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World Currency Match Quiz
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Apr 24th, 2012 at 21:55 GMT
Shekel is misspelled.
Apr 24th, 2012 at 21:57 GMT
Malta uses the euro
Apr 24th, 2012 at 22:55 GMT
Thanks for the corrections.
Apr 25th, 2012 at 21:46 GMT
The answer for China is a generic term for money in Chinese. For example, and American dollar is a "mei yuan", or "American money". While it is the correct terminology in English, Renminbi is more correct in terms of the currency used by the PRC.
Apr 25th, 2012 at 22:41 GMT
Thanks for the knowledge...I've made the update
Feb 1st, 2013 at 21:24 GMT
India? I think you mean Hyrule.
Feb 1st, 2013 at 22:46 GMT
that was a tuff won.
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 05:23 GMT
This may be one of the few ways in which Iran and Brazil are very similar.
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 05:58 GMT
Embarrassingly I only got six right. Even worse, it was a personal best for me
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 11:12 GMT
I don't feel so bad about my 12 right now. ;) I think ringgits is the coolest currency name ever!
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 13:40 GMT
Thing about this is that it will get outdated some day. Not sure how you can tackle that, though, unless you call it World Currencies 2012 or specify in the note that it's 2012. You know what I mean?
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 17:04 GMT
It'd be easier if you used the singular forms of the currency insteal of the plural
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 17:21 GMT
France, how dare you not use Francs!
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 17:49 GMT
@beforever: loads of Sporcle quizzes get outdated - countries/capitals of the world/continent when a new country declares independence or an old one changes its capital, any country quiz when that country elects a new head of state/government etc. You just have to assume that it refers to the time at which you're taking the quiz unless it's specifically designed to be otherwise (eg "Monarchies as of 1970"). If the only quizzes allowed on Sporcle were ones which would never go out of date, there wouldn't be many left.
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 20:38 GMT
So close to hitting that Switzerland/France bomb.
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 22:55 GMT
@ChileNoseJam, I am fully aware of the fact that that happens commonly - I've seen as Kosovo, Vatican City, Taiwan, South Sudan and Palestine have been added on to Sporcle since 2008, for instance. By no means am I suggesting that we make quizzes that don't go out of date. But the difference between the currencies and the countries/capitals is the fact that when a new country pops up or elects a new leader, it's bigger news. I'm just making a suggestion based on my own experience - I made one a long time ago based on information from 2006 on countries without a McDonald's. There was a user that told me that Iceland had now lost all its McDonald's outlets, and so to prevent that sort of mismatch between a quiz and the ever-changing reality of the world, I stated that it applies to 2006 so I could save some work. Sporcle admin take more notice of things like political elections and changes in country status, and they can change the Sporcle verified quizzes already published relatively quiz. The same applies to Sporcle users and their own contributed quizzes. Currencies is something a little more obscure, especially if a state like the Kyrgyz stop using their som, or the Albanians stop using their leks. It'll be forever before someone comments on that news, possibly longer for it to get corrected. What you said is incorrect. Sooner or later, you cannot assume that it refers to the time at which you're taking the quiz. Alternatively, you could make this quiz immortally valid with just a simple note. Does that make sense?
Feb 2nd, 2013 at 22:56 GMT
Feb 3rd, 2013 at 03:57 GMT
This would work well as a matchable quiz.
Feb 3rd, 2013 at 18:53 GMT
I've got a pocketful of dongs and I'm feeling pretty good about it.
Feb 3rd, 2013 at 23:52 GMT
i only got albanian leke because of a futurama episode...
Game published: Feb 5th, 2013 at 04:00 GMT
Feb 5th, 2013 at 04:08 GMT
I would feel weird asking how many Vietnamese dongs I could get for a dollar.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 04:15 GMT
I wonder how many times Malaysian store clerks get asked by shopping American tourists to ringgit up on the register.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 04:18 GMT
With six left I was down to guessing - so I tried Kyrgyzstan each time, finally getting it on the last guess. I wonder if anyone in Kyrgyzstan knows about Sporclers obsession with their country?
Feb 5th, 2013 at 04:37 GMT
I am pretty sure the officialy currenty of Kyrgyzstan is the Sporcle. I read about a bill that would make it official being voted on soon, in the Economist. Well, in the Sporclonomist, actually.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 06:29 GMT
Nice try Francs. Not this time.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 06:32 GMT
Did anyone else look for Hyrule for "rupees?" Or is that just me?
Feb 5th, 2013 at 06:43 GMT
Gangnam Style has been viewed more times than Sporcle quizzes have been played EVER...sigghhh
Feb 5th, 2013 at 07:22 GMT
@slinger: Does that mean the South Koreans won?
Feb 5th, 2013 at 09:33 GMT
@ cuendillar: Just wait for the North Korean reply. They will all be forced to watch "Kim Jong Il Style" 24/7 until it has the most views ever.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 11:16 GMT
@Akhoya (archived comment): the similarity between the names of the Brazilian real and the Irani rial (and also, although it doesn't appear in the quiz, the Saudi riyal) is not coincidental. The three names trace their origin to an old Spanish coin, the "real" (meaning 'royal', i.e. a coin minted by order of the king). This name, on the one hand, traveled west to Portugal and Brazil, and on the other hand east to the Islamic world (when Spain was occupied by the Arabs between the 8th and the 15th centuries).
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Feb 5th, 2013 at 11:53 GMT
It is sterling for UK, not pounds.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 13:38 GMT
Annoying that some were pluralised and others weren't. I think it would be better if it were consistent.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 15:41 GMT
"But I know France uses the euro... but I know France uses the euro... *clicks anyway*"
Feb 5th, 2013 at 18:08 GMT
Why say China (Renminbi) and not Pounds (Sterling)? Good quiz anyway - a gap in my knowledge of Kyrgyzstan!
Feb 5th, 2013 at 19:03 GMT
If New Shekel is the right answer for Israel, then Mexico's should also be the Nuevo (new) Peso.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 21:09 GMT
When I saw "Som" I immediately looked for Somalia.
Feb 5th, 2013 at 21:40 GMT
@Sam_Hattz: I couldn't agree more.
Feb 6th, 2013 at 00:21 GMT
"dollars" *looks for USA*
Feb 6th, 2013 at 03:12 GMT
Don't forget, when traveling to Bishkek (or any other city in Kyrgyzstan, though I can't name any), don't forget to exchange a bit of your native currency for som money.
Feb 6th, 2013 at 03:18 GMT
I wonder how many saw francs and chose France lol
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