How Much Do You Know About The European Union?

The European Union can be a bit of a mystery to most American citizens, but some hold an exemplary knowledge! Do you think you're one of the few American's who knows all about the European Union? Take this quiz and find out!
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Why are there 12 stars on the European flag?
They stand for the ideals of the people of Europe
It is a number that represents prefection and completeness
The union is administered by 12 commissioners
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How frequently does the rotating presidency of the EU change?
Every five years
Every six years
Every six months
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Which six countries were the founding members of the European Union (EU)?
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West-Germany
Belgium, Ireland, West- Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands
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What is the Gaelic name of Ireland?
Hibernia
Airlann
Eire
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Which region of the EU is the first to celebrate new year?
France
Italy
United Kingdom
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The world's oldest anthem belongs to a EU-member: which one?
France
Germany
The Netherlands
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When did the countries on the Iberian peninsula join the European Union?
1996
1976
1986
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True or false: Both Finland and Norway are members of the European Union
True
False
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French is an official language in Belgium, Luxembourg and which other EU-country?
Germany
Italy
France
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Tallinn is the capital of which EU country?
Estonia
Lithuania
Latvia
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How many EU members share a border with Italy, one of the founding members?
4
3
1
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Which of the following EU countries shares a border with Poland?
Denmark
Slovakia
Romania
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Based on the results of this quiz, you are new to the basic facts about the European union! Fret not union novice, with a bit of research and some time, you can learn everything you need to know about the European union. We think you’ll be a true savant in no time at all!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true union ace! When it comes to the European union, you know your basics well. From the countries involved in the union to the storied history, you have a firm grasp on everything you really need to know! We commend you for a job well done and time well spent!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true union master! While most Americans will scratch their head at the very mention of the European union, you know your stuff! From the countries to the history, you know more than just the basics. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done! Knowing about different aspects of the world is highly important!

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1
Why are there 12 stars on the European flag?
They stand for the ideals of the people of Europe
It is a number that represents prefection and completeness
The union is administered by 12 commissioners
2
How frequently does the rotating presidency of the EU change?
Every five years
Every six years
Every six months
3
Which six countries were the founding members of the European Union (EU)?
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West-Germany
Belgium, Ireland, West- Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands
4
What is the Gaelic name of Ireland?
Hibernia
Airlann
Eire
5
Which region of the EU is the first to celebrate new year?
France
Italy
United Kingdom
6
The world's oldest anthem belongs to a EU-member: which one?
France
Germany
The Netherlands
7
When did the countries on the Iberian peninsula join the European Union?
1996
1976
1986
8
True or false: Both Finland and Norway are members of the European Union
True
False
9
French is an official language in Belgium, Luxembourg and which other EU-country?
Germany
Italy
France
10
Tallinn is the capital of which EU country?
Estonia
Lithuania
Latvia
11
How many EU members share a border with Italy, one of the founding members?
4
3
1
12
Which of the following EU countries shares a border with Poland?
Denmark
Slovakia
Romania