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Quiz about Arriving in Arnhem
Quiz about Arriving in Arnhem

Arriving in Arnhem Trivia Quiz


Roving reporter Getha Scoop is on a trip to the Dutch provincial capital of Arnhem. Join her on her adventure!

A multiple-choice quiz by James25. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
James25
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
386,363
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1324
Last 3 plays: slay01 (10/10), Guest 185 (7/10), piperjim1 (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Getha will be travelling to Arnhem by train. Which one of the train stations mentioned is NOT in Arnhem? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. As a taxi takes Getha to her hotel in the city, she notices a large river in the city. Which river would this be? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. As Getha wanders around the city she is told by a friendly guy that Arnhem is the provincial capital of Gelderland. Which of the cities mentioned and very near to Arnhem is also one of the major cities in this province? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. One of the bridges near Arnhem is named after a Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner. What is the name of the bridge? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. As Getha walks through the city she discovers a large park. What landmark did she happen to find? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Near the park that Getha visited are two main tourist attractions in Arnhem. One of them is the local zoo, Burgers' Zoo. What is the museum located nearby? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Getha moves back towards the city centre a bit and notices a large structure, where several cultural events are held. It is also the home of football club Vitesse. What is this landmark called? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Arnhem is very near to one of the National Parks in the Netherlands, so Getha decides to pay a visit. What is the name of this park? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. After doing a lot of cycling, Getha sits down at a terrace near a large church. The church is literally known as "Large Church", or "Grote Kerk" in Dutch. What is the more formal name of the church? It refers to a Christian in Roman times who kept on talking, even though his tongue was ripped out. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What Getha does not know, is that you can even find landmarks underground in Arnhem. What will she discover when she does make the special tour? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Getha will be travelling to Arnhem by train. Which one of the train stations mentioned is NOT in Arnhem?

Answer: Amstel

The train station Amstel is located in Amsterdam, as is the river of the same name. The city of Arnhem has four main train stations, the largest one being Arnhem Central Station. The smaller ones are called Zuid, Presikhaaf and Velperpoort. "Zuid" is the Dutch word for "South", so it is not hard to figure out where in Arnhem it is located. Velperpoort and Presikhaaf are located in the eastern part of the city.
2. As a taxi takes Getha to her hotel in the city, she notices a large river in the city. Which river would this be?

Answer: Rhine

Arnhem is on the Rhine river. Near Arnhem there is also a branch of the Rhine River, the IJssel River. As a result of being located near a river, Arnhem has several bridges. These include the John Frost Bridge and the Nelson Mandela Bridge. In the Second World War Operation Market Garden allowed Allied forces to break through German lines and take control of several Dutch bridges.

The John Frost Bridge (named after commander John Frost after the war) was one of them. The events of this operation are featured in the movie "A Bridge Too Far".
3. As Getha wanders around the city she is told by a friendly guy that Arnhem is the provincial capital of Gelderland. Which of the cities mentioned and very near to Arnhem is also one of the major cities in this province?

Answer: Nijmegen

The friendly guy goes on to explain that Arnhem is the capital of the province of Gelderland. It is the largest province of the Netherlands, located in the eastern and central part of the Netherlands. Other notable cities in this province include Nijmegen, Apeldoorn and Zutphen. Arnhem houses the government building on the provincial level.

This is where the King's Commissioner, the head of the province has his (or her) offices. It is also where the Provincial Council and the Provincial Executive are located. Nijmegen is located close to Arnhem (approximately 14 kilometres apart).

They often work together on regional projects. The fans of their soccer teams (Vitesse and NEC respectively) mostly do not get along though.
4. One of the bridges near Arnhem is named after a Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner. What is the name of the bridge?

Answer: Andrej Sacharov Bridge

One of the bridges in Arnhem spanning the Rhine River is named after Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner Andrej Sacharov. Many of the bridges in Arnhem are named after freedom fighters, like Nelson Mandela or John Frost. Originally the name of the bridge was Koningspleij Bridge.

The new name was unveiled in 1990, with Sacharov's widow Jelena Bonner in attendance. The bridge is part of the route connecting Nijmegen to the A12, just east of Arnhem.
5. As Getha walks through the city she discovers a large park. What landmark did she happen to find?

Answer: Sonsbeek Park

Getha has found Sonsbeek Park, the largest park in Arnhem. It is about 67 hectares in area. The park is build on a hillside and features various monuments like the Sonsbeek Villa and some museums, like the Watermuseum. It is frequently used for recreation for the inhabitants of Arnhem and the larger area around it. It was named for a stream of the same name.
6. Near the park that Getha visited are two main tourist attractions in Arnhem. One of them is the local zoo, Burgers' Zoo. What is the museum located nearby?

Answer: Open-Air museum

The Openluchtmuseum (or Open-Air Museum) and Burgers' Zoo are located very close to each other. Burgers' Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the Netherlands, with several themed areas centred around the original zoo. These include a desert, an ocean, a safari area and a mangrove.

The Netherlands Open-Air Museum is located next to the zoo. It has a collection of buildings related to Dutch history and several exhibits connecting to it. Both Burgers'Zoo and the Open-Air Museum are located in a large wooded area, near the Sonsbeek Park.
7. Getha moves back towards the city centre a bit and notices a large structure, where several cultural events are held. It is also the home of football club Vitesse. What is this landmark called?

Answer: GelreDome

The GelreDome is a large stadium, the home of the football club of Arnhem, Vitesse. It is also used as a venue for large concerts and events. The stadium was opened in 1998. It replaced the previous stadium location for Vitesse, Nieuw-Monnikenhuize. The plans were mainly created by the president of Vitesse at the time, Karel Aalbers.

It is a very modern stadium, which has a retractable roof. It also hosts international football matches, including the group matches of the European Championships in 2000.
8. Arnhem is very near to one of the National Parks in the Netherlands, so Getha decides to pay a visit. What is the name of this park?

Answer: Hoge Veluwe

Arnhem is near the National Park de Hoge Veluwe. The park area is about 55 square kilometres in area. It has a large variety in nature, like sand dunes and heath. It is very popular with cyclists and hikers. The park also has a few museums. The most famous museum is the Kroller-Muller Museum, which houses a large collection of art, including artists like Van Gogh, Gauguin and Mondrian. Anton Kroller and his wife Helene were responsible for creating the park in 1909.

It was at first a private estate.
9. After doing a lot of cycling, Getha sits down at a terrace near a large church. The church is literally known as "Large Church", or "Grote Kerk" in Dutch. What is the more formal name of the church? It refers to a Christian in Roman times who kept on talking, even though his tongue was ripped out.

Answer: Saint Eusebius Church

The Saint Eusebius church is the largest church in the city of Arnhem. It is instantly recognisable when you enter the city. It is 93 metres high and the spire can be visited by elevator. It is nice spot to get a good view over the city. The church is dedicated to Saint Eusebius, who lived in Roman times. Roman emperor Commodus had his tongue ripped out, as he was spreading the Christian faith. Even without his tongue Eusebius kept talking clearly and spreading the word of God.

Some of his relics are kept in the church.
10. What Getha does not know, is that you can even find landmarks underground in Arnhem. What will she discover when she does make the special tour?

Answer: Historic basements

Under the city of Arnhem are 36 historic basements. Many of them date back to the 14th century, when trade flourished in Arnhem. In 2001 they were made accessible for the public and connected with each other. At several points during the tour you can literally look up to the streets above, seeing the shopping crowd walk by. You can walk through the basements with a guide or even rent out part of the space for a special event.
Source: Author James25

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