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The Only American Country ...

Given the statement, name the only country in the Americas which fits with the clue.
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Last updated: February 23, 2022
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First submittedSeptember 3, 2017
Times taken85,444
Average score70.0%
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The only country that ...
Country
is 4,300 km long, but only
200 km wide
Chile
has won five FIFA World Cups
Brazil
is bisected by a canal
Panama
starts with J
Jamaica
ends in U
Peru
does not use the metric system
United States
shares a border with Haiti
Dominican Republic
has a maple leaf on its flag
Canada
is communist
Cuba
where Bitcoin is legal tender
El Salvador
The only country that ...
Country
has two official capitals
Bolivia
has a capital that starts with A
Paraguay
uses the Quetzal as its currency
Guatemala
uses Dutch as an official language
Suriname
has a per-capita GDP under $2,000
Haiti
has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia
Venezuela
was invaded by the U.S. in the early 1980s
Grenada
is entirely south of the Tropic of Capricorn
Uruguay
was the birthplace of a pope
Argentina
had more than 3.5 annual tourists
for every resident in 2018
Bahamas
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Level 64
Sep 8, 2017
What's about US invasion of Panama in 1989?
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
Changed to early 1980s.
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Level 37
Nov 20, 2017
USA invaded Grenada in 1983.
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Level 50
Aug 24, 2020
It's "in the early 1980s", not "before 1980"
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Level 66
Sep 8, 2017
I almost forget the touristy nation!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 77
Sep 8, 2017
I was madly typing Asuncion instead of Paraguay. Kicking myself now!
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Level 46
Feb 7, 2018
Same thing.
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Level 76
Sep 8, 2017
Great quiz - interesting mix of questions.
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Level 70
Sep 8, 2017
Totally wrong about Nicaragua
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2022
Same
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Level 37
Nov 20, 2017
Great Quiz! - More please.
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Level 70
Nov 21, 2017
Well, there‘s an African, an Asian, a European, an Oceanian and a worldwide quiz about this topic.
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Level 71
Feb 7, 2018
How about the Top 20 Countries US Citizens have moved to ..... here it is
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Level 86
Feb 7, 2018
That moment when you say to yourself, "What country other than the United States doesn't use the metric system?" - D'oh!
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2023
"Liberia is in Africa, Myanmar is in Asia... what could it be?"
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Level 63
Feb 7, 2018
Panama isn't the only country to be bisected by a canal. Canada is bisected by the Welland canal. "Bisected" doesn't mean it has to be cut in two EVEN pieces. Just sayin'
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Level 76
Feb 8, 2018
A map of The-Two-Pieces-of-Canada-as-Bisected-by-the-Welland-Canal would show how comically unequal the pieces are, kinda like a photo of an elephant next to a mouse. But, I gotta say, you're right!
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Level 63
Feb 9, 2018
I'm from the part of Canada west of the canal. It's the best part IMHO.
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Level 63
Apr 8, 2018
Quizmaster - you've gotta fix the quiz!!
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Level ∞
Apr 8, 2018
Lol no. One extra credit point for you though! (Cash value 1/20th of a cent)
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Level 63
Apr 9, 2018
Wwwwelp you're going to have to fix it when Nicaragua builds theirs. How about the only country spelt "_a_a_a"?
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2018
Canada or Panama?
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Level 81
Aug 23, 2020
@Quizmaster - US or Canadian cent?
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2021
Banana?
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Level 68
Aug 12, 2023
By that logic, the U.S. is bisected by the Cape Cod Canal too
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Level 63
Feb 7, 2018
Europe is a misshapen peninsula off the west coast of Asia.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2018
And Australia is the west island of New Zealand.
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Level 52
Apr 22, 2018
Sorry, your our last state
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Level 20
Aug 9, 2018
cuba is technically socialist
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Level 63
Aug 10, 2023
Even if you were correct, Cuba is so closely associated with communism that it wouldn't be meaningful for most people taking the quiz. Venezuela is also more socialist than not, and all nations have some degree of socialism in their form of government, so it's sort of a moot point to point out that kind of technicality.
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Level 65
Nov 27, 2019
There should be a series grouping "The only..." quizzes
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Level 33
Jul 24, 2020
didn't knew my country is literally the south of tropic of capricorn....
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Level 63
Aug 23, 2020
Well, your username explains that (no offense!)
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2020
No, Bolivia desn't have two official capitals. Like Netherlands, where Amsterdam is the official capital, with the government seated in Hague; Bolivia has one official calital, Sucre, with the government seated in La Paz.
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2023
Two capitals as used on JetPunk, which includes de facto and de jure.
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2023
Article 6, Section 1 of the Bolivian constitution simply states: "Sucre es la Capital de Bolivia." Nothing more.

