European Travel & Trivia Quiz #162

Apr 26th, 2017, 10:35 AM
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European Travel & Trivia Quiz #162

Today's quiz is a potpourri of things:

1- The Concrete Cows in ??????????, England are an iconic work of sculpture, created in 1978 by the Canadian artist Liz Leyh. There are three cows and three calves, approximately half life size. The Cows are constructed from scrap, skinned with fibre glass reinforced concrete donated by a local builder.

2. Amsterdam has two famous municipal 'youth centers' near the Leidesplein - both have been popular entertainment spots for years- what are their names in either English or Dutch?

3. This German city has a unique 'suspended tram' running down the middle of a river in the town center? (Totally unique thing)

4. Where would you go to see 'Hamlet's Castle' near Copenhagen (what town)?

5. What British city claims to have the most canals in Britain and says it has more than both Amsterdam and Venice in total length of canals?

6. Currently, the ??????? and the ?????????? serve as Andorra's Co-princes and rulers?

7. This small French town on or near the Loire is often called the 'birthplace of the Chinese (Communist) Revolution?

8. What British city is home to Shepherd Neame, Britain's Oldest Brewer?

9. What if any EU countries border Russia?

10. Where is the westernmost point of continental Europe? (Cape ??????)
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Apr 26th, 2017, 10:54 AM
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1. Milton Keynes
2.Melkweg and Paradiso
5. Birmingham
8. Faversham, and it is a town.

That'll do off the top of my head.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 11:03 AM
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Yes I forgot about Britain's arcane differentiation between city and town -not population right?
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Apr 26th, 2017, 12:15 PM
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No not population. Cities traditionally had a diocesan cathedral, but now that no longer applies. Towns can become cities by Royal decree, usually around jubilees and the like I believe.

I just looked up and there are 51 cities in England, 6 in Wales, 7 in Scotland and 5 in northern Ireland.
The smallest city, St David's only has a population of 1841.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 12:29 PM
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6 isn't the president of France one of them t(on top of coruling Monaco) ?
9 Latvia and or other baltic countries
10 pointe du raz ? (rat ? ras ?)
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Apr 26th, 2017, 02:59 PM
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3. Wuppertal in West Germany

4. Kronberg Castle in the town of Helsingor

7. Amboise

9. Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia ,Lithuania

10. In Portugal, Cab da Roca
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Apr 26th, 2017, 04:43 PM
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6,7 still awaiting correct results - Woeinparis had 1/2 of 6 correct.

9 - woe got it all right =pvoyaguess and percy said Poland which does not border Russia (but BeloRussia!).
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Apr 26th, 2017, 07:05 PM
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PalenQ: Poland borders Kaliningrad ( which is Russia )

Do you want Putin to come after you !!!
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Apr 27th, 2017, 07:17 AM
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You know I thought of that last night and came here to make a correction - yes of course - Poland borders Russia.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 08:08 AM
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6. Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia, King of Spain
and
Francois IV, de la Dynastie des Hollande, King of France
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Apr 27th, 2017, 08:36 AM
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Okay PalenQ you are safe now.

I told Putin yesterday that you did not consider

Kalaningrad as his property.

He said " What !!, I'm out there grabbing land from other others countires and I am getting no credit for it."

He was upset..... But I see you cleared it up.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 10:04 AM
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6. the bishop of Urgell and the President of the French Republic.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 11:54 AM
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Pvoy - is right about #6 in modern times

#7 - obscure city - Montargis:

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/worl...t_15748573.htm
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