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Quotes About Countries And Their People
People by Country
"This quiz is about what famous and less famous people said about certain countries. Some questions refer to the author of the quote; other questions require you to guess which country was meant."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which British Prime Minister called Britain "the grit in the European oyster"?
Sir Winston Churchill
Which country was defined as "A mistake, a gigantic mistake" (Sigmund Freud); "The land of permanent waves and impermanent wives" (Brendan Behan) and " A large friendly dog in a small room, who everytime it wags its tail knocks over a chair"( Arnold Toynbee)?
Which of these countries was in the opinion of General de Gaulle invented by the British to annoy the French ?
Who were described by one of their own top-writers as "Germans who think they are not German because they drink milk"?
Which of these countries was characterized by one of its own Prime Ministers as a main exporter of "hockey-players and cold fronts" and a main importer of "baseball-players and acid rain"?
Which country has been qualified as the country where people commit suicide and the monarch rides a bicycle?
Which of these countries has been called "a country of 30 thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human"( Barry Humphries)?
In which of these countries would according to one of the local writers, a queer be defined as "a fellow who prefers women to drink"?
Which of these was in Jean-Paul Sartre's opinion the only country where one could say of someone that he was a Jew, without "becoming an anti-Semite"?
Which of these countries was described by the ferocious French Prime Minister Georges Clémenceau as "a French colony that went in the wrong direction"?
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