Uzbekistan Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the Republic of Uzbekistan?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedApril 5, 2018
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The capital of Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Official language
Uzbek
Called by some the "de-facto" second official language
Russian
Until 1991, Uzbekistan was part of this country
Soviet Union
Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are the only countries that are ...
Doubly Landlocked
Predominant religion
Islam
Formerly the world's fourth largest lake, now mostly evaporated
Aral Sea
Every country that Uzbekistan borders ends in these four letters
Stan
Region that Uzbekistan is part of
Central Asia
Uzbekistan is part of this ancient region which gave its name to the two-humped camel
Bactria
First major empire that Uzbekistan was part of
Achaemenid Empire
(Persian Empire)
Conqueror who conquered the area in 327 BC
Alexander the Great
Overland trade route which passed through Uzbekistan until the 18th century
Silk Road
Second-most populous city, which was an important waypoint on the above.
Samarkand
Warlord born in the city of Shahrisabz in 1336 whose conquests killed an
estimated 5% of the world population
Timur
Uzbekistan's primary cash crop (hint: starts with C)
Cotton
Larger ethnic group which includes Uzbeks, Kazakhs, and Uyghurs
Turkic
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Level 78
May 17, 2020
My parents went on a farm tour of the USSR and visited Tashkent in the 1970s. It was a memorable trip for them, and yet I missed the one agricultural question on the quiz.
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Level 74
Aug 19, 2020
Well, you weren't on that trip, so I guess it wasn't memorable for you. Don't beat yourself up for not remembering something you didn't experience.
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Level 77
May 17, 2020
Karimov, Bukhara, Registan, Fergana valley - all too difficult for this quiz?
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Level 73
May 18, 2020
I thought to myself - how much do I actually know about Uzbekistan? Probably not much. Turns out 13/15 which is way better than I would have expected!
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Level 61
Aug 12, 2020
I find it funny that I know much more about Uzbekistan than Poland. Got all correct on this one but only about half on the Poland one (prob the hardest country quiz I took so far). Granted, I think the clues on this quiz are less specific than the Poland one. For the record though WT2008, 13/15 is a pretty good score for a country many people don't even know exists.
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Level 51
Aug 13, 2020
I'm pretty sure these questions were way more basic than the Polish ones. It was'nt that much abouth Uzbek culture
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Level 65
May 18, 2020
Surprised that Samarkand and Timur are not well-known.
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Level 73
Aug 12, 2020
I think many people have heard of them but have only a vague idea of where they belong to geographically.
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2020
Definitely the case for me. Knew the names and their general relevance, but didn't know they were related to Uzbekistan.
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Level 68
May 18, 2020
I misspelled Samarkand by typing Samarkhand. Shame me! No mention of plov anywhere on this quiz.
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Level 72
May 18, 2020
Shame! Shame!

(Fortunately, Samarqand worked.)
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Level 73
May 18, 2020
Typo: "Ukbekistan's primary cash crop"
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Level 65
May 28, 2020
Third question from the end; Uzbekistan is misspelled.
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Level 70
Jun 4, 2020
Perhaps Temur and Taimur could also be accepted?
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Level 77
Aug 12, 2020
Most of these quizzes accept English alternatives. So why not Tamerlane?
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2020
Timur the Lame. But it would make sense to accept Tamerlane, too.
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2020
You could add something about its historical significance to make the clue for the 2nd city easier, probably. Maybe point out that it's one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in Central Asia and the world, or put it after the Silk Road question and allude to the fact that it was an important waypoint on the above.
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Level 55
Aug 12, 2020
Or the capital of Timur's empire.
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2020
Met a bunch of Uzbeks when I was in Northern Cyprus.
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Level 74
Aug 19, 2020
You mean in Europe?
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Level 80
Aug 24, 2020
I said what I meant.
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Level 50
Aug 13, 2020
Got them all while hoping to guess half. Feels good.
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Level 42
Aug 14, 2020
anyone else stepped foot here?
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Level 54
Sep 7, 2020
Should "Ural Sea" be an acceptable spelling? I remember growing up learning about the Ural Sea, I think?
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Level 38
Sep 14, 2020
Pretty easy to ace compared to other country quizzes, never having been to Uzbekistan.
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Level 35
Sep 15, 2020
At one point, I typed in Andromeda galaxy, wondering if that's where camels came from, but it turns out that's the one-humped kind.