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European Qiz # 56 for Wednesday

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Have an early morning appointment so doing the quiz tonight. Europe gets the first crack at it !

1. In Lisbon in 1974 during a Revolution people began putting red flowers into the gun barrels of the soldiers.
The Revolution became know as _________ Revolution.?

2. There is a lovely garden in downtown Brussels. The railings that enclose the garden are topped by 48 Bronze Statuettes. In the garden is a fountain surmounted by statues of Counts Egmont and Hornes.
Why are Egmont and Hornes commemorated ?

3. Name the 5 main beaches in Normandy where the Allied troops landed, and name the country from which troops landed at each beach ?

4. A lovely Monastery in this country was paid for by a tax on spices. It was built as a tribute to the country's Age of Discovery.
Inside is the tomb of Vasco da Gama.
Name the Monastery and it's location.?

5. If you wanted to see the Crown Jewels of Denmark what city and what place in the city would you go to .?

6. This Tower in Denmark has a spiral ramp inside that is 50 feet wide. Peter the Great
rode his horse up this ramp in 1716. His wife reached the top in a coach drawn by 6 horse.
Where is this tower and what is it called. ?

7. In a city in Belgium there is a famous statue of a man on a fountain throwing a human hand towards the river.
Name the fountain and why is he throwing a hand.?

8. There is a clock in Denmark which took 27 years to build. It has 14,000 parts , is wound once a week , has the slowest gear movement in the world.
It was set into motion by the King of Denmark in 1955. This astronomical clock will provide a calendar for the next 570,000 years.
Who made the clock? Clock's name? Where is the clock located?

9. Lisbon had a terrible earthquake in 1755.
The Chief Minister at the time rebuilt the whole lower part of the city in grid-iron pattern.
This man has a town named after him and several monuments throughout Portugal.
What was his name.

10. In the city of Lisbon there is an elevator to take you from the lower central part of Lisbon to the hilltop part called Bairro Alto. ( Similar to the elevator by the Justice Palace in Brussels)
If you were ever in Lisbon you had to take this elevator !!
What is the name of the elevator.?

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