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Poland Multiple Choice

How much do you know about Poland?
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Last updated: February 10, 2019
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1. Who is Donald Tusk?
A TV parody of Donald Trump ("tusk" means "crazy")
The richest man within the European Union in 2018
A winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
The President of the European Council and former Polish PM
2. What applies to around 90% of the Polish population?
They speak Russian as a first or second language.
They are Catholic.
They live in rural areas.
They regard the Communist era in a positive light.
3. What is King John III. Sobieski's most notable feat?
Defeating the Turks at the Battle of Vienna
Introducing Christianity by massacring pagan tribes
Attacking Prussia and occupying Berlin for a short time
Refusing to flee the country in World War II and fighting for the Underground State
4. What are pierogi?
A kind of cheese
Soups
Sausages
Dumplings
5. What is remarkable about the time between 1795 and 1918?
Christians, Jews and Muslims were granted equal rights under the Edict of Warsaw.
The city of Danzig was destroyed in 1795 and not re-settled until 1918.
Poland did not exist as a sovereign country.
Exclusively female monarchs reigned over Poland.
6. Which of these people was not Polish?
Franz Kafka
Marie Curie
John Paul II.
Frédéric Chopin
Franz Kafka was a citizen of Austria-Hungary, then of Czechoslovakia. He lived in Prague.
7. Regarding pronounciation, which letter from the English alphabet is most similar to the Polish letter ł?
v
d
j
w
8. Whose native language was Polish?
J. D. Salinger
Herman Melville
Joseph Conrad
Bram Stoker
He was born as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski. He wrote his books, among them "Heart of Darkness", in English, which he learned in his twenties.
9. Which of these rivers passes through Poland?
Volga
Danube
Elbe
Vistula
10. How many people approximately live in Poland?
5 million
18 million
40 million
75 million
11. What was the Solidarity movement opposed to?
The Pope
The Austrian empire
The Nazi occupation
The Communist regime
Its leader, Lech Wałęsa, became president of the republic in 1990.
12. Which book did Henryk Sienkiewicz write?
The Grass Crown
I, Claudius
Ben-Hur
Quo Vadis
13. Which of these movies was made by a Polish director?
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
The French Connection
Taxi Driver
Chinatown
Chinatown (1974) was directed by Roman Polanski.
14. Who lived in present-day Polish city Toruń?
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nostradamus
Thomas Aquinas
Claudius Ptolemy
15. Which historical event is known as "Potop", or "Deluge"?
Mass emigration of workers after the fall of communism
A famine that significantly reduced the population shortly before World War I
It is the Polish name for "Blitzkrieg"
The devastating invasion of the Swedish army
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