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Quiz about European Odyssey
Quiz about European Odyssey

European Odyssey Trivia Quiz


Let me take you on an odyssey of Europe and visit some places that are rich in history, culture...and romance.

A multiple-choice quiz by Plodd. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Plodd
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
362,623
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2270
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. To start my European odyssey, this city in Spain on the edge of the Turia river is known as the birthplace of paella. In which of these cities can I plan to spend many hours touring The City of Arts and Sciences? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. At my next stop, I'll be visiting the Opéra Municipal and visiting a lighthouse called the Phare de Sainte Marie. If I tell you that this French city is also known as the place where bouillabaisse originated, can you identify where the next city is? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. I'm going to start touring the next city on my list from the Piazza de Ferrari. From there I can easily get to the Palace of the Doges. When I get hungry I can enjoy noodles and pesto or even ravioli. Which of these Italian cities will I be visiting? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Nicknamed 'The Pearl of the Adriatic' Dubrovnik is situated in which region of Croatia? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which island in the Mediterranean has a grand harbour overlooked by the small walled cities of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. My next visit will be to another ancient city located in the Ionian Islands. I hear that the beaches there are lovely, especially Paleokastritsa. On which Greek island could I also plan to visit the historical deserted village of Palea Perithia? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In Montenegro, my visit will be to the city which is that country's most popular tourist location. Though hit by an earthquake in 1979, which of these old cities has been restored to Venetian splendor? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. I will now tour the 350 km Romantic Road in Germany which will take me through some beautiful countryside and townships. Starting in the northern town of Wurzburg, which town in the south of the country does it finish? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Gamla Stan, Vasa Museum and Junibacken are all popular tourist attractions I would like to visit when I tour Sweden. In which city am I? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Taking an odyssey around Europe has made me realise how rich their history is; from royalty dating back centuries to the grand palaces which used to house them. In which European city would you find Gresham Palace, Sandor Palace and Buda Castle?
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1. To start my European odyssey, this city in Spain on the edge of the Turia river is known as the birthplace of paella. In which of these cities can I plan to spend many hours touring The City of Arts and Sciences?

Answer: Valencia

When I travel, I think that the region's food is as important as the sites. Though there are many variations, traditional Valencian paella consists of white rice, green vegetables, meat, beans and seasoning. Saffron is often used for both flavoring and color.

Valencia was founded in 137BC by the Romans. Today it is one of the largest cities in Spain and a busy port for container ships.

The City of Arts and Sciences is a modern tourist attraction with a museum, opera house and oceanographic park.
2. At my next stop, I'll be visiting the Opéra Municipal and visiting a lighthouse called the Phare de Sainte Marie. If I tell you that this French city is also known as the place where bouillabaisse originated, can you identify where the next city is?

Answer: Marseille

Opera was an important part of the culture in Marseille from the 18th century. Today, operas are staged at Opéra Municipal which was built in 1924.

The lighthouse, Phare de Sainte Marie, was visited by teams to find a clue box on the television programme, "The Amazing Race".

Marseille is France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and has cave paintings which are believed to date back farther than 19,000BC.
3. I'm going to start touring the next city on my list from the Piazza de Ferrari. From there I can easily get to the Palace of the Doges. When I get hungry I can enjoy noodles and pesto or even ravioli. Which of these Italian cities will I be visiting?

Answer: Genoa

Genoa has many attractions for tourists. There are statues, fountains, parks, churches, etc. In addition, there are many art museums and galleries, as well as the art which can be found in churches and palaces.

Genoa is recognized as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. In 1992, the 500th anniversary of his discovery of the New World, the Acquario di Genova was opened as part of the Genoa Expo '92. The aquarium is the largest in Italy and was designed to look like freight containers on a cargo ship, something commonly seen in the port.
4. Nicknamed 'The Pearl of the Adriatic' Dubrovnik is situated in which region of Croatia?

Answer: Dalmatia

After suffering much damage during the breakup of the former Yugoslav republic in the early 1990s, including prolonged shelling by Serbian forces, Dubrovnik was rebuilt and restored to its former glory. Set on the edge of the sea, and surrounded by its city walls, the nickname is well deserved.

Dalmatia and Istria are probably the best known regions of Croatia as these border the sea, making them the destination for many holidaymakers.
5. Which island in the Mediterranean has a grand harbour overlooked by the small walled cities of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa?

Answer: Malta

Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa are three walled cities overlooking the grand harbour at Valletta on the island of Malta.

Malta's position made it a target during World War II, and the island suffered much bombing by both German and Italian forces. King George VI recognised this by awarding the George Cross to the island itself, rather than to an individual.

Malta obtained its independence from Britain in 1964 and became a republic ten years later. It is another well known holiday destination for tourists seeking sun and sand. The other three islands all belong to Greece.
6. My next visit will be to another ancient city located in the Ionian Islands. I hear that the beaches there are lovely, especially Paleokastritsa. On which Greek island could I also plan to visit the historical deserted village of Palea Perithia?

Answer: Corfu

The Old Town of Corfu has been designated as an UNESCO World Site, and can be visited on foot. To reach the old citadel, you have to cross a bridge from town.

The village of Perithia is a protected site with hand-built houses and cobbled streets. Several tavernas serve traditional food and drink in the courtyard where you can relax after touring the ruins.
7. In Montenegro, my visit will be to the city which is that country's most popular tourist location. Though hit by an earthquake in 1979, which of these old cities has been restored to Venetian splendor?

Answer: Budva

The Old Town is reached via an isthmus, and many historians believe that it was originally an island. Budva is one of the oldest settlements to be found on the Montenegrin coast.

Montenegro, for a relatively small country is very diverse, ranging from coastline and beautiful beaches to Bobotov Kuk, Montenegro's highest peak. There is also Biogradska Gora, a primeval forest protected since 1878.
8. I will now tour the 350 km Romantic Road in Germany which will take me through some beautiful countryside and townships. Starting in the northern town of Wurzburg, which town in the south of the country does it finish?

Answer: Fussen

The former bronze age settlement of Wurzburg is now a thriving city just below the centre of the country. The Romantic Road, or Romantische Strasse, journeys towards the south of the country, passing through several towns including Rottingen, Harburg and near to Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the inspirations for Sleeping Beauty's castle.

The road finishes at Fussen, near to the Austrian border.
9. Gamla Stan, Vasa Museum and Junibacken are all popular tourist attractions I would like to visit when I tour Sweden. In which city am I?

Answer: Stockholm

Gamla Stan, or Old Town, with its cobbled streets, is believed to date back to the 13th century. The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum, named after a 17th century war ship which has been preserved and is open to public viewing. Junibacken is a children's museum in the centre of Stockholm.
10. Taking an odyssey around Europe has made me realise how rich their history is; from royalty dating back centuries to the grand palaces which used to house them. In which European city would you find Gresham Palace, Sandor Palace and Buda Castle?

Answer: Budapest

Gresham Palace, or Gresham-palota, is a fairly new built palace compared to others in Europe. The Art Nouveau designed structure was opened in 1906 and now houses a hotel. Sandor Palace is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Hungary. Completed in 1256, Buda Castle was the former seat for Hungarian kings, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: Author Plodd

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