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Vietnam Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Vietnam?
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Last updated: May 16, 2020
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First submittedMarch 4, 2014
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Capital
Hanoi
Most populous city
Ho Chi Minh City
Former name of that city
Saigon
Peninsula on which Vietnam sits
Indochina
Countries which border Vietnam
China
Laos
Cambodia
Currency
Dong
Vietnamese New Year holiday
Tet
Only political party
Communist Party
Second-most common religion,
after "Vietnamese folk religions"
Buddhism
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River that flows through the capital
Red
Major river that meets the sea
in southern Vietnam
Mekong
Country that colonized Vietnam
France
Family names that account
for almost 50% of the population
Nguyen
Tran
South Vietnamese insurgent group
that fought the U.S.
Viet Cong
What type of food is pho?
Soup
Picturesque bay composed of
about 2000 small islands
Hạ Long Bay
Staple crop
Rice
41 Comments
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Level 44
May 13, 2014
100%, I know more about Vietnam than I should.
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Level 82
Sep 15, 2016
Nothing wrong with knowing about Vietnam. 'Tis a fine country.
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Level 56
Feb 1, 2023
commie
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Level 89
Jan 28, 2015
Wow, in most countries the female body part is the currency, not the male body part! ;)
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Level 4
Feb 15, 2018
good quiz vietnam is a good country in total but the only thing is it is not famous
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Level 89
Jul 16, 2020
Not famous according to whom? And why would that matter?
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Level 76
Jul 27, 2021
it doesn't need to be famous, there's a country quiz for every country in the world on jetpunk. comment this on the nauru quiz if you must
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Level 40
Jun 10, 2022
Scuses, the VIETNAM WAR???!!!! YOU MUST BE A CHILD.
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Level 4
Feb 15, 2018
i know more than this about vietnam from india jetpunk can yu make more quizes like that
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Level 66
Aug 31, 2018
Can you accept Hồng Hà for the Red river? I had to think when it wasn't accepted
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Level ∞
May 16, 2020
Yes, that will work now.
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2022
I was guessing the other most common surname after Nguyen and I tried Hong (I tried a lot of things) and it got me Red river. So thank you :D
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Level 64
Dec 11, 2019
I'm not sure if its good to say that buddism is the main religion. They have their own thing which is not really buddism or close.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Vietnam

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Level ∞
May 16, 2020
This has been amended.
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Level 91
May 16, 2020
Almost! I only missed "long" and "dong".
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Level 76
May 17, 2020
Interesting ones to miss...
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Level 83
May 19, 2020
Just needs a "Duck" answer for the full Sixteen Candles trifecta.
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Level 67
May 17, 2020
Trying to guess the last name, and randomly typed in "Hong", and got the capital river.
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Level 70
May 24, 2020
Interesting Nguyen is all over the place but I have never seen Tran
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Level 90
Jul 16, 2020
I've encountered a few. Probably as often as I've encountered a Nguyen.
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Level 70
Jul 17, 2020
about 40% of people in Vietnam have the last name Nguyen, so Tran probably makes up that 10% that isn't too common. I've met only one person with that last name
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Level 57
Jan 6, 2021
How did that even happen? Inbreeding? Appeasing a monarch?
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2022
In the 19th Century a lot of families without surnames adopted Nguyen.
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Level 74
Jul 16, 2020
Can you accept noodles for Pho please? It is a soup but it also is a noodle...
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2020
I typed Noodle Soup and that worked.
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Level 61
Jul 16, 2020
Wasn't the Viet Cong was from the North, not the South?
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Level 82
Jul 16, 2020
No. The People's Army of Viet Nam was the regular army from Hanoi. The Viet Cong were an organization with its own regular army as well as a vast network of irregulars, partisans, and guerillas that fought against the South Vietnamese government of Saigon and their foreign allies in South Vietnam and Cambodia. Most of the VC were from the the south but they also had help from the PAVN.
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Level 61
Aug 29, 2020
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for explaining.
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Level 76
Oct 20, 2020
NLF, or National Liberation Front, should be accepted for this one.
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Level 80
Jul 24, 2020
While trying to guess surnames I typed something starting with H that magically gave me the answer for Red River! Gotta love type ins.
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Level 45
Feb 2, 2021
Hong
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Level 27
Aug 13, 2020
I think "Pho" is a kind of noodle soup, not just soup.
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Level 69
Nov 13, 2020
the peninsula one is a bit odd, ideally accept Southeast Asia, which is the more common term, but if not, at least "Indochinese" as in "Indochinese peninsula" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainland_Southeast_Asia

pho is more noodle than it is soup, even etymologically, would suggest that one be changed or broadened as well

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Level 39
May 9, 2021
I dont like that you use the term Viet Cong rather than NLF which is what they were actually called
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Level 69
Jul 7, 2021
The Viet Cong were actually northern forces, although I can't say for sure where they originated. All I know is the North fought the US, not the South
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Level ∞
Jul 7, 2021
When you are unsure of something, I'd recommend looking it up before posting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Cong

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Level 82
May 19, 2022
or just scroll up and look at what's already been commented.
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Level 66
Sep 2, 2022
Can you accept broth for Pho? Or even noodles.

Soup is not quite used this way outside of the USA. I got the answer eventually, but a soup typically refers to a thicker vegetable meal, which may have a few ingredients served in it.

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Level 68
Sep 2, 2022
Can you accept “Viet Kong”?
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Level 49
Sep 4, 2022
KuizApe raises an interesting point
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Level 68
Feb 8, 2023
I got Tran because of Johnny Tran from Fast and Furious 1