History of Poland Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Poland?
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Last updated: August 30, 2021
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What Polish scientist discovered Radium and Polonium with his husband?
Marie Curie
Which Polish priest began his papacy in 1978?
John Paul II
In what concentration camp did Nazi Germany at least kill 1.1 million people during WWII?
Auschwitz
What trade union resisted the Soviets?
Solidarity
What leader of the above served president of Poland between 1990–1995?
Lech Wałęsa
Which three countries partitioned Poland among themselves starting in 1772,
removing Poland from the world map? (name any)
Austria | Prussia |
Russia
After what war did Poland re-emerge as an independent country after 123 years?
World War I
What Polish scientist determined that the Earth revolves around the Sun, not vice versa?
Nicolaus Copernicus
Which Polish filmmaker has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system?
Roman Polanski
What movie, directed by the above, was based on the life of Władysław Szpilman?
The Pianist
What Polish piano virtuoso composed "Minute Waltz"?
Frédéric Chopin
Which "free city" existed on the Baltic coast between 1920–1939?
Danzig
What language was created by Polish linguist L. L. Zamenhof in 1887,
intended to be a universal language?
Esperanto
What country was Poland in a union with between 1569–1795?
Lithuania
In what city was Poland's first university founded in 1364?
Kraków
What military alliance was founded in Poland in 1955?
Warsaw Pact
What empire did the Polish king John III Sobieski defeat at the Battle of Vienna in 1683?
Ottoman Empire
What German encryption machine was cracked by British and Polish codebreakers?
Enigma
At the WWII conference of what city were the modern-day borders of Poland formed?
Yalta
Which Polish-born British author wrote "Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim"?
Joseph Conrad
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