The Korean Wave quiz watched by the world. Quiz on Korea! overcame fierce preliminary competition… This year, 5,000 people from 30 countries worldwide And the top 30 contestants were invited to Korea. I couldn’t sleep because I was nervous. I can’t believe this. I’m really happy to be in Korea. Let’s go, Quiz on Korea! They even get to meet the K-pop singers they longed to meet. I love K-pop. They tour around the hub of the TV studio… They can’t believe it. I love it. It’s amazing. Is this a dream or reality?
But the one thing they have in common is their passion for Korea. They became close friends
They’re different and unique in every way. through that common interest. If they’ve studied a lot about Korea, they’ll be able to win on Quiz on Korea. I hope they enjoy each moment. Go for it, everyone! Stay tuned to Quiz on Korea!
We introduce the contestants from across the world for Quiz on Korea 2013.
The global quiz show with the world. She enjoys Korean cooking and is studying at a technological university in Montreal.
First up. Representing Canada, Marie. He’s studying his masters in Korean language. Representing Pakistan. Aslam. He’s a true man that enjoys spicy Korean foods.
Next up. She’s working at the Korean consulate. She dreams of mastering Korean dramas.
Representing the nation of China, Lili Xie. She enjoys Korean dramas and marinated chicken. She studies at the University of Hassann II.
Following on. Representing Morocco, Sara. Representing Israel, Mor. She’s studying religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A female military officer. Representing England, Tireni. She wants to meet national MC, Yu Jaeseok. She’d like to live in a traditional Korean house. She performs Korean traditional percussion quartet. The cheery girl. Representing Indonesia, Loli.
Representing Cambodia, Buntheng. He’s looking forward to the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang.
He’s in love with the national sister, IU. She enjoys pork belly and works as a Korean teacher. Next. Representing Tajikistan, Nazira. She received full scores in the preliminaries. And she enjoys singing the cutie song. Representing Jordan, Yasmeen. She’s a member of a K-pop fanclub and is a fan of B.A.P. Representing the Dominican Republic, Paloma. He enjoys rap and is a fan of Psy. He’s studying at Kigali Institute of Education.
Next up. Representing Rwanda, Honore. Representing Egypt, Mahasen. Her specialty is text messaging in Korean. She flew half way across the world. He’s studying Korean language in university. He says he’s felt the warmth of Korea.
Representing India, Ravi. He’s interested in Korean history. And he really wants to visit Busan. Representing Turkey, Berkay. She’s currently dating a Korean boyfriend and studies Asian languages at the University of Vienna. Representing Austria, Nicola. She enjoys Korean ballads and playing the bamboo flute. Representing Vietnam, Han. She’s majoring in Korean language and has fallen in love with Gyeongju.
Representing Uzbekistan, Khilola. Representing New Zealand, Michael. He wants to try fermented skate. He has a bubbly and bright personality. Representing Uganda, Clara. She’s studying at Makerere University. The country of sweet voices…
Representing Switzerland, Imran. He can speak 6 languages and works as a fund manager. He married a Korean wife… Representing Ireland, Alana. She fantasizes about the Gangnam lifestyle and is majoring in animation. She’s very easygoing… Representing Bangladesh, Harun. He says the best dish is bibimbap. He can make people laugh wherever he goes.
He loves Korean sports. Representing Belgium, Kurt. He’s the manager of a fire station. He’s a 6th grade black belt in taekwondo. He loves soccer and is a professional photographer. Representing South Africa, Oliver.
He’s a fan of Korean traditions including the Arirang and traditional Korean housing. Representing the U.S.A., Steven.
Representing Slovakia, Hana. A former lecturer at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She’s a lover of books.
Representing Paraguay, Gabriel. He’s a fan of TVXQ! He’s the youngest contestant for today. He’s great at baking bread and wants to bake some for Girls’ Generation.
Representing Costa Rica, Minor. She’s a big fan of Korean dramas, especially historical dramas.
And finally. Representing Brazil, Emily. from around the world with a big round of applause.
Please welcome the 30 young contestants The multi-talented MC, Lee Hwijae. 7 shades of talent, RAINBOW’s Jaekyung.
Let me introduce the MCs for Quiz on Korea. The intellectual beauty. KBS announcer Ga Aeran. Hello. I’d like to be the new icon of the Korean Wave, I’m RAINBOW’s Jaekyung. Hello. I’m Lee Hwijae for Quiz on Korea.
Hello, I’m KBS announcer Ga Aeran. – Nice to meet you./- Hello. You’re so popular.
As I was watching the contestants from the 30 nations make their entrance… I thought it felt like the Olympics… Or the World Cup. I’m so excited.
This is great. They went through so much effort to come so far. They must be so proud and honored just being here. They’re really great at Korean. I’m really curious about how good they are. First off. From China, Lilie Xie. Hello, I’m Lili Xie from Sichuan, China. I’m 23 years old. I’ve got what it takes. And finally… I’m a proud woman. People would think she was Korean.
Please look upon me favorably. I know. This person loved Korea so much that they had their honeymoon here.
Looks like she knows the Korean catchphrases. – Please greet he viewers./- Hello. I’m 42 years old.
This is Kurt from Belgium. Hello. I work in the situation room of the fire department.
I’m Kurt from Belgium. That’s right. He’s the same age as me. Nice to meet you. No, I don’t find it hard to believe. You’re 42 years old? They’re not just good at Korean.
It’s hard to believe, right? They love Korea. And they know so much about Korean culture.
They’re really great at Korean. That’s right. They’re all national representatives that fought through fierce competition in the preliminaries. That’s right. To let you know about Quiz on Korea… It’s a joint program by the Korean Foreign Office and KBS. It’s an annual celebration. Last year we had contestants from 23 countries. This year we have 30. That’s how much it’s grown. It’s a global program. It’s awesome. aims to teach more about Korean culture around the world following on with the Korean Wave. It is also to promote public diplomacy
Quiz on Korea through interaction between people. We have many people here from every continent around the world. I think this is a first in TV history. Where else would such a program exist? Please tune in till the end. We’ll be crowning the Korean Wave Quiz King here at the finals today. And prizes are important when it comes to quizzes. You can’t leave out prizes. Please introduce the prizes. Contestants, please watch carefully. If you win today… You’ll be taking home that SUV you see to my right! The car is driving on behind us. On screen there. – You can see it going across the screen./- So cool.
