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EuropeanQuiz # 70 ( Friday)

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1. What does Thermos Flask, Penicillin, Pnuemonic Tire, Color Photography and Logarithms have in common.?

2. In Medieval England a tax was levied on members of villages. If you found a reason not to pay the tax , you then got off Scott free. Why Scott free.?

3. In Scotland in 1890 the first major Steele bridge in the world was built.
What was the name of the bridge.?

4. This hill outside of Edinburgh is actually a volcano. The area about the hill was hunting grounds for centuries.
Name the Hill.?

5. In the old Edinburgh Cemetery there is a Statue of Abraham Lincoln.
What is his statue doing here. ?

6. What do these Russian places have in common:
Oymyakon, Verkhoyansk and Yukutsk. ?

7. This huge Church/Basilica in Brussels commissioned in 1905, has a huge dome 300 feet high.
It was built for the growing population of 20th century Brussels.
The growth in this area never came to be,. The Church/Basilica was dedicated to those that died in WW I and WW II.
What Church/Basilica is this .?

8. This beautiful Park and Palace was built in 1880 but took 50 years to complete.
It has a central triumphal arch
A major roadway goes underneath the whole complex. It is a lovely site.
What is this Complex called.?

9. I am thinking of a lovely Fountain in Edinburgh that has mermaids and lion heads and shell basins.
This Fountain was shown at the 1862 London Exhibition.
A gunsmith bought the Fountains and brought it to Edinburgh.
What is the name of this beautiful Fountain., ?

10. To get to this quaint town in the Netherlands by riverboat you have to go along a naviduct and part of the 16 mile long road dike goes underneath the naviduct.
What town in the Netherlands am I referring to . ?

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