Central Europe Destination Specialist Quiz

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This quiz is practice for the destination specialist test and focuses on central Europe


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following European countries does not share a border with Belgium?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Holland

    • C. 

      Denmark

    • D. 

      Luxembourg

  • 2. 
    What language is spoken in the Ardennes region of Belgium?
    • A. 

      Flemish

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      German

    • D. 

      Dutch

  • 3. 
    About how long does it take to travel from London, England to Brussells by high speed train?
    • A. 

      Three hours

    • B. 

      Four hours

    • C. 

      Six hours

    • D. 

      Eight hours

  • 4. 
    What beverage is Belgium most known for?
    • A. 

      Schnapps

    • B. 

      White wine

    • C. 

      Beer

    • D. 

      Cider

  • 5. 
    What city was once the home of artist Pieter-Paul Rubens and is the center of the world's diamond-cutting and diamond-trading industry?
    • A. 

      Brugge (bruges)

    • B. 

      Gent (Ghent)

    • C. 

      Ieper (Ypres)

    • D. 

      Antwerpen (Antwerp)

  • 6. 
    The northern region of Belgium is known as Flanders.  What is the name of the southern region?
    • A. 

      Wallonia

    • B. 

      Ommegang

    • C. 

      Domain de Lacken

    • D. 

      Oude Griffe

  • 7. 
    What is Brussells sometimes called?
    • A. 

      Venice of the north

    • B. 

      The Capital of Europe

    • C. 

      The Finanicial Hub of europe

    • D. 

      The Crossroads of Europe

  • 8. 
    Which city is known for its canals and bridges?
    • A. 

      Brugge (Bruges)

    • B. 

      Brussell (Bruxelles)

    • C. 

      Gent (Ghent)

    • D. 

      Antwerpen (Antwerp)

  • 9. 
    A vibrant modern city, a commercial center in the middle ages, site of Gravensteen castle and Jan Van Eyck's materpiece Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.
    • A. 

      Gent (Ghent)

    • B. 

      The Ardennes

    • C. 

      Ieper (Ypres)

  • 10. 
    A region of forests and river valleys in southeastern Belgium with several medieval castles.
    • A. 

      Gent (Ghent)

    • B. 

      The Ardennes

    • C. 

      Ieper (Ypres)

  • 11. 
    A city virtually destroyed during World War I but restored and the site of memorials to the war victims.
    • A. 

      Gent (Ghent)

    • B. 

      The Ardennes

    • C. 

      Ieper (Ypres)

  • 12. 
    Which of these Dutch cities is the largest seaport in Europe?
    • A. 

      Amsterdam

    • B. 

      Rotterdam

    • C. 

      MAudurodam

    • D. 

      Leiden

  • 13. 
    Which of these Amsterdam attractions has a branch at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport?
    • A. 

      The NEMO science and technology center

    • B. 

      The Heineken Experience

    • C. 

      The Bloemenmarkt (floating flower market

    • D. 

      The Rijksmuseum (national museum)

  • 14. 
    What is the Zaanse Schans in Zaandam?
    • A. 

      An open air folk museum

    • B. 

      A flower auction

    • C. 

      A maritime museum

    • D. 

      A cheese market

  • 15. 
    Which Dutch city was the departure point for Pilgrims on their journey to the new world?
    • A. 

      Haarlem

    • B. 

      Leiden

    • C. 

      Maastrict

    • D. 

      Rotterdam

  • 16. 
    Which architectural feature distinguishes the province of Friesland?
    • A. 

      Medieval churches with conical roofs

    • B. 

      18th century townhouses

    • C. 

      Farmhouses attached to barns

    • D. 

      Romanesque ruined abbeys

  • 17. 
    Which type of local transportation is Holland most known for?
    • A. 

      Train

    • B. 

      Car

    • C. 

      Bicycle

    • D. 

      Bus

  • 18. 
    Which city is home to the principal royal residence in Holland?
    • A. 

      Amsterdam

    • B. 

      Den Haag (The Hague)

    • C. 

      Delft

    • D. 

      Rotterdam

  • 19. 
    Which city is the best base for exploring Holland's flower bulb fields at Keukenhof Gardens?
    • A. 

      Maastricht

    • B. 

      Rotterdam

    • C. 

      Haarlem

    • D. 

      Volendam

  • 20. 
    Home to anne Frankuis and the Van Gough Museum, which has the wolrd's largest collection of the artist's paintings.
    • A. 

