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The Mediterranean Quiz

it’s given its name to many things over the years: Club Med, meditation, medication… ? The Mediterranean Sea is the cradle of Western civilisation. Many of us Europeans have spent numerous happy carefree summers along its shores, but how much do you really know about this sea? Find out now – and feel free to share your results and reactions in the comments 🙂

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  • Question of

    How many continents have coastlines on the Mediterranean Sea?

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Question of

    The name Mediterranean is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning…

    • Middle-of-the-earth
    • Medium-sized
    • Meditation
  • Question of

    The narrow (14-km) Strait of Gibraltar is the Mediterranean’s only connection to the ocean. Which ocean is it connected to?

    • Indian Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
  • Question of

    Which of these countries does NOT have a coastline on the Mediterranean?

    • Morocco
    • Syria
    • Portugal
  • Question of

    How many populated islands are there in the Mediterranean? (7 of these have fewer than 10 inhabitants each!)

    • 28
    • 58
    • 158
  • Question of

    The Mediterranean has had many names throughout its history, and was known to the Romans as Mare Nostrum (“Our Sea”). In modern Turkish it is ‘Akdeniz’, which literally means…

    • White Sea
    • Black Sea
    • Red Sea
  • Question of

    How many countries have coastlines on the Mediterranean?

    • 14
    • 21
    • 46
  • Question of

    How is the part of the Mediterranean lying between Greece and Turkey known?

    • the Ionian Sea
    • the Adriatic Sea
    • the Aegean Sea
  • Question of

    There are 9 Mediterranean islands bigger than 1000 km². Which is the largest?

    • Sardinia
    • Sicily
    • Cyprus
  • Question of

    The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean to which body of water?

    • The Dead Sea
    • The Red Sea
    • The Black Sea
  • Question of

    Two independent island countries lie in the Mediterranean. One is Malta. What is the other?

    • Albania
    • Crete
    • Cyprus
  • Question of

    The Mediterranean region spans a wide variety of cultures with various cuisines which are united in their use of which oil?

    • Rapeseed oil (canola)
    • Olive oil
    • Almond oil
  • Question of

    Which Mediterranean country proclaimed itself to be the “World’s first atheist state” in 1967?

    • Albania
    • Italy
    • Egypt

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