Vietnam Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about the country of Vietnam?
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Last updated: May 16, 2020
First submittedMarch 4, 2014
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Capital
Hanoi
Most populous city
Ho Chi Minh City
Former name of that city
Saigon
Peninsula on which Vietnam sits
Indochina
Countries which border Vietnam
China
Laos
Cambodia
Currency
Dong
Vietnamese New Year
Tet
Only political party
Communist Party
Second-most common religion,
after "Vietnamese folk religions"
Buddhism
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River that flows through the capital
Red
Major river that meets the sea
in southern Vietnam
Mekong
Country that colonized Vietnam
France
Family names that account
for almost 50% of the population
Nguyen
Tran
South Vietnamese insurgent group
that fought the U.S.
Viet Cong
What type of food is pho?
Soup
Picturesque bay composed of
about 2000 small islands
Hạ Long Bay
Staple crop
Rice
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Level 45
May 13, 2014
100%, I know more about Vietnam than I should.
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Level 73
Sep 15, 2016
Nothing wrong with knowing about Vietnam. 'Tis a fine country.
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Level 82
Jan 28, 2015
Wow, in most countries the female body part is the currency, not the male body part! ;)
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Level 7
Feb 15, 2018
good quiz vietnam is a good country in total but the only thing is it is not famous
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Level 83
Jul 16, 2020
Not famous according to whom? And why would that matter?
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Level 7
Feb 15, 2018
i know more than this about vietnam from india jetpunk can yu make more quizes like that
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Level 58
Aug 31, 2018
Can you accept Hồng Hà for the Red river? I had to think when it wasn't accepted
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Level ∞
May 16, 2020
Yes, that will work now.
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Level 62
Dec 11, 2019
I'm not sure if its good to say that buddism is the main religion. They have their own thing which is not really buddism or close.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Vietnam

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Level ∞
May 16, 2020
This has been amended.
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Level 86
May 16, 2020
Almost! I only missed "long" and "dong".
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Level 63
May 17, 2020
Interesting ones to miss...
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Level 83
May 19, 2020
Just needs a "Duck" answer for the full Sixteen Candles trifecta.
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Level 66
May 17, 2020
Trying to guess the last name, and randomly typed in "Hong", and got the capital river.
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
Interesting Nguyen is all over the place but I have never seen Tran
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Level 83
Jul 16, 2020
I've encountered a few. Probably as often as I've encountered a Nguyen.
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Level 64
Jul 17, 2020
about 40% of people in Vietnam have the last name Nguyen, so Tran probably makes up that 10% that isn't too common. I've met only one person with that last name
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Level 59
Jul 16, 2020
Can you accept noodles for Pho please? It is a soup but it also is a noodle...
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Level 59
Jul 16, 2020
I typed Noodle Soup and that worked.
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Level 55
Jul 16, 2020
Wasn't the Viet Cong was from the North, not the South?
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2020
No. The People's Army of Viet Nam was the regular army from Hanoi. The Viet Cong were an organization with its own regular army as well as a vast network of irregulars, partisans, and guerillas that fought against the South Vietnamese government of Saigon and their foreign allies in South Vietnam and Cambodia. Most of the VC were from the the south but they also had help from the PAVN.
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Level 55
Aug 29, 2020
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for explaining.
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2020
NLF, or National Liberation Front, should be accepted for this one.
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Level 53
Jul 16, 2020
could the clue for Vietnamese New Year be a little more specific, e.g. word for Vietnamese New Year celebration? i wasn’t sure what kind of answer i was looking for, and i tried guessing dates
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2020
I second this.
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Level 46
Jul 16, 2020
Same here. Not that I would have got the answer because I didn't know it but I thought the expected answer was a date.
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2020
I think if you know the answer then the clue makes it obvious.
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Level 79
Jul 16, 2020
We older Americans know it because we remember the Tet Offensive during the US-Vietnamese war. It occurred shortly after my brother lost his best friend in the war.
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Level 73
Jul 24, 2020
Agree, the clue would be better if it also had the word "celebration" or "holiday".
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Level 73
Jul 24, 2020
While trying to guess surnames I typed something starting with H that magically gave me the answer for Red River! Gotta love type ins.
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Level 28
Aug 13, 2020
I think "Pho" is a kind of noodle soup, not just soup.
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Level 58
Nov 13, 2020
the peninsula one is a bit odd, ideally accept Southeast Asia, which is the more common term, but if not, at least "Indochinese" as in "Indochinese peninsula" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainland_Southeast_Asia

pho is more noodle than it is soup, even etymologically, would suggest that one be changed or broadened as well