Real vs. Fake | How Well Do You Know the National Flags?

Decipher which flag is fake and which flag is real.

Below are images of actual national flags next to imposter versions of the same flags. Can you decipher which flag is fake and which flag is real? If you have not done so, hone your flag knowledge by taking our other quizzes. Our other quizzes include the city flags quiz, state flags quiz, and the national flags quiz.

Are you ready? Alright let’s begin! Choose which flag is the actual flag. Answers to the quiz are listed at the bottom of the page. Choose (A) for the flag on the left, and (B) for the flag on the right.

Let us know how you scored in the comments section below!

1. Belgium

Image of the Belgium flag.        Image of a backwards Belgium flag.

2. Netherlands

Image of the Netherlands flag.        Image of a backwards Netherlands flag.

3. Jamaica 

Image of the Jamaica flag.        Image of a backwards Jamaican flag.

4. Germany

Image of a backwards German flag.        Image of the German flag.

5. South Africa

Image of a backwards South Africa flag.        Image of the South Africa flag.

6. Russia

Image of the Russia flag.        Image of a backwards Russia flag.

7. United Kingdom

Image of a backwards United Kingdom flag.        Image of the United Kingdom flag.

8. India

Image of the flag of India.         Image of a backwards flag of India.

9. South Korea

Image of the South Korea flag.       Image of a backwards South Korea flag.

10. China

Image of a backwards Chinese flag.        Image of the Chinese flag.


  1. A
  2. A
  3. A
  4. B
  5. B
  6. A
  7. B
  8. A
  9. A
  10. B

So, how well do you know the national flags? Let us know in the comments section below.

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