South Korea Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about South Korea?
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Last updated: May 17, 2020
First submittedMarch 14, 2014
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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
As of 2017, South Korea ranks #1
in the world for the speed of its ...
Internet
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Most popular spectator sport
Baseball
Korean martial art and Olympic sport
Taekwondo
Self-proclaimed religious messiah
who died in 2012
Sun Myung Moon
Sea to the east
Sea of Japan /
East Sea
Sea to the west
Yellow Sea
Currency of South Korea
Won
Largest island
Jeju
Largest auto-makers
Hyundai
Kia
Rap video by Psy about a wealthy
district of the capital
Gangnam Style
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Level 79
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 74
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 79
Jun 25, 2014
Bibimbap is great. Not as delicious as bulgogi but probably healthier and still quite tasty.
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Level 64
Mar 25, 2019
What's wrong with you? Bibimbap looks and tastes great!!
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Level 70
May 19, 2020
You never even tried it? I'm not a huge fan of it to be honest, but it's alright. Why would you not even try it? It's not exactly an exotic, crazy food or anything.
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Level 70
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 78
May 17, 2020
dmz worked for me. (thanks, QM)
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Level 85
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 52
Jun 25, 2014
I second that.
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Level 32
Jun 25, 2014
Me too
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Level 76
Sep 10, 2015
yeah!
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Level 63
Jun 25, 2014
Would also be great if there were spellings for Gangnam. I tried Gangam, Gagnam, Gongnam.
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Level 78
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 79
Jun 26, 2014
Have spent several nights in Gangnam before...
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Level 43
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 79
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 60
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 17
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 79
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 65
Aug 15, 2019
Please accept other spellings for the surnames, such as Gim, Li, Ri, Yi, I, Pak, Bak.
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Level 67
May 25, 2020
Gimli? That gives me very interesting images :)

(Like a nunchuk/nanchaku wielding dwarf called Kim Lee instead of Gimli)

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Level 62
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 75
Aug 15, 2019
Great quiz.
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Level 43
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 59
Sep 20, 2019
I got "Kim" when tried to type "kimchi". :D
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Level 19
Nov 24, 2019
But east sea is not japan sea. i'm korean so i'm very angry for that word
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Level 76
May 17, 2020
It's a geographical feature, they often have more than one name. The sea isn't even wholly part of South Korea.
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Level 70
May 19, 2020
Like the Irish sea. I'm British and have never heard a Brit complain about the name before. I've never heard a French person complain about the English Channel either.
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Level 60
May 30, 2020
If you appose "East Sea" to Japan Sea, you should appose "West Sea" to Yellow Sea too. Because both "East Sea" and "West Sea" is no more than Korean local naming.
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Level 17
Jun 3, 2020
This was easy.