North Korea... or South Korea?

For each statement, guess whether it applies to North Korea, South Korea, or both.
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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
North Korea
South Korea
Both
5. Borders only one country
North Korea
South Korea
Both
6. Has hosted the Olympics
North Korea
South Korea
Both
Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988
7. About 25% of the population is Christian
North Korea
South Korea
Both
8. Is closer to Vladivostok
North Korea
South Korea
9. Has a star on its flag
North Korea
South Korea
Both
10. Was occupied by Japan from 1910 - 1945
North Korea
South Korea
Both
11. Full English name is the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea"
North Korea
South Korea
Both
12. Its territory includes the island of Jeju
North Korea
South Korea
13. Has a very low level of ethnic diversity
North Korea
South Korea
Both
North Korea is the least diverse country in the world. South Korea is second.
14. Is sometimes known as the "Hermit Kingdom"
North Korea
South Korea
15. Has nuclear weapons
North Korea
South Korea
Both
16. Its capital city starts with the letter S
North Korea
South Korea
Both
17. Is known for "mass games" that feature over 100,000 gymnastic and artistic performers
North Korea
South Korea
Both
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Level 76
Feb 10, 2019
Great quiz, thank you!
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Level 62
Mar 23, 2019
Your welcome!
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Level 90
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 62
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 72
May 19, 2020
Yeah, I thought the winter Olympics were considered jointly hosted as well, based on the combined teams.
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Level 65
May 27, 2020
Same here!
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2019
11 is a funny one.
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Level 63
Mar 28, 2019
Agree
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Level 50
Dec 2, 2019
yeahp hahaha irony at its finest
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Level 65
Feb 11, 2019
3% of people think North Korea is a high income country? LOL
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Level 59
Feb 12, 2019
HALF of all quizzers think South Korea is ethnically diverse. That is the real LOL.
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Level 78
Feb 13, 2019
North or South, we don't know each one's share of wrong answers.
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Level 64
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 82
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 50
Dec 17, 2020
I thought the same. Big companies=foreign workers
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Level 62
Dec 2, 2019
Well, maybe 3% of quiz takers think North Korea is a high-income country. Or maybe quiz takers accidentally choose North Korea when they mean South Korea 3% of the time. (That's what I did.)
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Level 54
Jul 8, 2020
There is a possibility that someone didn't attempt the question.
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Level 63
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 44
Feb 12, 2019
What about which one is good Korea then the answer of course be North Korea😁
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2019
"Which Korea has won every single FIFA World Cup?"
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Level 26
Nov 24, 2020
North Korea has.
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Level 62
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 60
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 66
Nov 24, 2020
yeah, that's still one of the most baffling answers on this site
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2020
I got it from doing the subdivisions of South Korea.
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Level 81
Mar 23, 2019
Aced this one. easy. Was working in the RoK in 2007
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Level 62
Mar 23, 2019
Was there then and still working there now^^
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Level 60
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 81
Mar 23, 2019
Your family divided in to 51 million people isn't a large percentage.
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Level 26
Nov 24, 2020
True lmao
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Level 62
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 81
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 57
Mar 23, 2019
Spoiler: all the answers are 'both'
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Level 51
May 17, 2020
Na
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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 49
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 81
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 62
Nov 24, 2020
"United" States of America
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2020
Well, each state chose to join....eternally. Theoretically, a state could leave, but the federal government would not let that happen. Besides, the strongest independence movement is in Alaska, with about 4% of the population for it.
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Level 46
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 62
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.
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Level 67
Feb 28, 2020
Interesting how more people got question 8 right (Vladivostok) than question 5 (1 border) would have loved to have seen the thought proces.
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2020
Is close ≠ Shares a border

The USA is much closer to Havana than it is to Mexico City...

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Level 31
Jun 6, 2020
Hermit Kingdom should have referred to both Koreas, as the term is from before they were separate nations.

Now I know the term doesn't fit South Korea anymore, but North Korea is also not really known as the "Hermit Kingdom"

Both is most correct, but actually, both are no longer known as the hermit kingdom.

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Level 65
Nov 24, 2020
DPRK is known as the hermit kingdom.
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Level 58
Nov 30, 2020
That question made me twitch a bit. I've always heard the title "Hermit Kingdom" used for both Korea's in the same way as the United Kingdom is sometime referred to as "England". An old title from the Korean Kingdom from before the Japanese occupation.

The question makes sense towards the current countries with regards to North Koreas isolationist policies.

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Level 32
Aug 31, 2020
Pyongcheng (idk how to spell it) held the Winter Olympics in 2018 so in the bottom hit it should say that too
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2020
Right spelling is Pyeongchang. And it's in South Korea. Whether 2018 Olympics included or not, the answer won't change. North Korea hasn't held any Olympics.
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Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
Yeah, but it would still help to change the blurb so that it mentions the PyeongChang Olympics now.
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Level 62
Nov 24, 2020
Obviously, North Korea is a horrific dictatorship that treats its people terribly, and I hope that those people gain their freedom and a fair chance at life as soon as possible, *but* if one can temporarily discard basic Human decency and compassion, North Korea is just soooooooo entertaining! I recently read "I was Kim Jong Il's Cook" by Kenji Fujimoto, written by a guy who, surprisingly, was Kim Jong Il's cook (bet you couldn't guess that from the title), and it's just hilarious and bizarre. I highly recommend it!
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Level 26
Nov 24, 2020
Nice quiz. I got 100%!
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Level 28
Nov 24, 2020
This quiz is awesome! can you make a series of quizzes that are like "this or that"
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Level 57
Nov 24, 2020
Just finished the book 'Nothing to Envy' last week. Truly recommendable if you want to learn more about North Korea through the eyes of defectors.
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2020
Awesome! I actually thought to myself upon finishing this quiz, "Wow, North Korea is fascinating. I really need to know more about it. I will get a book on it." And thirty seconds later I find your comment. Gonna order that book right now. Thanks!
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2020
There's a Youtube channel called Dimple that hosts North Korean defectors and they react to different videos and talk about their time in North Korea.
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Level 38
Nov 25, 2020
South Korea also hosted the Winter Olympics in 2018. In Pyeongchang
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Level 73
Nov 27, 2020
In the Marxist sense, South Korea is a dictatorship of capital.
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2020
I'm actually shocked South Korea has so many Christians! I thought most people would be Buddhist!
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Level 50
Mar 9, 2021
North Korea has hosted the Winter Olympics in 2018, so technically speaking both countries have hosted the Olympics