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Euro Travel Quiz #28 - Kings and Queens and Religion...

Euro Travel Quiz #28 - Kings and Queens and Religion...

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Euro Travel Quiz #28 - Kings and Queens and Religion...

1- What is the tallest cathedral in Germany (and Europe too) - at 157.4 metres?

2- What was the world's tallest building from 1876-89 and is still the tallest church building in France? (At 151.0 metres)

3- What countries in Europe have historically been Catholic countries up till nidern times?

4- What countries still have a king or queen or prince, etc - what countries are manarchies - all except one being Constitutional monarchies with very real little power for the monarch but one is an absolute monarchy.

5- .A place in a large Dutch city where in 1620 Pilgrims from Leiden set sail for the New World by boat for England to join with the Mayflower to set sail for the New World.

6- Since 1928, most members of the British Royal Family, except for sovereigns and their consorts, have been interred here. Among those interred here are three of Queen Victoria's children (Princess Helena, 1846–1923; Prince Arthur, 1850–1942; Princess Louise, 1848–1939) as well as one former monarch (Edward VIII, 1894–1972, later the Duke of Windsor). What is this mausoleum called and where is it?

7- Where was Marie-Antoinette jailed in Paris - today visitors can see the cell where she was held until taking that trip to the guillotine.

8- This world-renown concert hall in or adjacent to London's Hyde Park is named the Royal XXXXXXX Hall?

9- Who is the current King of The Netherlands?

10 - Who is the oldest monarch in Europe?

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C'mon you guys ,I am refraining.
This is not that tough !
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7. La Conciegerie

Only one I know off the top of my head!
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one right, nine to go!
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What was Queen's first album?
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Remember you guys the question is who is the oldest Monarch in Europe NOT Monarchy. !!
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And Hyde Park is to the North of this Round Building named after a guy who died of typhoid.

oops..I am suppose to refrain..sorry.
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Jan 8th, 2015, 09:27 AM
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1. Cologne

2. Don't know

3. France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, [certainly in the south] Austria, Republic of Ireland

4. UK, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden,

5. don't know

6. to my shame, ditto - Sandringham perhaps?

7. la concierge

8. Royal FESTIVAL Hall

9. King Willem-Alexander

10. Q E 2
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3 in addition to Ann's list: Belgium and southern Netherlands too, along with Luxembourg. Poland too.
4 you can add Belgium, Luxembourg, Lichtenstien, Monaco and Andorra to Ann's list
5 Delfshaven
6 Frogmore in Windsor
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Andorra is a Principality, but not an inherited monarchy - my apologies.
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well done Hetismij - you got the difficult ones!
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4. And the Vatican City.
Also: Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Sark.
Self-evidently, Andorra isn't a monarchy. If PalQ had meant "monarchy or duarchy" he'd have said so.
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3. This question really only makes sense if you define the answer as "those countries in which the Catholic Church has a constitutionally-defined status" To which the answer, I think, is the Irish Republic and Poland, though I might be out of touch on recent Polish constitutional changes.

Those countries generally accepted as having a Catholic majority are:
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Croatia
France
Hungary
Irish Republic
Italy
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Poland
San Marino
Slovakia
Spain
Switzerland, just.
Vatican City (though it's a bit of a parvenue among European countries)

Of which, it must be said, both Switzerland and France go to considerable lengths to deny Catholicism any significant stake in the country's governance. The tradition in Britain, for example, in which the senior Cardinal is expected to give the official reaction on the state-controlled media to about 20% of major tragedies or celebrations is completely alien to the French philosophy of government.
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2. Rouen
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flanner, you missed Portugal!
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I do not think the Royal FESTIVAL Hall is
"adjacent" to Hyde Park.!


Pvoyageuse: Was at the Ruuen Cathedral last year.
Nice light show at night in the front facade.
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3. Bavaria - a separate kingdom until 1918 - is traditionally catholic although the rest of Germany is mostly protestant. There seem t be more catholics than anythng else in the Czech Republic - but it's a small percentage - most people are non-religious or undeclared. Before WWII it was mixed catholic and protestant.

8. Does not the Royal Albert Hall qualify as in or near?
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And Slovenia, around 60% Catholic.
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#8 Yes it does. But not Festival Hall .
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Percy : you would enjoy Amiens : http://www.ina.fr/video/CAB99052794
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