Nepal Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Nepal?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: July 11, 2020
First submittedOctober 4, 2019
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Capital city
Kathmandu
Mountain range that covers most of Nepal
Himalayas
The tallest peak in the world
Mount Everest
First people to climb that peak
Edmund Hillary
Tenzing Norgay
Famous major massif in central Nepal and world's 10th highest peak
Annapurna
Ethnic group that are excellent mountain climbers
Sherpa
Religious leader that was born in southern Nepal around 480 B.C.
Buddha
Religion that more than 80% of the population practices
Hinduism
Most popular sport
Cricket
Name of Nepal's currency
Nepalese Rupee
Hairy cattle-like animal whose milk is converted to cheese
Yak
Countries that border Nepal
China
India
Nepal's flag is the only national flag in the world that is not a ...
Rectangle
Type of natural disaster that devastated Nepal in 2015
Earthquake
Term for a Nepalese soldier that recruited for the British Army
Gurkha
This mythical creature is said to inhabit Nepalese mountains
Yeti
Largest political party
Nepal Communist Party
This was abolished in 2008 after the Constituent Assembly elections
Monarchy
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Level 72
May 18, 2020
The amount of new featured quizzes you have gotten in the past few days are both insanely high and well deserved. Good job.
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Level 66
May 18, 2020
That is thanks to the decisions made by Quizmaster. :)
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Level 72
May 18, 2020
It still doesn't happen without great quizzes to begin with!
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Level 87
May 18, 2020
Good job! Really enjoying these!
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Level 66
May 18, 2020
It is debatable that Buddha was born in Lumbini. He may have been born in India. An *around/maybe* caveat for the question would be nice.
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Level 57
May 19, 2020
Widely accepted, including by UNESCO. To say it's "debatable" is a bit like saying it's "debatable" that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Sure, it could be a legend, and no one's got the birth certificate. But it's widely accepted. In Buddha's case, there's consensus on Lumbini but somewhat less clarity around the place where he *grew up* - e.g. the identity of Kapilvastu. The most widely accepted candidate by archaeologists globally is Tilaurakot, in Nepal, which has a full city walls, streets, etc. excavated; there's also a nearby candidate in India, about a 5 minute walk from Nepal's border, though it seems to have been a monastery rather than a city. They're quite close and would presumably have been part of the same territory.
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Level 69
May 21, 2020
Subcontinent birtherism!
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Level 52
Nov 15, 2020
Even Lumbini is in the India-Nepal border.
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Level 65
May 20, 2020
Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first ones to climb Mt. Everest and make it back alive. Mallory and Irvine may have reached the top of the world 29 years later. Their bodies were found in 1999 and nobody knows if they died on the way up or on the way back down...
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Level 69
Jul 7, 2020
*29 years earlier :)
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Level 67
May 23, 2020
I wonder what the % that didn't get it put in as an answer instead of rectangle..
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Level 67
May 23, 2020
I seriously do :) Please leave your guesses below :) (unless you just skipped it)
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Level 55
Oct 3, 2020
I tried 'oblong' and 'flag shape' which weren't accepted, but I was trying eccentric answers knowing what the correct answer was. I got it with 'quadrilateral' in the end :)
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Level 51
Jul 5, 2020
Can you Please remove the {} from Annapurna, It makes it look like a British Name Anna.
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Level 67
Jul 13, 2020
Could the Gurkha question be rephrased so that it doesn't sound like past tense?
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Level 56
Jul 16, 2020
I know almost nothing about Nepal and got an 18/20
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2020
Oof. I tried guessing communism for the last question. Then I saw the answer above it after I gave up.
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Level 49
Aug 19, 2020
nepal isnt the only country with a flag that is not a rectangle.

Switzerlands flag is a square not a rectangle.

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Level 65
Aug 19, 2020
A rectangle needs two sets of parallel lines and four right angles. A square is just a particular type of rectangle in which all four sides have the same length.
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Level 58
Aug 19, 2020
The flags of both Switzerland and Vatican City are square in shape. As above, though - squares are rectangles!
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Level 60
Aug 19, 2020
Squares are rectangles. Do your research before commenting, please.
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Level 61
Nov 10, 2020
Or you could just answer them helpfully, like above, rather than getting on a high horse, hey?
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Level 65
Aug 19, 2020
It didn't help that most of the royal family was massacred in 2001.
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Level 73
Aug 23, 2020
Well, it probably did help, as monarchy was abolished soon after.
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Level 60
Aug 19, 2020
Maybe accept Meh-Teh for the Yeti question.
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Level 64
Aug 19, 2020
I feel like the thumbnail kind of gives away the answer to the flag question...
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Level 65
Aug 19, 2020
As a kid, I always thought it was a rectangle, but the right half of the flag was white.
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Level 73
Aug 23, 2020
It doesn't help at all. The clue doesn't ask you to name the shape of Nepal's flag. It asks which shape it's not. Unless you thought all the other world flags were double-triangle-shaped, it doesn't really narrow it down, now does it?
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Level 57
Aug 19, 2020
Nepal’s biggest party is communist? They’re never counted as a communist country. Is there some weird loophole where the party doesn’t win?
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Level 62
Sep 1, 2020
is cricket really more popular than climbing the everest?
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Level 36
Sep 15, 2020
Finally something for me
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Level 55
Oct 3, 2020
This was easy! I always try to guess the answers I imagine will be on the quiz before looking at the clues, and I got well over half of them before scrolling down on this one.