How Many Countries Can You Name in 5 Minutes?

I have to admit to being a little addicted to online travel quizzes. Check out’s How many countries can you name in 5 minutes?

I made it to 71, which seems a bit weak given that I edit a travel site. But I’ll take refuge in the fact that it’s a Friday and my head’s not entirely in “work” mode.

How many did you name? Let us know in the comments below!

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

16 Responses

  1. Vinny

    I got 51… but there were some countries i knew but did not know how to spell properly in English. It’s hard when it’s timed!

  2. Amanda Kendle

    @Eva, I bow down to you, and am impressed at both your thinking and typing speeds. I’ll have to go into training …

  3. shashank

    got 68 :(
    Also realized that i did not know how to spell Vanuatu, Nauru and Eritrea

  4. Bischoff

    79! I didn’t read the info about how England, Scotlanc, etc. was not in the game, but all under UK. I think I wasted over 20 seconds on that one :/

  5. Colin

    haha i did the same thing. kept typing scotland. scotland. scotland. england. scotland. thought that my enter key wasn’t working!


    forgot about middle east. and spent too much time spelling kyrgyzstan…….

  6. Dan

    p.s. For the person who got 131, that’s really impressive. The most I’ve ever managed is about 100, and I wrote the quiz.

    My friend Sam was able to get all 195 with some practice – but he types about 100 words a minute. He also got all 195 country capitals!


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