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Countries by a Single Clue #12

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: May 20, 2023
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First submittedMay 22, 2017
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Clue
Country
Where you would find the Great Sphinx
Egypt
Largest island country in the Caribbean Sea
Cuba
Where Messi and Maradona were born
Argentina
Nearly 8 million people (30% of the population) are part of the military
or military reserves
North Korea
Where the capital of the Incan Empire was located
Peru
These "Federated States" consist of 607 small, Pacific islands
F. S. Micronesia
Its territory lies on the Indochina peninsula and the island of Borneo
Malaysia
Country whose king awards 5 of the 6 Nobel prizes
Sweden
Its National Palace collapsed in an earthquake in 2010 and has not been repaired
Haiti
Home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall
Venezuela
Dubai is its largest city
United Arab Emirates
Where feta cheese comes from
Greece
Country that makes dolls that stack within other dolls that stack within other dolls, etc..
Russia
Its capital city hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Its capital city is Minsk
Belarus
Where the International Court of Justice is located
Netherlands
Formerly known as Western _____ to distinguish it from the U.S.
territory of American _____
Samoa
Some people say that Santa Claus lives in the Lapland region of this country
Finland
Asian country just 25 kilometers away from Djibouti
Yemen
Russia invaded this country in 2008, seizing the region of South Ossetia
Georgia
41 Comments
+26
Level 87
May 22, 2017
Technically, Bosnia and Herzegovina didn't exist in 1984, so no country's capital actually hosted the Winter Olympics that year.
+10
Level 77
May 22, 2017
Somehow I feel Yugoslavia should be an accepted answer.
+51
Level 79
May 22, 2017
I disagree. Sarajevo was never Yugoslavia's capital, Belgrade was. Furthermore, the description in the quiz is absolutely correct: Bosnia's capital city (Sarajevo) indeed hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.
+21
Level ∞
May 23, 2017
Thanks @Henning. I wrote the question the way I did for a reason. Yugoslavia is not the correct answer.
+3
Level 83
May 23, 2017
Indeed, the question is ok, though I see how it can be misleading for some people. Still very surprised by SO low percentage of correct answers.
+1
Level 40
Feb 2, 2024
also its just the hardest question on the quiz
+2
Level 59
May 23, 2017
Wouldn't it be better to clarify the modern-day countries?
+2
Level 69
May 24, 2017
I agree with Henning.
+6
Level 76
May 28, 2017
I suggest changing it to "present-day" capital.
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Level 84
Sep 3, 2017
I agree with VirusSlo.
+4
Level 71
Nov 20, 2017
I agree with everyone.
+5
Level 82
Nov 20, 2017
The question is perfect as is.
+2
Level 48
Nov 21, 2017
It's not that hard folks. I had to think a bit but a) Sarajevo is the capital of B & H, b) they hosted the Olympics. That's all the question says.
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Level 84
Apr 13, 2021
I agree with myself.
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Level 68
Apr 14, 2021
The wording is tricky, but that's what makes the question fun.
+10
Level 66
Nov 20, 2017
well, but it didn't ask about a capital that day. It asked about a country, whose today's capital hosted the Olympics. And that surely is Bosnia and Herzegovina...
+3
Level 89
Apr 14, 2019
Its capital, the city of Sarajevo, did indeed host the 1984 Winter Olympics.

In other Earth shattering news, Italy's capital city, Rome, once controlled the entire Mediterranean.

+4
Level 68
May 26, 2019
Therefore we can conclude there was no 1984 olympics.. it never took place
+3
Level 60
Jun 4, 2017
Gambia has a lower GDP per capita than Haiti. Maybe change Western Hemisphere to "in the Americas"
+2
Level 88
Nov 20, 2017
For some reason, when I got to the ICC question, I flipped to guessing cities.
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2017
ICC?
+1
Level 86
Nov 20, 2017
International Criminal Court.
+4
Level 59
Nov 20, 2017
The question is about the ICJ though, which is a separate organization.
+3
Level 41
Nov 20, 2017
Russia didnt sieze south ossetia lmao, keep this georgian propaganda out of here
+3
Level 56
Nov 20, 2017
Ur purrfect grammer is russian propaganda lmao.
+1
Level 58
Apr 13, 2021
Georgian propaganda, that is the global consensus. Keep your Russian propaganda to yourself. I do love Russia, just not the government.
+8
Level 68
Apr 14, 2021
I, for one, am sick and tired of the Georgian propaganda machine, and the insufferable iron grip that Big Georgia has on worldwide culture.

It's like everything is Georgian, now. You can't go out to eat without being virtually force-fed khachapuri at every corner. It's like the world has even forgotten there are other poets than Nikoloz Baratashvili - if I have to see yet another Netflix adaptation of his works, I think I'll puke.

Let's all stand strong and fight the Georgian hegemony!

+2
Level 64
Oct 31, 2023
"You can't go out to eat without being virtually force-fed khachapuri"

Man I wish, where I live I can't get any decent khachapuri...

+1
Level 89
Nov 20, 2017
Fun quiz. The clue for Russia could be simplified to "Country known for making nesting dolls."
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2017
Pedantry alert: during the civil war between Atahualpa and Huascar that weakened the Incan Empire enough to allow Pizarro to conquer it, Atahualpa declared Quito his capital. Cuzco remained the capital for Huascar and reverted to being the capital for the entire Empire when Atahualpa defeated him. But it would be a bit more accurate to say "Where the principal capital of the Incan Empire was located."
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Level 37
Nov 20, 2017
Great Quiz! - Thank you.
+1
Level 63
Nov 23, 2017
Can you unlock the answers to cells?
+2
Level 73
May 15, 2018
I hate when I miss one and get only 4 (or less) points. So close but no cigar.
+1
Level 54
Apr 13, 2021
Never knew Bosnia has hosted Olympics
+2
Level 68
Apr 14, 2021
It hasn't! Sarajevo has - but Bosnia-Herzegovina wasn't a country back then!
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Level 26
Apr 13, 2021
Didnt get netherlands bc I wrote holland. I think thats bad. Bad girl!
+1
Level 40
Apr 13, 2021
This yellow box "deal" is ridiculous. Trying to answer quiz questions, not enhance my keyboarding skills.
+8
Level 90
Apr 14, 2021
No it isn't. The yellow box doesn't add any additional keyboarding skills to a quiz. It prevents you from simply entering random possible answers and getting them right. It actually requires you to do exactly what you say you are trying to do - answer quiz questions.
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Level 51
May 16, 2023
technically, the uk is the biggest island country in the caribbean, since it has territory in the carribean sea (turks and caicos, anguilla, british virgin islands, montserrat, cayman islands)
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Level 75
Oct 30, 2023
Little inconsistency between this quiz:

"Country whose king awards 5 of the 6 Nobel prizes"

And the "Which European Capital" quiz:

"Four of the five Nobel Prizes are award here each year"

(https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/which-european-capital) + also should be "awarded" in that quiz

+1
Level ∞
Oct 30, 2023
I knew someone would point this out. The Economics Nobel isn't really a Nobel Prize so it really depends on your interpretation. I'm okay being inconsistent on this.