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Countries that Start with R

There are four countries whose official JetPunk names start with the letter R. Can you name them all?
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Last updated: May 12, 2020
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First submittedJuly 17, 2012
Times taken315,564
Average score75.0%
Rating4.37
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Republic of the Congo
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
85 Comments
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Level 78
Jul 19, 2012
There are a lot more countries that start with "R" if you're including "Republic of..." such as the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, etc.
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2013
The Congo's are a special case though, since the "Republic of the Congo" is recognized as a separate entity from the "Democratic Republic of the Congo."
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Level 54
Jan 2, 2016
Then it should be considered "Congo, Republic of" unless all the other Republics are included in the "R" countries. Kinda silly otherwise.
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Level 33
Apr 15, 2023
No bro
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Level 54
Jun 6, 2023
so then you would also have to agree that Denmark, Norway and Sweden start with K. Since they are all: Kingdom of
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2016
"America, United States of" I've been using this flawed logic to try and get the USA at the top of alphabetic pull down lists online for years.
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Level 76
May 13, 2020
I've been trying to get the country renamed as (The) Aardvark Republic of Aamerica
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Level 69
May 16, 2020
The Aardvark Republic of Aamerica fits in a multitude of ways
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Level 60
Jul 22, 2020
Ok. So for the milionth and definitely not the last time. Countries have official "long" names, (eg. Commonwealth of Australia) and official "short" names (eg. Australia). We commonly use the short versions, because it is easier and faster. But some countries don't have the short version of the official name, so we have to use the long version. Both Congos are an example of this, F. S. Of Micronesia is another and probaboy others, I can't remember right now.
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Level 53
Aug 2, 2020
Use the name on the countries of the world quiz
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Level 60
Apr 29, 2022
Usually longer names are because of some other region with a similar name. The Congos are because of each other, the Dominican Republic is because of Dominica, F. S. Micronesia is because Micronesia, North Macedonia is because Macedonia, C.A.R. is because of Central Africa, etc.
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Level 33
Mar 27, 2014
too easy, 1:53 left, cant type fast
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Level 52
Mar 8, 2015
1:55.
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2016
1:58
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Level 34
Feb 9, 2017
same
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Level 69
Mar 8, 2022
1:55 also
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Level 22
Feb 11, 2024
1:03
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Level 53
Mar 24, 2022
Exact same
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Level 43
May 20, 2014
That whole "Republic of" clue threw me off completely *FacePalm*
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Level 23
Jan 24, 2015
How did only 77% get russia
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Level 48
Aug 1, 2020
Uhh.... insert Yakov Smirnov joke here.
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Level 44
Feb 24, 2015
I always forget the big obvious one. In this case, Russia
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2016
This came up on our inter-schools quiz a while back. We were stumped at Russia...
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Level 37
Dec 18, 2016
Wow more people get Rwanda than Russia
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Level 37
Nov 26, 2017
They're still thinking USSR?
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Level 68
May 22, 2020
!!!
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Level 40
Apr 4, 2021
Brought to you by Yakko Warner.
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Level 59
Aug 1, 2020
I got Rwanda before Russia cause the "Republic of" clue sent me directly to the congo and the proximity of Rwanda made me think of it first.
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Level 53
Jun 9, 2022
Ikr, everyone's always looking out for the tricky ones, and then they miss the most obvious ones.
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Level 22
Apr 20, 2017
1:43 remaining.
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Level 14
Jun 22, 2017
1:35
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Level 21
Dec 25, 2018
i love how more people got Rwanda than Russia
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Level 29
Jun 11, 2020
For me, I always remember smaller countries first. This could be because I had to work on memorizing Rwanda but didn't have to memorize Russia. Since I already knew Russia, maybe my mind doesn't associate it with the letter R.
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Level 69
Oct 18, 2019
why republic of congo here
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Level 77
Nov 3, 2019
I think you a word there.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
Funny I remembered Rwanda first and Russia last while it's only a week I came back home from Moscow! :)
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Level 72
May 12, 2020
I think you should slice 30 seconds off these 3 quizzes (H, J, R). What do others think?
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Level 81
May 13, 2020
I think you should stop trying to make the test harder for the rest of the class, ya goody two shoes.
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Level 70
May 14, 2020
I'm with you 'Macho'
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Level 82
May 17, 2020
Too much time. I completed it with 2:02 left.
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Level 18
May 21, 2020
Give us less time. I had 2min left.
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Level 68
May 22, 2020
OK Congo was a cheap trick even after hearing it mentioned in comments I didn't think it would actually count but then again what else could it be
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Level 21
Jun 1, 2020
I did it in 12 secs
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Level 78
Aug 1, 2020
Hmm that republic one threw me off I got in the last few seconds. I was expecting it to start with an r? You wouldn’t include china on a list of countries that start with a p for example. I wouldn’t count ‘republic’ as exactly being the start of a country’s name
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Level 46
Aug 1, 2020
I'm surprised that Rwanda is the most guessed one.
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Level 58
Aug 1, 2020
yeah thought it would be Rusland
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Level 48
Aug 1, 2020
Easiest 5 points yet.
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Level 24
Aug 1, 2020
i'm a 13 year old girl and I did it in 12 seconds:)
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Level 43
Jun 9, 2022
im a 97 year old homeless transgender cat and finished with 30 seconds left
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Level 45
Aug 3, 2020
Republic of the Congo...very misleading.
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Level 43
Aug 12, 2020
Got them is 6 seconds and I'm on phone, wow. (Answers: Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Romania)
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Level 36
Aug 17, 2020
Should make the time 10 seconds
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Level 42
Nov 14, 2020
9 seconds
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Level 32
Nov 17, 2020
hahah forgets russia for an entire minute

