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Countries with Z

Sixteen countries have a Z in their name. How many can you name?
  • Using the same country names as the Countries of the World quiz
  • Quiz by CtG526 - Oct 21, 2016
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(26)
Azerbaijan is in Europe.
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Oct 25, 2012
(31)
According to Wikipedia, Azerbaijan is in fact in Asia. Look: [LINK]
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Oct 26, 2012
(37)
Azerbaijan is in Asia
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Nov 22, 2012
(26)
Azerbaijan was in European USSR prior to it's break up in 1991. It has not moved and therefore is in Europe along with the Baltic states, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia (and Russia of course).
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Nov 23, 2012
(31)
You didn't even look at my link, did you?

If the only reason you think Azerbaijan is in Europe is because it was part of the USSR before, then you will be misled due to outdated information. The current boundary has changed since then and is now along the Northern border of Azerbaijan, which means the country is in Asia. Here's another image to help clarify [LINK]. Azerbaijan is the dark blue intercontinental state, but clearly shown to be in Asia. Here's another article [LINK]. If you still don't trust Wikipedia, here's the CIA website for you. [LINK].

If you want to convince me or anyone else that Azerbaijan is in Europe, you have to do a better job than "It was in the USSR before".
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Nov 23, 2012
(8)
"Southwestern Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia, with a small European portion north of the Caucasus range" It can be classified in either. Just as Russia for the longest time was/is considered in both Europe and Asia. Considering the 'continents' aren't a governed body, and are open to interpretation from any outside source, it's all on the person looking into it, as there is no 'right' or 'wrong' on the geographical location in continents, in some cases. In this case, Azerbaijan has been accepted to be both European and Asian, as the quote from the CIA website shows. All in all, it's a complicated issue, and shouldn't be a problem. You either knew it or you didn't, the continent they listed it under didn't make a difference.
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Nov 26, 2012
(34)
Azerbaijan IS in Asia
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Jan 7, 2013
(13)
It's in Eurovision aswell
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Aug 29, 2013
(28)
If that's your only judging, do you believe Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is in Europe too?
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Dec 5, 2013
(65)
India, Canada, and Australia are also in Europe, because they were part of the European British Empire. Right?
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Dec 30, 2013
(8)
I'd go even further as to say Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Some of Saudi Arabia, Mali, Tunisia, and Libya are ALL in Europe, because they were once part of the Roman Empire.
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Apr 12, 2014
(36)
Most of the Americas, once part of European empires, are also in Europe. Brazil does share a border with France, you know?
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Jan 12, 2015
(69)
Ct: "Azerbaijan is dark blue but clearly shown to be in Asia".... maybe you should take a look at the map key dude. Dark blue means "transcontinental state"
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Apr 4, 2015
(45)
Since when geographic norms are established by Eurovision, duh?
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Jan 19, 2016
(50)
Eurovision.... . Didn't Australia participate in that? :-)
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Aug 2, 2016
(41)
Myanmar, Palau, and Zaire are all a part of Singapore;/
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Apr 18, 2017
(45)
Azerbaijan is classed as UEFA (European Football Governing Body) so perhaps that confused you.....same with Israel, Kazakhstan (and I think a few others)....they had a dispute with the AFC so UEFA let them in....
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Nov 22, 2012
(29)
Yeah Azerbaijan and all the other countries in that area are considered in Europe when it suits, like for the Eurovision, but geographically it is in Asia.
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Nov 23, 2012
(45)
Monaco plays in the french league, that doesn't make it a french city. UEFA is does not establish geographic norms...
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Jan 19, 2016
(69)
Europe and Asia are the same landmass. Definitely stating that countries along the alleged border are in one or the other is inherently asinine.
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Jan 14, 2013
(74)
Thank you.
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Apr 10, 2013
(77)
I'll concede the point of them being the same landmass, but the acknowledged and conventional 'border' dividing it into 2 continents is a convenient way to divide up the countries. Arguing about it is asinine, especially since jetpunk as a whole consistently groups countries by the convention CtG526 referenced above.
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Jun 14, 2013
(27)
Maybe asinine is a strong word, but these kind of separations are somewhat culturally constructed... the models that shape how we think of continents and other regional separations are different across the globe, and these inconsistencies are shining through in this discussion. The fact that people think these things are so set in stone is problematic. Anyhow... Where are the peeps from Azerbaijan to settle this score??
