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Balkan Quiz

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13 questions
English
Test your knowledge of the Balkan region with this quiz covering its geography, history, and culture!
1

Which Balkan country was the birthplace of the famous ancient philosopher Aristotle?

Greece

Bosnia

Bulgaria

Romania

Easy  88% got this right

Aristotle is the founder of zoology.
2

What is the capital of Croatia?

Zagreb

Easy  96% got this right

Zagreb has a quirky museum called the Museum of Broken Relationships where items from failed relationships are displayed
3

Which Balkan country is known as the "Land of Eagles"?

Albania

Croatia

North Macedonia

Serbia

60% got this right

Albania is often referred to as the "Land of the Eagles" because of its historical connection to eagles and their flag
4

In which Balkan country is the city of Skopje located

69% got this right

Skopje is one of the oldest contnuously inhabited cities in Europe since 4000 BC.
5

What is the name of the tallest mountain in the balkans?

Mount Musala

Mount Korab

Mount Olympus

Mount Pirin

Hard  21% got this right

The Peak of Mount Musala is covered with snow 254 days of the year.
6

Place the following countries from BIGGEST to SMALLEST

1.

Turkey

2.

Romania

3.

Greece

4.

Bulgaria

Easy  97% got this right

Turkey - Approx. 783,562 km² Romania - Approx. 238,397 km² Greece - Approx. 131,957 km² Bulgaria - Approx. 110,994 km²
7

Which Balkan language is the only one to be from the Romance family

Romanian

64% got this right

Romanian is the only Romance language in eastern Europe.
8
Blur reveal

The Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913 led to the decline of which empire's influence in the region?

Ottoman

Ottoman Empire

75% got this right

The Ottoman Empire participated in World War I as part of the Central Powers alliance.
9

Which river runs through Belgrade, the capital of Serbia?

Sava River

Danube River

Drava River

Kamchia River

Hard  25% got this right

Sava River is one of the oldest major tributaries of the Danube river.
10

Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro. Can you locate it?

56% got this right

The city has had numeral name changes but was named Podgorica in 1992 after Montenegro gained independence from Serbia
11

What was the name of the NATO bombing campaign in 1999, aimed at ending the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo?

Operation Allied Force

Operation Death Train

Operation Humanitarian Force

Operation Rolling Thunder

Hard  35% got this right

Operation Allied Force was a NATO military campaign in 1999 aimed at stopping ethnic cleansing and violence in Kosovo.
12

What is the currency of Bulgaria

Lev

Denar

Drachma

Lek

56% got this right

the Bulgarian Lev is that it's named after Lev, which means "lion" in Bulgarian.
13

Which city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1984?

Sarajevo

Belgrade

Bucharest

Budapest

41% got this right

The Games were held in Sarajevo and nearby resorts in the Dinaric Alps