The Ultimate Croatian Quiz

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#1. 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.

#2. The White House was built using stones from which Croatian island?

Stones from Brač were used to build the White House

#3. 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.

#4. Mag-Lite flashlights are among the ten most famous American export products. Which Croatian inventor is responsible for inventing the Mag-Lite?

Anthony Maglica is responsible for inventing the Mag-Lite.

#5. The mechanical pencil was invented by which Croatian?

Slavoljub Penkala invented the mechanical pencil.

#6. Which Croatian NBA player was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame?

Dražen Petrović was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

#7. The capital city of Croatia is:

The capital city of Croatia is Zagreb.

#8. Where in Croatia did people break the Guinness World Record for the longest strudel?

The longest strudel was baked in Jaškovo, Croatia.

#9. 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.

#10. What is the name of the famous football (soccer) club in Zagreb?

The famous football (soccer) club in Zagreb is called Dinamo Zagreb.

#11. In which year did Croatia’s national soccer team achieve the bronze medal in the World Cup semi-final?

Croatia’s national soccer team achieved the bronze medal in the World Cup semi-final in 1998.

#12. What is the nickname for Croatia’s national soccer team?

The Croatian national soccer team is nicknamed Vatreni.

#13. What is the national tree of Croatia?

The national tree of Croatia is the Slavonian Oak Tree. 

#14. 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

#15. What does the word “more” mean in Croatian?

The word “more” means sea. 

#16. 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.

#17. What is the name of the currency used in Croatia?

Kuna is the name of the currency used in Croatia.

#18. Which of the following beers has origins within Croatia?

Karlovačko is a beer with origins in Croatia.

#19. The Walls of Ston in Croatia protected the city from which historic group?

The Walls of Ston in Croatia protected the city from the Ottomans.

#20. The oldest European calendar, which is a vessel found in the middle of the city of Vukovar, Croatia is the oldest record of measuring time in Europe, dating prior to 2600 BC. What is the name of this calendar?

Orion is the oldest European calendar.

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