Euro Trivia quiz #21 - Potpourri

Jan 1st, 2015, 09:50 AM
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Euro Trivia quiz #21 - Potpourri

Back by overwhelming popular demand - to quote George W Bush "I mis-under-estimated the popular demand so here it is, the first quiz of 2015!

1- Including Iceland name the capitals of the Scandinavian countries?

2- (Wiki): "It is the tallest church in the world, and the 4th tallest structure built before the 20th century, with a steeple measuring 161.5 metres (530 ft)[2] and containing 768 steps. Where is the world's tallest church located and what is its proper name?

3- This bridge in Berlin's Wannssee/Potsdam area was called 'The Bridge of Spies" in the Cold War because spies from both sides were exchanged on this bridge between East and West Germany/Berlin.

4- Oscar Wile's tomb in this famous cemetery is a popular tourist attraction? What cemetery?

5- The Battle of the Bulge occurred in and around what famous forest and hilly region of what country?

6- This city's King's Day draws huge mobs to this town - what town and when generally is King's Day?

7- This rather small town or village near D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy is famous for this "Paratrooper Window"?

8- Where did the Allies in WW2 stage Operation Overlord?

9- In 1966 The New Vaudeville Band released this song named after a cathedral and went to near the top of the charts - what cathedral was it.
("XXXXXXXXX Cathedral
You're bringing me down
You stood and you watched as
My baby left town"

10 - Smack by the Pont de l'Alma RER station in Paris near the Eiffel Tower you can visit this weird underground attraction named Les Xxxxxx de Paris? What is the name of this subterraneas and at times smelly place you can tour?
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Jan 1st, 2015, 09:58 AM
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4 - Pere Lachaise
10 - Les Egouts de Paris
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Jan 1st, 2015, 10:00 AM
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Correct on those - whoever gets the most correct answers wins today's prize - free admission to the British Museum!
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Jan 1st, 2015, 10:56 AM
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1. Reykiavik, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm
2. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
3. Glienicker Bruecke
4. Pere Lachaise, Paris
5. Ardennes, Wallonia, Belgium
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Jan 1st, 2015, 11:26 AM
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6, 27 April, Amsterdam, but also any town or village in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is a city btw.
7. Angoville Sur Plain
8 Normandy
9 Winchester
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Jan 1st, 2015, 11:34 AM
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9. Winchester... Isn't Jane (Bloody) Austen buried there?

A bit too easy to be called trivia, Pal.
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Jan 1st, 2015, 01:30 PM
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And which tube station was the subject of another song by the same band as in 9 (just to complicate matters a bit)?
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Jan 1st, 2015, 03:42 PM
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And which tube station was the subject of another song by the same band as in 9 (just to complicate matters a bit)?>

Finchley Central 2 and 6 pence as I had in a much earlier quiz?
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Jan 1st, 2015, 04:00 PM
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2 Ulm. The proper name is Ulmer Münster and, despite common opinion, it is not a cathedral but just the city's main parish church.
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1 - Shouldn't this also include Helsinki - I always thought Finland was Scandinavia.

8 - Do you mean where did they land or where did they invade from (stage the invasion from rather than land at)? Then the answer would be a bunch of places in the UK.
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Jan 1st, 2015, 09:03 PM
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8. Or do you mean where is commonly held to be the planning centre for the operation?
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Jan 2nd, 2015, 10:10 AM
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1 - Shouldn't this also include Helsinki - I always thought Finland was Scandinavia.>

Nope Finland ain't a Scandinavian country and that was the trick in the question - it is quite Russian slav in heritage and was part of Russia for a long time (and once Sweden too so there are Swedes in Finland most are not Scandinavians.

7 - Correct answer Sainte-Maire Eglise - in its church: https://www.google.com/search?q=sain...ih=977&dpr=1.1

The judges will take for #8 southern England and Normandy.
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