So lucky! The winner can just take that care and drive back home. To the two runners up… We’ll be giving away gift certificates to tour and shop around Korea. These certificates are worth a lot of money. You’ll be killing two birds with one stone if you’re a runner up. I’d like to participate instead of hosting. Stop there. What this person feels would be a little different. From Uzbekistan, Khilola. Hello. Last year’s champion was from Uzbekistan. That being the case, she must get a special feeling. How do you feel? Since Uzbekistan came 1st last year, I’ll work hard to try and come 1st too. All the best! – Okay./- Nice. So Khilola must feel a little burdened. We wish you all the best. Seeing the competitive eyes of each contestant,
The first champion was from Uzbekistan. we can look forward to a good contest. Before we start with the first question, I hear that Jaekyung shared some fond memories with them. – Really?/- Yes, that’s right. It’s one of the places these people wanted to visit the most in Korea. – We went on a Gyeongju trip./- Gyeongju’s good. The contestants from 30 nations gathered to head off to Gyeongju. Why don’t you come with us? The city of Silla, Gyeongju. The heart of Korean history. was the Bulguksa daeungjeon. The first place they visited in Gyeongju were immersed in the beauty of the Buddha statue and traditional Korean building. The 30 contestants from around the world It’s really fascinating. It’s just the same as the 10 won coin. This is national treasure no. 20, Dabotap. It really looks exactly the same.
of the elite Hwarang from the Silla Dynasty. Next they moved on to… A performance re-enacting the activities with the horse-riding performances of the Hwarang. The contestants were thoroughly impressed were really amazing. They’re so cool. And it was entertaining. The things the Hwarang did on the horses They seem nervous about putting them on. But once they’re done, they looked pretty good.
They decided to try on the Hwarang costumes. Excellent! Nice. This is the part where Nolbu gets cranky.
Chased him out when the sun came down. Just then, Nolbu… at the traditional Korean song, pansori. Steven, want to try this by yourself?
The contestants also had a go Fanning the fire… But they’re clapping along and dancing to the exciting song. It’s not as easy as they thought.
But it was still fun. It’s too difficult. harmony and friendships than this.
A very good experience, a lot of fun. It’s good. There’s nothing better to grow The fall night in Gyeongju was filled with noise. All the traditional Korean percussion instruments. so the contestants went to cool off. The summer is still lingering in Seoul Good times. It’s so fun. They go to ride scary water park rides.
Are you scared? Just a bit. I think it’ll be a little scary. Let’s hear how it was. Looks like they made it safely down. It was fun. that teaches the world about Korean culture. Gyeongju Tower allows you to view all of Gyeongju in once glance.
The Gyeongju World Culture Expo Alana, you want to take a picture? The contestants became close friends there.
This is an educational hall where you can experience making traditional Korean foods. With a gentle atmosphere and graceful beauty… Who could she be? And we have a surprise guest that joined us.
Hello, I’m here in Gyeongju. Quiz on Korea MC, RAINBOW’s Jaekyung.
She was welcomed by expert Korean cook, Park Misuk. Hello. and attempted to make kimchi. They were unfamiliar with the method but worked to make Korea’s representative dish.
The contestants were energized by the K-pop star How does it taste when made by their own hands? Kimchi.
How is it? It’s not spicy and it’s fresh. Kimchi.
We have their ingredients under here. We’ve selected 6 dishes that represent Korea.
Spicy kimchi stew. The 6 dishes that represent Korea… Delicious bean paste stew. Rice rolls that are practical. Sweet spicy rice cakes. Very nutritious chicken roast. to try and cook Korean dishes.
And seafood pancakes. They divided into 6 groups But each of the dishes were difficult to make. But it’s a little strange. It does look like seafood pancake…
Looks like he’s made rice rolls before. They use the rice as an adhesive.
and so does the bean paste stew. They’ve passed! The kimchi stew looks pretty good. Time for the judgment.
The spicy rice cakes are delicious. The best dish for today…
They need to pass the test taste… We love you, ma’am! The judge is surprised by this sudden gesture.
They’re all looking forward to the result. The best dish for today is…
But just then. The spicy rice cakes! That’s not all. A dinner of Korean dishes for the winning team.
Congratulations. We’ll give you health drinks too. Season 2! Stay tuned!
Spicy rice cakes are the best! Quiz on Korea!
– Was it fun?/- It was really fun. We made kimchi at an old house in Gyeongju. We even made spicy rice cakes and seafood pancakes. Everyone got real close.
That looked like a lot of fun. I think people get close by sharing food. When else will you get such an opportunity? I think I got closer to this person because he was so good at Korean. Ravi from India. We got real close that day, didn’t we? – We did./- Right? We agreed I’d call you older sister. That’s right. He’s one year younger. So Ravi is younger? Yes. – One year younger?/- Yes. Sister Jaekyung. That was good. Call her sister Jaekyung. Mahasen from Egypt.
We have a special supporter here with us today. Who have come to cheer you on? My Egyptian seniors are here. And a very special person whom I call my Korean father and sister are here. Where are you? Mahasen’s Korean father… Hello. I’d like to take this opportunity to say I love you.
He’s the exemplar of virtue. Really touching. She must really be thankful. Right. Even in Gyeongju, her Korean father
That’s such a heart-warming sight. kept following Mahasen around. It was touching to see him take photos for her. While we’re on the topic. You guys are here to cheer us on, right? Let’s hear the cheers of each country. There are many people here. There are so many. What a gathering. Where else would such a program exist? That’s right. Let’s begin the quiz now. – Jaekyung./- Yes? Please explain the quiz rules. Today’s quiz will be held over 3 rounds. 1 person will be chosen from each round. And those 3 will compete in the final round. One thing to look out for is that every question will be given through video. All the hints are contained within each video. Please keep that in mind. That’s right. I’ve seen all the questions… There are some really difficult ones. I was shocked. If you were born and raised in Korea some of them would be really easy. But that’s not the case for all. Please focus and watch carefully. We’ll begin Quiz on Korea with the first question from round 1. Show us the first question. has a name that means “clear brook?” 1. Jungrangcheon.
What stream in Jongno, Seoul, 2. Cheonggyecheon. 3. Anyangcheon. has a name that means “clear brook?”
Lock in your answer. You have 10 seconds.
They’re locked in. The time is up. What stream in Jongno, Seoul, from the first question.
Everyone has locked in their answers. I think he would’ve got it right.
