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First submittedFebruary 17, 2016
Last updatedJune 9, 2017
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Found only in USA, Venezuela, and Trinidad; another name for a large, natural body of tar or asphalt.
Pitch Lake
Doubly landlocked Asian country...
Uzbekistan
... Versus European
Liechtenstein
Greenest city in the world (Europe)
Copenhagen
Only language isolate spoken in Europe (doesn't have roots)
Basque
Nepal is to Himalayas as Andorra is to _______.
Pyrenees
Sanskrit and Tamil are two languages that have remained almost unchanged for the past five hundred years. They are spoken in present-day:
India
Country with a name meaning "Resplendent Isle"
Sri Lanka
The closest language to old English that is definitely not a dialect is the language of:
Frisian
Kanji are ___ words borrowed into ___.
Chinese, Japanese
Beijing means "Northern Capital". Which former Chinese capital city means "Southern Capital"?
Nanjing
The Laotian capital, Vientiane, comes from a word from what language?
French
The Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, means what in Malay?
Muddy River
Country where Sofia Vergana came from.
Colombia
The lowest point in Africa, in Djibouti, is Lake ______
Assal
Out of four major island groups off the east coast of Africa, which is not a nation but instead a French possession?
Reunion (or Réunion if you must)
Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and _____ are the three African countries with Guinea in their names.
Equatorial Guinea
Which of these Pacific regions is a country: Melanesia, Micronesia, or Polynesia?
Micronesia
The two central European countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia were once a single country called:
Czechoslovakia
Slovakia is commonly confused with...
Slovenia
Of the three Caucasus countries, which one is completely in Asia?
Armenia
This Romance language is often overlooked and is isolated from the other major Romance languages today.
Romanian
Speaking of Romance languages, what is the official language of Andorra?
Catalan
This small, coastal country joined the EU in 2013, the newest as of the making of the quiz.
Croatia
The 2020 Euro UEFA Cup will not be partly held in which of these cities: Baku, Minsk, London, Oslo, Cardiff, Glasgow, Jerusalem or Skopje?
Oslo (Surprisingly not Jerusalem)
Which of the three Baltic countries did not win any medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics?
Latvia
This is the largest city in the Baltics, with around two-thirds of a million people.
Riga
U.K. Is made of Wales, England, Scotland and...
Northern Ireland
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What country colonized most of Suriname? Great Britain was the first to do so, but soon traded it off to this country.
Netherlands
Country directly west of Suriname?
Guyana
The Falkland Islands belong to the UK, but what other country claims them?
Argentina
_______ surrounds The ______ (Western Africa)
Senegal, Gambia
Newest country as of 2/16/16?
South Sudan
What does "Libya" mean in Ancient Greek?
Africa
Which island did Thesus (remember the Minotaur from Greek mythology?) rise to fame in?
Crete
Ambergris Caye is found off the shore of Belize. What does "Caye" mean?
Reef
Belize again: While the official capital is inland, most business takes place in...
Belize City
What North African city has a name meaning "White House"?
Casablanca
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of...
Hispaniola
The nation of Grenada is named after the Spanish city...
Granada
Easy question time! The Taj Mahal is in the city of...
Agra
Sumatra belongs to...
Indonesia
Sharing an island with Indonesia, this newly independent nation is also the only Asian country that is predominantly Catholic aside from the Philippines.
East Timor
Last surviving "Buddhist nation"?
Bhutan
Four Tigers of Asia: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and... (Not an official country)
Hong Kong
Equatorial Guinea is the only African country where _____ is an official language.
Spanish
Name a country that has an eponymous, nearly identically named capital. (e. Narnia City as the capital of Narnia)
Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Kuwait, Djibouti, Singapore, Vatican City, Monaco, Luxembourg or San Marino
Name a country with a capital that contains PART of the country name.
El Salvador, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Algeria, Tunisia, or Guinea-Bissau.
From what region did algebra come from?
Middle East
Name one of the two most secular countries in Europe.
Estonia or Czech Republic
Which Scandinavian country is not in the EU?
Norway
What are the three countries always included in Scandinavia? No and required.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
Finnish, Estonian and ____ are the three most widely spoken Finno-Ugric languages.
Hungarian
There are three distinct capital cities in this country in Africa. Name it.
South Africa
Name them; the hardest to spell will be relaxed.
Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
Last question. Stick with me. The once-grand city of _________ is in present-day Somalia.
Mogadishu
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level 56
Feb 17, 2016
south sudan became a country yesterday? huh.
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level 68
Feb 17, 2016
Pyrennes?? How about Pyrenees....?
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level 44
Aug 26, 2016
sofia vergara is colombian
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level 59
Jan 28, 2017
Liechtenstein is spelled wrong, and I didn't see the Suriname one! Ugh, I knew the answer.
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level 66
Jun 16, 2017
Great quiz! The question about Frisian sounds a bit weird: shouldn't the answer be « Frisia »?