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North Korea... or South Korea?

For each statement, guess whether it applies to North Korea, South Korea, or both.
Quiz by blackrussian13
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Last updated: February 11, 2019
First submittedFebruary 10, 2019
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1. Is a dictatorship
North Korea
South Korea
Both
2. Has a larger land area
North Korea
South Korea
3. Has a larger population
North Korea
South Korea
4. Is considered a high income country
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South Korea
Both
5. Borders only one country
North Korea
South Korea
Both
6. Has hosted the Olympics
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South Korea
Both
Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988
7. About 25% of the population is Christian
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South Korea
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8. Is closer to Vladivostok
North Korea
South Korea
9. Has a star on its flag
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South Korea
Both
10. Was occupied by Japan from 1910 - 1945
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South Korea
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11. Full English name is the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea"
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12. Its territory includes the island of Jeju
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South Korea
13. Has a very low level of ethnic diversity
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South Korea
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North Korea is the least diverse country in the world. South Korea is second.
14. Is sometimes known as the "Hermit Kingdom"
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South Korea
15. Has nuclear weapons
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South Korea
Both
16. Its capital city starts with the letter S
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17. Is known for "mass games" that feature over 100,000 gymnastic and artistic performers
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South Korea
Both
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level 75
Feb 10, 2019
Great quiz, thank you!
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level 60
Mar 23, 2019
Your welcome!
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level 70
Feb 10, 2019
Question 5 is very poorly worded. If the question was "Borders only one country" then the answer would be South Korea. However, this is not how question 5 is worded. The inclusion of "other" infers not including the "other" Korea, in which case the correct answer should actually be North Korea.
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level ∞
Feb 11, 2019
North Korea borders 3 countries, so there's no way to correctly interpret that question and arrive at North Korea. Nevertheless, I can see that some people might be confused so I changed the wording slightly.
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level 86
Feb 11, 2019
Pyeongchang, South Korea also hosted the Winter Olympics in 2018, just to expand on the answer that shows up as it only refers to Seoul/Summer Olympics
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level 56
Oct 28, 2019
I was thinking of those winter Olympics since there was a joint North & South Korean team for those games and North Korea sent lots of girls in red uniforms to act as guides etc for the games so I was thinking that for those games North & South Korea were hosting.
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level 61
Feb 11, 2019
11 is a funny one.
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level 61
Mar 28, 2019
Agree
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level 61
Feb 11, 2019
3% of people think North Korea is a high income country? LOL
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level 57
Feb 12, 2019
HALF of all quizzers think South Korea is ethnically diverse. That is the real LOL.
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level 74
Feb 13, 2019
North or South, we don't know each one's share of wrong answers.
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level 61
Feb 27, 2019
I personally chose ONLY North Korea for the low ethnic diversity. Doesn't mean I thought South Korea would be very diverse but maybe a little bit. They have some big cities and are home to some internationally big companies. So why the heck not?
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level 79
Mar 10, 2019
North Korea being the #1 least ethnically diverse country was not surprising. South Korea being #2 was. I didn't think it would be super diverse, but I thought it would at least be ahead of some remote island countries or something.
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level 56
Feb 12, 2019
Wow...first attempt, only 1 wrong. the Jeju one. I am litteraly surprised by my own knowledge of this. Lol.
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level 39
Feb 12, 2019
What about which one is good Korea then the answer of course be North Korea😁
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level 79
Mar 10, 2019
"Which Korea has won every single FIFA World Cup?"
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level 53
Feb 12, 2019
100%. I didn't think I'd get them all right because I blew through the questions in 30 seconds.
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level 53
Mar 22, 2019
I only knew what Jeju was because of a previous Jetpunk quiz.
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level 51
Mar 25, 2019
Because of the Busiest Air Routes Quiz right ? I also got to know Jeju because of the same reason
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level 77
Mar 23, 2019
Aced this one. easy. Was working in the RoK in 2007
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level 60
Mar 23, 2019
Was there then and still working there now^^
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level 51
Mar 23, 2019
A lot of my relatives and my friend's relatives lives and works in South Korea. How can it be least diverse ?
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level 77
Mar 23, 2019
Your family divided in to 51 million people isn't a large percentage.
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level 60
Mar 23, 2019
Most non-koreans living in korea are here short term and then back to their original country. It is definitely more diverse than when I got here in the early 2000s, but thats not saying much^^ Also the main foreign group in south korea are chinese koreans, who still dont make up a sizable number, and many of which are koreans culturally but simply were born/came from china.
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level 77
Mar 24, 2019
They're so homogenous that even other Koreans who have lived abroad are called gyopos and sometimes not considered truly Korean.
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level 16
Mar 23, 2019
nice quiz
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level 54
Mar 23, 2019
Spoiler: all the answers are 'both'
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level 32
Mar 24, 2019
...Marilyn Monroe
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level 45
Mar 24, 2019
Nice quiz! I got 100%!
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level 43
Mar 24, 2019
Since when is North Korea a democratic republic for the people?
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level 40
Mar 24, 2019
Since when is China a republic for the people, since when were the Nazis socialist, since when is Australia's Defence Force used for defence, etc.
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level 77
Mar 25, 2019
The number of adjectives in your country's name claiming it is democratic, republican, socialist, or for the people is inversely proportional to the actual amount of democracy in the country.
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level 43
Mar 25, 2019
I thought that North Korea also hosted the olympics, but I did some googling and found outh the 2018 winter olympics was in Pyongchang, South Korea. Not Pyonyang, North Korea.
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level 56
Oct 28, 2019
What fooled me was that North and South Koreans competed as Korea in the winter games and North Korea sent a contingent of helpers (lots of happy girls in red outfits) to be part of the hosting activities. Though the location was South I had thought that officially the whole of Korea hosted.