How many countries can you name in five minutes? I've tried this a few times, and this is as high as I can get:
The time pressure makes you blank out and miss really obvious countries. I might be thinking my way around a continent, trying to remember how to spell Liechtenstein, and then realize afterward that I forgot something like France or Japan. Go figure. And it's a little annoying because you don't know if it's looking for "England" or "Great Britain" or "United Kingdom" and you have to retype things a few times to figure out which one is acceptable. Strategy tip - knock off the short-named countries first, like Iraq or Cuba, since they're faster to type, and that will give you more time when you're trying to spell Kazakhstan.
It's a humbling exercise, to be reminded of how little we as American Christians actually know about the world. At any rate, if you've not yet taken this quiz, give it a try, and then let this be a prayer trigger to help you pray for the global church and the world at large.
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I only got 44 (but it was at the end of a long day).
You are twice the christian I am.
I tried two or three times (roomie Kate made fun of the intensity with which I pursued a high score), only to get 84 or so. But I tried again a few hours later and got 107. Would love to make it to 150, but I don't know if I could ever type that fast!
It's sad, though, that after memorizing all the countries of all the continents besides Africa (don't know why they skipped it... er, well, I do, but think it's unfortunate) in 11th grade, as well as taking college classes specifically on Europe, Africa, and Latin America, I STILL don't know the world all that well.
107! Wow, that's great. Now you're making me all competitive and I'm going to give it another try to see if I can crack 100.
Woo-hoo - just got 105!
It's those darn island countries that trip me up! If you can master half of them, you'll have me beat forever.
I got 63. . . but I had to try several times on those British ones, as you mentioned. And forgot Yugoslavia and Albania have disappeared. Showing my age.
That's pretty amazing. I don't even want to try because I'd embarass myself quite impressively.
Too bad we can't include cities. That would help. :)
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