Welcome to the bicycle quiz specially for international students!
Important: – You can only click once on an answer. – The score is automatically tracked. – There are 42 questions in total. – Looking up answers on the internet is not allowed. – At 3 stops you’ll make photos: send these photos to +31625688919 (Radboud International Office). – Save this number so you can easily sent the photos via Whapsapp. – If you accidentally press the cross while playing the quiz, click on ‘start quiz’ again, then you will start where you left off. – At the end of the quiz, enter your team name and your email address and if desired add a photo, then you will be placed on the leaderboard! – Take your time and enjoy food/drinks. This can be consumed at any time.
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1. Start at the statue of Mariken van Nimwegen. The first question: What is the correct order of the following events: 1. The oldest café of Nijmegen opens: De Blaauwe Hand. 2. Queen Juliana visits the Radboud University. 3. De Waagh is built. 4. Original publication of the story of Mariken van Nimwegen. 5. Beginning of the French Revolution in Nijmegen.
2. Cycle through the gate to the Stevenskerk (church) and immediately turn right. Follow the road to the left until you see a house on the right with porcelain children's heads in the window. What is the story behind this remarkable scene?
3. Cycle back a bit until you reach the stairs next to café In de Blaauwe Hand. Walk down these stairs. Stop here for the next question. How long has café In the Blaauwe Hand been around? (For this question you are aloud to enter café 'In the Blauwe Hand' and ask this question)
4. Cycle to your left through the narrow alley towards the Smidstraat and turn left here, continue down this hill. Stop at the small roundabout. This is the 'Kitty de Wijze' place, the Jewish memorial in Nijmegen. In the Nonnenstraat, directly at the roundabout, there is still a synagogue. Who was a well-known WW2 resistance hero in Nijmegen?
5. Stay in the same location. Which WW2 resistance hero from the Netherlands is known for his/her role in the armed resistance and is also one of the most famous resistance hero in the Netherlands?
6. Now you're going for a ride to STOOM beer & food at the Honigcomplex. Here you will be welcomed to try a real beer from Nijmegen! You can fill in the address on your gps: Waalbandijk 14D, Nijmegen. You can also use the following instructions: From the roundabout, go down to the Priemstraat. Turn left at the first street Oude Haven and cycle all the way down this road, this road turns left into Rode Toren, which turns right into Veemarkt. Turn left at the end of Veemarkt. Then at the T-junction turn right. Follow the main road, which will turn into the Weurtseweg. Cycle along the Weurtseweg and turn right just after the construction work. Follow the bicycle road uphill and soon you'll see the old fabric: Honig Complex. STOOM is on the other side of the building. If you cycle along the complex you'll see STOOM. Please go to the bar and let them know you are here.
7. Ride your bicycle through the small tunnel next to the Meesterproef in order to get a good view of the Honig tower. This is the area (Nijmegen-West) where the city Ulpia Noviomagus stood back in the year 80 CE. Ulpia Noviomagus was a prosperous trading city that had temples and a bathhouse (the only Roman bathhouse in the Netherlands). Which luxury—one we still utilize to this day—did the Romans devise to use in their homes?
8. Stay in the same location. Which Roman emperor first granted Ulpia Noviomagus its city rights?
9. Stay where you are. Ulpia Noviomagus was a prosperous trading city that had temples and a bathhouse (the only Roman bathhouse in the Netherlands). How many inhabitants would you estimate the city Ulpia Noviomagus had, on average (80 AD - 450 AD)?
10. Leave this place to go to the bridge 'de Oversteek' and cross it. Once on the other side, go down the stairs that lead to the embankment (not to the island). Follow the road along the dike in the direction of Nijmegen until you reach the monument on the right side of the road. On September 20th, 1944, brave soldiers crossed the Waal during Operation Market Garden. How many soldiers participated in this?
11. Stay in the same location. The place where you are standing right now, was as a result of Operation Market Garden:
12. Depart from the monument and follow the embankment in the direction of Nijmegen, along the Spiegelwaal and pass the railway bridge. Stop at the 'small' bridge, the Lentloper, that connects the embankment and Old Lent (don't cross the bridge yet). What is the reason the bridge was built at exactly this location?
