Monday, 7 November 2011

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, Q for Quiz

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Ten questions about the Netherlands:

1.What's the name of the capital of the Netherlands?
a. Rotterdam
b. The Hague
c. Amsterdam

2.Where does our government have its seat?
a. The Hague
b. Rotterdam
c. Amsterdam

3.What is the official language of the Netherlands?
a. German
b. Friesian
c. Dutch

4.Which is the form of government of the Netherlands?
a. Republic
b. Kingdom
c Principality

5.Who is the head of state?
a. President
b. King
c. Queen
d. Prime Minister.

6. How many provinces does our country have?
a. Ten
b. Twelve
c. Eleven.

7. Which is our most important harbour?
a. Amsterdam
b. The Hague
c. Rotterdam

8. How many inhabitants do the Netherlands have?
a. 15,810,000
b. 16,750,000
c. 12,320,000

9. Which country is the largest and which one the smallest?
a. Belgian
b. Luxembourg
c. The Netherlands

10.What is Gouda famous for?
a. Windmills
b. Cheese
c. Cheese and Candles

For those who know the right answers there will be a giveaway!! ;) You can email them to me, if you want. Please try to answer the questions. I am curious to know what people really know of my country. One of you emailed me with the answers of which seven were right! Very good.You can always google them.

Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started round 9 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with Q.


Roger Owen Green said...

Well I know the first five, 7, and 10. I know LUX is the smallest (and shouldn't 9a be Belgium?) Don't know the population or the number of provinces, without looking it up.

Anya said...

Ik zal maar niet meedoen ;)

(Zijn moeilijke vragen bij voor onze buitenlandse vrienden ;)

Fijne avond

J Bar said...

Good flag shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

EG Wow said...

I LOVE this quiz but confess I don't have all the answers. :)

Snap said...

Fun post! I have to go do some research! :D :D

Sylvia K said...

I feel the same way as EG, LOVE your quiz, but I don't have all the answers either! You are so clever, Wil!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!


Kay L. Davies said...

Well, I know some of the answers, but not all of them. I might not have known more than two or three if we hadn't visited there.
I like your photo.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Carver said...

What a great way to combine Q and our world. I know some but not all of the answers.

Indrani said...

Hey, this was interesting! :) Fun post.
I didn't know the answers to all. The answers will follow I hope.

George said...

I enjoyed your quiz, even though I didn't know all the answers. What a great 'Q' post.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful quiz. Could not answer them without help. Thanks for haring.

Shooting Parrots said...

I started to answer the questions and then realised that I wasn't as confident in my knowledge of the Netherlands as I thought. I had to resort to Wikipedia!

Arkansas Patti said...

Sadly, I would have to Google them all, otherwise it would be a total guess.
I do hope you post the correct one so we can see how lacking we are in world geography.

Shooting Parrots said...

Hi Wil,
I'm happy to email my answers if you can give me an address.

Thérèse said...

Number 8 is the toughest!! I am waiting to read the answer soon to come??

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm so peeved - I knew the difference in questions 1 and 2, but mistranscribed them...

Nanka said...

I knew some of them,was doubtful about some and didn't have a clue about some!! :) That covers all the Questions!! Now awaiting the Answers!! ;) Great Q-day post!! You made it very interesting by giving some food for thought!!

anthonynorth said...

I think I got about 7. I do like quizzes.

Karen said...

Well now if I googled the answers it wouldn't really be me knowing them!
Is there a give away for anyone that knows the least?

photowannabe said...

I am embarrassed to admit I don't know most of the answers. I thought I did but alas....
Your's is a beautiful country that I long to visit someday. I like this Quiz for the letter Q.

Scriptor Senex said...

A great quiz. Thank you.

1c, 2a, 3c, 4b, 5c, 6 - don't know, 7c, 8 don't know, b smallest - c - largest, 10b.

(It's no use anyone copying my answers because I'm offering no guarantees).

Hope I didn't get too many wrong!

Kay L. Davies said...

Okay, you said for me to try, so I will. I do know some, and am guessing as to the others. E-mail on the way soon.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

This was a lot of fun! Here are my answers:
9 C (Netherlands)-largest; B (Luxembourg)- smallest
10) B

Paula Scott said...

What a great way to get everyone involved! I hope you post the answers and the name of the person who won the quiz. I imagine it would be someone like Roger!

marginalia said...

Wonderful array of questions. Makes me embarrassed for my lack of knowledge.

Tumblewords: said...

I knew a few, guessed some more and found it a delightful challenge!

Hildred and Charles said...

Well, I can't answer them all, but do know quite a few. We visited the Netherlands in 1995, - the eastern part near Nijmagen where Charles' older brother is buried in the military cemetery. I found the country and the people charming, and was so impressed with the care given the graves of the Canadian soldiers.

Leslie: said...

I'm emailing my answers and I didn't cheat. Hope I win something! LOL

abcw team

Leslie: said...

Oops, don't have your email address. Can you email me to let me know?


helenmac said...

I knew too little about the Netherlands despite the number of Dutch immigrants I live among in west Michigan. Shame on me!
ABC Team

The Weaver of Grass said...

What interesting qhestions Wil. I love your country and came to see friends there last year. I know some of the answers to your questions but some are pure guesswork. I shall be interested to read the answers.
Here is my list:
1b, 2a, 3c, 4b, 5c, 6c?, 7c, 8a?,
9a and b and 10b.

chubskulit said...

A hard quiz lol.

Find out what Quiet is for my kids.

Genie said...

I am too embarrassed to email you my answers, but I am going to research each one so in the future if you ask me I will know what to say. Love the idea of the test. genie

Kay said...

I knew 1,2,3,4, 5,9,10, I think, but only because we were in the Netherlands and Belgium. Granted, I have a poor memory so I'm not absolutely sure. This was a lot of fun. I'll have to ask my husband what he remembers.

Marie said...

I'm sorry I missed this when it was first posted. I would have loved to have given it a shot!