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Myanmar Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Myanmar?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: May 17, 2020
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First submittedJanuary 2, 2016
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Clue
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Alternative name for Myanmar
Burma
Capital city of Myanmar
Naypyidaw
Most populous city
Yangon
Former English-language spelling
of the above
Rangoon
Second most-populous city
Mandalay
Myanmar's main river
Irrawaddy
European country which
colonized Myanmar
United Kingdom
Country that invaded in 1942
Japan
Countries which border
Myanmar
Bangladesh
India
China
Laos
Thailand
Clue
Answer
Dominant religion
Buddhism
Religion of the persecuted Rohingya
ethnic group
Islam
J word that refers to a ruling
military clique such as the one that
ruled Myanmar from 1988-2011
Junta
Myanmar is located on this ocean bay
Bay of Bengal
It also borders this sea
Andaman Sea
Political leader who was under
house arrest for 20 years
Aung San
Suu Kyi
U.N. Secretary General, 1961-71
U Thant
P word that describes certain types of
temple buildings in many Asian
countries including Myanmar
Pagoda
Myanmar is one of three countries to
not officially use this system
(the others are the U.S. and Liberia)
Metric System
34 Comments
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Level 83
May 17, 2020
Irawadi maybe?
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Level 75
May 17, 2020
All I could think of for the sea was Andalusian. Only a continent away.
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Level 76
May 17, 2020
I'm surprised not to see anything about Bagan here, especially since it's in the photo. Something about the last Mughal emperor being exiled/buried in Yangon might be a good question too.
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2020
I tried 'Aang' and 'Ang' among others but didn't get 'Aung'. 😬
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2021
"Aang"? I didn't know that Suu Kyi was an airbender!!!

Jokes aside, this quiz should maybe be updated to reflect that the military junta is back in power again.

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Level 67
Apr 13, 2021
I did Awng...
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Level 89
Jul 23, 2020
A UN Secretary General from Myanmar?! U Thant be serious! ;)
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Level 89
Jul 27, 2020
16/22. Of those missed, some I had never heard of before and some I think I remembered seeing but couldn't recall how to spell correctly.
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Level 65
Jul 27, 2020
do Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands use the metric system?
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2020
Yes they do. Why do you ask?
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Level 46
Apr 5, 2024
For a long time, they used to essentially be territories of the US. IIRC, they were "given independence" from the US in the early 90s, so it's likely he thought (and not unreasonably) that it's still used officially there
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2020
Am I the only one who was typing Siam and got the metric system xD?
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2020
I typed Singapore knowing it was wrong but out of desperation. And was pleasantly surprised :)
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Level 65
May 13, 2021
Same. Don't know what the correlation is.
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Level 54
Jul 22, 2021
It's SI
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2020
They're working on switching to metric.
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Level 65
Jul 27, 2020
Is there a reason that China and India are alphabetically switched on the bordering countries list?
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Level 91
Aug 7, 2020
The countries are ordered geographically, following Myanmar's border clockwise. Interesting coincidence that it's almost alphabetic.
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Level 29
Jul 27, 2020
Burma isn’t a alternative name, it is it’s former name
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Level 74
Jul 27, 2020
No, it is both. Many people still say "Burma", because they have no idea what Myanmar is. So, technically Burma is also an alternative name.
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Level 29
Jul 27, 2020
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Myanmar
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2020
It'll always be Burma to me.
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Level 59
Sep 22, 2020
It's shorter for me to type.
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2020
I typed so fast I Burma hand!
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2021
Cool
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2020
I don't know about now, but for at least fifteen years after the change, saying/writing Myanmar implied acceptance of the military regime; saying/writing Burma implied rejection.
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Level 82
Jul 28, 2020
which was always pretty stupid.
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Level 59
Sep 22, 2020
I put in 'si' to try Sikhism for the religion question, and somehow got Metric System??
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Level 66
Oct 15, 2020
It comes from the international system of units, in french "Système International", thus SI (it was adopted in France). I do agree that this type-in is a bit funny and short though^^
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Level 75
Dec 5, 2020
Pennies from heaven!
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2020
Haha, well said.
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2021
In Russian, Pagoda means ''Weather''
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2021
Few years later, and the Junta is back, ASSK is back in house arrest
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Level 67
Feb 14, 2023
So interesting how the only other countries to use the Metric System are Liberia and Myanmar