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Name a Valid Country #4

Name any of the countries that belongs in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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whose name ends in GUAY
Paraguay | Uruguay
with NO snakes
Cape Verde | Iceland | Ireland | Kiribati | Marshall Islands |
Nauru | New Zealand | Tuvalu | Vatican City
where the temperature has never
exceeded 37° Celsius
Antigua and Barbuda | Barbados | Denmark |
Estonia | Iceland | Ireland | Maldives | Norway |
North Korea | Samoa | Solomon Islands | Singapore
with more annual murders than the United States
Brazil | Nigeria | India | Mexico
that is majority Christian and in Asia
Armenia | Cyprus | East Timor | Georgia | Philippines
that borders Kenya
Ethiopia | Somalia | South Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda
with wild tigers
Bangladesh | Bhutan | China | India | Indonesia |
Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Nepal |
North Korea | Russia | Thailand | Vietnam
that is a member of OPEC and not in Asia or Africa
Venezuela
with more cows than people
Argentina | Brazil | Chad | Ireland | Mongolia |
Namibia | New Zealand |
Paraguay | South Sudan | Uruguay
where a UN Secretary-General was born
Austria | Egypt | Ghana | Myanmar | Norway | Peru |
Portugal | South Korea | Sweden
with glaciers and in Africa
Kenya | Tanzania | Uganda
where the U.S. dollar is an official currency
(other than the U.S.)
East Timor | Ecuador | El Salvador | F. S. Micronesia |
Marshall Islands | Palau | Panama | Zimbabwe
that is one of the 10 least-guessed countries on the
Countries of the World Quiz
Comoros | Kiribati | Grenada | Marshall Islands
| Nauru | Palau | São Tomé and Príncipe |
St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Tuvalu | Vanuatu
with at least 2 million people from the
Berber ethnic group
Algeria | France | Libya | Mauritania | Morocco
with more than 100,000 earthquake related deaths
in the 21st century
Indonesia | Haiti
with a AAA credit rating from all three major agencies
Australia | Denmark | Germany | Luxembourg |
Netherlands | Norway | Singapore | Sweden | Switzerland
whose government was toppled or thrown into
civil war by the "Arab Spring"
Egypt | Libya | Syria | Tunisia | Yemen
that the United States took control over after the
Spanish-American war
Cuba | Philippines
with 500,000 km2 of tropical rainforest
(not counting Brazil)
Indonesia | Colombia | Peru | D.R. Congo
whose name ends in BIA
Colombia | Gambia | Namibia | Saudi Arabia |
Serbia | Zambia
96 Comments
+6
Level 77
Aug 1, 2019
Nice and easy :)
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Level 73
Aug 1, 2019
You forgot Uzbekiguay
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Level 76
Aug 2, 2019
Where unicorns come from.
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2019
that would be scotland/uk
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2021
Fun fact. The real life unicorn (elasmotherium sibiricum - an ice age species of rhino of which the unicorn is derived from) actually lived in today's Uzbekistan. I can't speak of Uzbekiguay, though. :-D
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Level 20
Jun 26, 2021
Can confirm, I live there.
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Level 89
Jul 15, 2021
Are you sure you aren't thinking of Ubekibekistanstan? ;)
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Level 38
Oct 16, 2021
Mmm what
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2019
You should add it to the "Name a Valid Country" series
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Level 82
Sep 17, 2019
I'm looking forward to the Name an Invalid Country series
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Level 59
Sep 16, 2020
Recognized by all UN members:
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
Armenia!
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2019
How has it never been over 37°C in Singapore? It is almost on the equator. I am currently at around 43°N and I think it may have exceeded that today.
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Level 39
Aug 27, 2019
I remember QM saying somewhere that Alaska has a higher recorded temperature then Singapore but I forget where. I think it was a comment on one of the interesting fact pages.
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Level 39
Aug 27, 2019
Never mind it's here.
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Level 90
Sep 17, 2019
Actually, it's here.
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Level 82
Sep 17, 2019
High humidity and uniform elevation keeps the range of temperatures throughout the year small.
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2019
I agree, I've been to Singapore and it was at least 37C in my armpits alone.
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Level ∞
Jan 10, 2020
Maybe you were running a fever that day.
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Level 79
Sep 18, 2019
Singapore has a tropical climate, so it's temperatures do not change much throughout the year and day. Countries with temperate climates are more likely to exceed 37˚C during the year.
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2019
April is the hottest month of the year in Singapore, followed by May. This is due to light winds and strong sunshine during those months. The highest recorded temperature is 41.0 °C (105.8 °F) on 17 April 2019 at Tiong Bahru.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Singapore

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Level 58
Oct 18, 2020
location near water helps keep areas temperate. That's why the Caribbean is also on there
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Level 20
Jun 26, 2021
were you on guyana? (french guinea?)
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Level 54
Sep 17, 2019
****! I typed in Morocco and Libya and neither worked. Come one!
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Level 81
Sep 17, 2019
Both work just fine, must've gotten a typo in there.

