Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Monday Quiz XXXV

Name That Country!

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Submit your answers in the comments.

27 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Mapalicious! Or malicious! One or the other!

1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. Angola
5. Azerbaijan (I think that's how it's spelled)

"A" for effort, if nothing else ...

Cartophiliac said...

1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. Angola
5. Armenia

La Gringissima said...

Yeah. What he said.

gS49 said...

a theme quiz..

1 Afghanistan
2 Albania
3 Algeria
4 Angola
5 Armenia

d said...

the only one i knew was afghanistan. what can i say? geometry was never my strong suit.

karmasartre said...

1 / Afghanistan
2 / Albania (but you can call me "Al")
3 / Algeria (but you can call me "Al")
4 / Angola
5 / Azerbaijan (spelling?)

DrSchnell said...

1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. Angola Hmmmm sensing an "A" theme here....
5. Armenia

Chance said...

Now here's a quiz I can take! 'Cause geography, I suck at that!

(It reflects a rather unsettling perversity in me that I generally refuse to take your quizzes when I know all the answers, but willingly jump in when I probably don't know any.)

1. afghanistan. we're at war there.
2. moldavia? not if my theory below is correct. albania. ha!
3. algeria?
4. ok, hold on. do all these start with A? i wouldn't have any idea otherwise, but i'm going to guess angola now that i've cottoned on to your little scheme.
5. again, normally i would have no idea whatever, but if you are playing the A game here, it's armenia. right? right???

boo said...

1. Afghanistan
2. Turkey? Oh I am guessing. I need to take a geography course.
3. Algeria
4. No idea.
5. No idea.

Boy, do I have some exploring to do.

fingerstothebone said...

1. Afghanistan
2. Bosnia & Herzegovina (spelling is probably atrocious)
3. Morocco
4. I have no clue, but I'll guess Mali
5. Armenia

fingerstothebone said...

From looking at everyone else's answers, I did rather poorly!

Yankee in England said...

Afganistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola(not to sure but as I see and A theme forming I will wager a guess

Azerbyjan(okay I know this is no where near the correct spelling but hey hooked on phonics works for me)

Kadonkadonk said...

Why are you prejudice against the Americas? What did they ever do to you?

mhwitt said...

Aaaaaaaaa.

1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. Angola
5. Armenia (I hope not Azerbaijan.)

Rebel said...

Name them? Ok.

1. Greenblobistan
2. The former Orangelumpian Republic
3. People's republic of Northwest Africa
4. Libraria
5. Squishtania

Oh - did you want their real names? No clue.

mrs.5000 said...

1 Swiss Grindelbad
2 Bootlich del Mar
3 Spot of mold on the gray, gray earth
4 Cote d'Rouge
5 Lesser Prince Caspian

Sometimes you're just not going to get an exclamation point no matter who you sleep with. . .

Karin said...

I shant guess, for my answers, though probably (possibly?) correct, would be far too late to garner any bling.

But I do like the theme you've got going.

And Rebel and mrs.5000 crack me UP!

Michael5000 said...

Ooh! A map quiz! The answers to which are as follows:

1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. Angola
5. Armenia. Not Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is mostly to the east of Armenia and has the little disconnected part, Ngorno Karabakh, which is not only wildly controversial but also quite helpful on map quizzes.

Rebel said...

Mrs.5K - that's actually very reassuring. Your countries have better names than mine though!

Michael5000 said...

Thus, the following learned and sexy competitors are taking home the MQVL (or, if you prefer, the MQXLV) Exclamation Point: Cartophiliac, la gringissima, gs49, DrSchnell, Chance, and mhwitt!

For those of you counting, this brings the good doctor and Chance both to within one point of Mrs.5000s all-time E.P. total of 13; Carto and la gring are not far behind with 10 and 9 respectively. mhwitt breaks a sixteen-week drought to claim his fourth, and gs49 is back to claim his second.

Michael5000 said...

@Elizabeth: You can't spell "mapalicious" without "malicious"....

@d: Very droll, very droll....

@Chance: As unsettling perversities go, yours is relatively unthreatening to the community.

@fingers: On the positive side, you spelled "Bosnia & Herzegovina" beautifully!

@Yankee: Last time you did a map ID quiz for me, it was merely for a grade. Now you're in the big show! Well done.

@Kadonk: Not so! In fact, I am so not prejudiced against the Americas that I choose to make my home there! I live in the United States of America, one of the many lovely countries of the Western Hemisphere. I can proudly say that quite a few of my best friends hail from the Americas!

@Reb: Yeah, yeah...

@Mrs.5000: After today's showing, you might be sleeping on the couch.

@Karin: Karin, Karin, Karin. You see, this is the kind of mistake even a seasoned Quiz veteran like Karin can make when she lets down her "Quiz Focus." ~Thursday~ Quizzes are time-dependant. ~Monday Quizzes~, you get the same bling all the way up to the final bell.

Yankee in England said...

I think if I miss spelled them back in the day they were wrong, now they are just wrong before we even take into acount the spelling

mrs.5000 said...

@ Rebel: I was delighted to find I had such good company in my quiz-taking strategy. Though you'd think the King of the Forgotten Lands would cut us a little slack.

Karin said...

D'oh!

karmasartre said...

I think rebel deserves the gold exclamation mark.

Rebel said...

It's true!!! I'd love to see the history of Bootlich del Mar... the flag should be pretty interesting as well. ;)

DrSchnell said...

Actually, I think that Nagorno-Karabakh isn't the disconnected bit - it's a part of Azerbaijan that has been occupied by Armenia for quite a few years because it's full of Armenian-types. I only know this because I had a grad school roommate at one time who wrote a paper about it for Bob McColl, and when he told me what the paper was about, I said, "what the hell is Nagorno-Karabakh???".....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagorno-Karabakh