- A landmass is any contiguous piece of land, such as Afro-Eurasia, Borneo, Hispaniola, etc.
- Names as in the Countries of the World quiz are used, so the last letter of the USA is S (United States)
- French Guiana is an overseas department or France, not an overseas territory. Therefore France is on both the landmass of the Americas as well as Afro-Eurasia, while it's continent is still Europe
Hope this helps :)
- Type any country. The country will show up in one of 12 colours. Say we type China.
- Use the legend on the bottom left of the svg to see what the colour means. For example, China shows up in yellow, meaning the mystery country is on the landmass of Afro-Eurasia, but not in Asia, doesn't start with C, and doesn't end with A.
- Using that info, we type the next country. Let's say we pick the DR Congo, which shows up in black. This means the mystery country is in Africa, doesn't end with O, but starts with D
- We then pick Djibouti, with which the quiz ends as it was the mystery country :)
I suppose island countries aren't possible answers? or at least borderless ones?
Borderless countries can be answers, since the First Letter, Last Letter and Continent hints should be enough to be able to find the mystery country. But they are indeed a bit more challenging since less countries will be coloured!
I'm sure I would love this style of quiz, if I would understand it.
Also, one of the randomized quizzes I really feel like to play more and more times
It should already be lighting up in green afterwards if not guessed. Some may be difficult to see though. Did you have one that didn't light up?
Also it seems inconsistent. For example, I guessed Sudan and it gave me a dark green color meaning that it has "S" as the first litter, "N" as the last letter and was in the same land mass. Yet Sweden, which meets all three of those same criteria, was colored lime green meaning only the first letter matched the answer. ?
Wonder what the chances of that are?
Have noticed that if it's an African country beginning with M, it's always Mauritius. North Macedonia keeps coming up as well.
Two hard scenarios, I find, are are African countries ending in A and Asian ones ending in N.
Okay, I understand now. Very quick thinking needed. A little more time would definitely make it more enjoyable. Those who relish the challenge of quick-fire could always try and beat their own fastest time.
I hope this helps making it a bit clearer
That being said, it seems indeed the average is decreasing quite a bit, so I'll up the time a little
Awesome quiz though, one of the best I've seen in a long time, and spending the first try getting the hang of it seems to be par for the course!
You scored 196/196 = 100%
35.7% of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is 77
Your high score is 196
Your fastest time is 0:09
That's why France is on both the landmasses of Afro-Eurasia and the Americas, but the continent is still Europe.
35.5% of test takers also scored 100%
Your fastest time is 0:07
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One suggestion - The colour options are sometimes hard to distinguish on smaller countries if not zoomed in. Especially the two greens (FL&LL and FL,LL&LA) and the maroon and pink.
Maybe an orange or fluoro pink instead?
However, getting repeats is also part of a random process. We always think of randomness as something where there should be no repeats at all, but the chance of getting the same country twice in a row is 1 in 51, or just under 2%. If all takes would be people who took the quiz exactly twice and then left (22793 people), 447 of them would have been expected to see the same country twice. (Of course it will never be exactly 447, but it will be around that amount)
What you're describing, 2 sets of 2 in 4 takes, is a bit more rare to achieve, but still not impossible. If you take the quiz 4 times, the chance of this happening is 1 in 1327, or 0.07%. Seems small, but if all takes are from people who took the quiz exactly 4 times (11398 people), this would have happened about 9 times already.
Takes a little to learn what all the colours mean but once that's down pat its mostly straightforward
I also hate when I forget the one other country that starts with the same letter in the continent. In africa i forgot Madagascar existed, had every other african country starting with M covered.
Once again great quiz!
After not getting it the answer was apparently South Sudan, which is bright green for some reason? Is green the color for both "First Letter" and the mystery country?
Also, why were all the stans in Central Asia showing up as light blue? Is Africa considered part of the same landmass as Eurasia despite the Suez Canal??
Finally, after the whole map is revealed most of the countries show up as red, as if they're all on the same continent. Is red at the end just anything I didn't guess in addition to indicating the same continent?
As for the landmass, I indeed ignore man-made canals, so the Suez canal and the Panama canal are excluded
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