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Dan

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Do you know your countries?
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:11:08 PM »

http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name.php


I'm at 195 out of 196 at the moment. I've been taking this test once or twice a day for the past two weeks and my score has steadily improved, but I can't seem to put it all together.


I just tried the "name the world capitals" and I got around 60. That'll be next, I suppose.
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 03:33:58 PM »

I only got about 60 on the countries one, I suck.
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 04:05:20 PM »

I started to take it and found myself just singing the Animaniacs countries of the world song, so I quit.  It's out of date, but would probably get me most of them (assuming I can remember all the words).
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 04:15:28 PM »

I'm going to try this at home, I don't want to get into trouble at work.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2011, 04:17:31 PM by cuddlyevil »
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 04:27:45 PM »

Got 115.  After about 100 I had to go to the list and try to get them in alphabetical context.
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Dan

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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 04:30:49 PM »

I only got about 60 on the countries one, I suck.

I dunno. That's about what I got the first time I took it. I think it's probably about right. I did spend a few months just memorizing Africa for no apparent reason, so that helps me considerably.

It's those darn micronations that keep me from a perfect score.
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Dan

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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 03:04:21 PM »

I set a new record today: I finished the map with 3:51 remaining, which is by far my fastest time ever.

I'm so proud.
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 03:27:08 PM »

That was rather fun. I got 151 first time, surprising myself. I aced Europe and South America but fell two short of getting an African Full House. So close! I'll have another go in a few days time. Nice link, thanks.
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 07:10:27 PM »

I need to remember this link, for my geography knowledge (beyond the US) is shit.
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 01:56:40 PM »

I got 101 the first time.  I can't believe I missed Austria and Jamaica.
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Dan

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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 03:54:57 PM »

I long ago mastered this. It's just straight memorization, of course, but it's fun for me. I think my best finish was around the 4:30 mark. (that's what she said!)
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 04:10:30 PM »

Dan, you must have heard of Sporcle?
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 04:26:18 PM »

« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 04:28:15 PM by Ella Minnow Pea »
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 12:23:51 AM »

143

I nailed South America, missed Saint Vincent in North America, missed 3 in Oceania, missed 5 in Europe, missed 9 in Asia... and got blown to pieces in Africa.
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Re: Do you know your countries?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 08:29:02 AM »

Uh, an embarrassing 68. I think there were a few more I would have added if I could figure how to spell them. ;)

Good quiz. Need to study and try, try again.
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