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Cambodia Country Quiz

🇰🇭 Can you guess these facts about the country of Cambodia?
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Last updated: November 1, 2020
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First submittedAugust 14, 2019
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Peninsula on which Cambodia is situated
Indochina
Capital of Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Major river that flows through that city
Mekong River
Countries that border Cambodia
Laos
Thailand
Vietnam
Ancient temple complex that is depicted on the flag of Cambodia
Angkor Wat
That temple complex is located this city, with initials SR
Siem Reap
Official language of Cambodia
(also known as Cambodian - but give us the more common name)
Khmer
That language has 74 of these - more than any other language
Letters
Another name for Cambodia hint: starts with K
Kampuchea
Religion practiced by 97% of the Cambodian population
Buddhism
Country that controlled Cambodia from 1867 until 1953
France
Notorious dictator who has been blamed for killing about 20% of Cambodia's
population in the late 1970s
Pol Pot
That dictator was trying to emulate this figure's "Great Leap Forward"
Mao Zedong
Country that invaded Cambodia in 1970
United States
Things in the ground that have killed an estimated 60,000 people since 1970
Land Mines
48 Comments
+10
Level 88
Sep 22, 2019
Nice quiz, not too difficult
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Level 79
Sep 22, 2019
The way the Great Leap Forward question is worded, I first thought the answer was China, before getting Mao Zedong. Both answer's are technically correct, but only Mao is accepted.
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Level 89
Sep 22, 2019
"answer [is] are" is incorrect.
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Level 77
Aug 18, 2022
jetpunk is the only place where a spelling correction could get more hearts than the original comment
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Level 76
Sep 24, 2019
Would be nice to have a few more difficult questions. Maybe something to do with Tuol Sleng prison, King Sihanouk or Hun Sen?
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Level 84
Sep 26, 2019
Or questions related to the Khmer Empire, besides the temple complex. Difficult questions, yes, but also showing a side often forgotten from Cambodia.
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Level 72
Oct 7, 2019
Please accept 'characters' for letters.
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Level ∞
Oct 7, 2019
Okay
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2020
Should characters really counts as a correct answer though? Chinese has way more characters than 74.
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Level 52
Mar 5, 2024
"Should characters really count[s] " is incorrect.
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Level 68
Dec 2, 2019
Cool quiz, thanks. Easy since I just visited!
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Level 73
Dec 2, 2019
the landmines thing is very true - when i was in cambodia there were multiple fields with warning signs saying that i was in danger of blowing up and dying from entering the field bc of landmines
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2020
So many ppl here subtly trying to boast that they've visited Cambodia! Well done you can walk onto a plane and sit down, you're amazing!!!
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2022
Don't be a jerk. I'm glad that people talk about experiences they've had. I may or may not ever go to a particular country, but the world is a beautiful place to explore and I enjoy reading people's accounts. No one's boasting. Except maybe Kal, but he's a staple on here that we have all come to love, and a lot of times he adds insightful commentary when it comes to travel-related quizzes, so his contributions far outweigh the occasional boast.

Anyway, the point is, be open to learning something other than snark. Or if not, at least play nice and keep scrolling.

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Level 79
Jun 21, 2022
Oh honey, this comment is a reflection of your insecurities and fragility...not this guy's boasting.
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Level 72
Dec 3, 2019
A language doesn't have letters. An alphabet does.

So khmer language might have more consonants or vowels than any other language, but for sure it doesn't have more letters.

I know I'm nit-picking a bit, but I was completely mislead by the question.

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Level 68
Dec 3, 2019
Me too!! +1
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2020
"a bit" lol
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Level 49
Dec 3, 2019
Alphabets should be acceptable, I think.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2019
But it only has one alphabet
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2020
A real ethnic person from Cambodia, just moved to America 2 years ago.
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Level ∞
May 20, 2020
Welcome!
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Level 73
Feb 15, 2024
Username checks out
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Level 68
Apr 26, 2020
Please accept Zedong?
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2020
In Chinese languages, the tradition is to put the family name as the first name. This means that "Mao" is actually the "last name" of Mao Zedong, so it makes sense to accept that and not "Zedong." I'll leave it up to QuizMaster to decide whether to accept it though.
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Level 77
Jan 1, 2023
Yeah, accepting "Zedong" would be like asking "Who was the first President of the United States?" and accepting "George."
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Level 81
Jul 4, 2020
Small typo, the SR clue shouldn't say "this what."
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Level 73
Sep 10, 2020
Another typo, that clue should say "located in this city".
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Level 63
Aug 28, 2020
suggest accepting Mekhong as an alternate spelling for Mekong. In Thai and Khmer as well, the softer "g" sound is often transliterated as "k" while the harder "k" is transliterated as "kh." That's why Khmer is spelled the way it is and not as Kmer.
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Level 89
Sep 10, 2020
Hey buddy. Khmer for a second. I wanna talk to you.
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2020
I'm not familiar with Khmer, it is probably similar, but in Thai the "h" after a consonant doesn't mean it is "hard" or "soft," it means that it's an aspirated consonant. Aspiration in the language can change which phoneme you are using, same as in Hindi, and unlike English- where the aspirated /p/ at the beginning of "pill" and the non-aspirated /p/ at the end of "stop" are understood by native-speakers to be the same sound, even though they're not.
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Level 43
Dec 2, 2020
"Soft" and "hard" are just vague terms laymen use in their own languages when they don't know the proper linguistic terms.
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2020
Could you accept Indochinese?
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Level 70
Sep 11, 2020
Shouldn't the Pol Pot question be "responsible for" instead of just "blamed for"... The question indicates that he might not have been such a bad guy - or is it just my lacking english skills?
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Level 70
Sep 22, 2022
I don't think he kiilled 20% of population, it's too huge. Somewhere around 5% for sure but not 1/5
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2023
Nope, it was definitely a more substantial number.

Even the lowest death estimate, which is about 1 million, would still be over 10% of the population at the time of the Khmer Rouge, but 1.5-2 million is a widely accepted estimate, which would be close to, or over a quarter of the Cambodian population at that time.

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Level 48
Oct 19, 2020
I liked this quiz. It's useful stuff to know about Cambodia verses the random facts.
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2020
Didn't South Vietnam also invade Cambodia?
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Level 45
Feb 11, 2021
Any tips and advises for visiting Angkor Wat? Is it even worth it to begin with? I met a lot of people who visited and were severely disappointed.
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Level 61
May 7, 2021
nothing about the plane in the jungle?
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2022
Nice quiz but a question about Tonlé Sap could have been great
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2023
Thank you for accepting Saloth Sar for Pol Pot.
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2023
16/17 would never have got Kampuchea
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Level 75
Apr 19, 2023
"That temple complex is located this city, with initials SR" There's something missing in this sentence, presumably an "in".
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Level 67
Apr 27, 2023
Did way better than I expected, only missed Siem Reap
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Level 22
Jun 27, 2023
i got 16/17 :)
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2023
Accept UXO or unexploded ordnance for mines
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Level 64
Jan 16, 2024
I can't be the only one who thought of Yakko for Kampuchea