Updated Asia Quiz

After taking user feedback on board, I’ve decided to stick with only bona fide countries on the Asia quiz. This means that territories such as Hong Kong, Macau, the West Bank, and the Gaza strip have been removed from the updated version. I’ve omitted Egypt, but kept Cyprus, Russia, and the Caucasus states.

A note on nomenclature: I’ve chosen to go with the “popular” names of most countries. So I’m using Taiwan instead of the “Republic of China”, and East Timor instead of Timor-Leste. In particular, I’m using Burma instead of “Myanmar” as Burma is the name of choice for the pro-democracy movement.

6 Responses to “Updated Asia Quiz”

  1. You need to include Egypt as well — the divding line is at the Suez, so the Sinai peninsula is in Asia and therefore so is Egypt

    It’s the same way Turkey gets to be in Europe and likewise for Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

  2. QueenPurrsephone on January 13th, 2008 at 6:55 am

    I’m sorry if you’ve been asked this a million times, but when will you make quizzes for Africa, Europe, etc.? I really enjoy these! Thanks for the good work!

  3. Glad you liked them QueenPurrsephone! I’m a bit busy at the moment, but I might have some free time during the Easter vacation.

  4. I’ve really enjoyed the geography quizzes – please, can you do some more – South America, Africa????

  5. If you really want to include Taiwan, you must also include South Ossetia, Kurdistan, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Palestine, Tamil Eelam, Tibet, among many others.

    As Taiwan isn’t UN recognized, it shouldn’t be listed.
    And anyway, the new government of Taiwan has reduced its nationalistic voice.

  6. Really poor move on Taiwan. It is not a country at all, it is part of China. You are going to make a lot of people very angry.

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