There were many who were unsure Since he’s married a Korean woman.
Imran from Switzerland? – That’s trouble./- So his wife is Korean? Yes. I think he’d be really good at Korean. How do you feel right now? Mental breakdown? Everyone’s so awesome at Korean.
I’m having a mental breakdown. How does he know that phrase? I have experience. – I see./- He has experience. He has experience.
But I think I can come 1st. He knows more catchphrases than I do. His wife has taught him many funny phrases. Which number did you lock in, Imran? Jungrangcheon. I hear some sighs from over there. His supporters just groaned.
– No. 1./- No. 1? Do they know something? Michael from New Zealand. You’re very… Hello. You’re really handsome. Which number did you lock in, Michael? His supporters are all shouting that he’s handsome.
Correct! No. 2… – No. 2./- No. 2?
Michael’s supporters are great. Are you very popular in New Zealand?
Someone shouted that it was the right answer. Are you a player? Let’s check the answer for the first question.
He says a maybe. I’m kidding.
Show us the answer. What’s wrong with you? We have a lot of mixed faces with the first question. Let’s see who’s been eliminated. How many contestants were eliminated?
It was no. 2, Cheonggyecheon. We have quite a lot of survivors.
5 contestants were eliminated? Nicola from Austria.
What a shame. Did you know the answer? Yes, I did. My boyfriend told me. That’s great… He’s a good teacher. You’re right. Unfortunately we had 5 contestants that were eliminated. We have 25 survivors.
There’s no better way to learn a foreign language. Only the 25 survivors can answer the next question. Let’s move on to the next question. Show us the question. He’s the lead in this animation. What is this little penguin’s name? 1. Poli.
It’s too easy, right? He’s a real famous character in Korea.
2. Tayo. 3. Pororo. We’ll give you 10 seconds. from this animation called?
The supporters need to keep it down. Poli. Tayo. Pororo.
What is the famous Korean penguin Has everyone locked in? They have. The survivors have all locked in. Ireland. Time’s over. Let’s speak with her. Alana, what number did you lock in? – Ireland’s representative./- Alana.
If you look in front of Alana, she has some small and cute dolls. – That’s right./- What are they? What is that? No. 3? A lucky mascot… A leprechaun. It’s my lucky mascot.
– And from Slovakia./- Hana… What did you lock in?
We hope he brings you luck. No. 3? I think she knows precisely. She answered Pororo. Have you seen the animation? Pororo. No, just a statue. She’s seen a doll of the character. You never have? Everyone looks happy. Did they all get it right?
What is the answer? Let’s see who was eliminated. Did anyone get this answer wrong?
That’s right, no. 3. Let’s see who’s been eliminated. Pororo wasn’t just the children’s president in Korea.
Wow, no one! The production crew must be surprised too.
Pororo must be popular throughout the world. The representative of Paraguay. Gabriel. Since no one got it wrong. Yes, I know him. Oh, we have many supporters here. Gabriel, do you know Pororo as well? You kind of look like him.
All you need to do is say thank you in Korean. You’re cute. Good job. – We teach Korean on this program too./- Right.
Yes… The second question…
– Thank you./- There you go. Shocked us. Almost as if they’re laughing at us. “As if you’d give such an easy question.” They’ll get harder from here on. The third question of round 1. seasoning cubed radishes? 1. Baechu kimchi. What is the kimchi made by
2. Kkakdugi. 3. Yeolmu kimchi. seasoning cubed radishes?
We’ll give you 10 seconds. You have 4 seconds remaining. What is the kimchi made by Has everyone locked in? What number did you lock in? I chose no. 2.
The representative from Uzbekistan. Do you know what kkakdugi is? Yes, I do. Have you tried it before?
Khilola. Yes. What number did you lock in, Berkay? She looks very confident.
Baechu kimchi? Have you tried kimchi before?
– And…/- Berkay. Yes, it was really delicious.
No. 1? I see. With this very nonchalant expression. He says he enjoyed it. What is the answer to this question?
How was it? Was it good? Let’s check the answer. How many have survived? Let’s check.
That’s right. It’s no. 2, kkakdugi. How many were eliminated?
I think we may have some wrong answers this time. Let’s see who’s been eliminated. 4 contestants.
the supporters are getting really excited. Raise your hand if you’ve tried kkakdugi.
What a pity. Every time they get a question right, Our Canadian… Marie, have you tried kkakdugi? We have a lot people who have tried it.
How was it? Have you tried other types of kimchi too? Yes, of course. It’s very good.
Cucumber kimchi? I suddenly feel like some. Currently we have…
She can make it herself! 21 survivors.
Cucumber kimchi is a little less spicy. We’ll move on to the next question. Please stay focused. Show us the question. old name of Seoul and the word for direction? 1. Bukhansan. 2. Namsan.
What mountain’s name is a combination of the 3. Gwanaksan. It’s not easy. It’s hard. Even the supporters are shouting wrong answers.
We’ll give you 10 seconds. This mountain is admired by many foreigners.
This question is really hard. They wonder how such a beautiful mountain can exist in the middle of the city. Haven’t you been? We have! You only had meals around there. No, I’ve been there. This question is hard even for Koreans to get right. Our Vietnamese representative. – Hello./- What did you lock in? Gwanaksan? Why did you choose no. 3? – It was hard, right?/- Just with gut feeling.
I chose no. 3. It was hard. She just chose according to her feeling. As soon as the question and answers were shown,
I’m not sure. one of our supporters shouted, “Gwanaksan!” I’m not sure if that helped.
– No. 2./- No. 2? That was Namsan, right?
What answer did you lock in, Sara from Morocco? Why? Because it’s direction and nam means south. Since it means the south, she chose Namsan. Buk. We still have many survivors.
Do you know the word for North? She even knows buk. That’s amazing. What answer did you lock in? No. 1. He chose Bukhansan.
Our representative from Belgium, Kurt. Why? I’ve climbed it before. Because he’s climbed it before. Do you remember how far you went up? I’ve been up to the top. To the top? We’ll check the answer. eliminated from this round.
It was Bukhansan! I keep hearing sighs. It’s such a pity. Just because someone shouted “Gwanaksan!”
I’m worried that there’ll be many people I really want to know who that was. So please don’t shout out the answer. We’ll check who’s been eliminated. Oh, no!
I can’t believe it. See, I was right.
