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Boundary Waters

We give you two places. Name the body of water you would sail to travel between them.
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Last updated: September 16, 2018
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First submittedDecember 10, 2012
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Places
Body of Water
Britain - France
English Channel
Florida - Texas
Gulf of Mexico
Greece - Turkey
Aegean Sea
Saudi Arabia - Iran
Persian Gulf
Ukraine - Turkey
Black Sea
Panama - Jamaica
Caribbean Sea
Egypt - Saudi Arabia
Red Sea
Britain - Norway
North Sea
Oman - India
Arabian Sea
India - Myanmar
Bay of Bengal
Places
Body of Water
New Zealand - Australia
Tasman Sea
Philippines - China
South China Sea
Italy - Croatia
Adriatic Sea
Sweden - Estonia
Baltic Sea
Alaska - Russia
Bering Sea
France - Spain
Bay of Biscay
Manitoba - Quebec
Hudson Bay
Yemen - Somalia
Gulf of Aden
Ohio - Ontario
Lake Erie
Kazakhstan - Iran
Caspian Sea
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Level 41
Mar 4, 2013
Soo much time. Good quiz though
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Level 54
Oct 2, 2020
i had 3:12 left on the clock
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Level 67
Oct 16, 2020
3:44 :)
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Level 82
Mar 9, 2013
Can you accept Indian Ocean for "Egypt - Saudi Arabia?"
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2013
If you do that, then you need to accept Indian Ocean for Oman-India, Yemen-Somalia, and Saudi Arabia-Iran, at a minimum.
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2015
I know, I was being a smartass.
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Level 86
Aug 18, 2015
The quiz is asking for a sea, not an ocean. So I don't think you were so smart when you asked that...
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2015
^^^ Hahahahaha
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Level 82
Mar 4, 2016
There are other quizzes on the site that claim Israel borders the Atlantic and Indian Oceans... because it touched the Red and Mediterranean Seas. If you don't get the joke you don't need to comment.
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Level 37
Oct 5, 2017
How in the name of everything that holy, do you get the Indian Ocean for Saudi Arabia and IRAN?
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Level 67
May 20, 2019
@kalbahamut I think that is actually a very good (and the main) reason to comment. If you DO get the joke there is no reason to comment...
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Level 46
Aug 28, 2020
@Sifhraven you're a bit late to the discussion
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2020
And you're a little bit even more later
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Level 35
Apr 14, 2024
Imagine that!
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Level 82
Mar 22, 2022
Sif: I suppose. Though in both cases it is still optional. That's what I meant. And asking for clarification > asserting someone's not vury smurt, for making a joke you didn't understand.
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Level 24
Dec 21, 2013
i was trying to type golf of bisque...
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Level 70
Aug 18, 2015
Lobster or Crab? ; )
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Level 67
May 20, 2019
biscuit?
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2020
is that an 18 hole course?
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Level 20
Dec 22, 2013
Way too easy, 100% with 2:50 left. Please try my quizzes.
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Level 50
Feb 26, 2024
By quizzes you really mean the bare minimum, 2.
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Level 33
Mar 27, 2014
Really easy quiz!
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Level 66
May 13, 2014
Couldn't find the English name for the sea between France and Britain... as a French, I felt ashame for not knowing it but then I saw "ENGLISH Channel"!!! Sacrebleu! What the hell? We're not calling it French Channel here, and even less English Channel... Damn Rosbifs!
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Level 37
Oct 30, 2014
Is that what your maps say? La Manche? Or is that just the colloquial name?
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Level 72
May 26, 2015
http://mapy.net.pl/environment/cache/images/0_0_productGfx_fec386539d90337ae376db9c2d362362.jpg
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Level 56
Aug 18, 2015
The English Channel isn't actually a channel, so La Manche is at least as correct. Then again, it's been named both ways for centuries and the quiz already gives you the "Channel" part.
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Level 86
Aug 18, 2015
Not colloquial at all : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manche_%28mer%29
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Level 71
Mar 4, 2016
Its a good job it is the English Channel, but for that you would all be speaking German today.
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2017
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Level 37
Oct 5, 2017
Eh? - Care to explain that? - And, quizmaster, feel free to delete like you did the previous one.
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Level 73
Nov 21, 2018
The British naval control over the channel would eventually result in the British Empire and the spread of the English language across the globe. Also, the English Channel has pretty much unprecedented importance in repelling invasions of Britain for centuries, including both World Wars. Plus the D Day landings were somewhat pivotal in WW2.
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Level 78
Oct 29, 2020
We do all speak (an offspring of) German anyway.
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2022
If you go back far enough we all speak a variant of Hittite
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Level 30
Jun 19, 2016
Even as a British person I agree with you, calling it the English Channel seems arrogant. However, Rosbif one of the weirdest insults I have heard. So is Froggie to be fair, but still
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Level 78
Oct 29, 2020
I would say the insult bears with it the suggestion of a lack of subtlety, finesse or taste.
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Level 53
Sep 22, 2016
In Spanish we call it Canal de la Mancha, so I agree with most of the names in different languages.
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Level 71
Aug 2, 2017
Lets pick on all the Boundary waters that have National names as well as The English Channel, ..........South China Sea, Persian Gulf, Java Sea, Timor Sea, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Argentine Sea, Denmark Strait, Japan Sea, Philippine Sea, Labrador Sea, Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Aden"
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Level 21
Aug 23, 2018
its called the English channels since we own or at least oversee the majority of the islands in the channel
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Level 71
Feb 27, 2020
It is usual to call the body of water after the country or island that separates it from the mainland, UK does not worry about the 'Irish Sea' being called the 'Irish Sea' it is only the French and jealous Europeans that find fault with the 'English Channel'.....
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2020
I did so too but not until I saw this: Interesting Facts #22

