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Name a Valid Country #2

Name any of the countries that belongs in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: June 20, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 15, 2019
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that starts with Z
Zambia | Zimbabwe
that is by law a one-party Marxist state
China | Cuba | Laos | Vietnam
that has territory within 100 miles of the U.S.
(but doesn't border it)
Bahamas | Cuba | Russia
whose name ends in L
Brazil | Israel | Nepal | Portugal | Senegal
that is an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea
Cyprus | Malta
that is an island nation in the Indian Ocean
Comoros | Madagascar | Maldives | Mauritius |
Seychelles | Sri Lanka
that was once part of Yugoslavia
Bosnia and Herzegovina | Croatia | Kosovo | Montenegro |
North Macedonia | Serbia | Slovenia
that borders Costa Rica
Nicaragua | Panama
where baseball is the most popular
spectator sport
Cuba | Dominican Republic | Japan | Nicaragua | Panama |
South Korea | Taiwan | Venezuela
whose name ends in Y
Germany | Hungary | Italy | Norway | Paraguay |
Turkey | Uruguay | Vatican City
whose flag features the Southern Cross
Australia | Brazil | New Zealand |
Papua New Guinea | Samoa
that uses the Peso
Argentina | Chile | Colombia | Cuba |
Dominican Republic | Mexico | Philippines | Uruguay
whose name has only one syllable
Chad | France | Greece | Laos | Spain
on the Ionian Sea
Albania | Greece | Italy
with an eagle on its flag
Albania | Egypt | Kazakhstan | Mexico | Moldova |
Montenegro | Serbia | Zambia | Zimbabwe
bordering the Persian Gulf
Bahrain | Iran | Iraq | Kuwait | Oman | Qatar |
Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates
that has 100 million Muslims
Bangladesh | Egypt | India | Indonesia | Nigeria | Pakistan
that the Mekong River flows through
Cambodia | China | Laos | Myanmar | Thailand | Vietnam
that had ebola deaths in 2014
D.R. Congo | Guinea | Liberia | Nigeria | Sierra Leone
with Buddhism as an official religion
Bhutan | Cambodia | Indonesia | Laos | Myanmar |
Sri Lanka | Thailand
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Level 59
Jan 15, 2019
nice follow up
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Level 75
Jan 15, 2019
Thanks!
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Level 40
Jan 26, 2019
Great quiz
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Level 66
Jan 26, 2019
I love this series! It'd be great to have fewer options in future questions, I think I did this quiz in 20 seconds.
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
But the ones with the fewest options were the easiest generally.
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Level 95
Jan 28, 2019
Loads of fun, thank you
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Level 74
Jan 30, 2019
Thanks for the series. Fun stuff.
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Level 37
Jan 30, 2019
Great idea!
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2019
Fun quiz series.
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2019
Great quiz, thanks
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Level 63
Apr 6, 2019
20/20. Nice quiz! It was really fun, and I was surprised that I got them all. Now I need to try the first one.
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Level 75
Apr 6, 2019
Fun, fun, fun. Thanks
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Level 18
Apr 6, 2019
Fun quiz. The only one I didn't get was "eagle on the flag".

Thanks.

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Level 45
Apr 6, 2019
I would argue Laos has two syllables, at least in the UK we pronounce is a "Lay-os"
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Level 58
Apr 9, 2019
I've never heard it called Lay-os - it's pronounced like 'louse' as far as I understand it. (100% brit!)
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2019
The 's' is actually silent
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Level 76
Sep 17, 2019
French people like to drop the 's' in 'Laos', but I would trust the Laotians to tell us how to pronounce it, and they pronounce the 's'.
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Level 68
Aug 24, 2023
French people absolutely do not drop the S in Laos! We do pronounce it as two syllables, though: Lah-os.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2024
I trust the Laotians too, and they literally don't
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2024
For a more informative response: Laotians didn't call it Laos, they called it ລາວ (pronounced "LAU") which got transliterated by the French who colonized them as LaoS because the French are weird with silent letters. English speakers got confused and pronounced the S, but Laotians never pronounced the S.
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2020
Laotians? They are definently called Lao people
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Level 59
Dec 8, 2020
I think Lao = The Lao people group found within Indochina and surrounding area, and Laotian = A person from Laos.
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Level 34
Feb 22, 2024
Lotion
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Level 17
Apr 6, 2019
27 seconds left!
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2019
I will never understand the logic of the syllables in English...
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Level 59
Jul 12, 2022
Same. I'm a French native and France would be Fran-ce so 2 syllables.
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Level 67
Jul 13, 2022
I'm a brazilian and the only one that made sense was Chad. Spain maybe, the rest NFW.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2024
In (US) English, the last E in "France" and "Greece" is silent, and "ao" is a diphthong.
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2019
Like that, thanks
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Level 52
Apr 8, 2019
Shouldn't Mali be included in the Ebola deaths question? It was my first thought simply since I focused on that area, but it didn't take it. But it apparently did have 6 deaths. Not many granted, but it took my answer of Nigeria, and they only had 8...
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Level 58
Apr 9, 2019
Good quiz
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2019
The question on the Red Sea is in the first quiz
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2019
I didn't get the 2 questions with "ends in L" and "ends in Y", never thought of looking at the answers from other questions containing loads of those answer though. lol
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Level 76
Sep 17, 2019
It should be 'has a currency called the Peso' rather than 'uses the Peso' - it's not as if they're the same currency or anything
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Level 61
Jan 27, 2020
what about british indian ocean territory?
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Level 75
Jan 27, 2020
What do you mean? What about the British Indian Ocean Territory?
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2020
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Level 69
Feb 15, 2020
I think Qatar is missing from the answers to the question "bordering the Persian Gulf"
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Level 75
Feb 15, 2020
Ok, about to fix that
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Level 23
Feb 16, 2020
Samoa is less than 100 miles away from American Samoa(USA territory)
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Level 59
Dec 8, 2020
That is true! Samoa is only 50 miles away from AS, so if that is true, Puerto Rico is also 70 miles away from the Dominican Rep. These need to be added or the question needs to be reworded.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2024
Territories are standardly excluded, but I agree it should be mentioned or included
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Level 30
Apr 2, 2020
How is Laos one syllable? Where I am from, it's definitely pronounced with two syllables.
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Level 75
Apr 2, 2020
Because the S is silent. It is properly pronounced the same way as 'loud' without the D.
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Level 60
Jan 30, 2021
If the s is silent, it will still get 2 syllables:

