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Word Scramble - National Capitals

Beat the clock to unscramble the names of these capital cities.
  • Answer must correspond to highlighted box
  • The answers change every time!
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Sep 11, 2015
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level ∞
May 28, 2013
After 5 or 6 tries, my best score is 15.
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level 50
Apr 28, 2015
14 in my first try. Good score for me :)
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level 46
Sep 29, 2015
Now i scored 17, after several times. It's also a bit of a crapshoot.
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level 19
Nov 5, 2015
keiv are you kidding me?
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level 64
Apr 7, 2018
I got rabat for Rabat (:
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level 50
Apr 17, 2016
Well, after 1 year I did 20 after two tries.
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level 49
Apr 7, 2018
16 1st try :)
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level 75
May 29, 2013
This is a really tough one to complete. 18 on my first try, but far less on my second try. I'll get it eventually. Great challenge, and great quiz!
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level 75
May 29, 2013
I finally got it after about 15 tries, and with 46 seconds to spare. This was my winning set. dhsmoagui Mogadishu kndhamaut Kathmandu ulaand Luanda vlltaeat Valletta lamakap Kampala daho Doha sanaa Sanaa wrasaw Warsaw abknkgo Bangkok juaab Abuja apia Apia peaiauclgtg Tegucigalpa rmoinvao Monrovia iaofs Sofia udiotbij Djibouti uassmcad Damascus atuunffi Funafuti latasviabr Bratislava ksebkhi Bishkek irga Riga
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level 75
May 29, 2013
I have also noticed a pattern where multi-word capitals are not included, like st johns, st georges, mexico city, and so forth. I guess it would be a little bit impractical for something like Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte to be included too. I haven't seen Washington, or Ottawa yet.
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level 58
Dec 22, 2016
Yep, I have. I have seen all of them because I have done it zillions of times yet cannot crack the 20! Dammit.
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level 58
Dec 26, 2016
That is, Washington and Ottawa.
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level 50
Dec 23, 2016
I never noticed any two-word answers in the country version, either.
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level 70
Jun 5, 2013
For some reason "Amsterdam" doesn't seem to work
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level 73
Jun 10, 2013
Very hard given the time limit.
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level 69
Nov 5, 2015
This.
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level 55
Nov 5, 2015
Agree. Need at least another minute.
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level 55
Jun 10, 2013
Ya for some reason Amsterdam isn't being accepted for me either.
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2013
Fixed
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level 66
Jun 10, 2013
I got 14 on first try - not enough time for me to work the others out.
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level 52
Jun 10, 2013
great, but challenging!
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level 72
Jun 10, 2013
Got so excited on my 5th try or so because I blew threw the first 17 (my high score)...then with even almost a minute left, the last 3 left me stumped. Fiddlesticks.
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level 37
Jun 10, 2013
After many tries, the best I can get is 17. Great quiz!
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level 43
Jun 10, 2013
All 18 with 1:07 remaining.
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level 32
Jun 10, 2013
I got Dili (liid) without even knowing what this is... just by trying combinations. And agree to the comment above ;)
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level 38
Jun 10, 2013
Shouldn't It Be Called "Word Scramble-International Capitals"?
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level 48
Aug 8, 2014
No, the answers are capitals of nations, not 'internations'.
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2013
Finally got 20! Took me about 30 tries.
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level 37
Jun 10, 2013
Got it in 3 tries
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level 48
Jun 10, 2013
Way to pick the most random of world capitals....
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level ∞
Jun 11, 2013
The answers change every time, so yes they are indeed random.
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level 73
Feb 3, 2014
That would indeed be the way to do it, then. :)
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level 30
Jul 30, 2014
Indeed.
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level 44
Nov 7, 2015
Indeed
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level 28
Feb 16, 2017
denied
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level 40
Mar 19, 2017
I see what you did there
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level 49
May 9, 2017
+1
+1
level 70
Sep 10, 2017
Whee
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level 63
Jun 11, 2013
I tried to spell Ulaanbaatar with 5 seconds and pretty much failed. Oops
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level 4
Jun 19, 2013
Really? It didn't accept my answer because I didn't use a capital letter? That's not cool.
+11
level ∞
Jun 20, 2013
That didn't happen. Capitalization, spacing and punctuation never matter on JetPunk.com.
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level 53
Nov 8, 2017
I just love QM's flat-out denial.
