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The Elbe

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Europe - Rivers and Lakes
The Elbe game quiz
"Though it lacks the "romance" of the Rhine, the Elbe is one of the most important and busy rivers in Europe. Take a (largely historical) trip down this river."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Where is the source of the Elbe?
    The Alps
    The Ore Mountains
    The Carpathian Mountains
    The Giant Mountains


2. What is the Czech name for the Elbe?
    Ohre
    Vltava
    Labe
    Moldau


3. The first large town on the Elbe is called Hradec Kralove in Czech. Just outside the town the Prussians inflicted a devastating defeat on the Austrians in 1866, which resulted in the expulsion of Austria from Germany. By what name is the battle generally known in English?
    Sadowa
    Trautenau
    Nachod
    Jitschin


4. Prague is on the Elbe.
    True
    False


5. On entering Germany, the Elbe passes through a range of mountains. What is this region between the Czech border (near Bad Schandau) and Pirna called?
    Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz)
    Lausitz
    Vogtland
    Harz Mountains


6. Below Pirna the Elbe flows through a major city that was subjected to an exceptionally severe air raid by the Allies on 13-14 February 1945 - a raid that is still controversial. What is the city called?
    Answer: (One Word - seven letters)


7. There is a city on the Elbe that is often called the 'birthplace of the Reformation'. It is closely associated with Martin Luther - and also with Hamlet. What is it called?
    Weissenfels
    Wörlitz
    Worms
    Wittenberg


8. This town is situated at the confluence of the Elbe and Mulde. It was home to the Bauhaus and also to the main Junkers aircraft factory. Which of these is it?
    Torgau
    Magdeburg
    Meissen
    Dessau


9. Further downstream in the Elbe lies the city that has been Germany's leading port since the 17th century. Which of these is it?
    Hamburg
    Lübeck
    Bremen
    Emden


10. The Elbe flows into the North Sea at Cuxhaven. About 70 kilometres
(45 miles) offshore there is a small island that was under British rule from 1815-1890. What is it called?
    Langeoog
    Heligoland
    Föhr
    Norderney


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Compiled Oct 04 12