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Country Superlatives Quiz #1

For each category, name the country that is #1.
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Fertility rate does not include Vatican City
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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Category
Country
Most FIFA World Cups
Brazil
Highest population
China
Most international tourists
France
Most wild tigers
India
Biggest economy (GDP, nominal)
United States
Highest military spending
(% of GDP)
North Korea
Northernmost capital city
Iceland
Largest land area
Russia
Highest waterfall
Venezuela
Least densely populated
Mongolia
Category
Country
Most languages spoken
Papua New Guinea
Most land mines
Egypt
Most Spanish speakers
Mexico
Tallest building
United Arab Emirates
Lowest elevation on land
Israel / Jordan
Most AIDS-related deaths (2014)
Nigeria
Tallest average height (people)
Netherlands
Lowest fertility rate
Singapore
Most islands
Indonesia
Fewest international visitors
Nauru
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level 73
Nov 6, 2013
good quiz. Missed Egypt and Singapore, along with almost everybody else.
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level 37
Jun 15, 2017
I got Singapore, I just came from the lowest fertility quiz
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level 56
Nov 6, 2013
I thought the tallest average height referred to elevation (but I guess it would have said elevation)
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level 48
Nov 6, 2013
i kept trying to type in reykjavik when all i had to do was type iceland... still got a 15/20
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level 37
Nov 6, 2013
Same!
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level 43
Nov 11, 2013
Me too. But then capital city misled me.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2014
The question is misleading, even if the quiz is about countries :3.
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level 58
Dec 3, 2015
Yea that sucks, I typed Reykjavik too. They should take that as an answer.
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level 74
Dec 3, 2015
I did the same thing. I own my mistake, but I'm wondering if it'd help to say, "Has the northernmost capital city" to prevent confusion.
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level 69
Jun 11, 2016
Seriously? When the title (and all the other answers) makes it clear that the answers are countries? The question is worded exactly fine.
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level 55
Feb 19, 2018
Mark me down as another one pounding Reykjavik into my keyboard and blaming the quiz for my ineptitude.
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level 66
Sep 9, 2018
Me too
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level 59
Nov 7, 2013
After I saw the answer for "Tallest Average Height" was the Netherlands I was stunned. It took me at least 2 minutes trying to figure out why that was wrong to understand that you wanted the tallest average height of the citizens and not the tallest average elevation, which would put the Netherlands close to the bottom.
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level ∞
Nov 8, 2013
Put a note saying "(people)".
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level 31
Nov 8, 2013
I don't care what the CIA says, America has more tigers than any other country on the planet. Fact. Look it up.
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level ∞
Nov 8, 2013
Changed the clue to "most wild tigers".
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level 32
Nov 16, 2013
It's not easy being short in The Netherlands, trust me..
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level 73
Nov 23, 2013
It's not easy being extremely tall almost everywhere else. Trust me...
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level 60
Jan 10, 2014
great quiz!
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level 45
May 11, 2014
Pretty amazed I got Nauru. Got a bit confused about the lowest elevation one, as far as I was aware, I thought it was the Maldives.
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level 60
Dec 3, 2015
Dead Sea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea
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level 57
Mar 22, 2017
It will be in a couple of years...
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level 57
Jul 18, 2018
Nope. Think that one through.
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level 70
Jul 11, 2014
To put the "highest military expenditure" in perspective, North Korea spends around 6 billion dollars, and the US, the highest total spender, spends 640 billion dollars!
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level 23
Jul 28, 2014
Billion or Million. 640 Billion is a lot and if so. No wonder they have a multi trillion dollar dept.
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level 64
May 12, 2017
Yes, billions not millions.
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level 50
Nov 11, 2014
Missed Egypt, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Singapore.
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level 60
Apr 24, 2015
Hard to believe the Vatican doesn't have the lowest fertility rate.
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level 57
Aug 29, 2015
Doesn't include Vatican (says in the instructions)
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level 33
May 13, 2015
WOAH! MOre languages spoken in PNG than CHina? AMAZING!
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level 60
Dec 3, 2015
Africa, America and Oceania (incl PNG) probably have a lot fewer languages spoken. The reason is a lot of those languages are actually dialects, but we haven't done enough research on the languages to determine which ones. Though, since we don't know for sure, let's consider the official estimates correct.
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level 57
Sep 9, 2015
The Australian government is doing a good job at correcting Nauru's lack of international visitors.
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level 55
Feb 3, 2016
came here just for this
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level 74
Oct 21, 2015
The "s" in AIDS should be capitalized. All four letters are part of the acronym.
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level 58
Dec 3, 2015
Egypt number #1 in landmines. I had no idea.