The English Channel is known to the French as La Manche. Translation: "The Sleeve".

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Level 35
Jun 12, 2014
I'm surprised people don't know Gulf of Aden. I'd assume fans of this site would do a lot of crosswords as well :P
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Level 65
Oct 18, 2015
Couldn't remember how to spell it
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Level 85
Jan 26, 2017
I knew it, but only because I've been to Djibouti, and have actually gotten my feet wet in it. Other than Djibouti, with its significant French and US influences, it's bordered by Yemen and Somalia - neither of which can boast a booming tourism industry!
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Level 89
Mar 22, 2022
I got it confused with Gulf of Aqaba for a little bit and was wondering why it wasn't working...
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Level 27
Nov 1, 2014
Yes! I almost forgot about Adriatic!
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Level 29
Jan 25, 2015
*Face palm* blanked on Gulf of Aden!
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Level 38
Aug 18, 2015
Damn. 19/20, didn't know what the Gulf of Aden was.
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Level 53
Sep 22, 2016
If I am not mistaken, it is believed that the "Eden" was in Oman, hence the name of the sea.
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Level 59
Aug 2, 2017
You're mistaken
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2020
It is named after the city of Aden, which is in Yemen (not Oman)
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Level 57
Aug 18, 2015
Don't try telling a Saudi that it's PERSIAN Gulf - to Arabs it's ARABIAN Gulf. I used to work in oil industry, and you had to be very careful on that issue, and flip-flop nomenclature.
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Level 75
Nov 22, 2018
persian gulf is a historical name. bin salman and others can not buy the name forever.
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2020
if you could buy names of geographic features we'd probably have the CocaCola ocean and the gulf of McDonald's
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Level 30
Aug 18, 2015
Azov should be accepted for Ukraine-Turkey
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2015
The Sea of Azov borders Ukraine and Russia, doesn't even come close to Turkey.
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Level 65
Aug 19, 2015
only missed tasman and biscay
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Level 69
Aug 21, 2015
For Alaska and Russia, maybe change answer to Bering Strait because both Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea fit but only Bering is accepted.
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2015
i got tasman and south china sea but somehow missed the red sea whoops
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2016
The South China Sea does not separate China and the Philippines. Look at a map and you will see that it lies between Vietnam and the Philippines, and is bordered by Malaysia in the south. In Vietnam this sea is call the East Sea(Bien Dong), as it lies off the eastern coast of Vietnam. Calling it the South China Sea implies that Vietnam is somehow a part of southern China. This is offensive to the Vietnamese and is a classic case of imperialism and power determining the naming of places.
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Level 58
Feb 4, 2016
Guess what. It's offensive. Cool, get over it.
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Level 34
Feb 29, 2016
Don't see the connection with imperialism nor do I see how the name of a bay is offensive but cool I guess
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Level 59
Aug 2, 2017
"Calling it the South China Sea implies that Vietnam is somehow part of southern China ". It does nothing of the sort. It's just the name of the sea in English - it's describing the sea's position relative to China.
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Level 28
Sep 6, 2017
Your comments sounds pretty reasonable to me. Either they aren't aware of China's policies around the sea, or they just think you should accept it quietly and meekly. Odd.
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2020
Texas borders the gulf of Mexico, doesn't mean it's part of Mexico
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Level 25
Feb 2, 2016
FINALLY!!! the first quiz I aced that wasn't let it go and bohemian rhapsody lyrics!!
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Level 61
Apr 28, 2016
Ultimate face palm - it took me 3 minutes to remember the Bering Sea.
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Level 74
Oct 12, 2016
Gulf of Florida should work.
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Level 89
Mar 22, 2022
No one calls it that.
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Level 23
Nov 28, 2016
ummm.....

