Vatican City Country Quiz

🇻🇦 Can you guess these facts about the Vatican?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 13, 2019
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City that surrounds the Vatican
Rome
Language used in official communications
Italian
The Vatican is the only country where ATMs have this language as an option
Latin
Term for the things under the jurisdiction of the pope, which includes the Vatican
but also other church properties
Holy See
Current pope
Francis
Bodyguards of the pope
Swiss Guard
People who elect the pope
College of Cardinals
Official residence of the pope
Apostolic Palace
Largest church in the world
St. Peter's
Person who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo
Objects which appear on the flag
Tiara
Keys
River near which the Vatican is located
Tiber
The Vatican is the ____ country in the world, just 0.49 square kilometers
Smallest
Former name of the lands controlled by the pope prior to the Lateran Treaty of 1929
Papal States
Italian Prime Minister who signed that treaty
Benito Mussolini
Only about 5% of the population of the Vatican are ____, the lowest of any country
Women
It is thought that the Vatican has the highest per-capita consumption of this beverage
Wine
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Level 73
Feb 3, 2020
Good quiz. I even possess a Vatican flag but to my shame could only recall one of the two items on it.
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Level 72
Jun 26, 2020
I wonder how many people tried "cross"
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Level 61
Jul 4, 2020
I tried "pope hat" but it apparently a) isn't called that and b) isn't on the flag.
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Level 72
Jul 23, 2020
Apparently 'hat' isn't good enough. Pffft.
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Level 74
Aug 11, 2020
@yeetdeet You mean mitre.
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Level 21
Aug 11, 2020
me. i tried cross. i couldn't for the life of me remember the flag.
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Level 41
Sep 22, 2020
First guess was "cross." Second guess was "scepter." Third guess was "hat."
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Level 44
Jan 13, 2021
I tried "pope hat" and "cross". Couldn't think of anything else.
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2021
I tried cross. Huh, the Nordic countries are more Christian than the Vatican City. ;)
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Level 61
Jan 13, 2021
I could remember it, but I guess my language wasn't correct. I tried hat and rope, but neither worked.
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Level 73
Jun 25, 2020
Now, every country in the world has its own featured quiz on JetPunk! Very cool, thanks Quizmaster!
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2020
I'm going to miss seeing them on the New and reset page every day.
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Level 84
Jun 25, 2020
Maybe we have to move down a notch to sort-of countries like Abkhazia, Cook Islands, Transnistria, Palestine, Niue, Bougainville etc.
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2020
History quizzes for every country would be an interesting series
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Level 91
Jun 25, 2020
Palestine is featured now
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Level 67
Jun 30, 2020
Now time to work towards the 'Country Trivia' badge!
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2020
Greenland is on there - looks like it's started already.
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Level 32
Jun 6, 2021
Stopped at Greenland.
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Level 32
Jun 6, 2021
@Fuffle33 Try this. It isn’t every country there but there is a good amount.
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2021
And they saved the best for last!
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Level 81
Jun 25, 2020
"Is is thought" = "It is thought"
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Level 81
Jun 25, 2020
Perhaps it's just me... But all these quizzes were featured in decreasing size, weren't they?
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Level 58
Dec 31, 2020
Yes, they were
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Level 75
Jun 26, 2020
Wikipedia states 148 women out of the total population of 793, which makes it about 19% female.
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Level 67
Jun 30, 2020
I think Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at Yamoussoukro (Côte d'Ivoire) is the largest church in the world, not Saint Peter's.
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2020
Nope, St Peter's is a lot bigger.
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2020
I cite from wikipedia: Guinness World Records lists it [the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace] as the largest church in the world, having surpassed the previous record holder, St. Peter's Basilica, upon completion. It has an area of 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft) and is 158 metres (518 ft) high. However, it also includes a rectory and a villa (counted in the overall area), which are not strictly part of the church. It can accommodate 18,000 worshippers, compared to 60,000 for St. Peter's. Nevertheless, I believe, that neither the number of worshippers nor the fact that it is used for other small things too is enough proof on St Peter's behalf.
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2020
The Vatican City has 2.4 Popes per square kilometre ;)
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Level 48
Jul 8, 2020
XD
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2020
I think it actually it has fewer than that.

The area is 0.49 sq km, so 2.04 Popes per sq km.

