Countries by a Single Clue #3

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedMay 11, 2017
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Clue
Country
Suffered a 9.0 earthquake in 2011
Japan
Composed of 26 cantons
Switzerland
Formerly ruled by the Taliban
Afghanistan
Shares an island with the Dominican Republic
Haiti
Located mostly on the peninsula of Jutland
Denmark
Source of 5 million refugees since 2011
Syria
Despite misconceptions, Alexander the Great was not born here
North Macedonia
Its national anthem is "God Bless the Sultan"
Brunei
Only country in Central America with English as an official language
Belize
Has more llamas than any other country
Bolivia
Connected via bridge to Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Gained its independence from Pakistan
Bangladesh
Country that is 27% Shia, 27% Sunni, 41% Christian, and 5% Druze
Lebanon
Composed of Bohemia, Moravia, and part of Silesia
Czech Republic
Its language can be written in Bokmål or Nynorsk forms
Norway
Broke away from Ethiopia in 1993
Eritrea
Has the highest percentage of territory below sea level (26%)
Netherlands
Formerly known as the Gilbert Islands, this country spans all four hemispheres
Kiribati
Sandwiched between Togo and Nigeria
Benin
World's largest landlocked country
Kazakhstan
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Level 72
May 11, 2017
as someone who regularly misspells Eritrea incorrectly, I suggest using the same type-ins from the Countries of the World quiz.
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Level ∞
May 11, 2017
Whoops. Forgot to apply the standard type-ins. Done now.
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Level 39
Sep 15, 2017
What are the type-ins for "Eritrea"?
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Level 66
Sep 15, 2017
I don't understand why type ins for countries are accepted at all... Particularly when hiding behind 'regular misspellings' as an excuse. Why don't you grow up and become literate?
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Level 61
Sep 15, 2017
Probably because not everyone that plays on Jetpunk has English as a first language. I dont see the problem with a little leeway on that :-)
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2017
Also, spellings change over time in some places. For example in Britain it is labour, in the US it is labor - who's entitled to say one is correct and one is misspelled? Letters are dropped sometimes - when I was young the capital of Indonesia was Djakarta instead of Jakarta. At what point does one spelling become incorrect? Language evolves all the time, and with it the "correct spellings". Some things are obvious, but I like correct answers being the focus rather than correct spellings unless it is a spelling quiz.
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Level 37
Sep 15, 2017
Thank You! English is not my first language either. However, when taking an English-language quiz, I assume that most, if not all, of the answers will carry the English spelling (with the notable exceptions of Cote D'Ivoire and Cabo Verde, for instance)! - If you can't manage to memorize the English spellings, don't take the quiz... I would NEVER attempt a quiz in Russian!) - Though I suspect that many of the complainers are native English speakers who are just too lazy or feel to entitled to have to conform.
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Level 80
Sep 26, 2017
wait... if you misspell Eritrea incorrectly.... doesn't that mean you spell Eritrea correctly?
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Level 56
Oct 20, 2017
Not necessarily, it could mean that among the many (infinite I suppose) ways to misspell Eritrea there is one correct way to misspell it...
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Level 51
Oct 7, 2020
I just misspelled it as "Eeritrea", and wouldn't that be a great name for a place in a spooky story?
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Level 74
May 11, 2017
Good quiz. Had to guess Norway.
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Level 72
May 12, 2017
I just love Katsushika Hokusai :)))
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Level 57
Aug 1, 2017
Doesn't Sao Tome span across all four hemispheres as well ?
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Level 39
Sep 15, 2017
Not at all
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Level 53
Oct 7, 2020
I wouldn't say "not at all".

It's on the equator and it's very close to being on the prime meridian - I don't know about its territorial waters but it looks like it doesn't quite stretch there.

Since there's no universal way to define the hemispheres of longitude, that makes Sao Tome very close indeed to being an island country spanning all 4 hemispheres.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2017
Especially because "four" hemispheres is a contradiction in itself. There are only ever two hemispheres (hemi- meaning 'half'). This'd better be called four quarters of the Earth.
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Level 88
Jun 6, 2018
I cannot disagree more. There are 4 hemispheres--one for each of the compass points--divided by the Equator and Prime Meridian/180 longitude. In a 3D world, there really ought to be 6, using another dividing line of 90 E/90 W Longitude, but such a line adds little practical value (possibly a dividing line for where "East Asia" begins?).
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Level 73
Dec 12, 2018
'Four hemispheres' sounds wrong because hemi- means half: you can only have two halves of a whole. But the point is that the world is often divided into hemispheres in two different ways (the northern and southern hemispheres, and the western and eastern hemispheres), and in both cases Kiribati straddles the dividing line between the two hemispheres. So the question does make sense, though perhaps could be better worded.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
@plattitude that is like diving a circle, or anything basicly. The money on your bank account into 4 halves. You cant... if you half something you have two parts..
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Level 88
Aug 16, 2020
That's kind of a ridiculous statement, of course I can. There's the half in my account that I earned, and the half my wife did. There's also the half that is available to spend, and the half that is emergency use only. There's the half that will go to my favorite child when I die, and the half that the rest will have to go through an elaborate series of riddles to claim a share of...

