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Mediterranean Quiz

Questions: Test your knowledge of the Mediterranean

  1. Name the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
  2. Which island gave its name to copper?
  3. The port of Cagliari is on which island?
  4. Which ancient civilization of the eastern Mediterranean gave the world its oldest verified alphabet?
  5. Name the only African country with both Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines?
  6. The country of Malta is made up of three islands, Malta and Comino are two, what's the third?

  7. Which mountain range separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Sahara Desert?
  8. From 1814 to 1815, which Mediterranean island was the site of Napoleon's first exile?
  9. Located in the Hellenic Trench, what name is given to the deepest part of the Mediterranean Sea?
  10. Which narrow strait seperates Sicily from Calabria in Southern Italy?
  11. Talayot is a Bronze Age megalith found on which island?
  12. Carthage is an ancient city in which present-day country?
  13. Which peninsula contains Portugal and Spain?
  14. Knossos is a Bronze Age archaeological site on which island?
  15. What is the Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea?
  16. Which volcanic island's name is derived from the Ancient Greek word for 'round' due to the volcano's round, conical appearance?
  17. Which sea is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea?
  18. The Port of Durres is the largest seaport of which country?
  19. Palma de Mallorca is the largest city in which archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea?
  20. Which medieval walled city on the coast of Croatia is a popular tourist destination?
  21. Which famous sea battle was fought on the Mediterranean Sea from the 1st to the 3rd of August 1798?
  22. What is the name of the island off the coast of Naples, renowned for its Blue Grotto sea cave?


  1. Sicily
  2. Cyprus
  3. Sardinia
  4. Phoenicians
  5. Morocco
  6. Gozo
  7. The Atlas Mountains
  8. Elba
  9. Calypso Deep
  10. The Strait of Messina
  11. Both Menorca and Majorca are correct
  12. Tunisia
  13. The Iberian Peninsula
  14. Crete
  15. Mare Nostrum
  16. Stromboli
  17. The Adriatic Sea
  18. Albania
  19. The Balearic Islands
  20. Dubrovnik
  21. Battle of the Nile
  22. Capri