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Jun 2nd, 2015, 09:11 AM
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Euro Quiz # 110 - Potpourri

1- The XXXXXX is the name both of a shallow river in northeastern Italy just south of Ravenna, and the name historically given to a river that was famously crossed by Julius Caesar in 49 BC. While it is not a proven fact, historians generally agree that the two rivers are indeed one and the same; this was not always the case.
The modern-day river runs for about 80 kilometers, from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea through the southern Emilia-Romagna region, between the towns of Rimini and Cesena.

What is the name of the river famous in Roman lore? and where generally is it?

2- One of Amsterdam's popular sights is the XXXXXXXXXX church - a church hidden away on the uppermost floor of a building at times when whatever typ eof Christianity was worshipped here was frowned upon by authorities thus they had to hide - name the church?

3- The main street of East Berlin is XXXXXXXX, named for a certain type of tree that lines it - name the street and the tree type lining it?

4- London's XXXXXXXXXX was an entertainment complex near Piccadilly Circus that was originally built in 1896 as a restaurant, and closed in 1965. In 1984 the complex reopened as an exhibition and entertainment space, which operated until 2014. As of 2014, it is under redevelopment to become a hotel. What is the name of this now shuttered entertainment complex - often maligned as being total kitsch?

5- Where in the U.K. can you ride double-decker trams along a seafront?

6- Tivoli, about an hour by train or bus east of Rome is famous for having two stellar sights - one right in town is the XXXXXXXXXX and one a few miles out of town is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

7- This French regional city is known for its Owl Trail - a marked trail winding thru this town more known for its mustard than wine though in the Burgundy wine area?

8- Scotland has two awesomely scenic railways - what are they called and where do they go?

9- This famous Piazza is a belvedere that overlooks Florence from the other side of the Arno River - what is its name?

10 - London has 8 Royal Parks - how many can you name?

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Jun 2nd, 2015, 10:13 AM
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9. Pizzale Michangelo
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1. Rubico
3. Unter den Linden - Linden tree
6. Villa d'Este - Villa Adriana
7. Dijon
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Jun 2nd, 2015, 11:20 AM
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5 down 5 to go - 1 should be Rubicon but we'll let it slide!
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Jun 2nd, 2015, 11:26 AM
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5. Blackpool
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Jun 2nd, 2015, 11:33 AM
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5. Blackpool.

8. Is one of these the Ft William to Mallaig run?

10. St James's, Hyde, Regent, Richmond, Green, Greenwich...I'm afraid that's it for me.
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Jun 2nd, 2015, 11:39 AM
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5 is correct and 8 is partially correct - needs the name of the railway.

10 - 4 is good - 4 more to go.
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Jun 2nd, 2015, 12:29 PM
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8. this run is on the West Highland Line
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Jun 2nd, 2015, 01:11 PM
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West Highland yes indeedy - the other one I have a hard time trying to remember its name until I think of the western terminus of it!
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Jun 2nd, 2015, 03:08 PM
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Where is it stated that Unter den Linden is the main street in East Berlin?

The main street in East Berlin could easily be Friedrichstraße or the Karl Marx Allee.


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Jun 2nd, 2015, 03:39 PM
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I should have said 'this main street' - tsk tsk. It was the marquee street of the DDR - coming from the Brandenburg Gate and being lined by embassies, military memorials, Humboldt University etc - A main street if not the most main street. Tsk tsk.
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Well, the Friedrichstraße is the High Street of East Berlin, so it can also be called the main street of the area.

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The Rubicon and it can be found in the ground.
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I thought the Rubicon was the name of Marco Rubio's presidential platform.


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It is and can be found on Rubio.com.
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Jun 3rd, 2015, 12:10 PM
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# 2 is the Lord in the Attic church in Amsterdam
# 4 is the Trocadero Centre - a cheesey kitschy place oriented to younger males - was one of Britain's largest entertainment centers with with a potpourri of action areas like a short bowling alley - Foos ball games, video arcades, spook shows, etc. Now being turned into an upscale hotel in a prime location - smack in the middle of the West End.

#8 - the Kyle of Lochlash line

#10- https://www.royalparks.org.uk/
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