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Category Elimination - Countries #4

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 others in this series!
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Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
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Last updated: October 25, 2019
First submittedMay 26, 2019
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#
Category
73
Countries with fewer people than Ireland
60
... with a smaller land area than Ireland
11
... in the Americas
5
... ending with the letter A
1
... and a maximum elevation over 2000m
Jamaica
 
 
 
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Category
144
Countries with white on their national flag
56
... with fewer than 5 million people
14
... that are in Europe
5
... with black on their national flag
1
... and start with a vowel
Estonia
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Category
157
Countries whose capital is north of the equator
35
... which are landlocked
17
... have a minimum elevation below 100m
9
... have a land area less than 50,000 km²
1
... that lie outside Europe
Bhutan
 
 
 
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Category
103
Countries in Asia or Africa
42
... with blue on their national flag
26
... a land area over 100,000 km²
8
... a population of more than 50 million
1
... and is an island country
Philippines
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level 51
May 28, 2019
Got all except Jamaica. Thank you for this great series
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level 52
Sep 30, 2019
Got all except Jamaica, cause I spelled it wrong...
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level 55
May 30, 2019
Bhutan was a shocker. I thought about it, but rejected it straight away when i read 'minimum elevation' under 100m. - considering almost the entire country lies in the Himalayas.
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level 62
May 30, 2019
Got to admit, that one may have been a little cruel from me :P

Most of the country is indeed very very high, but at the very south, the Manas River allows Bhutan to dip down to just below 100m.

I suppose many people will learn from this that Bhutan isn't entirely in the Himalayas! Before making this I also assumed Bhutan was above 1000m or something.
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level 70
May 30, 2019
That's fascinating- it's like whoever made the borders said "just draw it right around the base of the mountains-- except for those 3 towns, give them those 10 sq miles just for fun."
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level 67
Jun 1, 2019
It's particularly hard when your eyes read "maximum."
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level 61
Sep 30, 2019
I knew that the very southern towns are on the edge of the mountains, yet at a lower elevation. But still that was really tricky!!
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level 65
Jun 8, 2019
I got it mostly because I was running through every smaller landlocked country in Asia.
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level 76
Sep 30, 2019
Same here. It definitely wasn't my first choice of those, either.
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level 66
May 31, 2019
Great quiz, love the series! for the last category, in the 4th box I think maybe Russia should be accepted, I could be wrong but I think it fits all the criteria. It has blue on the national flag, a land area over 100,000km squared and a population above 50 million, I guess maybe it counts as being in Europe instead of Asia though.
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level 62
May 31, 2019
It's a marginal case, but generally on JetPunk we consider Russia to be primarily in Europe (since most of the population of the Capital lies there).
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level 63
Jun 2, 2019
I agree completely. I guessed it for the second clue, then realized it meant completely in Asia
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level 61
Sep 30, 2019
I tried it for the third clue (land area over 100,000 km2) and Russia didn't work. I can understand why you wouldn't accept Russia for the fourth clue (regarding population over 50 million) because Russia doesn't have that many people in Asia, but Russia definitely has enough Asian land area to qualify for the third answer. JetPunk conventions shouldn't matter in that respect. Russia fits all the criteria at that point: it's in Asia, has blue on its flag, and has an Asian land area over 100,000 km2.
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level 62
Sep 30, 2019
I've decided to accept it for up to the area question only.
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level 54
Sep 30, 2019
I think accepting it for the area question but not the population question is worse. It's very confusing when Russia is accepted but then not accepted only after the 50 million criteria since Russia clearly has more than 50 million people. I think that it would be better to be consistent and not accept it from the start or accept it for the area question as well
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level 62
Oct 1, 2019
looking at this page indicates Russia's Asia population is below 40 million (around 34m). This means it's far from the 50 million threshold here.
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level 53
May 31, 2019
Wow... thanks for the quiz. It was really fun. Got all except Bhutan. It is indeed harder than you'd think...
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level 63
May 31, 2019
Did not see Bhutan coming
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level 49
Jun 1, 2019
do one where you have to do a country that isnt in the categories
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level 55
Jun 2, 2019
Somehow I got them all except the Philippines
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level 45
Jun 12, 2019
More time would be great.
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level 29
Jul 23, 2019
Got them all and 8 seconds left OMGGG
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level 41
Jul 24, 2019
Ooh, competing with Sporcle now are we? ;) Nice idea, this style of quizzes are fun too! :)
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level 56
Jul 24, 2019
got every question accept the last questions for each category lol :P
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level 47
Aug 22, 2019
I thought of Bhutan 2 seconds before the timer ran out and couldn't type it fast enough ;(
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level 28
Sep 2, 2019
I'd like to report an error for purple category: South Korea should be accepted on question number 4 but isn't. It is in asia or africa, it has blue on its flag, its land area is 100 363 km^2 and has a pop of 51,709M, yet it didn't recognize it for me. Please fix this.
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level 61
Sep 30, 2019
This checks out. South Korea qualifies in both land area and population by the slimmest of margins, but it fits all the criteria.
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level 62
Sep 30, 2019
Wikipedia seems to give varying data on land area. My source originally said 99k land area (not total) but then another source cites 100,060 km2 as the land area. So I've added it for the area and population one now. Thanks.
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level 22
Sep 30, 2019
Sh*t, I'm french so I wrote Bhoutan 19/20 ;(
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level 25
Sep 30, 2019
make part 5!
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level 62
Sep 30, 2019
It's already done! I completed it yesterday :D
Category Elimination - Countries #5
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level 41
Oct 2, 2019
Ethiopia ends in A
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level 62
Oct 2, 2019
But Ethiopia has more people than Ireland, more area than Ireland and also isn't in the Americas... Remember the country must satisfy its category and all categories above it in the group. This is shown by the number reducing on the left, showing how many possible countries fit all the categories so far.
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level 30
Oct 4, 2019
For some reason, in every part of this quiz I guess Luxembourg all the time! I don’t live there, I’ve never been there
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level 52
Nov 6, 2019
I was typing in Kazakhstan in the blue grid, and realised that it does indeed have a minimum elevation of less than 100m. So now I have an idea for a quiz - how about "Countries with the most variance in elevation?" Bhutan clearly will also make the list.