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Border Crossings Quiz #2

Start in one country. Cross a border. Which country are you in now?
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Last updated: February 16, 2019
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First submittedAugust 30, 2012
Times taken95,510
Average score83.3%
Rating4.98
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Canada
South
United States
Chad
North
Libya
Yemen
North
Saudi Arabia
North Macedonia
South
Greece
Papua New Guinea
West
Indonesia
Gambia
Any Direction
Senegal
Sweden
East
Finland
Bhutan
South
India
Iraq
East
Iran
Togo
West
Ghana
Tunisia
West
Algeria
Andorra
North
France
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New Country
Israel
West
Egypt
Kuwait
South
Saudi Arabia
Liechtenstein
West
Switzerland
Spain
West
Portugal
Panama
East
Colombia
Ecuador
South
Peru
Paraguay
South
Argentina
North Korea
South
South Korea
Kazakhstan
North
Russia
San Marino
Any Direction
Italy
Bangladesh
North
India
Netherlands
East
Germany
112 Recent Comments
+7
Level 63
Jan 12, 2013
why only 87%? north korea, go south= south korea
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Level 71
Jan 13, 2013
Yeah... Maybe they thought it was trick question. :/
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Level 59
Jan 8, 2014
86% now lol
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Level 58
Dec 30, 2016
89%
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Level 50
May 17, 2017
90%
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Level 68
Apr 6, 2020
91%
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Level 29
Apr 18, 2021
92%
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Level 30
Feb 25, 2024
Still 92%
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Level 65
May 12, 2024
Still 92%
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2014
My thoughts exactly
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Level 85
May 17, 2017
Both Russia and China can be reached by going south from North Korea (over near the eastern tip).
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Level 24
Jan 4, 2024
Those are technically East
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
Is it that hard? Obviously they were thinking about/typing (and correcting typos) the previous answers. Reallyy... it doesnt take a braniac to think of the cause...
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
You are "smart" enough to think of south korea, but not think of this? Or are you playing dumb? (Like it is weird people might not have time to get them all to the last question)
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Level 68
Apr 6, 2020
Very funny question.
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2020
Maybe somebody out there is living pre-Korean War and thinks that North Korea isn't even a country.
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Level 77
Apr 19, 2021
Maybe 8% of the test takers on this one are from North Korea and consider South Korea a breakaway province.
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Level 35
Jan 13, 2013
great idea for a marathon round at my local pub...figured the travel direction would be on land, but just in case, The Republic of Cyprus is a country . .a member State of the European Union, with a National football team, a parliament, a President, a judical system, a National Anthem, need one go on . . .
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2020
yes.
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Level 13
Jul 4, 2013
Got 100% but really bad time...
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Level 86
Nov 5, 2013
100% with 1:31 leftover. it helps to love maps like I do!
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
I

Like maps but i dont like countries....

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Level 68
Feb 2, 2014
Done with 2:16 left...
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Level 19
Mar 23, 2014
Gambia borders atlantic ocean so it wouldn't be "any direction"
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Level 16
Apr 18, 2014
I see your point, but i think its basically saying it only borders 1 country. I guess you could say the same with canada as it only has 1 border also
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Level 35
May 8, 2015
Bangladesh also borders Myanmar/Burma.
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
Err... it doesnt have any border with any other country so yes, any direction (it has borders)
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Level 35
Jul 17, 2021
But if you go all the way around the world west you'll end up in eastern Senegal
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Level 65
May 12, 2024
for Gambia

