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  • 1. 

    1. Which of the below country has Euro as its currency?

    • A.

      Switzerland

    • B.

      United Kingdom

    • C.

      Portugal

    • D.

      Romania

    Correct Answer
    C. Portugal
    Explanation
    Portugal is the correct answer because it is one of the countries in the European Union that has adopted the Euro as its official currency. Switzerland and the United Kingdom have their own currencies (Swiss Franc and British Pound, respectively), while Romania is not part of the Eurozone and still uses the Romanian Leu as its currency.

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  • 2. 

    Name the largest country by Area is Western Europe?

    • A.

      United Kingdom

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    D. France
    Explanation
    Russia is not in Western Europe

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  • 3. 

    How many countries are part of the Schengen Area?

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      26

    Correct Answer
    D. 26
    Explanation
    The Schengen Area is a group of 26 European countries that have abolished passport and immigration controls at their common borders. It functions as a single country for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy. The Area is named after the village of Schengen in Luxembourg where the Schengen Agreement, which led to the Area's creation, was signed. Joining Schengen entails eliminating internal border controls with the other Schengen members, while simultaneously strengthening external border controls with non-Schengen states.

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  • 4. 

    Name the river which passes through Paris.

    • A.

      Seine

    • B.

      Thames

    • C.

      Rhine

    • D.

      Rhone

    Correct Answer
    A. Seine
    Explanation
    The Seine (French: La Seine) is a 776 km long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Source-Seine, 30 meters northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre (and Honfleur on the left bank).[1] It is navigable by ocean-going vessels as far as Rouen, 120 km (75 mi) from the sea. Over 60% of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris.
    There are 37 bridges within Paris and dozens more spanning the river outside the city. Examples in Paris include the Pont Louis-Philippe and Pont Neuf, the latter of which dates back to 1607. Outside the city, examples include the Pont de Normandie, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, which links Le Havre to Honfleur.

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  • 5. 

    What is not an official language in Switzerland?

    • A.

      French

    • B.

      Spanish

    • C.

      Italian

    • D.

      German

    Correct Answer
    B. Spanish
    Explanation
    Spanish is not spoken as an official language in Switzerland.

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  • 6. 

    Which country is completely Landlocked? 

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      United Kingdom

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Austria

    Correct Answer
    D. Austria
    Explanation
    Austria is completely landlocked, meaning it does not have any coastlines or access to the sea. It is surrounded by eight countries, including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, which all have coastlines.

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  • 7. 

    London is in the banks of which river?

    • A.

      Danube

    • B.

      Volga

    • C.

      Elbe

    • D.

      Thames

    Correct Answer
    D. Thames
    Explanation
    The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, behind the River Severn. While it is best known because its lower reaches flow through central London, the river flows alongside several other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Windsor, Kingston upon Thames, and Richmond.
    The river gives its name to several geographical and political entities, including the Thames Valley, a region of England around the river between Oxford and west London, the Thames Gateway, the area centred on the tidal Thames, and the Thames Estuary to the east of London. The tidal section of the river is covered in more detail under Tideway.

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  • 8. 

    Which country is called the Boot of Europe?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Belgium

    Correct Answer
    A. Italy
    Explanation
    The shape of the country resembles a Boot. During the 1990 FIFA world cup the media used the shape of the country like a animated Free Kick.

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  • 9. 

    Which city is home to the Mannekan Pis 

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Amsterdam

    • C.

      Paris

    • D.

      Brussels

    Correct Answer
    D. Brussels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brussels because the Manneken Pis is a famous bronze statue of a little boy urinating into a fountain. It is a popular tourist attraction located in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. The statue has become a symbol of the city and its sense of humor.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the easiest mode of transport in Europe?

    • A.

      Air

    • B.

      Rail

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Road

    Correct Answer
    B. Rail
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rail. Rail transportation is considered the easiest mode of transport in Europe due to its extensive network, efficiency, and convenience. Europe has a well-developed rail infrastructure that connects various countries and cities, making it easy for people to travel between different destinations. Trains are known for their reliability, speed, and frequency, providing passengers with a comfortable and efficient way to travel across the continent. Additionally, rail stations are often located in city centers, making it convenient for travelers to access other modes of transportation or tourist attractions.

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  • 11. 

    Which city in Europe is home to the "Grand Canal"?

    • A.

      Venice

    • B.

      Amsterdam

    • C.

      Paris

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    A. Venice
    Explanation
    The Grand Canal (Italian: Canal Grande, Venetian: Canałasso) is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses (Italian: vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.
    At one end, the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin; in between, it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts (sestieri) of Venice. It is 3,800 m long, 30–90 m wide, with an average depth of five meters (16.5 ft).

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  • 12. 

    Which river in Europe is know for its Castles on its banks. 

    • A.

      Rhone

    • B.

      Danube

    • C.

      Seine

    • D.

      Rhine

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhine
    Explanation
    The Rhine formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire and, since those days, the Rhine has been a vital and navigable waterway carrying trade and goods deep inland. It has also served as a defensive feature and has been the basis for regional and international borders. The many castles and prehistoric fortifications along the Rhine testify to its importance as a waterway. River traffic could be stopped at these locations, usually for the purpose of collecting tolls, by the state that controlled that portion of the river.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these places is not located on the Swiss Alps

    • A.

      Chamonix

    • B.

      Zermatt

    • C.

      Col De Pillion

    • D.

      Gstaad

    Correct Answer
    A. Chamonix
    Explanation
    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The commune's population of around 9,800 ranks 865th within the country of France.

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  • 14. 

    Which one below is in sequence?

    • A.

      London, Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Schaffhausen, Lucerne, Zurich

    • B.

      Rome, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Bern, Lucerne, Zurich, Heidelberg, Cologne, Amsterdam, London

    • C.

