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Old 03-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #11266
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:40 PM   #11267
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No, but in that area.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #11268
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #11269
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Essen is the answer I have, yes.

It's from this page.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #11270
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Ah, thanks. It's very close between all these cities mentioned for rank 6.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:55 PM   #11271
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I'm guessing that people have lost interest in this one, so here are the remaining answers (2 each from France and Italy).

France: Nice (5), Strasbourg (6)
Italy: Palermo (5), Genoa (6)

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:59 PM   #11272
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The citymayors.com site seems to be out of date. These sites have later data:

http://exploredia.com/germany-population-2011/

http://www.citypopulation.de/Deutschland-Cities.html

My information is straight from the Ministry of Feah.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:43 AM   #11273
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Oh golly, I thought Europeans would do much better than me! Okay, here are some literary questions, some easier to answer than others. Where a book is asked for, one point each for title and author.

1.
In a letter dated 1 November 1889, which author wrote “One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no-one is thinking of firing it.”?

2.
Who said in which book: “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”

3.
Name the doctor and aspiring author who wrote The Narrative of John Smith, which was published in 2011, about 130 years after it was first written. He was much more successful a few years later!

4.
Name the most-rejected 1974 bestseller which describes the 17 day journey of the author (who calls himself Phaedrus) and his son Chris from Minnesota to California.

5.
Who comes to England in the ship Demeter and flees the country in Czarina Catherine, both times in a box?

6.
Name the acclaimed 1962 novel which concerns the writer Anna Wulf, who keeps a record of her life in four journals and attempts to tie them all together in a fifth one.

7.
This book written in 300 BC in ancient Greece was essential reading for students for centuries and was said to be second only to the Bible in the number of editions published.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:06 AM   #11274
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4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

5. Count Dracula!


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Old 03-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #11275
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(I'm sure that there are many sources of this information that you may have seen. They may not all correspond with each other - but my decision is final!)
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The citymayors.com site seems to be out of date. These sites have later data:

http://exploredia.com/germany-population-2011/

http://www.citypopulation.de/Deutschland-Cities.html

My information is straight from the Ministry of Feah.
I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer given above
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:47 AM   #11276
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Stitchawl has pinched the only two I knew for certain (Zen & Dracula), so I'll take a guess:

7. This book written in 300 BC in ancient Greece... Plato's Republic?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:50 AM   #11277
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Stitchawl has pinched the only two I knew for certain (Zen & Dracula), so I'll take a guess:

7. This book written in 300 BC in ancient Greece... Plato's Republic?
Actually, I knew a 4th, (#3) but I didn't want to have to post a question as I'll be too busy in the next day or so to play.


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Old 03-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #11278
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Actually, I knew a 4th, (#3) but I didn't want to have to post a question as I'll be too busy in the next day or so to play.


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Assuming you have 3 correct already, you may well win anyway .

1. I have seen this before, but can't remember... Agatha Christie?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #11279
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2. Mr Micawber from David Copperfield. - Stitchawl.
4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig - Stitchawl.
5. Dracula in Dracula by Bram Stoker - Stitchawl.

Nice tries on 1. and 7. orlok, but no on both counts. An earlier writer than Agatha Christie.

Score: Stitchawl - 3 points.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #11280
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1. Anton Chekhov, on the subject of "foreshadowing". I prefer red herrings.
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