Friday, 9 May 2008

Celebrate Europe day with a Euro Quiz

As promised here is the mammoth Euro quiz to celebrate Europe Day - 9th May. many thanks to the UK office of the European Parliament for the questions. An ALDE & EP goodie bag goes to the person who has most correct answers when entries close at 5pm on Monday the 12th May 2008 at 17.00. If you are feart of public humiliation or don't want to show the world how knowledgeable you are then you can email your answer to
Good luck!

1. How many stars does the European flag have?

2. Name one of the two top wine producing countries in the world?

3. What is the name of the Festival which takes place in Munich every Autumn?

4. Which country has borders with Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia?

5. How many countries are currently part of the Euro area?

6. Known as the Holy Mountain it is the centre of Eastern Christian Orthodox Monasticism. set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a treasury housing many artefacts and monument of religious, national and artistic value. Where is it?

7. Which two European cities does Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities describe?

8. How many time zones are there in the EU?

9. They played a major political, military and cultural role in medieval Europe and the Near East. famed for their martial spirit, Christian piety and their culture, such as their unique architecture. Invaders and conquerors, they established a kingdom in Sicily and southern Italy. Who were they?

10. Where did the singing revolution take place?

1. When was the "Year of the Barricades", student riots in Paris and other cities?

2. Karol Wojtyla became Pope in which year?

3. Year the UK held a referendum on EEC membership?

4. In what year was the Treaty of Rome signed?

5. Year the Berlin Wall was built?

6. Year and location of the 1st Eurovision Song Contest?

7. In what year was decimal coinage introduced to the UK?

8. Date of the great influenza pandemic which killed more than 50 million world-wide?

9. Year of the death of Franco?

10. Date of the Russian Revolution?

1. What is the name of the Roman road which runs from London to York via Lincoln?

2. Which is the longest river in the EU and how many EU countries does it flow through?

3. In what year did the Channel Tunnel open?

4. From the 10th century to the present day, pilgrims have made their way to which Spanish cathedral city?

5. developed in the late 1870s by ophthalmologist Dr Ludovic Zamenhof to promote international understanding, it was denounced by Stalin as "the language of spies". which language?

6. Name the mechanism where locations in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of encouraging human contact and cultural links?

7. Name 3 of Paris's 6 railway stations

8. Who was the German printer who invented a mechanical way of making books?

9. Originally founded in Spain in 1944, this household name has sister magazines in Britain, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Russia, Thailand, Canada, India, Mexico & UAE. What is the magazine's name?

10. Name the Italian cities where the following airports are located?
A. Leonardo Da Vinci
B. Galileo Galilei
C. Amerigo Vespucci

1 comment:

Stephen Glenn said...

Nice, hard and fair Iain. Email sent