Euro Travel Quiz # 34 - Potpourri

Old Jan 17th, 2015, 08:28 AM
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Euro Travel Quiz # 34 - Potpourri

1- This 'palace' in The Hague was built with a gift from Andrew Carnegie - what is its official name?

2- In London what park would you go to to see life-size dinosaurs (models) described by Wiki below?

The ?????? Park Dinosaurs, also known as Dinosaur Court, are a series of sculptures of extinct animals (including dinosaurs) and mammals in ????? Park. Unveiled in 1854, they were the first dinosaur sculptures in the world, pre-dating the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by six years. While to varying degrees inaccurate by modern standards, the models were designed and sculpted by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins under the scientific direction of Sir Richard Owen, representing the latest scientific knowledge at the time. The models were classed as Grade II listed buildings from 1973, extensively restored in 2002, and upgraded to Grade I listed in 2007.
The models represent fifteen genera of extinct animals, not all dinosaurs. They are from a wide range of geological ages, and include true dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and plesiosaurs mainly from the Mesozoic era, and some mammals from the more recent Cenozoic era.>

3- Wuppertal, Germany, a hard-scrabble town in Germany's Rhine-ruhr rust-blet, is known for what unique in Europe TMK form of urban transport?

4- The Corrie Ten Boom House in this Dutch city is often compared to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam - name the city?

5- London's Tate Modern Gallery occupies a former ???????????? on the Thames.

6- Amsterdam's Museum Plein is known for three world-class museums that border it - what are they?

7- If in The Netherlands you order a jenever at a pub - what kind of booze will you get and what is the traditional difference in what men macho men drink in jenever and what ladies typically order?

8- If taking a ferry from Italy to Greece to go to Athens, what port will you usually arrive at in Greece?

9- What historic archaeological site - major site - is just a few kilometres from this ort in Greece?

10 - St. Peter's Basilica is one of four Papal Basilicas or Major Basilicas of Rome, what are the others?

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#1--Peace Palace
#2--Crystal Palace Park
#4--Haarlem.
#5--power station.

I finally got to one of these quizzes before the questions had been answered.
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The major historic archeological site SOUTH of Patras is 124 kms away; the major historic archeological site EAST of Patras is just 124 kms away too.
Which one do you mean?
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3. monorail
6. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, ?
7. gin - don't know how macho men and ladies take it
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6. Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum,can't remember the other
8. Patras
9. Delfi/Delphi
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6, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh museum and Stedelijk.

7, jenever is known as Dutch gin, though it is an older drink than gin. It is served in a borrelglas, often tulip shaped, and the glass is filled to the rim, so that the first sip must be taken with the glass still on the bar. There are two sorts, young and old, but that doesn't relate to the age of the liquor, but the type.
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10. St John Lateran, St Mary Major and St Paul's-outside-the-Walls.
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 08:59 AM
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All correct except # 9 has been withdrawn because of a faulty question - faulty mind - I thought Olympia, Greece - ancient Olympia was fairly close to Patras - I have not checked but will just assume I am wrong so Q # 9 is moot - all answers correct - I consuslted with Supervisor Percy about this and he said so too.

# 7 - well of course hetismij who lives in The Netherlands is correct but I learnt when taking zillions of people on group trips long ago and having a 'jenever party' in one campsite bar - was told anyway that the flavored djenever - like lemon or orange flavored was only drunk by women whilst the men drank the pure not so sweet tasting stuff - one Dutch guy saying about the flavored jenevers - "that's just perfume for women - a man would never drink a flavored jenever!"

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Thank you. I remember driving around Haarlem 20+ years ago! looking for Corrie ten Boom's house. We never did find it.
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C'mon you guys the 3 museums in Amsterdam are all in the same huge square.

You guys are chewing away good at the other questions.
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 02:56 PM
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There is another Museum here or are you not counting the other one.!
I know you know what the fourth one is !
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Thank you for consulting with me PalenQ, I agree.
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The Stedelijk Or Modern/contemporary/way out Art Museum, is a third major museum on Museumplein. Recently re-opened after being closed for some years when it was based in the old post office tower next to Centraal Station, now the den of the Amsterdam Public Library (not totally sure of exact details about this but went there to see it when there.

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Thank You PalenQ , I am waiting for our good friend from the

Netherlands hetismij2 to give us the 4th Museum.
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It is 4 AM where hetismij2 is and he better be sleeping
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It's the Heineken Museum, right?
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No the Heineken Museum is not at the "Museum Square" .!!
Dave_Ohio you've had too many 's.
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4th museum - well you've got me stumped - not the Heineken Experience as it's not on Museumplaein - a Diamond museum?
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It is the Coster Diamond Museum !!! right by the Rijk. Museum.
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What other lovely building ( not a museum) is at the other end of the Museum Square....oops, disregard this question, my role is not to ask questions.!
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