The Ultimate Croatian Quiz

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#1. In 1887, Peter Salcher, a professor of mathematics at the Naval Academy in Rijeka was the first person in the world to produce:

In 1887, Peter Salcher, a professor of mathematics at the Naval Academy in Rijeka was the first person in the world to produce ultrafast photography, used to track the trajectory of a rifle bullet in flight.

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

Karlovačko is a beer with origins in Croatia.

#3. How do you say love in Croatian?

Ljubav is the Croatian word for love.

#4. Which famous music festival takes place in Croatia?

Ultra music festival takes place in Croatia.

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

The second largest city in all of Croatia is Split.

#6. In 1891, Ivan Vučetić devised an original instrument for what function?

In 1891, Ivan Vučetić devised an original instrument for the classification of fingerprints. 

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

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

#8. Ragusa is the former name of which famous Croatian city?

Ragusa is the former name of Dubrovnik.

#9. Where in Croatia is the oldest communal theatre in Europe, which opened in 1612?

Hvar is home to the oldest communal theatre in Europe.

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

Dražen Petrović was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

#11. What is the name of the coach who led Croatia’s national soccer team to second place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

The coach who led Croatia’s national soccer team to second place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup was Zlatko Dalić.

#12. What is the most expensive street in Croatia?

The most expensive street in Croatia is Stradun, Dubrovnik.

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

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

#14. Which Croatian singer’s song was played on Mars?

Mišo Kovać‘s song was played on Mars.

#15. 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.

#16. 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.

#17. What language is spoken in Croatia?

The official language spoken in Croatia is Croatian.

#18. 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.

#19. 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.

#20. 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.

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