Countries that Beat Greece

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Greece.
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Last updated: March 7, 2021
First submittedApril 29, 2020
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Rank
Category
Countries
3
Southernmost point on mainland Europe
* including territories
Spain | United Kingdom
5
Greatest number of Orthodox Christians
Russia | Ethiopia | Ukraine | Romania
12
Lowest fertility rate
Singapore | Taiwan | South Korea |
Bosnia and Herzegovina | Poland | Romania |
Slovenia | Andorra | Croatia | Slovakia | Japan
5
Country containing the most populous urban area
situated on the Mediterranean Sea
Egypt | Spain | Italy | Algeria
4 (t)
Country whose flag has the most stripes
Malaysia | United States | Liberia
4
Most populous country whose name begins with G
Germany | Ghana | Guatemala
2
European country with the southernmost capital
Malta
5
Easternmost NATO member
United States | Turkey | Norway | Romania
9
European country with the highest obesity rate
Malta | United Kingdom | Hungary | Lithuania |
Czech Republic | Andorra | Ireland | Bulgaria
4
Highest olive oil production
Spain | Morocco | Turkey
5
European country whose flag has the most white
Finland | Monaco | Poland | Malta
4
Country containing the largest Mediterranean island
Italy | Cyprus | France
5
European country with the most
islands >10 km2 in size
Russia | Denmark | Norway |
United Kingdom
2
Highest national debt to GDP ratio (2017)
Japan
4
Poorest country in the EU (2020, PPP)
Bulgaria | Croatia | Romania
6
Country producing the most figs[1]
Turkey | Egypt | Morocco | Iran | Algeria
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Level 74
May 2, 2020
Try the whole series here!
+28
Level 58
May 2, 2020
I did not know that Japan had such a big debt!
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Level 79
May 2, 2020
They've spent it better though
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Level 88
May 2, 2020
I'm intrigued by the ranking for poorest country - I thought Moldova was one of the poorest, if not the poorest in Europe. Would you have a reference for the source of this data?
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Level 74
May 2, 2020
Moldova is not in the EU and therefore is not included
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Level 88
May 2, 2020
I stand corrected. Overlooked the "EU" reference. Thanks.
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
Perhaps because in many comments I have seen on this site ( and apparently many people's minds) EU is used synonymous with Europe, incorrectly obviously. Such errors made by others might seep into your sub-conscience, and makes you slip up under pressure
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Level 63
Dec 10, 2020
I missed the EU part too, and spent an eternity wildly guessing, before I finally re-read the question!
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2021
The EU would love to be thought of as a synonym of Europe!
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Level 70
May 2, 2020
Technically the United States is the easternmost NATO member because the Aleutian Islands in Alaska extend into the Eastern Hemisphere. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semisopochnoi_Island)
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Level 74
May 3, 2020
Common sense would say otherwise
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Level 71
May 13, 2020
It'd be a cool thing to include though. It's not as though anybody is going to bother trying it unless they're aware of that fact.
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Level 53
May 25, 2020
There you see, once again common sense is wrong.
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Level 74
May 25, 2020
Changes are pending to have the U.S. added
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Level 84
May 3, 2020
True, but maybe you could add a cleverly-worded qualifier comment to sidestep this inconvenient truth.
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
Man .. again... somehow I felt the answers had to be european countries (which actually works out fine for most, besides the figs and debt, and somehow with flag stripes I momentarily did NOT think it needed to be European, but after that I did again.. But it did cost more time than if I had realised there were more possible answers and didnt specifically needed to be a European country... )

I guess I ll never learn haha.

Edit btw figs and debt were the only two I didnt manage to get..(otherwise I would ve gotten figs, but not debt, didn't know that)

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Level 74
May 5, 2020
It is never asking just for European countries unless the question specifically says so
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
I know, I never said it did.
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Level 73
May 6, 2020
Yet the European reference appears so often that you do get the impression the quiz is called "European countries that beat Greece". Why not just change it to that and take out the global questions? You'd still have a decent quiz.
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Level 62
Jun 23, 2020
I also had trouble shifting gears from Europe only to Worldwide, which of course is not the quiz-maker's fault and wholly my own attention span problem.
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Level 78
Jun 23, 2020
I did the same thing at first, then remembered I'd just done it on another of these quizzes this week and caught myself in time to finish the quiz.
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Level 70
May 11, 2020
That highest national debt to GDP ratio question is very very tricky. It looks like Iā€™m not the only one who struggled with it.
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Level 68
May 15, 2020
Lowest fertility rate: What about Vatican?
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Level 85
Jun 23, 2020
Data doesn't exist.
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Level 90
Jun 23, 2020
But the rate is probably higher than you'd expect. Fertility rate = # children / # women. A 2013 report indicated about 30 women who were Vatican citizens at the time, and though it didn't give a number referenced some children, including the daughter of an electrician, and children of members of the Swiss Guard.
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Level 85
Jun 23, 2020
Were those children born in the Vatican?
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Level 90
Jul 10, 2020
They don't have to be. The numerator is the # of children, not the # of children born there.
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2021
Lowest fertility rate is just incorrect in general.

Off the top of my head Romania, Croatia, Poland, Japan, Slovenia, Slovakia (so basically half the list) shouldn't be there, but Spain, Italy, Malta and Thailand are missing

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Level āˆž
Jul 5, 2021
Maybe you should post a source instead of just what you think. I'm sure the quiz uses a reputable source.
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Level 56
Jul 6, 2021
Eurostat figures for 2019 http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do

Romania 1,77

Slovenia 1,61

Slovakia 1,57

Croatia 1,47

Poland 1,44

GREECE 1,34

Cyprus 1,33

Italy 1,27

Spain 1,23

Malta 1,14

Ukraine 1,14

Japanese Ministry of health, labor and welfare https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hw/populate/dl/E02.pdf - Japan 1,36 in 2019

Seems i was wrong about Thailand, their TFR is currently at 1,4 - I used a faulty source and I apologize, but everything else stands

The quiz probably uses UN or World Bank data which is very unreliable for demographic data

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Level 60
Jun 23, 2020
Randomly typed in Japan and got the debt one. I guess I should count myself lucky :)
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Level 78
Jun 23, 2020
I typed in Japan for the GDP one, it disappeared from the answer line as it does when one answers correctly, but the answer box for that clue was still blank so I kept trying other answers and after time was up it showed I had missed it, but the answer was Japan. No idea how I managed that, but it's what happened. I must have hit some weird combination of keys on my new laptop that deleted the answer without realizing it. The keyboard is really sensitive. Still, frustrating that I typed the correct answer but didn't get it.
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2020
Possibly you entered ctrl+backspace
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Level 36
Feb 8, 2021
What about France for the first one. French Guinea. I'm pretty sure is further south than Greece.
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Level 17
Feb 25, 2021
It says southernmost point of mainland Europe, not southernmost point of any European country.
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2021
Shocked that no one has said anything yet about Cyprus not being included under "European country whose flag has the most white."