Laos Country Quiz

🇱🇦 Can you guess these facts about the country of Laos?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 17, 2019
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Capital city
Vientiane
River flowing through the capital
Mekong
Peninsula on which Laos sits
Indochina
Countries that border Laos
Cambodia
China
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam
Country that colonized Laos in 1887
France
Due to the "Secret War" Laos is
supposedly the most heavily ______
country per capita in history
Bombed
Group of hill people who were
allies of the U.S.
Hmong
What the white circle on the
flag represents
Moon
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Most common religion
Buddhism
National animal
Elephant
80% of arable land is used to
grow this crop ...
Rice
... but this bean is the main
agricultural export of Laos
Coffee
Currency
Kip
Official language
Lao
Mountain range forming the
eastern border of Laos
Annamite
Communist movement that seized
power in 1975
Pathet Lao
Meat salad considered to be the
unofficial national dish of Laos
Larb
Most famous waterfall
Kuang Si Falls
City in which the above is located
Luang Prabang
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Level 73
May 26, 2020
Great quiz about a great country!!
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
The Annamite Moutnains are just as commonly known as the Annam
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Level ∞
May 26, 2020
Annam will work now.
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Level 71
May 26, 2020
Something about Luang Prabang, Pathet Lao, the Plain of Jars and the 4000 Islands would be nice rather than the same boring questions about Indochina, agriculture and rice which seem to appear on every country quiz in the region.
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Level ∞
May 26, 2020
Some of these have been added.
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Level 71
May 27, 2020
Nice. Looks much better now.
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Level 82
May 27, 2020
This quiz was a LOT meatier than some of the previous ones on smaller countries, which often asked about people and places that were not even really in that country. I hope you get a chance to revise some of them. I think you responded to a similar comment to mine, with you saying that a meatier quiz on a small country might be too hard and turn people off. I think instead that people learn things from these quizzes. Keep it up! (Or possibly have "easy" and "hard" versions for those small countries.)
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Level 65
May 27, 2020
Agreed! A lot of the specific country quizzes get simplified a lot, so that the answers are more generic and therefore easier (half the quizzes to have "landlocked", "agriculture", etc. as answers). If I know next to nothing about Equatorial Guinea I shouldn't be getting 4 points. I don't want to be overly critical, though. It's really nice to see all these countries getting their first featured quiz, and I'm enjoying the series.
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Level 64
May 27, 2020
Didn't get the currency question and I've been to Laos. Dollars were pretty much the currency there in most of the big cities, don't know about further inland.
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2020
Kip actually means chicken in Dutch haha, "that's 3 chicken please"
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Level 52
May 27, 2020
Shoot. Typed bmbed, saw the wrong spelling, and decided that was not the answer.
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Level 74
May 27, 2020
Good deciding - bmbed was indeed not the answer.
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Level 74
May 27, 2020
Bummed that I didn't remember the name of Kuang Si Falls - I visited them in November 2019, on my last overseas trip before Covid-19 closed everyone's borders! Stunningly beautiful, and the pools under them surprisingly cold to swim in.
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Level 58
May 27, 2020
I got only 14 and was stunned to see that the average is 16. Favorably stunned, since it looks like nobody knows that Laos even exists, and Laos and Vientiane are among the least guessed places on other quizzes.
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Level 82
Jul 17, 2020
I missed seven, including the last five, but I enjoyed it! Couldn't get Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat out of my head when I was trying to think of the communist movement.
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Level 52
Aug 29, 2020
"Unity" and "unification" should be accepted for the question about the white disc. Per wikipedia, "According to the original creator of the current Lao flag, Maha Sila Viravong, the white disk in the center symbolizes the unity of the Lao people (and the future reunification of the two Laotian regions of Laos and Northeastern Thailand that are divided by the Mekong River) under one nation. It is also said to represent a full moon against the Mekong River."
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2020
Dissapointed that the answer for the communist movement wasn't Kung Lao.