Quiz on partner countries (held in Brno)

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  • 1. LEGENDS OF MY TOWN Quiz on partner countries Brno, June 3 – June 8
  • 2. In general...
  • 3. Turkey is the biggest country in the project, while Slovakia is the smallest. How many times do you think Turkey is bigger than Slovakia?
  • 4. Which partner country has the smallest population?
  • 5. Is Croatia the only partner in the project that still isn't a member of the EU?
  • 6. Which capital cities have less than 1 million inhabitants? • Zagreb, Croatia • Istanbul, Turkey • Prague, CZ • Riga, Latvia • Sofia, Bulgaria • Bucharest, Romania • Warsaw, Poland • Madrid, Spain • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 7. Which two partner countries entered the EU in 2007, during the last enlargement?
  • 8. Sport
  • 9. What is the most popular sport in Latvia?
  • 10. Whitewater slalom is the most successful Olympic sport in modern-day Slovakia. How many medals have Slovak canoeists collected on Summer Olympic Games since their first appearance in Atlanta 1996?
  • 11. Robert Kubica is the first Polish _________ .
  • 12. In 2002 Turkish national football team won _________ place at the World Cup in Japan/Korea.
  • 13. Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova is the current women's world record holder in the _________ (1987). a) high jump b) steeple chase c) discus throw
  • 14. Janica Kostelić, a former Croatian alpine ski racer, won Olympic gold _______ times. a) 3 b) 4 c) 5
  • 15. Martina Navratilova is the most successful Czech tennis player of all times. How many times did she reach the Wimbledon singles final?
  • 16. How many times has Rafael Nadal won Grand Slam singles titles?
  • 17. In the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci became the first gymnast ever to score _______________ in an Olympic event. At the time she was only 15 years old.
  • 18. OLYMPIC GAMES MEDALS Match countries with numbers of medals won at Olympic Games. 1. Bulgaria 2. Croatia 3. Czech Republic 4. Latvia 5. Poland 6. Romania 7. Slovakia 8. Spain 9. Turkey a) 22 b) 28 c) 33 d) 59 e) 87 f) 133 g) 220 h) 285 i) 302
  • 19. History
  • 20. Who was Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk? a) a famous Czech biologist b) the first president of Czechoslovakia c) the author of the Czech anthem
  • 21. What was the full name of the first Turkish president?
  • 22. Who was the leader of Solidarity? a) Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski b) Karol Wojtyła c) Lech Wałęsa
  • 23. How many empires did Bulgaria have in its history?
  • 24. When did Croatia gain its independence?
  • 25. Ľudovít Štúr was a) the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, b) the author of the Slovak language standard c) member of the Hungarian Parliament d) all of the above.
  • 26. The Roman province of Dacia was formed on the teritory of which modern European country?
  • 27. Latvia celebrates Independence day on 18 November. On that day, Latvia a) gained its independence from Russia in 1918 b) restored its independence in 1991 c) entered the EU in 2004
  • 28. What is the name of the cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic paintings featuring drawings and rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands?
  • 29. Match names for parliaments in our partner countries. 1. Bulgaria 2. Croatia 3. Czech Republic 4. Latvia 5. Poland 6. Romania 7. Slovakia 8. Spain 9. Turkey a) Cortes b) Meclis c) Parlament d) Parlamentul e) Rada f) Sabor g) Sabranie h) Saeima i) Sejm
  • 30. Geography
  • 31. Danube, one of the longest rivers in Europe, runs through four partner countries. Select them. 1. Bulgaria 2. Croatia 3. Czech Republic 4. Latvia 5. Poland 6. Romania 7. Slovakia 8. Spain 9. Turkey
  • 32. How many national parks does Poland have?
  • 33. Which of the following mountains is not located in Turkey? b) Mount Hermon c) Mount Ararat a) Nemrut Dag
  • 34. Which of these Spanish sites is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List? c) Santiago de Compostela b) Alhambra a) Real Palacio
  • 35. Which mountains run through the center of Romania?
  • 36. Which mountains are represented on the Slovakian coat of arms?
  • 37. What is the name of this Czech town famous for its spa?
  • 38. How many islands does Croatia have? a) around 800 b) more than a thousand c) several thousands
  • 39. Rozova dolina in Bulgaria is famous for cultivating a) raisins b) rosemary c) roses.
  • 40. Latvia's highest point is Gaiziņkalns, a) 311.6 m b) 785.1 m c) 1632.3 m
  • 41. Culture
  • 42. Plitvice NP in Croatia are on UNESCO's World Heritage List. True or False?
  • 43. Select the only Turkish winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. a) Nâzım Hikmet b) Orhan Pamuk c) Nâmık Kemal
  • 44. Where is this cathedral?
  • 45. Which of these is not a famous Czech? a) Franz Kafka (major fiction writer of the 20th century who wrote primarily in German) b) Antonín Dvořák (composer of Romantic music) c) Gregor Mendel (the father of genetics; he studied the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants) d) All of the above are famous Czechs.
  • 46. Andy Warhol (1928–1987), a leading figure in the 20th century visual art movement known as pop art, is originally from .... ?
  • 47. Eugène Ionesco, a world famous writer and one of the foremost figures of the Theatre of the Absurd, was born in ...?
  • 48. What is the most famous Spanish novel in the world?
  • 49. Which group of languages does Latvian language belong to?
  • 50. Maria Skłodowska Curie is a famous scientist from ...
  • 51. a. Black Queen b. Madara Horseman c. Baron Trenk d. Vlad the Impaler e. El Nuberu f. Gold of the Baltic Sea g. the Amazons h. Riga roosters i. Juraj Janošik 1. Bulgaria 2. Croatia 3. Czech Republic 4. Latvia 5. Poland 6. Romania 7. Slovakia 8. Spain 9. Turkey Match the legends with the partner countries.
  • 52. The choice of the name COMENIUS for this part of the SOCRATES programme is a reminder of Europe's rich educational heritage. Jan Komensky (Ianus Comenius (1592-1670), was born in what is today the Czech Republic, was a theologian, philosopher and pedagogue who believed that only through education could man achieve his full potential and lead a truly harmonious life. He was one of the founding fathers of modern education, but, having lived through the period of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), Comenius was also a cosmopolitan and universalist who strove incessantly for human rights, peace between the nations, social peace and the unity of mankind. Did you know...?