Euro Trivia Quiz # 23 - Places?

Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 08:45 AM
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Euro Trivia Quiz # 23 - Places?

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1- What similar thing would you find at Dublin's St James Gate and Copenhagen's Elephant Gate?

2- This Dutch town's Firday old-fashioned Cheese Market draws huge throngs from April thru September or so?

3- Paris' La Villette park and its various structures were created after what was closed and demolished (what was here before it became a park?)

4- In Holland what is the difference between a Coffeeshop and a Koffieshop?

5- This city's Love Parade drew huge crowds of techno music fans and others for several years before its demise.

6- Where did JFK give his famous "I am a Berliner speech - in Berlin but where and what was his faux pas in saying in German "I am a Berliner" (paraphrased)

7- What are natives of Liverpool called?

8- Florence's SMN train station - what do the SMN stand for?

9- If going to Mont Saint-Michel by train what is the closest railhead (six miles away)?

10- Two European countries are amongst the world's most visted countries for foreign turists - which one is # 1 and which is #3 (the U.S. is #2)?

Whever gets the most correct first wins!

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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 09:02 AM
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6. Rathaus Schöneberg, where President Kennedy announced in German that he was a jelly doughnut... although the audience obviously knew what he meant, he should have said, "Ich bin Berliner, not "ein Berliner."

Additional trivia: the doughnut known as Berliner Pfannkuchen, or "Berliner" for short in Germany is called pfannkuchen in Berlin.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 09:13 AM
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interesting! thanks for sharing.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 09:21 AM
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2 Alkmaar
4 they are one and the same thing just different spelling as faras I know. I drink coffee in a cafe normally.
5 Duisburg
7 Scousers or Liverpudlians
10 France and Spain.

Now I am going back to sleep asI have a horrible cold.
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3. Les abattoirs (slaughterhouse)
6. Santa Maria Novella
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 09:39 AM
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1 I would guess we're talking breweries here.
2 PQ presumably means to distinguish between a "coffeeshop" where cannabis is tolerated and a café where coffee means just that: but I don't think I've ever seen one called a koffieshop, much though Dutch shop-owners like mashing up English words (I still haven't worked out why someone thought it a good idea to call their clothes shop "Funny Trousers Salty Dog".
9: Pontorson
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1. Beer ,Brewery Companies.

( In Copenhagen it is Carlsberg Brewery housed in a very ornate old Red Brick Building. Been to both places.)

2. Gouda named after the famous cheese.

3. Butcher market and Meat Markets were here.,

4. At the Koffieshop you can purchase Marijuana ( and of course coffee too).

5. Berlin Germany

6. At the Red Brick Old City Hall, there is a plaque on the wall there showing the date he was there..

7. Scousers

8. SMN Santa Maria Novelle.

9. Nearest one is Pontoron

10. France and Spain
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8. Santa Maria Novella

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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 11:18 AM
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Looks like Percy take the prize - getting nine of ten correct.

# % is Berlin though some other towns held a few after Berlin opted out - some tragedy of mobs rushing a gate in one city snuffed out the parade I believe.

# 4 - all answers are correct - perhaps I am wrong in think Cofeeshop on the outside means a place selling cannabis and kofie like used in places like HEMA for drinking cofee.
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Ich bin ein Berliner can mean both: I'm a (real/authentic) citizen of Berlin or I'm a Berliner Pfannkuchen
Ich bin Berliner can only mean: I'm (just) a citizen of Berlin
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ein is used for emphasis, with the stress on ein, 'Ich bin ein Berliner.'
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Not really
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