The Ultimate Croatian Quiz

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#1. According to a 2009 survey, what percentage of Croatians claim knowledge of at least one foreign language?

According to a 2009 survey, 78% of Croatians claim to have knowledge of one other foreign language.

#2. What is the name of the oldest continuously inhabited town in all of Europe?

Vinkovci is the oldest continuously inhabited town in all of Europe.

#3. On which Croatian island do women have the only national costume in Europe that sits above the knee?

In Susak, women have the only national costume in Europe that sits above the knee.

#4. In 2002, DNA testing revealed that which grape’s origins are in Croatia, traced back to a rare grape variety known as Crljenak Kaštelanski?

Zinfandel grape’s origins are in Croatia.

#5. How many verses were there in the original version of the Croatian national anthem?

There were fourteen verses in the original version of the Croatian national anthem.

#6. What is the name of the peak of the mountain Medvednica in Zagreb?

The peak of the mountain Medvednica in Zagreb is Sljeme.

#7. Which of the following cannot be found surrounding or within Croatia?

There are no oceans directly surrounding or within Croatia.

#8. Which two locations in Zagreb share the same name: Maksimir.

Dinamo’s stadium and a park share the name Maksimir.

#9. The statue of which Croatian historical figure is found in a famous Croatian public square?

The statue of Ban Josip Jelačić is found in a famous Croatian public square.

#10. Which of the following is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

The City of Dubrovnik, The City of Trogir, and The Historical Complex of Split with the Diocletian Palace are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

#11. Every day at noon, this device goes off by the church of St. Mark.

Every day at noon, the Grič Cannon goes off by the church of St. Mark.

#12. 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.

#13. How do you say love in Croatian?

Ljubav is the Croatian word for love.

#14. Croatians were responsible for one of the earliest hydroelectric power plants in the world which brought light to the city of Šibenik in 1895. Where was this power plant built?

One of the earliest hydroelectric power plants in the world, which brought light to the city of Šibenik in 1895, was powered by the Krka Waterfalls.

#15. Where did professor Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger discover the largest number of Neanderthal fossil bones in Central Europe?

Professor Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger discovered the largest number of Neanderthal fossil bones in Central Europe in Krapina.

#16. 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

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

Robert Herjavec has Canadian-Croatian origins.

#18. According to the Guinness Book of world records, the smallest town in the world is Hum, Croatia, which has a population of how many people?

The smallest town in the world is Hum, Croatia, which has a population of 23.

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

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

#20. Which HBO TV Show was filmed in Croatia?

The HBO TV Show Game of Thrones is filmed in Croatia.

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