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Jan 12, 2014
(47)
I think you mean 'asianine'
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Apr 12, 2014
(69)
The border might be conventional, that doesn't mean it is "acknowledged." Acknowledged by who? You can look at different maps and see different countries included in Europe depending on the map. It's not quite as fuzzy as "the Middle East," but it's not as definite as you claim, plats. I mean check this out, which clearly indicates it's a complete f'ing mess and even then, if you go by the "most common" most recently used convention, take a look, the border passes right through Azerbaijan making it both European and Asian. Georgia's in the same boat.
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Apr 4, 2015
(69)
as is Kazakhstan.
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Apr 4, 2015
(71)
Maybe you should make a quiz about countries in two continents.
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Apr 4, 2015
(69)
Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey.... and the special case of Cyprus where nobody really knows.... I think that's it, isn't it? Would be a short quiz.

Actually I guess there's France, too, technically. And Spain sort of. Many others if you include overseas territories.
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Apr 4, 2015
(77)
I apologize for not making my meaning clearer--I did not mean to state that the actual situation of countries and cultural discrepancies of continental definitions was not complex, but merely that the convention used in this context, although arguably arbitrary, is not ambiguous. 'Acknowledged' in my comment simply meant acknowledged by the convention of JetPunk.
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Apr 6, 2015
(47)
Egypt is also transcontinental. Panama could be, depending on where you draw the border. So could Indonesia if you consider New Guinea to be part of the Australian continent.
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Feb 25, 2017
(69)
plats, okay, yes, you're right about that.
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Apr 18, 2017
(29)
No, is in Asia. Also Kazakhstan, Cyprus is in Asia. Russia, Turkey (Edirne, Istanbul in Europe) and Greece (Rodos in Asia) is in both continents. Capitol of Panama is in South America, but country is in both Americas. Egypt is in two continents.
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Feb 25, 2013
(71)
Regardless of WHERE it is...it still has a 'Z' in it. It's still a valid answer. Chill.
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Apr 30, 2013
(23)
100% with 1:44 left #YOLO
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Oct 31, 2013
(45)
Not
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Mar 14, 2014
(28)
Wow such conflict Also the Caucasus Mountains are the border between Europa and Asia
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Apr 4, 2015
(9)
i think you mean europE. not europA. we aren't talking about mythology.
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Mar 1, 2017
(47)
Or astronomy
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Apr 18, 2017
(45)
azerbaijan is in eurovision but not europe
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Apr 4, 2015
(24)
Azerbaijan is in Europe. Play my quiz about all countries in europe for that topic
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Feb 21, 2016
(67)
I kinda feel that this entire argument stems from the fact that by any sensible definition Asia and Europe are not distinct continents, but parts of a single super-continent. If we must divide them, then I would say the balance of sources place it in Asia. And if we consider the Caucasus to be the Europe-Asia divide (as overwhelmingly is the case), then Azerbaijan, lies distinctly to the south of the spine of that mountain range, meaning it is in Asia. But again, it's all fairly arbitrary anyway - only ancient and outdated custom divides Europe from Asia, they are not in any physical sense separate continents.
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May 9, 2016
(33)
politically, it is in both. According to the National Geographic Atlas I have, there is a commonly accepted division between Asia and Europe and according to the boundary, small portions of Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan are in Europe based on the political boundary. Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, is in Europe according the map but the majority of it is in Asia, so you are partially correct. I would advise CtG526 to add Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Europe and keep it in Asia. Also, I finished with 1:52 remaning. :)
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Mar 18, 2017
(29)
It's transcontinental
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Apr 22, 2017
(20)
Great quiz!! Who would have thought there were so many!!!
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Nov 22, 2012
(31)
Thank you~
Considering there are 196 countries though, this actually isn't a lot. There's a reason I didn't make a "Countries with M" quiz. :P
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Nov 22, 2012
(53)
Do it!
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Jan 7, 2017
(9)
please don't make one like that. and PLEASE don't make "countries with a" quiz
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Mar 1, 2017
(21)
Azerbaijan is indeed in Asia. Great quiz. Missed Venezuela!! Don't know how! And the Bosnia one.. Only because I never put the last part when I do the World quiz, it always just accepts Bosnia.
