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Hungary Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Hungary?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: May 23, 2020
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First submittedFebruary 26, 2017
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Clue
Answer
Capital city
Budapest
River passing through that city
Danube
M word that refers to the Hungarian ethnicity
Magyar
Famous Hungarian stew
Goulash
Red spice used to flavor the above
Paprika
Piano virtuoso who composed "Hungarian Rhapsody"
Franz Liszt
Country which Hungary revolted against in 1956
Soviet Union
Name a country, other than Hungary, that speaks a Uralic language
Finland | Estonia
Largest lake in Central Europe
Balaton
First king of Hungary
Stephen I
Empire that Hungary was part of which dissolved in 1918
Austria-Hungary
Leader of the Huns from 434–453 A.D. who was called the "Scourge of God"
(the relation to modern Hungarians is unclear)
Attila
Prime Minister since 2010 who has been accused of undermining democracy
Viktor Orbán
Hungarian-American currency speculator who is the subject of many conspiracy theories
George Soros
Famous invention of Ernő Rubik
Rubik's Cube
Hungarian-American mathematician considered to be one of the most
intelligent people of all-time
John von Neumann
Team sport dominated by Hungary at the Summer Olympics
Water Polo
Currency of Hungary (named after a coin from Florence)
Forint
Mountain range which partially encircles the Hungarian Plain
Carpathians
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2020
We take no official position on Orban or Soros. This quiz is objectively accurate. Orban has been accused of undermining democracy. Has he done it? Do your own research and decide. Political debate threads will be deleted. References to American politicians will be extra deleted.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2020
Fun fact: Jewish refugees from Hungary who emigrated to the United States in the years before WWII, such as John Von Neumann, were jokingly referred to as "Martians" due to their humorous accents and seemingly superhuman intellectual abilities.
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Level 88
Oct 3, 2020
Does this mean the Hungarians are going to take over the world someday?
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Level 84
Oct 3, 2020
Fun fact: Vigo the Carpathian died in the year 1610 at the age of 105 when his subjects rebelled; leading Vigo to be poisoned, shot, stabbed, hung, stretched, disembowled, and finally drawn and quartered. Following his decapitation, his head issued a final prophesy before dying: "Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I'll be back.".
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Level 76
Oct 5, 2020
"I'll be back" - so who really said it first, Vigo or the Terminator?
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Level 63
May 17, 2022
Depends on what came first. And I think 1610 was earlier.
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Level 84
Aug 20, 2022
1610 is earlier, but the Terminator can time travel, so, hard to say
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Level 86
May 24, 2020
Could you please accept "Istvan" as the first king of Hungary? I mean, that was his actual name.
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Level ∞
May 24, 2020
Okay.
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Level 82
May 24, 2020
I typed "canoeing" a billion times before realizing that isn't a team sport. Silly.
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Level 66
May 30, 2020
Depends on how many are in the canoe ;)
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Level 74
May 24, 2020
Uh, tried Istvan and Bell peppers :(
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Level 84
May 27, 2020
Sounds delicious.
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Level 81
May 24, 2020
Is the Austria question supposed to be about Hungary? Also Habsburg could be accepted.
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Level ∞
May 24, 2020
Fixed the question.
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Level 81
May 24, 2020
“Hungaria” should be changed to “Hungary” because this quiz is in English, and a grammar mistake in “name after” should be changed to “named after”.
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Level ∞
May 24, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 76
May 24, 2020
Wow! I tanked that quiz so hard. It's no wonder that Hungary remains one of the few EU countries I have yet to visit.
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Level 73
Dec 5, 2020
You don't visit countries until you pass the Jetpunk quiz?
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Level 77
May 25, 2020
ATILLA not attila he was not german attila is germanic name
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Level 77
Jun 2, 2020
Attila seems to be at least as common in Hungarian as Atilla (Wikipedia).
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Level 42
Jul 28, 2020
Actually, Attila is the correct spelling for his name in Hungarian. (I am Hungarian)
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Level 66
May 30, 2020
Hmm tried florint, close but not close enough, and polo and thought of specifying but thought nah why bother.
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Level 49
Jul 3, 2020
If we concider the summer olympics medal standing, Hungary is still number one in soccer (football) so you could call it dominating :) (not taken into considaration the medals for the woman soccer turnaments where the USA is dominating).

