Bulgaria Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Bulgaria?
Quiz by Mogysht
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Last updated: May 28, 2020
First submittedApril 16, 2014
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Capital city
Sofia
Sea which Bulgaria borders
Black Sea
Most populous Bulgarian city on that sea
Varna
River forming much of Bulgaria's northern border
Danube
Bordering countries
Greece
North Macedonia
Romania
Serbia
Turkey
Alphabet first developed in Bulgaria in the 9th century
Cyrillic
Peninsula on which Bulgaria lies
Balkan
Southern Bulgaria is part of this ancient region starting with T
Thrace
Empire from which Bulgaria gained its de-facto independence in 1878
Ottoman Empire
Tasty food made with help from Lactobacillus bulgaricus
Yogurt
Currency of Bulgaria
Lev
Bulgarian ranks 9th in per-capita consumption of this
(hint: Rakia is a Bulgarian variety)
Alcohol
Name one of the two sports in which Bulgaria has won the most Olympic medals
Wrestling | Weightlifting
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Level 82
Jun 2, 2015
Just spent a few days in Bulgaria but still didn't do very well on this quiz.
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Level 46
Jun 3, 2015
Oh, you did! Great! How did you like it? :)
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2015
It was nice but I was just in Varna and Golden Sands and only for a short while. I decided to leave for Romania. Maybe I'll come back later, though.
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Level 82
Nov 18, 2015
Spent another couple weeks in Sofia a couple months ago. And.. I parked my car there so I have to go back and get it, probably in January I'll be back.
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Level 73
Aug 4, 2020
How many cars do you own?? And are they scattered throughout many countries?
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2020
Jack: currently 0. Though I still sometimes talk about "my car" as, even though it was stolen by corrupt Serbians several years ago, I still think of it as spiritually my car. I drove a '99 Dodge Viper RT/10 for over 13 years all over the world. I've only ever owned 4 cars in my life, and the other 3 were all before I turned 23.
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2020
... I've got a picture of it in front of the cathedral in the thumbnail of this quiz in one of the quizzes I authored.
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2020
... this time I aced it. Either the quiz got easier or the last couple trips to Bulgaria something finally stuck.
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Level 46
Oct 14, 2020
It got easier a bit :) But your knowledge is always impressive!
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Level 35
Nov 10, 2020
I got 13, which is hilarious because I seem to barely get enough questions right to get the badge credits. I officially have 99/198 quizzes done for this badge, and I'm done with every other badge. Halfway there!
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Level 50
Feb 19, 2019
Fun quiz. I like these country quizzes, you learn so much about individual countries. Really interesting.
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Level 46
Mar 4, 2019
Thanks for your feedback, CaoMaru :)

How well did you score?

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Level 71
May 28, 2020
Nice quiz. I only stumbled on the last two but got them after thinking for a second. At first I thought you were looking for an English name for rakia and was racking my brain to figure it out. It turned out much easier than that. :) And I'm very happy to see the LB question here. It's time people learn, that yogurt is not originally Greek.
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Level 82
May 29, 2020
Tried every kind of alcohol I could think of, but didn't try alcohol.
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Level 75
Jun 5, 2020
Yeah, I don't think it's s good question. The hint is misleading - according to WP Rakia is a type of fruit brandy. I would say varieties of alcohol are not drinks like brandy, beer, wine, etc but more like ethanol, methanol, etc
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2020
Brandy is allowed.
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2020
I tried vodka first and then alcohol. I'm not an alcohol fan at all personally but some varieties of rakia I had in Sofia I guess were okay. I also liked the rakia-flavored turkish delight that I got at the airport in Cyprus.
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Level 46
Oct 14, 2020
Rakia is something you can't not love :P

I'll have to try that Turkish delight, though!

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Level 41
Jun 4, 2020
Honestly this quiz is pretty easy when you are Bulgarian. Still got 15/17 on the first try though.
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Level 55
Sep 26, 2020
Would it be possible for 'Thracia' also to be accepted as the ancient region?
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2020
I tried spelling that in so many ways, I thought I was going crazy, especially after living in Bulgaria for two years. Wikipedia lists "Thrace" as an alternate spelling of "Thracia", so...
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Level 27
Jan 11, 2021
you pronounce it "trakia" and it has nothing to do with Rakia that i drank
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Level 40
Oct 6, 2020
hi
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Level 17
Oct 6, 2020
ok
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2020
sup
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Level 85
Oct 14, 2020
yo
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Level 71
Oct 14, 2020
Hello all, how is everyone on this fine day?
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2020
I'm good. It's nice outside here, as well.
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Level 78
Oct 14, 2020
Beautiful day here, but a little sad. I just bid farewell to our two yearling bulls who are headed to other farms where all the "ladies" aren't related to them. I know I shouldn't get attached to them but it's hard not to. Other than that, typical day - canned some tomatoes, got a haircut, pulled weeds in the flower beds, ate a mess of greens from the garden - a fine, autumn day.
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Level 65
Oct 14, 2020
17/17 Hello there neighbors πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·β€οΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡¬
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Level 46
Oct 14, 2020
Great result, neighbour!
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2020
Looking forward to come back to Bulgaria when the current mess is over... Rakia for everybody !
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Level 46
Oct 31, 2020
Would love to have you. Rakia's on me!
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Level 48
Oct 14, 2020
14/17 Not bad! Gotta know your neighbours! πŸ˜‰
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Level 46
Oct 14, 2020
Very nice! Where are you from?
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Level 84
Oct 14, 2020
Nice quiz. I'd love to visit Bulgaria someday. I've long been interested in the country, but especially since reading The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova last year.
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Level 46
Oct 14, 2020
Great to hear you enjoyed it :)

Hopefully, when the C-thing clears out, we'll all be able to travel.

I've got to check this Shadow Land thing you read.

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Level 43
Oct 14, 2020
12/17. Should've thought about weightlifting :D
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2020
accept live yog(h)urt? that’s the variety with bacteria in it after all
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Level 78
Oct 14, 2020
Thanks, Mogysht. Good quiz. You got me with alcohol, though. I tried every liquor, type of beer or wine I could think of - except brandy.
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Level 46
Oct 31, 2020
You're very welcome :) Haha, well!
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Level 27
Jan 11, 2021
As a bulgarian it was pretty easy and did it on first try
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Level 46
Jan 12, 2021
Yep, it got a bit easier :) Congrats and thanks for doing my quiz :)