France and Spain already touch so a body of water cannot separate them.

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Level 67
May 20, 2019
well you could travel over water from france via the gulf of biscay ( in a straight line). Plus i am pretty sure there are several more countries on here that are also allready touching, at some ppoints.. Nowhere it state that the countries are seperated ( completely..) by water.
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Level 77
May 20, 2019
Maybe not, but I think the body of water would at least have to be the main boundary between two countries. So, the border between France - Spain, for me, would also be the Pyrenees, rather than the Atlantic.
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2020
But since this is a quiz about "Boundary Waters" it's fairly obvious they aren't talking about the Pyrenees mountains. Seems clear to me that that are talking about the water that lies between them.
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Level 58
Feb 3, 2017
dropped the mike at 311
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Level 41
Jul 14, 2017
enjoyed that took me awhile to remember Aden but got there with plenty of time to spare
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Level 45
Aug 29, 2017
i needed 10 seconds more to guesslake erie and caspian sea.But i probably never guessed aeagan sea.AND SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH.
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Level 78
Oct 29, 2020
Your English is perfectly comprehensible, but there is really no need to shout :)
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Level 62
Sep 6, 2017
I kept trying Eden for Aden... currently facedesking
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Level 43
Nov 21, 2018
hazard fans?
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Level 61
Oct 28, 2017
16/20 on my first go. 20 on my second though.
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Level 11
Aug 23, 2018
20/20 4 mins 45 seconds left ez
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Level 39
Nov 21, 2018
La Manche? :O
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Level 71
Feb 27, 2020
Stick to the French Language quizzes.
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Level 67
May 20, 2019
It didnt take carribbean...nor eerie... I think those are understandable spelling variations/mistakes. (especially since sometimes the weirdest most deviating spelling variations are accepted on other quizes. Words that would not even sound anything like the original)
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Level 77
Feb 27, 2020
20/20, 3:49 left, any Jetpunk pro would master 15/20
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Level 48
Oct 22, 2020
I think it would be better if you had to type the specific answer with the clue, because I definitely looked at the clue, named the wrong water and the answer still worked for another. It seemed too easy to just guess all the seas.
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Level 52
Feb 22, 2021
This is basically a Bodies of Water quiz.

[But I enjoyed it.]

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Level 18
Mar 16, 2021
bruh meme
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Level 64
Mar 22, 2022
Can you accept " La Manche" for "English Channel" ? La Manche belongs to both France and England ;)
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2022
never seen carribbean or carribean not accepted as a mispelling before this one.
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2022
Interesting
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Level 17
Mar 23, 2022
I spent way too long trying to spell "Tyrrhenian Sea" before realizing I was on the wrong side of Italy. "Adriatic" is so much easier to spell!
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Level 56
Feb 20, 2023
I have just discovered that the island is named "Tasmania" not "Tazmania" -_-
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2023
Thank you for teaching me that
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2023
For a lot of these I was just able to guess like I didn't know Tasman but I tried to type Tasmanian just to see
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Level 60
May 30, 2023
For the lake question I guessed all of the wrong lakes. Surely it's Lake Ohio or Ontario, right? Maybe Lake Superior? Huron? Nope...
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Level 68
Feb 20, 2024
Got all of them, nice quiz.