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level 22
Jun 19, 2013
Yay! got 20 after about 8 tries. Brilliant quiz and love that it changes every time.
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level 59
Sep 22, 2013
Just noticed that the scrambles change every time too! Or you did a really bad job at scrambling Rome, because the one I just got was "rome".
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level 46
Sep 18, 2017
same thing happened to me with dili and kiev
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level 28
Dec 7, 2017
Same thing with Ottawa
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level 44
Feb 2, 2018
It's random, so with only a few letters, it's possible that it will more likely spell out the name correctly (vis-à-vis a longer name, although that's possible as well).
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level 43
Oct 6, 2013
After 10 tries, I managed to solve it with 1:16 time left. Amazing quiz!
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level 43
Oct 7, 2013
20/20 with 1:47 left - my personal best.
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level 48
Oct 24, 2013
Couldn't pass 11/20 for the first four tries and then I suddenly got 20! YAY!
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level 74
Nov 5, 2013
20/20!!! Lost count of the number of tries. Great idea for a quiz.
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level 64
Jan 9, 2014
TEHERAN should be accepted as Iran´s capital too, not only TEHRAN
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level 70
Feb 10, 2017
What next? WASHINGETON?
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level 49
Jun 13, 2017
Or LONEDON?
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level 40
Sep 15, 2017
I actually do agree with this, but that is because I have Teheran stuck in my head due to the Atlanta Braves starting pitcher, Julio Teheran. So, those who are Braves fans may also get mixed up with it. Now, I do understand that last names of baseball players doesn't count as to accept an incorrect spelling of a word.
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level 64
Jan 11, 2014
Careful, AMMAN and MANAMA have the same letters...
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level 39
Jan 27, 2014
Except that extra 'A' in Manama, yes.
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level 48
Aug 8, 2014
Yes, and so do JUBA and ABUJA
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level 60
Aug 17, 2015
AARIP threw me off too. I kept thinking Apia or Paris was misspelled before I finally remembered Praia with only 8 seconds to spare!
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level 40
Mar 19, 2017
I got Dhaka and Dakar. D:
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level 73
Feb 3, 2014
Wasted a lot of time stumped on "Tarawa"... stupid Kiribati... I'll have me revenge when my gas guzzling car sends your island nation below the Pacific..
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level 43
Jul 21, 2017
Hahaha, nice one.
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level 20
Feb 28, 2014
100% on my first try #winning
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level 20
Mar 2, 2014
I got 100% it took me 20 tries though :p
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level 43
Mar 21, 2014
What is the criteria for a correct answer? I guessed correctly on most of the questions, but for some reason only Dili was accepted. Useless
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level 72
Apr 9, 2018
Yellow box...
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level 19
Aug 12, 2018
What are the criteria, you should say?
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level 55
Apr 20, 2014
19/20. I've never even HEARD of Chisinau.
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level 41
Nov 18, 2017
It is the capital city of Moldova(landlocked country in Europe)
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level 67
Apr 24, 2014
14/20. 'Cairo" came "scrambled" as 'Cairo', but I don't think that would have made a difference.
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level 68
Apr 7, 2018
Lima was scrambled as "lima" too.
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level 16
May 10, 2014
I only got 5. But it is epic!!!!!!!!!
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level 9
May 20, 2014
quite addictive!!!!!!!
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level 43
Jun 8, 2014
Got all in 15th try! My winnig set: Ljubljana, Tokyo, Skopje, Harare, Niamey, London, Asmara, Juba, Baku, Luxembourg, Zagreb, Moroni, Tegucigalpa, Apia, Kiev, Dublin, Antananarivo, Dushanbe, Luanda, Damascus
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level 39
Jun 10, 2014
20/20 first try not too bad
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level 58
Dec 22, 2016
Did not!
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level 42
Jun 17, 2014
Great quiz, that actually requires some thinking. got 19/20 on my first try.
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level 33
Jul 30, 2014
15 first try,
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level 23
Aug 12, 2014
Are some of these even capital cities ?
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level 75
Nov 1, 2014
Yes, some of them are. Indeed, all of them are. If you haven't heard of them, I'd suggest practicing on the Capitals test before attempting this one. Some of them sound very strange, and you'll never get them in a scramble unless you are familiar with the name.
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level 70
Sep 10, 2017
Yes, and almost all of them are outside of your country.
