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  1. 1. Which country on the map is The Netherlands? • A • B • C • D

  2. 1. Which country on the map isThe Netherlands? Answer 3 (C= The Netherlands) A = Denmark B = Ireland D = Switzerland

  3. D 2. Who is the Queen of The Netherlands?

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  5. 3. The Kingdom of The Netherlands consists of: • The Netherlands and Suriname • The Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba • The Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Indonesia • The Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and New Amsterdam

  6. 3. The Kingdom of The Netherlands consists of:Answer 2 = The Nederlands, The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba Suriname independent since 1975 Indonesia independent since 1949

  7. 4. The Netherlands was the first country to salute the United States by recognizing the American flag, where did this historic event occur? • Bermuda • Aruba • West Indies

  8. 4. The Netherlands was the first country to salute The United States by recognizing the American flag. Where did this historic event occur? Answer 3 = In the West Indies, on the small island of St. Eustatius. The US enjoys its longest unbroken relationship with the Netherlands!

  9. 5. How many Dutch military are currently deployed in Iraq? • 580 • 1390 • 2210

  10. 5. How many Dutch military are currently deployed in Iraq?Answer 2 = 1390 The United States has about 135,000 troops in Iraq. *Estimated From the Washington Post April 8 2004 Number of Dutch troops deployed 2700. Besides to Iraq also in Bosnia, Afganistan, the Middle East and other places. Usability of forces; The Netherlands ranks 3rd as to output / contribution of ground forces after the US and CA with 9,3 % of its ground forces involved.

  11. 6. Of which international organization was the Netherlands NOT a founding member? Choose from • EU • NATO • Benelux • United Nations • OSCE • Council of Europe • Organization of American States • United Nations • None of the above • All of the above.

  12. 6. Of which international organization was the Netherlands NOT a founding member? Answer = 7 -- Organization of American States

  13. 7. Which Tribunal can NOT be found in the Hague • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia • International Court of Justice • International Criminal Court • Permanent Court of Arbitration • Rwanda Tribunal • The World Court • All of those tribunals are in the Hague

  14. 7. Which Tribunal can NOT be found in the Hague Answer = All of these tribunals are in The Hague. The World Court is a popular name for the ICJ, it is not a separate court.

  15. 8. How many Dutchmen have been Secretary General of NATO? • None • One • Three • Five

  16. 8. How many Dutchmen have been Secretary General of NATO? Answer = 3 Luns de Hoop-Scheffer Stikker

  17. 9. What type of Fighter Aircraft does the Netherlands Airforce use? • F16 • Mirage • Eurofighter • Antonov

  18. 9. What type of Fighter Aircraft does the Netherlands Airforce use? • Answer = The Royal Netherlands Air Force uses the Lockheed F-16. The Netherlands was in 1975 one of the five founding Nations of the highly successful F-16 Multi National Fighter Program. • Hundreds of F-16's has been assembled in the Netherlands. • At this moment the Netherlands is a level 2 partner (besides Italy) in the Joint Strike Fighter program, in which program 9 nations under the lead of the US are developing the next generation Fighter aircraft.

  19. 10. How many different US-built weapon systems can you find in the inventory of the Netherlands armed forces • 8 • 15 • 35

  20. 10. How many different US-built weapon systems can you find in the inventory of the Netherlands armed forces The Netherlands uses many US-build systems like: • The McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 tanker aircraft • The Lockheed P3 Orion • The C-130 Hercules • The Lockheed F-16 • Boeing Apache • Chinook helicopters • The SSM Harpoon system • Standard SM2-MR Block III-A • Evolved Sea sparrow missiles • The Lockheed MRLS system • The Raytheon Patriot PAC-3 missile system • STINGER Man pad • the DRAGON-McDonnell Douglas Aerospace • Hughes TOW and Amraam Answer = more than 35!

