Cameroon Country Quiz

Can you guess these factors about the country of Cameroon?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: May 18, 2020
First submittedAugust 20, 2019
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Capital city
Yaounde
Most populous city
Douala
Gulf that Cameroon borders
Gulf of Guinea
Large, but shallow lake, that the far north of Cameroon shares with
three other countries
Lake Chad
Official languages
English
French
Put on your thinking cap... What is the tallest mountain in Cameroon?
Mount Cameroon
Most populous country that Cameroon borders
Nigeria
Largest type of frog, found mostly in Cameroon (hint: a Bible character)
Goliath Frog
Country that colonized Cameroon from 1884–1916, calling it Kamerun
Germany
Like nearby Ivory Coast and Ghana, Cameroon is a top 5 producer of this bean
Cocoa
Cameroon won the gold medal at this team sport at the 2000 Olympics
Football
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Level 79
May 18, 2020
The word "lake" or similar is missing from the clue for Lake Chad.
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Level 62
May 18, 2020
I was just about to comment this exact same thing.
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Level ∞
May 19, 2020
This has been fixed, sorry about that.
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Level 73
May 19, 2020
I don't get the forced country quizzes. Some, like the American one, are full of information. If the quizzes are going to be so bare bone why make them? There is plenty of information to be added, like how the French tricked the Cameroonians into shooting up the American embassy or the Anglophone Crisis or the Bakassi conflict or Paul Biya.
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Level 73
May 19, 2020
They are meant to be easy starting points for Jetpunk newbies.
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Level 73
May 19, 2020
It's not like they don't get the answers. Besides, we literally just featured every subdivision of Asia on a map, I don't think that is exactly newbie (or anyone) material.
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Level 73
May 20, 2020
There are quizzes for beginner and quizzes for advanced jetpunkers (like the Asian one). And even if they get the answer, there has to be a certain amount of direct reward at the beginning, to get people get hooked on the side.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
This quiz is not for "newbies". The average person in the world would be lucky to guess more than 3. Recalibrate your expectations.

I think this is an example of a "purity spiral" that reduces the size of the audience by alienating outlying members.

It's the same thing that happened when I was an engineering student at university. The first test would come out and 30% of people would get C's or lower. They would drop the class. The next test would come out and a new cohort would get C's and drop, etc... The result was a distilled "pure" batch of engineers who employers like Microsoft could hire without worry.

That's not what we are going for on JetPunk. We are trying to grow the audience, not shrink it.

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Level 73
May 19, 2020
I agree with you KanzazKyote. They’re fun to do if they are well made and filled with interesting facts, but the last two about Cameroon and Ivory Coast are really dull with only 12-13 basic questions...
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
They are not reports or papers. It is not about giving the most interesting facts about a country. It is no fun if you get 0 answers correct, the argument "but you get the answers afterwards anyway" does not have any value. That would just basically make it a one sided presentation.

A few interesting facts with a higher difficulty level is fine, it is nice to learn a few interesting things (like someone else on another quiz suggested, something about the oldest/biggest tree in the world, forgot the country, pretty sure it was in africa) but very obscure, uninteresting historical facts, that noone is gonna get (or remember afterwards) is not gonna make the quiz better.

It should either be gettable (though that does not mean a 100%, currency is gettable, but I definitely won't get them all), interesting, or a good fact to learn (like the lake chad, embarissingly I had no idea)

Not obscure boring forgettable facts just because they happen to be true (btw speaking in gene
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Level 73
Jun 13, 2020
I think it is just about giving the most interesting facts about countries!! Otherwise where’s the fun? I don’t think people are willing to take any quiz with dull answers. It is not about « getting as many answers as possible », but rather the « learning new interesting facts about countries I’ve just known the name so far. Wow now I’m more enlightened! » I’m not saying the quizzes should be impossible, sure the capital city, currency, bordering countries... etc are necessary basics, but it wouldn’t hurt to add for example that the sultan of Brunei hired M. Jackson to do a concert there without attending it himself! I mean come on. Only 12 questions about a rich country such as Cameroon? You could easily add more answers like balafon, Adamoua, some ethnic groups, Samuel Eto’o... etc.
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Level 83
Aug 22, 2020
This reminds me of something I've wondered about whenever I make quizzes about the U.S. Presidents. Do I make them super easy so that everybody can get a good score or do I fill them with information that only the most hardcore President buffs would answer?

I feel that if I did either approach they wouldn't make for very entertaining quizzes, so I try to balance out the difficulties as much as I can. But sometimes, they don't always play out depending on what the quiz topic is. For example, my quiz on James K. Polk ended up with a lot of the answers being states because he spent much of his time in office acquiring more land for the country.

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Level 70
May 19, 2020
Would you be so kind to accept cacao for cocoa? It's a common spelling (even in English)
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Level 70
May 21, 2020
Agreed, the bean is cacao.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
Cacoa will work now.
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Level 74
Aug 24, 2020
Hum. I'm not sure if QM is trolling or not on this one...
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Level 83
May 19, 2020
I agree with one previous comment, that Paul Biya has been there long enough to deserve a clue (longest-serving president in Africa).
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Level 68
May 26, 2020
Reads 7th question, thinks “WTAF?” Gives up and moves on. Sees answer and face palms. Very sneaky QM lol
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
I think you mean the 6th question? Or else I fail to see what is sneaky about Nigeria. (I think maybe you accidentally counted the answers.)
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Level 70
Aug 22, 2020
It was a long shot, I guess - I was hoping for a Roger Milla question.
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Level 60
Aug 22, 2020
Cameroon deserves more than 12 questions
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Level 68
Aug 22, 2020
Due to some peculiar circumstances I once attended a wedding in Cameroon - that was definitely a memorable trip, so this quiz is special for me. Happy to get all the answers. If Quizmaster ever looks for trivia to expand the quiz, maybe add one about a limnic eruption? Cameroon is one of only two countries where one was recorded (the other being DR Congo). And Paul Biya's long reign might be worth a question. Or Samuel Eto'o. But those are just suggestions, I like the quiz as it is.
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Level 72
Aug 22, 2020
Maybe having a hint is already too generous, but I would suggest making it a bit more specific bc there are way too many “Bible characters.” Perhaps “Old Testament villain” is specific enough, while still leaving room for multiple other guesses?
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Level 62
Aug 22, 2020
I think the fact that it says it's the "largest" frog species is also a pretty big hint. It took me a few tries to get it at first, but once I saw that clue I just thought of large Bible characters and it became obvious.
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Level 72
Aug 22, 2020
oh, I missed that part my first time thru
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Level 79
Aug 22, 2020
Regarding the complaints about this quiz being too short, where are the questions asking for currency, as well as all of the bordering coutries? The previous country quizzes include both of those questions, and this one feels incomplete without them.
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Level 80
Aug 22, 2020
fine without them
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Level 53
Aug 22, 2020
I think the bordering countries question is replaced by the most populous bordering country. As for currency, I don’t know.