Tajikistan Country Quiz

🇹🇯 Can you guess these facts about the country of Tajikistan?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedMay 16, 2019
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Capital of Tajikistan
Dushanbe
Former name of the above (hint: a brutal dictator)
Stalinabad
Tajik, the official language of Tajikistan, is a dialect of ....
Persian
The other lingua franca of Tajikistan
Russian
Of the four countries bordering Tajikistan, the only one that doesn't end in "Stan"
China
Country from which Tajikistan gained its independence in 1991
Soviet Union
Name one of the two countries that has a higher average elevation than Tajikistan
Bhutan | Nepal
Religion practiced by 98% of the population
Islam
"R" word that refers to financial transfers from expat workers to their home country
(which comprise 47% of Tajikistan's GDP)
Remittance
Tajikistan is home to the longest _____ outside of polar regions
Glacier
Like its neighbor Afghanistan, Tajikistan is a center for the production of this illegal drug
Heroin
Ancient trade route which passed through the area
Silk Road
Region in which Tajikistan lies
Central Asia
Term for the struggle between Great Britain and Russia for control of this
area during the 19th century
The Great Game
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Level 82
May 24, 2020
I think there's a spelling mistake - heroin the drug doesn't have an 'e' on the end. Got stuck until I guessed morphine in desperation!
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Level ∞
May 24, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 72
May 24, 2020
Surely a remittance is just a wire payment irrespective of where it is from and to. See for examply Cambridge Dictionary, Free Dictionary, Meriam Webster. I have spent over 30 years in banking and I've never known remittance just to refer to payments from expats. Even Wikipedia only says it is 'often' in such circumstances.
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Level ∞
May 24, 2020
I get this a lot and it's frustrating...

Quiz: A is an example of B

Comment: Quiz is wrong. A is not the only example of B.

Quizmaster: ಠ_ಠ

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Level 77
May 27, 2020
At the moment the question says the word "refers to" this practice, not "can refer to". So even your own comment about "A is an example of B" is not consistent with the current wording. This could be easily fixed with a "can" or "sometimes".
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Level ∞
May 27, 2020
The wording is fine. It does not say "only refers to". Also, in context, it's clear what meaning of remittances is used. Never use many words when few will do.
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Level 67
May 30, 2020
I guess you can read the sentence in more than one way. I am not sure there is anything wrong with the way it is written, atleast I read it as intended (I think I may have added a comma in my mind).

word that refers to "financial transfers" from expat workers to their home country

Instead of : word that refers to "financial transfers from expat workers to their home country"

Though stylistically a different way of phrasing might work better. I definitely would put a comma after "transfers". Maybe: R-word that refers to financial transfers, which expat workers make to their home country.

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Level 67
May 30, 2020
Only one more word ;) and if you want the same amount of words you can say expats instead of expat workers :)
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Level 72
May 24, 2020
Depressing how barely three questions are exclusive to Tajikistan, or relate to it at all. This is the problem with making boiled down quizzes for smaller countries.
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Level 82
May 24, 2020
I agree. Well, there's always the currency question, and as it happens, Tajikistan's currency name is unique.
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Level 67
May 30, 2020
It is tough either way, it needs to be interesting, but not impossible, and that is tough for the more obscure countries. A hard balance to achieve, people will always complain, either is is too easy or boring, or too specific and impossible.

And asking for something to be exclusive to a country is asking too much I think, Like the Himalayas then can never be an answer, because it is in more than one country. Or Uralic, since it applies to Hungary but Finland aswell. To some extent I agree though, you can basically start all quizzes typing baseball and islam. (and French and English or Spanish, good chance with a hit for those aswell)

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Level 36
May 24, 2020
i know virtually nothing about tajikistan so idk why i decided to take this quiz
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Level 67
May 30, 2020
I did because I ve done all the other country ones that came before it, would be silly to skip just this one ;)
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Level 78
May 25, 2020
I know nothing about Tajikistan apart from its capital and I got 100%, which seems like a shame. You shouldn't be afraid to make these hard when the subject is lesser known.
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Level 78
May 28, 2020
Agree 100%. Learning something interesting >>> Getting 5 points.
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Level 67
May 30, 2020
I agree, but it is tough to come up with them. Is it interesting to have a guy you have never heard about doing something in a struggle you have never heard about. Personally I would not find that interesting. (unless what he did is awe-inspiring, like singlehandedly saving the village by paragliding away with a lion)

Facts like first times things were achieved, invented or done would interest me. Also extraordinary things, well like the glacier question. That is an interesting fact (in this case not extraordinary as in amazing or as in weird/not ordinary, but as a record).

But like I said, hard to dig those things up, unless you already know a lot about the country (People usually know these things about their own country. Like "this guy from my country has the record for eating the most lightbulbs" or "my country has the biggest egg a swan has ever laid" not something you would come across by searching facts about the country ;) well, depends where you look I guess :)

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Level 65
May 26, 2020
There could be questions about Tajik poets or about civil war in 1990s.
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Level 72
Jun 7, 2020
A fun fact to know and love: Boulder, Colorado (my hometown) is sister cities with Dushanbe. I dunno if we gave them anything nearly as good, but they gifted us with this freakin’ spectacular, completely handmade teahouse (photos at link!), which is the most beautiful non-nature-related thing that you should definitely visit if you ever find yourself in Boulder. I’m pretty sure there’s not another building like it in the world outside of Tajikistan; there’s one in Berlin, but it’s nowhere near as impressive.

The food is exceptional too – its constantly-changing menu is not Tajik (although they often have a dish or two); it’s more like… world fusion, I guess you’d say? I’ve never had a meal there that didn’t blow me away.

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Level 59
Jul 21, 2020
Nice post, very interesting samiamco.
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Level 60
Jul 29, 2020
If you think Stalin was brutal, just wait until you hear about Churchill. :O