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Top Five Countries By Category #2

Name the top five countries for the following categories.
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  • One of these countries no longer exist
  • Source: Featured JetPunk quizzes and Wikipedia
  • Quiz by relessness - Feb 10, 2018
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Most Oil Reserves
Maximum Altitude
Youngest Population
Alcohol Consumed
per Capita
Smallest Area
Minimum Altitude
Oldest Population
Calories Consumed
Per Capita
Most Elite Universities
Nobel Prizes Per Capita
Most Men's FIFA World Cup Wins
Most Speakers of English
as a Second Language
Most Olympic Medals
Most Executions
Most Billionaires
Most Immigrants per
Capita
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level 69
Oct 8, 2014
From the answers I'm guessing the Most Food Consumed and Most Alcohol Consumed are per capita, and the Most Billionaires is the raw total?
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level 48
Oct 14, 2014
Yeah, I've updated the quiz to make it clearer.
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level 48
Oct 15, 2014
And here is another sequel
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level 74
Mar 13, 2015
Is the Nobel Prize category correct? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_country
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level 61
Mar 13, 2015
The quiz asks for Nobel prizes per capita. I know it's confusing and makes no sense so I recommend changing it to overall. Other than that, good quiz!
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level 48
Mar 13, 2015
If it was overall, then it would be the same countries again in the group. I thought making it per capita would make it more of a challenge.
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level 61
Jun 1, 2015
Love the quizzes so far but gotta agree with Sulps on this one. Making this category per capita isn't really fun its just shots in the dark at countries with low populations instead of actually having to think about the category.
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level 71
Sep 1, 2015
I dunno. I got all but St Lucia by thinking which small countries would be more likely to pick up a Nobel prize. I agree that St Lucia is something you need to know to get right, you're not going to guess it.
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level 37
Jun 1, 2015
Smallest Population was listed on the prequel. Otherwise great quiz!
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level 57
Jun 1, 2015
Nice follow on quiz. Thanks. Was very shocked by some of the answers
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level 38
Jul 2, 2015
I swear the highest mountain in the world is not in China?
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level 71
Sep 1, 2015
Everest straddles China and Nepal. I suspect most of it is in China, which would explain why China is listed first.
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level 69
Sep 1, 2015
The border runs across its summit. China is first in alphabetical order. That was the logic I used when I made this quiz.
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level 21
Apr 7, 2016
It is in the Tibettan region, which is located in China and Nepal. The peak of Mt Everest is in China.
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level 71
Jan 9, 2017
alcohol and food consumption it makes sense to calculate per capita. In absolute terms it would just mirror population figures. Immigrants it can be interesting to see both in absolute terms and per capita... so no big deal either way. Nobel prizes it really doesn't make sense to measure per capita. It's not as if you get a number of Nobel prizes each year based on the total number of smart people in the country. It's just one prize per year in each category, given to someone or someones who have made some notable achievement. It actually makes more sense to measure Olympic medals per capita than Nobel prizes, though a similar argument can be made for Olympic medals it's not quite the same thing.
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level 71
Jan 9, 2017
and since it's only one prize per year... if done per capita you get really bizarre and uninteresting results as seen here. St Lucia? Not exactly known for their great contributions to science. It's monumentally silly to measure this per capita.
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level 62
Apr 3, 2017
Not all science. Derek Walcott was a very good playwright. Died a couple of weeks ago, sadly. If nothing else, he's probably better known in St. Lucia than the great majority of prize winners are in their countries, probably given the pretty incredible thing that St. Lucia actually was home to a winner. In that sense, the per capita thing is quite relevant.
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level 71
Feb 9, 2018
Relevant to the 178k people who live in St Lucia, yes. Relevant to the other 7 billion people in the world? No. You and I both know the only reason why you feel the need to disagree with me on this.
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level 59
Sep 12, 2017
How are we defining 'Best' in the universities question?
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level 67
Jan 12, 2018
There are many metrics, including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, research output, citations per faculty member, patents or companies generated/started at the university, student performance on standardized tests for graduate school, GPA and standardized test scores for admitted freshmen, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity (admittance percentage), financial resources, and alumni donation rate.

Obviously it's not a hard science and there is inherent bias in whatever metrics are used, but rankings agree -- USA and UK are clearly #1 and #2. I believe 9 or 10 out of the top 10 universities are all in these 2 countries. UK has the golden triangle and USA has the Ivy League alongside Stanford, Johns Hopkins and MIT.

From 3rd place onwards it becomes less clear. I feel that Switzerland and France have more prestigious schools than Germany and Netherlands. The rankings must be pretty close.
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level 71
Feb 9, 2018
^pretty much right. USA blows away every other country out there, and the UK has a commanding lead over 3rd place though China is rapidly improving. Every other country has very few, relatively, regardless of which list you look at.
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level 56
Sep 12, 2017
"Most English Spoken as a 2nd Language" appearantly this is in absolute numbers and not in percentages..
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level 44
Sep 12, 2017
Czech republic is Czechia now, got one wrong because this isnt up to date.
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level ∞
Sep 12, 2017
Czechia is an alternate variation. We accept it on featured quizzes, but is not the name of the country.
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level 69
Jan 22, 2018
Apparently on 2 May 2016 Czechia was finally officially adopted as the short name, i.e. submitted to the United Nations (also Tchéquie in French, Chequia in Spanish and Чехия in Russian, I can't check for Chinese and Arabic.)

Of course, as no country has official authority over foreign languages, you're free to use the long form, only practice will show if it will catch on. Until then Czechia is in the same rank as Timor-Leste, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, and also Moldova, the only country that was successful in pushing the native version into English.
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level 66
Feb 9, 2018
I re-Czeched the answer list and couldn't find this country on it.
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level 44
Sep 24, 2017
I really wanted to type USSR for Olympic medals, but I argued with myself that, since it no longer exists, it wouldn't be in the quiz. Score: Me - 1, Myself - 0. Ugh.
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level 72
Jan 12, 2018
Huh, I definitely thought San Marino was bigger than that.
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level 58
Jan 12, 2018
What is the source of "Calories Consumed Per Capita"? I would expect that this category correlates with the "average weight". But this is rather not the case, right?
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level 61
Feb 9, 2018
I would imagine you would have to include things like distance traveled without assistance per capita and weight lifted per capita to conclude that.
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level 67
Jan 13, 2018
Eek! Is this a speed quiz? Because I really woefully ran out of time.
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level 56
Feb 9, 2018
Maybe the same amount of time given to all countries of the world quiz???!
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level 65
Jan 13, 2018
Minimum altitude and no Maldives, a country barely 6 feet above sea level. Do all those listed have territory that is below sea level?
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level 65
Jan 15, 2018
Yes
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level 56
Jan 16, 2018
Why not Olympic medals per capita? Would make it more representative.
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level 53
Feb 9, 2018
Hmm missed the part where it said one country no longer existed... :/
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level 57
Feb 9, 2018
The Soviet Union really liked drinking... Who knew?
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level 38
Feb 9, 2018
Interesting to see the nations that have the most capital punishment: islam and communist - go figure.
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level 58
Feb 9, 2018
The quiz says "Calories Consumed per CAPTIA" which I assuming is a typo =)
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level 43
Feb 10, 2018
Typo in category "Most alcohol consumed" - 'alchohol'. ;)
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level ∞
Feb 10, 2018
Typos have been fixed
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