Nauru Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Nauru?
Quiz by carawebo
Last updated: June 25, 2020
First submittedMay 22, 2016
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Capital city
Subregion to which Nauru belongs
Nauru is the third _____ country in the world, trailing only the Vatican and Monaco
Former name of Nauru
Pleasant Island
61% of people from Nauru are ____, the highest rate in the world
Country which invaded in 1942, kidnapping much of the adult male population
for forced labor in the Chuuk Islands
Disease which killed about 18% of the population in 1920
Spanish Flu
Type of mining which has destroyed about 80% of the surface area of Nauru
Substance which was mined, which resulted in Nauru (briefly) being the
richest country in the world
Metabolic disorder that affects 40% of the population, the highest in the world
From 2001–2018, Australia detained these type of people in Nauru
Asylum seekers
What the yellow line on the flag represents
Number of islands that Nauru consists of
Level 42
May 10, 2020
Nice quiz - learnt a lot!
Level 65
Jun 26, 2020
Agreed, for such a small island I've always found Nauru's history very interesting
Level 60
Jul 2, 2020
Sounds like capitalism destroyed this island
Level 72
Jul 4, 2020
I don't see why. What are you exactly blaming capitalism for? Obesity? Diabetes? Foreign invasions?
Level 62
Jul 4, 2020
Exactly. The only thing you could possibly blame capitalism for is the guano mining. However, until the creation of synthetic fertilizer, guano was absolutely essential to farming in the 1800’s. Without it, the decline of production could have easily started a famine, especially because our farming techniques at the time absolutely obliterated soil, and conventional fertilizers were so much less effective than guano. Besides, much of the guano boom was caused by governments mining themselves, not corporations. If anything, the history of Nauru is an indictment of Western (and Imperial Japan) colonialism, not capitalism.
Level 79
Jul 6, 2020
No, it's an indictment of capitalism. The people and government of Nauru destroyed their country for money. Now they have to live with the permanent damage caused by prioritizing temporary revenue above all else. Nauru is a forewarning of what will eventually happen to the whole world.
Level 60
Jul 27, 2020
Yes. How can you not make the connection?
Level 76
Aug 20, 2020
Just so you know the phosphate mining on Nauru didn't start before 1900 and even though colonial powers mined there in the first half of the 20th century, the most damaging mining for the country happened after it's independence since 1970. Your argument about private companies also doesn't apply very well since Nauru is so small it doesn't have many companies, but the state mining one does act like one in many regards. And the damaging part about their mining is that they overproduced phosphate by a lot mainly for the revenue without considering any consequences.
Level 79
Jul 5, 2020
Why on Earth does "refugees" not work for asylum seekers? I tried "refugee claimants" and every variation of refugee that I could think of.
Level 67
Jul 7, 2020
immigrants works
Level 62
Aug 6, 2020
Because a very low percent of asylum seekers is indeed a refugee. They lie during the hearing to earn a refugee status.
Level 47
Aug 9, 2020
Wrong. On average, 90% of asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat eventually have their refugee status upheld:
Level 58
Jul 11, 2020
should accept Afghans for Refugees
Level 60
Jul 23, 2020
Wow. The Nauruans really know how to look for diamonds. Strip mine.
Level 70
Jul 28, 2020
Yaren is not really a city. Nauru doesn't actually have any cities, it only has districts.
Level 66
Aug 15, 2020
Can you accept 'opencast' mining for strip-mining?
Level 47
Sep 19, 2020
Can you accept phosphorous for phosphate?