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Can you out-do the primary schools Euroquiz finalists?

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More than 100 Primary 6 pupils from across Scotland took take part in the Euroquiz 2011 final. They answered questions on European-related subjects, including politics, geography, music and art. Could you compete with these 10 and 11-year-olds?

Euroquiz finalists

1.) Multiple choice

Which is the longest river in Europe?

river scene
  1. Danube
  2. Rhine
  3. Volga

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Which European country did the famous painter Rembrandt come from?

Rembrandt painting, 'Elderly Woman in a White Bonnet'
  1. The Netherlands
  2. Austria
  3. Germany

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Which European language is the official language of Brazil?

Brazilian dancers
  1. Portuguese
  2. Spanish
  3. French

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Slavia Praha is a football team from which EU Member State?

Sk Slavia Praha FC
  1. France
  2. The Czech Republic
  3. Germany

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Which is the largest island on the Mediterranean Sea?

med coastline
  1. Corisica
  2. Cyprus
  3. Sicily

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Haribo sweets originate from which country?

haribo sweets
  1. The United Kingdom
  2. Germany
  3. France

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Who is the current UK Minister for Europe?

politicians
  1. David Lidington
  2. Alex Salmond
  3. David Martin

8.) Multiple Choice Question

Which EU member state adopted the Euro as its currency on 1 January, 2011?

Euro note
  1. Slovakia
  2. Cyprus
  3. Estonia

9.) Multiple Choice Question

Which European country won the 2010 Davis Cup in tennis?

tennis racket
  1. France
  2. Serbia
  3. Germany

10.) Multiple Choice Question

How many official EU languages are there?

languages dictionary
  1. 18
  2. 27
  3. 23

Answers

  1. Flowing through Russia, the Volga is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed.
  2. Renowned painter and etcher, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in October 1669 in Leiden, the Dutch Republic - nowadays known as the Netherlands.
  3. Brazilian Portuguese is written and spoken by most of the 190 million inhabitants of Brazil.
  4. Sportovní Klub Slavia Praha is a Czech football club founded in 1892 in the city of Prague. They play in the Gambrinus liga - the highest competition in the Czech Republic.
  5. Sicily, or to give its official name of Regione Autonoma Siciliana, is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
  6. Haribo is a German confectionery firm, with headquarters in Bonn, which was founded in 1920 by Hans Riegel Sr.
  7. Tory politician David Roy Lidington is MP for Aylesbury and is currently a Minister of State at the Foreign Office, serving as Minister for Europe.
  8. The Baltic republic of Estonia, a country which has a population of 1.3 million people, adopted the Euro in January 2011.
  9. The Davis Cup began in 1900 as a competition between the USA and Great Britain. It now feature more than 125 nations and in 2010 it was won by Serbia.
  10. As the European union has grown, the number of languages has grown too. Officially, there are 23 languages used by its member countries.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Read the Treaty of Rome!

4 - 6 : Nearly a Euro boffin

7 - 10 : Ready for the 2012 Euroquiz

The Euroquiz 2011 final at Holyrood was won by Edinburgh Academy which beat Cairneyhill Primary School, Fife, by one point in the final round.

The Primary 6 pupils, aged between 10 and 11 and from across Scotland, answered questions on a whole range of European-related subjects.

This online quiz features a selection of the 62 questions put to the participants.

The final of the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) event took place inside the Holyrood chamber.

Pupils compete in Euroquiz finals