Albania Country Quiz

🇦🇱 Can you guess these facts about the country of Albania?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 19, 2019
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Capital of Albania
Tirana
Religion of 58.8% of the population
Islam
Second most populous city
Durrës
Countries that border Albania
Greece
Kosovo
Montenegro
North Macedonia
Peninsula on which Albania lies
Balkans
Deepest and oldest lake in
Southern Europe, a UNESCO site
Lake Ohrid
Empire it was part of, 1480–1912
Ottoman Empire
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Country that invaded in 1939
Italy
Military alliance Albania formally
withdrew from in 1968
Warsaw Pact
Parts of the Mediterranean that
Albania borders
Adriatic Sea
Ionian Sea
Animal that appears on its flag
Golden Eagle
Currency of Albania
Lek
Nobel Peace Prize-winning nun
Mother Teresa
Albanian-born Muhammad Ali-
Pasha is regarded as the modern
founder of this country
Egypt
Vegetable as filling in Byrek
Spinach
Dictator of Albania from 1944–1985
Enver Hoxha
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2020
Al-Ba-Ni-A! https://youtu.be/XhXDcxAM0zc
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Level 77
Jun 6, 2020
Hmm Mother Teresa doesn't really belong in this COUNTRY quiz. She was from what is today Northern Macedonia.
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Level 82
Jun 8, 2020
True
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Level 72
Jun 8, 2020
it's the same as Muhammad Ali Pasha who was born in today Greece but they both were Albanian
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Level 77
Jun 9, 2020
Then remove him as well, it's not a quiz about Albanians.
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Level 52
Jun 10, 2020
A question about Scanderbeg might be a good addition
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
There was one, but QM removed it.
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Level 64
Jun 19, 2020
St. Teresa of Calcutta should be counted as well as Mother Teresa.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2020
The world's heaviest smoker, Zog I.
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Level 46
Oct 29, 2020
Misread 'religion' as 'region.' Pretty big facepalm moment. I mean, misreading happens. But the fact that my brain never corrected itself when it was so obvious something Islam-related was going to be on the quiz somewhere, plus the fact that I distinctly remember Albania being 58% Muslim. Ugh.
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Level 44
Nov 7, 2020
The vegetable filling of byrek answer is arbitrary. Spinach is one of many possible vegetable fillings - others in Albania can be onions, potato, tomato, peppers, pumpkin, nettles, leek, cabbage... The question needs to be revisited. Perhaps changed, or replaced.
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Level 69
Nov 16, 2020
I agree completely. Byrek is a Balkan dish, varieties of which can be found under different names in all Balkan countries. So I knew what it is and I also tried all the vegetables/legumes ptilinopus listed but nettles and cabbage... and spinach. It seems arbitrary to accept one filling as correct and exclude all the others. Here's the wikipedia page on this dish and its Albanian varieties: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6rek#Albanian_byrek_and_lakror
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Level 83
Nov 16, 2020
I'm surprised I remembered the Ionian Sea. I haven't heard about it since high school.
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Level 47
Nov 16, 2020
Would you accept Warsaw for Warsaw Pact?
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Level 69
Nov 16, 2020
But why? One is the capital of Poland, the other is a historical alliance. If someone talks to you about London, would you directly think of the London Blitz?
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Level 59
Nov 16, 2020
Instead of Mother Theresa (Though Albanian in ethnicity, born in modern day North Macedonia under the Ottoman Empire) and Muhammad Ali Pasha (Again, though Albanian in ethnicity, born in modern day North Macedonia under the Ottoman Empire) questions, having questions on Skanderbeg, Zog I, and maybe on the 1997 civil war would work better - I think.
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Level 62
Nov 16, 2020
Don't know about how others feel, but as an American I've never heard of any of those people/events. On the other hand, I think everyone knows Mother Teresa and I remember learning a bit about Muhammad Ali-Pasha in high school. Even if there are some answers that are more directly relevant to Albania, I think it's still worth including these answers for those who are unfamiliar with the details of Albanian history (which I'm guessing is most people).
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Level 49
Nov 16, 2020
I can not be the only one who typed in qindar, qintar, and qindarka for the currency-I remember the subunit of the lek but not the actual lek LMAO
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Level 48
Nov 16, 2020
I went to Albania in the September of last year with a family member and a few friends from North Macedonia. As a Serb, I was sceptical and scared, for obvious reasons, but I ended up having a blast of a time! The sea was beautiful, the food was delicious and the people were actually quite chill! They didn't have a problem with me being a Serb. Be nice, be cool, be respectful, don't pick fights with anyone, no one's gonna a pick a fight with you. We had plans to travel again this year, but that didn't happen, again for obvious reasons. Hopefully, that would change the next year!
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Level 28
Nov 18, 2020
why did i put theresa may instead of mother theresa

and why did that count