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Country Superlatives Quiz #2

For each category, name the country that is #1.
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Last updated: November 19, 2023
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First submittedNovember 3, 2013
Times taken51,264
Average score70.0%
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Category
Country
Largest nuclear arsenal
Russia
Most exports
China
Southernmost country
(excluding overseas territories)
Chile
Largest Catholic population
Brazil
Most immigrants
United States
Most densely populated
Monaco
Most national capitals
South Africa
Largest Muslim population
Indonesia
Most nuclear power (as a % of total)
France
Most wild tigers
India
Category
Country
Least precipitation on average
Egypt
Lowest population
Vatican City
Highest public debt (% of GDP)
Japan
Southernmost capital city
New Zealand
Most coastline
Canada
Most crude oil reserves
Venezuela
Most Winter Olympics medals
Norway
Most ascents of Mt. Everest
Nepal
Lowest record high temperature
Iceland
Most deaths from a single
tropical storm
Bangladesh
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Level 77
Nov 5, 2013
grrr Vatican! I tried all of the stupid pacific islands first. Could have SWORN that Nauru was the smallest. Didn't even dawn on me to try Vatican City.
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Level 58
Jan 13, 2014
Did exactly the same thing
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Level 67
May 15, 2014
Monaco is 2nd smallest.
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Level 62
Feb 10, 2017
You mean 7th? Vatican, Nauru, Tuvalu, Palau, San Marino, and Liechtenstein all have smaller populations than Monaco
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Level 58
Jul 10, 2017
I think he ment area
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Level 77
Feb 28, 2017
over 3 years later...I got Vatican City this time :-)
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Level 44
Aug 4, 2019
Congrats lol
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Level 61
Jan 10, 2014
It always makes me feel better about myself when I bomb a quiz yet get the hardest question right. Thanks Germany!
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2017
Germany has now been passed in solar power production by China. Impressive that they were #1 for so long, but I had to remove that question.
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Level 25
Jan 11, 2014
Monaco isn't actually a country, its a principality.
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Level 37
Jan 11, 2014
which is a type of country...
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Level 59
Jun 27, 2017
A principality is one type of country, as is a republic, kingdom, duchy
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Level 92
Aug 31, 2018
Duchy. As in an area ruled by a Duke or Duchess.
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Level 82
Nov 20, 2023
...yeah, and?
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Level 63
Feb 10, 2014
I always thought mesopotamia (Iraq) was the earliest human settlement
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Level 82
Apr 21, 2017
First civilization maybe, but they found older human traces in Ethiopia.
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2017
Very recently, they found even older human fossils in Morocco. Does that mean this question/answer has to be updated as well?
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Level 80
Jul 18, 2023
Yes, in Jebel Irhoud. This really should be updated after so long.
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Level 75
Jun 27, 2017
What tripped me up here was the word "settlement." Because of it, I kept trying the fertile crescent countries.
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Level 39
Jun 15, 2017
Azerbaijan had the first evidence of a fireplace
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2017
Really? That's cool!
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Level 82
Jun 27, 2017
I think the word "settlement" here is problematic. What constitutes settlement? Ethiopia was home to the first humans... but as far as I know definitely not the first human settlement. Agriculture was invented and the first human settlements followed in the area known as Mesopotamia or "the Hilly Flanks"- modern day Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey
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Level 86
Jun 2, 2018
I agree it's not immediately obvious what it means. Wiki defines it as simply, "a community in which people live." I don't think agriculture would be a prerequisite for that. Surely modern day hunter-gatherer societies would still have things considered settlements by that definition.
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2015
I always knew France and Germany were competitive in different ways to produce energy.....
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Level 75
Dec 15, 2016
20/20!!! this is probably my biggest jetpunk achievement yet :)
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Level 79
Nov 19, 2023
Look at you now!
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Level 63
Jun 27, 2017
great quiz, but needs waaaaay more time. come on man. we're not geniuses.
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2020
We're not?
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Level 93
Mar 30, 2021
News to me.
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Level 53
Jun 27, 2017
Surprised with myself how I answered amolst everything right on 1st try... It's somewhat unusual for me...
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2017
New Zealand is not an capital city and Bangladesh is much more dense as compared to Monaco
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Level 82
Mar 4, 2018
You've completely misunderstood the first question and completely wrong on the second point.
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Level 60
Jun 1, 2018
Oh, Sorry. I understood now
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Level 56
Jul 22, 2020
Please accept NZ for New Zealand!
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2023
19/20, just missed Norway somehow, I thought I tried it and I literally tried every other country in Europe it seems
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2023
Frankly surprised that Bahrain was not the country with the least precipitation on average...