WP Quiz #1

Old Dec 20th, 2016, 12:45 PM
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WP Quiz #1

I actually like PQ's quiz.

So here another one - all about Belgium, of course... What better start ?
Winner gets a free beer when we meet.

1. How many languages are official in our country ?
2. What is the name of our actual king ?
3. Who said that the Belgians are the most courageous people of the region ?
4. Name 2 typical belgian dishes
5. Name 3 belgian artists
6. What is the highest point of Belgium (697 meters if my memory is ok)
7. Name 3 well know battles that occured on our soil
8. How many airports do we have and where (no freight - must have passengers) ?
9. How many inhabitants in Belgium (error 5% accepted)
10. What is our motto ? (France being Liberté égalité fraternité)

Mvg (met vriendelijke groeten).
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 01:17 PM
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1- German, Flemish and a weird kind of country French (as my French relative call it)

2- Boudoin? wrong

3- Napoleon? You are speaking of Flemish Belgians right?

4 -Patat friten
Beer

5=Jonny Hallyday
Herge -tintin - racist - Nazi sympathizer
Brueghel?

6- Waterloo monument??

7- Waterloo - Battle of Bulge (I'm still fighting it)- Ypres

8- Zaventem
Charleroi
Antwerp

9- 6.495.999

10- We surrender?

Bonus question - What Belgian feature could be seen from the first men and subsequent men and women when going around the Earth?

What is the symbol of Belgium - a small kid pissing!
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 01:31 PM
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3 Julius Caesar in "De bello gallico". Also see "Asterix in Belgium"...
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 01:37 PM
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PQ has 3 correct ones and funny answers.

1. good
2. Baudoin died on 31 07 1993. But was king.
3. Nope and nope.
note : I'm talking about Belgians, flemish and Walloons are our first names
4. nope. dishes I said...
5. Johnny is not belgian, was born in Belgium.
Breugel ... maybe
Georges Remi was indeed a stinking guy... choose another one !
6. Excellent ! wrong of course but excellent !
7. OK. More of course...
8. ok but at least one more.
9. wrong.
10. bad joke - saw a lot of those on joke4us...

Bonus question is a great one.

Manneken pis is more the symbol of Bruxelles.
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 01:40 PM
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quokka correct.
'De omnis allis Belgi fortissimi sunt' was too much of a give away...

However I should never been obliged to translate the next sentence. Basically we are (were ?) uneducated, with no earthly possession, thus had nothing to lose ... Barbarians !
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 01:52 PM
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1. three: Dutch, French, German
2. King Philippe
3. Caesar (?)
4. konijn met pruimen, stoofvlees met bier, waterzooi
5. Stromae, Axelle Red, Luc Tuymans (painter)
6. Baraque Fraiture
7. --
8. four: Brussels, Brussels South (Charleroi), Antwerpen Oostende
9. 12 million
10. Eenheid maakt macht / L'union fait la force
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 02:04 PM
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1. French, Flemish and German
2. Filip/Philipe
3. WoinParis
4. waterzooi, stoemp
5. Django ReinHart, Jacques Brel, Toots Thielemans
6. Signal de Botrange
7. Waterloo, several battles at Ieper, battle of the Bulge
8. 3?
9. 11 million(ish)
10. Eendracht maakt macht, or wij haten Nederlanders.


Yes I have studied our southern neighnour somewhat.
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 02:23 PM
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4- moules et frites? Belgian waffles?

PROTEST # 5
WIKI
Hallyday's father, Léon Smet (1908–1989), was Belgian; his mother, Huguette Clerc (1920–2007), was French. Born in Paris,

Judges - if his mum was Belgian and he were born in Belgium does not that qualify him as being at least as much Belgian as Frog?

2. Baudoin died on 31 07 1993. But was king.>

I only knew Leopolds and Baudoin - I was in Brussels the day after he died and the front page of a newspaper had a picture of the Mannequin Pis crying!