13 contestants have been eliminated. It’s because someone shouted out the answer. But this question was really hard. Loli was a strong contender to win. She looks a little down. You didn’t know this answer? No, I didn’t. – It was hard, right?/- Yes. And Michael from New Zealand. He must like mountains. Have you ever been to Bukhansan?
How did you know? Do you know Bukhansan? I know many Korean mountains. How did you know?
– Not yet./- You haven’t? Reading. Reading? Oliver got it right too.
He read it in a book. And we have 8 contestants remaining. Give us the next question. Some strong contenders have been eliminated. a child on one’s back? 1. Podaegi. 2. Gijeogwi.
What small blanket is often used to carry 3. Bojagi. I wonder if they know this word. Which one of these is used to carry a child?
It’s hard. Please lock in your answers.
We’ll give you 10 seconds. Lock it in. Time is up. – I use it every day./- Being the father of twins. I carry them every day. It’s easy for me.
Podaegi. Gijeogwi. Bojagi. It’s hard. It could be hard for our foreign friends.
It’s an easy question for me. Which answer did you choose? – I think it’s no. 2./- Gijeogwi. Alsam from Pakistan.
– So you think that’s the answer./- Gijeogwi. I chose no. 3. No. 3? No. 2 and no. 3 have the most answers.
Steven from U.S.A. Which was the right answer? Show us the answer. Bojagi? It was no. 1, podaegi.
We’ll see who has been eliminated. How many survivors will we have? The winner of round 1 is Oliver from South Africa. Please come out here.
So Quiz on Korea… Congratulations! Please give Oliver a big round of applause. The South African supporters are so pumped. – Wow./- They’re so excited.
You’re a professional photographer? Yes. Photographer? Are you taking a lot of photos of Korea? Yes.
Oliver from South Africa. Which place did you find was most beautiful? – Seoraksan?/- Yes. We have so many friends from South Africa.
Seoraksan. No wonder he got the mountain question right. Do you like it?
Oliver has made it to the final round. Please take a look at the car before you go in. Please cheer on your peers. See you in the final round. Oliver, you can take a break in the waiting room. How amazing. Let’s keep this excitement flowing…
Our first finalist is Oliver from South Africa. We have many people from 30 countries. We have someone to cheer on our contestants. If you don’t know these girls, it’s like you don’t know K-pop. We invited the hottest group. Let’s watch Crayon Pop’s to get a fresh experience of Korea. Hello. The 30 contestants started out early The first place they visited…
With excited hearts they head off. Founded in 1968. It’s the steel manufacturer that has become the most competitive in the world
Made in Korea. On the Scene. in a short amount of time. It’s an educational facility that gives hopes and dreams to the youth. The cornerstone of modernization. the history of steel manufacturing. I was moved by being able to experience
to see the site where steel was first produced in Korea. It felt like traveling through a time machine I met him when he visited India.
I’ve met this person before. He gave us a scholarship for our department.
We could feel the strength of Korea’s development. I want to see where they make the steel.
It reminded him of important memories. It’s the steel mill. They’re eyes grow big and jaws drop to the floor.
the entire process can be seen here. From molten steel to steel plates,
Or their passion for learning? But it was really hot in there. Is it the 1,500∩ heat from the molten steel? It’s fascinating.
They visited the Pohang Acceleration Laboratory. The second location was where energy is produced. about reflected light but their curiosity couldn’t be satisfied. They were discussing advanced topics Very interesting.
Even the expert was surprised. It’s was so much fun.
Their passion for learning was impressive. A Korean car manufacturing company
It’s so amazing. that’s one of the best in the world. The final destination for today. It drives the national economy. The contestants were awed and inspired by the renown of this company.
Delivered to 168 countries around the world. So hopefully I can win tomorrow on the show. But something else inspired them. development of Korea on this day.
I need a new car. Made in Korea. We look forward to this phrase They experienced the technical and industrial
being respected in every corner of the world. 40 years ago, Korea had a weak economy. But it’s become so strong now. Korea was a lot more advanced than I thought. The Korean economic miracle is really amazing. that represent Korea. It was a proud sight. Yes. They visited the major industrial locations
Clara from Rwanda. How old are you? You’re a teen, right?
She looks so young. You look 15 or 16. No, I’m 22.
– Thank you./- You’re welcome. Oh… Did you enjoy the field trip? Yes, it was very very interesting. What did you think of Korea afterwards?
Yes, very much. Is that the traditional Rwanda dress?
Korea is a great place. Yes.
It’s very advanced. It looks very pretty. Thank you. Everyone’s dressed in traditional clothes. They all look so pretty. And Aslam from Pakistan… I hear he has a special talent. – What is it?/- He’s great at singing the Arirang. Really? Please sing one verse for us. But the sincerity of the song could be felt. You just need to get the lyrics right. You can’t expect him to get the tune right too.
The tune was a little different… Kurt, you said you were good at taekwondo. How about a shout so you do well in round 2? Can I make it loud? – Yes, go for it./- You must for taekwondo. Everyone, get ready. This is the first question for round 2.
Let’s begin round 2. 1. Marado.
What Korean island is located the furthest east? 2. Dokdo. 3. Baeknyeongdo. We have the islands that are furthest north, south and east.
We’ll give you 10 seconds. Which island is furthest east in Korea? Minor from Costa Rica. What did you lock in? They’re all locked in.
– No. 2?/- Yes. Dokdo? Did you know the answer? No. 2.
– I see./- And Gabriel from Paraguay. You may have noticed
Yes, I’ve seen that picture before. but he’s the youngest among the contestants. He’s the cute guy among the contestants. – Really?/- Yes. How old are you? I’m 15. 15? What year were you born? 1998. I entered university in 1991. ********** Okay. How did you come on Quiz on Korea, Gabriel?
Born in 1998? My Korean teacher suggested it. What was your answer, Gabriel?
– Are you sure?/- How do you know? No. 2.
– You’ve seen a picture?/- He’s seen the picture. You know Dokdo?
Let’s check the answer. Yes.
Show us the answer. I think the picture is of Dokdo. Has anyone been eliminated? Show us who’s been eliminated.
It’s Dokdo. 3 contestants. We have 3 contestants.
Paloma from the Dominican Republic. I see…
I chose no. 1. I’m just too nervous. You locked in no. 1 by mistake? Yeah. I’m not used to being on stage.
Oh, dear. You have another chance in the next round. We have 3 contestants that were eliminated.
