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Hoorn: Quiz


Question 1: Thousands of people swapped their cramped little apartments in ________ for a family house with garden in one of Hoorn's modern new developments.

Question 2: He named it Kaap Hoorn (________) in honour of his home town.
Magellanic subpolar forestsPatagoniaTierra del FuegoCape Horn

Question 3: During the 1960s, Hoorn was designated an 'overflow' city to relieve pressure on the overcrowded ________ region.
AmsterdamThe HagueRandstadRotterdam

Question 4: info)) is a municipality and a town in the ________, in the province of Noord Holland.

Question 5: During Holland's 'Golden Age' (or 'Golden Century'), Hoorn was an important home base for the ________ (VOC) and a very prosperous centre of trade.
French East India CompanyDutch East India CompanyDutch EmpireDutch West India Company

Question 6: Hoorn is approximately latitudinal with the towns of Norwich (England) and ________ (Germany).

Question 7: Exotic spices such as pepper, nutmeg, ________, and mace were sold at vast profits.

Question 8: ________, the most southerly point of the Americas, was named after the town by Willem Schouten, who rounded it in 1616.
Magellanic subpolar forestsTierra del FuegoPatagoniaCape Horn

Question 9: It is located on the IJsselmeer, 35 kilometres north of ________, and acquired city rights in 1357.


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