Random Name a Valid Country

Can you name a country that fits the given category for each of the questions? Answers change every time you play! Currently at 250 answers!
A huge thank you to IAB, Jato3, and CringeDragon for helping come up with questions
A lot of these are based on the United Nations, which don't include certain countries like Vatican City or Taiwan
Using standard JetPunk naming conventions
Quiz by NINJAQKk
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Last updated: May 10, 2020
First submittedNovember 9, 2019
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Level 54
Nov 9, 2019
Good quiz
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Level 57
Nov 9, 2019
Good help
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Level 43
Nov 9, 2019
Very nice
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Level 65
Nov 18, 2019
I think the "Only borders 1 country in Asia" prompt could be reworded. I interpreted it as a country that borders only one other Asian country (without the country itself having to be in Asia), and I wondered why Papua New Guinea or Egypt weren't working.
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Level 57
Nov 18, 2019
Good idea. I do admit some (probably more than some) of my wording was poorly chosen.
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Level 67
Dec 5, 2019
For "Capital contains its name," you are missing Djibouti.
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Level 57
Dec 5, 2019
Thanks for letting me know
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2020
And also, Luxembourg.
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Level 56
Jan 3, 2020
"At least 4,000 km tall" seems clumsily worded.
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Level 81
Feb 24, 2020
Really dwarfs Everest.
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Level 36
Jan 6, 2020
Good quiz! Nominated✔
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Level 57
Jan 21, 2020
Ukraine and Poland do not work for the "borders Russia" question
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Level 81
Jan 22, 2020
nordic and scandanavian essentially the same question, could do with changing one of them
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Level 84
Feb 25, 2020
Finland and Iceland should not count as correct answers for the Scandinavian question.
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Level 82
Feb 25, 2020
Scandinavian doesn't always mean the same. It's not that simple. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsXMe8H6iyc for a 4 minute explanation. It really depends. You have a point, but it's not just a geographical term, it's cultural too. - This has the potential to become another "Cyprus is in Europe" thing, except that Europe is really more a geographical entity only than Scandinavia.
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Level 54
Jan 24, 2020
"in South America that passes through teh equator" - spelled incorrectly
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Level 63
Feb 14, 2020
"Myanmar" ends with the letter R.
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2020
Vatican City is not a member of the UN, but it is recognized by the UN, so you should remove that answer. On the other hand, it seems jetpunk is starting to recognize the Palestinian Territories.
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Level 57
Feb 17, 2020
Yeah, I should change up the wording a bit. But I'll accept Palestine when Countries of the World does.
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Level 46
Feb 18, 2020
São Tomé and Príncipe isn't excepted for, contains the word "and" in its name.
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Level 52
Aug 30, 2020
You mean it is excepted, when it should be accepted?
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Level 62
Feb 18, 2020
Would nominate but my I've already reached my limit.
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Level 47
Feb 19, 2020
how do you nominate?
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Level 57
Feb 19, 2020
It's right next to the star rating.
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Level 62
Feb 29, 2020
You press the thing that says "Nominate?" Go to a non-featured quiz and see.
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2020
Used India for 5 out of the first 6 questions. Guess I was just lucky :P
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Level 74
Feb 24, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 89
Feb 24, 2020
"Is an island" should accept only countries that are one island and do not share an island. All of the accepted answers for "is an island with at least 100,000 km in the Pacific" are either multiple islands or share an island.
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
Changed to "that is an island country with an area of at least 100,000 km² in the Pacific"
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Level 89
Feb 24, 2020
Czech Republic is missing from the countries that contain 2 C's.
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Level 57
Feb 24, 2020
Should be fixed soon. Thanks for telling me :)
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Level 72
Feb 25, 2020
Sadly need to add the UK to those not in the EU now.
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Fixed
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Level 72
Mar 1, 2020
We certainly have been.
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2020
I had a clue "that sent a man to the moon" and it listed China and Russia in addition to the USA. - I'm confused. Only USA landed someone on the moon and Russia didn't really try to have a person enter trans-lunar orbit. Am I missing something about this clue or is it just incorrect?
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Level 51
Feb 25, 2020
The question "Borders a -stan country" should also include the -stan countries that border -stan countries. Those are currently not accepted. Otherwise great quiz c:
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Changed the clue
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2020
What's the deal with the "capital is guessed at least 90%" question? There is actually only one capital guessed at least 90% on the world capitals quiz (Paris) and France isn't even accepted. In fact none of the nine most-guessed countries are (Japan is 10th).
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Removed that question
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2020
China and Russia never sent people to the moon.
