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Mar 11th, 2015, 09:37 AM
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Euro Quiz # 74 - Potpurri and Lakes!

1- What is Switzerland's largest lake wholly inside Switzerland and the next two largest that are wholly inside Switzerland?

2- At Grindelwald, Switzerland in the Jungfrau Region there are two high points on each side of the bowl-like amphitheatre Grindelwald sits in the middle of - One is called Little and the other Big - what are the two whole names in German?

3- What is meant by dynamic conversion in terms of giving someone a poorer exchange rate when paying by credit or debit card for something like a hotel room?

4- When did or does Daylight Savings Time start for western Europe?

5- The first transmission from (1)???????? (London area's main BBC TV transmitting tower) took place on 28 March 1956, when it succeeded the transmitter at (2) ?????????? where the BBC had started the world's first scheduled television service in November 1936. In November 1956 the first color test transmissions began from (1) ????????? relaying live pictures from the studios at (2) ???????? after BBC TV had closed down for the night. In May 1958 the first experimental Band V 625-line transmissions started from ???????

Q - where was the older BBC TV tower located and where was it moved to (not physically perhaps)? Each has a similar word in their names and top high hills, one in southern London and one in northern London?

6- What major Catholic holidays are official holidays in most Catholic European countries, or like in Germany in Catholic areas of a country?

7- .What are Italy's four largest lakes, in order - including those extending into other countries.

8- What are the four largest Greek islands, in order?

9- What lake in the Lake District was the scene of a world water speed record?

10 - Height is not the only way to measure waterfalls. When it comes to the amount of water flowing over them, nowhere else in Europe can compete with the ??????? Falls -
the falls are a mere 23 metres high, but 150 metres wide. They are at their most impressive in summer, when about 600,000 litres of water go over per second. The greatest ever flow was measured in 1965: 1,250,000 litres per second.

This is tiny in comparison with the world's giants - the Niagara carries six times as much, and the world's largest, the Inga Falls on the Congo river (actually a series of rapids, so not everyone thinks they count) 115 times – but Europe is not a continent of large falls.

The ????????? are the biggest not only in ???? what country?), but also in the European continent as a whole, with rivals only in Iceland.

Name the falls and their location and the river that tumbles over them?

NOTE: Tomorrow's quiz will be very different requiring participation from several folks - that is unless someone decides to post their own quiz beforehand. Thus the end of the string of these type daily quizzes perhaps - in line with percy's thinking a while back.
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Mar 11th, 2015, 09:38 AM
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#9 - should have said the English Lake District!
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Mar 11th, 2015, 11:00 AM
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7. Benaco, Verbano, Lario, Trasimeno
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Mar 11th, 2015, 11:13 AM
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1. Lake Neuchâtel, Lake Lucerne, Lake Zurich
10. Rheinfall, Switzerland
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Mar 11th, 2015, 11:58 AM
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# 3 This is Cardholder Preferred Currency where the purchase price is converted to your country's currency but at a lower rate.


# 4 March 29 this year

#6 Easter

*8 Crete , Euboea, Lesbos and Rhodes

#9 Windermere Lake

#10 Rhine Fall and the Rhine River
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Mar 11th, 2015, 12:07 PM
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6. Ascension Day and All Saints day
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Mar 11th, 2015, 12:09 PM
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# 2 Jungfrau and Eiger
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5: Crystal Palace replaced Alexandra Palace

9: that isn't a "Lake" (it's one of those trick questions, how many Lakes are there in the Lake District - you'll find all but one are called something else).
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Mar 11th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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Yes #9 is called XXXXXXXX Water - but a lake by any name is still a lake - a lake big enough to be able to host a world speed record by boat.

#2 must have Little XXXXX and Big XXXX in their names - they are not the high points of the area but the bowl-like amphitheatre - one on the east and one of the west - they may not be the highest points of the bowl - hairpin twisting tiny paved road leads up to the one on the east and a train goes up to one on the west, jumping off point for trains to the Jungfraujoch station.

Leaves # 2, 7, 9 to be answered correctly.

Pvoyageuse has two right - both of hers (?) are right

3, 4, 8, 10 from percy are right on

Parick has 5 and knows 9 but ain't tellin'

irishface, of course, has the most catholic holidays so far
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Mar 11th, 2015, 01:33 PM
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# 2 Little Schidegg hmmm
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Well Grosse Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg would be correct in German.

I've hoofed it up to each and boy there is a heck of a walk, especially at a good pace! Years ago for that - now would take the train or Grindelwald bus as knees are not what they used to be. Walked from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg with detour to First then down via Schwarerdalp (sp?) via Reichenbach Falls to Meiringen once in a day - how I yearn for those days of yester year! Still walking miles in Europe but not up or down inclines like that.

Tomorrow I thought I'd forego the usual quiz and try something new to get others to participate!

Cheers!

Wine glass empty - gotta go!
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Mar 11th, 2015, 04:35 PM
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"knees are not what they used to be"

Yep I know what you mean.

I might do Friday but will wait until tomorrow to see what your up to.!
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Mar 13th, 2015, 07:58 AM
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ad 7:
What's the problem, Palen?
I just checked the official Italian statistics and found the same:
1. Benaco/Lac de Garde/Gardasee/Lake Garda
2. Verbano/Lac Majeur/Langensee/Lake Maggiore
3. Lario/Lac de Côme/Comersee/Lake Como
4. Lago Trasimeno/Lac Trasimène/Trasimenosee/Lake Trasimeno
or do you count the saltwater lagunas too?
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Mar 13th, 2015, 11:11 AM
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7. Benaco, Verbano, Lario, Trasimeno

those are right but I did not recongize at all the names above being for those lakes - I meant of course as they are commonly know like on maps - never saw Lake Lario on a map for Lago di Como - so yes of course you are right and I thought something to that effect you must be but just never heard those names for the first three - I have here a brochure I picked up in Como with Lago di Como on it?

anyway you are right - no problem now that I know what you meant - you knew much more than moi!
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These (ancient Roman) names are very commonly used in Italy.
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is the name of the province where Lake Maggiore lies. The capital of the province is called Verbania (artificial name created under Mussolini).
Lario is very popular too. The word can be found in many names of villages along the Lake, like Abbadia Lariana, Mandello Lario, Gera Lario ..... in order to distinguish them from other places with the same name.
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I capiche! thanks!
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