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Country Superlatives Quiz

For each category, name the country that is #1.
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  • (†) Fertility rate does not include Vatican City
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Nov 26, 2015
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Category
Country
Most FIFA World Cups
Highest population
Most international tourists
Most wild tigers
Biggest economy (GDP, nominal)
Highest military spending (% of GDP)
Northernmost capital city
Largest land area
Tallest building
Highest waterfall
Category
Country
Most languages spoken
Least densely populated
Most land mines
Most Spanish speakers
Lowest elevation on land
Lowest fertility rate †
Tallest average height (people)
Most islands
Fewest international visitors
Most AIDS-related deaths (2014)
Answer Stats
Category
Country
% Correct
Your %
+1
level 73
Nov 6, 2013
good quiz. Missed Egypt and Singapore, along with almost everybody else.
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level 61
Jun 29, 2014
Me too, but I guessed Nauru for fewest international visitors after first trying N Korea. This is a great quiz.
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level 28
Jan 30, 2015
I did exactly the same thing!
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level 50
Dec 3, 2015
I did half of this. Unfortunately the wrong half.
+2
level 65
Apr 8, 2016
I didn't end up getting nauru. but I guessed north Korea first. It just seems like they aren't very welcoming
+1
level 52
Aug 25, 2017
+1 for North Korea
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level 34
Mar 18, 2017
also guessed north korea! what is up with people not wanting to travel there?
+1
level 37
Jun 15, 2017
You are kidding
+1
level 53
Oct 18, 2017
Yes he is
+1
level 37
Jun 15, 2017
I got Singapore, I just came from the lowest fertility quiz
+1
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 24
Nov 6, 2013
Seriously, how did anyone guess Nauru?
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level 73
Nov 6, 2013
I first guessed North Korea because they're a very closed off country and hostile to foreigners. When that didn't work, other countries that partially fit that bill like Iran don't make sense because I know they get tourists anyway. So, apart from countries in an active state of war like Syria and Afghanistan and Somalia, the next most logical step would be small isolated countries that are very hard to get to, not close to any tourist source countries, and don't advertise. Most Pacific island nations fit that bill.
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level 26
Aug 23, 2014
I tried most pacific island nations. I just forgot to try that one.
+1
level 71
Jun 18, 2014
For me it was a complete shot in the dark, I just thought of places there was no reason to visit. Nauru is a small rock covered in bird poo - not your traditional holiday destination...
+1
level 60
Nov 12, 2015
I literally just took the "Countries with the Fewest Tourists" (or similar title) quiz about half an hour ago. Never would have guessed it otherwise.
+1
level 60
Jan 3, 2016
It was my first guess but I have no idea where it came from, I was pretty surprised. It might have come up in a quiz a long time ago.
+1
level 63
Jan 22, 2016
that was my first guess.
+1
level 66
Mar 15, 2016
I tried Yemen, then Syria ....... can't imagine any great queue to go their.
+1
level 37
Jun 15, 2017
I tried Moldova
+1
level 47
Nov 15, 2017
maybe they live there
+1
level 55
Jul 18, 2018
Small island nowhere. First thought Palau then Nauru.
+1
level 44
Nov 6, 2013
Source?
+1
level ∞
Nov 6, 2013
Various. Mostly Wikipedia via CIA World Factbook.
+3
level 46
Nov 6, 2013
i kept trying to type in reykjavik when all i had to do was type iceland... still got a 15/20
+1
level 37
Nov 6, 2013
Same!
+1
level 43
Nov 11, 2013
Me too. But then capital city misled me.
+1
level 74
Apr 13, 2014
The question is misleading, even if the quiz is about countries :3.
+1
level 57
Dec 3, 2015
Yea that sucks, I typed Reykjavik too. They should take that as an answer.
+1
level 73
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.
+1
level 56
Dec 3, 2015
I did the same thing. Poorly worded question.
+1
level 68
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.
+1
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.
+1
level ∞
Nov 8, 2013
Put a note saying "(people)".
+1
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 37
Nov 9, 2013
Last I checked, Iceland is not a city. So when you word your question as "Northernmost capital city," it suggests that it is a city you're looking for. Not a country. If you wanted the answer to be a country, you would word it "Country with the northernmost capital."
+2
level ∞
Nov 9, 2013
"Highest waterfall" isn't a country either, last I checked. I do not like to write clue that are unnecessarily long.
+2
level 73
Nov 9, 2013
The directions clearly say "name the country"
+2
level 73
Dec 3, 2015
I was typing Reykjavik, too, wondering why it wasn't accepted. Then I read the title again. I really should learn to read the directions first.
+2
level 68
Jun 11, 2016
QM, do not give this any thought or expend worry over it. The Iceland clue is perfect as is.
