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European Physical Geography

Guess these answers that pertain to the physical geography of Europe.
Last updated: April 28, 2015
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Largest islands
(with population over 5,000)
Great Britain
Iceland
Ireland
Sicily
Sardinia
Sea to the east of Greece
Aegean
Sea to the east of Italy
Adriatic
Bay between France and Spain
Bay of Biscay
Mountain ranges separating
Europe and Asia
Ural
Caucasus
Longest rivers
Volga
Danube
Hint
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Highest mountain
Mount Elbrus
Mountain range that touches eight countries
Alps
Mountain range between Spain and France
Pyrenees
Peninsula on which Yugoslavia sat
Balkan
Peninsula of Spain and Portugal
Iberian Peninsula
Most of Denmark is on this peninsula
Jutland
Region of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
Scandinavia
The gulfs of Bothnia and Finland are
part of this sea
Baltic Sea
Major arctic archipelago of Norway
Svalbard
Peninsula of far southwest England
Cornwall
Type of wetland where peat accumulates
Bog
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level 66
Jan 21, 2015
Ah, so this has already been done... *sighs and paces pensively*
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level 57
May 28, 2017
I know that feeling.
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level 80
Mar 23, 2015
Would not have known the name of that archipelago, were it not for His Dark Materials and the talking polar bears.
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level 47
Mar 27, 2015
nice quiz - but Cornwall is not a peninsula, it is just part of one
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level 66
Apr 27, 2015
Agreed.
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level 57
Apr 29, 2015
Yes! The South West Peninsula is the whole peninsula, albeit with a not very creative name. Cornwall is the westernmost part of the South West peninsula.
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level 48
Apr 22, 2018
THANK YOU! I said South West and I didn't get it. It should be south west.
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level 36
Nov 6, 2018
i only knew it as cornwall. oh well, now i know
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level 67
Apr 27, 2015
Please accept Iberia instead of requiring Iberian.
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level 70
Apr 27, 2015
second that
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level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
Iberia will work now.
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level 67
Apr 27, 2015
Please allow Jylland for Jutland. It is the original name, after all.
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level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
Okay
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level 65
Apr 27, 2015
Should accept Iberia. Also, the Ionian sea is East of Italy.
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level 17
Apr 27, 2015
whats the difference between the UK and great britain?
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level 54
Apr 27, 2015
Great Britain is the "mainland", the physical island that includes the countries (but not sovereign states) of England, Wales and Scotland. The United Kingdom is the union of countries and territories, the political entity as a nation of the world. It includes the island of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, all its surrounding islands like the Hebrides (which are 'proper UK'), its crown dependencies like the Isle of Mann and some Channel Islands, and overseas territories like Gibraltar, the Falklands etc.
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level 74
Apr 27, 2015
GB is an island; UK is a country.
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level 59
Aug 18, 2017
No man is an island.
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level 59
Apr 27, 2015
Missed Svalbard because I spelled it Svaldbard. Now THAT is how you teach somebody spelling!
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level 60
Apr 27, 2015
Severny and Spitsbergen are larger than Sicily and Sardinia. Ordering Ural before Caucasus is confusing. Why use that order? Why not list them alphabetically?
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level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
Added a caveat to the island clue so I won't have to reset the stats.
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level 59
Aug 18, 2017
I typed Malta and when it wouldn't come up wondered "Surely it's got more than 5000 population! But it only says "largest islands", not "all islands with pop. > 5000"
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level 74
Jun 30, 2018
English speakers tend to look at things with a left-to-right and top-to-bottom orientation. The Ural mountains are further north than the Caucusus.
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level 45
Apr 27, 2015
Probably the names on their original languages should be accepted :( -Vizcaya-
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level 56
Apr 27, 2015
Surely the peninsula is Land's End?
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level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
That will work now.
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level 56
Aug 14, 2017
Why? Lands End is just a headland, it is not a peninsula. The small peninsula at the extreme end of Cornwall is called the Penwith peninsula. I second the others on here who have said that Cornwall is not the name of the larger peninsula, that's just the name of the county that occupies the furthest part of it.
