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Legends of cryptids abound throughout the world. Can you match these hirsute creatures with the global region in which they (might) live?

A matching quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
380,966
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
660
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 87 (4/10), Guest 136 (2/10), Guest 78 (1/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. North America (Pacific Northwest)  
  Hibagon
2. East Africa  
  Agogwe
3. Himalayas  
  Almas
4. Afghanistan / Pakistan  
  Yeti
5. Japan  
  Yowie
6. North America (New England)  
  Maricoxi
7. South America  
  Puckwudgie
8. Central Asia  
  Barmanou
9. Philippines  
  Sasquatch
10. Australia  
  Amomongo





Select each answer

1. North America (Pacific Northwest)
2. East Africa
3. Himalayas
4. Afghanistan / Pakistan
5. Japan
6. North America (New England)
7. South America
8. Central Asia
9. Philippines
10. Australia

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Jul 07 2024 : Guest 136: 2/10
Jun 16 2024 : Guest 78: 1/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. North America (Pacific Northwest)

Answer: Sasquatch

The sasquatch is also known as Bigfoot, and (through various unsubstantiated sightings) is said to be a large (between six and ten feet tall) ape-like bipedal humanoid, and very hairy. The name sasquatch comes from the Halkomelem (Vancouver-area native language) word ssq'ets.

Claims of Bigfoot sightings actually occur throughout North America, but fully one third of those are in the Pacific Northwest region.
2. East Africa

Answer: Agogwe

Unlike the sasquatch, the East African agogwe are purported to be small, simian-like hominids (approximately 3 to 5 1/2 feet tall) that are covered with a coarse brownish (sometimes black or grey) hair. Recorded sightings (from as early as 1900 by non-natives) describe them as being like little men, walking upright, but covered in hair.

Other regions of Africa have different names for the agogwe. In Zimbabwe and the Congo region, agogwe are called kakundakari or kilomba, and in Cte d'Ivoire, it is known as sehite.
3. Himalayas

Answer: Yeti

The Yeti, also called the Abominable Snowman, is embedded in the cultures of various Himalayan peoples (Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet), part of their history and mythology. Regardless, attempts at documenting any proof of its existence have been less than successful. Most sightings describe a tall, hair-covered creature walking on two legs, but wearing no clothing.

The term 'Abominable Snowman' was first used in 1921 after an attempt to translate the Sherpa name 'metoh-kangmi'. There was no problem in translating 'kang-mi', which means snowman, but 'metoh' was mistranslated. Instead of the real meaning of 'man-bear', writer Henry Newman translated 'metoh' as 'filthy', then spruced up his writing somewhat, using the word 'abominable' instead of 'filthy'.
4. Afghanistan / Pakistan

Answer: Barmanou

The Barmanou, as it is known in several Pakistani languages, has had sightings in the Chitral and Karakoram Ranges, which are found between the Pamirs and the Himalayas. In addition to being described as the typical ape-like, hairy hominid, the Barmanou is also said to wear animal skins upon its back and head. An unfortunate reputation of the beast is abducting women and attempting to mate with them.

Spanish zoologist Jordi Magraner searched for the Barmanou in the late 1980s, and did further research (including more than 50 first-hand witness accounts) up until his murder in Afghanistan in 2002.
5. Japan

Answer: Hibagon

The Hibagon is named for Mount Hiba in the Hiroshima Prefecture, the region of the first sightings in the 1970s. Some people believe the creatures to exist as a result of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. It is described as a black creature with white hands and large white feet, but only standing about five feet tall.
6. North America (New England)

Answer: Puckwudgie

The Puckwudgie comes from the Wampanoag Native American tribe, originally from what is today southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Puckwudgies are said to be two to three feet tall, and similar-looking to humans, except with enlarged fingers, toes and ears. Their skin is described as being a smooth grey, but they also can transform into a creature that looks half troll (front) and half porcupine, with long, spiky hair down its back.

Puckwudgies are best left alone, as they are quite mischievous and able to use knives and even bows. They have been known to push people off of cliffs, attack people with weapons, and kidnap people.
7. South America

Answer: Maricoxi

Maricoxi is a general term given to what could be several different cryptids or even undiscovered tribal peoples in South America. Different sightings have put Maricoxi anywhere from two to twelve feet tall. For this reason, there are five basic types of Maricoxi that have been categorized:

"Aluxes (Small dwarf sized creature with human face)
Vasitris (Evil creatures)
Matuyus (Creatures that help wildlife. Their feet apparently face backwards)
Curinqueans (Giant twelve foot tall beings)
Di-di (Bigfoot-like creatures)"

(Quote from Wikipedia)
8. Central Asia

Answer: Almas

The Almas (or Alma) is a Mongolian word that means 'wild man', appropriately enough, given the theme of this quiz. This particular cryptid is said to roam the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains, encompassing Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mongolia, Russia, and Tajikistan.

In contrast to the Yeti of the Himalayas, the Almas is more human-like in appearance, five to six feet tall, and covered in reddish-brown hair. According to reports of sightings (which go back several centuries), their facial features are similar to those of Neanderthals - a pronounced browridge, flat nose, and a weak chin.
9. Philippines

Answer: Amomongo

The Amomongo is a creature from Philippine mythology that is described as man-sized, but monkey-like in appearance with long nails. It is purported to inhabit caves in the Mt. Kanlaon region, from where it will attack livestock and (occasionally) people.
10. Australia

Answer: Yowie

There are actually a lot of different names given to the Yowie, depending on the region of Australia, and the Aborigine tribal tradition. The list includes quinkin and joogabinna (in Queensland), jurrawarra, myngawin, puttikan, gubba, doolaga, gulaga and thoolagal (in New South Wales), and yahoo, yaroma, noocoonah, wawee, pangkarlangu, jimbra and tjangara in other parts of the country.

It is said to be similar in appearance to the Sasquatch and the Yeti, but differing accounts do not have a consensus on things such as the footprints (different sizes and number of toes), or temperament (sometimes shy, sometimes aggressive).
Source: Author reedy

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