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level 67
Dec 3, 2015
Really surprising. I tried Laos and Cambodia.
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level 53
Dec 3, 2015
Couldn't think of Egypt either, though I guess it makes sense considering it's a rather large country. The number of landmines per square mile is much higher for countries such as Cambodia and Bosnia.
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level 69
Dec 3, 2015
What is the source for highest people? According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Average_height_around_the_world Bosnia is just 'higher' than Netherlands, although I don't really understand the data as Netherlands appears at least 4 times.
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level 57
Dec 3, 2015
Three of those four have been "self-reported" or "estimated". The lower one has been measured accurately. Mexico seems to a tad higher than Bosnia, but that's only central so you can't really rely on that.
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level 69
Jun 11, 2016
Anecdotally, when I was in Bosnia, I do remember that everyone seemed particularly tall! Then again, so have all the Dutch people I've ever known. Maybe because I'm 4' 11". ;-) (Just kidding about that last part! I'm a reasonably-tall-for-woman 5' 7".)
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level 28
Dec 3, 2015
I put "Reykjavik" But the answer was Iceland -_-
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level 53
Dec 3, 2015
Good quiz, it didnt accept Reykjavik, so I moved on and came back to it at the end.. had 45 seconds left, was trying all the capital cities and it wouldn't work. Quiz timed out and I remembered its' looking for a country name not city! So 19/20 for my stupidity :(
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level 69
Jun 11, 2016
Thank you, smart person, for graciously realizing you had a brain fart, rather than attacking the QM for giving a "wrong" clue, like the dozen other comments in here that did!
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level 57
Jul 18, 2018
Most Jetpunkers would get escorted off the Jeopardy set. Quizmaster probably wishes he were Alex Trebek sometimes.
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level 16
Dec 3, 2015
Surely Vatican has a lower fertility rate?
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level 50
Dec 3, 2015
Only missed Singapore. Nice quiz!
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level 56
Dec 3, 2015
More sequels of this please!! thanks :)
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level 33
Dec 3, 2015
how does the vatican not have the lowest fertility rate?
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level 28
Dec 9, 2015
By "land mine" I didn't know whether it was ore mining or bombs.
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level 67
Jan 3, 2016
Are condoms against the catholic religion
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level 66
Feb 3, 2016
The Pope has said that "it was acceptable to use a prophylactic (condom) when the sole intention was to “reduce the risk of infection” from Aids".
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level 54
Aug 16, 2016
Complete brainfart and was trying to get the city, not country, for northernmost capital city. *facepalm*
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level 58
Aug 18, 2016
Yep, I kept putting Reykjavik, and also Angel Falls. Oh man! I seriously need to read the title!
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level 66
Sep 27, 2016
I would think Vatican City would have the lowest fertility rate.
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level 49
Oct 28, 2016
There is something very ironic about listing Nauru as the lowest number of international visitors, considering that Australia dumps its refugees there!
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level 66
Nov 25, 2016
Australia is spending over a Billion (1,000,000,000) Dollars yearly on the Refugee problem. The majority of "REFUGEES" come from Iran, why Iranians feel fit to call themselves refugees beggars belief. The average costs of "refugees" paying people smugglers and boat owners is $10,000. Although the media show women and children as refugees, by far the majority of so called refugees are fit and able young men. Any other country that is feeling sorry for these young blokes should speak up, I'm sure Australia wont' mind sending a few thousand.
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level 33
Nov 26, 2016
The only reason I got Singapore is because I am from there, and quite surprised that times have changed since my schooling days. Uganda used to be the AIDS place, Cambodia used to have lots of land mines, and could have sworn Netherlands had the lowest elevation because of its name...
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level 64
May 12, 2017
The Netherlands have an ironic name, considering they aren't the country with the lowest elevation.
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level ∞
May 12, 2017
They are, however, the country with the highest % of land area below sea level.
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level 44
May 23, 2017
According tp Wikipedia,Finland has 179,000 islands and Indonesia only has about 18,000 islands. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland#Geography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_Indonesia
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level 38
May 15, 2018
Iceland is not a capital city. Just sayin
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level 57
Jul 18, 2018
So jus' saith all others unto thee, "Read. The. Quiz. Title. Just. Once."
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level 38
Jul 18, 2018
Missed North Korea because I tried dprk instead of north korea
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level 57
Jul 18, 2018
Can the Dutch circle jump as high as the Masai though?
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level 66
Sep 9, 2018
They don't have to ....... they are already up there.
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level 57
Sep 9, 2018
Doesn't Vatican City have the lowest fertility rate?