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South Korea Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about South Korea?
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First submittedMarch 14, 2014
Last updatedJune 10, 2019
Times taken15,716
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Capital city
Seoul
Second most populous urban area
Busan
Largest corporation
Samsung
Most common family names
Kim
Lee
Park
Strip of land between South Korea
and North Korea
Demilitarized
Zone
Korean dish whose name
means "mixed rice"
Bibimbap
Korean fermented cabbage
Kimchi
Video game that has been
played professionally since 2002
Starcraft
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Answer
Korean martial art and Olympic sport
Taekwondo
Self-proclaimed religious messiah
who died in 2012
Sun Myung Moon
Largest island
Jeju
Sea to the east
Sea of Japan /
East Sea
Sea to the west
Yellow Sea
Currency
Won
Largest auto-makers
Hyundai
Kia
Rapper who once held the record
for the most-viewed YouTube video
Psy
District of the capital he rapped about
Gangnam
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level 77
Jun 25, 2014
I used to live in Korea and the Sea of Japan answer was easy because I've looked at maps before that weren't printed in Korea. Only thing I missed was the messiah question.
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level 45
Jun 25, 2014
Me too. I loved the Starcraft question though!
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level 72
Jun 25, 2014
only one i missed was bibimbap...never ate that crap when i lived there...looks awful...couldnt spell it or i would have got 100 percent...knew the moon dude because i knew people that went to his uni...wasnt far from the uni i attended
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level 77
Jun 25, 2014
Bibimbap is great. Not as delicious as bulgogi but probably healthier and still quite tasty.
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level 56
Mar 25, 2019
What's wrong with you? Bibimbap looks and tastes great!!
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level 67
Jun 25, 2014
Any chance of accepting "demilitarised" with an s? Not all of us spell things the AmericaniSed way you know.
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level ∞
Jun 25, 2014
Okay
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level 83
Jun 25, 2014
Needs a bit more leniency on the spelling of tae kwan do... and yes, I know I spelled that wrong.
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level 51
Jun 25, 2014
I second that.
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level 33
Jun 25, 2014
Me too
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level 76
Sep 10, 2015
yeah!
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level 64
Jun 25, 2014
Would also be great if there were spellings for Gangnam. I tried Gangam, Gagnam, Gongnam.
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level 76
Jun 25, 2014
I know what you mean....I typed Gangman. Knew what song was being referred to but never knew what they were actually saying!
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level 77
Jun 26, 2014
Have spent several nights in Gangnam before...
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level 42
Aug 15, 2019
Ever make it out to a club called Octagon? Not sure if it was around when you were there
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level 77
Aug 15, 2019
I don't think so. Usually when I was in Gangnam it was to hang out with friends at restaurants or shopping areas. Sometimes visited An-mas there. The clubs I went to were in Hongdae, Sinchon, Yongsan, Itaewon, or local places close to where I lived in Gwangmyeong/Cheolsan. The only ones I remember names for were located in Hongdae, 2 clubs called Tinpan and Tinpan 2.
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level 36
Jul 20, 2014
I was able to get Sun Myung Moon by typing in Ban Ki-moon. Haha!
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level 16
Oct 8, 2015
starcraft since 1999.
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level 59
Aug 13, 2016
Didn't remember how to Spell Bibimbap, and for some reason Taekwondo didn't work, and I positively typed it in correctly.
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level 65
Nov 20, 2016
I forgot which Korea this was and kept trying Kim Jung Il for the messiah question since he died around that time. I realized my mistake, but still didn't know the answer.
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level 59
Sep 14, 2017
Gangnam style is no longer the most viewed video on youtube (Despacito has more now)
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level 62
May 22, 2018
Yes. Gangnam Style has not even close to the amount of views Despacito has. The word "all-time" makes this question even less correct. At least say "previous".
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level ∞
May 23, 2018
This important new information is now reflected in the quiz.
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level 16
Jan 14, 2019
please change the thing 'sea of Japan'. It is absolutely the Korean territory, and it's actual name should be 'the East Sea'. Japan claims that it is Sea of Japan, and many maps were written as Sea of Japan, but it is absolutely not true.
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level 22
Jan 27, 2019
I agree
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level 53
May 16, 2019
Why don’t you claim the same for Yellow Sea = “West Sea”?
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level 77
Aug 15, 2019
How did you determine this absolutely? Does Korea have absolute authority over what everyone else must call international bodies of water?
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level 61
Aug 15, 2019
Please accept other spellings for the surnames, such as Gim, Li, Ri, Yi, I, Pak, Bak.
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level 47
Aug 15, 2019
Please accept the spelling “Pak” or “Bak” / “Yi” or “I” since it is the official romanisation of the Korean surnames, the spelling “Park” for the pronunciation and the “Lee” has many adaptations, of which it changed to “I” around 1910-1945 Japanese annexation period. Other than that, it’s a great quiz overall. Thanks for making a South Korean quiz
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level 72
Aug 15, 2019
Great quiz.
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level 31
Aug 15, 2019
Was stationed in Seoul for a year and half my company was composed of local KATUSA soldiers (Republic of Korea Army soldiers attached to American units). In the USA we use our family name to distinguish eachother. It was a little bit more difficult with the KATUSAs because probably most of them had the same name.
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level 58
Sep 20, 2019
I got "Kim" when tried to type "kimchi". :D