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Taiwan Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Taiwan?
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Last updated: May 19, 2020
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First submittedJune 23, 2019
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Capital of Taiwan
Taipei
World's tallest building 2004–2010
(hint: capital + number)
Taipei 101
Type of "tea" that often contains
tapioca balls
Bubble Tea
Country which occupied Taiwan
from 1895–1945
Japan
International body that expelled
Taiwan in 1971
United Nations
Most common religion
(not including folk religions)
Buddhism
Object depicted on Taiwan's flag
The Sun
Highest mountain
Yu Shan
Most popular sport
Baseball
Question
Answer
Sailing due south from Taiwan, what is
the first country you would reach?
Philippines
Currency of Taiwan
New Taiwan Dollar
Official name of Taiwan
Republic of China
Former name of the island of Taiwan
Formosa
Body of water dividing China and Taiwan
Taiwan Strait
Generalissimo who established Taiwan
after fleeing the mainland in 1949
Chiang Kai-Shek
Taiwanese company that makes
iPhones in China
Foxconn
Nickname of the vibrant economies of
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore,
and South Korea
Four Asian
Tigers
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Level 77
Jun 23, 2019
Bubble tea has a formal name which is called "Boba tea".

Kuomintang has an English translation of "Nationalist Party"

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Level 76
Jun 23, 2019
I usually hear it referred to as boba tea, although I did get the answer eventually. I definitely think that boba should be an accepted answer.
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Level 81
Jun 23, 2019
I tried nationalist
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Level ∞
Jun 23, 2019
Boba will work now.
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Level 73
Jun 23, 2019
I agree on the boba tea, that's what I've always seen it called.
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Level 88
Jun 25, 2019
It is almost always referred to as the Nationalist Party.
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Level 78
Aug 27, 2020
I've heard Kuomintang more often than Nationalist Party but then I'm not from the English-speaking world.
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Level 68
Nov 13, 2022
In English it is usually Kuomintang too.
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Level 88
Aug 27, 2020
I wonder what Boba Fett means in Taiwan...
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Level 74
Aug 27, 2020
Tea with cheese.
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Level 57
Nov 12, 2022
this is a reply
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Level 89
Jun 23, 2019
I put star for the flag question. Guess what the sun is?
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Level 85
Jun 23, 2019
I put "thing" for the flag question. Can I get credit for that? It's correct.
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Level 63
Jun 24, 2019
You sneaky little thing, you. :D
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Level 58
Dec 31, 2020
A star.
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Level 83
Jul 12, 2019
I typed "star" instead of "sun" but isn't that technically correct?
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Level 70
May 19, 2020
Haha, I guess that's correct but not precise enough.
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2022
seems to be an acceptable type-in, now
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Level 31
Jul 22, 2019
According to the United Nations, Taiwan is not a country.
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Level ∞
Jul 22, 2019
Writing something down doesn't make it true. According to the constitution of Venezuela, citizens have a right to employment, health care and freedom of expression. In reality, they don't. The United Nations can say whatever they want. They could say that the moon is made of cheese. It doesn't change the reality that Taiwan is an independent country.
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Level 63
Mar 9, 2020
It's not just the UN. Even in Taiwan's constitution it's also sitll a part of China.
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Level 83
May 19, 2020
+Citronnier Taiwan's constitution says that Taiwan is part of China, but that the ROC is the legitimate government. "China" is an entity greater than any party.

Fun fact: Taiwan also holds the original copy of the Treaty of Nanjing, meaning that Taiwan legally owns Hong Kong. But that isn't real, just like whatever the UN says.

