European Geography Quiz

By: Olivia Cantor
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
European Geography Quiz
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So you think you know Europe? Map it out and take this quiz!
Europe is ranked as the 6th largest of this kind of formation in terms of its size.
island
country
continent
In population though, Europe is the 3rd largest among the continents.
territory

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How many countries are part of Europe?
45
46
47
These countries are a combination of landlocked countries and island nations.
48

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Due to the nature of its location among the waters, Europe is also known as a “peninsula of __."
waters
peninsulas
A peninsula is a piece of land that extends outside into the waters, where majority of its sides are surrounded by water already.
valleys
seas

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These are the main peninsulas in Europe located in the southern part, except for this one.
Italian
Balkan
Siberian
The term "Siberian" pertains to Siberia, a place in Russia.
Iberian

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For its physical regions, Europe could be divided into these four areas, except for this one.
Western Uplands
Sierra Madre Region
The fourth region is known as Alpine Mountains.
Northern European Plain
Central Uplands

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This country is located in the westernmost part of Europe.
Ireland
Iceland
Iceland is in the North Atlantic Ocean.
England
Finland

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Europe extends into the Ural Mountains in its eastern part. In which country is the Ural Mountains technically located?
Prussia
Russia
A section of Russia is actually considered as part of Europe while the other sections are part of Asia.
Georgia
Philippines

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The smallest country in the world is located in Europe. What is it?
San Obispo
El Salvador
The Vatican
The Vatican is actually still part of Italy, but acts as an independent state.
San Marino

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The largest European country by population is this country.
Germany
Germany used to be divided into East Germany and West Germany.
Spain
Italy
France

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Mt. Blanc is considered as the highest point in Europe. Where is it located?
France
Italy
France and Italy
Mt. Blanc could be accessed via France or Italy.
neither France nor Italy

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Europe and Africa are separated by this body of water.
Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea is in southern Europe.
Mediterranean River
Mediterranean Falls
Mediterranean Lake

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The Alps is an extensive mountain range that extends to many countries in Europe. How many are considered as Alpine countries?
8
The country that touches the Alps also nickname their connection with the name of their country, such as the French Alps or the Swiss Alps.
9
10
11

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These countries are Alpine countries, except for this.
Monaco
Cote D'Ivoire
Cote D'Ivoire is a country in Africa.
Slovenia
Switzerland

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This famous mountain flower, which grows in rocky places in the Alps, is also the national symbol of certain European countries.
birds of paradise
calachuchi
edelweiss
The Sound of Music was set in Austria, one of the countries that uses the edelweiss as a national symbol.
sampaguita

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The Pyrenees is a mountain range that serves as a border between Spain and this other country.
Morocco
Germany
France
The Pyrenees basically separates the Iberian Peninsula from most of Europe.
Slovenia

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This river is considered as the longest river stretching within the European Union.
Volger
Maru
Danube
The Danube flows through Austria, Strauss' home country.
Heret

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Many European countries are considered as landlocked countries because of this aspect.
They don’t have access to waterfalls.
They don’t have access to other countries.
They don’t have access to the open seas.
Some landlocked countries have coastlines but they are for closed seas only, not open seas.
They don’t have access to mountains.

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Which of these European landlocked countries are considered as rich or affluent?
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
all of the above
Affluent states are also called "developed nations."

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Landlocked countries are usually surrounded by more than one country. Aside from the Vatican, which European country is landlocked by a single country?
San Marinero
San Mariano
San Mario
San Marino
San Marino is considered as the oldest state in the continent.

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Only two countries in the world are considered as doubly landlocked countries, meaning they are surrounded by landlocked countries, too. This European country is one of them.
Slovakia
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein is landlocked by the equally landlocked nations of Austria and Switzerland.
Austria
Russia

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These European countries are landlocked nations, except for this.
Armenia
Tajikistan
Tajikistan is located in Central Asia.
Belarus
Moldova

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These European countries’ capital cities share their name with their main country, except for this one.
Andorra
Luxembourg
Mali
Mali’s capital is Bamako.
Monaco

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Zurich is the largest city of which European country?
Swaziland
Thailand
Switzerland
Its capital city is Berne.
Finland

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These European countries are island nations, except for this one.
Slovakia
Slovakia is actually a landlocked country.
Cyprus
Iceland
Malta

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This European country is also known as "the land of the midnight sun."
Armenia
Norway
There are times of the year when certain parts of Norway doesn't see the sun rising in full, hence this nickname.
Ukraine
Greenland

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Italy is also known by this nickname, because of what the country actually looks like on the map.
The hammer
The tooth
The boot
If you look closely on the map, Italy looks like a boot that faces on the left side.
The lamp

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This country is known as "the bread basket of Europe."
Russia
Georgia
Ukraine
Ukraine earned this nickname since its agricultural lands yield the most wheat and other products used to make bread, and they produce lots of it!
Crimea

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This country is known as "the land of a thousand lakes."
Finland
The country actually has more than 150,000 lakes in it, a high number for one country, hence the nickname.
Greenland
Iceland
Ireland

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This European city is famous for its streets of canals.
Rome
Palermo
Venice
Venice is known as the “City of Canals” for obvious reasons. It is also called “The Floating City” sometimes.
Sicily

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This European city is also called “Little Paris."
Marino
Bucharest
Bucharest earned this nickname due to the similarity of its city’s architectural and cultural nuances with that of Paris.
Oslo
Milan

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This European city is known as the “Peace Capital” mainly due to the quality of life there and other good things.
Bern
Geneva
Perhaps the presence of many international organizations like UN agencies contribute to this air of peace in the capital.
Paris
Oslo

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These three European cities are considered as the fashion capitals of the world, except for this one.
Milan
Paris
New York
London
New York is in the USA.

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This European country is considered as the "birthplace of democracy."
India
Greece
Ancient Greece developed many elements used in world cultures today, such as democracy, philosophy, forms of governments, and the Olympics.
China
England

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These European countries were the members of the so-called “axis powers” during World War II, except for this.
Germany
Italy
Japan
While also an axis power, Japan is the axis connection that ruled Asia.
Bulgaria

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Similarly, these European countries belonged to the “allied powers” during World War II, except for this one.
France
Poland
New Zealand
Although New Zealand is considered a dominion of the British Commonwealth during those times, it’s technically not a European country due to geographic concerns.
United Kingdom

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