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Bordering Large Countries I
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Jan 28th, 2010 at 19:30 GMT
I must admit that Denmark is a tricky subject on how large this country really is because of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. After reading up on the subject a little bit, I have decided not to include Denmark on this quiz. Below are my reasons for this. Feel free to comment on this, as the subject is up for debate.
Jan 28th, 2010 at 19:37 GMT
Greenland is the land in question here, so I’m going to focus on that. #1 One definition of a “Sovereign State” is “a state which administers its own government, and is not dependent upon, or subject to, another power” From the information I gathered on Greenland and Denmark, Denmark does not have complete control over Greenland due to the Home Rule Act of 1979. Denmark still has some control over Greenland (foreign policy issues) but doesn’t have complete control of more local issues, and in recent events, the foreign policy issue is changing with more involvement coming from Greenland. #2 Greenland is not a member of the EU anymore due to their increased independence. Can anyone name another country that is partially in the EU like Denmark would be if you considered Greenland a part of the country? #3 In the Constitutional Act of Denmark, 5 June 1953, it stated that “Special rules for the representation of Greenland in the Folketing may be laid down by statute” and also “special rules may be provided by statute for the commencement and termination of Faroese and Greenland representation in the Folketing”. This to me looks like special treatment. #4 The CIA World Factbook Classifies Greenland and Faroe Islands under the “Dependency Status”, describing the formal relationship between a particular nonindependent entity (Greenland) and an independent state (Denmark). Thus, the CIA World Factbook keeps Denmark separate from Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Jan 29th, 2010 at 04:50 GMT
I need to learn how to spell Mauritania...
Jan 29th, 2010 at 04:50 GMT
I like it, nicely done
Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:51 GMT
Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:56 GMT
@psubball1: If you swap the positions on the quiz of DRC & Angola and also of Saudi Arabia with Mongolia, you have a much tighter spacing in the quiz. (Ideally, you should have the 5 countries with the fewest neighbors on the top and the 5 with the most neighbors on the bottom.)
Jan 29th, 2010 at 12:27 GMT
Great idea for a quiz; good execution. There's at least one inconsistency in reciprocal bordering: Chad is not listed as a neighbor of Libya despite the opposite being true.
Jan 29th, 2010 at 12:43 GMT
I agree with you about Denmark. Besides, it's not like we're missing out on something, Greenland is an island and Denmark only borders Germany...
Jan 29th, 2010 at 12:55 GMT
@rockgolf: You are right about making the quiz tighter, but for the first quiz I did on this, the countries were listed in order of their size from left to right, top to bottom. I decided on keeping with that precedent so people can know the order of the relative sizes. Also, the quiz still comfortably fits the screen so that scrolling up and down is not an issue.
Jan 29th, 2010 at 13:24 GMT
accept roc for republic of congo
Jan 29th, 2010 at 14:21 GMT
ROC is more commonly an abbreviation for the Republic of China rather than Congo. Sporcle does often allow Rep Congo as an abbreviation though.
Jan 29th, 2010 at 15:10 GMT
Why did Rep Congo work for bordering dem rep congo, but not angola? This needs sorting.
Jan 29th, 2010 at 16:09 GMT
@ThatStarGirl: Thank you for pointing that out. I guess when I added "ROC & Rep Congo" from the suggested comments, I forgot it was an answer for Angola also. Fixed the problem.
Jan 29th, 2010 at 17:17 GMT
good quiz! this one took some more thinking
Jan 30th, 2010 at 03:29 GMT
For Mali, why is Guinea listed between Burkina Faso and Cote D'Ivoire? It's the only one I missed because I thought for sure it was listed alphabetically.
Feb 2nd, 2010 at 21:07 GMT
So proud with almost all of them right...then I realise so did everyone else. At least I know I did better than those without sporcle!
Feb 5th, 2010 at 00:25 GMT
Another good reason not to include Denmark . . . boring answers!
Mar 25th, 2010 at 20:58 GMT
Mar 26th, 2010 at 18:30 GMT
Kiribati: Those who play contributed games search particularly geography games so if this gets published your score is on a higher percentile.
Apr 25th, 2010 at 18:30 GMT
Whilst on abbreviations, could we have PNG, please?
Game published: Nov 16th, 2010 at 04:04 GMT
Nov 16th, 2010 at 04:32 GMT
I like this quiz. I'm looking forward to 26 to 40.
Nov 16th, 2010 at 04:41 GMT
I was feeling pretty good. Then I clicked results. 20th percentile. Damn you, sporclers!
Nov 16th, 2010 at 04:46 GMT
Note to self: Just because a country is a clue doesn't mean it can't be an answer also
Nov 16th, 2010 at 05:05 GMT
Nov 16th, 2010 at 05:12 GMT
Considering every other published quiz, shouldn't the listed answer be Timor-Leste?
Nov 16th, 2010 at 05:58 GMT
Burkina Faso? Disputed zone? Who called all these weird places?
Nov 16th, 2010 at 06:01 GMT
I'm just pleased I remembered East Timor in the last minute. Got several right accidentally, thinking they bordered DRC (they didn't) but finding out that they instead bordered Niger or Angola.
Nov 16th, 2010 at 07:15 GMT
how can i get 100% on the countries that border iran quiz released yesterday, but miss the same countries on the list today? i reckon it's all down to focus .....
Nov 16th, 2010 at 07:43 GMT
just wondering how chad has 2 different % right scores for the same answer?
Nov 16th, 2010 at 08:16 GMT
I could have sworn Indonesia bordered Brunei, and I was going to leave a comment about it. Good thing I checked a map first.
Nov 16th, 2010 at 08:19 GMT
I missed Botswana and for that I turn up in the 87th percentile! Crazy
Nov 16th, 2010 at 11:04 GMT
Nov 16th, 2010 at 12:46 GMT
Welcome back, Qatar.
Nov 16th, 2010 at 13:20 GMT
Including the bordering countries, there's a complete chain on here from Morocco to South Africa!
Nov 16th, 2010 at 13:32 GMT
If my students hadn't interrupted me I would have done better...one more minute would have helped! Great quiz.
Nov 16th, 2010 at 13:41 GMT
Second day in a row that we count the countries that border Iran...
Nov 16th, 2010 at 13:49 GMT
@JohnnyBarman - I can't believe you're getting voted down for a Simpsons quote. For shame...
Nov 16th, 2010 at 14:18 GMT
I took that Countries Bordering Iran quiz and only missed Azerbaijan. On this one I remembered Azerbaijan...but I forgot Turkmenistan.
Nov 16th, 2010 at 15:20 GMT
I always forget that Afghanistan is not between Iran and Pakistan, while I know darn well it's landlocked. Great quiz, only missed one, and now at the 89th percentile. Some die-hard Sporclers here.
Nov 17th, 2010 at 00:06 GMT
Not fair my comp froze with a minute and a half left and the sporcle clock still kept going!
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