Europe Quiz (In Sight In Mind)

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Europe in the Mirror of Culture


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  • 1. 

    If you travel this city,you can see Hagia Sophia Museum and discover other amazing cultural and historical places.Do you know this city also connects Europe with Asia?

    • A.

      Ankara

    • B.

      İstanbul

    • C.

      İzmir

    Correct Answer
    B. İstanbul
    Explanation
    İstanbul is the correct answer because it is a city that offers the opportunity to visit the Hagia Sophia Museum and explore other cultural and historical sites. Additionally, İstanbul is known for being the city that connects Europe with Asia, as it is located on both continents.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of the seven wonders of the ancient world is located in Turkey.

    • A.

      The Lighthouse of Alexandria

    • B.

      The Hanging gardens of Babylon

    • C.

      The Temple of Artemis

    Correct Answer
    C. The Temple of Artemis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Temple of Artemis. The Temple of Artemis was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and it was located in Turkey. It was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis and was known for its grandeur and size. The temple was destroyed and rebuilt multiple times throughout history, but its ruins can still be seen today in the city of Ephesus, Turkey.

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  • 3. 

    It is one of the amazing tourist attractions in Turkey.There are interesting rock formations called Fairy Chimneys there.You may see here the cave hotels,historic churces and take hot air- balloon ride and enjoy the amazing scenery from the air.Where is it?

    • A.

      Cappadoacia

    • B.

      Mount Nemrut National Park

    • C.

      Aegean Region

    Correct Answer
    A. Cappadoacia
    Explanation
    Cappadocia is known for its amazing rock formations called Fairy Chimneys, which make it an incredible tourist attraction in Turkey. Visitors can explore cave hotels, historic churches, and even take a hot air balloon ride to enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the air. The given answer, Cappadocia, accurately describes this unique destination.

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  • 4. 

    It is one of the most popular dishes that belongs to Turkish cuisine and is also popular around the world.Which food is it?

    • A.

      Lahmacun

    • B.

      Kebab

    • C.

      Pizza

    Correct Answer
    B. Kebab
    Explanation
    Kebab is the correct answer because it is a popular dish in Turkish cuisine and is also well-known worldwide. It is often associated with Turkish cuisine due to its origins in the region, and it has gained popularity globally due to its delicious taste and variety of preparations.

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  • 5. 

    In this city can you find and visit the leaning tower?

    • A.

      Milano

    • B.

      Lecce

    • C.

      Pisa

    Correct Answer
    C. Pisa
    Explanation
    Pisa is the correct answer because it is the city famous for its leaning tower. The leaning tower of Pisa is a well-known tourist attraction and a symbol of the city. Milano and Lecce do not have a leaning tower, so they are not the correct answers.

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  • 6. 

    In this city there is a one square km State.

    • A.

      Palermo

    • B.

      Rome

    • C.

      Torino

    Correct Answer
    B. Rome
    Explanation
    Rome is the correct answer because it is a city that contains a one square km State. This suggests that there is a small independent territory within the city of Rome that covers an area of one square kilometer.

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  • 7. 

    The active volano called Etna is in ..................

    • A.

      Piemonte

    • B.

      Molise

    • C.

      Sicilia

    Correct Answer
    C. Sicilia
    Explanation
    Etna is an active volcano located in Sicilia.

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  • 8. 

    It is the most famous Italian street food

    • A.

      Pizza

    • B.

      Spaghetti alla bolognese

    • C.

      Mozzarella

    Correct Answer
    A. Pizza
    Explanation
    Pizza is the correct answer because it is widely known as the most famous Italian street food. It originated in Naples, Italy, and has gained popularity worldwide. Pizza is a baked flatbread topped with various ingredients such as cheese, tomato sauce, and a variety of toppings. It is often enjoyed as a quick and convenient meal, making it a popular choice among people of all ages.

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  • 9. 

    What is the highest mountain in Greece and home to the ancient gods and goddesses?

    • A.

      Mount Olympus

    • B.

      Zeus’ Peak

    • C.

      Mount Athena

    Correct Answer
    A. Mount Olympus
    Explanation
    Mount Olympus is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in Greece and is known for being the home of the ancient gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. According to Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was the dwelling place of the twelve Olympian gods, including Zeus, the king of the gods. It is considered a sacred place and a symbol of power and divinity in Greek culture.

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  • 10. 

    ‘Homer’ is best known for doing what?

    • A.

      Doing epic deeds

    • B.

      Writing epic poems

    • C.

      Going on epic journeys

    Correct Answer
    B. Writing epic poems
    Explanation
    Homer is best known for writing epic poems. His two most famous works, the Iliad and the Odyssey, are considered to be among the greatest works of literature in Western civilization. These poems are epic in nature, as they tell grand stories of heroes, gods, and mythical creatures. Homer's poems have had a significant impact on the development of literature and storytelling, and they continue to be studied and appreciated for their literary and cultural value.

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  • 11. 

    Which Greek authors have won the Nobel Prize for literature?

    • A.

      Nikos Kazantzakis and Menelaos Loundemis

    • B.

      Giorgos Seferis and Nikos Kazantzakis

    • C.

      Giorgos Seferis and Odysseas Elytis

    Correct Answer
    C. Giorgos Seferis and Odysseas Elytis
    Explanation
    Giorgos Seferis and Odysseas Elytis are the correct answer for this question because they are the Greek authors who have won the Nobel Prize for literature. Nikos Kazantzakis and Menelaos Loundemis are not the correct answer as they have not won the Nobel Prize. Giorgos Seferis and Nikos Kazantzakis are also not the correct answer as Nikos Kazantzakis did not win the Nobel Prize.

