Category Elimination - European Countries #1

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
Inspired by this quiz by Stewart
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Quiz by Jato3
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Last updated: June 26, 2020
First submittedMarch 4, 2020
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Category
30
European countries that are not landlocked
17
... that have at least four borders
5
... whose capital is at least seven letters long
1
... and the country’s name ends in a consonant
Belgium
 
 
 
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Category
30
European countries with a population of under 10 million
21
... without territory in the Balkans
6
... that are larger in area than Czech Republic
1
... that starts with a letter after K alphabetically
Norway
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Category
36
European countries that start with a consonant
14
... that are not in the EU
5
... with a maximum elevation of under 2,000 meters
1
... that contains “D”
Moldova
 
 
 
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Category
29
European countries that were independent before the USSR collapsed
9
... that are entirely east of Rome
4
... that ends in “A”
1
... whose capital starts with “S”
Bulgaria
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Level 76
Apr 19, 2020
I spent two minutes on the first column wondering why Romania doesn't work because I thought the not ending in a vowel clue was referring to the capital...
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Level 64
Apr 19, 2020
Reworded that clue.
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Level 29
Apr 20, 2020
Are we using same alphabet 'cause in mine there's an " L " after K not " N "
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Level 21
Apr 20, 2020
"A" letter after K, not THE letter after K
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2020
Ok I thought I was going crazy and that there was so much wrong with this quiz.. And I kept questioning myself huh, but .. consonant.. no, vowel, but huh? it messed with me so much I really started to question if I even knew what a consonant was. (because they werent working, but then when I tried vowel they werent working either ! I thought huh or does it mean something completely different... usually I am not thrown so easily, well not this much anyway haha)

turned out, I missed a key element from the title...

TL;DR I messed up :D

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Level 66
Apr 21, 2020
me too!
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Level 53
Apr 20, 2020
Nice one.
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Level 82
Apr 20, 2020
Damn. I learned in school that Sweden has about 7-8 million people. Must've been a while ago, hadn't noticed they passed 10m.
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2020
Congrats on the second English feature! Another great addition to the cat-elims series
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Level 37
Apr 21, 2020
Enjoyable quiz! You should make more of these! Got 100% btw with 30 seconds to spare
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Level 53
Apr 25, 2020
There must be more than 29 countries that were independent before the collapse of the USSR...
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Level 77
May 14, 2020
Nope. Yugoslavia: 7 countries, Czechoslovakia: 2 countries, USSR: 7 countries (in Europe). 45 - 16 = 29. If you add these three + East Germany, there were only 34 countries in Europe during Cold War.
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Level 57
May 15, 2020
I totally missed the European Countries part of the title and was like ''but Brazil isn't landlocked''
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Level 40
Jun 26, 2020
I feel you could add maybe 15 or 30 seconds. Was just finishing the third on a decent pace when time ran out
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Level 64
Jun 26, 2020
Added more time.
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Level 80
Jun 26, 2020
I don't really like these quizzes. It kind of depends on luck in many cases, if the first country you guess in any category happens to be the final answer you can just keep typing in the same answer and zoom through quickly, but if you get unlucky you could have to stop and think about a new answer every time. On the other hand once you do it once and see the answers there's only 4 to remember so it becomes super easy. Easy to cheat for the same reason.
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Level 47
Jun 26, 2020
Having to think about the answer with each one? Oh no! What ever shall we do on a quiz site?
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Level 80
Jun 26, 2020
::whoosh::
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Level 78
Jun 26, 2020
I hadn't thought about it until you mentioned it. I suppose just going to the four answers one could quickly type every European country, aided by a quick glance at the clues to shorten the list, until the correct answer appears, and then type it in from top to bottom. If you're only interested in points, then do that and consider it an easy quiz. If you enjoy the chase, do it the usual way and see how well you do. Either way, I enjoy these even though I've never aced one. I came close this time, with time running out before I was able to type in the last answer.
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Level 80
Jun 26, 2020
yes, that's true. But my point was more that, in the first category for instance, countries that are not landlocked, you could answer Belgium, then move on the next clue, Belgium, next, Belgium, and finally, Belgium. and you're done in 10 seconds by chance. Or.. you could start with Iceland, then, oh darn, they don't have 4 borders, uh.. Italy.. then, crap.. Rome only has 4 letters... um... uh... uh... uh... Slovenia! then.. crap! uh.. uh.. uh... uh.. uh.. okay Belgium. and end up taking significantly longer than 10 seconds. The quiz could either be a total breeze or almost impossible given the time based on the luck of your first 1 or 2 answers in each category. And if you get unlucky and then run out of time and the answers come up, taking it again is boring because you can just type each answer 4 times. There's nothing to learn it that case it just becomes a very easy memory game.

I just don't particularly enjoy the format.
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Level 40
Jun 26, 2020
i didnt think norway was considered to be a balkan nation, as the balkans are south of poland
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Level 47
Jun 26, 2020
...it's not? it says w/o territory in the balkans...
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Level 28
Jun 26, 2020
why not north macedonia?
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Level 47
Jun 26, 2020
I'm assuming you're talking about #4, and it's because North Macedonia wasn't independent before the USSR collapsed.
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Level 25
Jun 26, 2020
Not gonna lie the one with letters after K i thought it ment literally the letter after k so just L
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Level 45
Jun 26, 2020
facts
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Level 45
Jun 26, 2020
Wow I did way better than I expected, missed Norway and Bulgaria
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Level 37
Jun 26, 2020
How could anyone know the max elevation?
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Level 46
Jun 26, 2020
I forgot Moldova at the very last question... I got so desperate I actually typed Sealand.
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2020
100% first try, VERY VERY PROUD XD, great quiz!
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Level 46
Jun 30, 2020
Super fun quiz! Had to get the hang of it the first time, but got them all on the second try. Thanks!
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Level 53
Aug 7, 2020
Isn't San Marino completely east of Rome and was independent since ... well since the antiquity?
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Level 22
Oct 27, 2020
Good quiz but Cyprus should be a valid answer for the third clue in countries of europe that aren't landlocked