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level 42
Apr 30, 2015
can you add UK for great Britain
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level 66
May 28, 2015
What about Zealand and Amagar for the island question? Copenhagen has a population of 500,000, surely they would count. Also Majorca has a population of almost 900,000.
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level 55
Feb 22, 2016
It's physical size, not population
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level 44
Jun 9, 2015
This is nitpicking, but since this is a physical geography quiz, I will mention it anyway: From a strictly geomorphological point of view, the Alps lie on the territory of nine, not eight countries. Improbable as it sounds, the easternmost extremities of the Alps reach the north-westernmost parts of Hungary, a country notoriously flat. See here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpen#/media/File:SOIUSA-sezioni.png and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpokalja
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level 55
Feb 22, 2016
Nitpicking, but Scandinavia is more of a human geography region; there's no reason to take the Scandinavian peninsula and exclude the Finnish lump, then tape on a random little peninsula across the sea. The ethnicity is more the cause of this division.
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level 57
May 28, 2017
Missed Cornwall and bog
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level 45
Jul 23, 2017
I'm from Ireland and go to uni in GB, and managed to not guess either of the islands I live on.
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level 24
Aug 12, 2017
Cud you call Great Britain, GB - it's quicker to type?!
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level 56
Aug 18, 2017
Wow. I got 22/23, missing only Svalbard (the lowest percentage correct answer) and beating 93.8% of other test takers, yet I only earn 4/5 points.... I don't think I'll ever understand just how the points system works here.
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level 74
Aug 18, 2017
I missed two and got five points. I agree, I'll never understand the point system. It seems to be all about the timing.
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level 53
Aug 18, 2017
Sea East of Italy could also be Ionian Sea. and Mt. Elbrus as highest peak is disscutable, depends which Asia/Europe border you accept
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level 58
Aug 18, 2017
Surely swamps and marshes accumulate peat, probably some others too
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level 36
Aug 18, 2017
Why is UK not accepted?
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level 52
Aug 18, 2017
UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain AND Northern Ireland - so one island (GB) and part of another (Ireland)
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level 58
Aug 18, 2017
Bog? BOG????!! I'm trying to think of some sort of technical name pertaining to Europe, and it's BOG???!!
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level 74
Aug 18, 2017
I wondered about that, too. Unlike all the other clues, bogs are not specific to Europe so it threw me for a second or two.
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level 60
Aug 18, 2017
Peat can form outside of Europe, you know...
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level 60
Aug 18, 2017
I missed Iceland... And I am obsessed with Iceland. I am now sad.
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level 77
Aug 18, 2017
Gahhh! I kept trying different spellings of 'Carpathian' and almost missed the friggin' Alps!
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level 59
Aug 18, 2017
I didn't get Svalbard because I'd never heard of any Norwegian archipelago having a specific name. But I knew Svalbard, because I thought that was just an island.
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level 57
Aug 18, 2017
Spitsbergen is the name of the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. The Lofoten archipelago is also quite famous, and there are even more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archipelagoes_of_Norway
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level 56
Aug 18, 2017
100% !!!!!!
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level 57
Aug 18, 2017
I don't understand the first question--- are there islands larger than Sardinia but have less than 5,000 people? I thought it meant that there were only 5 islands with over 5,000 people in Europe and so I kept on trying islands like Corsica and Crete.
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level 32
Oct 8, 2017
so ireland is an island now? To my recollection it is touching another country technically making it a peninsula, even if the other country is northern ireland. Also the island of Great Britain isn't an island either, it has two islands, the united kingdom and the irelands
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level 44
Jan 17, 2018
pure genius
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level 64
Jan 20, 2018
I can't even...
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level 48
Mar 14, 2018
hahahahaha. your a funny guy. hahahahaha
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level 74
Jun 30, 2018
I've done some research and also uncovered that the Danube isn't technically a river as sometimes people sitting next to it are eating ice cream.
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level 18
Mar 13, 2018
Its silent study in the atrium
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level 48
Mar 14, 2018
i got everything else cornwall and bog. not interested in studying every part of a country in europe.
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level 45
Apr 3, 2018
Cyprus is in the EU!!!
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level 74
Jun 30, 2018
Belgium is in NATO!!!
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level 58
Jun 30, 2018
Could you accept Sardegna ?