Serbia Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Serbia?
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Last updated: May 28, 2020
First submittedNovember 4, 2013
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Capital city
Belgrade
The capital is built on the confluence of these two rivers
Danube
Sava
Second largest city, its name means "new orchard"
Novi Sad
Former country which consisted of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and others
Yugoslavia
"Benevolent dictator" who ruled that country from 1953–1980
Josip Broz Tito
Disputed region which declared independence in 2008
Kosovo
Currency
Serbian dinar
Tennis player ranked #1 in the world as of 2020
Novak Djokovic
Peninsula on which Serbia lies
Balkan Peninsula
Country which which Serbia shares its longest border
Romania
International organization which bombed Serbia in 1999
NATO
Sport played by Vlade Divac and Nikola Jokić
Basketball
In 1914, a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip caused a bit of trouble when
he assassinated this royal heir
Franz Ferdinand
Serbian inventor who helped make A/C power a reality
Nikola Tesla
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Level 74
May 28, 2020
Congrats on your first featured quiz!
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Level 51
Oct 14, 2020
...and first quiz
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Level 84
May 28, 2020
I think KoljiVriVoda could create a better quiz.
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Level 75
May 28, 2020
He'd make a good one (he does live there after all!), but this quiz is still excellent. I wonder a bit about the Princip question though, since that incident happened in Bosnia & Herzegovina, not Serbia.
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Level 84
May 29, 2020
It's true for Princip question. It belongs to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, Tesla has nothing to do with Serbia, but it is difficult to explain to people who are not from the territory of the former Yugoslavia. He is a Serb, born in Austria, on the territory of today's Croatia. Serbs do not live only in Serbia.
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
"Tesla has nothing to do with Serbia" "He is a Serb" yup works great

You can argue all you want who has dibs on him, but "nothing to do with it" is well, there are lots of words what to call that.

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Level 82
Oct 11, 2020
He has almost nothing to do with Serbia. He was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in what is today Croatia, then moved to the United States and became an American citizen. After the dissolution of Austria-Hungary, American was the only citizenship left to him. 63 years after his death, the country of Serbia achieved independence.

So... what does he have to do with Serbia? Other than being printed on some of their currency. I know his parents were ethnic Serbs but still. It's a little weird. Not unprecedented. But weird. Overall I'd say Tesla has less to do with Serbia than Alexander the Great has to do with Skopje. But they still have statues of Alexander up all over the latter. So, whatever...

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Level 61
Jan 10, 2021
Tesla was born in Austria-Hungary, but Serbia did exist as a independent kingdom in the latter half of 19th and first part of 20th century, and Tesla was in Belgrade once in 1892. Yugoslavia was created after WWI, with Serbian king as its leader, so you can't just say that Serbia gained independence in 2006.
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Level 73
May 29, 2020
Thanks, but I think this quiz is very good. Questions were chosen very well.
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2020
@kalbahamut That is not exactly true. Alexander the Great was greek, and he has no connection with today Macedonians, because they're Slavs. BUT, Tesla was born in Austro-Hungary, in area where Serbs lives. Also, her parents were Serbs, and he stated many times, that he is proud on his serbian origin. Also, citizenship of some country doesn't mean that you are a member of some nation, it is about ethnicity, and by that, he was 100% Serb. Many people have a problem with terms of ethnicity and citizenship. Citizenship is gained of country where are you born or live, but ethnicity is gained by nation of your ancestors.

One more thing, Austria-Hungary was multiethnical country, for example like today USA, where many different ethnic groups live. Only difference is, in USA, everyone call themselves Americans, but that wasn't in AH empire, where they declare as their real ethnicity. I hope that I cleared it for you, as a person who lives in Serbia and is more familiar with the subject. :)

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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
It's a lie that modern ethnicities somehow are the same as ancient ethnicities. Part of the nationalist fallacy. And ridiculous in my opinion that ethno-nation-states try to lay claim to everyone in the past that they believe were part of their mythic origin. It's all bogus. This goes for Serbia, and Macedonia, and Greece, too. And it would go for the US, too, except the US doesn't do that since it is not an ethno-state. But they have their own silly and spurious creation myths.

You didn't clear up anything for me and I wasn't unfamiliar with any of these subjects. But, thanks.