North = Senegal

South = Senegal

East = Senegal

West = Atlantic Ocean Senegal

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Level 22
Apr 11, 2014
It would make more sense if gambia is any direction except west.
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
It doesnt share a border to the west... this implies otherwise..and will only make things more confusing, not clearer
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
Gambia shares all of its borders with senegal. Not all borders besides the west... (borders as in the definition bordering a country, not like the far end of a country)
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Level 78
Apr 18, 2021
Gambia is also not perfectly straight, it is a little squiggly. If you go west from Birkama Ba, you will end up in Senegal before crossing back into Gambia.
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Level 35
Jul 17, 2021
That sure would fit in a small box
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Level 58
May 27, 2014
loved that quizz!
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Level 38
Jul 5, 2014
Like it
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Level 32
Sep 3, 2014
24/24. Really good quiz
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Level 27
Sep 29, 2014
couldn't get tunisia, liechtstein, or togo... I must study and try again....
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
The first two are very easy (imo) but the 3rd one is more difficult yes
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Level 35
May 8, 2015
Panama should be South or Southeast. Going east would take you straight into the Caribbean.
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Level 82
May 17, 2015
No it wouldn't.
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Level 59
May 17, 2017
Do you really think that whoever set the quiz didn't look at a map when setting this up...?
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Level 53
May 17, 2015
That moment when you realise that you have no idea where Liechtenstein is...
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2015
To be honest, aside from doing the Countries quiz countless times, I probably wouldn't know either if I hadn't been. (BTW, it's quite nice, but there's not a lot there.)
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
I would ve guessed it between switzerland and luxembourg, so close enough. (North instead of east of switzerland) the thing that (used to) confuse me was (coins with) letzeburg.... i didnt know if it was a country or what...
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
And i think i thought it was liechtenstein at one point. (When i was still young)
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Level 86
May 17, 2015
too easy 100% with 1:31 leftover. nice concept for a quiz though!
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Level 69
May 17, 2015
The answer for North Korea should be that you can't go anywhere...
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Level 29
Apr 18, 2021
Yeah good thinking...
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Level 55
May 17, 2015
Guess who got Iraq and Iran mixed up, and couldn't understand why Turkmenistan, Afghanistan or Pakistan wouldn't work.
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Level 63
May 17, 2015
fun quiz !! Got 'em all with 30 seconds left on the very first time! Border Quizzes are fun!
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Level 65
May 17, 2015
I pity the 8% who don't know what is south of North Korea. Also, if you can picture a map in your head, this is extremely easy. (100% with 2:09 to go)
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Level 78
May 19, 2015
It's up to a 10% now. Sigh...
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
I pity the ones that cant seem to grasp that maybe not everybody got around to that question... (either thinking hard about questions before it or not typing fast) really.. it is common sense..
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Level 45
May 4, 2016
100% with 2:35 left
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Level 49
May 22, 2016
Great quiz, really like these ones! Tho I think 2 points for 22/24 is kind of harsh....
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Level 58
Dec 15, 2016
got em all with 2:10 remaining! cool quiz, i want more!
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Level 44
Mar 12, 2017
Cool quiz!
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Level 73
May 17, 2017
Struggled with Iraq until realised it was East not West
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Level 73
May 17, 2017
How did 11% of people not get North Korea going south?
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Level 22
May 17, 2017
Got all correct... Awesome Quiz...
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Level 49
May 17, 2017
Great quiz, 24/24 with 17 sec left, got stuck on israel for a while...
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Level 65
May 17, 2017
If you started in South Iraq and went east you would end up in Kuwait.
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Level 43
May 17, 2017
100% with exactly 2 minutes left
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Level 56
May 17, 2017
Bangladesh - India - north

Why not any directon?

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Level 90
May 17, 2017
Because it also borders Myanmar.
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Level 55
May 17, 2017
Kind of easy....
+3
Level 71
May 18, 2017
I went West from Gambia ....... drowned.
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Level 25
May 18, 2017
:)
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Level 39
May 19, 2017
;D
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Level 39
May 19, 2017
Got em' all!
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Level 41
Jun 8, 2017
Loved that quiz
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Level 51
Jul 31, 2017
What if you go west from Gambia?
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
Too late, somebody else was already funny. And if you are serious, many others were also allready vomplaining
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Level 81
May 7, 2019
Vomplaining = Vomit + Complaining?
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Level 51
Oct 19, 2017
Cool quiz.
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2018
The 90% for North Korea is quite surprising I would say...
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Level 51
Mar 20, 2018
Already mentioned by others, but yes, west of Israel is a bit misleading. How about "southwest"?
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Level 85
May 3, 2019
It doesn't say that "west" is the best way to describe the direction of Egypt from Israel. It says that *if* you go west from Israel and cross a border, then you'll have crossed into Egypt. (Like many answers in this quiz, it's the most natural answer but not the only possible answer. For example, you can cross a border from Israel going west and end up in Lebanon. It's even possible to cross from Israel into Jordan going west if you're near one of the meanders of the Jordan River.)
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Level 66
Jun 2, 2018
I wouldn't say "any direction" for the Gambia. Heading west leads you to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
You dont cross a border then do you... not untill later well at sea, when you reach international waters. (IF you could call it a bordercross then.......)
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Level 59
May 3, 2019
How is Colombia "east" of Panama?

