Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Thursday Quiz LXIX

The Thursday Quiz!

This season, the Thursday Quiz is a sequence game. Arrange the ten items in the proper sequence!

Remember always the Fundamental Rules of the Thursday Quiz:

1. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. Violators will lose their internet privileges. All of them. Permanently.
2. As long as you made it this far, you might as well play. It's not all about winning, you know. It's about using your knowledge and reason and making an educated guess. C'mon! It'll be fun!
Countries

Just when you thought it was safe to relax your geographical knowledge... list these members of our beautiful and historic planetary system of nation-states in order by area, this time, from smallest to largest.

A: Australia

B: Bangladesh

C: Canada

D: Estonia

E: India

F: Mongolia

G: Russia

H: Singapore

I: Sweden

J: United Kingdom

Post your answers in the comments.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Size really does matter, doesn't it ...

H
D
J
I
B
F
C
E
A
G

d said...

h d j i b e g a c f

you do just mean russia, right? and not the entire (ex)soviet union?

i'm probably completely wrong.

Morgan said...

1. D
2. H
3. J
4. B
5. I
6. F
7. E
8. A
9. C
10. G

KarmaSartre said...

H / D / B / J / I / F / E / A / C / G

planetary system?

Sandy said...

Singapore
Estonia
Bangladesh
Sweden
UK
Mongolia
India
Australia
Canada
Russia

Sandy said...

Singapore
Estonia
Bangladesh
Sweden
UK
Mongolia
India
Australia
Canada
Russia

Cartophiliac said...

Singapore
Estonia
Bangladesh
United Kingdom
Sweden
Mongolia
India
Australia
Canada
Russia

DrSchnell said...

Singapore
Estonia
Bangladesh
United Kingdom
Sweden
Mongolia
India
Australia
Canada
Russia

mrs.5000 said...

H Singapore
D Estonia
J United Kingdom
I Sweden
B Bangladesh
F Mongolia
E India
A Australia
C Canada
G Russia

Dan said...

H: Singapore
D: Estonia
B: Bangladesh
J: United Kingdom
I: Sweden
E: India
G: Russia
F: Mongolia
A: Australia
C: Canada

boo said...

H
D
B
J
I
F
E
A
C
G

Doing some real guessing here.

fingerstothebone said...

H. Singapore
D. Estonia
B. Bangladesh
I. Sweden
J. UK
E. India
F. Mongolia
A. Australia
G. Russia
C. Canada

Michael5000 said...

So:

In square kilometers:

H: Singapore, 707
D: Estonia, 45,000
B: Bangladesh, 148,000
J: U.K., 245,000
I: Sweden, 707,000
F: Mongolia, 1.6 million
E: India, 3.3 million
A: Australia, 7.7 million
C: Canada, 10 million
G: Russia, 17 million

You may all feel free to marvel at the work that went into selecting a set of countries where, whether sequenced by area or by population, almost every entry was reasonably close to double the one before it. Yes. Thank you.

Michael5000 said...

And the winners this week, all four with perfect scores, are among the Thursday Quiz's usual suspect.

The TQLXIX Gold Star goes to KarmaSartre, his fifth Gold and eighteenth Star overall.

The Silver goes to Cartophiliac, his sixteenth Star.

DrSchnell takes home the Blue; with twenty-three Stars he's in second on the all-time leaderboard, two Stars behind Rex and one ahead of Mrs.5000.

And Boo's Green is her thirteenth Star; pretty good guessin'!

Michael5000 said...

@Elizabeth: it's not the extent of the territory, it's the access to the ocean.

Elizabeth said...

I'm sure that has some salacious double meaning, but maybe it's just my filthy mind.