Vanuatu Country Quiz

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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedSeptember 2, 2019
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Capital of Vanuatu
Port Vila
Official languages of Vanuatu
Bislama
English
French
Oceanian sub-division in which Vanuatu is located
Melanesia
Largest island of Vanuatu
(shares its name with a Brazilian state)
Espiritu Santo
Vanuatu's second most populous city and that island's main city
Luganville
Sea located between Vanuatu and Australia
Coral Sea
French overseas territory located just southwest of Vanuatu
New Caledonia
Former name of Vanuatu before it gained its independence in 1980
New Hebrides
British sea captain who gave Vanuatu that name
James Cook
Currency of Vanuatu
Vatu
Term for a group of people who built airplane runways in hopes that supply-laden
airplanes will land on them (as happened on Vanuatu during WWII)
Cargo Cult
Food product that accounts for 71% of exports
Fish
What Vanuatu sells for $150,000, one of the least expensive prices worldwide
Citizenship
Plant whose roots are prepared into a beverage with sedative properties (starts with K)
Kava
The last recorded practice of this scary "ism" took place in 1969
Cannibalism
British royal, born 1921, who is worshiped as a divine being by the Kastom people
Prince Philip
Modern-day activity similar to traditional Vanuatu "land diving"
Bungee Jumping
Vanuatu has 113 of these, the highest per-capita of any country
Indigenous languages
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Level 66
Jun 22, 2020
Was wondering if the Prince Philip question would come up!
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Level 75
Jun 22, 2020
Why do you not accept Duke of Edinburgh?
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Level 70
Jun 23, 2020
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Level 65
Oct 11, 2020
That's what I put.
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Level 84
Jun 22, 2020
Quite a workout, this quiz! Good job, thanks!
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2020
Also accept "land-diving platforms" for the final question?
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Level 73
Jun 28, 2020
Doesn't the Vatican have more languages per capita?
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2020
I guess Latin doesn't count as an indigenous language
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Level 82
Jun 30, 2020
Well, for me, vanuatu = volcanoes. I'm surprised that there isn't a question about them here.
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Level 65
Sep 29, 2020
Like, "For Arp, Vanuatu = ______" ?
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Level 85
Dec 22, 2020
I guess it's because they both start with V?
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Level 82
Dec 22, 2020
Funny. But seriously, it's a very volcanic country ;).
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Level 66
Dec 22, 2020
I tried that for the "per capita" answer. Volcanoes per capita is a criminally underused metric.
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Level 57
Dec 22, 2020
Surprised to not find: "gained its independence from this country in..."
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Level 49
Dec 22, 2020
So shocking I know right.
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Level 65
Dec 22, 2020
Are we saying other countries sell citizenship for over $150,000?
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Level 49
Jan 28, 2021
Yup! St Kitts, St Lucia, Grenada, even Malta if I remember correctly. A number of countries have some form of "citizenship by investment." It would be interesting to find a full list, but Vanuatu is certainly among the cheapest.