      Aalsmeer

    • B. 

      Alkmaar

    • C. 

      Amsterdam

    • D. 

      Delft

    • E. 

      Maastricht

  • 21. 
    A city known for its distinctive blue and white pottery and Nieuwe Kerk with its gothic spire and 48 bell carillon
    • A. 

      Aalsmeer

    • B. 

      Alkmaar

    • C. 

      Amsterdam

    • D. 

      Delft

    • E. 

      Maastricht

  • 22. 
    A city where viewers can watch the action of the wholesale flower market auction
    • A. 

      Aalsmeer

    • B. 

      Alkmaar

    • C. 

      Amsterdam

    • D. 

      Delft

    • E. 

      Maastricht

  • 23. 
    A city with architecture from the Renaissance and medieval periods and a 200 mile network of limestone caves that can be toured
    • A. 

      Aalsmeer

    • B. 

      Alkmaar

    • C. 

      Amsterdam

    • D. 

      Delft

    • E. 

      Maastricht

  • 24. 
    Home of a famous cheese market with costumed cheese porters
    • A. 

      Aalsmeer

    • B. 

      Alkmaar

    • C. 

      Amsterdam

    • D. 

      Delft

    • E. 

      Maastricht

  • 25. 
    Which of the following does Luxembourg have in abundance, with the highest concentration per capita in Europe?
    • A. 

      Medieval fortresses

    • B. 

      Michelin-starred restraurants

    • C. 

      Special interest museums

    • D. 

      Wineries

  • 26. 
    Which of the following is NOT an attraction in Luxembourg City?
    • A. 

      Casemates de la Petrusse, a system of underground passages built to protect the city

    • B. 

      Petrusse Express, a train that follows the city's walls with narration abut the city's history

    • C. 

      Musee National d Histoire et d'Art with scale model of Lucembourg City during the strongest days

    • D. 

      Petrusse Hills, where funiculars take tourists to an overlook with a panorama of the city

  • 27. 
    Which language is NOT considered an official language of Luxembourg?
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      German

    • C. 

      Letzenburgesch

    • D. 

      English

  • 28. 
    Which area of Luxembourg is known for its vineyards and wine production?
    • A. 

      The Ardennes

    • B. 

      The Moselle Valley

    • C. 

      Mondor-Les Bains

    • D. 

      Esch-sur-Sure

  • 29. 
    What household item is Luxembourg best known for?
    • A. 

      Crystal stemware

    • B. 

      Hand milled soap

    • C. 

      Fine china

    • D. 

      Copper cookware

  • 30. 
    What is featured in a permanent exhibit at the Chateau de Clervaux?
    • A. 

      Photography

    • B. 

      Illuminated manuscripts

    • C. 

      Medieval tapestries

    • D. 

      Roman artifacts

  • 31. 
    What city in the Ardennes is know for its massive feudal chateau and is considered on of the country's most romantic sites?
    • A. 

      Mondorf-les_bains

    • B. 

      Vainden

    • C. 

      Echternach

    • D. 

      Esch-sur-Sure

  • 32. 
    What city is known for is casino and thermal springs?
    • A. 

      Mondorf-les-Bains

    • B. 

      Vianden

    • C. 

      Echternach

    • D. 

      Esch-sur-Sure

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is the most expedient way to get around France?
    • A. 

      By train

    • B. 

      By car

    • C. 

      By bus

    • D. 

      By canal barge

  • 34. 
    Which European country has had a strong influence on the Alsace region of France?
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Luxembourg

  • 35. 
    Which of these areas of Paris is most noted for its gourmet food shops?
    • A. 

      Montparnasse

    • B. 

      Place des vosges

    • C. 

      Place de la Madeleine

    • D. 

      The Marais

  • 36. 
    Which Paris museum has the largest collection of Impressionist art?
    • A. 

      Musee du Louvre

    • B. 

      Musee d'Orsay

    • C. 

      Centre Georges-Pompidou

    • D. 

      Galerie Nationale du jeu de Paume

  • 37. 
    Which of the following would be the best choice for clients who want just pastry and coffee in France?
    • A. 

      Bistro

    • B. 

      Brasserie

    • C. 

      Salon de the

    • D. 

      Retaurant

  • 38. 
    Which of these French regions is NOT an important wine region?
    • A. 

      Pays de la Loire (Loire Valley)

    • B. 

      Rhone-Alpes

    • C. 

