Euro Trivia Quiz #22!

Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:05 AM
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Euro Trivia Quiz #22!

SORRY THIS WAS POSTED INCORRECTLY AS ANOTHER #21 - answers on that thread will be accepted here in the new and correct one!

OK - some are not so trivial but... back by popular demand from Stateside and all over tjhe U.K. and Europe!

1- This large London open area is called XXXXXXXX XXXXX and abuts the main rail line from Padington to The West and East Acton on the west side and adjacent to it is one of H M Prisons of the same name as the park.

2- The Ko (with two dots above the o) is a fashionable street in which German city?

3- A few miles outside Cork is this world-famous castle?

3- Bunol, Spain (near Valencia) stages this popular but messy festival on the last Wednesday of Augustr each year.

4- This hilly section of Lisbon is known for its hill-climbing trams?

5- What are the four official languages of Switzerland?

6- This large Swiss department store chain still does not sell alcohol (unless changed in the last few years)

7- Europe's highest sand dune - at 100 metres high - is located where (in general).

8- It's 874 miles for bike racers between this most southernly part of England and its most northerly (well the longest transveral anyway) - but the question is between which two placds do these bike racers race?

9- In France when you see a sign "Paris 275 km" what point in Paris is always the exact starting point for 0? (Where are distances to Paris all measured from?

10 - On Lake Geneva opposite Lausanne this spiffy French resort has a name that is known world-wide for something it produces?

Whoever first answers the most wins!

FIRST RESPONSE
traveller1959 on Jan 2, 15 at 2:35pm
< The Ko (with two dots above the o) >

If you don't have the time to write the "ö" (find the character set!) just write "oe". Actually, in German, the "oe" was the original way to write it. Gradually, the "e" was written on top of the "o" and eventually, the "e" was reduced to two dots.

Hence, "Koenigsallee" is a correct way to write "Königsallee" and "Duesseldorf" is equally correct as "Düsseldorf". BTW, the Düssel is a small creek that originates in Wülfrath.

2ND RESPONSE
hetismij:
I thought we'd already had #21? Shouldn't this be 22?

Does anyone really care? Probably not.

PalenQ on Jan 2, 15 at 3:00pm
I CARE! And what a mistake - thanks for pointing out and hope you find a cure for your obvious boredom - this is mine!

NOW FOR ANY FUTURE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 1 - 10
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:10 AM
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- The Ko (with two dots above the o) is a fashionable street in which German city?

Ko-dependent in Ko-ln.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:47 AM
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BTW: Migros bought the Denner stores chain (8 years ago). Denner makes about half of it's turnover (3.5 billion USD) with the sale of alcoholic beverages (wine, beer, spirits).
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:48 AM
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3. Tomatina
5. French, German, Italian and Romansh
7. Dune du Pyla near Arcachon
9. In front of the main entrance of Notre-Dame de Paris
10. Evian
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 12:34 PM
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Wormwood Scrubs, by the way. Still, as far as I know, not gentrified.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 12:52 PM
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Pvoyageuse wins the grand championship today!

Bravo; formidable; incroyable?

though Wiki did say something about the south side of Notre Dame's front.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 12:53 PM
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just round the corner from the Scrubs used to be a weird government building called the Bromyard, and nearby was a collection of nissan huts aka Acton Crown Court.

That was 30 years or so ago - i wonder if it's still there.

Pal - you appear to have two Q3s:

3- A few miles outside Cork is this world-famous castle?

3- Bunol, Spain (near Valencia) stages this popular but messy festival on the last Wednesday of Augustr each year.

3a) - Blarney Castle.

3b) - see above.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:36 PM
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No 8 should be Lizard Point (most southerly point in England) to Berwick (most northerly town in England) but that's only 545 miles.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 01:13 AM
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1 - Covent Garden
6 - Migros
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 03:36 AM
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TheBigMan - Pal clearly means Land's End to John O'Groats, which is of course the longest distance you can travel on a road from one end of the mainland of Britain to the other.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 11:20 AM
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Yes I mean the route the famous push bike races take on roads.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 11:59 AM
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1.Bromyard

2. Dusseldorf.

3. Blarney Castle

3. Throw Toamtoes

4. Afalma

5. German French Italian and Romansh

6.Migros

7. Dune of Pilat France

8.Lands End to John o" Groats.

9.Notre Dame ..plaque in the Stone square

10. Chateau Gutsch
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 12:15 PM
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ok, Percy, the prize [whatever that might be] is yours.

Enjoy!
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 12:21 PM
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Percy got 8 out of ten!
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 12:26 PM
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< Pal clearly means Land's End to John O'Groats, which is of course the longest distance you can travel on a road from one end of the mainland of Britain to the other.>

You're from the UK and should know better. Where was Britain mentioned in the original question?
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 01:35 PM
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It's 874 miles for bike racers between this most southernly part of England and its most northerly (well the longest transveral anyway) - but the question is between which two placds do these bike racers race?>>

it's not I that should know better but PalenQ - he has made the usual american's error of using "England" when he means Britain - how else to explain the reference to 874 miles?

PalenQ has actually confirmed that's what he meant in the post below mine - keep up!
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 02:18 PM
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annhig.

What's the prize I was hoping chocolate cake or a bottle of wine or a Big Mac!!!
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Old Jan 4th, 2015, 02:41 AM
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well Percy, you're welcome to as many Big Macs as you can eat but for the sake of your health I won't be buying them for you!

I'll be happy to send you a [virtual] bottle of champers but as it's Pal's quiz, i think he should be doing the buying, don't you?
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Old Jan 4th, 2015, 07:28 AM
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Thanks annhig.

Okay I am waiting for the prize PalenQ !
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Old Jan 4th, 2015, 09:01 AM
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Ah the prize - a free year of posting on Fodor's!
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