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European Flags 4
In this quiz you'll learn which European country is named after sheep.

European Flags 4

The geology found in different areas of Europe varies incredibly, from highlands and mountains to lowlands and plains. It has a plethora of seas and an intricate coastline, which includes the fjords of Scandinavia and the lochs of Scotland, both carved by the slow march of ancient glaciers

The differences in landscape are mirrored in the differences between nations, from the Arctic north to the balmy Mediterranean, the western island nations to the grand plains of the east.

Here are just some of the flags used to represent those countries and the peoples who live in them.

1.
This flag represents which country, which was formed by the breakup of the Carolingian Empire in 843 AD?
Austria
France
Hungary
The Netherlands
France is the largest country in the EU, of which it is a founding member. It has a long history of human rights, beginning with the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen" which was written during the French Revolution in the 18th century
2.
Svalbard and Jan Mayen are two islands in the Arctic Ocean which are a part of which other country, whose flag is shown?
Russia
Norway
Iceland
Finland
Svalbard was traditionally not owned by any one nation. However, conflicts between miners from different countries resulted in the islands' handing over to Norway after the signing of the Svalbard Treaty in 1920
3.
This is the flag of which kingdom, which includes, as well as the country in Western Europe, three islands in the Caribbean Sea?
Portugal
Belgium
Italy
The Netherlands
The islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba, are all parts of the kingdom.
The Netherlands is often, mistakenly, referred to as 'Holland.' Holland is, in fact, just one small region of the Netherlands. To call all of the Netherlands 'Holland', is akin to calling the whole of the UK 'Yorkshire'!
4.
To which self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark does this flag belong?
Svalbard & Jan Mayen
Faroe Islands
Iceland
Greenland
The Faroe Islands can be found 200 miles (320 km) off the North Coast of Scotland. Their name, a mixture of Old Norse and Danish, translates into English as "the islands of sheep"
5.
Which kingdom, consisting of more than 400 islands, as well as a part of the European mainland, is represented by this flag?
Norway
England
Denmark
Greece
Denmark itself is only half the size of Scotland. However, if the area of its territory Greenland is included, then Denmark becomes the 2nd largest country in Europe after Russia
6.
This is the flag of which island nation? It shows the George Cross which it was awarded in 1942 by King George VI of Britain.
Gibraltar
Cyprus
Malta
Isle of Man
The George cross was awarded to the island to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the great siege by Italy and Germany in the early part of World War Two.
Malta is the 8th most densely populated country in the world, with its 452,515 citizens living on 121 square miles (316 square km) of land. That's 4,077 people for every square mile. The UK, for comparison, has 662 people for every square mile
7.
This is the flag of which country, whose capital city is Zagreb?
Croatia
Latvia
Bosnia
Estonia
The Croatian flag includes the colours of three past kingdoms: Croatia (white and red), Slavonia (blue and white) and Dalmatia (blue and red). It also shows the chequered Croatian coat of arms
8.
To which country does this flag belong? Its capital city is Stockholm.
Sweden
Latvia
Finland
Iceland
According to tradition, the 12th-century King of Sweden, Eric IX, saw a golden cross in the sky as he invaded Finland during the First Swedish Crusade. Eric took this as a sign from God and made the golden cross against a blue sky his own personal symbol
9.
This is the flag of Spain. It was adopted in the 1970s after Spain became once more a monarchy. This was after the death of which general who had ruled Spain from 1939-1975?
General Garibaldi
General Pinochet
General Franco
General Custer
The new Spanish flag was the same as the nationalist flag it replaced, but with the eagle symbol which had dominated it before replaced with the country's coat of arms
10.
Which country, which has a coastline on the Adriatic Sea, is represented by this flag? Its capital city is Ljubljana.
Monaco
Montenegro
San Marino
Slovenia
Slovenia has been a constituent part of many different states throughout history. It has belonged to the Roman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Yugoslavia. It finally became a self governing nation in 1991

 

Author:  Graeme Haw

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