How much do you know about the Netherlands? What do you know about its people? We give you 10 questions, each divided into 3 parts. And we give you 6 answers. Make your choice and write down your answers. For every correct answer you get 1 point. If you answer correctly on all 3 parts of the same question you get 1 extrapoint, that is 4 points on that question.

All set? Good luck!

Question  1: What is their Christian name?

A: the painter Van Gogh           1: Frans
B: the speed-skater Schenk           2: Vincent
C: the landscape-architect Lely           3: Jan
            4: Ard
            5: Cornelis
            6: Johan

Question  2: Which three of these areas were Dutch colonies?

  1: Aruba
  2: Indonesia
  3: Madeira
  4: Martinique
  5: Surinam
  6: Tokelau

Question  3: What are you served, if you order the following?

A: Poffertjes           1: banana-liqueur
B: Hutsepot           2: pancakes
C: Krentenbroodjes           3: mashed potatoes with carrots and onion
            4: buns with raisins
            5: sirup-wafers
            6: hot dogs

Question 4: In which province are the following cities situated?

A: Arnhem           1: Zeeland
B: Maastricht           2: Friesland
C: Zwolle           3: Overijssel
            4: Groningen
            5: Limburg
            6: Gelderland

Question 5: In which three of these cities are there international airports?

  1: Utrecht
  2: Rotterdam
  3: Maastricht
  4: Delft
  5: Groningen
  6: Haarlem

Question 6: Which cities are the homes of these soccer-teams?

A: Ajax           1: Alkmaar
B: Feyenoord           2: Amsterdam
C: PSV           3: Eindhoven
            4: Nijmengen
            5: Rotterdam
            6: Utrecht

Question 7: Who has painted those pictures?

A: the milkmaid           1: Ruysdael
B: the nightwatch           2: Vermeer
C: the potatoe-eaters           3: Van der Heyden
            4: Rembrandt
            5: Steen
            6: Van Gogh

Question 8: In which century were the following persons born?

A: Piet Mondrian           1: 14th century
B: Wilhelm I of Oranien           2: 15th century
C: Erasmus of Rotterdam           3: 16th century
            4: 17th century
            5: 18th century
            6: 19th century

Question 9: What do these Dutch expressions mean in English?

A: Vallei           1: springtime
B: Ziekenhuis           2: barn
C: Lente           3: hospital
            4: cave
            5: valley
            6: beauty

Question 10: In which city can you find the following buildings?

A: Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum           1: Amsterdam
B: Rembrandthuis           2: Utrecht
C: Maritim Museum           3: Eindhoven
            4: Rotterdam
            5: Vlissingen
            6: Goes

Bernhard Kauntz, 2004

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