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EU enlargement quiz: Czech Republic
Floods in Prague August 2002
Prague experienced its worst floods for a century in August 2002
This is the second of a series of 10 quizzes on the 10 countries joining the EU on 1 May.

The Czech Republic is one of the largest of the new member states, in terms of population, and one of the closest to western Europe - Vienna is actually further east than Prague.

How much do you know about the country?

Test yourself with this interactive quiz.

Question 1
Which of the following was Czech?
A: Rumplestiltskin
B: Good King Wenceslas
C: Bluebeard
Question 2
Martina Navratilova and Ivan Lendl are two of best known Czech tennis stars. Which of the following players is Czech?
A: Jelena Dokic
B: Goran Ivanisevic
C: Jana Novotna
Question 3
Which of the following was not born on the territory of today’s Czech Republic?
A: Sigmund Freud (inventor of psychoanalysis)
B: Gustav Mahler (composer)
C: Manolo Blahnik (shoe designer)
Question 4
The science-fiction writers Josef and Karel Capek invented which of the following in their 1921 play, RUR?
A: The flying saucer
B: The robot
C: The laser
Question 5
A Czech or Czechoslovak team has won the ice hockey world cup nine times since 1947. In which of the following years was the Czech team not world champion?
A: 2000
B: 2001
C: 2002
Question 6
What did the Czech professor Otto Wichterle (1913-1998) invent?
A: Soft contact lenses
B: Heart pacemaker
C: Electric toothpick
Question 7
Which Czech town is sometimes described as the home of lager?
A: Ceske Budejovice
B: Plzen
C: Brno
Question 8
What is the Magic Lantern?
A: A lamp in Prague castle which protects the city from attackers while it remains alight
B: A Prague beer hall renowned for live jazz
C: A theatre from which Vaclav Havel directed the 1989 Velvet Revolution
Question 9
Which of the following Oscar winners was not born on the territory of today’s Czech Republic?
A: Stephen Sondheim (Best Song, 1990)
B: Tom Stoppard (Best Screenplay, 1998)
C: Milos Forman (Best Director, 1985 & 1976)
Question 10
The town of Kutna Hora produced a silver coin that was used as a form of hard currency throughout Central Europe between the 14th and 19th centuries. What was it called?
A: Groschen
B: Funtik
C: Thaler

 Press the button and see how you have done

Low score? Visit Inside Europeto brush up your knowledge. Or if you're in the UK, challenge your knowledge gap at the Meet the Neighbours festival at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 24 April. Go to www.europe.gov.uk for details.


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