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Czech Republic Country Quiz

Guess these facts about the country of the Czech Republic.
Last updated: November 14, 2018
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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 is 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 novels 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 66
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 72
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 74
Mar 18, 2018
Strange word. To me it always sounded like something you do with Agent Orange.
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level 50
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 67
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 74
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 56
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 74
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 75
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 64
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 68
Mar 18, 2018
Vaclav got to do with it?
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level 36
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 68
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 32
Mar 22, 2018
It definitely isn't known by that name in non-German speaking regions of Europe.
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level 69
Mar 19, 2018
What do golems have to do with the Czech Republic?
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level 68
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 55
Mar 22, 2018
wow nice one! any czechs here?
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level 68
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?