Guyana Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Guyana?
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Last updated: October 28, 2020
First submittedJune 7, 2019
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Capital city
Georgetown
Bordering countries
Brazil
Suriname
Venezuela
Official language
English
Most-spoken language
Guyanese Creole
Guyana has the world's
sixth-lowest population _____
Density
First country to colonize Guyana
Netherlands
Largest single-drop waterfall by
volume in the world
Kaieteur Falls
American cult leader whose
followers committed mass suicide by
drinking poisoned Flavor-Aid in 1978
Jim Jones
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Answer
Most important export (its a metal)
Gold
44% of Guyanese are descendants of
indentured laborers from this country
India
Most popular sport
Cricket
Currency
Guyanese Dollar
Term for a table-top mountain found
in Guyana and its neighbor to the west
(hint: starts with T)
Tepui
Meaning of the word "Guyana"
Land of
Many Waters
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
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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
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Level 58
Jun 25, 2020
Agreed. Guyanese government should also consider renaming Jonestown to something else too.
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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.
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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.
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Level 81
Jun 22, 2020
Anyone else try "Land of many guys" at first?
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Level 54
Sep 24, 2020
Yes!
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Level 65
Oct 27, 2020
Yes. Along with rivers, mountains, smiles, friends...
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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.
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Level 58
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!
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Level 65
Oct 27, 2020
Lucky.
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Level 82
Jul 16, 2020
By happy coincidence I was just learning about tepuis on Wikipedia earlier today!