Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Monday Quiz LXXV

Name That Country!

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6. Extra-bonus Showoff Map!



Submit your answers in the comments.

29 comments:

Elaine said...

AAAaaaargh!
1. Norway (freebie, right?)
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Namibia
5. Nepal
6. Neverneverland? as in, NO idea.

I was going to say Guatemala for #3. Then I thought, No, maybe this is one of the nefarious, niggling, naughty "theme letter" tests.
Ooooooo I hates them maps!

Rebel said...

1 Norway
2 New Zealand
3 Nicuragua
4 Nigeria
5 Nepal
6 New Guinea

Based entirely on the *one* country I could identify, I'm takin' a stab that it's "countries that start with N" day.

MJ said...

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Congo?
5. Nepal
6. Brunei?

MJ said...

aarrggh!! didn't notice the N thing

Cartophiliac said...

NNNNNnnnnice quiz

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger
5. Nepal
6. Nauru

Eversaved said...

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger-purely a guess based on the ns
5. Nepal
6. Nauru (Seriously, who puts Nauru in a quiz!? I only know about it because of This American Life)

The Calico Cat said...

Norway,
New Zealand,
Nicaragua,
Namibia (Nigeria is labeled below it... But then again so is Tchad - what kind of map is that, besides hiking?)
Nepal, &
some pacific island country that starts with the letter "N."

La Gringissima said...

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger
5. Nepal

DrSchnell said...

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger
5. Nepal
6. Nauru (the phosphate pile, and the "N" theme gave it away - I use these guys in my class as an example of how short-term bottom-line economic thinking leads to long-term-we're-screwedness (see: mining, strip, and destruction of entire freshwater supply and ruination of topsoil.)

Sandy said...

Well, I pretty much have to participate today. One gimme and some guesses.
1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Panama
4. Chad
5. Nepal
6. Oh what is the guano island called... not Vanuatu ... not Kiribati... more to the west... shoot, it's just not coming. What's awesome is that an island 2 kilometers across has a "central plateau."

Sandy said...

Duh. "N". I just don't pay enough attention to patterns.

lamanyana said...

1) One of those Scandinavian Countries - Norway, probably, based on the fact that Oslo is there.
2) New Zealand
3) Nicaragua
4) Not sure - but it's in Africa and probably starts with "N" and is not Nigeria - Maybe Niger?
5) Nepal
6) Some South Seas Island - is there a country called Narau?

lamanyana said...

Nauru, apparently - after reading the rest of the comments I remember the "This American Life" episode.

Dug said...

Norway
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nepal
Nauru
Nd

Nichim said...

Hey, I am not so good at maps, but I know some of these! Thanks for making me feel knowledgeable after a long night paper-writing.

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger
5. Nepal
6. It is an extremely small island, in the south pacific to guess by its place names. Nice and round. I'll call it Nopo.

mrs.5000 said...

1 Norway
2 New Zealand
3 Nicaragua
4 Namibia?
5 Nepal
6 Darn, I can't dredge this out of the phosphate stockpile of my brain. Notsoniceland.

Walter Sobchak said...

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger
5. Nepal
6. Nauru

Ben said...

1. Norway
2. Trinidad and Tobago
3. Panama
4. Kenya
5. Tibet
6. Tongo

Morgan said...

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Argh... I'll go with Nicaragua.
4. Niger
5. Nepal
6. Guam

mhwitt said...

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger
5. Nepal
6. Surely a group of islands that comprise a country in the Pacific Ocean whose name starts with an "N". Trouble is I can't think of any. Nassau? But that's a city in Bermuda or the Bahamas I think. Oh well, 5 out of 6 ain't bad.

Michael5000 said...

Well, what we have here is our every-ten-weekly festival of countries that begin with, in this case, N. As follows:

1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Nicaragua
4. Niger
5. Nepal

The Show-Off Bonus Question was Nauru, Land of Surplus Phosphates.

Michael5000 said...

This gives us ten Exclamation Point winners for the 75th running of the Monday Quiz.

DrSchnell, la gringissima, and Cartophiliac, second, third, and fourth on the all-time leaderboard, all pull closer to the number one spot this week.

Map fiends mhwitt and Dug each grab a 7th E.P., and Decathlon Champion Eversaved stops by to pick up her 5th.

Nichim scores her 10th MQ victory, and Morgan and lamanyana both grab their second.

And Walter Sobchak announces his presence with authority, becoming the 63rd human to win a Monday Quiz Exclamation Point on his first Quiz outing. Welcome to the show, Walter!

Michael5000 said...

@Miss Saved: "Seriously, who puts Nauru in a quiz!?": I aim to please.

@Nichim: Are you sure you're not so good at maps? 'cause it says here you won during Countries That Start With E Week, too.

@Morgan: "Norway, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nepal, Guam"? If I actually pulled something like that, these people would lynch me.

Rebel said...

This is true... it took, what like 7 'countries that all start with the same letter' quizes for me to pick up on the pattern, you switch it up now and well... there would be repercussions.

http://xkcd.com/591/

The Calico Cat said...

You avoided my question... I would still like to know what kind of map has Tchad....

Nichim said...

I am good at "name five things that start with the letter...," not good at maps.

Elaine said...

Now, now, M5000. Lynching would be too GOOD for some people.

I am sure we would come up with something much more creative!

Morgan said...

Yeah... wasn't thinking, and didn't notice the "N" thing. It would have made finding "Nicaragua" easier, because I couldn't remember whether is was Honduras or Nicaragua.

Aviatrix said...

Tchad is the French spelling of Chad, so "a map that's in French." I too would like to know more about the various maps.