Competition

Radio Prague's Monthly Quiz - archive

2018

Question for June

Tell us the birthplace of the great Czech composer Leoš Janáček.

Hukvaldy, photo: Petr Dadák, CC BY-SA 2.0Hukvaldy, photo: Petr Dadák, CC BY-SA 2.0

The correct answer for June: Hukvaldy

Winners:

Idris Siregar, Indonesia
Günter Juba, Germany
Ludovico Svabenik, Argentina
Bouzeboudja Mohamed, Algeria
Alexey Eliseev, Russia
Kašpar Patrick, Germany

 

Question for May

Czechoslovak Radio aired its first broadcast 95 years ago. How long was the first transmission and where was it broadcast from?

Photo: archive of Czech RadioPhoto: archive of Czech Radio

The correct answer for May: one hour, from a tent at a military air base in Prague’s Kbely

Winners:

Reinhard Anschütz, Germany
Serguey Cerpaltsev, Moldavia
Hector Jofré Frias Cartes, Chile
Martin Pokorný, Czechia
Ivo Slezacek, Australia
Ziad S. Aqeel, Jordan

 

Question for April

What is the Czech name of the willow whip that is part of the country’s Easter traditions?

Pomlázky, photo: Klára StejskalováPomlázky, photo: Klára Stejskalová

The correct answer for April: pomlázka

Winners:

Mustapha Bahri, Tunisia
Helmut Hecht, Germany
Roland Keil, Slovakia
Andreas Maher, USA
Olga Pereborova, Russia
Alexis Ramirez Rocas, Venezuela

 

Question for March

He was the first astronaut from a country other than the Soviet Union or the United States. Tell us the name of the first Czechoslovak astronaut.

Vladimír Remek, photo: ČT24Vladimír Remek, photo: ČT24

The correct answer for March: Vladimír Remek

Winners:

Ernesto Esquivel Torres, Mexico
Ian Pillar, Australia
Tatiana Kalina, Ukraine
Bernhard Maier, Germany
Zuzana Šoupalová, Czechia
Hubert Wilczynski, Poland

 

Question for February

Tell us the name of the sportsperson who won the first-ever gold medal for Czechoslovakia at the Olympic Games in Grenoble.

Jiří Raška, photo: Czech TelevisionJiří Raška, photo: Czech Television

The correct answer for February: Jiří Raška

Winners:

Pavel Arbitman, Israel
Barbara Behr, Germany
Julen Esturo Erostegi, Spain
Nick Sharpe, UK
Mike Towning, Czechia
Elena Miller, Russia

 

Question for January

What is the name of the summer residence of Czech and formerly Czechoslovak presidents, used since 1921?

Lány chateau, photo: Michaela BulákováLány chateau, photo: Michaela Buláková

The correct answer for January: Lány chateau

Winners:

Ekaterina Chochlova, Russia
Esther Genovés, Spain
Josef Kubelka, Czechia
Fouad Larhzizer, Morocco
Mohamed Elsayed Abd El raheim, Egypt
Hans-Jürgen Tausend, Germany

 

2017

Question for December

What type of fish is part of the traditional Czech Christmas dinner?

Photo: Ivana VonderkováPhoto: Ivana Vonderková

The correct answer for December: carp

Winners:

Richard Chen, Trinidad and Tobago
Martin Hyka, Czechia
Irina Isaeva, Russia
Irene Neumann, Germany
Javier Nunez Aramburu, Spain
Mare Soovik, Estonia

 

Question for November

Where is the oldest stone bridge on the Czech territory?

Photo: Magdalena KašubováPhoto: Magdalena Kašubová

The correct answer for November: Písek

Winners:

Alfons Ballweg, Germany
Renata Dohnalová, Czech Republic
Heimer Sia, Philippines
Ivar Lass, Estonia
Joaquin Ruiz, Spain
Ekaterina Rus, Moldova

 

Question for October

What is the name of the toughest hurdle in the Great Pardubice Steeplechase?

Taxis Ditch, photo:  ČTTaxis Ditch, photo: ČT

The correct answer for October: Taxis Ditch

Winners:

Freddy Ramirez Armijo, Chile
Aleksandr Belkov, Russia
Christopher Cambell, USA
Michael Cunningham, Australia
Konrad Sack, Germany
Helena Tajčová, Czech Republic

 

Question for September

What is the name of the Czech national tree?

