Cambodia Country Quiz

🇰🇭 Can you guess these facts about the country of Cambodia?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 14, 2019
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Peninsula on which Cambodia is situated
Indochina
Capital of Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Major river that flows through that city
Mekong River
Countries that border Cambodia
Laos
Thailand
Vietnam
Ancient temple complex that is depicted on the flag of Cambodia
Angkor Wat
That temple complex is located this city, with initials SR
Siem Reap
Official language of Cambodia (also known as Cambodian - but give us the more common name)
Khmer
That language has 74 of these - more than any other language
Letters
Another name for Cambodia hint: starts with K
Kampuchea
Religion practiced by 97% of the Cambodian population
Buddhism
Country that controlled Cambodia from 1867 until 1953
France
Notorious dictator who has been blamed for killing about 20% of Cambodia's population in the late 1970s
Pol Pot
That dictator was trying to emulate this figure's "Great Leap Forward"
Mao Zedong
Country that invaded Cambodia in 1970
United States
Things in the ground that have killed an estimated 60,000 people since 1970
Land Mines
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Level 78
Sep 22, 2019
Nice quiz, not too difficult
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Level 73
Sep 22, 2019
The way the Great Leap Forward question is worded, I first thought the answer was China, before getting Mao Zedong. Both answer's are technically correct, but only Mao is accepted.
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Level 81
Sep 22, 2019
"answer [is] are" is incorrect.
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Level 71
Sep 24, 2019
Would be nice to have a few more difficult questions. Maybe something to do with Tuol Sleng prison, King Sihanouk or Hun Sen?
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Level 79
Sep 26, 2019
Or questions related to the Khmer Empire, besides the temple complex. Difficult questions, yes, but also showing a side often forgotten from Cambodia.
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
Please accept 'characters' for letters.
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Level ∞
Oct 7, 2019
Okay
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2020
Should characters really counts as a correct answer though? Chinese has way more characters than 74.
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Level 64
Dec 2, 2019
Cool quiz, thanks. Easy since I just visited!
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Level 61
Dec 2, 2019
the landmines thing is very true - when i was in cambodia there were multiple fields with warning signs saying that i was in danger of blowing up and dying from entering the field bc of landmines
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Level 49
Sep 12, 2020
So many ppl here subtly trying to boast that they've visited Cambodia! Well done you can walk onto a plane and sit down, you're amazing!!!
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Level 58
Dec 3, 2019
A language doesn't have letters. An alphabet does. So khmer language might have more consonants or vowels than any other language, but for sure it doesn't have more letters. I know I'm nit-picking a bit, but I was completely mislead by the question.
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Level 64
Dec 3, 2019
Me too!! +1
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Level 49
Sep 12, 2020
"a bit" lol
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Level 50
Dec 3, 2019
Alphabets should be acceptable, I think.
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Level 80
Dec 4, 2019
But it only has one alphabet
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Level 44
Apr 7, 2020
A real ethnic person from Cambodia, just moved to America 2 years ago.
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Level ∞
May 20, 2020
Welcome!
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Level 52
Apr 26, 2020
Please accept Zedong?
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Level 61
Sep 10, 2020
In Chinese languages, the tradition is to put the family name as the first name. This means that "Mao" is actually the "last name" of Mao Zedong, so it makes sense to accept that and not "Zedong." I'll leave it up to QuizMaster to decide whether to accept it though.
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2020
Small typo, the SR clue shouldn't say "this what."
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Level 69
Sep 10, 2020
Another typo, that clue should say "located in this city".
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Level 60
Jul 7, 2020
Country that supported Pol Pot's genocide campaign for over fifteen years: USA
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Level 55
Jul 7, 2020
Countries that would have gone apeshit if USA tried to fo anything to stop him: everyone
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Level 46
Jul 22, 2020
imagine simping for henry kissinger
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Level 83
Sep 10, 2020
Why would the international reaction have been any different to the dozens of other governments the USA has overthrown?
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Level 48
Sep 11, 2020
The United States supported the Khmer Rouge after Cambodia was invaded by Vietnam and the Khmer Rouge government was overthrown and replaced by a pro- Vietnamese government. The Khmer Rouge became a guerrilla insurgency once again. Pretty shady to be sure, but the US support came from a pretty understandable place - revenge for being beaten in the Vietnam war. The other country that supported the Khmer Rouge at the same time was China, in an attempt to check growing Vietnamese power
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Level 52
Aug 28, 2020
suggest accepting Mekhong as an alternate spelling for Mekong. In Thai and Khmer as well, the softer "g" sound is often transliterated as "k" while the harder "k" is transliterated as "kh." That's why Khmer is spelled the way it is and not as Kmer.
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Level 83
Sep 10, 2020
Hey buddy. Khmer for a second. I wanna talk to you.
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Level 43
Sep 10, 2020
yea? what is it?
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Level 80
Sep 10, 2020
I'm not familiar with Khmer, it is probably similar, but in Thai the "h" after a consonant doesn't mean it is "hard" or "soft," it means that it's an aspirated consonant. Aspiration in the language can change which phoneme you are using, same as in Hindi, and unlike English- where the aspirated /p/ at the beginning of "pill" and the non-aspirated /p/ at the end of "stop" are understood by native-speakers to be the same sound, even though they're not.
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Level 42
Sep 10, 2020
Could you accept Indochinese?
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Level 62
Sep 11, 2020
Shouldn't the Pol Pot question be "responsible for" instead of just "blamed for"... The question indicates that he might not have been such a bad guy - or is it just my lacking english skills?