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Small ring (Brussels): Quiz


Question 1: The walls proved fairly useless in combat, not able to prevent either the French bombardment of Brussels in 1695, or French troops from seizing the city in 1746 as part of the ________.
Maria Theresa of AustriaNine Years' WarSeven Years' WarWar of the Austrian Succession

Question 2: In the 1950s, with pressure from the ________, new plans to improve traffic flow were implemented, partly due to the 1958 World's Fair.
ThrottleVacuum servoAutomobileDisc brake

Question 3: In 1795, when ________ invaded and annexed the Low Countries, the demolitions were stopped, not resuming until an order from Napoleon in 1804.
French DirectoryFrench First RepublicNational ConventionFrench Revolution

Question 4: The small ring is about 8 ________ long.

Question 5: This freed up the main tunnels which had formerly contained the water to allow construction of the ________ with minimal disruption of the surface.
Brussels tramsPCC streetcarTramRapid transit

Question 6: Later, tunnels were dug, and one of the main lines of the ________ now runs primarily underneath the small ring.
Beekkant metro stationArts-Loi/Kunst-Wet metro stationBrussels MetroGare de l'Ouest/Weststation station

Question 7: During the second stage of the ________ in the 20th century, the river was diverted to underneath the western boulevards of the ring.
Frenchification of BrusselsBrusselsFortifications of BrusselsCovering of the Senne

Question 8: The fall of the ________ prevented the project's immediate execution.
First French EmpireFrench DirectoryNapoleonic WarsBatavian Republic

Question 9: The Brussels small ring (French: petite ceinture, Dutch: Kleine Ring) or inner ring road is a series of roadways in central Brussels, ________, surrounding the historic city centre.
BelgiumUnited KingdomDenmarkSpain


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