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  • 12. 

    Best known for turning milky white when mixed with water, what is used to flavor the alcoholic Greek beverage ‘ouzo’?

    • A.

      Pine resin

    • B.

      Anise

    • C.

      Lemon juice

    Correct Answer
    B. Anise
    Explanation
    Anise is used to flavor ouzo, the alcoholic Greek beverage. Anise is a plant that has a distinct licorice-like flavor. When mixed with water, ouzo turns milky white, and this is one of its most well-known characteristics. The strong and sweet flavor of anise adds a unique taste to ouzo, making it a popular choice among drinkers.

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  • 13. 

    The traditional Romanian food are........................

    • A.

      Pizza and Spaghetti

    • B.

      Sarmale and Pasca

    • C.

      Taco and Borscht

    Correct Answer
    B. Sarmale and Pasca
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sarmale and Pasca because these are traditional Romanian dishes. Sarmale is a dish made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice, meat, and spices, while Pasca is a sweet bread typically filled with cheese. Pizza and spaghetti are not traditional Romanian foods, and taco and borscht are not commonly associated with Romanian cuisine.

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  • 14. 

    In which country is Bran Castle that is commonly known as Dracula's Castle located? 

    • A.

      Bulgaria

    • B.

      Greece

    • C.

      Romania

    • D.

      Slovakia

    Correct Answer
    C. Romania
    Explanation
    Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula's Castle, is located in Romania.

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  • 15. 

    What is the name of the capital in Norway?

    • A.

      Oslo

    • B.

      Bergen

    • C.

      Trondheim

    Correct Answer
    A. Oslo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oslo. Oslo is the capital of Norway. It is located in the southern part of the country and is the largest city in Norway. Oslo is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. It is also the political and economic center of the country, housing the Norwegian government and many major businesses.

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  • 16. 

    What is Norway's most important export goods?

    • A.

      Oil

    • B.

      Fish and music

    • C.

      Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Fish and music
    Explanation
    Norway is known for being one of the largest exporters of fish in the world, with its fishing industry being a significant contributor to the country's economy. Additionally, Norway has a rich musical heritage and has produced many renowned musicians and bands, contributing to the export of music as well. Therefore, the combination of fish and music can be considered as Norway's most important export goods.

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  • 17. 

    What is one of the most famous Norwegian inventions?

    • A.

      Cheese

    • B.

      Cheese Slider

    • C.

      Cross country ski

    Correct Answer
    B. Cheese Slider
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cheese Slider" because it is stated that it is one of the most famous Norwegian inventions. This suggests that the Cheese Slider is a well-known and significant invention that originated from Norway.

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  • 18. 

    What are some things that are typical for Norwegians?

    • A.

      Hiking

    • B.

      Eating traditional food

    • C.

      Packed lunch

    Correct Answer
    C. Packed lunch
    Explanation
    Norwegians are known for their love of outdoor activities, particularly hiking. They often pack their own lunch to bring along on these hikes, making packed lunch a typical characteristic of Norwegians. Additionally, eating traditional food is also common in Norway, showcasing their appreciation for their cultural cuisine.

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  • 19. 

    What is the area and population of Poland?

    • A.

      About 312 000 km² and 38 million people

    • B.

      About 120 000 km² and 38 million people

    • C.

      About 512 000 km² and 58 million people

    Correct Answer
    A. About 312 000 km² and 38 million people
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that the area of Poland is approximately 312,000 km² and the population is around 38 million people.

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  • 20. 

    Poland takes a lot of pride in being a country that:

    • A.

      Has been the member of European Union since 2004 and now, a Polish politician Donald Tusk, is the President of the European Council

    • B.

      The Pope John Paul II came from, he was the Pope for nearly 27 years (1978 – 2005)

    • C.

      Fought for independence and caused the fall of communism in 1980’s

    • D.

      All the above answers are true

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above answers are true
    Explanation
    The answer is "all the above answers are true" because all of the statements mentioned in the question are correct. Poland has been a member of the European Union since 2004, Donald Tusk, a Polish politician, is currently the President of the European Council. Pope John Paul II, who was Polish, served as the Pope for almost 27 years. Poland also played a significant role in fighting for independence and ultimately causing the fall of communism in the 1980s.

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  • 21. 

    A beautiful historic city in the south of Poland, really popular among tourists and world famous for its university (dating back to XIV century) is called

    • A.

      Warsaw

    • B.

      Gdańsk

    • C.

      Cracow

    Correct Answer
    C. Cracow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cracow. Cracow is a beautiful historic city in the south of Poland that is popular among tourists and is world-famous for its university dating back to the XIV century.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following sentences is not true:

    • A.

      The capital city, Warsaw, is situated in the central Poland

    • B.

      A Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus (XVI century), discovered that the Earth rotates round the Sun

    • C.

      Among Polish Nobel Prize laureates (7) there are 4 Polish writers

    • D.

      Poland borders with the Baltic sea in the north and the Alps in the south

    • E.

      Poland borders with the Baltic sea in the north and the Alps in the south

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. Poland borders with the Baltic sea in the north and the Alps in the south
    E. Poland borders with the Baltic sea in the north and the Alps in the south
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