      Paris, Geneva, Bern, Vevey, Lucerne, Zurich

    • D.

      Zurich, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence, Rome

    Correct Answer
    D. Zurich, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence, Rome
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zurich, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence, Rome. The cities in this sequence are arranged in a geographical order, moving from Switzerland to Italy. Zurich and Lucerne are both in Switzerland, followed by Innsbruck in Austria, and then Venice, Florence, and Rome in Italy.

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  • 15. 

    Rijks Museum & Van Gogh Museum are in _______________. 

    • A.

      Rotterdam

    • B.

      Amsterdam

    • C.

      Utrecht

    • D.

      Eindhoven

    Correct Answer
    B. Amsterdam
    Explanation
    The Rijks Museum and Van Gogh Museum are both located in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is known for its rich cultural heritage and is home to many famous museums, including these two renowned institutions. Visitors to Amsterdam can explore the extensive collections of art and historical artifacts housed in these museums, making it a popular destination for art enthusiasts and history buffs.

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  • 16. 

    Vienna & Budapest lies on the banks of which river?

    • A.

      Elbe

    • B.

      Rhine

    • C.

      Vlatava

    • D.

      Danube

    Correct Answer
    D. Danube
    Explanation
    The Danube is a river in Central Europe, the European Union's longest and the continent's second (After the Volga).
    Classified as an international waterway, it originates in the town of Donaueschingen--which is in the Black Forest of Germany--at the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg. The Danube then flows southeast for 2,872 km (1,785 mi), passing through four Central European capitals before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.

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  • 17. 

    What is the time taken by Euro star train from London to Paris?

    • A.

      4 hrs 20 mins

    • B.

      2 hrs 20 mins

    • C.

      2 hrs 45 mins

    • D.

      3 hrs 15 mins

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 hrs 20 mins
    Explanation
    Check Euro star website for more details.

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  • 18. 

    How many countries come under EU?

    • A.

      26

    • B.

      27

    • C.

      28

    • D.

      29

    Correct Answer
    C. 28
    Explanation
    The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states. Institutions of the EU include the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank, the Court of Auditors, and the European Parliament. The European Parliament is elected every five years by EU citizens. The EU's de facto capital is Brussels.

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  • 19. 

    What is the minimum cost of an European itinerary for 10 days? 

    • A.

      50000 INR

    • B.

      40000 INR

    • C.

      75000 INR

    • D.

      100000 INR

    Correct Answer
    D. 100000 INR
    Explanation
    The minimum cost of a European itinerary for 10 days is 100000 INR. This means that the cost of the trip cannot be lower than 100000 INR.

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  • 20. 

    Which of below mountain doesn't need a cable car to go on top?

    • A.

      Glacier 3000

    • B.

      Mt Titlus

    • C.

      Schiltorn

    • D.

      Jungfrau

    Correct Answer
    D. Jungfrau
    Explanation
    Jungfrau is the correct answer because it is the only mountain among the options that doesn't require a cable car to reach its summit. While Glacier 3000, Mt Titlus, and Schiltorn all have cable cars or gondolas that transport visitors to the top, Jungfrau can be reached by hiking or climbing without the need for a cable car.

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  • 21. 

    What is the temperature in Europe during summers? 

    • A.

      25 - 35 Celsius

    • B.

      15 - 20 Celsius

    • C.

      10 - 15 Celsius

    • D.

      20 - 30 Celsius

    Correct Answer
    D. 20 - 30 Celsius
    Explanation
    North Europe is around 15 to 25 and south Europe is around 25 to 30, so as an average its between 20 and 30

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  • 22. 

    How many levels does Eiffel tower have?

    • A.

      2 two Levels

    • B.

      3 Levels

    • C.

      5 Levels

    • D.

      4 Levels

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 Levels
    Explanation
    The tower has three levels for visitors. The third level observatory's upper platform is at 279.11 m (915.7 ft) the highest accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend, by stairs or lift (elevator), to the first and second levels. The walk from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these are usually closed to the public and it is usually accessible only by lift. The first and second levels have restaurants.

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  • 23. 

    Name the attraction which is not located in London.

    • A.

      Buckingham Palace

    • B.

      Lords cricket ground

    • C.

      St Pauls Cathedral

    • D.

      St Marks Basilica

    Correct Answer
    D. St Marks Basilica
    Explanation
    St Marks Basilica is not located in London. It is actually located in Venice, Italy. Buckingham Palace, Lords cricket ground, and St Pauls Cathedral are all famous attractions that can be found in London.

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  • 24. 

    Which one is not a scenic train?

    • A.

      Bernina express

    • B.

      Glacier Express

    • C.

      Wilhelm tell express

    • D.

      Chocolate Train

    • E.

      Thalys

    Correct Answer
    E. Thalys
    Explanation
    Thalys is an international high-speed train operator originally built around the high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. This track is shared with Eurostar trains that go from Paris or Brussels to London via Lille and the Channel Tunnel and with French domestic TGV trains. Thalys reaches Amsterdam and Cologne, and its system is operated by Thalys International. Its capital is divided up between SNCF (62%), NMBS/SNCB (28%)[2] and Deutsche Bahn (10%).

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  • 25. 

    Piazza Venezia is located in which European city?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Milan

    • C.

      Florence

    • D.

      Venice

    Correct Answer
    A. Rome
    Explanation
    Piazza Venezia is a major circus and the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which many thoroughfares intersect, like Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via del Corso. It takes its name from Venice ("Venezia" in Italian), after the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo (later Pope Paul II) who had built Palazzo Venezia, a palace set next to church of Saint Mark, also nearby, the patron saint of Venice. Palazzo Venezia was the former embassy of the city of the Republic of Venice to Rome.

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