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1 QUIZ : A very special Trivial Pursuit : So you think you're an expert on the European Capitals of Culture? Tuesday 23 march

2 Question 1 : How many cities have held the title of European Capital of Culture so far since the initiative began in 1985? Answer a : 35 Answer b : 42 Answer c : 50

3 Question 2 : Currently, how many experts are involved in the European Capital of Culture selection panel? Answer a : 7 Answer b : 38 Answer c : 13

4 Question 3 : Who carried out the evaluation of the European Capitals of Culture ? Answer a : John Myerscough Answer b: Superman Answer c : Robert Palmer

5 Question 4 : When will Malta be entitled to host the European Capital of Culture event? Answer a : 2014 Answer b : 2017 Answer c : 2018

6 Question 5 : Which were the 2 last European Capitals of Culture to be formally designated? Answer a : Riga and Umea 2014? Answer b : Marseille and Kosice 2013? Answer c : Linz and Vilnius 2009?

7 Question 6 : What is the exact date of the publication of Decision 1622/2006/EC on the Capitals in the Official Journal of the EU? Answer a : 01/01/2007 Answer b : 03/11/2006 Answer c : 04/07/1969

8 Question 7 : Among the following elements, which one is a criterion to be European Capital of Culture? Answer a : the beauty of the city Answer b : the size of the city Answer c : the European dimension of the programme

9 Question 8 : Which city (cities) was (were) ECOC(s) in 1999? Answer a : Weimar Answer b : Paris and Porto Answer c : Stockholm

10 Question 9 : How much was the average operational budget for a Capital during the period for the year of the event? Answer a : 7 million? Answer b : 80 millions euros ? Answer c : 36 million euros?

11 Question 10 : How many cities were ECOCs in 2000? Answer a : 9 Answer b : 3 Answer c : 2

12 Question 11: How many artistic directors have lost their jobs before the year itself? Answer a: none Answer b: all of them Answer c: a rather large number

13 Question 12 : How large on average was the total public sector financial contribution to an ECOC over the period? Answer a : 56%? Answer b : 77.5% ? Answer c : 33.8%?

14 Question 13 : Under the current rules, when does the pre-selection meeting have to take place at the latest? Answer a : 5 years before the event? Answer b : 10 years before the event? Answer c : 2 years before the event?

15 Question 14 : How much is the Melina Mercouri financial prize to each Capital worth? Answer a : 100 euros? Answer b : 1.5 million euros? Answer c : 20 million euros?

16 Question 15 : What was the average increase in overnight stays in a Capital when compared to the previous year over the period? Answer a : 12%? Answer b : 27% ? Answer c : 3 %?


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