13. Stay here and look towards the Waalbrug (bridge). How many cars use this bridge every day?
14. Cross the little bridge and ride your bike to the Roman mask. Take a picture together with the mask while all of you (except the photographer) jump up in the air. Sent this picture to +31625688919 (Radboud International Office) and click on next question.
15. Cycle through Veur-Lent and cross the Waalbrug (bridge) towards Nijmegen. Stay on the bicycle path and cross the street at the traffic light you see in front of you. After crossing keep on the cycling path which turns to the left, then again cross the street. Go straight on and enter the Meester Franckenstraat. Stop in the Meester Franckenstraat near the bus shelter for the following question: Who was Meester Francken? (Meester means Master of Laws)
16. Cycle in the direction of the roundabout and take a left onto the Berg en Dalseweg. Keep going up for a bit and stop when you reach number 102. Here you'll see a gigantic and striking building on the left side of the road: the old Canisius College: now owned by Vevag Vastgoed. Former Dutch prime minister, Dries van Agt went to school here. Who is the current prime minister of the Netherlands?
17. Stay in the same spot. The old Canisius College was designed by architect Nicolaas Molenaar in the year:
18. Cycle uphill and take the second street right onto the Jozef Israëlstraat, then take the first right into the Rembrandstraat. Stop at number 38 on the left. In the street, you'll notice a row of stones that's different from the rest of the street. What does this stone line reference to?
19. Stay in the same location. Nearby this spot a Roman legionary with 10.000 soldiers was settled. Daily consume of alcohol was normal at that time. How was beer perceived by the Romans?
20. Cycle straight on through to the Mesdagstraat and take a left here, then take a left again onto the Tooropstraat. Take the first right and go straight ahead until you reach the corner at Café Jos. This is where you'll be answering the next question. In 2009, Café Jos was awarded the title of:
21. Leave Café Jos and take a right onto Daalseweg. Keep going straight at the roundabout, go down until the intersection at the Daalsedwarsweg, where you'll take a left. Go straight ahead until the Daalsedwarsweg changes into “Fort Kijk In De Pot straat”. Stop here to answer the following question: In the fortified city period, right at this street level once stood a fortress. When did Nijmegen's fortified city period start and end?
22. Cross the road, cycle through the park, and take the first right after the park into the Van Gentstraat. Cylcle on to the Waldeck Pyrmontsingel. Stop here to answer the following question: What does Waldeck Pyrmont refer to?
23. Ride on ahead to the Wedren where you'll have a great view of the Karel de Grote College. In 771, Karel de Grote was crowned king of the Franks and placed great importance on education, culture, and science. Despite the great value these subjects had to him, he himself was unable to:
24. Cycle from the Wedren in the direction of the Bijleveldsingel, on the other side of the square. Take a left into the Bijleveldsingel, take the first left, then the first right into the Nijhofstraat. Cross the Groesbeekseweg and ride to the Pontanusstraat. Ride your bike all the way through this street until you reach the T-junction; take a right and stop at bar St. Anneke. Here, you're close to the St. Annastraat, also famously called 'Via Gladiola' during the Four Days Marches. When was the first edition of the Four Days Marches organized?
25. Stay where you are. How many people participated in the first edition of the Four Days Marches?
26. Stay where you are. How many people participate nowadays in the Four Days Marches?
27. Stay in the same location. Who was St. Anna?
28. Take a picture in front of café St. Anneke and line up from left to right. On the left side stands the person who originally lives closest to the Netherlands (or in the Netherlands) and on the right the person who originally lives most far away from the Netherlands. Send the picture to +31625688919 (Radboud International Office) and click on next question.
29. Take a right and cycle on the St. Annastraat to the Keizer Karelplein (large roundabout). Stop at the Vereeniging on your right. In 1879, architect Bert Brouwer designed and built the Keizer Karelplein. Brouwer also built his own office right next to the Keizer Karelplein. Which building was once his office?
