The Ultimate Croatian Quiz

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#1. Which Croatian skier who won four gold and two silver Olympic medals, became the best Alpine woman skier in the history of the Winter Olympic Games?

Janica Kostelić won four gold and two silver Olympic medals, becoming the best Alpine woman skier in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

#2. Which Croatian artist created the famous “Gregory of Nin” (Grgur Ninski)?

Ivan Meštrović created the famous “Gregory of Nin” (Grgur Ninski).

#3. Which of these celebrities does not have Croatian heritage?

Priyanka Chopra does not have Croatian heritage.

#4. After the Great Wall of China, which fortification is the second longest preserved fortification in the world?

The Walls of Ston are the second longest preserved fortification system in the world.

#5. When is Croatia’s statehood day?

Croatia’s statehood day is June 25.

#6. Mia Slavenska was a famous Croatian born prima ballerina known internationally. In which Croatian city did she begin her studies?

Mia Slavenska (born Mia Čorak) began her ballet studies in Zagreb.

#7. A Roman amphitheatre “arena” is a landmark of this Croatian city.

A Roman amphitheatre “arena” is a landmark of the city of Pula.

#8. Which National Park is best known for its 16 cascading lakes and more than 90 waterfalls?

Plitvice National Park is best known for its 16 cascading lakes and more than 90 waterfalls

#9. Who was the first Nobel laureate from Croatia to win a Nobel Prize in 1939, for amongst many other honours synthesizing the principal male hormone, testosterone.

Lavoslav Ružička was the first Nobel laureate from Croatia to win a Nobel Prize in 1939

#10. Who was Croatia’s first female president?

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was Croatia’s first female president.

#11. Croatia is a(n)…

Croatia is a republic.

#12. Which famous Croatian businessman has Canadian-Croatian origins?

Robert Herjavec has Canadian-Croatian origins.

#13. Which unique museum can be found in Zagreb?

The Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum that can be found in Zagreb.

#14. Which of these Croatian delicacies is a traditional symbol of the city of Zagreb?

The Licitarsko Srce is a traditional symbol of the city of Zagreb.

#15. Which Croatian soccer player first received FIFA’s Golden Ball?

Luka Modrić first received FIFA’s golden ball.

#16. Split’s Diocletian Palace has a genuine _________________ thanks to Emperor Diocletian who had it brought to adorn the entrance to his tomb.

There is a genuine Egyptian Sphinx in Split’s Diocletian Palace.

#17. Mario Puratić invented a power block to help haul fishing nets out of the sea and on board vessels. His invention has been applied in all the world’s fishing fleets. To which country did Mario emigrate from Croatia in 1929?

Mario Puratić emigrated to the USA.

#18. In 1753, which Croatian discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon?

Ruđer Josip Bošković discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon

#19. What is the second largest city in all of Croatia?

The second largest city in all of Croatia is Split.

#20. When was the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) founded?

The Croatian Football Federation or Hrvatski Nogometni Savez was founded on June 13, 1912.

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