  21. 11. In percentage of GDP, how much does the Netherlands Government contribute to Development Cooperation? Use scale to choose from 0.1 to 1.0%: if you press 3, it means you think it is 0.3 % • 0.1% • 0.2% • 0.3% • 0.4% • 0.5% • 0.6% • 0.7% • 0.8% • 0.9% • 1.0%

  22. 11. In percentage of GDP, how much does the Netherlands Government contribute to Development Cooperation? Answer C: 0.8%, the total amount in 2003 is 3,8 billion Euro per year. According to OECD-statistics only 5 countries (out of 22) contribute more than 0.7%. Source: OECD

  23. 11. In percentage of GDP, how much does the Netherlands Government contribute to Development Cooperation? Source: OECD

  24. 12. The US and the Netherlands recently agreed to coordinate activities on: • HIV/AIDS • Education • Cicadas • Malaria

  25. 12. The US and the Netherlands recently agreed to coordinate activities on: Answer: HIV/AIDS. On September 3, 2003 Prime Minister Balkenende and President Bush issued a joint statement on cooperation against AIDS. The two countries will cooperate on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in Africa, beginning with Rwanda, Ghana and perhaps expanding to Zambia, Ethiopia and possibly Sudan.

  26. 13. Is the value of Dutch exports of food and agricultural products in 2003 smaller than total US Food and Ag. exports? Yes or no. • Yes • No

  27. 13. Is the value of Dutch exports of food and agricultural products in 2003 smaller than total US Food and Ag. exports? Yes or no. Answer: Dutch agricultural exports exceed total US Agricultural exports! Dutch exports: USD 58,6 billion US exports: USD 55,5 billion

  28. 14. US subsidiaries of Dutch companies are a very important “insource” of high quality, high paying US jobs. How many jobs are generated (approx) by US subsidiaries of Dutch companies? • <500.000 jobs • >500.000 jobs

  29. 14. US subsidiaries of Dutch companies are a very important “insource” of high quality, high paying US jobs. How many jobs are generated (approx) by US subsidiaries of Dutch companies? Answer: almost 600.000 jobs generated by Dutch Foreign Direct Investment in the US. A total of 2,370 affiliates. The Netherlands is the third largest investor in the US (UK, France no. 1 and 2 in 2002). Per capita the Netherlands by far the biggest investor.

  30. 15. Which of the following is NOT a legal option in the Netherlands? • Euthanasia • Same-sex marriage • Drugs • Abortion • Prostitution • Medicinal cannabis • All • None

  31. 15. Which of the following is NOT a legal option in the Netherlands? Answer = 3 It is an offence to produce, posses, sell and import/export drugs. However, it is not an offence to use soft drugs.

  32. 16. What is the reason for having coffee shops in the Netherlands? • To please our citizens • To tease the United States • To encourage tourism from the United States • To protect cannabis users, especially youngsters, from exposure to hard drugs and criminal organizations

  33. 16. What is the reason for having coffee shops in The Netherlands? Answer = 4 To protect cannabis users, especially youngsters, from exposure to hard drugs and criminal organizations. Percentage drugs use youngsters age 15-16

  34. 17. Which part of the world has the highest percentage of people using cannabis? • Western Europe • United States • Canada • Australia

  35. 17. Which part of the world has the highest percentage of people using cannabis?

  36. A large part of the Netherlands is bellow see level. During the last millennium the Dutch have tried to stop the decline of the land area and to gain new land. The endless struggle against the water has resulted in a unique landscape. 18. How much of The Netherlands is below sea level?

  37. 18. How much of The Netherlands is below sea level?Answer 2 = +/- 50 % A large part of the Netherlands is bellow see level. During the last millennium the Dutch have tried to stop the decline of the land area and to gain new land. The endless struggle against the water has resulted in a unique landscape.

  38. 19. Which of the following words get their origin from the Dutch language? • Boss comes from the Dutch word BAAS • Cookie comes from the Dutch word KOEKJE • Coleslaw comes from the combination of two Dutch words: KOOL (cabbage) and SLA (salad) • Dumb comes from the Dutch word DOM • Golf comes from the Dutch word KOLF, originally a Dutch Game • Dollar comes from Daalder • Yankee comes from the typical Dutch name JAN KEES

  39. 19. Which of the following words get their origin from the Dutch language? • Answer = All of the above • Boss comes from the Dutch word BAAS • Cookie comes from the Dutch word KOEKJE • Coleslaw comes from the combination of two Dutch words: • KOOL (cabbage) and SLA (salad) • Dumb comes from the Dutch word DOM • Golf comes from the Dutch word KOLF, originally a Dutch Game • Dollar comes from Daalder • Yankee comes from the typical Dutch name • JAN KEES