Belgium: 10 questions

  1. Which Belgian artist painted the surrealist work Son of Man?
  2. Which Belgian cyclist, nicknamed The Cannibal, won 5 Tours de France in his illustrious career?
  3. With which four countries does Belgium have land borders?
  4. The immediate cause of World War 1 was the British declaration of war on Germany in order to protect Belgium’s neutrality, as per the terms of an existing treaty between Britain and Belgium. From which decade did that treaty date?
  5. Who is the current king of Belgium?
  6. As of April 2020, which footballer, currently with Tottenham Hotspur, holds the record for most games played for the Belgian national team, with 108?
  7. Which city in Belgium was named after the 5 year old king of Spain in 1666?
  8. Which Belgian singer found great global success in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, with his songs being covered by artists such as David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and John Denver?
  9. Who is the only Belgian tennis player to have reached the ATP men’s singles top 10?
  10. Which Belgian artist of the 15th and early 16th centuries is widely known for his nightmarish depictions of hell?

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which Belgian artist painted the surrealist work Son of Man?
    A: Rene Magritte
  2. Which Belgian cyclist, nicknamed The Cannibal, won 5 Tours de France in his illustrious career?
    A: Eddy Merckx
  3. With which four countries does Belgium have land borders?
    A: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands
  4. The immediate cause of World War 1 was the British declaration of war on Germany in order to protect Belgium’s neutrality, as per the terms of an existing treaty between Britain and Belgium. From which decade did that treaty date?
    A: The 1830s
  5. Who is the current king of Belgium?
    A: King Philippe
  6. As of April 2020, which footballer, currently with Tottenham Hotspur, holds the record for most games played for the Belgian national team, with 108?
    A: Jan Vertonghen
  7. Which city in Belgium was named after the 5 year old king of Spain in 1666?
    A: Charleroi
  8. Which Belgian singer found great global success in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, with his songs being covered by artists such as David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and John Denver?
    A: Jacques Brel
  9. Who is the only Belgian tennis player to have reached the ATP men’s singles top 10?
    A: David Goffin
  10. Which Belgian artist of the 15th and early 16th centuries is widely known for his nightmarish depictions of hell?
    A: Hieronymus Bosch

If you enjoyed this quiz, you might well enjoy my Little European Quiz Book, available here – 10 questions about each EU member state, and a few bonus questions and facts for good measure.

One thought on “Belgium: 10 questions

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s