Answers: What do you know about the Netherlands?

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Some words about getting points:
Every right answer, known or guessed, gives you one point. If you answered right on all three parts of one question, you get one extrapoint, that is 4 points for this question. That makes the highest possible score of this quiz 40.

31 - 40 points: You are Dutch. And have good general knowledge.
23 - 30 points: Marvellous. Probably you have been to the Netherlands a couple of times.
17 - 22 points: A good result. You can be satisfied.
11 - 16 points: All right. Your knowledge of the Netherlands is about average.
05 - 10 points: It wasn't much. But you know probably, where the Netherlands are situated.
00 - 05 points: Not enough. Not even the Netherlands are so low.

The right answers:

Question 1: 2-4-5
Vincent van Gogh
Ard Schenk
Cornelis Lely

Question 2: 1-4-5
Aruba, Indonesia and Surinam were Dutch colonies.

Question 3: 2-3-4
Poffertjes are pancakes.
Hutsepot are mashed potatoes with carrots and onion.
Krentenbroodjes are buns with raisins.

Question 4: 6-5-3
Arnhem is situated in Gelderland.
Maastricht is situated in Limburg.
Zwolle is situated in Overijssel.

Question 5: 2-3-5
In Rotterdam, Utrecht and Groningen there are international airports.

Question 6: 2-5-3
Ajax plays in Amsterdam.
Feyenoord plays in Rotterdam.
PSV plays in Eindhoven.

Question 7: 2-4-6
The "milkmaid" was painted by Vermeer.
The "nightwatch" is a painting by Rembrandt.
The "potatoe-eaters" is a painting from Van Gogh.

Question 8: 6-3-2
Piet Mondrian was born in the 19th century.
Wilhelm I of Oranien was born in the 16th century.
Erasmus of Rotterdam was born in the 15th century.

Question 9: 5-3-1
A "vallei" is a valley.
A "ziekenhuis" is a hospital.
"Lente" means springtime.

Question 10: 2-1-4
The streetcar-museum can be found in Utrecht.
The "Rembrandthuis" is situated in Amsterdam.
The "Maritim Museum" is shown in Rotterdam.

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