Cyprus Country Quiz

Can you answer these questions about one of the most controversial countries on JetPunk?
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Which two continents are closest to Cyprus, geographically?
* based on distance to the mainland
Asia
Africa
What is the capital of Cyprus?
Nicosia
What are the official languages of Cyprus?
Greek
Turkish
A person from Italy is called an Italian. What do you call a person from Cyprus?
Cypriot
What country has military bases on the island named Akrotiri and Dhekelia?
United Kingdom
Who conquered the island in 333 BC?
Alexander the Great
What empire controlled the island from 58 BC until the Crusades?
Roman Empire /
Byzantine Empire
What crusading king briefly conquered the island in 1191 AD?
Richard the Lionheart
What empire conquered the island in 1570 AD?
Ottoman Empire
What unrecognized state, installed after the Turkish invasion of 1974, controls the
northern part of the country?
Northern Cyprus
What is the nickname for the UN buffer zone that separates the two parts of the country?
Green Line
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. Which two islands are larger?
Sicily
Sardinia
What is the tallest mountain on Cyprus?
* It has the same name as the tallest mountain in a different country
Mount Olympus
What branch of Christianity is practiced by 78% of the population?
Greek Orthodox
What white vegetable in the Brassica family is often thought to have come from Cyprus?
Cauliflower
What ancient goddess was supposedly born from sea foam on the coast of Cyprus?
Aphrodite
What Shakespeare play, about a Moorish general, was set mostly on Cyprus?
Othello
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Level 62
Apr 28, 2020
TOO CYPRUS-CENTRIC ! xd JK
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Level 72
Apr 28, 2020
No, this quiz is too Asia-centric
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
WHICH CONTINENT IS IT IN

Ah ... that feels better :)

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Level 79
Apr 28, 2020
No Garo Yepremian question? The greatest QB in Super Bowl history, and not even a mention? :-)
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Level 78
Apr 28, 2020
And loads of other famous people of Cypriot origin
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Level 72
May 12, 2020
That’s not fair! One little mistake! :-P

Besides, he was Armenian, and I believe just happened to incidentally be born in Cyprus.

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Level 83
Dec 4, 2020
Prior to his first preseason game, Garo had never worn a football helmet. In order to make him more comfortable they didn't put a facemask on the helmet (which wasn't required by the rule book yet) and told him that everytime he kicked to run straight off the field. So after his first kick, he ran immediately off the field to the other team's sideline. This worked for the first half of the season until they played the Packers and Ray Nitschke beat him to the sideline on a kick and punched him in the face. Garo added a single bar facemask to his helmet the next game and thus became the last player in the NFL to wear a helmet without a facemask.
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Level 78
Apr 28, 2020
TRNC should be accepted
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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2020
Yep
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Level 55
Dec 4, 2020
It's an unrecognized state -- so providing the abbreviation only serves to further legitimize an inherently violent entity -- please reconsider.

For example, during the American Civil War, the Confederacy wasn't referred to as the "CSA" by the Union, but rather as the rebel states because their status was not legitimate. Language matters. thank you.

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Level 47
Dec 7, 2020
shush, BlazingWinter. Abbreviations don't imply recognition of an entity.
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Level 83
Apr 28, 2020
Q1: ANYTHING to keep Cyprus unassociated with Europe. :)
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2020
Especially with that "distance to the mainland" trick :)
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Level 62
Dec 5, 2020
Yeah a real trolling first question there!
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Level 77
Apr 29, 2020
It should have a question about which element is named after the island because it was mined there a lot during Roman times. It's Copper from Greek Κύπριος and Roman cuprum.
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
There is no "should" is it against the law without? will something go horrible wrong if it is not included? Is it a mandatory question that never ever should be omitted?

But it would be a nice addition.

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Level 56
Jul 27, 2020
Bruh
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Level 81
Aug 4, 2020
so what have you got against nice things?
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Level 55
Dec 4, 2020
unrelated-- who hurt you ?
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Level 57
Jan 21, 2021
Ah yes, we all know the definition of "should" is "is against the law to not do"
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Level 48
Jul 10, 2020
Just BTW Quizmaster, congrats on hitting 200,000,000 takes!
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2020
Cyprus may be in Europe.
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Level 55
Dec 4, 2020
it is
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Level 64
Dec 4, 2020
it is not
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Level 52
Dec 5, 2020
Generally it is considered European. However on Jetpunk, it is considered Asian due to being closer to Asia than Europe.
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Level 81
Aug 4, 2020
The rest was easy but had no idea about the line even though I crossed it a half dozen times in 2014. Tried dividing line, buffer (zone) line, and some other stuff. I don't remember it being green.
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Level 56
Oct 12, 2020
I really dont think the first / second question should be here as a kindergartener could get it right. All someone has to do is name the seven continents.
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Level 66
Oct 15, 2020
Sad to see that 2-3% of Jetpunkers have less than kindergarten-level education (or are too stubborn to answer questions that they think should have different answers).
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Level 47
Dec 7, 2020
I think it's just to make fun of people saying Cyprus is in Europe
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Level 43
Oct 27, 2020
I know a Cypriot. He says that he and most of his friends consider Cyprus to be in Europe, yet Northern Cyprus in Asia.
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Level 43
Nov 25, 2020
I am a Cypriot, I would say that culturally and ethnically Cyprus is European. Geographically however, it is closer to Asia than Europe. North Cyprus is not a thing so cannot be considered separately, however as it is occupied by Turks I would agree in your friend's assessment that it seems more Asian than the Republic.
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Level 70
Nov 26, 2020
I mean, this is the only acceptable place to pull a "well, ackshually," so I'll just go ahead and say it: Brassica is technically a genus and not a family. The family is brassicaceae, but cauliflower is indeed in the genus brassica. Fun fact, cauliflower shares its SPECIES (Brassica oleracea) with cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, collard greens, and several other produce plants - each variety has just been genetically tortured by humans, which is why we can say all cauliflower definitely originated from just one country, because it was made, not evolved.
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2020
I'll take this opportunity to plug my quiz on the cultivars of brassica oleracea. Anyone who has just read the above comment should do well!
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Level 53
Dec 4, 2020
Shouldn't the answer to the first question be Europe and Africa? Because Cyprus is a part of Asia , so asia can't be closest to itself. ;)
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Level 84
Dec 4, 2020
Ah. Olympus makes sense. I kept trying other mountain names first.
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Level 33
Dec 4, 2020
I remember watching a documentary on TV a few months back about Cyprus and it featured the UN buffer zone.
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Level 43
Dec 4, 2020
Uh oh, it's on the front again. Does this mean another round of Cyprus debates?
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Level 64
Dec 4, 2020
I've always considered cauliflower to be more yellow than white. I guess it you could say it's an off-white or a yellowish-white. Not trying to be nitpicky or change the question, just wanted to mention. Otherwise, great quiz!
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2020
I'd consider it more white than anything else, but I've always thought it was a rather sickly shade. Very unappetizing to me.
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Level 55
Dec 4, 2020
I misread "continents" as "countries" in the first question and was so frustrated after trying every country on the Mediterranean to no avail
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Level 50
Dec 4, 2020
Thank god I'm not the only one!
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Level 49
Dec 5, 2020
Wow didn't know the capital of Cyprus was Nicosia lol