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Updated that question
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2020
Can you change 'with a temperature of less than 15°C in Africa, Oceania, or South America' to 'with an average annual temperature of less than 15°C in Africa, Oceania, or South America'?
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
Changed it to "with an average temperature of less than 15°C in Africa, Oceania, or South America"
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Level 66
Feb 27, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 47
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the UK and I had no idea we don't have an official language
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Removed that question since the reality is complicated. Some nations definitely don't have an official language (United States). Some definitely do. Many others are somewhere in the middle.
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Level 62
Feb 25, 2020
Wait, the US doesn't have an official language?
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the States and I wonder the same.
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Level 79
Feb 26, 2020
We don't although people have lobbied to get English as the official language, but I doubt in the current political environment that it could be accepted. Too much acrimony
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Level 62
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the United States, and I have never heard the term "customary system". Looking at the answers, I see that it is the countries that use inches/feet, ounces/pounds, cups/pints/quarts, etc.
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the States and I hear customary all the time. And your second sentence is the definition of the customary system.
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Level 70
Feb 25, 2020
Customary System is the usual term for this, I haven't heard it called anything else.
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Level 71
Feb 29, 2020
I tried virtually every country except those three. I've never heard it called that, only the Imperial system
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Level 47
Feb 28, 2020
In the UK it's called the Imperial measurement system - although I don't think that goes as far as stuff like "cups". I'd never heard customary before, interesting to find out that's how it's referred to elsewhere.
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Level 78
Feb 28, 2020
The imperial and customary systems are almost the same, but there are a few minor differences in measurements of fluid volume.
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Level 68
Mar 8, 2020
Brit here, never heard of “Customary system” before either. I got it with my first guess, but that was pure luck.
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Level 52
Aug 30, 2020
A pint in the USA is tiny! I'd never heard of 'customary system' either, but it makes sense since there are differences.
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Level 70
Feb 25, 2020
"whose capital is below 5°C" this can be worded better. And as earlier commented, Finland and Iceland are not Scandinavian. Otherwise, good job!
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Level 82
Feb 25, 2020
Scandinavian doesn't always mean the same. It's not that simple. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsXMe8H6iyc for a 4 minute explanation. It really depends. You have a point, but it's not just a geographical term, it's cultural too.
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
I changed it to "whose capital's average temperature is below 5°C" and "that is Nordic".
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Level 65
Feb 25, 2020
Isn't North Korea a communist country too?
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
Oops, I somehow put Nepal instead of North Korea. Should be fixed soon.
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Technically they are no longer a Marxist-Leninist country as of 2011.
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
After further research, North Korea is no longer a Marxist-Leninist communist, though it acts in similar ways. Nepal is slightly controversial, as there is a large group that supports communism, but they do not completely rule Nepal.
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Level 52
Aug 30, 2020
North Korea is absolutely nothing like a Marxist-Leninist communist country in any way whatsoever. No one who really studies it refers to that even when it pretended to be.
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2020
It has changed to non-communist after Kim Jong Un became the leader in 2008.
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Level 48
Feb 25, 2020
Great quiz! Real replayability and fun to do! Keep it up!
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Level 71
Feb 25, 2020
Doesn't JetPunk accept both Lima and Sucre for Peruvian capitals?
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2020
Lima is the capital of Peru. Sucre, along with La Paz, is the capital of Bolivia.
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Level 44
Feb 26, 2020
So Australia is not considered an island?
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Level 75
Feb 26, 2020
Ssshhh!

We don't mention that here
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2020
No, it is considered a landmass.
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2020
Mass sounds negative, it might have size issues, a little more sensitivity please ! (Ow and sorry about the "it" )

joking :)

ow yea and mass is not the same as weight, because when you are on the moon etc... (just giving people something they can argue about. I mean discuss :) )

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Level 30
Feb 26, 2020
i think in the question of "with a recorded temp. of more than 53 degree celsius" sould also be libya
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2020
I am using this quiz as a source, and it doesn't list Libya as above 53C
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Level ∞
Feb 26, 2020
Libya shouldn't be included. The "fact" that Libya recorded the highest temperature on Earth has now been debunked.
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2020
Does Kiribati not count as being in either Polynesia or Micronesia then?
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2020
Added Kiribati to Micronesia
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Level 83
Feb 27, 2020
Seems there are a lot more countries that speak Berber than just those two? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berber_languages
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Level 57
Feb 27, 2020
Official Languages quiz lists only Algeria and Morocco.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Cyprus has more than 1 million.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Removed it from "more than 1million, but less than 600k" (which is what I think you were talking about).
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Level 49
Feb 28, 2020
You basically put the “countries that speak Dutch” question twice and I can’t believe I’m the first person to point that out. Great quiz though!