Or you didn't move the yellow box in the right place.

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Level 36
Sep 17, 2019
nice quiz. As if singapore hasn't ever been over 37 degrees though lol
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Level 40
Jun 26, 2021
98.6 degrees fahrenheit does seem like a high temp tho, but idk.
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Level 64
Sep 17, 2019
Would it be possible to see all the possible correct answers and not just the first few? It would be interesting to know! Thanks!
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Level ∞
Jan 10, 2020
Yes, all the correct answers will now be displayed.
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2019
I had just taken the category elimination quiz, so I was trying to think of a country that ends in guay, doesn't have snakes, isn't very hot, has murders ...
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2019
yea my mind went there for a second too
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Level 57
Sep 18, 2019
Me too.
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Level 56
Sep 18, 2019
I wasn't aware any country had more murders than the United States. We're not the worst! We're not the worst!
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Level 38
Sep 21, 2019
Of course you're not. Just look at latin America and subsaharan Africa.
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2021
So many Americans think they live in a terrible, no good country because they have never been anywhere else.

Spend some time in the Third World and you will quickly realize how good you have it. Then, head over to a jobs website in Eastern Europe, take a look at the starting salaries, and praise the stars that you were born in the United States.

If there is one thing that Americans lack, it is gratitude.

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Level 40
Oct 17, 2021
And then hop over to Western Europe and realize none of your towns have any history, you lack basic human rights such as medical care, and perhaps you should lay off the guns…
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Level 64
Nov 22, 2023
What relevance does town history have when it comes to how good a place is to live in?
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2023
That depends if you're interested in History. If you're not, as seems to be your case, I guess it's not relevant at all. In my case, I like to wander among old buildings, feel connected to the events that have taken place where I live, read about the History of where I live, visit museums full of the stories of people from hundreds or thousands of years ago. I live in Paris, which is already full to the brim of History, but I go to Athens twice a year, and just looking up at the Parthenon is a mind-blowing experience each and every time. To each his own.
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Level 62
Sep 18, 2019
is an ignorant Brit, what is AAA.

There are too many definitions on Wikipedia to know what is being looked for.

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Level 20
Sep 19, 2019
sovereign credit ratings. Highest possible by the big 3 - Moody's, S&P and Fitch
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Level 76
Sep 21, 2019
Kinda disappointed the first one didn't accept 'Your Mom Guay' :P
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Level 68
Oct 22, 2019
-_-
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Level 68
Oct 22, 2019
Only missed OPEC. Surprised I even did that well
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Level 56
Oct 23, 2019
Surely Russia is majority Christian and in Asia? In know it's also in Europe, but that doesn't stop in being in Asia too.
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Level 84
Nov 21, 2019
According to Wikipedia, recent data suggests that just under 50% (47.1% as of 2012) identify as Christian, orthodox or otherwise. So they don't qualify as a majority apparently.
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Level 34
Jan 27, 2020
+30 seconds? Otherwise good quiz
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2020
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Level 61
Feb 15, 2020
Is Finland missing from the AAA credit rating question?
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Level 75
Feb 16, 2020
AA+
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Level 54
Feb 18, 2020
Nepal has wild tigers. Estimated 235 (as per World Wildlife Fund), up from around 121 a decade ago. Major success story of tiger conservation. Give Nepal and its good work in tiger conservation a little love, please!
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Level ∞
Feb 19, 2020
Added, thanks
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Level 56
Mar 9, 2020
always confuses me that cyprus is classed as Asia on jetpunk. Makes very little sense seeing as it is in the EU and mostly shares its culture and language with Greece.
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Level ∞
Mar 9, 2020
Geographically, it is closest to Asia and second-closest to Africa.
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Level 90
Oct 16, 2021
But then by that logic, Trinidad and Tobago would be in South America and Iceland would be in North America.
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
Works for me!
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2021
Maybe, you can consider Cyprus as an Asian country geographically, and a European country culturally and politically. And by the way, the EU membership should not be the main reason to determine whether a country is part of Europe or not. Switzerland, for example, is not a member of the EU.
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Level 82
Jun 28, 2020
for some reason I misread the "majority christian and in asia" as "majority christian and in africa" and I was so frustrated that none of the countries I was trying were working XD
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Level 33
Jul 23, 2020
im so happy my country flag made it into photo of the quiz
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Level 44
Sep 22, 2020
Glaciers in Africa - the Rwenzori Mountains straddle the border of Uganda and the DR Congo - and the glaciers are on both sides of the border. In fact, Thymann's 2012 expedition to map the Rwenzori glaciers determined that most of the retreat of the glaciers was on the east (Uganda) side - the Mt Stanley glaciers on the DRC side were still intact. DRC should be on the list.
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2021
Got #2 because well-known errors in St. Patrick's Day beliefs.
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Level 91
Jun 25, 2021
A few countries are missing from the US dollar question: Timor-Leste, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau
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Level 70
Jun 26, 2021
And if you want to be really confused, parts of the UK and the Netherlands as well.
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Level 85
Jun 26, 2021
I knew FSM used the US Dollar, and when that didn't work, I tried a number of Oceania countries, but without reward. :-(
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2021
This has been fixed, thanks.
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Level 95
Jun 26, 2021
Shocked Canada doesn't have over 500,000 square kilometers of rainforest. The Great Bear is something like 65,000 and I know BC alone has 74,000 of coastal rainforest; it's all I see! :)
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2021
Clarified that we are talking about tropical rainforest.
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Level 68
Aug 13, 2021
I remembered being able to use USD in Ecuador a few years ago so that one was good
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Level 56
Sep 16, 2021
The U.S. dollar is official currency in the Netherlands as well. It is used on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, all of these islands are part of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It should count.
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Level 48
Oct 16, 2021
Is there snakes in monaco?
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
Probably pet snakes.
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Level 88
Oct 16, 2021
One of the answers to the penultimate question gives you an answer to the following one.
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Level 61
Oct 16, 2021
There are marine snakes in New Zealand, please change the question to 'Land Snakes'
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Level 67
Oct 17, 2021
This is not true. Very occasionally a marine snake will wash up in NZ waters but only because they are ill and they soon die.
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Level 61
Oct 20, 2021
Marine snakes exist in New Zealand, and it is true. Please try again another time :)

