Question 1: Jeju Island is the largest island of which Asian country?
- South Korea
Correct Answer: South Korea
Fact: Jeju Island is the largest and most populous island—nearly 700,000 people live in an area of approximately 700 square miles—of South Korea. The volcanic island is also home to the country's highest point, a shield volcano called Hallasan.
Question 2: What is the native religion of Jeju Island?
Correct Answer: Shamanism
Fact: Jeju Island is one of the few places where the Korean religion of shamanism is most intact. Shamanism believes in the presence of multiple gods that interact with the living. Classified as a folk religion—beliefs associated with a particular ethnicity or group—spiritual rituals are typical attributes of the tradition.
Question 3: South Korea removed a traditional counting system this year to match international standards. What did the system count?
Correct Answer: Age
Fact: In the traditional Korean age-counting system, everyone is one year old at birth, which number increases by one on January 1 each year; therefore, everyone turns a year older on the first day of the year. The change to the international calculation method was strongly encouraged and then finally made under the currently serving president, Yoon Suk Yeol's government.