And how come no one commented on that yet?

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Level 85
May 3, 2019
Because that's what the map says? Because it's right?
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Level 79
Mar 14, 2020
Admittedly, looking at the map, its kind of south-east, but for the purposes of this quiz I think it still counts.
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Level 65
May 13, 2024
travelling due east from any part of Panama will land you in Colombia. That being said, you may have to cross some ocean or sea first, but you will reach Colombia eventually.
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Level 51
May 3, 2019
fantastic quiz. for the Israel one, I would personally put South West. :))
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Level 82
May 3, 2019
The only land border Israel has going west is with Egypt. Bodies of water are not valid answers for this quiz.
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Level 44
Nov 6, 2019
Fantastic quiz idea! Pure genius:)
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Level 71
Jan 16, 2020
Because Netherlands is the name used by the UN for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and because jetpunk conforms to this, it would be true to say here that you can reach France by crossing a land border to the east from the Netherlands, on Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
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Level 44
Apr 3, 2020
ok, but like Israel isn't a country
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Level 53
May 19, 2021
since when
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Level 71
Aug 22, 2022
They may be from a country that doesn’t recognize Israel. A handful of countries, especially Arab ones, don’t recognize Israel.
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Level 43
May 3, 2020
The Israel one is a bit of a stretch
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Level 51
Dec 22, 2020
24/24 first try! Didn't surprise me that it was easy for me
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2021
Great quiz! I do like these border crossing quizzes! A 3rd one please?
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Level 42
Mar 18, 2021
This is way easier than the last one! I got 100% first try with 1:57 left.
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Level 58
Apr 18, 2021
I've done 5 of these crossings on land.

Canada-US

Liechtenstein-Switzerland

Andorra-France

San Marino-Italy

Netherlands-Germany

I've also crossed from Sweden to Finland, but that involved a ferry ride.

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Level 82
Apr 19, 2021
In fairness to the surprisingly large number of people who didn't get the North Korea one, I'll just point out that heading north from South Sudan doesn't get you to the country of North Sudan. Heading south from North Macedonia doesn't get you to the country of South Macedonia. Heading west from East Timor doesn't get you to the country of West Timor. This still isn't much of an excuse, but I'm trying to be nice.
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Level 65
May 30, 2021
Quizmaster forgets Ceuta and Melillia.
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Level 53
Jun 7, 2021
I only didnt know Togo, never heard of it
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
Ive always wanted to go there:)
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Level 26
Feb 22, 2022
Make more quizzes in the series please!!!
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2022
lads i am on my way west from the gambia to senegal lets hope i don't run into any issues on my way

(not a criticism of the quiz, great quiz, just funny)

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Level 37
Apr 22, 2022
2:53 i can do better
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
If gambia goes west there is no country, so you should say Gambia for like East North or West this quiz is easy enough lol
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Level 36
May 6, 2022
Very easy!
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Level 44
Jan 6, 2023
Hmmm...SOUTH of NORTH Korea...wonder what I'll find...
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Level 59
Feb 23, 2023
3:20 remaining..nice, but too easy...
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2023
Palestine is west of Israel not Egypt bruh
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Level 64
Jun 24, 2023
Bro recognizing gaza strip...
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Level 43
Apr 4, 2023
easy B)
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Level 56
May 9, 2023
didnt know the atlantic ocean is part of senegal