      Picardic (Picardy)

    • D. 

      Alsace

  • 39. 
    Which French region has a strong Celtic heritage?
    • A. 

      Lorraine

    • B. 

      Auvergne

    • C. 

      Poitou-Charentes

    • D. 

      Bretagne (Brittany)

  • 40. 
    Which of the following destinations is a popular day trip from Paris?
    • A. 

      Mont-St Michel

    • B. 

      Chantilly

    • C. 

      Carcassonne

    • D. 

      Arles

  • 41. 
    Which French city is the site of a major internation performing arts festival?
    • A. 

      Quimper

    • B. 

      Avignon

    • C. 

      Dijon

    • D. 

      Nice

  • 42. 
    A city known for fountains and Cezanne landmarks
    • A. 

      Aix-enProvence

    • B. 

      Bayonne

    • C. 

      Beaune

    • D. 

      Grenoble

    • E. 

      Quimper

  • 43. 
    The cultural capital of Bretagne (Brittany)
    • A. 

      Aix-enProvence

    • B. 

      Bayonne

    • C. 

      Beaune

    • D. 

      Grenoble

    • E. 

      Quimper

  • 44. 
    A city with a strong Baque influence
    • A. 

      Aix-enProvence

    • B. 

      Bayonne

    • C. 

      Beaune

    • D. 

      Grenoble

    • E. 

      Quimper

  • 45. 
    The wine capital of Bourgogne (Burgandy)
    • A. 

      Aix-enProvence

    • B. 

      Bayonne

    • C. 

      Beaune

    • D. 

      Grenoble

    • E. 

      Quimper

  • 46. 
    A university city in a valley surrounded by the French Alps
    • A. 

      Aix-enProvence

    • B. 

      Bayonne

    • C. 

      Beaune

    • D. 

      Grenoble

    • E. 

      Quimper

  • 47. 
    What is the major attraction in the Centre Val de Loire (Loire Valley)?
    • A. 

      Outstanding chateaux

    • B. 

      An international film festival held annually

    • C. 

      An important center for perfume manufacturing

    • D. 

      Caves with prehistoric paintings

  • 48. 
    What region is known as the French Riviera with tiny villages perched on rocky hillsides above the Mediterranean?
    • A. 

      Provence

    • B. 

      Languedoc-Roussillon

    • C. 

      Cote-d Azur

    • D. 

      Aquitaine

  • 49. 
    Where can trouists visit D-Day memorials that mark World War II landing of Allied troops and the dramatic sight of Mont-St-Michel?
    • A. 

      Normandie (Normandy)

    • B. 

      Nord Pas-de-Calais

    • C. 

      Lorraine

    • D. 

      Pays de la Loire (western Loire)

  • 50. 
    Which of the following German cities is a gateway to the Bavarian Alps?
    • A. 

      Berlin

    • B. 

      Heidelberg

    • C. 

      Munchen (Munich)

    • D. 

      Dresden

  • 51. 
    Which city is Germany's major seaport?
    • A. 

      Frankfort am Main

    • B. 

      Berlin

    • C. 

      Freiburg

    • D. 

      Hamburg

  • 52. 
    Approximately how many varieties of beer are produced in Germany?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      5000

  • 53. 
    Which type of art is the main feature of the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin?
    • A. 

      Modern sculpture

    • B. 

      Bauhaus design

    • C. 

      Greek and Roman antiquities

    • D. 

      Bavarian folk art

  • 54. 
    What is the major park near the Schwabing section of Munchen (Munich)?
    • A. 

      Marienplatz

    • B. 

      The Englischer Garten (English Garden)

    • C. 

      The Tiergarten

    • D. 

      Schlossberg (castle hill)

  • 55. 
    What is the name of Munchen's main square with it's famous Glockenspiel?
    • A. 

      Odeonplatz

    • B. 

      Marienplatz

    • C. 

      Schwabing

    • D. 

      Neues Rathaus

  • 56. 
    Which famous composer is associated with several sites in Leipzig?
    • A. 

      Richard Wagner

    • B. 

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • C. 

      Johann Sebastian Bach

    • D. 

      Ludwig von Beethoven

  • 57. 
    What city is the base for visiting the Marchenstrasse (Fairy Tale road)?
    • A. 

      Hannover

    • B. 

      Heidelberg

    • C. 

      Bonn

    • D. 

      Nurnberg (Nuremberg)

  • 58. 
    Which German city is NOT on the Rhine river?
    • A. 