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Nov 22, 2012
(8)
Ha! The only reason I remembered New Zealand was because there was a travel ad for it on my sidebar :P
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Nov 22, 2012
(53)
Will we be seeing you soon?
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Jan 7, 2017
(46)
that was 5 years ago
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Apr 19, 2017
(4)
cool quiz :)
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Nov 22, 2012
(45)
Missed 5 all of which I knew. Two of these were in the Asia box and I knew they were 'stans' but I have terrible trouble spelling them! Good quiz
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Nov 22, 2012
(31)
Hey, best way to learn these things is through practice. ;)
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Nov 22, 2012
(39)
15/16 got all the 'stans' but missed out Brazil, gutted...
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Nov 22, 2012
(25)
CtG526,and MarcoReus are right.simsy isn't
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Nov 22, 2012
(20)
16/16 with 3:31 to go! Great Quiz!
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Nov 24, 2012
(29)
What about Vatican City?
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Dec 4, 2012
(31)
Oh no, I forgot about Vatican Zity!
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Dec 5, 2012
(21)
There were actually times when for a second I thought v's were z's .. I put Cote Divoire in... and I put Latvia.. stuff like that... :P ... Not sure why.. they don't really look similar..
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Dec 30, 2012
(60)
I did this too. I guess "z" is (almost) as uncommon a letter as "v", so I just saw them as interchangeable in my mind for a while there! And they're both pointy, angular letters.
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Nov 14, 2015
(35)
I thought Kakakstan was spelled with a k and not a z. It is odd that is the way I spell it when I am guessing all the countries of the world and it comes up correct that way.
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Mar 19, 2013
(36)
Shame on you.
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Apr 18, 2017
(19)
Damn you Mozambique....!
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Mar 29, 2013
(33)
I got all of them, but I didn't get Swaziland until there was only 6 seconds left.
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Jun 6, 2013
(49)
Couldn't you have just done South America and North America the Americas tricked me. It shouldn't have but it did
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Jun 13, 2013
(45)
Forgot the Herzegovina part of Bosnia Herzegovina- so I obviously missed that one. Good quiz:)
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Jun 17, 2013
(68)
Same here. I get so used to only calling it "Bosnia" - and on this site you never need to type the whole thing - that I tend to forget the Herzogovina part altogether
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Apr 21, 2014
(58)
I'm sure that's the reason. It was the last one I got.
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Mar 1, 2017
(39)
Booyah! Got em all
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Aug 1, 2013
(48)
That was sneaky slipping the Herzegovina in there you sly Quizmaster.
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Oct 23, 2013
(75)
I agree. Went through all Europe in my head.. Bosnia.. no Z.. Also missed Swaziland.
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Jun 4, 2014
(31)
I've been away from this site for so long that I almost didn't perfect my own quiz ;-; I'm sure I couldn't even get any on my colors ones, though. I just looked up most of those. xD
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Mar 2, 2014
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Excellent quiz, the Bosnia one got me as well, I was wracking my brains and was convinced you had made a mistake.
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Apr 12, 2014
(26)
Indeed I haven't thought of it as anything other than Bosnia in 20 something years. Not since I quit playing "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" anyway.
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Apr 8, 2015
(72)
Here I thought I was smart, thinking I knew how to spell Kyrgyzstan, all the while I had been leaving out the Z! Now I know.
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Jun 3, 2014
(26)
got 'em all :)
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Dec 17, 2014
(28)
Wow... I FORGOT BELIZE?! But I got Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Swaziland, Tanzania and Mozambique... wow!
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Feb 4, 2015
(54)
I enjoyed, but then I would, it has my homeland (Zimbabwe) in it :)
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Apr 1, 2015
(45)
What happened to Zaire?
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Apr 4, 2015
(71)
It was eaten by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Feb 24, 2017
(69)
The time limit for this quiz is silly in how excessive it is. I finished this time with 1:40 left and I was *not* going quickly.
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Apr 4, 2015
(68)
wow...you are just amazing
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Apr 4, 2015
(69)
Or... I'm not amazing, and the time limit is excessive.
