Category Elimination - Capital Cities #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.
Also try the Countries and 1 Million+ Cities versions!
Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box. # = number of possible answers
In this quiz, population refers to only within the "official capital area". Source: Wikipedia
* Between is inclusive, so any capital starting with F, P, or anything in between is valid.
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Last updated: October 25, 2019
First submittedSeptember 25, 2019
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Category
45
Capitals in Europe
26
... with a population of less than 1 million
11
... containing the letter S
3
... whose country is more than one word
1
... and whose country is not landlocked
Sarajevo
 
 
 
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Category
93
Capitals with at least 1 million people
61
... in Asia or Africa
10
... which is in the Southern Hemisphere
5
... ending with the letter A
1
... and whose country doesn't end with A
Kinshasa
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Category
56
Capitals in the Western Hemisphere
20
... not in North or South America
16
... with an average elevation below 100m
4
... ending in the letter N
1
... and has a mediterranean climate
Lisbon
 
 
 
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Category
87
Capitals starting with a letter between F and P *
66
... whose country is not landlocked
15
... is in Asia
7
... is south of the Tropic of Cancer
1
... whose country starts with a vowel
Jakarta
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Level 89
Sep 25, 2019
Shouldn't it be capitals starting with J and P?
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Level 68
Sep 25, 2019
No, the first category of pink asks for capitals starting with a letter between F and P, so starting with F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O or P.
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2019
Between F and P would mean from G through O.
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2019
inclusive not exclusive
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Level 79
Sep 26, 2019
As 'someone2018' noted, "between" suggests exclusive rather than inclusive, as least to the more mathematically inclined. Perhaps saying "...a letter from F to P" would be clearer, as that wording suggests an inclusive list?
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2019
The problem is I need the word "between" in there as anything else seemed to confuse people in the Countries versions, suggesting they need F or P, not F to P. Originally on the countries quizzes I used "from _ to _" and got far more complaints because of people misreading it. There's no easy to way to satisfy everybody, but between seems to work best so far.

Also, between to me suggests inclusive, and I'm mathematically inclined! (Given I'm studying mathematics at university). For example, asking for a number "between 1 and 10", is almost always given to be inclusive.

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Level 89
Sep 26, 2019
So why not simply remove all answers which begin with F and P? or you could explicitly say "between and including"? I don't know why this is so confusing, just trying to help.
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2019
Removing answers beginning with F and P would cause more problems by people trying an F capital and it not working. The "and including" makes the clue too long in my opinion, as it then traverses two lines.

To try and settle this "problem", I've simply put an asterisk at the end (thus not making it too long) and explained it in a caveat.

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Level 48
Nov 27, 2019
I agree with you on the practical side, but then you brought mathematics into it, and I'm pretty sure that in a compound inequality, between _ and _ is would use less than, which is exclusive.
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Level 70
Sep 26, 2019
Could a capital in the western hemisphere, not in the Americas, with an average elevation below 100 meters, ending in "n," with a population below one million, be Dublin?
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2019
Dublin has a population of 1.1m people, going by its "official capital area" used in this list. I'll link this in the caveats.
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Level 71
Sep 26, 2019
Great to see an expansion of this type of quizzes for capitals! I do have a small complaint regarding the final clue for Lisbon though, in that it only tests 1) the skill of paying attention to the caveats, and 2) the somewhat meaningless knowledge of the city-proper limits of each capital, as Lisbon is otherwise obviously larger than 1m and even other capitals that fit the rest of the clues (Dublin, Freetown). Perhaps you would consider replacing it with another clue (Mediterranean climate, Romance language etc.)?
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2019
I agree that populations for cities are less understandable than for countries. For this reason I've changed the clue to be climate as suggested. Thanks for the feedback! :)
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Level 53
Sep 26, 2019
love your quiz
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Level 57
Sep 26, 2019
Muscat can be replaced by Jakarta, as Muscat lies just below the Tropic of Cancer, at 23.49N
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2019
The furthest south point of the Muscat City Region is 23.52N. Given the Tropic of Cancer is at 23.43673°N, then there's no way to justify that Muscat lies below the Tropic of Cancer, even if a tiny bit of the wider metro area does, this shouldn't qualify whatsoever.
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Level 35
Sep 26, 2019
Clever, but complicated!
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Level 78
Sep 26, 2019
Another great one, thanks!
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2019
19/20

Knew the first one was bosnia and herzegovina's capital and was just watching the timer count down hoping the name of the capital will magically appear in my head.

