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Category Elimination - Asian Geography #1

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
# = the number of answers possible. Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
All data as of February 2022. In this quiz, population refers to urban populations. More info.
We consider Russia to be European for this quiz. See the European Geography quizzes.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 20, 2022
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First submittedMarch 4, 2020
Times taken80,161
Average score75.0%
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Green Categories
48
Countries of Asia
23
... with at least 20 million people
20
... which are not landlocked
4
... that end in "ia"
1
... with fewer than 7 letters in its name
India
 
Orange Categories
48
Capital Cities of Asia
17
... containing the letter E
6
... which are south of the Tropic of Cancer
3
... with only one word in their name
1
... and over 50% of the country's population
Singapore
Blue Categories
48
Countries of Asia (by Flag)
20
... which have green on them
7
... have black on them
3
... have at least one star on them
1
... and have a red stripe
Syria
 
Purple Categories
96
Countries or Capitals of Asia
38
... which contain the letter S
11
... have 7 or fewer letters in their name
6
... with fewer than 2 million people
1
... which lies on the Tropic of Cancer
Muscat
78 Comments
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Level 71
Mar 4, 2020
Nice quiz!
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2020
Thanks! :)
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Level 44
Jun 14, 2021
I am hunting down this series
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Level 43
May 20, 2023
im always guesses stuff that is the answer to one of them
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Level 71
Mar 4, 2020
Also, shouldn’t Tbilisi work for the fourth category in the pink section?
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2020
Yep, looks like I made a mistake in the spreadsheet :P

However, to prevent there being two answers for the final category I've reworded the 4th clue to remove Tbilisi as a possibility.

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Level 67
Mar 5, 2020
The fourth clue requires the capital to be landlocked or the country to be landlocked. Tbilisi is not on the coast, hence it still satisfies the 4th clue.
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Level 68
Mar 5, 2020
Georgia is not landlocked though
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Level 83
Mar 5, 2020
Then maybe you should put AND instead of OR. As it stands, Georgia/Syria doesn't have to be landlocked for Tbilisi/Damascus to count.
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Level 89
Mar 5, 2020
"...which is landlocked, or whose country is" would narrow it down to a capital. Otherwise Laos is a country whose country is landlocked, which makes no sense unless you get the U.K. crowd with their lost hope definition of a country.

Tbilisi fits all descriptions.

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Level 68
Mar 5, 2020
This is all because the answer can be a country or capital... I'll change it to and even though that makes it incorrect for the potential country.

Edit: Okay, due to countries and capitals being possible, I think this is the clearest and most accurate explanation now. "... which is landlocked and whose country/capital is"

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Level 68
Mar 7, 2020
I wouldnt exactly call it clear... during the quiz I didnt waste time to try and decipher it, just guessed something which luckily worked. Afterwards i spend some time trying to understand what you could have meant, I got there in the end, but it took a while (after a few dead ends "ow it is this!" "ow wait, no it cant be..." "Ow I see! wait, no, not that either"

So perhaps technically not incorrect, but not clear. I ll see if I can find a way to rephrase it so it flows better, (so you instantly get it and not as something you ll have to untangle first ;))

But please dont be discouraged from making these, :) one of my favourite types

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Level 68
Mar 7, 2020
Perhaps simply : of which both the capital and country is landlocked?

Might not be perfect but atleast it is clear and cant be totally misunderstood.

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Level 68
Mar 7, 2020
I like it, I've updated it now. Thanks for the help Sifhraven!
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
Great :) you are welcome
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Level 86
Apr 7, 2020
Does the notion of "landlocked" also apply to cities? I would rather talk of inland cities... In my opinion, there is no problem with "which is landlocked or whose country is"... some people like to argue semantics when the question is obvious with a bit of common sense.
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Level 64
Oct 12, 2022
Astana is back in the game for the third and fourth questions of the purple category. Contains "S" and is under 2 million people.
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2022
Fixed, thanks
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Level 55
May 1, 2020
I think that even Mongolia is a correct answer for the last section. Please check that up.
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Level 28
Aug 12, 2020
Mongolia doesn't have an 'S' in it, and has more than 8 letters
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Level 78
Mar 4, 2020
I got 20/20 on this quiz. Another amazing quiz, Stewart. I will nominate this quick to be featured.

I could not get the Singapore quiz, so I paused while I ate my tea. It suddenly sprung to me: SINGAPORE!

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Level 68
Mar 4, 2020
Thanks Fuse, really appreciate your comments on these :)

I relate a lot to that feeling, it feels so rewarding when it suddenly comes to thought!

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Level 87
Mar 10, 2020
For thinking of answers, drinking tea works just as well as eating it!
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
Haha I remembered the first time I learned for some people in the Uk (having) tea meant dinner! (I believe not everyone/everywhere uses that) I think I was about 25 and had never heard of it before.
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Level 78
Mar 5, 2020
Please change 'who's' to 'whose'.
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Level 68
Mar 5, 2020
Whoops! Thanks for the spot :)
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2020
nice! I suppose some could think that 'Asian Russia' fits the green section although all JetPunkers know it's considered European
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2020
The Blue Category 4th statement - Have "a star" on them. This is misleading. I was thinking of countries with just a single star. But, Syria (the other answer) has two.

You could otherwise write "Has Star(s) on them". That would avoid confusions.

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Level 68
Mar 5, 2020
Fixed thanks
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Level 68
Mar 7, 2020
I would not call that misleading (so did not need to be "fixed" but well less room to argue about it this way :) ). On a question "has red on it" are you confused aswell and think about flags with only red and no other colours?.