30. Cycle along on the Keizer Karelplein and take a right after passing the Rabobank. Keep cycling straight ahead and take a left onto the Eerste Walstraat (just before you enter the city center). Take the second right onto the Piersonstraat and stop. In 1980, 14 buildings in this street were occupied by squatters. Right here in 1981 were the biggest fierce riots in history of the Netherlands. What exactly caused the fierce riots in 1981?
31. Cycle straight to the end of the street and turn right here and immediately turn left. Turn right onto Bloemerstraat and again turn the first right to Plein 1944. Stop on this square for the following question: Why was Nijmegen bombed by the Allies on February 22, 1944?
32. Cycle straight ahead to the end of the street and take a right, then immediately take a left. Take a right into the Bloemerstraat, then take a right once more to Plein 1944. Here, look for the foundation of the Lost Tower : 'De Verloren Toren', somewhere on this square under the ground). When you found it you'll know the answere of next question: When did they found the Lost Tower (De verloren toren) ?
33. Cross the square, turn left facing Primark, take the next street right and cycle up the hill via the Augustijnenstraat to the Grote Markt. Take the first left onto the Stikke Hezelstraat for a few meters. Stop in front of the ice cream shop “Bloem Ice” and look at the special façade above the shop. In 1900, there was an umbrella shop here. In the façade you can see the city weapons of all the cities where this shop was located. Which cities are these, left to right?
34. 'Bloem Ice' the shop in front of you sells the best ice cream of Nijmegen. The owner went to a special university in Italy to learn how to make real Italian ice cream. Specially for you internationals they offer a free chocolate-, nut- or trickle cone when you buy a scoop of one of the delicious flavours of icecream! Tell them you're joining the quiz of Julia and get the discount!
35. Walk down a bit, with the bike in hand, and stand opposite the barbershop 'Four Brothers'. Look across the street: 'Four Brothers' is the last old house in line, the rest of the houses, down to the left of it, are houses built in the style of 1950. What is the reason for this difference?
36. Now cycle down the road and turn the first right on the square onto Ganzenheuvel. Cycle down this road until you get to the small roundabout and stop here for the following question: Soldiers were almost always men at this time. Women helped in factories during the war and took part in the resistance. Who was a symbol of all the women who contributed to the war?
37. Turn into Nonnenstraat and cycle to the intersection, turn left here and then turn right at the Waalkade. Cycle to the artwork of 'De Waterwolf en de Aquanaut'. On September 19, 2020, this 4-meter-high bronze statue was festively unveiled. What is the meaning of 'De Waterwolf en de Aquanaut'?
38. Stay in the same location and make a crazy picture with this piece of art (you are aloud to climb on it). Send the picture to +31625688919 (Radboud International Office) and click on next question.
39. Continue cycling via the Waalkade and then take the Voerweg, up towards the right. When you are at the top, turn left and then turn the first right into Burchtstraat. Continue cycling until you see the old town hall on your left (In opposit of Hönkemoller). At the top of the building of the old Town Hall you can see seven different circles, all with their own image and meaning. What do the first two circles at the left mean? (You may have to walk, instead of cycle, through the Burchtstraat if there is a market).
40. Cycle (or walk) a little further through the Burchtstraat, to the next intersection. Here at the intersection of Broerstraat, Burchtstraat and Grotestraat lies the blue stone. Somewhat inconspicuous in the ground, a lot larger than the other stones. Here, 500 years ago, people were put on trial for minor offences, for which limbs were severed. What was a possible way to get rid of your sentence?
41. Cycle (or walk) straight ahead to cafe 'De Derde Kamer'. If you look at the side of 'De Derde Kamer' you see this is the old side. If you look at the building on the other side, you see this is built in the 1950's. Why is there such a big difference in architecture here?
42. Stay in the same location. As a university town Nijmegen has 172.000 inhabitants. How many students live in Nijmegen?
43. Now you've arrived at the end of the tour! Submit the answers, which will automatically show itself when you click on the following question: Don't forget to do this!