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Indonesia Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Indonesia?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: May 13, 2020
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Capital city
Jakarta
Nickname of the above (hint: a stinky fruit)
The Big Durian
Biggest islands
New Guinea
Sumatra
Borneo
Sulawesi
Java
Countries that border Indonesia
East Timor
Malaysia
Papua New Guinea
87.2% of Indonesians belong to this religion
Islam
Indonesia suffered 130,000 deaths from this type of disaster in 2004
Tsunami
Major volcanic eruptions of the 19th century (name either)
Krakatoa | Tambora
Supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago, nearly causing humans to become extinct
Lake Toba
Famous export of the 17th and 18th centuries
Spices
National animal
Komodo Dragon
Indonesia has the largest population of this great ape
Orangutan
Most famous resort island
Bali
Capital of the above
Denpasar
Currency of Indonesia
Rupiah
Country that colonized Indonesia
Netherlands
Borobudur is the world's largest one of these
Buddhist Temple
The first two Presidents of Indonesia (name either)
Sukarno | Suharto
Rafflesia arnoldii is the world's largest, and possibly worst-smelling, one of these
Flower
47 Comments
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Level 24
Jul 17, 2014
orang hutan are the correct Indonesian words for an orangutan. It means man of the forest.
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Level 32
Aug 30, 2015
Indonesians called those apes 'orangutan',not orang hutan

Source : I'm an Indonesian

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Level 33
Jul 21, 2018
No, actually orangutan is english spelling. The origin word is Orang Hutan.

I taught it at school. For sure, I am Indonesian too

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Level 76
May 13, 2020
That is an amazing username in this context.
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Level 44
Dec 25, 2020
Yes it is an amazing username in this context. I know this because I am an Indonesian.
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Level 90
May 13, 2020
I kept trying "lily" and "plant" for Rafflesia arnoldii.
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Level 86
May 13, 2020
Is that the one that's called the corpse flower?
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Level 84
May 14, 2020
Suddenly I have the urge to send my mother-in-law flowers.
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Level 68
May 23, 2020
There are two plants with that nickname, this one and Amorphophallus titanum, which by extreme coincidence I happened to come across yesterday!

just by flicking to suggestions on wikipedia, looking for something interesting that was where I ended up.. never in my life have I been on that page and suddenly, while after this quiz I went to read up on the plant in this quiz, there it was! I clicked a link in the text and huh wth this was what I was reading yesterday!

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Level 68
May 23, 2020
I actually tried carnivorous plant, I could picture it, atleast had a feeling the question was about the one I was picturing, and remembered it was a plant smelling of rotten flesh and I believed a big hole in the middle. Apparently there are not carnivorous, but parasitical. They look pretty carnivorous to me ;) (and definitely not like a lily, no offense)
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Level 78
Jul 3, 2020
@DonTheLamplighter What do you mean?
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Level 90
Jul 5, 2020
For context: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother-in-law_joke
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Level 33
Sep 30, 2022
No it's Vileplume
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Level 76
May 13, 2020
I always thought Angkor Wat was supposedly the largest religious building in the world
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Level 76
May 14, 2020
Multiple sources claim it is, including Guinness World Records for one. Although, I understand Angkor is a Hindu site, which makes the question doubly troublesome.
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Level ∞
May 14, 2020
Hmm... I removed Angkor Wat from the question. Angkor Wat is definitely Buddhist (but was originally built as a Hindu Temple). It may come down to the distinction between world's largest temple and world's largest temple complex.
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Level 45
Jan 17, 2021
That's in Cambodia
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Level 83
May 14, 2020
Kalimantan would be a good type in for Borneo.
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Level 74
May 14, 2020
Kalimantan is not an island, but the Indonesian part of Borneo.
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Level 42
Jan 18, 2022
But the locals there often refer to the whole island as "Kalimantan".
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Level 60
Jul 3, 2020
Could you accept Buddha for the temple question?
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Level 83
Jul 5, 2020
"Supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago, nearly causing humans to become extinct." This is just a theory – not proven. In fact, there is a lot of evidence to the contrary.
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Level 69
Dec 25, 2021
Do go on?
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Level 73
May 19, 2024
If you would accept Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toba_catastrophe_theory

Basically, there appears to have been a genetic bottleneck in humans around the time the volcano erupted. It intuitively makes sense that the volcano caused it— which afaik used to be consensus. Recently however, scientists analyzing other species realized this bottleneck only appears in humans, which points away from the idea of a global environmental catastrophe.

What would be the cause of the bottleneck otherwise is ultimately unknown.

Some hypothesize that it's actually a "founder effect" or similar: this was also around the time of a wave of human expansion, so this hypothesis suggests that there was no major population loss at all; just that it seems like there was because groups of humans were more isolated from each other following the migrations.

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Level 67
Jul 5, 2020
Got the lake one while answering to another question.
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Level 45
Jan 17, 2021
Haha thats funny, what question?
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Level 60
Jul 5, 2023
See below: I guess it was trade when trying tobacco.
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Level 71
Jul 5, 2020
mixed up sukarno and suharto and typed in sukarto
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Level 53
Nov 27, 2020
😅
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Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
accidentally got toba by typing in tobacco for the trade
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Level 79
Jul 6, 2020
me too.
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Level 45
Jan 17, 2021
HAHAHA
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Level 62
Sep 13, 2020
I think "Papua" should work as a stand-in for New Guinea. It's also a name for the island which has reasonably wide currency in English, and is very prevalent in the Indonesian context particularly.
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2020
17/24
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Level 64
Jan 11, 2021
I don't think Holland should be accepted as an answer, as it is clearly wrong. That's like if the answer was Spain but someone put Asturias, or if the answer was the UK and someone put Ayrshire.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
I made the finnish version

I hope this one will get featured

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Level 75
Apr 18, 2021
I think comodo should be accepted for komodo dragon
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Level 44
Jun 18, 2021
No its wrong spelling

The spelling is K-O-M-O-D-O not C-O-M-O-D-O

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Level 79
May 21, 2021
Is a tsunami not a kind of tidal wave?
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Level 85
Dec 28, 2021
From Wikipedia: "Rather than appearing as a breaking wave, a tsunami may instead initially resemble a rapidly rising tide. For this reason, it is often referred to as a tidal wave, although this usage is not favoured by the scientific community because it might give the false impression of a causal relationship between tides and tsunamis."
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Level 36
Feb 9, 2022
NOOOO..... I miss tsunami,I kept trying 'earthquake','2004 indian ocean and earthquake'and'volcano eruption'.......
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Level 67
Oct 30, 2022
In portuguese, both the indonesian rupiah and the indian rupee are called "rúpia", then I thought they had the same name in english. I've never had seen the name "rupiah" before. My first new knowledge of the day.
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Level 83
Feb 4, 2023
New Guinea also gave me png. Two for the price of one.
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Level 55
May 2, 2023
Did better on the PNG one
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Level 52
May 4, 2023
Papua should be accepted for New Guinea. Just like Kalimantan is accepted for Borneo.
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Level 24
Jun 24, 2023
21/24 :)
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Level 60
Jul 5, 2023
According to me, Indonesia has the most humans...