Wednesday, 23 April 2008

European Quiz

In advance of Europe Day on May 9th the EP UK Office have sent out a European Quiz book. So I thought I'd use one of the quizzes from it to test your European knowledge. This one is just for fun and to whet your appetite for a larger one on May 9th, for which I'll supply some appropriate Euro goodies for the winning entry. MEP staff are banned form participating!

Q1. How many members states are there in the European Union?

Q2. How many official languages does the EU have?

Q3. Which is the biggest country in the EU by land mass?

Q4. To the nearest full percentage, what percentage of EU citizens live in cities?

Q5. According to reports in the press, about 98% of all Spanish people participate in what every Christmas? (1st begun in 1812)

Q6. Which country has most public holidays in the EU and which country has least?

Q7. Which country has won the Eurovision song contest most times?

Q8. Europe is the continent visited by most tourists: i fact, six EU countries were in the world's top ten destinations in 2006. Name them?

Q9. To the nearest thousand, how many staff are employed by the European Commission?

Q10. Which EU countries have the greatest and least population density?

Many thanks to the UK office of the European Parliament for this quiz.

Have fun!

4 comments:

livi said...

I swear I'm doing this from the window and not surfing elsewhere, although now having written that and reread it it looks otherwise. Anyhoo.

Q1. How many members states are there in the European Union? 27

Q2. How many official languages does the EU have? No you'd think I'd know this reporting on a large number of them. I'd say 22

Q3. Which is the biggest country in the EU by land mass? Germany

Q4. To the nearest full percentage, what percentage of EU citizens live in cities? 74%

Q5. According to reports in the press, about 98% of all Spanish people participate in what every Christmas? (1st begun in 1812)Midnight mass

Q6. Which country has most public holidays in the EU and which country has least? Most Germany least UK

Q7. Which country has won the Eurovision song contest most times?
Ireland

Q8. Europe is the continent visited by most tourists: i fact, six EU countries were in the world's top ten destinations in 2006. Name them? France, Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, Netherlands

Q9. To the nearest thousand, how many staff are employed by the European Commission? WHAT!!!! Ok just the Commission not the Council and Parliament then. 14k

Q10. Which EU countries have the greatest and least population density? Greatest Luxembourg, least Finland

Stephen Glenn said...

Grrr must check id before posting.

Iain Rubie Dale said...
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Iain Rubie Dale said...

I's sussed it was you anyway Stephen.
Tsk, tsk, only 2.5 out of ten but you missed another one by a tiny margin. All will be revealed within a few days.