Countries that Beat Greece

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Greece.
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Last updated: May 25, 2020
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 (Source)
Turkey | Egypt | Morocco | Iran | Algeria
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Level 68
May 2, 2020
Try the whole series here!
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Level 58
May 2, 2020
I did not know that Japan had such a big debt!
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Level 77
May 2, 2020
They've spent it better though
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Level 86
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 68
May 2, 2020
Moldova is not in the EU and therefore is not included
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Level 86
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 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 68
May 3, 2020
Common sense would say otherwise
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Level 70
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 68
May 25, 2020
Changes are pending to have the U.S. added
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Level 82
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 68
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 70
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 60
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 68
May 11, 2020
That highest national debt to GDP ratio question is very very tricky. It looks like I’m not the only one who struggled with it.
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Level 67
May 15, 2020
Lowest fertility rate: What about Vatican?
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Level 82
Jun 23, 2020
Data doesn't exist.
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Level 86
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 82
Jun 23, 2020
Were those children born in the Vatican?
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Level 58
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 68
Jun 24, 2020
Possibly you entered ctrl+backspace