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level 45
Aug 22, 2014
Really hard. Sometimes it would be crazy easy, and then the capital of the Solomon islands would be thrown in. Ugh. Took a while to get 20/20. Fun!
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level 20
Aug 22, 2014
I feel that this version of the quiz is a "tad" on the difficult side
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level 49
Jun 13, 2017
That is simply what makes it a good quiz.
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level 82
Aug 23, 2014
After a zillion tries after hours upon hours for two days, I finally got 20/20. I hate everyone and everything.
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level 58
Dec 22, 2016
Am still trying. Can get 19, but not 20, arrgghhh!
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level 66
Nov 5, 2015
Could have done with an extra couple of minutes but good quiz.
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level 52
Nov 5, 2015
I had it come up as Tokyo for Tokyo - So maybe there aren't enough letters to make it random or the puzzle set has a glitch in it.
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level 79
Nov 5, 2015
It being random it should eventually end up on Tokyo as well. And with 5 letters, two of which are the same - it doesn't have *that* many mutations compared to some others.
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level 30
Mar 1, 2017
Like yamoussoukro
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level 68
Nov 5, 2015
I'm pretty good on capitals but poor on anagrams so this is great for me to get better at anagrams! 15 on my first go :-)
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level 79
Nov 5, 2015
Damn. 19 and the one I missed was ATHENS!
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level 56
Nov 5, 2015
The scramble word for moroni in my screen looks like: momoi, could you please change the order of the words QM? Cheers :)
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level 70
Sep 10, 2017
The mixing of the letters is automated -- talk to the computer.
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level 33
Nov 5, 2015
kathmandu wasnt goin thru
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level 70
Nov 5, 2015
The usual mis-spellings are allowed, even though the letters are all fed to you!
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level 60
Nov 5, 2015
Rawr on you, Ljubljana. Could not remember where all the L's and J's go.
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level 57
Nov 5, 2015
Finally! - awesome quiz my favorite in while. I was getting down to the last one or two for a while, but found it helpful to type in the letters in a different order for a fresh perspective.
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level 45
Nov 5, 2015
rnmoovia seemed for me like mmoovia and i just couldn't get it. Maybe you should seperate r and n.
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level 55
Nov 5, 2015
When you're stumped until you give up and you know you should have known the answer, you just want to kick yourself. I, for example, missed Riga when I've known that for, let's say, 3 years. And I'm 12!!!
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level 44
Nov 7, 2015
Tokyo wasn't scrambled. Yay!
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level 40
Nov 8, 2015
Finally, 20/20, with 40 seconds remaining. This quiz is so infuriating. Haha.
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level 58
Nov 9, 2015
Yes! Finally! After playing this on my lunch break for days, I got 20/20. Now that I've learned some of the more obscure capitals, I have to go look up where they are.
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level 60
Nov 10, 2015
1:47 left. I just can't type faster than that without risking a few fingernails.
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level 55
Nov 14, 2015
I enjoy this quiz very much and usually get all the answers. I find the font is very difficult - r n looks like m and l looks like i, for example. Could it be re-cast in a more distinctive font?
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level 70
Sep 10, 2017
I have to agree - sans serif fonts are much harder to read than serif fonts. Making the text bigger in my browser is a pain most of the time since I watch movies while I do quizzes. #woeisme
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level 8
Nov 26, 2015
I got a real tricky one. "dili". See if you can unscramble that.
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level 59
Dec 3, 2015
Ankara's clue was "Ankara". Can't get any easier than that.
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level 28
Jan 16, 2016
0:39 to spare in first go!
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level 59
Feb 27, 2016
I spent all my time trying to get libreville and pristina to work, neither would even though they were spelt correctly more than once.
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level 58
Dec 22, 2016
It may have been because the wrong box was highlighted?
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level 39
Mar 17, 2016
I saw uaaougoudgo and knew it was Ouuagadougou, but couldn't figure out how to spell it. Wound up with a score of 6/20.
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level 73
Apr 7, 2018
Same here, except I finally managed a score of 10/20. Oogadoogou, Ougadougu, Oagudougu, bah. At least on this one the spelling police should be happy. It only accepts exact spellings due to the nature of the quiz.
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level 52
Apr 21, 2016
16 for me
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level 2
May 23, 2016
second try 20/20
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level 56
Jun 5, 2016
After about 20 tries I got it with 0:03 left
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level 64
Jun 7, 2016
ngerulmud seems to be scrambled, but it isn´t... jajaja
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level 66
Jun 27, 2016
For a bit of fun try my ....... Mal's 'World Capitals Anagrams'
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level 45
Jul 7, 2016
I can't believe i missed Vienna! I'm from Austria!
