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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Antwerp lawcourts
  The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady), here seen from the Groenplaats, is the highest cathedral in the Low Countries and home to several triptychs by Baroque painter Rubens. It remains the tallest building in the city.
  Antwerp lawcourts
  Wenceslas Hollar.

Question 2: After the war, Antwerp, which had already had a sizable Jewish population before the war, once again became a major European center of Haredi (and particularly Hasidic) ________.
Conservative JudaismAshkenazi JewsOrthodox JudaismRabbi

Question 3: ________, mathematician and engineer (c.
Galileo GalileiBelgiumNicolaus CopernicusSimon Stevin

Question 4: The recognition of the independence of the United Provinces by the Treaty of Münster in 1648 stipulated that the ________ should be closed to navigation, which destroyed Antwerp's trading activities.
DijleAntwerp (province)ScheldtLille

Question 5: Sir ________, English merchant and financier (c.
Thomas GreshamGresham's SchoolJohn GreshamEngland

Question 6: Rubenshuis is the former home and studio of ________ (1577–1640) in Antwerp.
Peter Paul RubensFlemish Baroque paintingThe Descent from the CrossMarie de' Medici cycle

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Abraham Ortelius.
  Map of Antwerp, its buildings and the march. (1624)
  Statue of Brabo and the giant's hand
  One of the many Marian statues which feature on Antwerp street corners

Question 8: Thousands of V-1 and ________ missiles battered the city.
Wernher von BraunIntercontinental ballistic missileRocketV-2

Question 9: Known locally as the "Ring" it offers motorway connections to Brussels, Hasselt and Liège, Ghent, Lille and Bruges and ________ and Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands).
's-HertogenboschNorth BrabantEindhovenBreda

Question 10: Antwerp's other great mainstay is the ________ trade.
DiamondPalladiumGarnetGold







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