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Greece... or Cyprus?

For each statement, try to guess whether it applies to Greece or Cyprus.
Quiz by Panos96
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Last updated: August 16, 2022
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First submittedJune 20, 2021
Times taken24,411
Average score88.9%
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1. Has hosted the Olympics
Greece
Cyprus
Athens hosted the Summer Olympics in 1896 and 2004
2. Has Turkish as one of its official languages
Greece
Cyprus
Along with Greek
3. Has a larger land area
Greece
Cyprus
4. Vehicles drive on the left
Greece
Cyprus
5. Is part of the European Union and NATO
Greece
Cyprus
Cyprus is not a member of NATO
6. Has a larger population
Greece
Cyprus
7. Its biggest cities are Nicosia and Limassol
Greece
Cyprus
8. Is closer to Turkey
Greece
Cyprus
Greece shares land borders with Turkey
9. Has no working railway system
Greece
Cyprus
10. Has won the Eurovision Song Contest
Greece
Cyprus
11. Has a cross on its flag
Greece
Cyprus
12. Its biggest mountain ranges are Pindus and Rhodope
Greece
Cyprus
13. Has military bases under British sovereignty in its territory
Greece
Cyprus
Akrotiri and Dhekelia military bases cover 2.74% of its territory.
14. Is considered the birthplace of democracy
Greece
Cyprus
15. Its capital was named after a goddess
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Cyprus
16. There we can find a demilitarized zone, patrolled by the United Nations
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Cyprus
Also known as Green Line
17. Almost 25% of its entire population is Muslims
Greece
Cyprus
18. Is further east
Greece
Cyprus
45 Comments
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Level 39
Jun 20, 2021
19/20 I love both Greece and Cyprus, even though they have political problems with my country.
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Level 64
Jun 20, 2021
I am really happy that you liked it! :)
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Level 39
Jun 20, 2021
:)
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Level 50
Aug 26, 2022
I got 19/20 too, only missed the Muslim question
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Level 71
Jul 14, 2021
Surprised there's no question here about whether Cyprus is part of Europe or Asia :) but I can't blame you if you want to avoid reigniting that debate. At any rate, this is a good quiz!
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Level ∞
Aug 16, 2022
Are you referring to the African country of Cyprus?
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Level 86
Aug 16, 2022
Cyprus is in the ocean. Doesn't that mean it's part of Oceania? ;)
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Level ∞
Aug 17, 2022
That is a very good point.
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Level 75
Aug 26, 2022
What if we make Cyprus its own continent?
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Level 59
Aug 26, 2022
That would solve everything
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Level 50
Aug 26, 2022
But I thought Cyprus was a sun country, like I mean on the sun
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Level 65
Jul 14, 2021
Dang, I got the first 12 right but then tanked and got 4 out of the last 8 wrong
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Level 61
Aug 18, 2022
I thought Cyprus and Turkey shared a border?
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Level 76
Aug 24, 2022
No, Cyprus is one island, split into four jurisdictions: Cyprus (the internationally recognised government, in the south of the island); the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (in the North, but not part of Turkey); the demilitarised Green Zone between the two; the British Sovereign Base Areas (Akrotiri and Dhekelia). So there's a fair stretch of Mediterranean between Cyprus and Turkey.
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Level 82
Aug 26, 2022
TRNC is essentially a political extension of Turkey... but technically not Turkey and they claim to be an independent country...
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Level 59
Aug 26, 2022
I guess it’s somewhat a “puppet state”
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Level 82
Aug 27, 2022
They have a population under a 3rd of a million, no real economy apart from Turkish sex/gambling tourism, and exactly zero international recognition apart from Turkey, so they don't have much choice but to do whatever Turkey says. They have their own nominally independent multi-party ruling assembly, where, actually, the party with the most seats is in favor of reconciliation and reunification with the rest of Cyprus, but that party has only a plurality not a majority. If they ever gain a majority it will be interesting to see if Turkey does anything about it. I know the Greek Cypriots in the south are strongly in favor of reunification. If that ever happens, Greeks will outnumber Turks on the island by more than 2-to-1, which is why some Turks are resistant.
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Level 75
Aug 18, 2022
Nice quiz, thanks!

I only thought that "There we can find a..." was a bit wordy compared to the others, why not simply "Contains a..."?

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Level 84
Aug 18, 2022
The goddess Athena was named for the city of Athens, not the other way around.
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Level 39
Aug 26, 2022
If I'm remembering my Greek mythology correctly, the city of Athens was named because Athena and Poseidon competed for it. Poseidon gave a saltwater spring and Athena gave the olive tree and they liked her gift better so they named the city after her. Ergo, Athena came before Athens.
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2022
But the question did not ask "according to myth ...". In this case, myth and reality do not agree.
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Level 76
Aug 19, 2022
Cyprus cannot "have military bases under British sovereignity in its territory" because by definition land under British sovereignity is British.
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Level 79
Aug 19, 2022
Nice quiz
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Level 68
Aug 20, 2022
Got the ESC question wrong cause I forgot that Fuego never actually won
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Level 50
Aug 26, 2022
What does this mean
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Level 44
Aug 27, 2022
Eurovision Song Contest
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Level 74
Aug 26, 2022
Nice quiz. Some questions with the option "both" would possibly make it more interesting.
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Level 75
Aug 26, 2022
Too easy, can be seen from the answer stats. Maybe an inclusion of "both" or "none" in the options would make it trickier. That being said, I was expecting most users who are from US to be more clueless, especially about Cyprus which is only know from the whole conflict there. Good idea though.
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2022
Exactly my thoughts
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Level 30
Aug 26, 2022
First go and only got two wrong! :)
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Level 57
Aug 26, 2022
20/20 first time??
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Level 59
Aug 26, 2022
20/20 :D
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Level 75
Aug 26, 2022
too greece and cypruscentric
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Level 50
Aug 26, 2022
You got some “greece” on your pan or no
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Level 40
Aug 30, 2022
Nicosia and Limassol are in Cyprus. I hate this quiz. You can't cheese it.
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Level 68
Sep 1, 2022
as a greek, really easy.

Soon we will be united.

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Level 36
Sep 6, 2022
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Guarantee_(1960)
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Level 82
Oct 25, 2022
This quiz is currently tagged under "Music"
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Level 21
Oct 7, 2023
OPA!!
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Level 15
Nov 14, 2022
Cyprus is Europe
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Level 40
Nov 23, 2022
I got 14/20

Not the best score

I got the olympics one wrong too

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Level 60
Jun 2, 2023
17/18, Cyprus is further East? Wut?
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Level 63
Jun 25, 2023
The British territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia may be on the island of Cyprus, but it's not within the internationally recognised borders of the country of Cyprus, so the wording of that question needs to be adjusted slightly.
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Level 66
Sep 6, 2023
Add "In Europe" and the answer would be both
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Level 36
Sep 9, 2023
im from greece and got 20