"C" Nations Quiz - ANSWERS

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Cambodia: What is the official language?

  1. Cambodian

    10.0%
  2. English

    50.0%
  3. French

    40.0%
  4. Khmer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Malay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Dr. Bob

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    18 different nations begin with the letter "C". What do you know about each?

    Fun, multiple-guess answers, so please give it a shot!

    [ December 13, 2003, 02:02 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
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    Meant to remind all that 17 of these questions are straightforward and will just test your knowledge of trivia about these nations.

    ONE, however, is a definite "trick" question.

    Why mention it? All five who've taken the quiz have gotten it wrong.

    And no, I'm not going to tell you which one!!

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    Any more risk takers? Will post the answers in a day or so, but since it takes so long to make a quiz, thought more might try it first!

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    The 'Cypress' (sic) question is trick, n'est-pas? For a start, it's a tree not a country. The island of Cyprus however is theoretically one independent state; in practice however since 1974 it has been partitioned between the Greek-speaking south and the Turkish-speaking north of the island. It is incorrect however to talk of it being 'controlled' by either Greece or Turkey. But the question did not permit that so I either answered Greece or Turkey, can't remember which I put.

    Oh well, enough from Pedant's Corner ;) (Do I at least win the prize for using the most 'howevers' in one post, Dr Bob?)

    Yours in Christ

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    However, with all that dancing around, Cyprus IS an independent nation as well as an island.

    Republic of Cyprus, April 16, 1960. Later civil war in 1983 led to a new nation "_____ Republic of Northern Cyprus" being formed. THAT is the nation we're looking for.
     
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    Ah, in that case we are talking the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest...

    Yours in Christ

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    CORRECT ANSWERS ARE IN BOLD

    1. Cambodia: What is the official language?
    Cambodian 0% (0)
    English 0% (0)
    French 56% (5)
    Khmer 44% (4)
    Malay 0% (0)

    2. Cameroon: What percentage live in urban areas?
    10% 33% (3)
    20% 11% (1)
    30% 22% (2)
    40% 0% (0)
    50% 33% (3)

    3. Canada: What percentage are AmerIndian (First Nation)?
    .5% 11% (1)
    1.5% 0% (0) [Wonder why they have such influence on government?]
    2.5% 22% (2)
    3.5% 33% (3)
    4.5% 33% (3)

    4. Cape Verde: How many islands comprise this nation?
    5 44% (4)
    15 22% (2)
    25 0% (0)
    35 0% (0)
    more than 50 33% (3)

    5. Central African Republic: How many televisions per 1000 people?
    5 44% (4)
    22 33% (3)
    41 11% (1)
    76 11% (1)
    112 0% (0)

    6. Chad: What is its capital city?
    Abujai 44% (4)
    Bangui 11% (1)
    Niamey 0% (0)
    N'Jamena 22% (2) [I didn't know this one, either]
    Rounde 22% (2)

    7. Chile: What name did Magellan give this region?
    Land of Destiny 11% (1)
    Land of Fire 67% (6)
    Land of Gold 0% (0)
    Land of Silver 0% (0)
    Land of Smoke 22% (2)

    8. China: How many British live in Hong Kong?
    under 25,000 11% (1) [Actually under 20,000 and dropping]
    50,000 33% (3)
    100,000 0% (0)
    150,000 22% (2)
    more than 250,000 33% (3)

    9. Colombia: How much $$ does the US give for anti-drug war?
    300 million 22% (2)
    600 million 11% (1)
    1 billion 22% (2)
    1.3 billion 11% (1)
    2.2 billion 33% (3)

    10. Comoros: What nation is its nearest neighbor?
    Kenya 11% (1)
    Madagascar 56% (5)
    Mozambique 11% (1)
    South Africa 0% (0)
    Tanzania 22% (2)

    11. Congo-Kinshasa: How many people are in the capital city?
    500,000 22% (2)
    1,000,000 11% (1)
    3,000,000 33% (3)
    5,000,000 22% (2)
    7,000,000 11% (1)

    12. Congo-Brazzaville: What is the official language?
    Belgian 33% (3)
    Dutch 22% (2)
    English 0% (0)
    French 44% (4)
    Portugese 0% (0)

    13. Costa Rica: What is the name of its currency?
    Colon 11% (1)
    Cordoba 11% (1)
    Dollar 33% (3)
    Peso 33% (3)
    Real 11% (1)

    14. Cote d'Ivoire: What is its chief export?
    Cocoa 11% (1)
    Coffee 44% (4)
    Ivory 0% (0)
    Rubber 22% (2)
    Timber 22% (2)

    15. Croatia: When did it become independent from Yugoslavia?
    1987 0% (0)
    1989 44% (4)
    1991 33% (3)
    1993 11% (1)
    1995 11% (1)

    16. Cuba: In what year did Castro become President?
    1959 89% (8)
    1961 11% (1)
    1966 0% (0)
    1976 0% (0) [Yep. Look it up. He was premier before that]
    1981 0% (0)

    17. Cypress: What nation shares control of the island?
    Crete 33% (3)
    Egypt 0% (0)
    Greece 22% (2)
    Syria 0% (0)
    Turkey 44% (4) [Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus]

    18. Czech Republic: What is the largest religious group?
    Atheism 0% (0) [More than 1/2 claim this as their religion!]
    Eastern Orthodox 44% (4)
    Islam 0% (0)
    Protestant 0% (0)
    Roman Catholic 56% (5)
     

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