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Feb 19th, 2015, 07:52 PM
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Euro Quiz # 58 ( Friday)

Doing this the night before. No time in the morning. !

1. What famous person in this French city has a Bridge, Street, Church and Square named after them.?

2. This French city has the highest Lift Bridge in the world. It is named for a 19 century poet who was born and raised here.
What is the name of the bridge.?

3. This hilltop Fortress in a quaint town ,not far from Paris was built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart ( who was King of England and Duke of Normandy at the time).
What is the name of the town?
What is the name of the Fortress.?

4. This German town along the Danube River was flooded during the massive floods of 2013.
On the wall on the old Town Hall is a marker level height of past floods.
The 2013 flood broke a 500 year old flood height level.
What is the name of the town.?

5. This same town is at a junction of Three Rives.
Name the Three Rivers.

6. This German city/town has a 900 year old Sausage House that used to cater the workers building the Stone Bridge nearby.
The Sausage House is still here and still serving sausages and sauerkrout and beer.
What town along the Danube has this historic place. ??

7 . These 5 streets in Copenhagen make up the world's longest pedestrian street.
Frederikberg, Nygade, Vimmelskafet, Amagertorv and Ostergade.
What is the name for these 5 streets collectively. ?

8. The Stork Fountain in Copenhagen was under controversy until it was settle in 2008.
What was the controversy about ?

9. Name 4 waterfront cities in Europe.
I will name the most obvious ...Venice.
Name 4 more. ?

10. In Normandy at Juno Beach is the Canadian Juno War Museum and Centre.
There are 2 pre-requisites to working here. What are they ?
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Feb 20th, 2015, 12:00 AM
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2 Pont Gustave Flaubert in Rouen

4 Passau

5 Donau/Danube, Inn, Iller

6 Historische Wurstküche in Regensburg. Yummy!!! Serve me 4 or 6 auf Kraut any time.

9 Stockholm, Oslo, Napoli/Naples, Dubrovnik...
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Feb 20th, 2015, 05:43 AM
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1. Charles de Gaulle and Paris?

8. Strøget
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Feb 20th, 2015, 05:54 AM
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7- Stroget
1- Orleans - not sure about a church but has the other three
9- Amsterdam; Naples; Stockholm; Antwerp

would have gotten #6 and 4 and 5 write as quokka gave

3- guess Provins - don't recall name of fort is townis correct.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 06:17 AM
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1. another possibility, Jeanne d'Arc and Rouen, difficult because the French like to name everything (lamp posts, mailboxes, etc.) after people.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 06:22 AM
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1. Saint Louis - Paris
3. Château Gaillard - Les Andelys
9. Nice, Barcelona, Marseille, La Rochelle, Lisbon
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Feb 20th, 2015, 07:55 AM
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Okay all of quokka's answers are correct.
The best anyone can do is tie her.

( quokka I too had beer and sausages at the green little shack like 900 year old building for #6.)

tom_mn:

I think you mean that # 7 ( not # 8 ) is the Stroget, you are correct.

I will give you Joan of Arc ( in Ruoen) .I was there last year.

PalenQ : Yes you are also correct ( for #9) but quokka beat you to it. !!

Pvoyageuse: You got # 3 correct.

We just need # 8 and # 10.

( I think the prerequisites are the same for the American War Museum also at Normandy ).
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Feb 20th, 2015, 09:07 AM
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C'mon you guys # 8 is not that hard.

Hint for # 10:
To work at the American or Canadian Normandy Museum you have to be an American and Canadian Citizen respectively

Now what is the other pre-requisite ? It may be a bit tough but the pre-requisite makes sense.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 10:40 AM
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8- controversy about turning the fountain on and displacing a family of storks? (Storks have become a nuisance in the great lakes - plopping on practically every big post in docks, nesting on buoys and lights, etc.)

10 - other requisite is you have to be a veteran?

both are guesses I guess.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 12:53 PM
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Okay I will give the answers in about and hour for # 8 and # 10.

( Sorry PalenQ, not correct.
But # 10 was a good guess.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 01:03 PM
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Colding-Jorgensen experiment
In early 2009, as part of a classroom experiment on viral communication, slacktivism, and social media, Anders Colding-Jørgensen, an online media researcher from the University of Copenhagen, created a Facebook protest group against the demolition of the Stork Fountain. In a week it managed to attract 10,000 supporters and after two weeks it had 27,000 members. However the cause was purely fictitious; there was no threat of demolition and the fountain is in fact a listed monument.[

Well this cannot be the answer percy wanted as he said 2008 but it is an interesting thing that happened.

another interesting thing when I Googled Stork Fountain Controversy Percy's Fodor's Friday Quiz post was the third item highlighted!

another pre-req for # 10 - worker has to be alive?
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Feb 20th, 2015, 01:13 PM
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#10 - serious guess - workers have to be children or grandkids of a Yank or Canuck involved in the J-Jour invastion.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 01:14 PM
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Good try PalenQ, at least I learned something new about the Stork Fountain.
I never heard that they were going to demolish the fountain.

Yeah....yes for # 10, they have to be alive, but that is not the answer.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 01:16 PM
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Nice try again, and it makes since but not the correct answer.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 01:18 PM
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OK another try - they just have to be US or Canadia(e)n citizens!
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Feb 20th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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No sorry ! there is an other pre-requisite which I thought was interesting.

I am sure a Veteran must have thought of it.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 02:14 PM
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Okay time to give the answers to #8

The Stork Fountain has three storks ready to take off.

However on close inspection, they are not storks but Blue Herons.

This controversy went back and forth until in 2008 The Danish Ornithological Society stepped in and declared the birds to be storks. ( They still look like Heron to me )

For # 10
To work at the War Museums in Normandy for Canada ( and USA) you have to be between 18 to 26 years old.

This is because over 85 % of those that died were in this age range and they want the tourist public to appreciate just how young the soldiers were that gave up their lives.

This was explained to me at Juno Beach last year but only after by a fluke I happened to say to a nice girl,"Your pretty young to be working here."

Then she explained why they are all so young.

Interesting isn't it. !!
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