1. The fact about Czechia is subjective, could apply to other countries and you could definitely find a better one
2. You cannot reasonably say "Kyrgyzstan" is 90 per cent consonants. The "y" in this word is not used to make the consonant sound like in "yellow", but an "i" like in "bit" sound, therefore it's a vowel. I know english considers y a consonant, but in this case, it isn't.
3. I'd say South Africa is equally as generically named as CAR, but that's also subjective
1. As worded, it sounds a bit subjective, but it's essentially giving you a definition of the word "Bohemian". I'm going to adjust the question though.
2. I completely agree that "y" is, linguistically speaking, a vowel in Kyrgyzstan. But in common parlance it isn't. I'm going to leave that one for the moment.
3. Yeah, when I was reading the questions again the other day I thought that was a possibility. But I decided that "Republic" is definitely more generic a noun than "Africa"!
I thought it was very nicely formulated :)
"Commonly confused with its south-/north-ern neighbor*". Commonly confused by whom? And depending on that answer, anything from North/South Korea to the Congos to Zambia/Zimbabwe to even like Canada/USA could be a plausible answer. *I realize that the clue does not actually use the word neighbor, but that is what I took it to mean, and not restricting it to neighbors actually only creates more plausible answers. Definitely my least favorite questions.
I would also consider whether South Africa is less generically named than the answer there. (Tied?)
Could use *slightly* fewer football questions. 2 or 3 seems like enough.
Seconded on the Kyrgyzstan issue. The clue is very easy to guess but feels a bit off.
And the other question I strongly disliked was about New York. While not technically wrong, the spirit of the question implies several untruths. The island of Run is as least as important, and it is not like the city couldn't have been built elsewhere.
Great job mixing difficulties on the questions. Some of these seemed obvious, some I knew instantly and felt good about knowing, some I could work out or use elimination, some I had absolutely 0 idea what they were talking about.
"Administered as two separate entities", New Moscow, "Inexplicably gives its name", "Until 1997, it's name included a cardinal direction", Skeleton Coast, Oriental Republic, Crna Gora, Five and half-fourth, Namesake lake, Canaan Banana, The Guardian misspellings, O'Higgins streets, all were clues I really loved. Keep them.
I also liked the -shvili clue, although you wrote "descendents" when you meant "ancestors".
Was worried about how you could reliably calculate "least-visited", but the answer was one of my top 4 guesses, so that helped. Just keep in mind that in any single given year, some countries (often) have effectively 0 visitors, so it's more of a long-term thing. But this answer certainly works.
Also sticking to my guns on South Africa. If it was called "South African Country" then it would win, but "Republic" is a more generic word than "Africa".
I have three questions about football plus one that mentions it. I'm afraid I like combined football/geography trivia too much to remove any of them.
I never expected Kyrgyzstan to be the most controversial question. The opinions are split 2v2. Next comment decides!
Fixed the blunder in the "-shvili" question - thanks for pointing that out!
Oh and the least visited country is according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization 2018 report.
Thanks again for the comments!
The problem about those Tourism data is that they often simply don't collect data for the countries that have the lowest numbers. Libya, for example, has been nearly un-visitable since the civil war began, but it's very likely just a null data point. Of course, in the more long term, Libya is not going to stay anywhere near the bottom once peace is eventually restored, so I'm not too worried about that. Nauru is the one that concerns me, as its annual tourism is stated to be around 200, but it is also often left off of those lists as well.
Anyway, it's your quiz, but those ones are ones I would definitely consider changing. Thanks for the reply!
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