Since the question uses the phrase "official capitals", Geografen is clearly right about this.

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Level 71
Dec 29, 2020
I suggest the question about the use of the metric system be worded better ("does not use the metric system").

The United States does the metric system, frequently and systematically--all weights and measures are defined using the metric system, all products are labeled using the metric system, it's a required part of education, and in significant swaths of science, engineering and technology it's used exclusively. It has been the officially preferred measurement system since 1988.

Of course customary measures are also in extensive use, but metrication is a continuum (in every country), and if the point is to ask which country is the only one in the Americas that still extensively uses non-metric measures, then it should be worded that way.

I'll be honest--I think it's a really uninteresting "question" that's an excuse for U.S.-bashing, since it's such a frequent saw. However, that's subjective. What is not subjective is that the question as worded is inaccurate.

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Level 65
Apr 6, 2022
I tend to read many American articles and also know many Americans, I never see or notice any usage of the metric system at all. The fact that this makes the US unique does not have to be seen as "bashing".

If scientists or engineers (or even drug dealers from what I heard in Trevor Noah's daily show) prefer the metric system for ease and increased accuracy, this does not mean that in general, everyone in the US uses the imperial system rather than the metric system in their daily lives.

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Level 71
Aug 10, 2023
I'm glad we agree that it would be better, then, to rephrase the question to make it clear that the focus is on the use of a customary or non-SI system "in daily life".

The fact is, metrication is a continuum, with customary measures and the metric system existing side by side in different contexts and different countries. You need to qualify which aspect of that mix you mean.

I didn't say that "scientists and engineers" use the metric system--you moved those goalposts. I said that it's used exclusively in large parts of "science, engineering and technology." It's why every American who touches these things is familiar with the metric system. I guess you think everyone who enters a tool shop is a scientist or engineer, or that anyone in the military or health care industry or auto mechanics or in the trades don't have "daily lives".

I also didn't say this question is bashing, just that it often is used in attempts to portray the U.S. as backward.

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Level 47
Sep 16, 2021
couldnt think of peru :(
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2022
same
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Level 55
Dec 13, 2021
why does it say the only country. a bunch of them have more then one. for example for country that starts with J. you also have jordan and japan
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Level 41
Feb 7, 2022
it's countries in the Americas...
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2022
There's this thing called a title. I suggest you read it.
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2022
bru
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Level 67
Dec 30, 2021
When you forget that the metric system is what everyone else uses and not the other way around and you forget that the U.S. doesn't use it :l
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Level 60
Apr 6, 2022
Rejected two correct answers.
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2022
what else was correct?
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2023
Either you didn't read the title or you didn't align the yellow box.
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2022
Good quiz! 19/20
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Level 65
Apr 6, 2022
It could be argued that Honduras has a dual capital: Tegucigalpa and Comayaguela.
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2022
Doesn't Canada also, partially, use Imperial?
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Level 24
Apr 6, 2022
Awesome quiz, lots of fun facts! Thanks!! 🙂
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Level 34
Apr 9, 2022
Nauru also ends in U
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2022
And also mucho far away from the Americas.

On that question though, as I was sitting here in Chiclayo, Peru, I thought through the names of every American country (except one) several times before deciding that there are none that end in U.

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Level 25
Apr 9, 2022
Honduras has officially recognized bitcoin as legal tender
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Level ∞
Aug 2, 2023
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cryptocurrency_by_country_or_territory
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Level 50
Apr 10, 2022
Guyana?
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2023
What about it?
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Level 52
Mar 20, 2023
Cuba isn't the only communist country, Venezuela is as well. Cuba is the first one that comes to mind and the only one of the two to outright recognize itself as Communist, but that doesn't mean that Venezuela doesn't fall under the same description
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2023
Missed Peru and El Salvador
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Level 73
Oct 13, 2023
Not a complaint, just an observation by me. This quiz doesn't have a question about Mexico.
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Level 23
Jan 2, 2024
Full. i almost forgot Grenada. Nice quiz!
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Level 25
Jan 14, 2024
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