Awards
7%
Music: Composed by Lawrence Henry Hicks with lyrics by Nauruan native Margaret Hendrie, the national anthem is Nauru Bwiema, meaning what in English? Nauru, our Homeland
49.2%
Nauru the Brave
18.6%
Flower of Nauru
14.6%
The Mighty Nauru
8%
Television: Launched in 1991, Nauru Television, the only local broadcaster, relies almost entirely on content from Australia, the exception being a daily half-hour bulletin of what? news
48.7%
sport
4%
weather
27.1%
current affairs panel
9.5%
Religion: Now with very few remaining believers, Nauru's indigenous belief system was centred on a single female deity, Eijebong, and held that the world had been created by Areop-Enap, a creature of which kind? spider
43.2%
cat
14.6%
tapir
9.5%
crocodile
25.1%
History: Represented by the points of the star on Nauru's flag, the island was historically divided among how many tribes? 12
40.7%
5
20.6%
23
9%
9
20.1%
Miscellaneous: With which of the following countries of limited international recognition does Nauru not maintain diplomatic relations? Western Sahara
33.7%
Abkhazia
14.1%
Kosovo
16.6%
Taiwan
27.6%
Language: First published in 1907, missionary Philip Delaporte produced the first dictionary between Nauruan and which European language? German
33.7%
Spanish
33.7%
Latin
20.6%
Russian
1.5%
Holiday: Unique to Nauru, Angam Day is celebrated each October 26 and commemorates two 20th century occasions on which the population has recovered to reach which number, considered critical for the survival of the Nauruan people? 1,500
17.6%
5,000
21.1%
10,000
31.7%
20,000
18.6%
Gaming: Recorded on Nauru by Honor C. Maude, Aor, Romwinimada and Amen Rucao are examples of which type of recreational activity? String figures
16.1%
Fishing techniques
34.2%
Dice games
27.1%
Childrens toys
11.6%

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