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Level 77
May 29, 2020
"A bit of trouble" lol
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Level 48
Jun 23, 2020
I was going to say the same thing lol
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Level 85
Oct 15, 2020
"So he killed ONE guy. No big deal, right?"
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Level 70
Oct 15, 2020
Reminds me of the analytical article in the New York Times, next to the news article about the assassination, with the headline "Tragedy May Alter Politics Of Europe".
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Level 66
May 30, 2020
*Male* tennis player...
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2020
The #1 female tennis player in the world isn't from Serbia, so it's irrelevant.
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Level 59
Oct 15, 2020
and if you were to create rankings incorporating male and female players this person would still rank #1
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Level 35
Oct 29, 2020
as a federer fan, hes just too good
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Level 84
Jul 24, 2020
Country which which?
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Level 29
Aug 11, 2020
I wrote Novak Đoković's name in 3 different ways - and i would never think of spelling it as Djokovic ... please accept Dokovic at least!
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2020
Accept his nickname Nole
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2020
"Country whichwith which"
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Level 66
Oct 2, 2020
Am up to the last few remaining quizes of the series, phew! And if I don't know the currency I always try dinar - except this one!! Dang.
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
Only one I missed, too. :P And I did try a bunch of common currency names. Plus I spent over a month in Serbia waiting for that kangaroo court to process their corruption paperwork. Even though my inept lawyers would only accept payment in Euros, I spent a lot of dinars on chicken sandwiches and treats for stray dogs in Nis; I should have gotten it.
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Level 74
Oct 16, 2020
I don't know how many times you plan to repeat the same story... Yes, I get it, you had some problems in Serbia, but pointing that out all the times when someone mentions Serbia, with nothing but disparagement for the whole country and its people, makes you seem a bit... biased, don't you think?
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
Maybe it does. I don't know, isn't that kind of like saying the food critic who gave your restaurant a terrible review is biased because when he went to eat there he was served horrible food? Fix your country and people won't have such negative experiences going there and feel the need to repeat them, maybe?
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Level 74
Oct 17, 2020
I am sure that an inconvenient experience is possible in absolutely every country in the world. I have some of the best and the worst of travel memories from Singapore, for example, but I would never draw some definite conclusions from the 5 days I've spent there. And, as for your comparison, people aren't meals, that's just insulting. People are people. You obviously don't see the difference. In a certain country, there are millions of individuals, yet you've made your opinion on all of them based on a few of them. That is so inherently wrong I can't stress that enough. In any case, I don't want to argue, if you ever wish to come to Serbia again and to see another side of the coin, please contact me, I promise to you I will do my best to make your stay much more pleasant than the previous one. Believe me, there is much more in Serbia and Serbs than your unpleasant experience showed you. Greetings.
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2020
I wasn't comparing people to meals. and I had a lot of negative experiences there not just the car thing; but the car thing was something that will scar me for life. I never intend to return to Serbia- many other places I would rather visit for the first time or return to- but thanks for the offer. Happy to show you around Washington DC as well.
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Level 74
Oct 18, 2020
Ok, as you can guess, I have some prejudice against the US - your government did bomb my country, as you may know (and, judging by some of your previous comments, strongly support). But let's not get into politics, the point is that, regardless to that, if an opportunity occurs, you shouldn't be surprised if I contact you some day, since I won't fall into the trap of confusing the actions of several people, even if they represent the government of your country, and the nation as a whole. Greetings and I hope you will change your mind and come to Serbia again some day. My offer remains the same.
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Level 73
Nov 16, 2020
He just hate us.
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Level 65
Apr 23, 2021
I think something to always be aware of is that the government and the people are not the same. Serbia's government may have be awful before, and still is pretty bad, but that doesn't mean the entire country is a horrible place. At least give Serbia another chance; I feel the country has improved a lot over the past decades as the government goes and animosity between Serbians and other countries has also decreased. I would personally love to go to Serbia at some point in my life.
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Level 55
Oct 15, 2020
Kosovo should have been Serbian
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
Are you arguing in favor of ethnic cleansing?
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Level 60
Oct 17, 2020
Stupid non-sequitor. By the way, look up the demographic history of Kosovo. It's the Serbs that have been ethnically cleansed, slowly, over time. But this term is largely a buzz word.
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
it's not a buzz word to those getting dumped in mass graves.
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Level 60
Oct 17, 2020
One day, when California or New Mexico try to secede, because there might be "sui generis" for the majority Latino population, I wonder what side you will be on. Surely you wouldn't try to use force to preserve the sovereignty of the United States? The moment there are any casualties in dealing with separatists, I will ask you: Are you in favor of ethnic cleansing?
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2020
I would be on the side that was not ethnic cleansing. I'm not a patriot or a nationalist. Casualties dealing with separatists are *not* the same thing, though. If Texas some day declares independence from the United States, I would hope they do so legally and peacefully, and with the near unanimous consent of the people in the state (I am generally opposed to Balkanization because I think it leads to weaker less effective governments, greater competition for and less efficient use of resources, and the repression of minorities)... but if that were to occur and those conditions were met, then fine, let them go. More power to them.

