• In what country are the Carpathian mountains located? (Photo: JøMa/Wikimedia Commons)

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  1. Minsk is the capital of this country:
    a. Russia
    b. Belarus
    c. Austria
    d. Ukraine
     
  2. This country peacefully gained its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991:
    a. Macedonia
    b. Slovenia
    c. Hungary
    d. Poland
     
  3. The Carpathian Mountains are located in this country:
    a. Slovakia
    b. Czech Republic
    c. Romania
    d. Germany
     
  4. The Benguela Current washes the coast of:
    a. Mozambique
    b. Bangladesh
    c. Namibia
    d. Papua New Guinea
     
  5. In 2012, this country was the largest producer and exporter of green peas:
    a. Canada
    b. China
    c. Italy
    d. United States
     
  6. The “Quetzal” is the national currency of:
    a. Qatar
    b. Guatemala
    c. Belarus
    d. Nicaragua
     
  7. Sri Lanka, famous for its production and export of tea, was once known as:
    a. Ceylon
    b. Mesopotamia
    c. Persia
    d. Xanadu
     
  8. In May and June each year, the “Atlantic Canadian Lobster Festival” is held in restaurants of this European country, which imports 1 million kilograms of Canadian lobster annually.
    a. United Kingdom
    b. Belgium
    c. Denmark
    d. Spain
     
  9. The Isthmus of Kra is the southernmost part of this country:
    a. Bangladesh
    b. Nepal
    c. Thailand
    d. Vietnam
     
  10. This country is the southernmost of the three Baltic States:
    a. Latvia
    b. Poland
    c. Estonia
    d. Lithuania

Answers
1. (b) 2. (a) 3. (c) 4. (c) 5. (a) 6. (b) 7. (a) 8. (b) 9. (c) 10. (d)