Oh, dear. Let’s look at the next question. Show us the question. so only water is needed? 1. Fast coffee.
What invention packages coffee per serving 2. Dabang coffee. 3. Coffee mix. You have 10 seconds to lock in. 1. Fast coffee. 2. Dabang coffee. 3. Coffee mix. Why are people smiling?
And the person that shouted Gwanaksan… They keep shouting the answer but it could be incorrect. Please don’t shout.
They’ve all locked in. All the answers are locked in. Yasmeen from Jordan. – You chose no. 3?/- Yes. Why? Yes? No. 3. Since it’s all mixed. You chose coffee mix.
– No. 3?/- No. 3. – Our representative from Brazil./- Emily…
Because it’s coffee that mixes many stuff. What did you lock in? – No. 3?/- Yes. Let’s check the answer. Let’s see who’s been eliminated.
That’s right. It was coffee mix. Looks like we have a few that were eliminated. – From Tajikistan…/- Nazira.
Oh, so many. Did you know it was coffee mix?
– So many./- 7 contestants eliminated. Yes, I like coffee. Coffee mix tastes good, right? Yes, it does. – You’ve drunk it before./- Yes. Harun from Bangladesh is smiling softly.
She knows it. What was your answer? No. 2.
She knows. No. 2, dabang coffee. he knows too much Korean. Dabang coffee… The answer was coffee mix. See, he got it wrong because
The questions could get harder from here on. Give us the next question. is the symbol of division of Korea? It’s hard.
1. Panmunjeom. What, located in Paju,
2. DMZ. 3. Imjingak. Even we get confused by this question. Lock in your answers. – We have no time./- Lock it in. Panmunjeom. DMZ. Imjingak.
– It’s hard./- This could be confusing. Alana from Ireland. Many people seem unsure.
to be brother nations? You consider Ireland and Korea What was your answer?
Ireland and Korea share a similar history. So you know about the history of Korean division.
Did you know the answer? – No. 1./- No. 1? She studied a lot. Lili Xie from China.
I read it last night. She’s a strong contender to win.
And that question came out? What did you lock in? No. 1. Panmunjeom. “Joint Security Area?”
I locked that in. That’s right. So I know the answer.
I saw it the movie… – You know Panmunjeom?/- Yes. But all three locations, Panmunjeom, DMZ, Imjingak. – Are close to each other./- That’s right. That was a really confusing question. What is the answer? Let’s check it. – It was Panmunjeom./- Very difficult. I expect a lot of eliminated contestants. They don’t look too good.
Panmunjeom! We have 19 survivors. How many will be eliminated? Let’s check who was eliminated. 9 contestants have been eliminated. That’s a lot of contestants. Oh, no.
That means we only have… 10 contestants left. So many people were eliminated.
Give us the next question. Everyone, you must focus. rice cake soup and spicy rice cakes? This isn’t easy. What type of rice cake is used in 3. Siruddeok or steamed rice cake.
1. Mujigaeddeok or colored rice cake. You have 10 seconds. This isn’t easy.
2. Garaeddeok or rounded rice cake. Choose your answer. All 10 of you. What type of rice cake is used rice cake soup and spicy rice cakes? We have a contestant with a big appetite.
10 seconds are up. – Who is it?/- It’s Michael from New Zealand.
They’ve all locked in their answers. This isn’t an easy question.
Which is your favorite Korean food? Chicken and ginseng soup. Yes. It’s good. Also Michael says he wants to try fermented skate. I know about raw skate. I haven’t tried it yet.
– How do you know that dish?/- Yeah? You want to try it? I want to experience the stench. That’s really something. Kurt from Belgium. What did you choose? I chose no. 1. But come to think of it, it’s no. 2.
He wants to see how bad it is. Really? I’m not certain though. The question was hard. Which rice cake was it? Let’s check the answer.
Oh, no. How many contestants were eliminated? Let’s check. It’s rounded rice cake. Rounded rice cake. That’s so many people. 7 contestants were eliminated.
We only have 3 contestants remaining. 7 eliminated. Michael got it right. Steven and Gabriel are left. Give us the next question. of the highest level in Joseon? What was the educational institute
2. Seongkyunkwan. 3. Seodang.
It’s hard. 1. Gyujanggak. This question could be really confusing. – But if you’ve seen…/- A lot of dramas… It may be easy for you.
We’ll give you 10 seconds. No. 2. – No. 1?/- No. 2. – Seongkyunkwan?/- Yes.
Michael, what did you lock in? But I’m not sure. He doesn’t know the answer but he didn’t think it was Seodang or Gyujanggak.
I know that Seodang and Gyujanggak are wrong. That’s why he chose no. 2. He looks serious. Steven from U.S.A. I chose no. 2 as well. He saw the drama. I know the title of the drama. Really?
What was the reason? If that’s the case then it should be really easy. I saw a bit of that drama.
Gabriel doesn’t look to confident after hearing this. – What did you choose?/- No. 2. No. 2? Have you seen the drama? No. What’s going on here? I thought this question would be really hard. Looks like everyone could be right.
They all chose the same answer. Or they could all be wrong. Let’s check the answer. This round is so close. That’s right.
Has anyone watched “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” All three got the answer right.
from their home country? So they all knew the answer. But because they were eliminated… Mahasen from Egypt.
– Many of you have seen it./- So many. – Did you watch this drama from Egypt?/- Yes. Who did you like from this drama? I like all of them. Mor from Israel. I hear you came to like Korea because you like historical dramas. Have you watched many historical dramas? I’ve seen “Lee San, Wind of the Palace.” Have you seen “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” as well? I have. She knows “Lee San, Wind of the Palace.”
in promoting Korean culture. It makes me proud. Nichola’s watched it too. Which is your favorite Korean drama?
Korean dramas are really important “The Slave Hunters.” “The Slave Hunters?”
We gave them an easy question forgetting how much they all enjoy dramas.
You know “The Slave Hunters?” That’s right. Should we go with a harder question?
That’s surprising. She knows “The Slave Hunters.” The three of you please focus. Please give us the next question. What of the following is not in Incheon International Airport? 1. Skating rink. 2. Pool hall.
This is the hardest question. 3. Bowling alley. Choose your answer. – I don’t know this one./- It’s really hard. Even our MCs don’t know the answer. It’s difficult but our contestants were at the airport recently. So they may know the answer.
