Countries by a Single Clue #12

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: March 28, 2020
First submittedMay 22, 2017
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Clue
Country
Where you could find the Great Sphinx
Egypt
Largest island country in the Caribbean Sea
Cuba
Messi and Maradona were born in this country
Argentina
Frequently threatens to nuke the United States and other countries
North Korea
Where the capital of the Incan Empire was located
Peru
These "Federated States" consist of 607 small, Pacific islands
F.S. Micronesia
A bridge connects this country to Singapore
Malaysia
Country whose king awards 5 of the 6 Nobel Prizes
Sweden
Poorest country in the Americas
Haiti
Home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall
Venezuela
Dubai is its largest city
United Arab Emirates
Feta cheese comes from here
Greece
Country that makes dolls that stack within other dolls that stack within other dolls, etc..
Russia
Its capital city hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Its capital city is Minsk
Belarus
The International Court of Justice is located here
Netherlands
Formerly known as Western _____ to distinguish it from the U.S.
territory of American _____
Samoa
Lapland is its northernmost region
Finland
Asian country that is just 10 miles from Djibouti
Yemen
Russia invaded this country in 2008, seizing the region of South Ossetia
Georgia
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Level 84
May 22, 2017
Technically, Bosnia and Herzegovina didn't exist in 1984, so no country's capital actually hosted the Winter Olympics that year.
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Level 81
May 22, 2017
Somehow I feel Yugoslavia should be an accepted answer.
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Level 73
May 22, 2017
I disagree. Sarajevo was never Yugoslavia's capital, Belgrade was. Furthermore, the description in the quiz is absolutely correct: Bosnia's capital city (Sarajevo) indeed hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2017
Thanks @Henning. I wrote the question the way I did for a reason. Yugoslavia is not the correct answer.
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Level 78
May 23, 2017
Indeed, the question is ok, though I see how it can be misleading for some people. Still very surprised by SO low percentage of correct answers.
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Level 58
May 23, 2017
Wouldn't it be better to clarify the modern-day countries?
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Level 65
May 24, 2017
I agree with Henning.
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Level 75
May 28, 2017
I suggest changing it to "present-day" capital.
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Level 81
Sep 3, 2017
I agree with VirusSlo.
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Level 70
Nov 20, 2017
I agree with everyone.
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Level 82
Nov 20, 2017
The question is perfect as is.
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Level 50
Nov 21, 2017
It's not that hard folks. I had to think a bit but a) Sarajevo is the capital of B & H, b) they hosted the Olympics. That's all the question says.
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Level 81
Apr 13, 2021
I agree with myself.
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2021
The wording is tricky, but that's what makes the question fun.
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2017
well, but it didn't ask about a capital that day. It asked about a country, whose today's capital hosted the Olympics. And that surely is Bosnia and Herzegovina...
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Level 83
Apr 14, 2019
Its capital, the city of Sarajevo, did indeed host the 1984 Winter Olympics.

In other Earth shattering news, Italy's capital city, Rome, once controlled the entire Mediterranean.

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Level 67
May 26, 2019
Therefore we can conclude there was no 1984 olympics.. it never took place
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Level 82
May 23, 2017
I think the lapland clue can also apply to Norway and Sweden (it depends on what you call a region, but still...)
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Level 75
May 28, 2017
This map of Lapland agrees with you.
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2017
Not Norway, because Svalbard is not part of Lapland. Your case for Sweden still stands, though.
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Level 58
Nov 22, 2017
I got confused by that as well and started second guessing myself, then just started typing Norway, Sweden and Finland
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Level 57
Oct 23, 2020
Sweden and Finland should be correct answers.
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Level 76
Jun 4, 2017
i think there poorest country question might need to be re-phrased. I kept trying to guess every country in western Africa, that's to the left of the greenwich meridian line.

There's several that have have way lower per capita GDP than Haiti. Liberia is less than half of them.

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Level ∞
Jun 5, 2017
Good catch. Fixed.
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2021
"Poorest country" is ambiguous. You tend to measure the wealth of a *country* by total GDP (and usually not in PPP) - and by that measure, there are at least a dozen countries in the Americas that are poorer than the country of Haiti.

Maybe change the clue to "country with the poorest population", or "poorest country per capita"?

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Level 63
Jun 4, 2017
Gambia has a lower GDP per capita than Haiti. Maybe change Western Hemisphere to "in the Americas"
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2017
For some reason, when I got to the ICC question, I flipped to guessing cities.
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2017
ICC?
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Level 82
Nov 20, 2017
International Criminal Court.
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2017
The question is about the ICJ though, which is a separate organization.
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Level 37
Nov 20, 2017
Russia didnt sieze south ossetia lmao, keep this georgian propaganda out of here
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2017
Ur purrfect grammer is russian propaganda lmao.
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Level 43
Apr 13, 2021
Georgian propaganda, that is the global consensus. Keep your Russian propaganda to yourself. I do love Russia, just not the government.
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2021
I, for one, am sick and tired of the Georgian propaganda machine, and the insufferable iron grip that Big Georgia has on worldwide culture.

It's like everything is Georgian, now. You can't go out to eat without being virtually force-fed khachapuri at every corner. It's like the world has even forgotten there are other poets than Nikoloz Baratashvili - if I have to see yet another Netflix adaptation of his works, I think I'll puke.

Let's all stand strong and fight the Georgian hegemony!

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Level 84
Nov 20, 2017
Fun quiz. The clue for Russia could be simplified to "Country known for making nesting dolls."
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Level 71
Nov 20, 2017
Pedantry alert: during the civil war between Atahualpa and Huascar that weakened the Incan Empire enough to allow Pizarro to conquer it, Atahualpa declared Quito his capital. Cuzco remained the capital for Huascar and reverted to being the capital for the entire Empire when Atahualpa defeated him. But it would be a bit more accurate to say "Where the principal capital of the Incan Empire was located."
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Level 37
Nov 20, 2017
Great Quiz! - Thank you.
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2017
Can you unlock the answers to cells?
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Level 70
May 15, 2018
I hate when I miss one and get only 4 (or less) points. So close but no cigar.
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Level 66
Feb 27, 2019
Lapland is the name of the northernmost region in both Sweden and Finland. You should either accept Sweden as an answer, or change the clue to something that exclusively refers to one country.
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Level 58
Dec 8, 2020
Given Sweden is already an answer it is pretty clear that Finland is correct
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Level 54
Apr 13, 2021
Never knew Bosnia has hosted Olympics
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2021
It hasn't! Sarajevo has - but Bosnia-Herzegovina wasn't a country back then!
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Level 31
Apr 13, 2021
I got them all right, first try, because I'M THE MAN.
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Level 26
Apr 13, 2021
Didnt get netherlands bc I wrote holland. I think thats bad. Bad girl!
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Level 28
Apr 13, 2021
This yellow box "deal" is ridiculous. Trying to answer quiz questions, not enhance my keyboarding skills.
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Level 90
Apr 14, 2021
No it isn't. The yellow box doesn't add any additional keyboarding skills to a quiz. It prevents you from simply entering random possible answers and getting them right. It actually requires you to do exactly what you say you are trying to do - answer quiz questions.