La-o

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Level 77
Apr 22, 2021
Except it's not La-o. Like it was said earlier, it's pronounced the same as loud without the "d".
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Level 16
Jun 30, 2020
Not bad... for not bordering the US, should really state "within 100 miles but no LAND border with the US". Also good test-making skills: too many of the answers can be teased out by getting other answers right. Like country that ends with "y" (I didn't remember, but I just looked at the other answers and sure enough).
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2020
Indonesia also has Buddishm as an official religion
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2020
No. It is nearly 100% islamic
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Level 90
Jul 24, 2021
Indonesia is about 87% muslim and does have 6 official religions: Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism. You're going to get fact-checked on a quiz site and it only takes 30 seconds to confirm that what you post is correct.
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2020
Actually, Indonesia has more Muslims than any other country.
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Level 76
Apr 14, 2021
20/20 my pals 8)
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Level 77
Apr 22, 2021
I answered Kosovo for the former Yugoslavian question just to show my support of their independence from Serbia.
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2021
I'm sure they really appreciate it
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Level 63
May 30, 2021
Including dependencies, both of the US and of other nations, we would have Dominican Republic and UK (British Virgin islands) which are within 100 mi from Puerto Rico, and Netherlands (Saba is at ~90 mi from USVI) and France (St. Martin is just short of 100 mi from USVI). In the Pacific American Samoa is less then 100 mi far from Samoa.
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Level 64
Jul 31, 2021
Good quiz. For the second question, am I the only one who entered "North Korea", and was surprised that it wasn't a valid answer?
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Level 58
Aug 19, 2021
Great quiz. What a shame so many countries have baseball as the biggest spectator sport! Feel very sorry for them.
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2021
This might be needlessly nitpicky, but couldn't you say that, because of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba technically borders the United States?
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Level 85
Aug 21, 2021
Guantanamo Bay isn't technically US territory. It's Cuban territory used under long-term LEASE by the US - since 1903. The US sends a rent check every year, but the Castro government has never deposited it - except "accidentally" in 1959.
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Level 53
Aug 21, 2021
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Iran's flag depict an eagle?
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Level 76
Aug 21, 2021
Nope! It's the phrase "there is no God except Allah" in Arabic script, highly stylized to look like four crescents and a sword making the shape of a tulip.
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2021
Cool stuff
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2021
1:44 remaining, I love these types of quizzes
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Level 39
Aug 22, 2021
How did I missed my country lol
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Level 23
Aug 11, 2022
Southern Cross? Isn't it the Union Jack?
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2022
?
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Level 55
Jul 27, 2023
What does that question even mean??
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2024
It's a constellation
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2022
The day Jetpunk stops accepting Burma as a valid answer is the day i stop getting 5 points on quizzes
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Level 48
Jan 9, 2023
Nice quizz, but I have criticism:

I think France is with 2 syllables: Fran-ce. Isn't it?

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Level 75
Feb 15, 2023
The 'ce' at the end of "France" is just an 's' sound so it can't be a syllable on its own.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2024
That E is silent in English
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Level 60
Apr 25, 2023
Honestly it'd probably be good to replace the "syllable" question. Different sources consider 1 syllable (How Many Syllables .com) or 2 (wordhelp .com).
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Level 67
Aug 29, 2023
I disagree. France is only multi-syllabic in non-English languages. The link you gave for two syllables (wordhelp.com) disagrees with you stating that France has only one syllable and gives no alternate pronunciation with two.
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Level 49
Jun 10, 2023
i had no idea the southern crosshad something to do with stars
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Level 50
Jul 18, 2023
Got them all! Wasn't sure about Ionian sea but thought of Ionic columns so I guessed Greece. Guessed Australia for southern cross correctly too.
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Level 57
Aug 28, 2023
Nicht einfach!!!
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Level 38
Sep 2, 2023
Should Poland be added to the flag question? The alternate form of the Polish flag containing the white Eagle is also official.
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Level 36
Oct 12, 2023
One of the best quizzes site ever. Keep it up Mr Quiz Master.