https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/discover/collections/topics/sea-snakes-and-kraits-in-new-zealand#:~:text=It's%20a%20common%20misconception%20that,found%20at%20Whatipu%20in%202011.

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Level 65
Oct 16, 2021
Russia is a christain country and is in europe and asia, so it should count?
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2021
I think it's arguable, but not because of its location, but rather the percentage and the definition of majority. Does a religion has to be believed by more than half of the population to be declared majority, or does it just need to be the largest religion in the country to be called as such? Depending on what polls you find, less than half of the population of Russia believe in Christianity (around 40%, I think), but it is still the largest religion there. Some of the other polls do put the percentage of Christian Russians at around 70% though. But then, Christianity prevails in the European part of Russia, not in its Asian part.
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Level 65
Oct 18, 2021
dr congo has glaciers
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Level 61
Oct 18, 2021
Dr. Congo will see you now
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
Are you glasure?
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Level 74
Oct 29, 2021
For anyone wondering, Ecuador left OPEC in January 2020.
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Level 39
May 4, 2022
Hi wanted to let you know the dollar is an official currency in Cambodia but it didnt accept that answer
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2022
Unofficially, plus it is being (slowly) phased out
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
Doesn't seem to be the case, at least now.
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Level 46
Jun 28, 2022
I tried to put india as having more cows than people
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2022
A country with 1 billion and a half of cows woulde be mindblowing. I've googled and the amount it's 300 millions, to a brazilian is a more normal amount.
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Level 55
Nov 30, 2022
My country is an answer to the AAA credit rating question but I still barely understand what it is
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Level 70
Mar 23, 2024
well that suggests you atleast somewhat know. I have zero clue
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Level 71
May 22, 2023
Brazil?! Seriously?? They have a **** of a lot of people there, but still more cows?
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Level 50
Jul 18, 2023
I was shocked too, apparently in 2021 Brazil had 250 million cows and 211 million people
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Level 52
Jul 15, 2023
the OPEC question should be removed because it's no longer has multiple answers.
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Level 46
Sep 26, 2023
Missed the cow one. I'm impressed that Brazil has more cows than peoples. wow
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Level 69
Nov 22, 2023
More than 2 million Berbers in France, more than in Morocco. Bruuuuuuuuuuuh.
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Level 39
Nov 22, 2023
liechtenstein for AAA credit rating no?
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Level 50
Mar 14, 2024
Show me fahrenheit I had to google celcius to fahrenheit
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Level 70
Mar 23, 2024
What is (the meaning) this AAA. And what agencies are you talking about? CIA FBI?

Is this AAA about alcoholic anonymous? the road service?, a battery? Ambiguous Absurd Abreviation? They were the first things that came to my head. I have seriously no idea, and after checking wikepedia for AAA I am not any wiser, there are dozens and dozens of things with that abbreviation.

I don't think this is an general/universally know term and think it is better if it was replaced. Sure you don't need to know everything/get everything right (got it right thought by just randomly guessing countries, as did many/most people might have done) but the question should atleast be understandable and not only familiar by a small minority of people. (I might be completely wrong and only one of the few that does not know about it, but it is not often that I comes across something I have never heard of before.)

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Level 83
Apr 28, 2024
I didn't know what it was either, but I googled "AAA credit rating" and immediately got the answer, so maybe you just need to improve your reading comprehension.