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Smallest Things

Name these things that are smallest, shortest, or lowest.
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2013
Last updatedMarch 12, 2015
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Smallest bird species
Bee Hummingbird
Shortest month
February
Smallest element
Hydrogen
Element with the shortest name
Tin
Shortest U.S. President
James Madison
Smallest U.S. state by population
Wyoming
Smallest U.S. state by area
Rhode Island
Smallest country
Vatican City
Smallest country by population
to win the FIFA World Cup
Uruguay
Shortest NBA player all-time
Muggsy Bogues
Smallest planet
Mercury
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Smallest Starbucks coffee size
Short
Smallest city in the U.K. by population
St David's
Smallest state capital by population
Montpelier
Shortest Bible verse
Jesus wept
Book of the Bible with the shortest name
Job
U.S. President with shortest term
William Henry
Harrison
Lowest place by elevation (US)
Death Valley
Zodiac sign with the shortest name
Leo
Smallest wind instrument
(standard orchestra)
Piccolo
Lowest US Army rank
Private
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level 29
Jan 17, 2013
How did only 15% get Madison? I've known that my whole life.
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level 77
Jan 17, 2013
you knew that at birth? (or conception, depending on how you define life.)
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level 58
Apr 5, 2015
you are so americanized. I am vietnamese/korean and thank god i live in america. haha i was born here!
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level 71
Mar 14, 2014
You are aware that a lot of people taking these quiz aren't American, right?
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level 76
Aug 19, 2014
I'm just glad he was an early president. I started with Washington and typed names in order.
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level 76
Jun 3, 2015
That's how I guessed Montpelier. Lucky for me I started with Maine and not Alaska!
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level 56
Jun 3, 2015
I am dutch, never been to USA. So never heard of that president xd
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level 58
Jun 6, 2015
Oh excellent! Well, President Madison was the American leader who declared war on Great Britain in 1812 and effectively made a statement to the world that America was truly independent from the U.K. Just a cool fact about him. That's what I love about this site; getting to learn from people from other countries!
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level 77
Jul 19, 2018
The British were imposing sanctions against the USA as part of their ongoing war against the French, and also impressing American sailors into service in the British navy (basically kidnapping and enslaving US citizens and forcing them to risk their lives in naval warfare- certainly just cause to declare war! Can you imagine something like that happening today?)
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level 80
Aug 4, 2019
Well, I think our Dutch president, Martin Van Buren, was second-shortest.
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level 49
Jun 3, 2015
because I'm not from the USA
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level 17
Dec 1, 2015
Are you from Greenland then? (Just a guess!) :-D
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level 61
Apr 11, 2017
because the height of a President is very irrelevant
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level 66
Jan 9, 2018
That sounds like something a small fry would say
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level 35
Jun 3, 2017
Not only American doing this quiz...
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level 66
Oct 31, 2018
9/21 questions relate to USA. Unfair quiz.
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level 63
Apr 3, 2019
Because not everyone is American.
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level 56
Jan 17, 2013
Edward VIII ruled for 326 days from January-December 1936. Edward V had a shorter reign from April to June 1483, Giving him a shorter reign than Edward VIII.
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level ∞
Jan 19, 2013
Thanks for you correction. I removed that question.
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level 76
Jan 17, 2013
Wonder how many people guessed Pluto for smallest planet?
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level 77
Mar 13, 2013
I've also often mused that it would be interesting and revealing if there was some way to see wrong answers as well as right answers in percentages after taking each quiz.
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level 58
Jun 3, 2015
Oohhh...that would be very interesting and probably quite entertaining.
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level 76
Jan 4, 2016
That would be totally embarrassing for me. I'm often amazed at how silly some of my WAGs are.
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level 56
Nov 25, 2016
That would be so interesting! But unfortunately, it will be hard to measure, because of how the answers are given.
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level 77
Jul 19, 2018
They would have to change the site so that pressing "enter" was required to register an answer rather than having it happen automatically. One the one hand that would add an extra keystroke to ever answer, on the other hand it would end complaints from people about having to delete the "h" left over after typing in "Riyadh" or "Pittsburgh"
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level 13
Jun 5, 2015
i did and that was after guessing mercury and saturn
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level 25
Sep 5, 2017
I definitely said pluto
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level 18
Jan 18, 2013
Yay, I'm a Leo!
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level 38
May 10, 2014
less American-specific answers please )=
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level 55
May 12, 2014
Make your own quiz.
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level 77
Jun 3, 2015
Normally I'd call this needless nit-picking, but, on one question... lowest point... seems unnecessary to include (in the US) and make the answer Death Valley. The lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea, is at least as famous as Death Valley.
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level 41
Aug 17, 2014
Ugh, couldn't spell Muggsy, tried Mugsy, who knew it had two gg's??
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level 80
Dec 1, 2014
Just put Bogues!
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level 77
Jun 3, 2015
I think I tried Buggsy. I blame Space Jam.
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level 64
Jun 3, 2015
Blaming Space Jam is a legitimate excuse for many, many things.
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level 49
Feb 8, 2016
Blame the firewall. Everyone does. Wally does.
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level 45
Sep 19, 2014
Tried a plethora of oceanic countries, as well as Monaco, Liechtenstein, San Marino, etc. Didn't even think of Vatican City :(
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level 66
Oct 1, 2014
Only one I missed was the Starbucks one. Never been, never will go.
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level 77
Mar 29, 2015
Congratulations.
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level 73
Mar 18, 2015
Couldn't shortest month also be May?
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level 27
Jun 4, 2015
February has 28 days, whilst all other months have 30 or 31, including May. This is not true on leap years, however, when February has 29 days, still being the shortest month.
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level 76
Oct 9, 2015
I think s/he meant shortest as in the name is the shortest.
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level 73
Nov 23, 2016
Which isn't the question
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level 60
May 31, 2015
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the caption picture for the quiz a picture of the moon?
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level 59
Jun 3, 2015
Nope, it's Mercury. Search Mercury and Moon on Google (look at the grey pictures) and compare. The difference isn't large though.
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level 50
Jun 3, 2015
I just looked up the population for Montpelier... wtf
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level 68
Jun 3, 2015
I always thought May was the shortest month... must've lost my marbles again.
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level 62
Jun 3, 2015
Probably redundant suggesting that QM was looking for the fewest number of days, i.e., shortest in duration.
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level 62
Jun 3, 2015
Kestrana's comment aside, I think that question does indeed warrant indicating that it's asking for a U.S. state capital. Yes, I'm from the United States. By the way JaneLane, you're playing right into our hands by reaffirming us as 'Americans'. Thanks.
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level 44
Aug 22, 2015
Never had a "short" Starbucks. Its tall, grande and venti
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level 38
Mar 29, 2016
For shortest term ever, you might want to put david rice atchison. Before you complain he was not a president, LOOK HIM UP. He was president for only a day
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level 35
Aug 15, 2017
Whats an american ?
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level 65
Aug 1, 2018
pls specify it's a US state capital you're asking for, I got confused on that one.
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level 43
May 19, 2019
Only got 9/21. Most relate to the US which doesn't help for anyone who isn't american. Got St David which only got 6% so i'm happy with that at least. i'm Australian btw.
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level 44
Jun 22, 2019
Hold on a sec...I've never had a short from starbucks. It's always been tall, grande, venti...right?
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level ∞
Jun 23, 2019
You have to ask for it.