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?
The richest man within the European Union in 2018
A TV parody of Donald Trump ("tusk" means "crazy")
The President of the European Council and former Polish PM
A winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
2. What applies to around 90% of the Polish population?
They regard the Communist era in a positive light.
They are Catholic.
They live in rural areas.
They speak Russian as a first or second language.
3. What is King John III. Sobieski's most notable feat?
Attacking Prussia and occupying Berlin for a short time
Introducing Christianity by massacring pagan tribes
Refusing to flee the country in World War II and fighting for the Underground State
Defeating the Turks at the Battle of Vienna
4. What are pierogi?
A kind of cheese
5. What is remarkable about the time between 1795 and 1918?
Exclusively female monarchs reigned over Poland.
Christians, Jews and Muslims were granted equal rights under the Edict of Warsaw.
Poland did not exist as a sovereign country.
The city of Danzig was destroyed in 1795 and not re-settled until 1918.
6. Which of these people was not Polish?
Frédéric Chopin
John Paul II.
Marie Curie
Franz Kafka
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?
8. Whose native language was Polish?
Herman Melville
Bram Stoker
J. D. Salinger
Joseph Conrad
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?
10. How many people approximately live in Poland?
40 million
5 million
18 million
75 million
11. What was the Solidarity movement opposed to?
The Pope
The Nazi occupation
The Austrian empire
The Communist regime
Its leader, Lech Wałęsa, became president of the republic in 1990.
12. Which book did Henryk Sienkiewicz write?
I, Claudius
The Grass Crown
Quo Vadis
13. Which of these movies was made by a Polish director?
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Taxi Driver
The French Connection
Chinatown (1974) was directed by Roman Polanski.
14. Who lived in present-day Polish city Toruń?
Thomas Aquinas
Nicolaus Copernicus
Claudius Ptolemy
15. Which historical event is known as "Potop", or "Deluge"?
The devastating invasion of the Swedish army
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"
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