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Border Crossings Quiz #2

Start in one country. Cross a border. Which country are you in now?
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First submittedAugust 30, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 16, 2019
Times taken39,525
Rating4.96
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Start In
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New Country
Canada
South
United States
Chad
North
Libya
Yemen
North
Saudi Arabia
North Macedonia
South
Greece
Papua New Guinea
West
Indonesia
Gambia
Any Direction
Senegal
Sweden
East
Finland
Bhutan
South
India
Iraq
East
Iran
Togo
West
Ghana
Tunisia
West
Algeria
Andorra
North
France
Start In
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New Country
Israel
West
Egypt
Kuwait
South
Saudi Arabia
Liechtenstein
West
Switzerland
Spain
West
Portugal
Panama
East
Colombia
Ecuador
South
Peru
Paraguay
South
Argentina
North Korea
South
South Korea
Kazakhstan
North
Russia
San Marino
Any Direction
Italy
Bangladesh
North
India
Netherlands
East
Germany
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level 38
Jan 11, 2013
Great quiz!!!
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level 72
Jul 2, 2014
Then try this tougher one that was inspired by quizzes #1 and #2 in this series!
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level 60
Jan 9, 2017
How about an Oceania version?
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level 72
May 20, 2017
PNG is in there ;-)
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level 76
Jan 11, 2013
This was even easier than the last one.
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level 35
Jan 11, 2013
good quiz!!
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level 32
Jan 11, 2013
That was fun. I got confused with Israel... Was thinking of either Gaza strip or Cyprus ;)
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level 56
Jan 12, 2013
... gaza strip isnt a country and cyprus is an island
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level 75
May 18, 2015
Israel confused me, too. The Mediterranean lies west of Israel. I suppose if you are at the very southern part of Israel you would go west into Egypt. Still, I found it confusing and when I looked it up online every source I checked said Egypt lies to the southwest of Israel. I should have just tried every country that borders it.
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level 58
May 18, 2015
The Mediterranean didn't work for me either. Southwest would have been a better clue.
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level 72
May 17, 2017
Egypt only works if you're at the south end of the country. From the center, going west puts you in the sea. If you're in northern Israel, Lebanon becomes be the answer.
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level 60
May 17, 2017
Well since this quiz is about crossing borders I assume you'd have to be directly at the given border and step into the given direction and the answer is where it takes you. So for Israel if you're at the very southern border since you need to go South you definitely only end up in Egypt.
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level 39
May 17, 2017
Carry: '....since you need to go South....'? South? The clue says West. The instructions don't say: at the Southernmost point of the clue country (if the direction is South) - which you have assumed, so I suppose that could be added. I think there's plenty enough time to put in a second guess - how much effort is it to type in Egypt if the first guess of Lebanon is incorrect.
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level 72
May 17, 2017
How about adding a caveat to the instructions: "Where more than one country fits the clue, we want the one with the longest common border"? Then Egypt would be clearly the only answer.
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level 60
May 19, 2017
I mixed it up. Doesn't change the outcome though.
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level 57
Jan 12, 2013
why only 87%? north korea, go south= south korea
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level 66
Jan 13, 2013
Yeah... Maybe they thought it was trick question. :/
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level 32
Jan 8, 2014
86% now lol
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level 44
Dec 30, 2016
89%
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level 33
May 17, 2017
90%
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level 49
Jan 16, 2014
My thoughts exactly
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level 76
May 17, 2017
Both Russia and China can be reached by going south from North Korea (over near the eastern tip).
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
Is it that hard? Obviously they were thinking about/typing (and correcting typos) the previous answers. Reallyy... it doesnt take a braniac to think of the cause...
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
You are "smart" enough to think of south korea, but not think of this? Or are you playing dumb? (Like it is weird people might not have time to get them all to the last question)
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level 33
Jan 13, 2013
great idea for a marathon round at my local pub...figured the travel direction would be on land, but just in case, The Republic of Cyprus is a country . .a member State of the European Union, with a National football team, a parliament, a President, a judical system, a National Anthem, need one go on . . .
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level 12
Jul 4, 2013
Got 100% but really bad time...
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level 75
Nov 5, 2013
100% with 1:31 leftover. it helps to love maps like I do!
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
I Like maps but i dont like countries....
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level 67
Feb 2, 2014
Done with 2:16 left...
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level 20
Mar 23, 2014
Gambia borders atlantic ocean so it wouldn't be "any direction"
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level 19
Apr 18, 2014
I see your point, but i think its basically saying it only borders 1 country. I guess you could say the same with canada as it only has 1 border also
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level 26
Mar 18, 2015
also bangladesh
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level 39
May 8, 2015
Bangladesh also borders Myanmar/Burma.
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
Err... it doesnt have any border with any other country so yes, any direction (it has borders)
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level 24
Apr 11, 2014
It would make more sense if gambia is any direction except west.
