Competition

Radio Prague's Monthly Quiz - archive

2017

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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