Country Superlatives - Top 2

For each selected category, name one of the two highest ranking countries.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: June 30, 2020
First submittedJanuary 22, 2017
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Category
Top 2 Countries
Highest GDP
China | United States
Coldest average temperature
Canada | Russia
Most wine production
Italy | Spain
Most coffee production
Brazil | Vietnam
Highest life expectancy
Monaco | Japan |
Singapore
Highest GDP per km2
Monaco | Singapore
Most olive oil production
Spain | Italy
Most diamond gem production
Russia | Botswana
Most wild tigers
India | Russia
Closest to the South Pole
(not including territories)
Chile | Argentina
Category
Top 2 Countries
Most beer production per capita
Czech Republic | Ireland
Lowest population density
Mongolia | Namibia
Most recently independent
South Sudan | Kosovo
Most camels (domesticated)
Somalia | Sudan
Highest % of Muslims (Europe)
Kosovo | Albania
Most palm oil production
Indonesia | Malaysia
Most sheep per capita
Mongolia | New Zealand
Most crude oil production (Africa)
Nigeria | Angola
Most sub 2:10 marathon runners
Kenya | Ethiopia
Highest % of population aged
65 and older
Japan | Italy
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Level 63
Jan 22, 2017
Five stars!
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Level 72
Jan 23, 2017
Agreed. Terrific quiz.
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Level 62
Jan 23, 2017
Ditto!
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2017
Yeah! But I can't give stars on mobile :/
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Level 64
Jan 22, 2017
I think Montenegro was independent much later than East Timor. East Timor gained independence in 2002 whilst Montenegro gained independence in 2006, after a referendum.
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2017
Kosovo too: 2008
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Level 61
Jan 22, 2017
And technically Serbia because before Montenegro it was Serbia and Montenegro.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2017
Changed it to Kosovo, thanks!
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2017
Nice, giving two possibilities makes it more enjoyable!
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Level 61
Jan 22, 2017
Yeah If it were just the top one I would have missed half of these
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Level 65
Jan 23, 2017
Interesting that the pairs for % population over 65 and highest life expectancy are not the same.
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Level 68
Jan 26, 2017
Italy used to be third and it's still very high in the lists
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Level 71
May 23, 2017
Birth rates have a lot to do with it
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2020
Also interesting: there's a 13% gap of people who got it right between the two questions. I got the first one with Japan, figured I'd try Japan again for the second one. Waddaya know, it worked!
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Level 52
Jul 15, 2020
Maybe some ran out of time between them?
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2017
The palm oil question was the only one where I had to think a bit. Nice quiz though. A tougher one would be nice!
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Level 68
Jan 26, 2017
One of a few Italycentric quiz, great to see we have a couple "superlatives" :-)
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Level 80
May 23, 2017
Both easy and fun! Always love a quiz that references my country of residence!
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Level 80
May 23, 2017
Most of these were easy but the camels one took me forever... Somalia??
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Level 62
Jul 15, 2020
Same, I guessed basically every country in the Middle East and even a few other Asian ones (China? Mongolia?) before getting Sudan.
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2020
Sudan actually makes sense to me. Somalia is much smaller in terms of population, its economy, etc.
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Level 78
May 23, 2017
I got highest percentage over age 65, but missed highest life expectancy. Duh, should have realized it might be the same country.
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Level 82
May 23, 2017
Five stars. I spent a good two minutes on the first question. I was thinking per capita and tried every middle eastern, European micrornation and banking centric country I could think of. Then I thought I might as try my home country because by some measures it ranks pretty highly. When I saw the other answer I slapped myself in the head when I realized it was total GDP.
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Level 35
May 23, 2017
fu***** camels ;-)
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Level 56
May 23, 2017
Because everyone should know which countries produce the most palm oil and olive oil
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Level 80
May 23, 2017
It's trivia. Bread and butter of quizzes for a long time now...
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2020
I don't know anything about palm oil, but I think it's common knowledge that olive oil is a Mediterranean specialty. Didn't take too long to get a right answer. Not every question demands that you know the answer. Sometimes you just need to approach it more generally and make educated guesses.
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Level 47
Jul 15, 2020
demand for palm oil (which seems to be used to make almost everything!) is what is killing orang utans.
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Level 69
Jul 15, 2020
Olive oil is easy. For palm oil, guessed countries with a palm-conducive climate, starting with the largest. Didn't take long.
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2020
I think Indonesia has been under scrutiny for a while for their destructive way of producing palm oil. Lots of people called for a Nutella boycott because of that.
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Level 41
May 23, 2017
Is Turkey not considered part of Europe for the purposes of this quiz?
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Level 60
May 24, 2017
No, because it's in Asia.
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Level 34
May 24, 2017
Can someone please explain to me how the percent correct does not go straight down the list as in the yellow box quizzes you must get the previous question correct in order to advance to the next question. I am asking how more people can get say for instance the fourth question correct than the amount that got the third question correct?
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Level 83
May 24, 2017
You don't have to go straight down the list. You can click on any of the blank boxes or move the arrow keys and start anywhere you like.
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Level 51
May 25, 2017
If you don't know the question Press down arrow and go to the next one
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2020
You can also press Tab.
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Level 58
Nov 7, 2017
And of COURSE Ireland's superlative is beer production.
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Level 43
Nov 22, 2017
more time, I missed 3 because i ran out of time
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Level 35
Mar 2, 2020
have you realized that the most and least densely populated countries start with mo?
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Level 56
Jun 18, 2020
Please accept NZ!
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Level 56
Jun 30, 2020
NZ still not accepted for the Sheep question.
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Level ∞
Jun 30, 2020
Fixed
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Level 72
Jul 15, 2020
I wonder if the Vatican shouldn't be leading the ranking of countries with the highest % of population 65 or older (given there are no births). Perhaps is one of those statistics with no data for the Vatican?
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2020
I'm guessing with all the Swiss guards and others many of them will still be below 65.
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2020
Are the Swiss guards residents? Or do they just come in for work?
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Level 89
Jul 15, 2020
Swiss Guards live in Vatican City, with their families, including kids.
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Level 56
Jul 15, 2020
Love it, got 100% after about a minute on the camel question.
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Level 49
Jul 15, 2020
100% in 47 seconds!
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Level 59
Jul 16, 2020
Need a part 2!
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Level 26
Jul 20, 2020
Kosovo independence is not recognized