Just a fun fact.

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Level 70
Jul 6, 2020
Forgot Neumann was Hungarian, so for the brilliant Hungarian-American mathematician I just wanted to write Paul Erdős. Sure, his name isn't "John von ..." but he fits the rest of the clue just as well as Neumann.
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Level 59
Aug 20, 2022
Actually no - Erdős was in the USA for several years, but he never naturalized, and returned to Europe after the end of WW2, so he is Hungarian, not Hungarian-American like von Neumann. I guess that WOULD make Erdős a more fitting person to be an answer in this quiz, but not to this question.
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2020
Am I the only one to try John Von Jovi...?
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Level 41
Sep 7, 2020
I hope so!
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Level 69
Oct 3, 2020
Didn't do so well here. I'm afraid my trusted Hungarian phrasebook has given me a completely different name for that stew. Last time I tried using that word at a Hungarian restaurant, I was chased out by the owner, who demanded that his hovercraft was 'full of eels'.
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Level 76
Oct 5, 2020
My first thought was gulyas but that didn't work - I think it should, though. My mom used to mix cooked macaroni, ground beef, onions, and tomatoes together and call it goulash .Pretty far from the real thing but we ate it.
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Level 75
Jul 7, 2022
Ha! I grew up eating that, only we layered it like a casserole and added cheese. We also called it "Hungarian Goulash" for some reason (I guess because we added paprika), even though we knew it wasn't really goulash. I always say it's "Gourmet Hamburger Helper".
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2020
If "the relation to modern Hungarians is unclear", then why is that question there?
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Level 78
Oct 3, 2020
it's more than unclear, in fact, it's very unlikely.
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Level 51
Oct 3, 2020
i know george soros' grandson he's annoying

he goes to my school

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Level 84
Oct 3, 2020
From '52-'72 Hungary also dominated football at the summer Olympics, winning gold 3x and only failing to medal once in those years. A feat unmatched in all of Olympics men's football history, and only surpassed by the American women's team.
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Level 65
Oct 3, 2020
Árpád, László Bíró, and Paul Erdős missed out :-(
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Level 84
Oct 3, 2020
Also: no questions about the Stephen Colbert Bridge?
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Level 49
Oct 6, 2020
Where's my Hungarian gang at? P.S. Accept gulyás for goulash..that is the proper name for it.
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Level 57
Oct 19, 2020
Why is Soviet Russia or just Soviets not accepted?
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Level 73
Oct 20, 2020
Because neither of both is the actual name of the country?
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Level 44
Nov 2, 2020
The mountain range referred to: it seems the only name accepted is Carpathain. In most sources, including the Wikipedia article on Hungary, the range within Hungary is referred to as the North Hungarian Mountains. "Carpathians" is not mentioned there. The article on the Carpathians breaks down to an article on the Western Carpathians, where it states that the part in Hungary is the North Hungarian Mountains. I suggest North Hungarian Mountains be added as a valid alternate name.
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Level 65
Jun 29, 2021
Hungary has only dominated olympic water polo in the male category. The female team has only ever reached 4th in olympic contests. Maybe you want to clarify on that in the question.
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Level 24
Mar 14, 2022
Can you accept the Hungarian name (gulyás) for goulash?
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Level 56
Aug 20, 2022
Does goulash vary from country to country?

In America, I think of it as a pasta topping (a creamy, gravy-like, meat + sauce, served over pasta). But google shows me many stew looking dishes too.

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Level 49
Aug 22, 2022
Accept Gulyás for the stew. It is the original Hungarian name for it.
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Level 84
Aug 22, 2022
but.... this quiz is in English, not Hungarian.
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Level 41
Sep 14, 2022
...and the food is still hungarian and the proper names for other answers (istván, duna etc.) are still accepted as they should, why is gulyás an exception?
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2022
Pepper and Paprika are the same thing, so Pepper should be accepted
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Level 45
Feb 11, 2023
18/19 Couldn't think of George Soros