Linden tree, photo: Public DomainLinden tree, photo: Public Domain

The correct answer for September: Linden tree

Winners:

Mohan Bain, India
Hideyuki Takatoh, Japan
Aleksandr Kuzeminskij, Ukraine
Maili Tannbaum, Estonia
Kurt J. Przystupa, Germany
Miguel Ramon Bauset, Spain

 

Question for August

What is the name of the chateau where Giacomo Casanova spent the last years of his life?

Photo: Klára StejskalováPhoto: Klára Stejskalová

The correct answer for August: Duchcov

Winners:

Paul Gager, Austria
Natalija Anatolievna Gnatok, Russia
Věra Halátová, Czech Republic
Maikel Iglesias Rodríguez, Czech Republic
Ming Li, China
Jorge Raul Robles Ocegueda, Mexico

 

Question for July

An international film festival takes place in the Czech Republic at this time of year. What is the name of the city that hosts it?

Photo: Eva TurečkováPhoto: Eva Turečková

The correct answer for July: Karlovy Vary

Winners:

Rudi Brunner, Switzerland
Oscar Castillo Cabrera, Peru
Dahmani Rachid, Algeria
Anatoliy Kalina, Ukraine
Veronika Libichová, Czech Republic
Mikk Soovik, Estonia

 

Question for June

75 years ago, on June 10, a village near Prague was razed to the ground by the Nazis in one of the worst atrocities committed on Czech soil. What is the name of the village?

Lidice, photo: Ondřej TomšůLidice, photo: Ondřej Tomšů

The correct answer for June: Lidice

Winners:

Olga Ivanovna Fedoseenko, Belarus
Hugo Héctor Longhi, Argentina
Michael Nährig, Germany
Olga Réblová, Czech Republic
Taeko Koga, Japan
Hee Tan, Malaysia

 

Question for May

Tell us the name of the ruler, born 300 years ago, who introduced compulsory primary school education in the Czech lands.

Maria TheresaMaria Theresa

The correct answer for May: Maria Theresa

Winners:

Nikolaj Vladimirovich Popov, Russia
Manfred Neumann, Germany
Bernard Leblicq, Belgium
Martin Hlavica, Czech Republic
Paul B. Walker Jr., USA
Martín Estévez Pastor, Spain

 

Question for April

Which Moravian popular tradition was included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list in 2011?

Photo: Milena ŠtráfeldováPhoto: Milena Štráfeldová

The correct answer for April: The Ride of the Kings

Winners:

Achmad Algazali, Indonesia
Jaroslaw Jedrzejczak, Poland
D W NABI , UK
Svetlana Aksentevna Shpakovskaja, Belarus
Andreas Vehe, Germany
Luis M. Uliarte Alonso, Argentina

 

Question for March

Which city is located further to the West – Vienna or Prague?

Prague, photo: Filip JandourekPrague, photo: Filip Jandourek

The correct answer for March: Prague

Winners:

Bridkovskij Oleg, Ukraine
Hrušková Edita, Czech Republic
Koji Nakayama, Japan
Skinner Grant, UK
Wichmann Rolf, Germany
Gómez Gálvez Yusimi, Cuba

 

Question for February

Who is the author of the novels: Closely Watched Trains, I Served the King of England and Too Loud a Solitude?

Bohumil Hrabal, photo: Hana Hamplová, CC BY-SA 3.0Bohumil Hrabal, photo: Hana Hamplová, CC BY-SA 3.0

The correct answer for February: Bohumil Hrabal

Winners:

Thomas Bégue, France
Marie Dostálová, Czech Republic
Elena Kazina, Russia
George Pearson, USA
Yosir Quijada, Venezuela
Thomas Trummer, Germany

 

Question for January

The famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe favored a certain Czech spa where he spent almost three years of his life. Which spa was it?

Photo: CzechTourismPhoto: CzechTourism

The correct answer for January: Mariánské Lázně

Winners:

Stefano Citterio, Italy
Rolf Hill, Germany
Masato Kiba, Japan
Natalija Osadchaja, Ukraine
Marek Peša, Czech Republic
Dmitrij Primak, Belarus

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