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Europe Geography Quiz #5

Answer these random European geography questions.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
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What body of water separates Britain from France?
English Channel
What city's Sagrada Familia church has been under construction since 1882?
Barcelona
What is the easternmost national capital in Europe?
Moscow
What two seas does Germany border?
North Sea
Baltic Sea
What is the Italian name of the city of Turin?
Torino
What region is composed of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark?
Scandinavia
What city on the France/Germany border is home to the EU Parliament?
Strasbourg
What church in the Vatican is the largest in the world?
St. Peter's Basilica
What city does a Brummie hail from?
Birmingham
What is the biggest city in Europe that starts with the letter F?
Frankfurt
What is the capital of the Czech Republic?
Prague
What island is due south of Corsica?
Sardinia
What is the heaviest land animal native to Europe?
European Bison
What is the northernmost province of Finland, sometimes said to be the
home of Santa Claus?
Lapland
What city is connected via bridge to Malmö, Sweden?
Copenhagen
What language of Spain and France is not closely related to any other known language?
Basque
What forest in Germany is known for ham, chocolate cake, and cuckoo clocks?
The Black Forest
What is the name of the ethnic group that encompasses Russians, Poles,
and Serbs, among others?
Slavs
What is the longest river in France?
Loire
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level 82
Nov 24, 2015
Despite the misinformation that Santa would live at the North Pole, he in fact lives in Lapland. That's the truth of the matter. You can even visit him there.
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level 76
May 2, 2016
I believe Lapland is his summer home. He definitely spends his winters at the North Pole.
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level 75
May 2, 2016
He lives in Canada - his postal code is HOH OHO
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level 73
Dec 5, 2017
You're right about the postal code, hwes, but you still have to address the envelope to the North Pole...
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level 72
Nov 24, 2015
Since Catalan is also spoken in (French) Northern Catalonia, would that also answer the French/Spanish language question? A 1998 survey found that 34% of respondents there speak Catalan, and a further 21% understand it.
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level 76
Nov 25, 2015
But it is a Romance language, and so does not fit the clue. Only Basque is apparently unrelated to any other language.
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level 72
Dec 31, 2015
Sentitzen dugu
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level 63
Mar 5, 2017
Both catalan and basque are older than spanish or french, but catalan is romance and basque is (probably) pre-indoeuropean.
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level 76
Nov 25, 2015
So annoyed about missing bison. I've seen them in Russia, at a nature reserve where we got told everything we might ever need to know about bison. And still missed it.
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level 60
Jan 6, 2016
I would've said polar bear since there are so few bison in Europe and they had to be released from captivity to try and make a new population since we humans slaughtered the last wild population.
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level 76
Jan 7, 2016
But they are still native to Europe.
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level 48
Dec 22, 2016
Exactly.
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level 71
Feb 3, 2016
Wait, there are polar bears in Europe??
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level 60
May 2, 2016
Dont enter Svalbard (Norway) without a big gun.. There are warning signs for polar bears along the roads.
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level 44
May 2, 2016
Americans ... randomly shooting endangered animals...
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level 80
Feb 22, 2017
Yep, Americans do SOOOO much of that random shooting of endangered animals. I saw someone do it just yesterday. :-\
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level ∞
Aug 11, 2018
American's don't shoot endangered animals, that's more of a Belgian thing. They eat so much mayonnaise on their fries that it drives them insane. I hate Belgians so much that I like to post hateful comments on quizzes completely unprompted by anything.
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level 76
Jun 22, 2019
According to the ad campaign, polar bears drink Coca-cola. Polar bears are now on the threatened species list. Hmm.....think I'll stick to water.
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level 77
May 2, 2016
yeah i tried polar bear too. they are bigger than bison right?
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level 66
May 4, 2016
average mass of adult male polar bear: 450Kg average mass of adult male European bison: 610Kg
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level 59
May 2, 2016
I simply tried "bear". I would never have thought of bison.
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level 58
May 13, 2016
Same. I had no idea bison lived in Europe! And apparently they are huge as heck, too!
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level 64
Jul 20, 2016
https://www.google.de/search?q=wittgenstein+wisent&biw=1525&bih=681&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjS58jr94HOAhUC8ywKHZ9lBTUQ_AUIBigB&dpr=0.9
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level 67
Feb 8, 2018
Woolly Mammoth once roamed Ice Age Britain and weighed about 6 tonnes. There used to be Woolly Rhinoceros also which were longer but not heavier. Those were the days!
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level 49
Jun 20, 2019
I only guessed buffalo because mozzarella cheese is traditionally made from buffalo milk, and presumably that's only possible because buffalo live in Italy
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level 66
May 2, 2016
The Germans call the sea referred to as baltic sea the "Ostsee", which would translate to the east sea.
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level 57
May 2, 2016
I don't want to be pedantic, but since the Black Forest is not a forest but a (forested) mountain range, the question should either ask for a mountain range or the word "forest" should be put in citation marks.
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level 79
May 2, 2016
It is referred to as a forest, which could be either figurative or literal. Regardless, 87% of quiz takers understand the figurative interpretation.
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level 45
May 2, 2016
La Manche MUST be accepted
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level 34
May 2, 2016
Isn't a European Bison also called a Zubron? I tried that…
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level 65
May 16, 2016
No, it's żubr (in Polish). Żubroń is a hybrid of European bison and domestic cattle (similar to American beefalo)
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level 40
May 3, 2016
Sagrada Familia isnt actually the cathedral of BCN, it's Santa Cruz and Santa Eulalia though...
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level 74
Nov 30, 2016
True, Sagrada Famiia is not a cathedral, because in Catholic church "cathedral" has a very precise meaning, i.e. a church that is a seat of a bishop, not just "big church".
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level ∞
Aug 11, 2018
This has been corrected.
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level 71
Jun 20, 2019
Aren't draft horses (Clydesdale, Percheron etc) which weigh up to 1200 kg native to Europe?
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level ∞
Jun 20, 2019
I doubt horses evolved in Europe and also there are no wild Clydesdales. In my opinion, that would be like breeding a really large elephant in a zoo in Antwerp and saying that it is the largest animal "native to Europe".
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level 32
Jun 20, 2019
I only guessed bison because of Żubrówka
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level 38
Jun 20, 2019
Quizmaster: Why do you have such repugnance toward Belgium?
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level 41
Jun 23, 2019
I thought Iceland was also Scandinavia?
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
It's Nordic but not in Scandinavia, same as Finland.
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level 54
Jun 27, 2019
aced it babammm