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Europe Geography Quiz #4

Can you answer these questions about the geography of Europe?
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
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What is the capital of Ukraine?
Kyiv
What city is home to the Parliament of the Netherlands?
The Hague
What is the national animal of England?
Lion
What activity makes Davos, Zermatt, and Chamonix famous?
Skiing
What German city is known as Köln in its own language?
Cologne
What mountain range is home to Mount Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Europe?
Caucasus
In what sea would you find the islands of Santorini and Mykonos?
Aegean
What are Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia known as?
The Baltic States
Which city in Austria was the birthplace of Mozart?
Salzburg
What region of northwest France is known for crêpes and striped shirts?
Brittany
What Mediterranean island are sardines named after?
Sardinia
What city is served by Fiumicino airport?
Rome
What peninsula includes parts of Denmark and Germany?
Jutland
What country is known as Suomi in its own language?
Finland
What are the most populous urban areas in Europe whose names end in W?
Moscow
Warsaw
Kraków
Glasgow
What English city was once a Roman spa town known as Aquae Sulis?
Bath
What country's main ethnic group are known as Magyars?
Hungary
What city, starting with the letter B, can be found at the border of
Switzerland, France, and Germany?
Basel
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Level 77
Nov 24, 2015
The one about cities ending in W is a great question. Suddenly have to think about cities in a new way. Tricky, but not impossible.
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Level 71
Apr 14, 2016
I agree, good question, I got 3 but didn't think of Moscow, so obvious once you know.
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Level 63
Jan 17, 2017
I didn't read it correctly and thougth they had to start with W... So of course I only got Warsaw.
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2020
sameee
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Level 55
Feb 9, 2024
Same
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Level 58
Jan 19, 2017
Ya totally
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2021
I disagree. Questions about spelling are trivial and based on arbitrary distinctions. And yes, I know it's a trivia site, but having knowledge of geography and understanding of the world is useful; knowing what cities share a common ending letter is not. And the distinction is arbitrary when you consider that 3/4 of them come from cities that pronounce letters differently than the English "w."
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Level 63
Feb 9, 2024
The difference between a quiz and an exam is that quizzes are fun to do, yes there isn't much real life use in knowing the 4 biggest cities ending in W but it's a fun question.
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2024
I didn't think it was particularly fun. It felt like the only way to solve it was to go through every European city.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2024
I agree! I'm also salty because I didn't get the answer!
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Level 75
Feb 9, 2024
I got those -W cities in exactly reverse order somehow. Difficult with the time running out in front of your eyes...!
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Level 56
Feb 7, 2016
20/21. I missed....Moscow!! How is that even possible??!!?!
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2016
I got Krakow and Glasgow but missed Moscow too!
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Level 56
Jan 28, 2021
Ditto
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Level 57
Apr 14, 2016
I only got Warsaw out of the cities that end in W... because I read it 'cities that start with W'. That sort of thing happens when you really need sleep but decide to come to JetPunk instead.
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Level 70
Jul 15, 2016
Missed Glasgow too, but was convinced Britanny was correct; I never realised until the answers were revealed it has two Ts and one N!
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Level 63
Jan 17, 2017
I love how some sources are set on Mount Elbrus as the tallest mountain in Europe yet others say it's Mount Blanc which I got taught in school. Very marginal.
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2017
we learned that in English speaking countries Mount Elbrus is usually considered to be the highest peak while in many others, my country (Czech Republic) included, we tend to think of Mont Blanc as the tallest mountain. But on this site it is always Elbrus..
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2021
I was also taught Mont Blanc. (Make sense, since I am from Czechia too). But Elbrus is most definitely the correct answer. I guess growing up in the former eastern bloc in the 90's, the social climate wasn't too keen on recognising Russia as part of Europe.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2024
I don't think anyone is arguing that Elbrus isn't taller than Mont Blanc - the question is whether or not Elbrus is in Europe, and reasonable people can disagree on that one. I also got taught Mont Blanc, but, being French, I can also understand why, and that it's not necessarily the only correct answer...
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Level 49
Oct 30, 2018
Realised 'Suomi' was one of the Scandinavian countries with 10 seconds left, typed as fast as I could and managed to guess the first two and get halfway through the last one... which of course turned out to be the right answer. Darn you Jetpunk!
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2023
Nordic, but not Scandinavian. Close!
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2023
I had no idea Scandinavia typically doesn't include Finland until I read this
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Level 39
Jan 13, 2019
:D i just got lvl 15 so now i can comment im happy!
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Level 48
May 8, 2019
What do random skiers have to do with geography?
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Level 65
May 9, 2019
They were not random. The skiers were specifically selected,
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Level 85
Jul 16, 2022
Whenever I see "What does ____ have to do with geography?" it usually looks like code for "I have no sense of culture."
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Level 80
Feb 15, 2023
Because they're places in Switzerland, not skiers.
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Level 65
May 9, 2019
Cool quiz ! I fidnt get glasgow and basel, felt pretty silly not thinking of glasgow. But oddly i wasnt the only one, at all...! I wonder why people failed to think of it. Maybe focussing on eastern europe?
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2021
Yeah, I missed Glasgow as well. I thought: "the other three are from eastern Europe, so the fourth is probably some tiny place in Poland I never heard of." Given the percentage, I can't be the only one.
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Level 59
Jul 13, 2020
Fun quiz! Must say I was a bit disappointed that I tried Ski and it wasn't accepted. Didn't think I'd have to write Skiing so I thought maybe I just don't know what makes those cities famous.
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Level 72
Feb 11, 2021
why wouldn't the option "caucasians" be accepted?
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Level 60
Oct 19, 2022
Cause that is incorrect...
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2023
Mt. Elbrus is indeed a very tall and famous white person
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2021
Maybe change the "what sea.." to "what part of the mediterranean sea..."
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2023
Why? The Aegean is considered its own sea, not just a part of the Mediterranean
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Level 71
Feb 9, 2024
Strictly speaking Salzburg was not part of Austria when Mozart was born; it only became Austrian in 1805, after his death. I only know this from that old chestnut "The genius of the Austrians is shown by the fact that they have convinced the world that Mozart was an Austrian and that Hitler was German."

I'm not calling for a change, just passing on some trivia.

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Level 68
Feb 9, 2024
It's usually "that Beethoven was Austrian and Hitler German", because Beethoven was very German.
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Level 31
Feb 9, 2024
opens quiz Kiev written as kyiv cloeses quiz
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Level 83
Feb 9, 2024
found the Russian spy