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Quiz about Poland and Polish trivia

Updated on May 13, 2013

Learn and test your knowledge about Poland

What is the former capital of Poland? It's longest river? Oldest university? Most famous Polish woman? Maybe here you will find answers to these questions.

Do you dare to test your knowledge of Poland and Polish trivia by taking my quiz? I'm sure you do. It's fun! Maybe you will learn a couple of things on the way. So you good luck, may the force be with you!


Tatra Mountains in Poland

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Ship on rails

Do you know that in Poland you can find ship on rails? There is such a place in Poland, where ships are moving on rails. This place is called Kanal Elblask (Elblag Canal)i. It was built in 1860 and joined cities of Ostroda and Elblag. The total length of the canal is 151,7 km, the difference in water levels approaches 100 m, and is overcome using locks and a remarkable system of tracks between lakes.

Take a look at Elblag Canal Tourist Info

Underground waterfall and arsenic

Do you know that in Zloty Stok ("Golden Slope" located in Sudety Mountains), in a gold mine lies the only underground waterfall in Poland. The gold mine produced also arsenic, which was exported to Europe. Reportedly with this arsenic Napoleon has been poisoned.

Smallest national park

The smallest national park is the Ojców National Park. Located in the Valley of Pradnik, near Krakow. It has an area of 21 square kilometres, which is 10 times smaller than the Tatra National Park. ONP was founded in 1956. The Park is known from the gorges, caves and other logical erosion of limestone. Most famous is the Club of Hercules.

There's An Egg in my Soup: ... and other adventures of an Irishman in Poland
There's An Egg in my Soup: ... and other adventures of an Irishman in Poland

Queues for groceries, unfathomable bus timetables, inexplicable traditions and truly bizarre soup - this is Poland in the mid-1990s, where Tom Galvin innocently went as a trainee teacher. Without a word of Polish, he is plunged into a strange and rapidly changing culture, as the country shakes off its troubled and complex past and faces the challenges of being a part of modern Europe. He spent five years dealing with long and freezing winters, lack of good food, loneliness and hardship, as he discovered the misery as well as the joy of Polish life, even meeting and marrying his wife!

 


Ruins of medieval castle in Niedzica, Poland

Did you know that

Poles won a total number of 17 Nobel prizes, including 4 Peace Prizes, and 5 in Literature.

The Polish Trivia Book
The Polish Trivia Book

Book packed with Polish facts, famous people, history, a lot of fun with questions and answers. Perfect for trivia enthusiasts.

 


Main Market Square in Krakow, Poland

Did you know that

it was Polish astronomer, Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) who published the earliest exact maps of the moon

Take a Break - Listen to the Sound of Poland

Polonaise composed by Wojciech Kilar to the film Pan Tadeusz, The Last Foray in Lithuania

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the highest mountain in Australia, Mount Kosciuszko, was named after general Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who fought against the Russian Empire, as well as in the American Revolutionary War.

Polish Customs, Traditions, and Folklore
Polish Customs, Traditions, and Folklore

This is probably the most comprehensive book devoted to Polish customs available for English speaking readers. I recommend it especially for people with Polish ancestors or these who are interested in Polish traditions or anthropology.

 

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. I did very well on the quizzes. Useful information given. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      great lens...thx for the many quizzes...

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      I didn't know much, but it was definitely interesting. Thank you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Learned something new about Poland.

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      garyrh1 6 years ago

      I definitely don't know much about Poland.

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      IndependentEuroTravel 6 years ago

      @TonyPayne: You are nearly Polish than :D

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I guess I don't know Poland that well, even though Southampton has the largest Polish community in the UK, and I used to live in South Bend, Indiana which also has a large Polish community.