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Apr 6, 2015
(9)
i finished with 1:46 left
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Mar 1, 2017
(69)
I finished with 3 minutes this time and I still wasn't going very fast.
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Apr 18, 2017
(72)
Six minutes is very generous indeed.
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Apr 18, 2017
(56)
Wikipedia is not a trusted resource as anyone can create entries and edit entries. Try using trusted resources such as atlases, world almanacs, geographical dictionaries or better yet, real encyclopedias. From a trusted Librarian
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Apr 4, 2015
http://news.cnet.com/Study-Wikipedia-as-accurate-as-Britannica/2100-1038_3-5997332.html
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Apr 6, 2015
(44)
You forgot Zamunda! ;0)
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Apr 8, 2015
(46)
:P
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Feb 13, 2016
(44)
The United Statez of America.
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Apr 8, 2015
(46)
'Murica
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Feb 13, 2016
(56)
When I clicked on the quiz I thought about Swaziland and I actually ended up missing it. Duh.
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Feb 9, 2016
(46)
I would have killed myself if I missed any of these.
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Feb 13, 2016
(56)
It seems that you are a pretty positive person;)
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Apr 19, 2016
(29)
Love how the clue of continents based is.
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Jun 7, 2016
(21)
11! Love this quiz.
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Sep 10, 2016
(48)
missed Mozambique......should have gotten that one!
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Dec 31, 2016
(35)
I nearly missed Bosnia, despite the fact that I am Herzegovinian. We spell it Hercegovina and no one ever uses the full name in English. Felt like an idiot when I remembered.
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Feb 7, 2017
(26)
The norwegian way of writing Uzbekistan and Kygyzstan is "Usbekistan, and Kirigisistan" annoying that thats whats gonna make me not complete this quiz xD
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Feb 27, 2017
This quiz is in English. I would suggest making some Norwegian language quizzes!
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Feb 27, 2017
(9)
or spanish or french or danish for danes like me
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Mar 1, 2017
(46)
done with one second left :)
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Feb 27, 2017
(35)
When you realize the title said, "Countries with Z." I thought it meant that begin with Z. Guess I need to read for better comprehension!
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Feb 27, 2017
(9)
I was so confused too and then i actually read the description so i finished with 1:46 left
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Mar 1, 2017
(59)
That would be a much shorter quiz.
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Apr 18, 2017
(46)
This is the first time I ever got all of them in a 'letter in a country name' quiz. Z, my new favorite letter!
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Mar 2, 2017
(44)
Did anyone else misread the title as "Countries starting with Z" and then panic when there was more than 2 answers? Or was that just me?
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Apr 18, 2017
(28)
Just u 😂 I agree that the time limit is excessive - I finished with 2:28 left and I basically spelt out every single country in my head!
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Apr 18, 2017
(55)
Forgot all about Herzegovnia, always just think of it as Bosnia
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Apr 18, 2017
(66)
Call me crazy, but you should actually have to type in the part of the name with the Z. Bosnia and Herzegovina should be required.
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Apr 18, 2017
(59)
There's pretty much a standard for geography quizzes on this site about which abbreviated versions are accepted. Just like you can leave off the "and Nevis" for "St. Kitts and Nevis," for example. If they changed it for this quiz specifically, it would probably cause more people to screw up than would be worth the trouble.
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Apr 18, 2017
(55)
I missed Brazil! fml
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Apr 18, 2017
(38)
Took untimed, still only got 12/16...
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Apr 18, 2017
(59)
I'm so used to just typing "Bosnia" that I forgot the full name is actually "Bosnia and Herzegovina." I ended up opening a new tab with Countries of the World and doing all of Europe so I could look through ti and see which Z country I had missed.
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Apr 18, 2017
(44)
I missed brazil and venezuela as I read americas as central america after getting belize
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Apr 18, 2017
(23)
I made a quiz on this. You just copied me. OK? Also, I wasn't even the first. I found out after I had made the quiz.
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Apr 18, 2017
Cool story. This quiz has been around since 2012.
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Apr 19, 2017
(44)
My brain went basically numb for the first part of the quiz. I tried typing in countries that had a 'z' in their name AND countries with a 'v' in their name. I was at first confused why countries like Maldives and Slovakia weren't being taken and then realized my mistake half-way through.
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Apr 18, 2017
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