😎👈

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Level 22
Jan 16, 2021
so easy
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Level 21
Feb 10, 2021
not me forgetting about russia
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Level 75
Mar 30, 2021
Is that a cossack in the picture?
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Level 46
Apr 7, 2021
1:57 left, so far thats the fastest ive seen
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Level 58
May 16, 2021
republic of congo should not be here, otherwise may as well include every other republic
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2022
This continues to be a ridiculous argument.
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Level 22
Jun 21, 2021
Why is quizmaster so good at creating quizzes
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Level 73
Dec 29, 2021
Sat there for 2 minutes trying to figure out which "Republic of the" starts with R. Then I realised that Republic starts with R, not the name itself...
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Level 24
Mar 15, 2022
More people got Rwanda than Russia?
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Level 37
Apr 22, 2022
finished in 3 seconds
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Level 41
Jun 17, 2022
How in the world did I not get Russia?!
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2022
how did i forget russia?? i swear i always get the lesser known countries on these type of quizes but the most obvious answers always escpe me...
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Level 61
Oct 20, 2022
1 SECOND BABY
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Level 46
Nov 1, 2022
You scored 4/4 = 100%

52.3% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 3

Your high score is 4

Your fastest time is 0:11

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Level 25
Dec 20, 2022
I kept wanting to type Rhodesia.
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Level 48
Jan 7, 2023
I did it in under 10 seconds
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Level 61
Feb 11, 2023
4/4 and took longer than 5 seconds to think of Russia. DOH
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Level 16
Mar 27, 2023
republic of ireland?
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Level 59
Apr 15, 2023
This country goes by the common name of Ireland, so it is excluded.
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Level 48
Apr 18, 2023
The whole island is Ireland, made of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. I think the Republic of Ireland should count.
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Level 54
Apr 15, 2023
I don't like the quiz. There are lots of countries that start with "Republic of".

Those don't count.

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Level 59
Apr 15, 2023
The majority of countries exclude the word "republic" from their common names except for a few, such as Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo. Republic of the Congo is one of these five special countries, and it starts with an R. So it is included.
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Level 24
Apr 15, 2023
I actually forgot Russia!
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2023
I'm so glad that Rwanda is higher than Russia on this lol I was so embarrassed that it took me so long to get Russia 😅
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Level 16
Apr 18, 2023
I CAN FINALLY COMMENT!
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Level 47
Apr 21, 2023
Do you have to do anything to comment? I already forgot about that lol
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Level 16
Jun 9, 2023
I almost forgot russia xD
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Level 32
Jun 16, 2023
Republic of Ireland should be on here.

Ireland is the name of the island, Republic of Ireland is the name of the country

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Level 24
Aug 23, 2023
like this quiz.
+1
Level 48
Mar 1, 2024
bruh 6 seconds
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Level 25
Mar 11, 2024
Nearly forgot russia...