      Heidelberg

    • B. 

      Dusseldorf

    • C. 

      Bonn

    • D. 

      Koln (cologne)

  • 59. 
    Which German city is known for it's spas?
    • A. 

      Baden-Baden

    • B. 

      Stuttgart

    • C. 

      Bonn

    • D. 

      Potsdam

  • 60. 
    Which of the following is often the focus of special-interest tours in Germanyd
    • A. 

      Christmas markets

    • B. 

      Spas

    • C. 

      Horseback riding

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 61. 
    Which of the these German cities is a popular day trip from Berlin and the site of Sans Souci Park and its castles?
    • A. 

      Oberammergau

    • B. 

      Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    • C. 

      Potsdam

    • D. 

      Freiburg

  • 62. 
    Which city in Germany is best known for producing fine porcelain?
    • A. 

      Meissen

    • B. 

      Hamburg

    • C. 

      Frankfort am Main

    • D. 

      Hannover

  • 63. 
    Which city has a cathedral that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and took 632 years to complete?
    • A. 

      Dresden

    • B. 

      Frankfurt am Main

    • C. 

      Nurnberg (Nuremberg)

    • D. 

      Koln (Cologne)

  • 64. 
    A scenic wine growing area with hilltop castles and cruises
    • A. 

      Rhine river Valley

    • B. 

      Bavarian Alps

    • C. 

      Lake Constance

    • D. 

      Schwarzwald (Black Forest)

  • 65. 
    A popular resort are surrounded by the three countries of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria
    • A. 

      Rhine river Valley

    • B. 

      Bavarian Alps

    • C. 

      Lake Constance

    • D. 

      Schwarzwald (Black Forest)

  • 66. 
    The site of King Ludwig II castles and Oberammergau, the town known for its Passion Play
    • A. 

      Rhine river Valley

    • B. 

      Bavarian Alps

    • C. 

      Lake Constance

    • D. 

      Schwarzwald (Black Forest)

  • 67. 
    A lovely area of resort towns and quaint villages; Baden-Baden is a good base for its exploration
    • A. 

      Rhine river Valley

    • B. 

      Bavarian Alps

    • C. 

      Lake Constance

    • D. 

      Schwarzwald (Black Forest)

  • 68. 
    Which of the follow languages is most commonly spoken in St Moritz, Switzerland?
    • A. 

      German

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Italian

    • D. 

      Romansch

  • 69. 
    Which city is the major air gateway to Switzerland?
    • A. 

      Geneve

    • B. 

      Zurich

    • C. 

      Bern

    • D. 

      Luzern

  • 70. 
    Which of these statement is NOT tru about most chalet rentals?
    • A. 

      They include kitchen facilities

    • B. 

      They are often locate near skil slopes

    • C. 

      They are an inexpensive accommodations choice

    • D. 

      They are in h igh demand during winter

  • 71. 
    Which of the following is a traditional Swiss cheese based dish?
    • A. 

      Berner Platte

    • B. 

      Willamine

    • C. 

      Raclette

    • D. 

      Rosti

  • 72. 
    Which Swiss city is the best point of departure for a day trip to Liechtenstein?
    • A. 

      Geneve

    • B. 

      Zurich

    • C. 

      Lugano

    • D. 

      Lausanne

  • 73. 
    Which animals are housed in a popular sightseeing attraction in Bern?
    • A. 

      Lions

    • B. 

      Mountain goats

    • C. 

      Bears

    • D. 

      Elk

  • 74. 
    Which Swiss city is a convenient base for excursions up the Jungfrau moutain?
    • A. 

      Lugano

    • B. 

      Interlaken

    • C. 

      Zermatt

    • D. 

      St Gallen

  • 75. 
    Which Swiss City is on a lakeside and has a famous covered bridge?
    • A. 

      Luzern

    • B. 

      Lucarno

    • C. 

      Appenzell

    • D. 

      St Moritz

  • 76. 
    Which destination is NOt a Swiss ski resort?
    • A. 

      Basel

    • B. 

      Crans-Montana

    • C. 

      Grindelwald

    • D. 

      Davos

  • 77. 
    Clients who enjoy which of the following are likely to enjoy Switzerland?
    • A. 

      Jazz

    • B. 

      Trains

    • C. 

      Health spa

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 78. 
    The capital, a UNESCO world heritage site, known for it's oldest building, the Zytglogge Turm (clock tower)
    • A. 