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Level 56
Jun 4, 2020
but the moon is made of cheese. also it mentions in lots of documents that it's part of chine
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Level 59
Aug 27, 2020
China as a region, not as a country. Taiwan claims itself as "the sole legitimate government over Mainland China and Taiwan."
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Level 23
Sep 1, 2020
When you asked the official name of Taiwan the first thing that came to mind was Chinese Taipei ngl
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Level 68
Sep 5, 2020
The funny thing is that most Taiwanese would be happy to "relinquish their claim" to the mainland and simply concern themselves with their own independence. And if China simply admitted that a place with its own president, currency, military, immigration, passport, etc. was an independent country and let them live freely, then they could easily court Taiwan into their "diplomatic sphere". Instead, they threaten to "blow up Taiwan" and with their threats drive the majority of the people away from them into the arms of the USA and Japan.
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Level 69
Sep 13, 2021
@Quizmaster To classify things, you need to have clearly defined categories. "Cheese" is a fairly well classified category, however, a country isn't.
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Level 33
Oct 28, 2021
Taiwan is absolutely NOT A COUNTRY. It is an inalienable province of CHINA.
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Level 52
Mar 26, 2023
This is like South Korea and North Korea refusing to recognize each other as countries.
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Level 75
Jan 17, 2022
@Douglas216 - Weird then that China -- by which I assume you mean the People's Republic of China -- has no governmental control at all there, gets no taxes from them or cut of their GDP, and uses a different currency.
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Level 33
Apr 13, 2023
Countries that recognize Taiwan: Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, Vatican City, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu. So we live in a world where it only takes 13 countries to recognize it to become a country? LMFAO If it is a country, why doesn't the US or the United Nations recognize it???
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2022
yeah, seems pretty well alienated to me
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Level 26
Feb 22, 2023
thanks quizmaster
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Level 77
May 19, 2020
It has its own system of government, currency, military, border controls, foreign policy. Saying it is not an independent country is really playing with semantics.
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Level 57
Mar 16, 2022
According to me, Taiwan is part of the African continent which borders the Arctic Ocean. So, there's that.
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Level 31
Jul 22, 2019
But good quiz anyways
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Level 77
May 19, 2020
Highest mountain? Add 山 :D
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Level 67
May 19, 2020
Shan means mountain and Yu meaning Jade is the name of the mountain, so the question should ask for Yu rather than Shan
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Level ∞
May 20, 2020
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 76
May 20, 2020
Accept NT or NTD as a type in for currency? Nobody says "that costs 10 dollars" they say "that costs 10 NT".
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Level 68
Sep 5, 2020
Agreed. I live in Taiwan, and I entered NTD first.
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Level 35
May 20, 2020
Why was the Kuomintang question removed??
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Level 72
Jul 4, 2020
Accept Dragons also, as they are also known as
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Level 58
Sep 20, 2022
wha-
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Level 78
Jul 15, 2020
AAAARRRRGGGGHHH I tried football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, boxing, tennis, table tennis, badminton, taekwondo, fencing, volleyball, hockey, darts, swimming, running, sprinting etc. but forgot BASEBALL!!!!!
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Level 55
Aug 7, 2020
I always come in to these thinking I know nothing about the country but often end up doing well. Thanks for the confidence boost jetpunk!
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Level 72
Aug 27, 2020
The Quizmaster always manages to sneak in a clue that has the country's name for an answer. And I always miss it. And I always feel dumb.
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Level 32
Aug 27, 2020
Cool
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Level 74
Aug 27, 2020
Could Kai Shek work for Chiang Kai Shek? Only Chiang works as of now. I know that the Chinese put the family name first but I feel like "Kai Shek" is enough to show that someone knows who the person is.
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Level 71
Feb 9, 2021
A lot more leeway on the spelling in that particular question would be nice.
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Level 43
Apr 20, 2021
Also Chiang Kai Shek (without the hyphen) doesnt work. Which is just brutal lol
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Level 74
Dec 15, 2021
punctuation never matters on jetpunk
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Level 68
Aug 28, 2020
You won't believe this, but I typed in Taipei followed by every number from 1 to 100, then stopped...
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2020
Lol
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Level 46
Nov 20, 2021
Chinese (mainlander) and 16/17 - Not bad!
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Level 46
Nov 20, 2021
Only one I forgot was Foxconn - In China we call it "Fushikang" and I typed in Fujiconn, Fushiconn, Fusconn etc
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Level 64
May 25, 2022
Taiwan is an interesting way to spell "The Real, One and Only, Truly Legitimate Chinese Nation"
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Level 21
Sep 16, 2023
repubulic of China, Senatus Republique Sericus
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Level 70
Aug 24, 2022
Why isn't Japan considered one of the tigers?
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Level 67
Sep 22, 2022
Because Japan was already an industrial nation before ww2.
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Level 44
Oct 26, 2022
i guessed Alishan lmao
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Level 44
Nov 2, 2022
Milk tea should probably count for bubble tea as well.
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Level ∞
Nov 2, 2022
Okay
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Level 59
Nov 12, 2022
Dang, no question about TSMC
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Level 66
Nov 12, 2022
The only reason why I got Yu Shan is because I guessed the currency to be the Yuan.
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2022
Apparently I can't spell Buddhism
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Level 33
Apr 13, 2023
Countries that recognize Taiwan: Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, Vatican City, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu. So we live in a world where it only takes 13 countries to recognize it to become a country? LMFAO If it is a country, why doesn't the US or the United Nations recognize it???
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2023
Because they're scared of breaking ties with China, a much more "powerful" country in terms of diplomacy. The United States citizens and government definitely show their support for Taiwan, giving aid, but the official stance is that the People's Republic is the "true" China so that trade relations don't break since the United States are so reliant on Chinese manufacturing. That's why alot of Americans are pushing on the "Made in America" stance, to stop the reliance.
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Level 49
Apr 19, 2023
Perhaps accept "NT" for the currency question since that's what everyone in Taiwan calls it.
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Level 66
Apr 27, 2023
I have been reminded that oftentimes on these quizzes the name of the country ends up being one of the answers for something you wouldn't necessarily expect