Has a star is perfectly fine. Now if it said has one star, I would tend to agree (though technically still true, it is not what it implies and would be like : "which month has 28 days. All of them" which is technically true, but not what is implied and just people trying to be a smartass imo)

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Level 68
Mar 7, 2020
Or, another example which requires common sense. An animal with a trunk: well it cant be an elephant, because it has legs ears and a tail aswell..
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Level 70
Mar 5, 2020
I kept trying to get syria in the green catagory. I am so 2011ish...
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Level 48
Mar 10, 2020
Argh, I thought Syria, but didn't type it in, cause where is the green. It was out of my mind, that the stars are....
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Level 52
Apr 7, 2020
I was about to protest that Male should also count for the answer which is Singapore, but was surprised to learn it actually only has about a quarter of the Maldives' population.
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Level 64
Apr 7, 2020
I love that I put ‘India’ for all of the first category lol.

Great Quiz!

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Level 71
Jul 16, 2020
Same
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Level 50
Apr 7, 2020
It wasn't a hard one to be honest but it was fun
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Level 38
Apr 7, 2020
Nice quiz 20/20 with 1:12 left. : )
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Level 52
Apr 7, 2020
Why does Astana not work for the fewer than eight letters category?
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Level 89
Apr 7, 2020
In 2019 Kazakhstan changed the name of their capital from Astana to Nur-Sultan to honor outgoing president Nursultan Nazarbayev
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Level 76
Apr 7, 2020
For the first line in the flags box, maybe write 'type any asian country'
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2020
Got everything except for the last 2 for Syria
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Level 15
Apr 9, 2020
Does Malé not occupy over half the population of the Maldives?
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Level 60
Apr 26, 2023
It doesn't.
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2020
I am in no way an expert on Asia (as a European, the quizzes about Europe are much easier for me), but surprisingly, I found this one to be the easiest of these type I've taken so far. Really enjoyed it, I think this is my favourite series of quizzes!
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Level 28
Apr 27, 2020
nice quiz!
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2020
I keep forgetting countries can have capitals that are just their name... (Singapore)
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Level 55
May 1, 2020
I think that even Mongolia is a correct answer for the last section. Please check that up.
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Level 68
May 1, 2020
It doesn't work for Green as it doesn't have less than 7 letters. Doesn't work for Blue as it doesn't have green on its flag, and doesn't work for Pink as it doesn't contain the letter S. Remember it has to satisfy ever category in the group, not just one of them.
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Level 45
May 7, 2020
I forgot Laos isnt landlocked!
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Level 69
May 8, 2020
Had to look up a map after cuz I didn't even believe that Laos was landlocked lmao. I love these quizzes but it would be even cooler to see the breakdown of each category (e.g., show us which countries' flags have green and black, or which capitals contain E and are south of the ToC)
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Level 38
May 20, 2020
This is a really cool idea for a quiz! Thanks for the fun.
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Level 55
Aug 12, 2020
Great quiz, extremely fun
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Level 42
Oct 30, 2020
You have forgot Colombo for the capital cities and the countries or capitals of asia. Great quiz though
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Level 33
Mar 19, 2022
the capital is officially Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte (probably spelled that wrong), which is a suburb of Colombo
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Level 44
Dec 24, 2020
Yeay i did it in first try
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Level 43
Mar 15, 2022
In the blue category, why does Afghanistan work only for the first one? It has green as well as black on its flag.
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2022
Afghanistan's flag recently changed, it only has white and black now.
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Level 78
Mar 18, 2022
Why does Jordan not work for the flag?
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2022
Jordan has a red triangle, not a red stripe!
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Level 32
Mar 19, 2022
Right, I tried Jordan and got it every time
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Level 43
Mar 20, 2022
Good quiz
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Level 43
Mar 20, 2022
..but Indonesia should work until the last clue in the Green…it wouldn’t accept
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2022
It does though?
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Level 61
Mar 21, 2022
100%

GOT SINGAPORE WITH 7 SECONDS LEFT

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Level 28
Mar 22, 2022
I live in Singapore and I didn't get it. What the heck?
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Level 19
Apr 28, 2022
Russia should work for clue three in the purple category.
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2022
See the caveat.
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Level 26
Aug 11, 2022
Um Russia should work as a final answer in the first one
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Level 68
Aug 11, 2022
See the caveat.
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Level 59
Sep 18, 2022
20/20
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Level 44
Mar 10, 2023
shouldn't the Philippines work for the 4th green category, it worked for the first 3 but not doesnt end with ia
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Level 43
Jul 9, 2023
Shouldn't Russia work in the last one three down because it is a country, has an S and is less that or equal to seven letters?
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Level 68
Jul 10, 2023
Look at the prominently underlined caveat in the description
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Level 62
Jan 25, 2024
Regarding the orange categorie, i feel that Malé, capital of the Maldives, should also be a correct answer.

-in asia

-containing the 'e'

-south or tropic of cancer

-one word

-definitely has (far more) then 50% of the total population of the Maldives

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Level 68
Jan 25, 2024
The last one is wrong, surprisingly. The city itself (not including other districts), had around 211k in the 2022 census. The total population of Maldives is estimated to be over 550k.
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Level 40
May 16, 2024
Purple category: Samoa should work down through the first 4 levels.
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Level 68
May 16, 2024
Samoa is not in Asia... The quiz is about Asian Geography!