If violence broke out, I might be rooting for unity, but if the Proud Boys or the Boogaloo movement assembled militias of "true Americans" and went in to El Paso where they were slaughtering Mexican-Americans and dumping them into mass graves... I would be on the side of the Mexican-Americans in that situation.

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Level 82
Oct 18, 2020
Further, if the federal government got involved with trying to kill all of the brown people in Texas, and NATO or, hell, even the Warsaw Pact decided to intervene and bomb the federal troops committing these atrocities, I'd be rooting against the American government in that situation, too. I can see Trump ordering something like that. He's just as bad as Milošević, just currently with less power.
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Level 59
Oct 15, 2020
more time please, barely had time to think of and type all the answers, and it would be more consistent with other country quizzes
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Level 55
Oct 15, 2020
Could you loosen up the spelling on djokovic? I tried jokovic and dokovic but neither worked so I ended up giving up.
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2020
Try Đoković. :)
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Level 38
Oct 15, 2020
Tesla isn't Serbian
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Level 39
Oct 15, 2020
You're right.

Tesla was Serbian (a son of an Serbian orthodox priest).

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Level 48
Oct 15, 2020
15/15 Easy. I would be worried if I didn't get all of them considering it's my country. ;)
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2020
15/15 Well , it's in the neighborhood after all 😅
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Level 59
Oct 15, 2020
Fun fact, I'm actually headed to Serbia tomorrow! Pretty neat that this quiz is featured so close to it
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
I would warn you against a few things but given your handle it sounds like you might be returning home and maybe that means you'll be alright.
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Level 66
Oct 15, 2020
I love that you never miss an opportunity to rag on Serbia. One day you must tell us the whole ordeal with this car you had stolen there.
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
If not for my dislike of wasted opportunities maybe I wouldn't mind so much having a few years of my life trashed by shamelessly corrupt and bigoted bureaucrats. Astute of you to notice.
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Level 60
Oct 17, 2020
Yes, you can groan, this comment is another arguing that the Tesla question should not be part of this quiz. Had this quiz been about SERBIANS, ok maybe. But even his ethnicity is disputed. His prime identity was as a YUGOSLAV, while his legal citizenship was Austro-Hungarian. He was born and was raised in the Croatian part. I wonder, could we include him in Croatia quizzes? That would start WW3. Even though in the West we are supposed to be politically correct and emphasize homeland rather than ethnicity...
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
Telsa was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire as you said but he emigrated to the United States over 30 years before Yugoslavia was a thing. The first time the term "yugoslav" was used was only a few years before he was born. One among many bogus nationalist movements started during the century.
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Level 60
Oct 17, 2020
You are just awful with non-sequitors. I mention identity, you start talking about the state. And why are you picking and choosing segments of his life? For most of his adult life, his prime identity was Yugoslav and that existed well before the creation of Yugoslavia (indeed it necessitated the latter). Less bogus than how other nationalities have formed, like Belgian, Russian or Swiss. South Slavs naturally banded together to break free from a powerful empire, an intermediate step to the national identities of the present. Nationalism is natural and healthy. Whoops, I guess now I am in favor of "ethnic cleansing."
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2020
I don't know what your position on ethnic cleansing is but calling nationalism natural is delusional as the concept was an artificial creation of the 19th century and this is documented historical fact. You also seem deluded in general during this response. I was mostly agreeing with you above.... just adding additional information... yeesh...
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Level 44
Nov 6, 2020
Beautiful country! Have been visiting it since 2016 for 4 years straight and every time it's still as majestic! To bad Covid got in the way this year, hoping next year, I can go back to amazing country again! <3
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Level 33
Nov 25, 2020
a bit too easy
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2021
It's very funny to see that some guy from USA comments was Tesla Serbian or not, is Kosovo Serbian or not...The world is not turn around the USA, you need to understand that.
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Level 65
Apr 23, 2021
I know it has been talked about many times before but Tesla is not a Serbian. Serbian is a nationality not an ethnicity. The ethnicity is Serb, which he is, but this quiz is about the country, which he is not from. Quote from Britannica "Nikola Tesla, (born July 9/10, 1856, Smiljan, Austrian Empire [now in Croatia]" Although he is a Serb (ethnicity), his nationality (i.e. the country he is from/born in) was Croatia. This makes him a Croatian Serb which is nothing unusual.