You have 10 seconds. – That’s true./- We have three contestants left. Michael, Gebriel and Steven. 3 contestants remain. – Pool hall./- So there is no pool hall. Steven? Michael. No. 2?
You chose no. 2? And Gabriel? No. 3. You chose no. 3? The bowling alley?
I chose no. 2 as well. There is no bowling alley. Our announcer told me that she thought there was no skating rink. Even we don’t know the answer. What is not in Incheon International Airport? Let’s check the answer. Let’s check who was eliminated. Gabriel got it right! Come out here. Please give Gabriel a big round of applause. The winner of round 2 is Gabriel! The youngest has won in round 2. – He’s 15 years old./- Did you expect to win?
Even he is shocked. Yes. I hear that Gabriel’s a great dancer. – We have to see this./- You dance TVXQ?
Oh, dear… Please give him a round of applause. Gabriel should join a talent agency instead of being here on Quiz on Korea.
He’s really good. Gabriel. You’re not Shindong, are you?
So good. – Want to join my agency?/- Yes. – Do you want to be a singer?/- Yes.
Please go to the waiting room. We’ll see you in just a moment.
That sounds good. Gabriel, since you’re the winner of round 2… We’re getting some dramatic results. There’s no end to the surprises.
Quiz on Korea. Let’s keep this going with the second congratulatory performance. It’s a group that just overflows with energy. They’ve become the representative K-pop idols after only one year of debut. It’s B.A.P’s “Badman.” Please welcome them with applause.
Can you hear the cheers? I was watching from beneath the stage and observed our contestants. Thank you. That was explosive. They were so excited. And Sara from Morocco…
Paloma from the Dominican Republic… They had such huge smiles on their faces. They enjoyed the performance so much. Paloma, you’re a true B.A.P fan? Oh, my. Incredible… – It was unbelievable?/- She’s so happy. Her heart must still be pumping. Even I think they look cool. How much would she?
How did it feel seeing them up close? Our Indonesian representative, Loli. I hear you’re into the traditional percussion quartet. Yes. How did that come about? I had the chance to learn it in 1st year of university. I learnt it for 3 months. Then I performed for school festivals or Korean culture festivals. This is unique… Tireni from England. I hear you really like Yu Jaeseok. I do. Do you know what his nickname is? Grasshopper. She knows it. You know that? Yes. What do you like so much about Jaseok? Looks like Yu Jaeseok could make his debut in England. He’s funny.
I’m jealous, Jaeseok. – Grasshopper. Right?/- Yes.
so you’ve become a world star too, Hwijae. The joint work of the Korean Foreign Office and KBS. Quiz on Korea. We only have round 3 left.
This program will be broadcast all around the world, We only have 28 contestants remaining. The winner of this round will cap off the 3 contestants that make it to the finals. Please try your best. Who will get the final opportunity? I’m really curious. I think they’ll be better at getting the answers if they’re energized by the cheers. Please cheer loudly for them. Please clap and shout. Let’s go! Give us the question. We’ll begin round 3 to find our last finalist. 1. Deungsim or sirloin. 2. Galbi or rib.
What part of the pig do Koreans love the most? 3. Samgyeobsal or pork belly. Lock it in. Sirloin, rib or pork belly? What is the answer? They’re all locked in. They all look pleased. I think it was an easy question. You see it a lot in Korean dramas.
Let’s check the answer. Let’s see who was eliminated. It’s pork belly. I think it was a pretty easy question. 6 contestants were eliminated. More than we expected.
Many contestants got it wrong. There are a lot more than I thought.
It was hard. No. 2. Galbi or rib.
Was it a hard question? What was your answer, Honore from Rwanda? It’s so tasty and I saw it on many Korean menus.
So he chose rib. – 6 contestants?/- Yes. 6 contestants have been eliminated. – Currently we have…/- 22 survivors.
So he thought rib meat was most popular. That’s right, 22 survivors. Let’s see the next question. Show us the question. This is hard. 1. Place to avoid the heat.
Seokbinggo was a storage facility for what? 2. Place to store ice. 3. Place to hide from enemies. We’ll give you 10 seconds. 1. Place to avoid the heat. 2. Place to store ice.
Seokbinggo was a storage facility for what? 3. Place to hide from enemies. The supporters have all quitened down as well. It was a really difficult question. Jaekyung was really confused too. Buntheng from Cambodia. No, let’s ask this contestant.
That’s right, he went to Gyeongju. How does the hot weather compare
It must’ve been hot when you visited Gyeongju. in Korea to Cambodia? I locked in no. 2.
I think Cambodia is hotter. Did you see Seokbinggo there?
What number did you lock in? I didn’t see it then. But how did you know the answer? He worked it out. In Chinese characters. We have some who look happy and some who don’t.
Bing means ice in Chinese characters. Let’s check the answer. It’s an easy question if you know Chinese characters. How many survivors do we have?
That’s right. It was a place to store ice. Let’s check who was eliminated. Oh, dear. Imran. 14 contestants have been eliminated. It would’ve been a hard question.
Your wife is Korean. But I guess you don’t know Seokbinggo. I’ve never heard of Seokbinggo.
Imran, that’s a pity. The three contestants who we expected to be in the finals have all been eliminated. Mahasen from Egypt. And Yasmeen from Jordan. And Ravi from India. Are you okay, Ravi? You are? We have a miracle cure for such disappointment. Jaekyung, give him a hug. That’s the best.
I’m okay. Cheer up, Ravi.
A miracle cure. That’s the best medicine.
Uzbekistan’s Khilola. The original champion… The country that won it last year.
It’s good to win but it’s also great that they got to make fond memories here. We have 8 contestants left.
– Are you okay?/- Yes. Only 1 of these 8 will earn their ticket to the finals. Let’s see the next question. Show us the question. What accessory was used to keep a married woman’s hair in a bun? What could it be? 1. Denggi.
It’s that thing. 2. Binyeo. 3. Jangdo. It’s a hard one. married woman’s hair in a bun?
You have 10 seconds. What accessory was used to keep a
Are the answers locked in? They did, right? 10 seconds are over.
What was your answer? No. 2. He chose binyeo.
Kurt representing Belgium. Did you know the answer? I heard about it a long time ago. You did? He chose it because he remembers hearing about it. So he’s heard it before. Will his memory be right? Tireni from England. No. 2. – No. 2? Binyeo?/- Yes. – Have you heard of it before?/- Yes, I have. Oh, you have. Many contestants locked in no. 2. Which answer did you lock in?