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Oh haha I didn't notice that. Thanks!
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Level 66
Feb 28, 2020
Please remove United Kingdom from 'that had at least 100 million people by 1900'. The only part of the British Empire that was part of the United Kingdom was the United Kingdom itself, which had 50 million people in 1950. Nigeria, Kenya, Canada, Australia etc. do not count.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Sorry, I think I am going to leave it on there. Many quizzes include colonies and such.
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Level 49
Feb 28, 2020
Amazing quiz. However, for the countries with a per capita income of atleast $75000, there are some countries missing, like Qatar, for example.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Thanks. Wikipedia lists Qatar as only $70,000, though.
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2020
You might want to specify whether you are going by nominal GDP or Purchasing Power Parity. In my opinion, the latter measure is much better. You can find an accurate list here.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Okay I switched all GDP per capita measurements to PPP.
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Level 20
Feb 28, 2020
I kept guessing countries ending with -land because it had "and" in it 🌛
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
It says "the word and" :)
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Level 78
Feb 28, 2020
I did the same thing but when Iceland didn't work I reread the clue and figured it out.
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Level 61
Feb 28, 2020
Kosovo is missing for majority muslim country in Europe
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
I'll add it in. I forgot my source, but maybe it didn't count Kosovo as a country.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
"that is an island country with an area of 400,000 km² or larger" Why is Australia not a valid answer?
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Australia is a landmass. See comment above.
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Level 69
Feb 28, 2020
The caveat about the UN gives two of three answers to the question about the UN.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Surely that isn't too big of a problem.
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Level 22
Feb 28, 2020
For "in Europe not part of the EU", I believe you're missing Monaco. Just my luck that it was the first one I tried...
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
You're right, I'll add it in.
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Level 59
Feb 28, 2020
Luxembourg wasn't accepted as an answer on the first question.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
The quiz is random, so the first question is different for everyone.
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Level 69
Feb 28, 2020
Unless you reword the question Brazil should be accepted as being within 2000 km of Brasillia
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
I added "not including Brazil"
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Level 45
Feb 28, 2020
Shouldn't "United States of America" count as a country with 20+ letters?
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Standard JetPunk spelling is just United States.
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Level 68
Feb 28, 2020
Might it be possible to deviate from your stated criteria for this question, as it is a question dealing with the length of country names and people are naturally doing to think of full/official country names in that context. Fortunately, there are a number of other answers for this question, but this is just my opinion, as the first thing keyed in was "USA." I do like the quiz quite a lot, regardless.
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Level 68
Feb 28, 2020
But that would be incorrect anyway, since "USA" has merely 3 letters, not the required 20.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Why should I make an exception for the US and not other countries?
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Level 56
Feb 28, 2020
100th comment! Great quiz btw. Time to break the FP record!
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Level 72
Feb 28, 2020
While I get calling Spain European for categorisation purposes, some of Spain is very much in Africa - Ceuta and Melilla - so I don't think it fits the question.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2020
I don't understand what you are saying? Every source I know lists Spain as being European.
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Level 63
Feb 29, 2020
question "starting with "East"": neither east timor, nor timor work
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Level 57
Feb 29, 2020
Are you sure? East Timor is the only answer to that question. Timor is not a valid type-in on JetPunk just as New Guinea is not a valid type-in to Papua New Guinea.
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Level 28
Feb 29, 2020
The UAE also surrounds a part of another country. Isn't Sweden or Norway more than 2.5 times as tall as it is wide?
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Level 62
Feb 29, 2020
Norway stretches above Sweden and Finland
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Level 57
Feb 29, 2020
Many countries have enclaves and exclaves in other countries. If I included the UAE I would have to include those as well. And no, those countries are slightly diagonal on the map, making them pretty wide.
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Level 22
Feb 29, 2020
Should include Farenheit in question, I have no idea much 53 degrees Celcius is
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Level 57
Feb 29, 2020
Welcome to the metric system. Used by 99% of the world
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Level 39
Apr 21, 2020
Strictly speaking (and because this is a pedants' website) Celsius isn't metric. SI, but not metric. Not many measurements that can claim that...
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Level 66
Mar 1, 2020
"that earns at least $75,000 and in Asia" - I'm assuming this means per capita income, but it could be more clearly worded. It sounds like the country is earning $75,000
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Level 57
Mar 1, 2020
Now changed to "with a per capita income (PPP) of $75,000 or more and in Asia".
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Level 48
Mar 1, 2020
The question " earns at least $75,000 and in Asia" isn't clear what you mean by earns. Avg citizen? Country as a whole? Clarification would be helpful. I only got this by guessing every Asian country I could think of.