I've also read that the king is the only real Belgian!

Belgium such a small country but lots of neat attributes - at least amongst the Flems.

Prost!
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 02:24 PM
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Some specialists here !

I'd say 11 millions like hetismij.
And Botrange/

Still one airport missing

We got battles from WW2, WW1, Napoleon, let us get some centuries earlier with a very famous Englishman in charge.


Konijn met pruimen gave mme hunger too.


I love the motto from hetismij - you defintely got me...
Cotelette à l'berdouille or boulet liégeois are not bad either...
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 02:30 PM
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Protest invalid. The father was indeed belgian but abandoned his son. His mother took care of him.
He is French... Tragic for us, he is a great artist.

Simenon (Maigret !) Emile Verharen (always thought he was flemish and wrote in flemish)and some more...

http://www.poetica.fr/poeme-1945/emi...a-la-belgique/
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 02:36 PM
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airport- Must be somewhere around Liege- Liege?
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 07:21 PM
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Artist- James Ensor. Procession of Christ into Brussels 1889 is a masterpiece of Expressionism. A favourite of mine.

Isn't Walloon a Belgian dialect?

Many atrocities committed by Leopold 1 in the Congo. He was as evil as Pol Pot, Stalin, and Hitler.

Many of his atrocities witnessed by great writer Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness.

The Lion Mount is as nefarious as Auschwitz. Read The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald.

Thin
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Old Dec 20th, 2016, 11:31 PM
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Walloon is a language.

Lion Munt marks the end of Napoleon why nefarious ?
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 12:12 AM
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Bon

So this was my first quiz. Not sure I'll do a second.

Or maybe about atrocities.

Like :
How many 'negroes' died in the cotton plantations ?
When did apartheid start in SAF and when did it end in US ?
What did it mean when Genghis Khan planted a red tent in front of a city ?
How many people did Pol Pot kill ?
How many Jews ended up in ovens ?
How many Armenians were leeft to starve by Turks ?
Which tribe is now extinct thanks to cowboys : Seminoles, Apaches, Sioux ?
How many women were raped in Berlin in May 1945 ?
How many frenchwomen were raped by US and British liberators ?
What did the Mayas and Incas do with their prisoners ?
Was Lindberg a true nazi ?
Was Marylin Monroe killed by CIA ?
Where is My Lai ?
How many people can be killed by one naplam bomb ?
How many deaths in Aleppo ?

On the topic of Belgians, you already know we are slaughterers, nazis and love our murderous kings - and aah forgot to mention - are the ones who started the genocid between Huttus and Tutsis.

And Merry Christmas.
I would have preferred to stay on topic of cartoons and food, like some nice people did on this thread, but it is too much to ask from Fodors' other regulars.
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 12:29 AM
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Sorry that the thread went South, but it should not keep you from doing another quiz.

I know it's not a dish, but maybe a few speculoos will help to restore some of that Christmas spirit.
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 12:54 AM
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Thanks cowboy.

Speculoos is indeed excellent. esp in a cup of coffee, the trick is to take it out just before it is so wet that it falls overboard back into the coffee. And you have to dig it with a spoon - embarrassing moment.
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 07:19 AM
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Ah Speculoos- always buy some for my sister-in-law who loved them when in Holland - buy them at my local Aldis.

Please WoeinParis - more quizzes -I found it fun trying to answer for a change.

What about that 4th Belgian airport?

Answer to Bonus question - Belgian autoroute system that has near continuous lights its whole length -making it stand out at night from high above the earth from orbiting satellites. Right?
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 07:35 AM
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getting back to a lighter vein, who is the most famous Belgian in the UK?
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 09:24 AM
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Q- Who was the only Belgian singer to have a #1 hit on U.S. billboard charts?

Was as famous as Johnny Hollyday for a while, more so in the U.S. as Hollyday is fairly unknown here!
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A wild guess-Vincent Kompany?
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