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1 THE GREAT BIG EUROPEAN PUB QUIZ (1) Very General Knowledge Q Question Answer 1 Which of the following European cities is not a national capital? a) Brussels b) Vienna c) Zurich 2 Which of these European countries has the largest area? a) Ukraine b) United Kingdom c) Sweden 3 Which of these European countries does not have a border with Germany? a) Czech Republic b) Italy c) Denmark 4 Which of these European cities is furthest south? a) Belgrade (Serbia) b) Sofia (Bulgaria) c) Lisbon (Portugal) 5 Which is the correct description of the stripes on the French flag? a) Red, then white, then blue (horizontally, from top to bottom) b) Blue, then white then red (vertically, from left to right) c) Red, then white, then blue, (vertically, from left to right) 6 Which of these European countries has a coast on the Mediterranean Sea? a) Macedonia b) Croatia c) Romania 7 Which are Switzerland s official national languages? a) French, English, German and Dutch b) German, Italian, French and Romansh c) German, French, Bavarian and English 8 Which of the following European countries is not a member of the European Union (EU)? a) Slovenia b) Portugal c) Norway 9 Tallin is the capital city of which Eastern European country? a) Estonia b) Latvia c) Belarus 10 Which of these European countries does not contain part of the Alps mountain range? a) France b) Slovenia c) Hungary c a b c b b b c a c

2 (2) European Geography (See attached PDF with Map of Europe and countries marked) Answers: 1. Estonia 2. Albania 3. Moldova 4. Macedonia 5. Slovakia 6. Poland 7. Lithuania 8. Romania 9. Sweden 10. Portugal 11. Belarus 12. Switzerland 13. Netherlands 14. Czech Republic 15. Bulgaria

3 (3) The European Union Answers are in BOLD 1. When was European Economic Community formed? a) 25 March 1957 b) 10 May 1945 c) 23 August 1949 d) 30 December Which of the following countries was not an original member of European Economic Community? a) France b) Luxembourg c) Ireland d) Belgium 3. When did Greece join European Economic Community? a) 1972 b) 1988 c) 1987 d) When did Single European Act come into effect? a) 14 February 1972 b) 22 April 1968 c) 1 July 1987 d) 28 October Which treaty established European Union? a) Lisbon Treaty b) Maastricht Treaty c) Treaty of Rome d) Treaty of Nice 6. When did European Union come into existence? a) 3 March 1995 b) 10 June 1978 c) 11 September 1986 d) 1 November Which of the following countries did not join European Union on 1 January 1995? a) Sweden b) Finland c) Austria d) Norway 8. How many countries were admitted to European Union in 2004? a) 12 b) 10 c) 18 d) When did Bulgaria and Romania join European Union? a) 2001 b) 2007 c) 1993 d) When did euro coins and notes come into circulation? a) 1 January 2002 b) 1 June 1998 c) 1 July 2003 d) 7 December 1999

4 (O) Flags of Europe You should find this sheet on your table at the beginning of the quiz. You have the entire length of the quiz to fill in as many of these flags of European countries as you can!

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6 (4) Picture Round European Landmarks

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8 (5) Probably General Knowledge (EU) Statement Answer Explanation The slogan of the European union is United in diversity The European Project was founded on 9 May The European Union has 27 member states. The citizens of the European Union have the right to travel freely and take up residence in a country of their choosing. The European Union has 28 official languages. TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE FALSE Europeans have come together, in the form of the EU, to work towards peace and prosperity. The various cultures, traditions and languages enrich all of our lives. Europe Day is held on May 9th. On 9 May 1950, five years after WWII, Robert Schuman, the foreign minister of France, made the historic Schuman Declaration where he proposed that France and Germany join their coal and steel production. The EU has its own flag and anthem ( Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 by L. van Beethoven). As of 2015 the EU has 28 members. The last to join the union was Croatia in The common legislation of the European Union must ensure that citizens, goods, services and capital can move freely within the European Union borders. The European Union has more than 500 million citizens. The European Union has 24 official languages and all of the debates in the European Parliament are translated to all of those languages. This means that the work of the European Parliament provides 552 possible combinations for translation. The EU budget during the term is 100 billion euros. FALSE The maximum sum of EU spending in is ~960 billion euros. Dividing it between 28 member states in 7 years accounts for ~4400 per second. Dividing it with the number of citizens makes ~23 per person per month. There are four countries in Europe where voting in the elections of the European Parliament is compulsory for the citizens. The European Parliament has 551 members in total. The Parliamentary representatives are grouped based on their culture and language abilities. TRUE FALSE FALSE Voting in the European Parliament elections is compulsory in four member states (Belgium, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Greece). The European Parliament has 751 members. The Members of the parliament are elected by direct universal suffrage for a five-year period. The parliament members sit in political groups.

9 (6) Probably Not General Knowledge Q Question Answer 1 2 Which six countries were the founding members of the European Union (EU)? Borders are widely respected by mankind, but not by nature. The Danube is one of the main rivers of Europe. Which countries of the European Union does it run through? (1 point for 4 correct answers, 2 points for all 6. Only 6 answers may be submitted in total) France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria 3 What is the Gaelic name of Ireland? Éire 4 Which region of the EU is the first to celebrate new year? France 5 The world's oldest anthem belongs to a EU-member: which one? The Netherlands When did the countries on the Iberian peninsula join the European Union? Both Finland and Norway are members of the European Union. True or False? French is an official language in Belgium, Luxembourg and which other EU-country? 1986 False France 9 Tallinn is the capital of which EU country? Estonia 10 How many EU members share a border with Italy, one of the founding members? 3 11 Which of the following EU countries shares a border with Poland? Slovakia 12 There are four island nations which are members of the European Union. They are Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus and which other island? Malta 13 What is the capital of Bavaria? Munich (München) 14 The Greeks gained EU membership before the Danes. True or False? False 15 What is the currency of Hungary? The Florint

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