Kyrgyzstan Country Quiz

🇰🇬 Can you guess these facts about the country of Kyrgyzstan?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedMay 20, 2019
Times taken14,505
Average score52.9%
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Capital city of Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek
Only bordering country whose name does not end with "-stan"
China
Second most-spoken language after Kyrgyz
Russian
Metal which comprises 43% Kyrgyzstan's exports
Gold
Type of portable dwelling depicted on the flag
Yurt
Currency of Kyrgyzstan
Som
Illegal, but still practiced, way of obtaining a bride known as "Ala kachuu"
Kidnapping
"Ulak tartysh" is the sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place this type of animal in a goal
Goat (or a Calf sometimes)
Mountain range covering eastern Kyrgyzstan
Tian Shan
2005 revolution that led to the overthrow of President Askar Akayev (hint: a flower)
Tulip Revolution
Country from which Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991
Soviet Union
Second-largest ethnic group, about 14.7% of the population
Uzbek
Major lake that is entirely located in Kyrgyzstan
Issyk-Kul
The region of Arslanbob contains the largest forest of this type of nut-bearing tree
Walnut
Epic poem that tells of the formation of the Kyrgyz people - thought to be more than 1,000 years old and 20 times longer than Homer's Odyssey
Epic of Manas
Second-largest city (hint: 3 letters long)
Osh
Kyrgyzstan is further from the ____ than any other country
Sea
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Level 74
May 31, 2020
There are several ways of spelling the lake that I have seen (Yssk-Kul, Ysyk-Kul) that aren't accepted
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Level 77
Jun 2, 2020
Please have a look at this wiki article. The idea that the Epic of Manas is older than Homer's work has no serious support.
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Level 69
Jun 2, 2020
The clue is not stating that
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Level 41
Apr 7, 2022
“Thought to be” is generally accepted to be “endorsed by people who know/studied it” it’s a weird way to phrase it when you could say “claimed by some”
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2020
I guess @rocamorar misunderstood the clue that the Epic is 'thought to be more than 1,000 years old' than Homer's Odyssey. I misunderstood the clue as well until I read the comments.
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Level 64
Jul 10, 2020
Accept coast for sea?
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Level 85
Jul 10, 2020
I learned several new things from this quiz, thanks!
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2020
Why oh why have they made wife-kidnapping illegal? It's political correctness gone mad.
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Level 60
Oct 9, 2020
I knew that because Genghis Khan's mother was kidnapped by his father, so I figured it was still happening.
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Level 84
Oct 19, 2020
Was Pamela Anderson the celebrity activist pushing for this?
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2020
Haha. Nice. Or, I should say, "Veeyh nice."
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Level 91
Aug 29, 2020
Who else was today years old when they learned that the Kyrgyzstan flag shows a yurt, not the sun?
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2020
Oh wow, I always thought it was a cricket ball.
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Level 61
Oct 19, 2020
the thing in the middle is the tunduk, which is the center part of the roof of the yurt. It does have 40 sun rays around it though, that are supposed to represent the 40 Kyrgyz tribes.
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Level 56
Feb 27, 2021
I thought it was the Xbox logo.
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Level 86
Oct 15, 2020
Ala Kachuu?! Seriously?! It sounds like someone with a heavy accent saying "I'll catch you!" in English.
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2020
Or sneezing. That's what I thought of.
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Level 83
Aug 26, 2021
Gesundheit.
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Level 84
Oct 19, 2020
Cool quiz. Not too easy. Learned some stuff.
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Level 73
Oct 19, 2020
I really liked this one - required more country-specific knowledge than a lot of others in this series.
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2020
Didn't do well (11/17) but I'll come back and hopefully learn something.
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Level 69
Oct 19, 2020
It's a terrible practice, and I'm glad it's illegal, but please, someone tell me that 'ala kachuu' is pronounced 'I'll-a catch you'.
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Level 84
Oct 20, 2020
I saw a documentary on this and it seemed very staged and ritualized. The young girl was crying but I think it's because she knew that's what was expected. Very weird custom but not too far removed from the cultural expectation of how men and women should interact that I found in many countries, even Russia.
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2021
I am pretty sure now it is mostly just a ritual, and both parties have consented.
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Level 24
Oct 20, 2020
one question should be: Other major quiz site where all users are in love with Kyrgyzstan
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Level 72
Dec 14, 2020
There are other major quiz sites?
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Level 34
Jul 1, 2021
I learned a few things from this quiz!

One thing I did learn, though, when I looked it up, is that the Epic of Manas is understood by scholars to depict events in the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries. As such, saying "it is thought to be more than 1000 years old" is problematic. It would be like saying the Earth is thought to be flat. Sure, some people think so. But the ones who know, know better.

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Level 53
Sep 26, 2021
Did anyone else guess tulip, I honestly was ready to spam every common flower I knew and the first one I wrote was tulip and I was like 😶
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Level 71
Mar 1, 2022
I could have sworn the sport question said goat, not goal. I was never going to get the answer...