      Appenzell

    • B. 

      Bern

    • C. 

      Geneve

    • D. 

      Lucarno

    • E. 

      Lugano

    • F. 

      Montreaux

    • G. 

      Zermatt

  • 79. 
    Lake Geneva resport town near the chateau de chillon and home to an internationally renowned jazz festival each July
    • A. 

      Appenzell

    • B. 

      Bern

    • C. 

      Geneve

    • D. 

      Lucarno

    • E. 

      Lugano

    • F. 

      Montreaux

    • G. 

      Zermatt

  • 80. 
    A resort town on Lake Maggiore
    • A. 

      Appenzell

    • B. 

      Bern

    • C. 

      Geneve

    • D. 

      Lucarno

    • E. 

      Lugano

    • F. 

      Montreaux

    • G. 

      Zermatt

  • 81. 
    A French-influenced cosmopolitan city and the site of the headquarters for the United Nations, International Red Cross, and World health Organization
    • A. 

      Appenzell

    • B. 

      Bern

    • C. 

      Geneve

    • D. 

      Lucarno

    • E. 

      Lugano

    • F. 

      Montreaux

    • G. 

      Zermatt

  • 82. 
    A center for mountain climbing and a ski resort where no private cars are allowed, located near the Matterhorn
    • A. 

      Appenzell

    • B. 

      Bern

    • C. 

      Geneve

    • D. 

      Lucarno

    • E. 

      Lugano

    • F. 

      Montreaux

    • G. 

      Zermatt

  • 83. 
    Both a town and a region of alpine villages known for its traditional swiss houses and painted facades and embroidery.
    • A. 

      Appenzell

    • B. 

      Bern

    • C. 

      Geneve

    • D. 

      Lucarno

    • E. 

      Lugano

    • F. 

      Montreaux

    • G. 

      Zermatt

  • 84. 
    A lake resort close to the Italian border, known for the Villa Favorita (thyssen art gallery) including works by famous american artists
    • A. 

      Appenzell

    • B. 

      Bern

    • C. 

      Geneve

    • D. 

      Lucarno

    • E. 

      Lugano

    • F. 

      Montreaux

    • G. 

      Zermatt

  • 85. 
    What is one of the principal exports of Liechtenstein?
    • A. 

      Postage stamps

    • B. 

      Chocolate

    • C. 

      Diamonds

    • D. 

      Skis

  • 86. 
    Which of the following European countries does NOT border Austria?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 87. 
    Which Austrian city is the capital of Burgenland and was the home of composer Franz  Joseph Haydn?
    • A. 

      Eisenstadt

    • B. 

      Klagenfurt

    • C. 

      Innsbruck

    • D. 

      Salzburg

  • 88. 
    What recreational area is best reached from Klagenfurt?
    • A. 

      The Danube Valley

    • B. 

      Lake Worth

    • C. 

      The Wienerwald (Vienna Woods)

    • D. 

      The Tirolean Alps

  • 89. 
    Which composer is associated with Salzburg?
    • A. 

      Mahler

    • B. 

      Beethoven

    • C. 

      Mozart

    • D. 

      Strauss

  • 90. 
    Which of the following is a typical Austrian eating or drinking establishment?
    • A. 

      Beiseln

    • B. 

      Heurigen

    • C. 

      Konditoreien

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 91. 
    Which stree in Wien (Vienna) is the location of many of the city's most imporant buildings, including the Wiener Staatsoper (opera house) and the Hofburg (imperial palace)?
    • A. 

      Ringstrasse

    • B. 

      Unter den Linden

    • C. 

      Karntnerstrasse

    • D. 

      Maximilianstrasse

  • 92. 
    Which Austrian town is NOT a popular day trip from Wien (vienna)?
    • A. 

      Melk

    • B. 

      Durnstein

    • C. 

      Bregenz

    • D. 

      Krems

  • 93. 
    Which of the following is a popular attraction outside of Salzburg?
    • A. 

      Salzbergwerk Durrnberg (salt mines)

    • B. 

      Schloss Ambras

    • C. 

      Haydn haus

    • D. 

      Schloss Belvedere

  • 94. 
    Which of the following sports activities is popular in Austria?
    • A. 

      River rafting

    • B. 

      Marathon running

    • C. 

      Windsurfing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 95. 
    What other European country is often included in escorted tours with Austria?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Switzerland

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      All of the Above