2.4 would be way too many Popes.

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Level 66
Jan 13, 2021
The good people of Avignon would say you can never have too many popes.
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Level 43
Jan 14, 2021
Its pope-pulation 🤣🤣🤣
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Level 21
Aug 11, 2020
and now i know how to spell apostolic
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Level 78
Jan 13, 2021
I knew how to spell it, I just didn't know how to think it.
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2020
100% first try
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Level 86
Jan 13, 2021
Same here
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Level 48
Oct 9, 2020
typed "holy see", thought eh and moved on after that didn't work, always remember its the blank, always remember
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Level 66
Jan 4, 2021
Papal States (nowadays Latium, Umbria, Marche and Romagna) were controlled by the Pope until 1861 to 1870, not until 1929. Between 1870 and 1929 the Vatican State as a sovereign territory ceased to exist, and only the Holy See was in charge of the Catholic Church and all its physical possessions. In 1929 Mussolini granted a new territorial independence to that tiny bit of Rome surrounding St. Peter's, in exchange of the unconditional support from the Church and its hierarchy to the regime.
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Level 54
Jan 13, 2021
The end
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Level 54
Jan 13, 2021
No, Palestine remains
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2021
>”Quiz 196/196”
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Level 32
Jun 6, 2021
@mrpepperdine What?
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Level 66
Jan 13, 2021
I feel like we've all grown a lot as a group through this harrowing and rewarding journey. It's like Hell Week at a fraternity. But not stupid.
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2021
Can’t believe I’ve been doing these for 196 days straight!

Going to miss this series

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Level 55
Jan 13, 2021
last one :(
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Level 32
Jan 13, 2021
Can you pls add Tevere as type in ??
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Level 61
Jan 13, 2021
And here we are, the last of all countries and six months later.
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Level 53
Jan 13, 2021
Palestine is comin' for you...
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Level 58
Jan 13, 2021
in the last few hours at least 20 people received their country trivia badge. It went up from 1,413 to 1,433. Congrats!
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2021
We made it! Although I guess there are still 2 more "countries" left, along with some extra countries where I still haven't gotten enough to qualify for the badge...
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2021
Probably the first (and only) time a "country of the world" quiz doesn't ask for the capital...
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Level 32
Jan 13, 2021
Probably because Vatican is the capital of Vatican. Paradox time...
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2021
Not really.....e.g. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/273453/luxembourg-country-quiz
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Level 32
Jan 13, 2021
Yay! 196th quiz! Hope that we have a new series here!
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Level 46
Jan 13, 2021
196 POG Congrats!
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Level 45
Jan 13, 2021
Only two left. I'm gonna miss this series
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2021
Well done QM et al 196 done!
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Level 64
Jan 13, 2021
Thank you so much for this quiz series. It has brought me tremendous joy, knowledge and consistency this past half year, and kept me coming back to the website nearly every single day. Successfully managed to get more than half on every quiz. Now I'll start going through them again, to see how much I forgot in the meantime and to get the last quarter of countries missing for the badge.
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Level 58
Jan 13, 2021
I pulled up a picture of the Vatican flag, still couldn't identify the object on it.
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Level 52
Jan 13, 2021
When reading the answers, I was confused and thought that it said "Only about 5% of the population of the Vatican are 'Benito Mussolini', the lowest of any country." What a world.
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Level 30
Jan 13, 2021
The last country quiz.
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Level 51
Jan 13, 2021
196 countries. 196 Quizzes. Day 196: Vatican City
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Level 46
Jan 13, 2021
the final boss
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Level 90
Jan 13, 2021
More like the wrapping up at the end of the book.
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Level 53
Jan 13, 2021
The final boss would be a Earth planet quiz.
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Level 62
Jan 14, 2021
The 'Only 5% of the population' question lead to some funny attempts for me... (young, old, atheist, citizen, father etc.)
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Level 60
Jan 19, 2021
you cannot be serious that if I don't put the " 's " in St. Peter, it will not be accepted ?
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Level 78
Jan 21, 2021
All 196 completed. Managed to get at least one point on each. Got ONLY one point on: Uzbekistan, South Korea, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, and Estonia. I therefore declare those the most obscure countries on earth.
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Level 36
Jul 20, 2021
i wonder if they count the popemobile for the population