Guyana Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Guyana?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: August 7, 2020
First submittedJune 7, 2019
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Capital city
Bordering countries
Official language
Most-spoken language
Guyanese Creole
First European country to colonize Guyana, in 1581
Guyana has the world's sixth-lowest population _____
Term for a table-top mountain found in Guyana and its neighbor to the west
(hint: starts with T)
Metal which is Guyana's most important export
44% of Guyanese are descendants of indentured laborers from this country
American cult leader whose followers committed mass suicide by
drinking poisoned Flavor-Aid in 1978
Jim Jones
Most popular sport
Guyanese Dollar
Meaning of the word "Guyana"
Land of many Waters
Largest single-drop waterfall by volume in the world
Kaieteur Falls
Guyana and its neighbors are situated on this part of the Earth's crust
Guiana Shield
Longest river in Guyana whose furthest source wasn't
discovered until 2018
Essequibo River
Level 70
Jun 19, 2020
Good quiz, I don't think naming and perpetuating the name of the madman murderer is necessary. Should be left to rot in ignominy
Level 57
Jun 25, 2020
Agreed. Guyanese government should also consider renaming Jonestown to something else too.
Level 79
Jul 2, 2020
There's not anything to rename - after the tragedy, it was abandoned, and has been getting "reclaimed" by the forest ever since. To find what little remains, you need to do a lot of planning, including finding a local guide who knows where to take you.
Level 60
Jul 27, 2020
There's plenty of stuff out there that commemorates mass murderers like Reagan, Clinton, the Bushes, Kennedy, McCain, Obama, Dulles, Hoover, and many others whose body counts far exceed that of Jones.
Level 81
Jun 22, 2020
Anyone else try "Land of many guys" at first?
Level 52
Sep 24, 2020
Level 74
Jun 25, 2020
I'm not sure about the waterfall clue - Iguazu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border has triple the flow rate of Kaieteur Falls. I visited Iguazu Falls last year and their vastness is just beyond belief.
Level 57
Jun 25, 2020
The difference is really the single-drop factor with Kaiteur Falls; it may not flow as much as other waterfalls. Iguazu is immensely vast, I agree there!
Level 82
Jul 16, 2020
By happy coincidence I was just learning about tepuis on Wikipedia earlier today!