10 most difficult Belgium riddlesBeer quiz
Brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre won the Palme d'Or twice for Rosetta and The Child. What is their last name?
Brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne are a Belgian filmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together.
The bacteria which causes foot odour, is also used to produce this type of cheese:
The cheese is especially known for its strong smell caused by the bacterium Brevibacterium linens. Brevibacterium linens is ubiquitously present on the human skin, where it causes foot odor. The same bacterium is also employed to ferment several cheeses such as Munster, Limburger, Port-du-Salut, Raclette, Livarot, Pont l'Eveque and Năsal.
Who coined the term "gas"?
Cornelis van Niel
Julius von Mayer
Jan van Helmont
Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580–1644) was a Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician. He worked during the years just after Paracelsus and the rise of iatrochemistry, and is sometimes considered to be "the founder of pneumatic chemistry". Van Helmont is remembered today largely for his ideas on spontaneous generation, his 5-year tree experiment, and his introduction of the word "gas" (from the Greek word chaos) into the vocabulary of science.
Kwak is a Belgian beer, traditionally served in unusual glass. Why?
Beer was created by an alchemist
It was designed for coachmen
Waste from glassworks was used
The shape reduced oxidization
The brewery claims the glass was designed by the innkeeper Pauwel Kwak in the early 19th century for coachmen. The shape of the glass allowed them to fix the beer to the carriage and avoid spills.
What beer style "was brought back to life" by Pierre Celis, founder of the Hoegaarden brewery?
American India Pale Ale
Extra Special Bitter
Pierre Celis was a Belgian brewer who opened his first brewery in 1966 to revive the wit beer style in his hometown of Hoegaarden. Both German Weißbier and Belgian witbier are termed "white beers" because "wheat" has the same etymological root as "white" in most West Germanic languages.
Processional giants and dragons are characteristic for ...
Spain and Portugal
Austria and Germany
Belgium and France
Sweden and Norway
Processional giants and dragons are a set of folkloric manifestations in Belgium and France, Inherited from medieval rites. The Giant is one of the symbols of the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Present at regional festivals and events, he represents the northern community.
Which fruit is used in the brewing of Belgian beer, Kriek lambic?
Kriek lambic is a style of Belgian beer, made by fermenting lambic with sour Morello cherries. Traditionally "Schaarbeekse krieken" (a rare Belgian Morello variety) from the area around Brussels are used. As the Schaarbeek type cherries have become more difficult to find, some brewers have replaced these (partly or completely) with other varieties of sour cherries, sometimes imported.
Where were the Smurfs created?
in the United States
in the United Kingdom
The Smurfs were created by Pierre Culliford, a Belgian comics artist. He is well known as "Peyo", a name which he invented for himself, basing on an English cousin's mispronunciation of Pierrot (a diminutive form of Pierre)
Where is the village of Baarle, in which the "front door rule" decides about belonging to a given country?
in the USA and Canada
in Spain and Morocco
in Germany and Switzerland
in the Netherlands and Belgium
Baarle is a village whose territory is divided into a patchwork of Belgian and Dutch territories. The Belgian part includes 16 exclaves within Dutch territory. The borders of these enclaves, however, do not run straight, they cut houses in half, divide buildings, gardens and shops with borders, marked by white crosses on the ground, that often cut through the middle of buildings and homes. For these properties, the voordeurregel (literally: "front door rule") policy applies: their address lies in the country that contains their front door.