The Ultimate Croatian Quiz

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#1. What is the name of the famous church found in Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb?

The famous church found in Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb is the Church of St. Mark.

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

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

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

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

#4. According to Alfred Hitchcock, where can one see the most beautiful sunset in the world?

According to Alfred Hitchcock, Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world.

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

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

#6. What language is spoken in Croatia?

The official language spoken in Croatia is Croatian.

#7. What is the name of this UNESCO protected cathedral in Šibenik, Croatia?

This cathedral in Šibenik, Croatia is the cathedral of St. James.

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

Hvar is home to the oldest communal theatre in Europe.

#9. 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.

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

Dražen Petrović was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

#11. 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

#12. What is the national tree of Croatia?

The national tree of Croatia is the Slavonian Oak Tree. 

#13. 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.

#14. 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.

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

Ragusa is the former name of Dubrovnik.

#16. Which town in Croatia is nicknamed as “Center of the World”?

Ludbreg is a town in Croatia which is in the centre of the whole world.

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

Stones from Brač were used to build the White House

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

The peak of the mountain Medvednica in Zagreb is Sljeme.

#19. 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.

#20. Which city is home to the world's first Sea Organ that creates it’s music only by the action of the wind and waves?

The world’s first Sea Organ is located in Zadar.

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