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    Anybody tried this website? This is one of their many quizzes:

    http://www.sporcle.com/games/europe.php

  • #2
    That was fun! I had 44/47 when time ran out. It took me several tries to spell some of them correctly. One country I didn't even know was a country, but should have from Casino Royale. The other two are little islands that I completely forgot about! I imagine it's a breeze for the Euro types, much as we naming all the states.

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    • #3
      42.

      Got the islands and the little countries. Forgot Romania and lost another four on ex-Yugoslavian entities.

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      • #4
        The '100 Movies' one was humbling. I only got 62 when time ran out!!! When the answers were shown, I slapped my head about 38 times!

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        • #5
          Wow, you guys are good. I only got 32. A few of them I couldn't spell. And I punched in Bosnia and then Bosnia-Herz... But the answer had an "and" in the name of the country.

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          • #6
            41, after bonking on Belarus and Luxembourg, plus those pesky ex-Yugos

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            • #7
              I could not spell the Herz... junk attached to Bosnia, and I overlooked Denmark. Also all those new little guys that used to be Yugo fouled me up too, and Slovenia and Moldova threw me. I consider myself a Geography buff but now I am very chastened.

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              • #8
                44

                Like dj, I blew Romania. Kept looking at that map and thinking it must be Georgia, an answer they didn't accept. They apparently don't think it's in Europe. I disagree. I also missed a couple of the ex-Yugo's. One was B-H on spelling. I completely forgot about the other.

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                • #9
                  To my shame I only got 40 on the first run. I forgot that VC was a separate country.

                  I too was confused by the spelling of Bosnia-H, and the lack of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, etc which I think are technically in Europe. Mind you, I've heard people argue that Israel is in Europe. I wonder just where the continental divide between Europe, Asia and Africa actually is in that bit of land? Isn't the Arabian Peninsula technically Asia?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AthleticsInBritain
                    I too was confused by the spelling of Bosnia-H, and the lack of Georgia, Armenia,
                    I typed in several names (Armenia and Georgia among others) that were rejected, including ones that I know realize were totally ficticious! I got B-H on the fourth try at spelling it. You did not need the 'and'.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks. Just assumed you had to include the "and" because that's how it appeared when the clock ran out.

                      From now on, I'm not going to reveal my scores! :lol:

                      I did try the major college conferences quiz and had the most trouble with the Big East.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AthleticsInBritain
                        I too was confused by the spelling of Bosnia-H, and the lack of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, etc which I think are technically in Europe.
                        Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are members of the Council of Europe, although they are not correct answers to this quiz (I tried the first two unsuccessfully--Georgia multiple times because I was sure it was in Europe.) The three that they recognize that are NOT members of the Council of Europe are Vatican City, Iceland, and Kosovo.

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Europe

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BillVol
                          I did try the major college conferences quiz and had the most trouble with the Big East.
                          I was 15/16 on 'alter egos', but am lodging an official protest because they identified J.G. only as P******, when I knew her as M.G.! :evil:

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                          • #14
                            http://www.sporcle.com/games/africa.php

                            Anybody want to try "Nations of Africa"? I had a hard time with this one. I could lie about my score, but I'm proud enough to say it wasn't very good.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BillVol
                              I did try the major college conferences quiz and had the most trouble with the Big East.
                              I've goven up trying to follow the major conferences. They change too often. And for someone who doesn't follow football or basketball, it's just impossible. They only time it matters is conference meets, and most of the big ones all happen the same weekend, so it's very hard to focus much attention on any one of them.

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