Is that the right answer? Let’s check the answer. It was a hard question. Many contestants chose no. 2. Did anyone get eliminated? Let’s check.
That’s right. 2 contestants were eliminated.
It was hard, right? It was hard. No. 13, Mor from Israel. You didn’t know?
Berkay from Turkey. What a pity. It can be confusing. So we have 6 contestants remaining.
She knew it but didn’t know the exact word. 1 of these 6 will make it to the finals. Please give us the question. a piece of iron tied with strips of rags? This is a hard one. What traditional Korean game is played with
2. Jegi chagi. 3. Taekkyeon. We’ll give you 10 seconds. 1. Jachigi. What traditional Korean game is played with a piece of iron tied with strips of rags?
It’s not easy. The 10 seconds are up. We played this a lot when we were young. What about the women? We played it a lot too. Really? Women did this too? Of course. I used to attach it to a rubber band because I couldn’t kick it very well. That’s strange. Tireni from England. What did you choose? No. 2. – 2?/- Yes. Jegi chagi? Yes, jegi chagi. – You know what that is?/- Yes. Are Girls’ Generation very popular in England? Yes, they’re heaps popular. Tireni, do you know Girls’ Generation too? Yes, I do. Show us a cute Girls’ Generation face. – Jegi chagi?/- Yes. – You knew the answer?/- Yes.
She knows that. Did you see this in a book? Or did you know because of the dance?
Steven, did you choose no. 2 as well? – He must read a lot of books./- I learned it. There’s a good vibe in here. Everyone looks happy right now. Was that the answer?
I read about it in a book. Let’s check the answer. How many were eliminated? That’s amazing. Everyone got it right.
Let’s continue on with the next question. That’s amazing.
Show us the next question. I think these 6 are the strongest contenders to win. and Songdo International City? 1. Incheon Daegyo. 2. Seohae Daegyo.
What bridge connects Yeongjongdo 3. Gwangan Daegyo. and Songdo International City? You have 10 seconds.
This is confusing. What bridge connects Yeongjongdo What did you lock in? Very confusing. Michael from New Zealand. – I locked in no. 2./- No. 2?
No. 1. – Seohae Daegyo?/- Yes.
Incheon Daegyo. Have you heard of it before? Kurt from Belgium. What did you lock in?
But I don’t really know the name. Really? What is the answer? Let’s check the answer. I know where it is. Who has been eliminated?
It’s Incheon Daegyo. Looks like we’ll have a few eliminated.
We have 3 eliminated and 3 survivors. 3 contestants have been eliminated. – Are you okay?/- It’s okay. I’m fine.
She was a strong contender to win. Lili Xie, do you have family or friends
Lili Xie. What a pity. you’d like to greet right now? back in my hometown of Sichuan.
Yes, I want to say hello to my friends – Go ahead./- To my friends and associates. I’m doing well. Very nice. Be happy. – Are you okay?/- It’s okay. It was fun.
What about our Belgian representative, Kurt. Make that a promise. – Promise./- Promise. Oh, no. I think he’s a good drinker.
He’s the same age as me. Thank you anyway. And Tireni from England who loves Yu Jaeseok.
Want to drink soju after this? Thank you. In some way you kind of look like Yu Jaeseok. When you smile.
You did well today. Say a word to Jaeseok who may watch this. Hello, Jaeseok. the TV studio again, I’ll let you meet him. Thank you. Thank you to the 3 contestants.
Nice. 1 of these 3 will make it to the final round.
I’m close with him so if you ever visit Michael, Steven and Bhunteng. One of these three men will make it to the finals. Are you ready? Show us the question. Yeongju’s Buseoksa? 1. Mongchontoseong.
What is the name of this building in 2. Geukrakwangjeon.
It’s a hard one. 3. Muryangsujeon. What is the name of this building in Yeongju’s Buseoksa?
You have 10 seconds. You have to choose carefully. It must’ve been so hard, Michael was sighing. The three of them all look hopeless.
The time is up. Steven, you’re not sure either, right? I read about this last night. He read it. I studied it. He must love studying. How much do you actually study?
You don’t know? Which answer did you lock in? No. 3. Is no. 3 the answer? Michael, which did you choose? I chose no. 3 as well. – You chose no. 3?/- Yes.
Muryangsujeon. Yes, I do. Did you know the answer?
– I chose no. 2./- No. 2. You chose no. 2? Then Bhunteng.
Did Bhunteng get it right alone? What is the answer? Let’s check the answer.
Geukrakwangjeon. Unfortunately Bhunteng is eliminated here. Let’s confirm that. That’s right. It was Muryangsujeon. But he did really well. He worked really hard today. Thank you. – What a pity./- What a shame. Will it be Michael or Steven? Steven or Michael? One of the two will make it to the finals.
So one more contestant has been eliminated. That’s right. It’s Steven vs. Michael. Show us the question. 1. Elephant. 2. Cow.
What animal is associated with a ssireum victory? 3. Horse. You have 10 seconds. Elephant. Cow. Horse. What animal is associated with a ssireum victory? But in the past, the winner rode out on this. Now it’s a trophy shaped like this animal.
They hand out a trophy to the winner these days. – Michael, do you know ssireum?/- I do. You do? Do you know the answer too? – Which one did you choose?/- No. 2. Cow? I do but I don’t know which animal it is.
Yes, I know. Steven, do you know ssireum?
– What did you choose?/- I chose no. 2 as well. No. 2, cow. He didn’t know but he still chose no. 2. That’s it. It’s a really tight match. Steven vs. Michael.
Let’s check the answer. Both of them got it right.
Let’s continue. Please cheer on these two contestants!
As expected, no one’s eliminated. – Should we?/- Yes. Shout if you’re cheering for Michael! Should we hear each person’s cheers? Why cover your face? This time shout if you’re cheering for Steven! I hear many female fans. But no one knows the result. The older females like Michael.
I think there was more shouting for Steven. And the younger females like Steven. Let’s continue on with the next question. Give us the question. 2. Jatnamu.
What tree is hanji made of? 3. Daenamu. 1. Daknamu.
Lock it in. If you’re really cheering these contestants on, please don’t shout out the answer. No. 1… – Michael, what did you lock in?/- I guessed no. 1.
Steven, what did you select? I’m not sure either but I chose no. 2. We have two different answers. They selected no. 1 and no. 2.
