Which Asian Country?

Can you answer these multiple choice questions whose answers are Asian countries?
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Last updated: April 17, 2019
First submittedMarch 23, 2019
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1. What country is considered the birthplace of Siddhārtha Gautama, aka Buddha?
Vietnam
Nepal
China
Japan
2. Which country possesses nuclear weapons?
Vietnam
Pakistan
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
3. Which country shares a border with Afghanistan?
Iran
Russia
North Korea
India
4. Where is Tagalog commonly spoken?
Turkmenistan
Bangladesh
Singapore
Philippines
5. In what country would you find the lowest elevation (on land) in the world?
China
Kazakhstan
South Korea
Israel
6. In what country would you find the city of Mandalay?
Iraq
Myanmar
Japan
India
7. Where does the Mekong River meet the sea?
Bangladesh
Vietnam
China
Laos
8. Which country has the larger population?
Malaysia
Indonesia
Myanmar
United Arab Emirates
9. What country was formerly known as Ceylon?
Bangladesh
Tajikistan
Bhutan
Sri Lanka
10. Where is the Kaaba located?
Turkey
Thailand
Saudi Arabia
India
11. Which country's territory was NOT occupied by Japan in World War II?
Indonesia
North Korea
Singapore
Thailand
12. Which of these countries borders the Caspian Sea?
Azerbaijan
Syria
India
Turkey
13. Which of these countries is mostly Christian?
Georgia
Cambodia
Taiwan
Mongolia
14. Which of these countries has a capital that DOESN'T start with T?
North Korea
Iran
Uzbekistan
Japan
15. Which of these countries is a monarchy?
South Korea
Oman
Bangladesh
Philippines
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Level 74
Apr 17, 2019
Thailand was invaded by Japan in 1941, and of course the Bridge over the River Kwai, where Japan constructed a railway to Myanmar using POW forced labour, is in Thailand.
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Level 77
Apr 17, 2019
Invasion, five (5) hours of fighting, ceasefire, a few days that could be called occupation I guess, after that alliance that allowed Japan to operate in Thailand and build railways among other things, but wasn't formally an occupation. Dunno, I'd still put it on the not-occupied list.
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Level ∞
Apr 18, 2019
Plus all the other countries were obviously occupied.
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Level 65
May 29, 2019
They were only "allowed entry" because they were invaded. It was a de facto occupation at the end of a gun barrel
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Level 57
May 29, 2019
That is only known as the death Railway
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Level 62
May 29, 2019
Jerry my man, Thailand wasn't occupied. While Japanese troops marched through Thailand and Myanmar to get to Malaysia, occupy is way too strict of a term to use to describe their action.
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Level 70
May 29, 2019
I guess Thailand could have refused entry ..... Ha Ha Ha
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Level 65
May 29, 2019
They were invaded, and capitulated. How is that not occupation? How is that different from, say, Holland?
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Level 38
May 29, 2019
Japan forced Siam to join the Axis (Siam is Thailand)
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Level 69
Apr 17, 2019
Ah I had that the only thing between the British empire and the Russian Empire was Afghanistan. Keyword being empire....
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Level 79
May 29, 2019
This comment is whistling pass the graveyard...
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Level 83
Apr 18, 2019
I would have thrown India in as a possible answer for the Buddha birth question (instead of, say Vietnam). It might have gotten a lot of votes.
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Level 72
Apr 18, 2019
It also would have been terribly confusing, because the area was in India then, but is in Nepal now.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2019
Is it safe to say that there was an India back then?
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Level 73
Apr 22, 2019
I agree, would have been good to put India as an option.
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Level 29
May 29, 2019
India has a border with afghanistan
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Level 70
May 29, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir is Indian and it does indeed border Afghanistan.
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Level 65
May 30, 2019
The part that does border Afghanistan is recognized as Pakistani on Jetpunk.
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Level 77
May 29, 2019
Actually, Tagalog is not uncommon in Singapore ;)
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Level 71
May 29, 2019
Easy, 3:07 left
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Level 67
May 29, 2019
Please change 'Which country has the larger population' to largest for Question 8.
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2020
Thanks
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Level 68
Jul 18, 2019
I think technically Oman is a sultanate, not a monarchy (which would have a king).
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2020
I think sultans are classed as monarchs, just not as kings.
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Level 31
Jul 24, 2019
I’m Filipino :D Kumusta ka? (If you know what it means, you can answer lol) Edit: And speak in Tagalog to answer hehe
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Level 80
Jul 24, 2019
mahal kita
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Level 67
Feb 28, 2020
It sounded like como esta, so I assumed it would mean how are you, and apparently it does :)
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2020
I don't think question 8 should be phrased "Which country has the larger population?" It should be "Which country has the largEST population?".
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Level 61
Aug 24, 2020
Agreed, largER of two, largEST of four.