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2020
It says "atleast" no matter what exactly the question is about, why guess all the countries, best bet is to skip the poorest ones
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Level 59
Mar 1, 2020
"that produces at least 50 million tonnes of wheat" should include a time period, such as "annually".
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Level 57
Mar 1, 2020
Added anually
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Level 32
Mar 2, 2020
Accept Timor as an answer for East Timor, because you already has East in the question.
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Level 57
Mar 2, 2020
Timor is not accepted as a type-in on JetPunk, so I won't accept it either.
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Level 54
Mar 3, 2020
Very disappointed that 'Andorra' was not accepted for 'includes "and" in its name'.
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2020
Sorry, it says the word and.
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2020
Ecuador left OPEC, so would it still count for OPEC members that joined after 2000?
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Level 57
Apr 11, 2020
Ecuador will still count because it technically joined after 2000.
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Level 62
Apr 11, 2020
If only I knew what that "customary system" is...
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Level 70
Apr 12, 2020
It seems that Antigua and Barbuda would satisfy the "North American country with less than 100,000 people" clue. As far as I can tell, the current population is about 97,000, although I realise this is pretty close to the limit.
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Level 56
Apr 13, 2020
For the question "with at least 2 capitals accepted by JetPunk" it listed Palau, even though on the World Capitals Quiz, Palau only has Ngerulmud as a capital. Maybe Benin, as both Cotonou and Porto-Novo are accepted in the World Caputals Quiz?
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Level 57
Apr 13, 2020
Palau also accepts Melekeok, but I'll add Benin.
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Level 23
Apr 24, 2020
UK and USA don't work
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Level 57
Apr 24, 2020
On what question?
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Level 43
Apr 25, 2020
Great quiz, you should add Papua New Guinea to the list of countries which uses a creole, one of it's official languages is Tok Pisin, which is a creole.
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Level 57
Apr 26, 2020
Thanks! I edited it to be only French-based creoles.
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Level 52
May 10, 2020
Didn't Liberia also gain independence from the United States?
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Level 57
May 10, 2020
The United States never owned Liberia.
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Level 52
May 10, 2020
When I looked on Wikipedia it said Liberia gained independence from United States. I also know Liberia's capital was named after United States president James Monroe. Is the American Colonization Society not considered part of the US?
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Level 57
May 10, 2020
My bad, I added Liberia, thank you.
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Level 44
May 11, 2020
Isn't Kosovo a muslim majority country?
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Level 20
Jun 3, 2020
oof kinda annoying quiz
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Level 22
Jul 16, 2020
13 year old irish girl and I got all in first try with 30 seconds left, proud ngl
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Level 40
Jul 21, 2020
Why is papua new guinea accepted as an island country and australia isnt?
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Level 57
Jul 21, 2020
Although it borders Indonesia, Papua New Guinea is located completely on the island of New Guinea (with some minor outlying islands). Australia is considered a landmass.
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Level 31
Jul 30, 2020
Nepal is communist
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Level 44
Jul 31, 2020
To be fair, Egypt is considered a transcontinental country (the Sinai Peninsula is in Asia), which means one of the answers for 'in Asia that only borders 1 other country' should be Egypt.
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Level 57
Jul 31, 2020
Even if it was in Asia, it borders more than country
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Level 28
Aug 2, 2020
Shouldn't the UK be an example of a country with "and" in it? United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Level 57
Aug 2, 2020
"Using standard JetPunk naming conventions". JetPunk calls it simply United Kingdom.
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Level 28
Aug 3, 2020
Ah
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Level 47
Aug 13, 2020
For "that is at least 20 letters long", shouldn't United States of America, People's Republic of China, and Democratic People's Republic of Korea all count? I'm assuming they don't because of JetPunk naming conventions? I guess if you were to include those, you would also have to include things like United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati.
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Level 57
Aug 13, 2020
Yeah, if I included the full names of countries, most if not all would be on here. I'm using what's listed on Countries of the World Quiz.
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Level 50
Sep 6, 2020
Antigua and Barbados should count for countries that start with a but don't end with a.
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Level 57
Sep 6, 2020
Its name is Antigua and Barbuda, not Antigua and Barbados.
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2020
Just to clarify, does the "100 million people by 1900" question refer to modern-day borders or territories controlled by the country at the time? Because the question only makes sense if it's the latter (no way India can't be there unless it's counted as part of the UK).
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Level 57
Sep 15, 2020
Yes, the modern day borders are what count.
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Level 45
Sep 17, 2020
Myanmar, doesn´t use the metric units, but neither does it use customary units. They have their own sets of Units. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_units_of_measurement