Shoeless Trivia: Central Europe

In honor of some upcoming travels. Which, incidentally, is why so shortly after its return this feature is going back on hiatus for another little while. I hope to post a couple of times while I’m gone, but it won’t be every day.

  1. Julius Benedict, John Kimble, and Alex Hesse are three characters played by an Austrian-American actor in separate films by a Slovak-Canadian director. Name the actor and the director.
  2. The Math Who Loved Only Numbers is a biography of what eccentric Hungarian mathematician who is believed to hold the record for most published mathematical papers?
  3. The clock pictured below is located in what European capital?ceurope1
  4. The tone poem that is generally associated with the film 2001: A Space Odyssey and the waltz that plays during the film’s docking sequence were both written by composers with what last name?
  5. A specialty brandy known as Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser is a key ingredient in and the namesake of what popular German dessert? English name, please.

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ivan Reitman
  2. Paul Erdős
  3. Prague
  4. Strauss
  5. Black forest cake


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