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How much do you know about Ukraine? Take our quiz!

Ukraine, the crossroads of East and West, is both Eastern Europe’s heart and its major fault line. Blessed with rich, arable soil, the region has been the breadbasket to many empires and nations that have ruled over its lands. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has been an independent country — the first time since the 14th century. But despite a legacy of foreign rule, Ukraine and its people have long cultivated a unique identity and culture among the Slavic peoples.

2. The yellow and blue colors of the Ukrainian national flag are meant to invoke which of the following?

The Black Sea and sandy Crimean beaches

Clear sky and fields of grain

Silver and gold metals

Peace and prosperity

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