Euro quiz # 89 - Potpourri

Old Apr 27th, 2015, 08:26 AM
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Euro quiz # 89 - Potpourri

1- The XXXXXXXXXX. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter orton in London who said they could not find a good hamburger in London! (And no Wimpy Burgers were not IMO good hamburgers!). In 1979, Eric Clapton donated his guitar to the cafe which began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, The chain was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Currently, there are 191 XXXXXXX locations in 59 countries including 145 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos.

2- How did Paris' famous bateaux mouches get their name?

3- What is the name of the Polish town Auschwitz and Birkenau are located in?

4- What is the name perferred by Basque locals for San Sebastian?

5- Amsterdam's Museumplein is famous for its world-class museums - name three of them and the Diamond Museum is not one of them!

6- Where would you find Queen Matilda's Tapestry?

7- In Austria where is 'The Sound of Music Country'?

8 - What part of Versailles sprawling park is associated most with Marie Antoinette?

9- The Petite Ceinture goes around central Paris - what is it?

10 - Name the former Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held before being taken to the guillotine - you can still see her cell in this now museum/monument right close to Notre Dame.
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 08:33 AM
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A few tries
6, Bayeux
8, the whole area given over to being a shepherdess
9, I think it is the remains of the railway that kerouc took pictures of last year (a small belt)
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 09:14 AM
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1. Hard Rock Cafes
2. From the flies that surrounded many of the boats (due to trash?)
5. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Musuem
7. Mountains around Salsburg
8. Le Petite Trianon
9. Is this not the periherique?
10. Conciergerie
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 09:14 AM
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My guesses
1. Hard Rock Cafe
3. Oswiecim
7. Salzburg
10. Conciergerie
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 09:15 AM
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1. Hard Rock Café
3. Rats, I only know two. Won't spoil for someone else.

7. In the mountains southwest of Salzburg.
8. Petite Trianon.
10. Conciergerie
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 09:55 AM
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Pal:
Basque name for San Sebastian...Donostia.
(Basque name for Guernica if Gernika)
I beieve that most of the posters are correct in their answers.

Point of fact...Oswiecim is pronounced, oddly enough,
Osvienshim.

Your quizzes have been fun and educational...thanks.
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 09:58 AM
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Good thing I am late.. again.
I agree with the answers
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 10:16 AM
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Saw the Tapestry in Bayeux , it is really "short."

It's a long walk to La Petite Trianon from Versailles Palace but they have shuttles .

Good work PalanQ
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for thanks - only # 2 has not been correctly answered - an obscure thing but the name comes from a place in Lyon. What place and why was it applied to a ferry boat?
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 10:48 AM
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Your quizzes have been fun and educational...> for me too - like I never would have dreamt that the Seminole natigve-american tribe owned the Hard Rock Cafes!
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 11:21 AM
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#2
A ride a few rides on these boats.

Is it because they were made in Lyons or the factory is in Lyon or glass material comes from Lyons ( guessing!)
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2. They are named after Jean Sébstien Mouche, supposedly the inventor of the boats, in fact a fictional character invented by the owner of the first boats.
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 11:58 AM
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Pvoyageuse - this is what Wikipedia says and what I had always heard - that they were named after a section of Lyon called "Mouche" - you may be right as Wiki is not always!

the term is a registered trademark of the Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches, the most widely known operator of the boats in Paris, founded by Jean Bruel (1917-2003);[2] however, the phrase, because of the success of the company, is used generically to refer to all such boats operating on the river within the city. Bateaux Mouches translates literally as "fly boats" ("fly" meaning the insect); however, the name comes from the fact that they were originally manufactured in boatyards situated in the Mouche area of Lyon.
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http://en.chateauversailles.fr/disco...-queens-hamlet

I was thinking that Marie Antoinette's place at Versailles was Le Hameau - a hamlet where she allegdly dressed like a peasant shepherdess and played with farm animals - no not what you're thinking I think! - but a simple life far different than as queen - but yes Petit Trianon of which Le hameau is a part of I think is a more correct term.

As no Marie did not say "Let them eat cake" to Parisians clamoring for bread or anything much at all to eat.
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Old Apr 27th, 2015, 10:46 PM
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Marie didn't speak English
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As no Marie did not say "Let them eat cake" to Parisians clamoring for bread or anything much at all to eat.>>

the story I read somewhere was that she wondered why they did not eat brioche as it was not taxed in the same way as bread.

She was from Vienna so she probably didn't speak french either.
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The name Marie Antoinette don't sound German but seems French - European royals at that time often spoke French I believe though she certainly spoke German as well.
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Annhig--I would be very surprised if Marie A. did not speak French. French was the lingua franca of Europe and almost every court spoke it, from England to Russia. If she didn't grow up speaking it, she learned it when she became Dauphine of France.

But she certainly did not say "let them eat cake"-According to Antonia Fraser's biography, that phrase was recorded as having been said by some royal several generations before her and in any event was contrary to her real attitude toward the French people.

Pal--Her real name was "Maria Antonia" Can't remember now whether the "inette" was added before or after she married Louis.
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I don't do emoticons - perhaps I need a "joke" flag.
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