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level 47
Sep 26, 2016
Gottem all in my first try
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level 58
Dec 22, 2016
Respect!
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level 70
Oct 12, 2016
19, even though I had a minute to figure out Podgorica. Somehow I always think about non-European places when I'm stuck
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level 58
Oct 15, 2016
"berlin" and "apia", seriously?
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level 55
Nov 17, 2016
Challenging quiz. Got 18, then 19, then finally 20 on 3rd effort with 4 secs left. Good one for helping me to learn the capitals and how to spell it
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level 47
Dec 6, 2016
I got lucky and I got all 20 with 1:30 left. Man, I'm good at geography :D
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level 67
Dec 16, 2016
It's cruel this is part of a badge :(
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level 49
Jun 13, 2017
This has felled me too...
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level 68
Dec 16, 2016
Finally - took me 5 tries.
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level 27
Dec 17, 2016
I get 18 every single time.... I want my Random Georgraphy Badge. Argh!!!
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level 58
Dec 22, 2016
Still trying. I can sometimes get 19. Never 20. Yet!!!!!
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level 58
Dec 24, 2016
Got it!!!!! Happy Christmas everyone!
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level 47
Jan 12, 2017
earned my geo badge!
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level 41
Feb 8, 2017
Just moved onto here after finishing world capitals. Still so challenging, finally got 20 after tens of attempts
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level 30
Feb 8, 2017
I am just SO glad that Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte wasn't in there
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level 60
Mar 5, 2017
Got my badge. Probably my greatest achievement this week.
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level 46
Mar 11, 2017
This is nearly impossible in two and a half minutes
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level 16
Mar 20, 2017
It took a while to get Lima (mali)
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level 40
Mar 26, 2017
Took me like a hundred times, finnaly got the Random Geography badge! I even learned some new cities from this quiz.
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level 49
May 9, 2017
Okay, folks, we get it that sometimes a 4 or 5 letter capitol randomly comes up in the right order. Get back to us when you get 'Yamoussoukro' coming up randomly as 'Yamoussoukro'.
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level 22
May 10, 2017
AFter continuously scoring 19, I finally got all correct
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level 9
May 18, 2017
ALGER NOT ALGIERS
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level 72
Apr 9, 2018
QUIZ IN ENGLISH NOT FRENCH
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level 57
Jun 14, 2017
Finally! I got my badge!
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level 47
Jun 15, 2017
I think 2:30 is way too short. Should be 3 minutes at the least.
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level 31
Jul 24, 2017
The last few times I've got them all within a minute. 2:30 is plenty.
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level 39
Aug 22, 2017
impossible...i will never complete this quiz...
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level 57
Oct 14, 2017
FINALLY I GOT THAT BADGE !!!
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level 66
Oct 20, 2017
Like this quiz?...... try my 'Double Trouble Countries quiz...... here it is
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level 50
Nov 1, 2017
tunis- er, Tunis?
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level 57
Dec 13, 2017
I has Juba and Dili and both were good spelled. L.O.L ;-)
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level 66
Dec 13, 2017
I've tried this quiz almost 50 times, and I can just never crack 2:10 remaining. Too many long ones in every set.
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level 64
Mar 24, 2018
It's a crime to put Palikir, Honiara, Castires, and Basseterre in this quiz.
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level 61
Apr 7, 2018
But not a crime to misspell Castries?
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level 31
Apr 2, 2018
HARDEST BADGE EVER TO GET
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level 34
Apr 7, 2018
I can't believe I got all of them in my second try
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level 39
Apr 7, 2018
Guess I'm a pro then first try ;)
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level 26
Apr 7, 2018
For some reason belgrade doesn't work...
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level 40
Apr 8, 2018
got all on first try with 29 seconds to spare :)
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level 72
Apr 9, 2018
It's odd that this quiz accepts mispellings. I mean, they do give you all the letters...
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level 26
Apr 17, 2018
man Lima came up as Mali and I was like what is going on here lol...
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level 48
May 24, 2018
Ouagadougou? Really? That's just mean!
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level 44
Jun 27, 2018
17 !!
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level 44
Jul 3, 2018
18/ 20 !! Good score !
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