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    It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.

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    You scored 13/196 = 7%.
    This beats or equals 9.5% of test takers.
    The average score is 84.
    Your high score is 13.

    I knew:
    Lima
    Mexico City
    Paris
    Berlin
    Athens
    Rome
    Amsterdam
    Moscow
    London
    Cairo
    Jerusalem
    Tokyo

    I considered Budapest but thought it was a country.
    Somehow I couldn't remember the capital of China.
    I was certain Istanbul was the capital of Turkey and kept trying different spellings.

    I could have guessed:
    Caracas
    Copenhagen
    Dublin
    Stockholm
    Vatican City
    Baghdad
    Damascus
    Madrid
    Bangkok

    Only 63% of people know the capital of Israel?


    Really? Only 21% of people know what a roc is? That's part of casual conversation for my family.
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    For countries of the world:


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    You scored 69/196 = 35%.
    This beats or equals 25.4% of test takers.
    The average score is 120.
    Your high score is 69.

    Holy cow, that's a lot of teeny countries I missed.
    Only 45% of people know Lesotho. That's a favorite of mine. I wouldn't mind naming my son Lesotho.
    I got a lot of South American ones due to my Spanish class in 10th grade, the Asian ones thanks to my 8th grade geography teacher, and some obscure African names thanks to the woman from Africa whose autobiography I recently narrated. (Zambia not included; I made that country up before I knew it was a real country.)

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    Scoring
    You scored 53/196 = 27%.
    This beats or equals 35.8% of test takers.
    The average score is 90.
    Your high score is 53.

    I feel like I could have done a lot better, I started blanking out and just spitting out city names I figured might be capitals.

    Africa

    Cairo, Egypt
    Mogadishu, Somalia

    Asia

    Kabul, Afghanistan
    Beijing, China
    Tibilisi, Georgia
    New Delhi, India
    Tehran, Iran
    Baghdad, Iraq
    Tokyo, Japan
    Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Pyongyang, North Korea
    Singapore, Singapore
    Seoul, South Korea
    Damascus, Syria

    Europe

    Vienna, Austria
    Minsk, Belarus
    Brussels, Belgium
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Helsinki, Finland
    Paris, France
    Berlin, Germany
    Athens, Greece
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Dublin, Ireland
    Rome, Italy
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Oslo, Norway
    Warsaw, Poland
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Moscow, Russia
    Madrid, Spain
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Bern, Switzerland
    Kiev, Ukraine
    London, UK
    Vatican City

    Oceania

    Canberra, Australia
    Wellington, New Zealand

    North America

    Ottawa, Canada
    San José, Costa Rica
    Havana, Cuba
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Panama City, Panama
    Washington D.C., USA

    South America

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Brasilia, Brazil
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Asunción, Paraguay
    Lima, Peru

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    Capitals: You scored 56/196 = 29%.

    Countries: You scored 124/196 = 63%.
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    Capitals
    You scored 101/196 = 52%.

    Countries
    You scored 153/196 = 78%.



    hmm, i think Tel Aviv should have been an acceptable answer for the capital of Israel.

    also Kosovo was accepted as a country, and it has less international recognition than Palestine, which was not accepted as an answer.

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    Just did the countries of the world.

    Scoring
    You scored 112/196 = 57%.
    This beats or equals 49.5% of test takers.
    The average score is 119.
    Your high score is 112.

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    quiz to name the 50 US states - interested in the results of non-Americans ;P might be easier for Canadians and Mexicans?

    http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-m...n-you-name.php

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    Capitals: You scored 93/196 = 47%.
    Countries: You scored 150/196 = 77%.
    US states: You scored 45/50 = 90%.

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    btw,


    capitals -> 100%
    countries -> 100%
    american states -> 100%
    It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.

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    I got this:
    You scored 64/196 = 33%.
    This beats or equals 43.7% of test takers.
    The average score is 89.
    Your high score is 64.
    Greetings, ragnar
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    Quote Originally Posted by glam View Post
    Capitals
    You scored 101/196 = 52%.

    Countries
    You scored 153/196 = 78%.



    hmm, i think Tel Aviv should have been an acceptable answer for the capital of Israel.

    also Kosovo was accepted as a country, and it has less international recognition than Palestine, which was not accepted as an answer.
    basically this.
    i'd add that washington should have been an acceptable answer for some of those pacific islands, since they're basically american satellites. ; )
    It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.

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    I couldn't even remember all the capitals I visited in. 15% of countries.

    I'll still continue to feel more cultured than most of you.
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