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40 Random missing Countries on the World Map

How many countries missing can you name? As you answer, the countries you name will reapper. Be careful! You only have 2 minutes and 20 seconds to name 40 countries! (I just felt the other ones were too easy so I created one of my own. Sorry JetPunk's quizmasters!) Have fun!
Use the common English name
It has to be a sovereign nation
Answers change every time you play
Undetectable countries aren't considered. Click the map to zoom!
Quiz by ergillo
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Last updated: September 18, 2022
First submittedMarch 24, 2022
Times taken30,420
Average score67.5%
Rating4.65
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Level 55
Oct 18, 2022
LMK if you have any suggestions or anything on order to improve the quiz. Have fun playing!
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Level 56
Mar 24, 2022
I love this! Id suggest maybe adding one more minute because the small countries are harder to see. Thanks!
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Level 55
Mar 24, 2022
Thank you so much for your suggestion! Unfortunately, I tried several times with more than 2 minutes, but it turns out it becomes too easy, in fact everyone was getting 100% every time. Therefore i realised it had to be faster in order to become difficult. I guarantee you that is doable, as i have done it several times, and i'm happy as it is right now, considering the fact that this could be the hardest quiz of its category available on JetPunk right now. (I'm not bragging, this is only my humble opinion) Have fun playing!
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Level 70
Sep 19, 2022
I’d have to disagree that it’s the most difficult quiz on Jetpunk in terms of knowing answers to questions, only in terms of how quickly one can type. And when you use Jetpunk to pass the time or keep yourself awake on the commute to work, using a phone with a tiny keyboard (and the clumsy hands of a 6’3’’ person), having to manoeuvre the map to be able to see the missing countries, it does become very difficult. And it’s amazing how many of these ‘random’ quizzes so frequently include answers like ‘Equatorial Guinea,’ just to makes sure there’s a little extra typing to do.

I’d always thought quizzing was about testing your knowledge, or ability to work out answers to problems/puzzles. All of these fast-typing ones are less about quizzing, and more like an application to be a secretary. As you say, with a bit longer on the clock, plenty get 100%, which tells you they know the answers, all you’ve done therefore is made another speed-typing test, which JP has more than enough of.

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Level 55
Sep 19, 2022
The knowledge stands on knowing what's every country called and being able to locate it in the given amount of time. I've never said this would be the most difficult quiz on JP, I said it would be the most challenging of its category.

I'm sorry if it's not that easy on a phone, but I can't change it only because of that I'm afraid. There's plenty of very good quizzes that you can do on a phone on this site, but there's another good amount that you can't be able to get if you're not using a computer.

Btw the quiz is randomized, so Equatorial Guinea isn't gonna show up every time.

Idk if this comment of yours was just a provocation or a suggestion, but i hope I answered all of your questions. Have a nice time playing!

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Level 70
Nov 26, 2022
Well, it was a suggestion but apparently the invitation wasn’t genuine. I think it’s a valId one, especially since there exist similar quizzes with 20 answers, but more available time. As I said, I had no difficulty locating or naming the countries, but the ability to type them at speed is the only stumbling block.

I do wish I could take a screen grab and post it here. Having had another stab, the randomiser managed to spit out the usual suspects again, including… Equatorial Guinea! I use a phone because I mainly use the site on the commute. I’m certain I’m not the only one. But there will be disabled and elderly people who use this site as well, who are potentially left frustrated when they know the answers but can’t type quickly enough to satisfy quiz setters who imagine that knowledge only counts if it can be typed at speed.

The pinned comment does ask for suggestions on how to improve the quiz. But you appear to have rejected any that are made, and they all refer to the time.

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Level 20
Jun 4, 2022
Nice one! I just set my pb at 1:28. Coming from the "20 missing countries quiz" I though at first that this was hard but after several tries I feel like is routine. You should make one with 50 (or even more)
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Level 55
Jun 14, 2022
That' exactly what I was hoping, thank you! Maybe in the future I will make another one.
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Level 20
Jun 15, 2022
After trying yours I decided to do an hardest version myself, so if you like go check it out and tell me what you think ;D
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Level 55
Jun 16, 2022
That's sick! Keep up the good work
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Level 59
Sep 17, 2022
30 more seconds would be perfect
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Level 55
Sep 17, 2022
When I made this quiz the time available was 2.30 minutes, but then it turned out to be too easy, as almost everyone was getting 100%, so I figured it had to be quicker in order to become difficult. It isn't impossible, I can assure you of that, it just need a little bit more effort to get a perfect score. I'm sure everyone can get one!
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Level 58
Sep 17, 2022
Finally got 40/40 after 37 tries. This really kept me engaged! I was at 36, then 39 for a long time and finally 40.
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Level 55
Sep 18, 2022
Same as me! Good job keeping that perseverance
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Level 83
Sep 18, 2022
This time limit and map are not friendly to the visually impaired.
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Level 55
Sep 18, 2022
I guess I'll try adding 20 seconds then, thank you!
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Level 82
Sep 19, 2022
Got stuck at 39. Time ran out. Nothing turned red. I started zoom searching. I thought I had hit every part of the world, but I still couldn't find the missing country. I had to check the list to see that it was Gambia. Sure enough, it's invisible when the map isn't zoomed. You can see it during zoom if you know to look for it.
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Level 55
Sep 21, 2022
I guess you really have to bring your A game to even look for them! Everyone needs a bit of luck playing this quiz to get them all. I wish you all the luck in the world in your next try then!
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Level 79
Sep 26, 2022
First try!

Perhaps, I got lucky, or maybe I'm built different:)

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Level 55
Sep 27, 2022
It could be you're built different haha good job!

Btw in how much time did you get it?

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Level 42
Nov 13, 2022
9th attempt, 31 seconds left. that was a stressful one, very challenging. great quiz!
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2022
Hard work pays off I suppose! Thank you!
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Level 89
Nov 26, 2022
This just isn’t enough time for a quiz like this, sorry.
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Level 82
Nov 26, 2022
The time is spot on. Took me four tries, was a fun challenge. And my typing speed isn't great, I make mistakes all the time.
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Level 53
Nov 28, 2022
Sao Tome is spelled Sao Tome E Principe. Is this intentinal?
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Level 59
Nov 28, 2022
Took me forever to be able to do it in time, and I finally did. Now I just managed to do it with 42 seconds to spare. Perfect quiz!