European Countries Without Borders Quiz

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Embark on a journey across the diverse landscapes of Europe with our European Countries Without Borders Quiz! Europe is known for its intricate network of borders, but there are fascinating exceptions to this norm. This quiz will test your knowledge about the European countries that stand alone, separated by natural landmarks or surrounded by other nations.
From the isolated beauty of Iceland to the unique enclaves nestled within other countries, this quiz will challenge your understanding of the geographical intricacies of Europe. Explore the countries connected by famous landmarks like the English Channel and the Oresund Bridge. Discover which countries lack Read morecoastlines or share mountain ranges.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which European country does not share a border with any other country?

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      Iceland

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      Ireland

    Correct Answer
    B. Iceland
    Explanation
    Iceland is the correct answer because it is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean and does not share a land border with any other country. Portugal shares a border with Spain, Switzerland shares borders with several countries including Germany and France, and Ireland shares a border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.

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  • 2. 

    Which two European countries are separated by the English Channel?

    • A.

      France and Belgium

    • B.

      Spain and Portugal

    • C.

      Italy and Greece

    • D.

      United Kingdom and France

    Correct Answer
    D. United Kingdom and France
    Explanation
    The correct answer is United Kingdom and France. The English Channel separates these two European countries. The English Channel is a body of water that lies between southern England and northern France. It is an important shipping route and has historical significance as it has been a natural barrier between the two countries for centuries.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following European countries are completely surrounded by Italy? (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      San Marino

    • B.

      Monaco

    • C.

      Vatican City

    • D.

      Liechtenstein

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. San Marino
    C. Vatican City
    Explanation
    San Marino and Vatican City are two European countries that are completely surrounded by Italy. Both of these independent city-states are landlocked within Italian territory. San Marino is located on the northeastern side of Italy, while Vatican City is an independent city-state located entirely within the city of Rome, Italy.

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  • 4. 

    Which country in Europe is divided into two separate parts by the country of Lithuania?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Latvia

    • C.

      Estonia

    • D.

      Belarus

    Correct Answer
    A. Russia
    Explanation
    Lithuania share a border with Russia, and the Kaliningrad Oblast, which is a Russian exclave, is located between Lithuania and the rest of Russia. This geographical arrangement result in Lithuania dividing Russia into two separate parts.

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  • 5. 

    Which European country shares its borders with both Norway and Sweden?

    • A.

      Finland

    • B.

      Denmark

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Poland

    Correct Answer
    A. Finland
    Explanation
    Finland is the correct answer because it is the only European country that shares its borders with both Norway and Sweden. Norway and Sweden are located to the west and northwest of Finland, respectively. Finland's eastern border is shared with Russia, while its southern border is shared with Estonia. Denmark is located to the southwest of Sweden, Germany is located further south, and Poland is located to the southeast of Germany. Therefore, Finland is the only country that fits the given criteria.

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  • 6. 

    Which country in Europe is located entirely on the Iberian Peninsula?

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      Andorra

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. Portugal
    Explanation
    Portugal occupies the westernmost part of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its eastern border with Spain and its western border with the Atlantic Ocean. It is entirely situated on the peninsula.

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  • 7. 

    Which two European countries are connected by the Oresund Bridge?

    • A.

      Denmark and Germany

    • B.

      Norway and Sweden

    • C.

      Denmark and Sweden

    • D.

      Netherlands and Belgium

    Correct Answer
    C. Denmark and Sweden
    Explanation
    The Oresund Bridge connects Denmark and Sweden. It is a combined railway and motorway bridge that spans the Oresund Strait, connecting the Danish capital of Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmö. The bridge has played a significant role in facilitating transportation and trade between the two countries, as well as promoting cultural exchange and cooperation.

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  • 8. 

    Which European country does not have a coastline?

    • A.

      Austria

    • B.

      Czech Republic

    • C.

      Hungary

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The answer is "All of the above." Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary are all European countries that do not have a coastline. They are located in Central Europe and are surrounded by other countries, with no access to the sea. These countries are often referred to as "landlocked" nations. Despite not having a coastline, these countries offer a wealth of cultural, historical, and natural attractions that draw visitors from around the world.

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  • 9. 

    Which two European countries are separated by the Pyrenees Mountains?

    • A.

      Spain and Portugal

    • B.

      France and Italy

    • C.

      Spain and France

    • D.

      Austria and Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    C. Spain and France
    Explanation
    The Pyrenees Mountains separate Spain and France. These mountains form a natural border between the two countries and are known for their stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. The Pyrenees also have cultural significance, as they have influenced the history and traditions of both Spain and France.

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  • 10. 

    True or False: Iceland is considered part of the European Union.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Explanation: Iceland is not considered part of the European Union. While it is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and participates in the Schengen Agreement, it is not a member of the EU.

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