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One of the goals of the RealScreen Summit is to promote better understanding among the many cultures that interact within our industry. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the world in which you conduct business.
February 1, 2002

One of the goals of the RealScreen Summit is to promote better understanding among the many cultures that interact within our industry. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the world in which you conduct business.

1. How many islands can Finland lay claim to?

2. Which European city spends the highest percentage of its budget on the arts every year?

3. What city was once called Lutetia?

4. Before making it in the television home repair world, where did Bob Vila volunteer his time?

5. What was the highest-rated series in PBS history?

6. What blueprints cover more than 14,000 square feet of drafting paper?

7. What is the only country to have never imposed censorship laws on adult films?

8. Which country is the world’s leading consumer of bananas among non-banana producing nations?

9. Although the term ‘Scandinavia’ is normally thought to represent five countries, what three countries does it actually identify?

10. What country can claim the modern ski binding, the iron lung, the gas turbine and the paperclip as its own inventions?

11. What country does Pippi Longstocking come from?

12. How many member stations is PBS made up of?

13. What has been the longest-running series on PBS?

14. What ABC talk show host got himself in trouble for suggesting that the U.S. military were a bunch of cowards after the September 11 attacks?

15. What country says it’s illegal to pay a bill of more than $0.25 with pennies?

16. What producer nearly had his series (and life) put on hold by modern-day pirates?

17. In Japan, learning to bow properly is imperative. What degree connotes a respectful bow, suitable for an introduction? How about a simple ‘Good Morning’? A quick ‘Hi’? Or, ‘Sorry, I really screwed up’? 1. 179,584 – the most of any country in the world 2. Frankfurt, Germany 3. Paris, France 4. In Panama, with the Peace Corps 5. Ken Burns’ Civil War, which attracted an audience of 40 million for its premiere 6. The Eiffel Tower’s 7. Belgium 8. Sweden, which consumes 17.6 kilos per person each year 9. Denmark, Norway and Sweden 10. Norway 11. Originally Pippi Langstrump, the famous character is from Sweden 12. 349 13. The ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, on the air since 1971 14. Bill Maher of Politically Incorrect 15. Canada 16. Mark Burnett, during filming for Survivor in 2000
17. Introduction: 30 degrees; Good Morning: 15 degrees; Hi: 5 degrees; Screwed-up: 45 degrees

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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