Why is the audience cheering? We finally have different answers. Michael chose no. 1. Steven chose no. 2. Will one of them enter the finals here? Tell us the answer. That means Steven is eliminated. 1. Daknamu! – Please come out here./- Congratulations. Please come out. The winner of round 3 is New Zealand’s Michael. A big round of applause to the winner of round 3.
It was a really close game. Round 3 was really difficult.
It was close till the end. It was very difficult.
I knew it wasn’t no. 3. So you did know… So you guessed between no. 1 and no. 2?
Did you know the last answer or guessed? And ended up choosing no. 1. – For no. 1./- He got the feel. You’re dressed in the New Zealand rugby uniform.
– Is that it?/- I got a feeling. That’s right. The All Blacks. Yes. New Zealanders really love rugby. Look forward to the finals in just a moment.
Are you good at rugby? We’ll give Michael a short break.
So so. Congratulations. They represent Korea and carry on the Korean Wave. It’s KARA’s performance. Let’s watch “Runaway”
It’s the group that you all love. and we’ll be back shortly for the final round of Quiz on Korea. This is KARA. The first finalist is from South Africa. It’s Oliver! Welcome him with applause.
Quiz on Korea! We’re here for the final round. Gabriel! And from Paraguay, we have Gabriel.
From New Zealand, Michael! And the winner of the close round 3. Michael, if you come 1st, what kind of ceremony will you show us? The supporters are cheering loudly. Yes, that’s right. Probably the Maori dance. Give us a preview.
It’d be TXVQ. TXVQ dance? What about you, Gabriel? Let’s look forward to which ceremony we’ll see. And you, Oliver? Oh, yeah!
The questions are no longer multiple choice. That’s the most Korean. Whoever pushes their buzzer first can answer… You don’t have to hear all of the question.
What are the rules for the final round? You just need to press fast to answer. It’s 1 point for every correct answer. If you get the question wrong, the other two finalists get the chance to answer. The first to answer 3 questions correctly will be crowned the Korean Wave Quiz King. That’s right. And the other two will become runners up. Once again the winner will receive the SUV you see in front. And we have gift certificates for the runners up. Please try hard till the end. Are you ready? Yes. – You’re ready?/- We are. The final round. Show us the first question. Michael was about to press it when Oliver quickly did it first. Oliver, what’s your answer?
Oliver pressed the buzzer first. Busan. Even before we heard the whole question.
That’s correct. So good. Oliver is a strong contender. How do you know Busan?
As expected from the finals. I’ve been there. How was it? That was only one question.
A beautiful city. Gwangalli is wonderful. You need to answer 2 more questions for a winner. Please press the buzzer quickly to answer.
You need to press the buzzer quickly. The next question. Give us the question. How many discounts can you get on public transport? If you’ve caught public transport a lot, you may know.
This is a real hard one. If you’ve used Korean public transport, you’ll get this right. It’s okay if you get wrong. You won’t lose points. Oliver? 3 times. It’s not 3 times. 5 times? Have you used Korean public transport?
That’s incorrect. Michael.
– So it was a guess?/- You don’t have experience… 5 times is correct! Never. You guessed it, right? Yes.
Even people living in Korea don’t know this. Gabriel, you have to be quick. Gabriel is yet to score a point. Here’s the next question.
Currently Oliver and Michael are on 1 point each. Show us the next question. 3 points to be the winner. Oliver’s going strong. Which fruit is it? Jujube.
Oliver? I think it’s… I can’t remember the Korean name.
It feels similar. Michael hit the buzzer. That’s wrong…
Persimmon! Persimmon? That is correct! Persimmon. Michael’s on 2 points. You can do it, Gabriel.
Michael’s taken the lead. Take courage.
Let’s test Gabriel’s buzzer. Here’s the next question. Please show us. – Just do it like that./- Nice. There was a hint given at the end. The soup is also called garitang. Is it a hard one? It is… Seolleongtang. It sounds similar but that’s incorrect.
Is it too hard? It’s similar to garitang.
Oliver. What a pity.
We’ll give you 5 more seconds. We’ll have to pass this question. The answer was galbitang very similar to garitang. Oliver don’t stress. Don’t be too upset. We still have many questions. This is the next question. Show us the question. – My goodness./- Michael pressed it. As soon as he saw the 1,000 won note. If he gets this right, he’ll become the winner. Wait a minute. Toegye. Toegye. Toegye? Wait a minute. Toegye.
The production crew have come to a standstill. You need to tell us his name. Toegye… – Wait a minute…/- That’s a little… Yi Hwang.
So the winner of the 2013 Quiz on Korea is Michael! That’s the answer! So Michael…
Congratulations. Please come out to the front. Show us a victory ceremony.
Congratulations. You all did so well. Please come out here. That was a great ceremony. I’m really happy.
– Thank you./- Congratulations. You are, right? Did you think you’d win? We should ask how he feels. Who would you like to share this good news with?
I just hoped. My dream came true. My family and New Zealand. I love you. He’s tearing up.
That’s right. Please give a round of applause to the runners up.
We’ll have the award ceremony now. You did so well.
For the runners up. The runners up will be rewarded
Gabriel, you did so well. with Korean tourism and shopping gift certificates. The awards will be presented by General Manager Han Chunghui of the Foreign Office and Ambassador Ma Yeongsam. Please come out here. Please give them a round of applause. For the runners up. Congratulations. General Manager Han Chunghui of the Foreign Office This time it’s Ambassador Ma Yeongsam. **********
Please face the front. – Please welcome him with applause./-
Thank you. Oliver did well too.
For Oliver. He did really well to be a runner up.
Please face the front. Congratulations for being runner up, Oliver. Congratulations. Thank you. the KBS vice president.
Thank you. Now the champion, Michael. Please welcome him with applause. The award will be presented by Jeon Honggu, 2013 Quiz on Korea winner… The New Zealand representative, Michael.
The vice-president will present the trophy. Congratulations.
Congratulations. He owns a brand new luxury SUV. Congratulations. – Right?/- Yes. Conversing with people from around the world and solving questions about Korean culture…
It’s time to wrap up Quiz on Korea. The time flew right by. I could feel the sincerity in everything today. It was so moving to become friends like this. We’ll say goodbye here. Thank you to all the contestants and all the viewers around the world.
Thank you to everyone who joined us today. Thank you!