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
It doesnt share a border to the west... this implies otherwise..and will only make things more confusing, not clearer
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
Gambia shares all of its borders with senegal. Not all borders besides the west... (borders as in the definition bordering a country, not like the far end of a country)
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level 49
May 27, 2014
loved that quizz!
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level 34
Jul 5, 2014
Like it
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level 30
Sep 3, 2014
24/24. Really good quiz
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level 28
Sep 29, 2014
couldn't get tunisia, liechtstein, or togo... I must study and try again....
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
The first two are very easy (imo) but the 3rd one is more difficult yes
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level 39
May 8, 2015
Panama should be South or Southeast. Going east would take you straight into the Caribbean.
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level 76
May 17, 2015
No it wouldn't.
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level 56
May 17, 2017
Do you really think that whoever set the quiz didn't look at a map when setting this up...?
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level 49
May 17, 2015
That moment when you realise that you have no idea where Liechtenstein is...
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level 76
Nov 12, 2015
To be honest, aside from doing the Countries quiz countless times, I probably wouldn't know either if I hadn't been. (BTW, it's quite nice, but there's not a lot there.)
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
I would ve guessed it between switzerland and luxembourg, so close enough. (North instead of east of switzerland) the thing that (used to) confuse me was (coins with) letzeburg.... i didnt know if it was a country or what...
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
And i think i thought it was liechtenstein at one point. (When i was still young)
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level 75
May 17, 2015
too easy 100% with 1:31 leftover. nice concept for a quiz though!
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level 65
May 17, 2015
The answer for North Korea should be that you can't go anywhere...
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level 58
May 17, 2015
Guess who got Iraq and Iran mixed up, and couldn't understand why Turkmenistan, Afghanistan or Pakistan wouldn't work.
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level 59
May 17, 2015
fun quiz !! Got 'em all with 30 seconds left on the very first time! Border Quizzes are fun!
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level 61
May 17, 2015
I pity the 8% who don't know what is south of North Korea. Also, if you can picture a map in your head, this is extremely easy. (100% with 2:09 to go)
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level 68
May 19, 2015
It's up to a 10% now. Sigh...
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
I pity the ones that cant seem to grasp that maybe not everybody got around to that question... (either thinking hard about questions before it or not typing fast) really.. it is common sense..
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level 48
May 4, 2016
100% with 2:35 left
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level 44
May 22, 2016
Great quiz, really like these ones! Tho I think 2 points for 22/24 is kind of harsh....
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level 41
Dec 15, 2016
got em all with 2:10 remaining! cool quiz, i want more!
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level 39
Mar 12, 2017
Cool quiz!
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level 46
May 17, 2017
Struggled with Iraq until realised it was East not West
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level 46
May 17, 2017
How did 11% of people not get North Korea going south?
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level 23
May 17, 2017
Got all correct... Awesome Quiz...
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level 44
May 17, 2017
Great quiz, 24/24 with 17 sec left, got stuck on israel for a while...
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level 48
May 17, 2017
If you started in South Iraq and went east you would end up in Kuwait.
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level 42
May 17, 2017
100% with exactly 2 minutes left
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level 34
May 17, 2017
Bangladesh - India - north Why not any directon?
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level 78
May 17, 2017
Because it also borders Myanmar.
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level 45
May 17, 2017
Kind of easy....
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level 67
May 18, 2017
I went West from Gambia ....... drowned.
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level 27
May 18, 2017
:)
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level 39
May 19, 2017
;D
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level 39
May 19, 2017
Got em' all!
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level 44
Jun 8, 2017
Loved that quiz
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level 46
Jul 31, 2017
What if you go west from Gambia?
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
Too late, somebody else was already funny. And if you are serious, many others were also allready vomplaining
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level 71
May 7, 2019
Vomplaining = Vomit + Complaining?
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level 51
Oct 19, 2017
Cool quiz.
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level 48
Feb 1, 2018
The 90% for North Korea is quite surprising I would say...
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level 47
Mar 20, 2018
Already mentioned by others, but yes, west of Israel is a bit misleading. How about "southwest"?
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level 76
May 3, 2019
It doesn't say that "west" is the best way to describe the direction of Egypt from Israel. It says that *if* you go west from Israel and cross a border, then you'll have crossed into Egypt. (Like many answers in this quiz, it's the most natural answer but not the only possible answer. For example, you can cross a border from Israel going west and end up in Lebanon. It's even possible to cross from Israel into Jordan going west if you're near one of the meanders of the Jordan River.)
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level 53
Jun 2, 2018
I wouldn't say "any direction" for the Gambia. Heading west leads you to the Atlantic Ocean.
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
You dont cross a border then do you... not untill later well at sea, when you reach international waters. (IF you could call it a bordercross then.......)
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level 45
May 3, 2019
How is Colombia "east" of Panama? And how come no one commented on that yet?
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level 76
May 3, 2019
Because that's what the map says? Because it's right?
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level 28
May 3, 2019
fantastic quiz. for the Israel one, I would personally put South West. :))
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level 76
May 3, 2019
The only land border Israel has going west is with Egypt. Bodies of water are not valid answers for this quiz.
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