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?
What trade union resisted the Soviets?
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 |
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?
What language was created by Polish linguist L. L. Zamenhof in 1887,
intended to be a universal language?
What country was Poland in a union with between 1569–1795?
In what city was Poland's first university founded in 1364?
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?
At the WWII conference of what city were the modern-day borders of Poland formed?
Which Polish-born British author wrote "Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim"?
Joseph Conrad
Level 64
May 13, 2023
Accepting Danzig but not Gdańsk, on a quiz about Poland specifically no less? Smh...
Level 44
Aug 12, 2023
It's also accepting "Solidarity" but not "Solidarność"
Level 29
Feb 21, 2024
it's Maria Skłodowska-Curie not Marie Curie