The Mediterranean sea: 10 questions

  1. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean?
  2. What is the name of the two pieces of land where the African and European side of the Mediterranean come closest together, also the title of a book detailing a journey between those two points by Paul Theroux?
  3. Which country has the longest Mediterranean coastline?
  4. The Romans called the Mediterranean “Mare Nostrum”. What does this mean in English?
  5. In which language is the Mediterranean known as “Akdeniz”?
  6. Which seagoing power fought numerous sea battles in the Mediterranean with the Roman Empire in the three Punic Wars?
  7. Which two island nations are found in the Mediterranean?
  8. Ferdinand de Lesseps built what addition to the Mediterranean in the 1860s?
  9. What is the name of the branch of the Mediterranean sea between Italy and Sardinia?
  10. In which modern-day country would you find the Roman port city of Leptis Magna?

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  1. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean?
    A: Sicily
  2. What is the name of the two pieces of land where the African and European side of the Mediterranean come closest together, also the title of a book detailing a journey between those two points by Paul Theroux?
    A: Pillars of Hercules
  3. Which country has the longest Mediterranean coastline?
    A: Greece
  4. The Romans called the Mediterranean “Mare Nostrum”. What does this mean in English?
    A: Our sea
  5. In which language is the Mediterranean known as “Akdeniz”?
    A: Turkey
  6. Which seagoing power fought numerous sea battles in the Mediterranean with the Roman Empire in the three Punic Wars?
    A: Carthage
  7. Which two island nations are found in the Mediterranean?
    A: Malta and Cyprus
  8. Ferdinand de Lesseps built what addition to the Mediterranean in the 1860s?
    A: Suez Canal
  9. What is the name of the branch of the Mediterranean sea between Italy and Sardinia?
    A: The Tyrrhenian sea
  10. In which modern-day country would you find the Roman port city of Leptis Magna?
    A: Libya

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