+1
level 32
Nov 16, 2013
It's not easy being short in The Netherlands, trust me..
+2
level 73
Nov 23, 2013
It's not easy being extremely tall almost everywhere else. Trust me...
+1
level 60
Jan 10, 2014
great quiz!
+1
level 58
Jan 28, 2014
19/20 only miss Singapore
+1
level 46
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.
+2
level 59
Dec 3, 2015
Dead Sea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea
+1
level 56
Mar 22, 2017
It will be in a couple of years...
+1
level 55
Jul 18, 2018
Nope. Think that one through.
+2
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!
+2
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.
+1
level 64
May 12, 2017
Yes, billions not millions.
+1
level 50
Nov 11, 2014
Missed Egypt, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Singapore.
+1
level 6
Apr 24, 2015
How does Nauru have fewer international visitor than North Korea?
+2
level 50
Oct 21, 2015
It's a country 21 square kilometres in area surrounded by ocean. Even North Korea is easier to access.
+2
level 64
May 12, 2017
Many people visit the DPRK via China. Nauru, however, is much more difficult to access since it's smaller.
+1
level 60
Apr 24, 2015
Hard to believe the Vatican doesn't have the lowest fertility rate.
+1
level 57
Aug 29, 2015
Doesn't include Vatican (says in the instructions)
+1
level 33
May 13, 2015
WOAH! MOre languages spoken in PNG than CHina? AMAZING!
+1
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.
+1
level 56
Sep 9, 2015
The Australian government is doing a good job at correcting Nauru's lack of international visitors.
+1
level 55
Feb 3, 2016
came here just for this
+1
level 73
Oct 21, 2015
The "s" in AIDS should be capitalized. All four letters are part of the acronym.
+1
level 58
Dec 3, 2015
Egypt number #1 in landmines. I had no idea.
+2
level 67
Dec 3, 2015
Really surprising. I tried Laos and Cambodia.
+1
level 54
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.
+1
level 68
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.
+1
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.
+1
level 68
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".)
+1
level 28
Dec 3, 2015
I put "Reykjavik" But the answer was Iceland -_-
+1
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 :(
+2
level 68
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!
+1
level 55
Jul 18, 2018
Most Jetpunkers would get escorted off the Jeopardy set. Quizmaster probably wishes he were Alex Trebek sometimes.
+1
level 16
Dec 3, 2015
Surely Vatican has a lower fertility rate?
+1
level 32
Dec 3, 2015
Lowest fertility rate = Vatican ... obviously ! :)
+1
level ∞
Dec 4, 2015
Maybe. There are married women who are residents of the Vatican. Since fertility is often measured in child/woman, the fertility rate of the Vatican might be quite high.
+1
level ∞
Dec 4, 2015
Maybe. There are married women who are residents of the Vatican. Since fertility is often measured in children/woman, the fertility rate of the Vatican might be quite high.
+1
level 66
Mar 15, 2016
How many married women and children live in the Vatican?
+1
level 50
Dec 3, 2015
Only missed Singapore. Nice quiz!
+1
level 56
Dec 3, 2015
More sequels of this please!! thanks :)
+1
level 33
Dec 3, 2015
how does the vatican not have the lowest fertility rate?
+1
level 7
Dec 4, 2015
finished with 2 seconds left
+1
level 28
Dec 9, 2015
By "land mine" I didn't know whether it was ore mining or bombs.
+1
level 67
Jan 3, 2016
Are condoms against the catholic religion
+1
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".
+1
level 54
Jul 28, 2016
Thought for sure AIDs would be South Africa.
+2
level 54
Aug 16, 2016
Complete brainfart and was trying to get the city, not country, for northernmost capital city. *facepalm*
+2
level 58
Aug 18, 2016
Yep, I kept putting Reykjavik, and also Angel Falls. Oh man! I seriously need to read the title!
+2
level 54
Sep 12, 2016
This quiz is broken! I tried Reykjavik, Burj Khalifia then Angel Falls and none of them were excepted!! wait... it's country superlatives...? um... nvm...
+1
level 66
Sep 27, 2016
I would think Vatican City would have the lowest fertility rate.
+1
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!
+1
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.
+2
level ∞
May 12, 2017
They are, however, the country with the highest % of land area below sea level.
+1
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
+1
level 37
May 15, 2018
Iceland is not a capital city. Just sayin
+1
level 55
Jul 18, 2018
So jus' saith all others unto thee, "Read. The. Quiz. Title. Just. Once."
+1
level 35
Jul 18, 2018
Missed North Korea because I tried dprk instead of north korea
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level 55
Jul 18, 2018
Can the Dutch circle jump as high as the Masai though?
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