History of Poland Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Poland?
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Last updated: February 23, 2020
First submittedJanuary 11, 2020
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Which Polish chemist conducted pioneering research on radioactivity and
was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
Marie Curie
What was the name of the trade union that resisted the Soviets?
Who was one the founders of the above and the president of Poland from 1990–1995?
Lech Wałęsa
In which concentration camp were at least least 1.1 million people killed during WWII?
Which ruler made Christianity the religion of Poland when he was baptized in 966?
Mieszko I
Which Polish priest became the 264th pope of the Catholic church in 1978?
John Paul II
With which country was Poland in union from 1569–1795?
Who was the last monarch of the union with the above?
Stanisław II August
In which city was the first university of Poland established in 1364?
Which Polish king founded that university and was known as "the Polish Justinian" for
the reforms he made for the country?
Casimir III the Great
Which city-state existed on the Baltic coast between 1920–1939?
Which Renaissance-era polymath was the creator of the heliocentric model?
Nicolaus Copernicus
Between which three countries were the three partitions of Poland conducted - resulting
the non-existence of a Polish state between 1795–1918?
At the conference of which city after WWII were the new borders of Poland formed?
Which Polish filmmaker has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system?
Roman Polanski
What Polish piano virtuoso composed "Minute Waltz"?
Frédéric Chopin
The last recorded of what wild cattle lived in Poland before going extinct in 1627?
Which Polish-born British author wrote "Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim"?
Joseph Conrad
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