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Thursday, 10 October, 2002, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK
Quiz: How much do you know about the EU?
Test your knowledge on the European Union.

Which of the following pieces of legendary 'Euro legislation' is actually true?
A: Cucumbers have to be straight and must not arch more than 10mm for every 10mm of their length
B: All new British number plates must display the European Union flag
C: Bottles of wine should not display their ingredients
We all know 100 pence make up a pound, but a euro is made up of 100 what?
A: Eurines
B: Cents
C: Centimes
In 1957, six countries came together to form the original European Economic Community: France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and which other?
A: Luxembourg
B: Liechtenstein
C: Austria
Which of the following classical compositions forms the basis of the official European Anthem?
A: Vivaldi's Four Seasons
B: Beethoven's Ode to Joy
C: Handel's Fireworks Music
Which of the following is not a perk enjoyed by European Commission staff?
A: A typing allowance for secretaries worth up to 166 euros (£104) a month
B: A free tram and bus pass covering Brussels and environs
C: A dependent child allowance worth 232 euros (£146) a month for every child under 18
For years the Berlaymont was a haunt of EU staff working in Brussels. But what was it?
A: A 13-storey, star-shaped office block that has been closed for 10 years for asbestos removal and renovation
B: A tax-free shop where workers could purchase food and alcohol imported from their home countries
C: A downtown bar where Euro commissioners would retire to after a hard day's negotiating over milk quotas
The Maastricht Treaty laid the foundations for a single currency. Where is Maastricht?
A: South-east Netherlands
B: North-east Belgium
C: Luxembourg
How did Paul Van Buitenen, a 42-year-old accountant, embarrass the European Commission?
A: He threw a custard pie at Jacques Delors as the then president of the Commission was leaving an IMF summit
B: He appeared on television pretending to be a Euro commissioner to make the point that no one would recognise him anyway
C: He leaked a document detailing cases of fraud that led to the mass resignation of the Commission
About how much would you expect to pay for a single trip on the Paris Metro?
A: Euro .90
B: Euro 1.3
C: Euro 1.5
Which of the following is not a European Union institution?
A: European Court of Justice
B: European Court of Auditors
C: European Court of Human Rights
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