What you're trying to say is that you can't have four mutually exclusive halves, but no one is claiming the hemispheres are that.
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2017
And by the way, that's two clues for Kiribati.
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2017
Alexander was born in Pella. Pella is an ancient city located in Central Macedonia, Greece, best known as the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon in the time of Alexander the Great. On the site of the ancient city is the Archaeological Museum of Pella. Wikipedia
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Level 80
Sep 26, 2017
The region of Macedonia within the modern nation-state of Greece is not the Republic of Macedonia, located immediately to the north.
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Level 74
Jul 4, 2020
Therefore this question probably needs replacing now (or the clue more fine-tuned to match North Macedonia - maybe "Birthplace of Mother Teresa"?). When the country was called "Macedonia" the clue would have made sense, but there would be no misconception that Alexander was born in North Macedonia.
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Level 80
Jul 12, 2020
I'm sure there are still some people who wouldn't know that, even with "North" tacked on to the name.
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Level 48
Sep 15, 2017
could norwegian become accepted for Norway?
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Level 64
Sep 15, 2017
There isn't a country called Norwegian...
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2017
I'm so proud of myself, I only needed to look up 2 to get 100 :D
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Level 52
Oct 17, 2018
it never ceases to amaze me why people "look things up"... it's another form of self delusion AKA cheating
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
Cheating yes, and screwing with the statistics for other people definitely! But self delusion, in this case i would have to disagree. In both cases you say ah there are two answers i dont know the answers to, let me look it up. In one case during and the other after. As long as you know for yourself how well,or not, you did on your own..

only if you claim/tell yourself that you knew them all it is delusion. Otherwise there isnt much difference in studying the things you áfter you took it the first time and thên retaking it. Or do you think if you retake a quiz you are delusional aswell?

still it screws with the statistics, so please people just retake quizzes if you want perfect scores. (Btw it is a whole other scenario if you look everything up without trying and testing your knowledge to the limit first. There is absolutely no sense in that)

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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019

ow and i wonder,do you think (random) guesses are better. Is it cheating trying more than once per question? (Is a genuine question, not sarcastic or rhetorical). Most people dont look up stuff (unless you ask a cynic, they think 90 % of the people cheat, because they scored low themselves..) but i dont think there is a single person on jetpunk that didnt try an answer they werent 100% about on a quiz. So it is not knowledge then but guessing. (In some cases not even educated guesses, but like typing all the european countries for a european question)

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Level 78
Oct 6, 2020
I don't like cheating (even though I have a few times) and it messes with the stats, but it's up to each person to decide what is cheating and what isn't, or if one even cares. These are my personal rules. Cheating: Looking up any answer I don't know while taking the quiz (or asking my husband.) I admit to having done the latter a few times on sports quizzes. Mining the comments for answers. Reading over the clues and thinking of answers before clicking Start. (I've done it. I'm not proud of it.) Writing down answers before retaking a quiz. Not cheating: Looking up a spelling as long as I know the word but just can't get the right spelling - Schwarzenegger, for example. Typing random answers or guessing. Retaking a quiz immediately after taking one. It helps me imprint answers on my brain and it has nothing to do with boosting my points. Okay, okay, I like getting the full five points, but it also helps me remember so this one is both. Agree/disagree? Do you care?
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Level 80
Oct 8, 2020
Depends on my mood. Sometimes I'll do none of the things ander described even if I don't know all the answers. Sometimes I'll do some. Most common for me are looking up spellings when I'm sure I know the answer just to check if I'm typing it in wrong, scrolling through the comments if there's still time left on the timer and it's a quiz with a bunch of answers to type in, or if it's a quiz I've taken multiple times and am trying to master I might look at the answers or ones I've missed in the past and try to memorize them and then take the quiz again (which does not affect the stats). I've never written answers down except when I was trying to memorize all the country capitals. I sometimes ask my mom if she's in the room. I don't care what anyone else does. Whatever is fun for you.
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Level 80
Oct 8, 2020
though, in the case of this quiz, I found it super easy and didn't have to look up or even hesitate on any answer..
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Level 80
Oct 8, 2020
and to respond directly to stone - for some people looking up things you don't know is an effective way to learn something. It's not like we're competing for prizes here or anything.
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Level 73
Oct 8, 2020
I agree with ander mostly, except that I only look up spellings when I know a correct alternative/foreign language spelling, and usually let a day pass before taking a quiz aga in. But yeah, it's up to each person.
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Level 44
Oct 23, 2017
I would never have been able to guess the one about the Sultan of Brunei if not for Mickey Pearce.
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Level 53
Mar 22, 2019
Could use another minute...
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Level 33
Oct 23, 2020
Maybe change it to "Suffered a MAGNITUDE 9.0 earthquake in 2011"