Czech Republic Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of the Czech Republic?
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Last updated: May 22, 2020
First submittedMarch 16, 2014
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Hint
Answer
Capital city
Prague
Famous bridge in that city
Charles Bridge
Largest region (hint: Queen song)
Bohemia
Neighboring countries
Austria
Germany
Poland
Slovakia
Empire it was part of, 1002-1806
Holy Roman
Empire
Short version of the country name
Czechia
Country it was part of until 1993
Czechoslovakia
Currency
Koruna
City that is famous for its
beer (starts with P)
Plzeň
Hint
Answer
Act of throwing someone out of a window.
Famously happened in 1419 and 1618.
Defenestration
River that rises in the Krkonoše Mountains
and enters the North Sea in Germany
Elbe
Writer who served as President
from 1993 to 2003
Václav Havel
Anthropomorphic but dumb
clay monster of Jewish folklore
Golem
Author of disturbing books like
"The Metamorphosis"
Franz Kafka
Most popular sport (other than football)
Ice Hockey
Country that invaded in 1968
Soviet Union
Largest automaker
Škoda Auto
Ethnic group that includes Czechs,
Poles, and Serbs
Slavs
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Level 70
Nov 30, 2017
Interestingly there was a third defenestration in Czechia (then Czechoslovakia), of Jan Masaryk in 1948. The moral of the story is not to go near windows in the Czech Republic I suppose.
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2017
It's certainly not often I get to type "defenestration." I enjoy it. The typing, not the act.
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Level 80
Mar 18, 2018
Strange word. To me it always sounded like something you do with Agent Orange.
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2018
It's a cool word. Like demonstration except with fenêtre, the french word for window, thrown in the middle. Very literal.
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Level 61
Sep 25, 2020
Funny fact about the defenestration of Prague: when the noblemen survived after the fall, the Catholics said that they were saved by divine intervention; the Protestants said they were saved by a pile of poop that broke their fall.
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Level 68
Sep 25, 2020
Love it! There is also such a thing as 'self-defenestration'. Look up defenestration on Wikipedia, and you will find the story of Garry Hoy. One of my favorite unbelievable true stories of all time. A classic!
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Level 51
Sep 26, 2020
That's usually autoerotic defenestration I'll bet.
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Level 65
Sep 25, 2020
I only know this word because my college made us all sit through a lecture on the penalties for "defenstration" because seniors kept throwing their couches out the window.
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2017
That was TOUGH!!!!! It would have been less tough if I could spell Czechia, but it's still referred to by it's older and longer name here.
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Level 80
Mar 18, 2018
:-/ I typed in "Pilsner" for the beer answer. Is Plzen where that comes from? I feel like I got ripped off. I almost always miss the alcoholic questions.
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Level 58
Mar 18, 2018
Plzen is the modern name of the city. Pilsen is the German name of the city and it's from that name that the word Pilsner comes from.
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Level 78
Mar 18, 2018
I feel the same. I was proud of myself for knowing pilsner and then it wasn't correct. :(
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Level 78
Jun 6, 2018
As soon as I saw the clue, I thought okay, I've got this one. Then nothing happened. Couldn't imagine how it was wrong. Oh well, pop-a-top and go on to the next one.
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Level 43
Sep 26, 2020
Lol. I guessed the city but never heard of the drink.
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Level 65
Mar 18, 2018
Why can't you accept defenestrate? Typed it in and it didn't go. Figured it wasn't the answer. Imagine my face when I found out the answer was, believe it or not, defenestrate. Except with an -ion
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Level ∞
Mar 18, 2018
That will work now
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Level 73
Mar 18, 2018
Vaclav got to do with it?
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Level 39
Sep 25, 2020
Havel arf, why don't you
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Level 45
Mar 19, 2018
Charles Bridge (puke) spent a minute trying to figure out what it's called in English. Why isn't the native name included? Karluv most, or a name it's commonly known under in Europe: Karlsbrücke.
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Level 73
Mar 19, 2018
I only knew it as Karlsbrücke as well, but I'm not sure it is commonly known that way outside of German-speaking regions. Could you elaborate on that? Karlův most is added now.
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Level 30
Mar 22, 2018
It definitely isn't known by that name in non-German speaking regions of Europe.
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Level 80
Sep 26, 2020
this quiz is in English. You could make a Czech language version if you wanted to.
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Level 74
Mar 19, 2018
What do golems have to do with the Czech Republic?
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Level 73
Mar 19, 2018
The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late-16th-century rabbi of Prague. (Wikipedia)
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Level 56
Mar 22, 2018
wow nice one! any czechs here?
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2020
me :) though I don't live in Czechia anymore ;)
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Level 51
Sep 25, 2020
tady
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Level 73
Jun 6, 2018
I'm ashamed to realize only now that the Kafka clue is wrong. "The Metamorphosis" is a novella, not a novel. Maybe changing "novels" to "books" or "The Metamorphosis" to "The Trial" would be in order, Quizmaster?
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
Changed to books.
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Level 50
Apr 24, 2020
As a Czech citizen, I only got 18 right haha
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Level 62
Jul 18, 2020
Shame on you! I got 21/21 with 4:27 left. ;)
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Level 83
Sep 25, 2020
My aunt is Czech. I wonder what she would have gotten on this quiz.
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Level 48
Sep 17, 2020
"Country is was part of until 1993"

I had a stroke reading that one
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Level ∞
Sep 17, 2020
Lol, what a difference a letter can make. Fixed now.
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Level 25
Sep 24, 2020
I am here for Antonin Dvorak, but he is not...
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Level 52
Sep 25, 2020
Or Smetana!
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Level 75
Sep 26, 2020
Yes I first tried Vltava and Moldau for the river before seeing the North sea part.
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Level 78
Sep 25, 2020
Dvorak deserves to be here for his New World Symphony.
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2020
First time since this series began 86 days ago that I come across a country that I had already done
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Level 56
Sep 25, 2020
Pretty sure I typed "Roman" and it was not accepted. Should be. Unless I mistyped.
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Level 73
Sep 25, 2020
No, it shouldn't. Holy Roman and Roman Empire are not the same.
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Level 80
Sep 26, 2020
As Voltaire observed, the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor a proper empire.