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Stan-Countries Multiple Choice

Which is the correct Stan-country?
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Last updated: May 20, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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1. Is the largest.
Pakistan
Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan has an area of 2.7 million km², which is nearly as much as all the others taken together.
2. Has the highest population.
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Pakistan is fifth in the world rankings with a population of 212 million people.
3. Produces 90% of the world's opium.
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Turkmenistan
4. Is a double landlocked country. (It is surrounded by landlocked countries.)
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
The only other double landlocked country is Liechtenstein.
5. Its capital is called Monday in their language.
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Dushanbe means Monday in Tajik.
6. Has the most stars on its flag.
Tajikistan
Pakistan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan - 12, Tajikistan - 7, Turkmenistan - 5, Pakistan - 1 and the rest have none.
7. Its capital was named after its former president.
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's capital Astana was renamed Nur-Sultan to honour Nursultan Nazarbayev.
8. Its capital is Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
9. Became independent from the Soviet Union first.
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Simultaneously
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan became independent a few months before the others in August 1991.
10. Was ruled by the Taliban from 1996 to 2001.
Afghanistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
11. Has the highest HDI.
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan is on place 58, the others are all after 100.
12. Has the lowest GDP (PPP).
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Afghanistan
Remember this is not per capita.
13. Borders the most other Stan countries.
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan borders every other Stan country, but Pakistan.
14. Is partly in Europe.
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
None
Turkmenistan
15. Is not landlocked.
They are all landlocked
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
16. Cyrillic is the only official script.
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
17. Claims Jammu and Kashmir.
None
Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
Pakistan
18. It's former leader made money laundering legal and was immune to criminal prosecution.
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev is the name of the person talked about. Find out more about him here.
19. It's flag is mainly red.
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan's flag is red with a sun and a yurt in the center.
20. Is the smallest.
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan has an area of 143,100 km², Kyrgyzstan has 199,900 km², the others are much larger.
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Level 69
Aug 16, 2021
Good quiz. Question 10 may be due an update soon though to reflect recent events :(