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Level 72
Oct 6, 2019
Why do you consider Jakarta beginning with a vowel? On every site on which I researched this, the letter J is always, unambiguously, labeled a consonant – at least in English (which I believe is the default for place-names on JetPunk). Even in Indonesian, Jakarta is pronounced with a hard J; for it to be considered a vowel, it would have to be pronounced as “Akarta”. Even in cases where Js are pronounced as hard Ys – such as “Johannesburg” or “Jugoslavia”, they are still not vowels.
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2019
Read the question again: "... whose country starts with a vowel". Jakarta's country is Indonesia, and the letter "i" is unequivocally a vowel.
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2019
Great quiz! One correction: Nouakchott should be accepted for the first 3 questions in the blue category: it is in the western hemisphere (18.0735° N, 15.9582° W), it's not in North or South America, and it has an average elevation of 7m.
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2019
Thank you! This has been fixed now. It seems my spreadsheet had the same longitude for Mauritius and Mauritania, meaning I didn't catch Nouakchott for the blue!
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Level 60
Oct 10, 2019
For 'population less than 1 million' under the first Category, "Lisbon" is accepted, which is not true. Lisbon has a population of over 2.5 million. Please fix.
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Level 59
May 7, 2020
I know this is late, however according to the source material used for this quiz, Lisbon is reported to have a population of 564,657 people. I know this is a bit late, but just wanted to say it. Have a good day though
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Level 60
Oct 27, 2019
I always imagined the Tropic of Cancer further north and kept trying Jerusalem on the last one. Imagine my surprise when I went after a map to check it.
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Level 56
Nov 6, 2019
I keep forgetting to type in the city names, and type in the country names instead.
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2019
I just randomly guessed Kinshasa and got it right ayyyy
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Level 25
Mar 14, 2020
I started in Asia, but when I went to Africa capitals, I also guessed Kinshasa right away! (:
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Level 21
May 19, 2020
i guessed jakarta and almost made it in the 2nd category
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
While I like these quizzes, I don't think they should be scored for points. It's too easy once you get to the end where is shows you the answers. All you have to do is remember 4 cities. Once you have easily remembered Sarajevo, Kinsasha, Lisbon and Jakarta, all you have to do is just keep typing in that answer. It's too easy for people to just re-take the quiz and score 5/5. So the points earned is going to be drastically skewed to thepoint where even if you get 95% of the answers, you will get 1-2 points
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
1) that is kinds cheating, just mining for the points, if you fail a quiz I suggest taking it a couple of months later again. 2) you are wrong. Only your initial score counts for the stats, so people retaking the quiz doesnt affect the amount of points you get (or miss out on when missing a few answers).

reread your comment and, sorry, find it even more silly now, because what you said basicly goes for all quizzes. "Once you get to the end, you see all the answers, so then it is easy to retake the quiz and get 5 points,."

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Level 68
Nov 27, 2019
Completely agree. To add to that, if you get 95% of the answers you will get 4 points at least. Simply because of how points work. It is based on the maximum score of either your overall % guessed, and your percentile compared to others. Read more about it here.
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
Sweet, I got em all! Really happy :) It was sweating though, 20 secs left pfff
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Level 49
Nov 27, 2019
For the yellow one, I think dodoma (capital of tanzania) should be an accepted answer at least until the 4th clue??
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2019
In this quiz, the populations given are the "official capital area", meaning city-proper. This gives Dodoma less than 300k people. The distinction between city-proper and metro can be confusing, but city-proper is the one used in this quiz (as stated in the caveats)
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
Fun quiz. Wouldn't Amsterdam be acceptable for the first three in the Blue category?

Western - check

Not in North or South America - check

average elevation below 100m - it's under sea level

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Level 68
Nov 27, 2019
Amsterdam isn't in the Western Hemisphere. It's at about 6ºE longitude.

The Western Hemisphere is defined as the half of the globe west of the Prime Meridian (0º) and east of 180º longitude. This includes all of North and South America, as well as parts of Africa and Europe.

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Level 59
Nov 27, 2019
I typed bosnia for sarajevo. Never felt so stupid haha
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Level 80
Nov 27, 2019
The term "Western hemisphere" has some ambiguity to it. For example, the Monroe Doctrine is commonly said to apply to the Western Hemisphere, but (for example) it was never raised during the French colonization of Burkina Faso in 1896.
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2019
However it is much less ambiguous than saying "west of London", since people argue that "west" and "east" are relative terms, and that Paris is west of London if you go far enough! Of course this is not intuitively true, but some people just love to complain.
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Level 39
Jan 12, 2020
In yellow category can be Manila too
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Level 44
Mar 4, 2020
Manila is in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Level 31
Jan 12, 2020
We need more of these quizzes in jet punk!
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Level 54
Jan 19, 2020
Wow Kinshasa was my original guess and it went all the way
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Level 49
Feb 21, 2020
Skopje also works for the first category.
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Level 44
Mar 4, 2020
North Macedonia is landlocked.
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Level 48
Mar 17, 2020
I got so lucky by guessing the final answer from the first clue on three out of four of these!
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Level 42
May 7, 2020
This one was suprisingly easy!
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Level 37
Sep 17, 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina Barely gets any Coast but Still is not Landlocked.
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Level 53
Nov 5, 2020
How come "Panama City" isn't a valid answer for "capital in the western hemisphere not in north of south america."??
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
Because Panama is in North America. "Central America" or any equivalents are not official continents.