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Europe Day Quiz, May 2016

11 May 2016
Five men and a woman are smiling at the camera. Three of them are holding bags printed with the Europe Direct logo.

We held our ninth Europe Day Quiz on Monday 9 May – the first time for a number of years when the quiz actually took place on the officially designated Europe Day.

A man speaking to groups of people sitting at tables.
Ian Thomson welcomes the participants.

Ten teams took part in this light-hearted but highly competitive annual challenge testing people on their knowledge of all things European. Experienced question master Frederico Rocha had researched forty questions under the themes of Geography, People and culture, Sport and cuisine, and European politics. There was also a picture round revolving around the flags of European countries.


A sample question from each round gives you a flavour:

  • Geography: Which countries share a border with Poland?
  • People and culture: Which cities hold the title of European Capital of Culture in 2016?
  • Sport and cuisine: The first edition of the European Games, a multi-sport event, was held in 2015. Where did it take place?
  • European politics: Which EU country was the last to join the Eurozone, on 1 January 2015?

Interestingly, the weakest knowledge was in the round concerning European politics!

You can download the full set of questions here: Questions-2016.  If you would like to see the answers please contact us at

This year we were pleased to welcome among the participants 18 librarians and documentalists from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, who are visiting Cardiff this week on the Erasmus@Cardiff University Libraries Staff Development Programme.

Five men and a woman are smiling at the camera. Three of them are holding bags printed with the Europe Direct logo.
Frederico and Ian with the winning team.

Congratulations to the winning team: Babatunde Onabajo, Peter Badcock, Hui Jiang (Sherley) and David Hughes.

More photographs from the event are posted on our facebook page.

The Europe Day Quiz completes the 2015-16 series of Cardiff EDC events. Our 2016-17 programme will begin in the autumn with our Erasmus Reception. Details will be advertised on our website, blog and facebook page in the late summer.