Quiz about Slovakia


We have prepared a quiz for you, where you can check your knowledge about Slovakia. The quiz is designed not only for foreign visitors, but also for the locals who may wish to test their wisdom as well. Good luck!

Q: Where is Slovakia located?

A: In CENTRAL Europe. Countries that border Slovakia are Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.

Q: Where is the geographical central point of Europe?

A: In Kremnické Bane. The central point of Europe is considered to be near the Roman-Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist above the village of Kremnické Bane.

Q: What is the capital city of the country?

A: Bratislava. The largest city of Slovakia as well.

Q: Which two cities are the two closest located capitals in the world?

A: Bratislava and Vienna. There are only about 64 kilometers (40 miles) between them and it takes as short as just 51 minutes by car.

Q: What is the official currency of Slovakia?

A: Euro (€). Slovakia adopted the common European currency on 1 January 2009.

Q: Which is the most popular sport in Slovakia?

A: Ice hockey. The gold medal from the World Championship in Göteborg, Sweden, in 2002, silver medal from Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2000, bronze medal in 2003 as well as the recent silver medal from Helsinki, Finland, prove that Slovakia is a country of great sportsmen.

Q: Who are the most successful athletes of Slovakia?

A: Twin brothers Pavol and Peter Hochschorner. The water slalom legends are not less than triple Olympic games winners, five-time world champions, six-time European champions and nine-time overall world cup winners. Hats off!

Q: Who is the inventor of the parachute?

A: Slovak-born Štefan Banič. He lived in the years 1870 - 1941 and worked also in the USA, where in 1914 he tested his invention in front of the patent commitee by jumping from a high building.

Q: What is the name of the traditional Slovak speciality made of sheep cheese?

A: Bryndza. Within the European Union it can only be produced in Slovakia and is distributed under the name Slovenská bryndza. It is soft, spreadable cheese made of non-pasterized sheep milk produced by grinding matured sheep lump cheese or by grinding mixture of sheep and cow lump cheese.

Q: What is the most typical national meal of Slovakia?

A: Bryndzové halušky. This traditional meal consists of dumplings made of potato dough mixed with a special kind of soft and salty sheep curd. Fried bacon chopped in tiny pieces is added to the ready meal, which makes it especially tasty... We are sure it already makes your mouth water . The traditional beverage to accompany the meal is sour milk or whey.

Q: What is the name of the specific Slovak spirit?

A: Borovička. It is the local variety of gin, distilled of the fruit of Juniperus comunis. Other popular traditional spirits are slivovica (plum brandy), horec and hriatô, however, the most popular drinks are beer and wine.

Q: Where is the longest wooden bridge in Europe?

A: In Kolárovo. The bridge over the river Malý Dunaj is 86 meters (94 yards) long and 2.25 meters (2.46 yards) wide. It is built  entirely of wood therefore it has no concrete pillars or other pre-fabricated parts. The bridge leads to the local attraction - the floating mill.

Q: Which country is the world's leading per-capita car manufacturer?

A: Slovakia, indeed! The country is the leading per-capita car maker in the world, and its auto industry includes car plants run by Volkswagen, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Kia Motors. Cars being produced in Slovakia are KIA - Sportage, Venga, cee'd, New cee'd, pro_cee'd, cee'd_sw, Peugeot 207, Citroen C3 Picasso, Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Volkswagen up!, Škoda Citigo and SEAT Mii.

Q: Which enterprise operating without any break is the oldest in the world?

A: Kremnica mint. The coins have been made here since 1328!

So, how did you do? If you got at least 4 correct answers, your knowledge is really good; in the case you have achieved at least 6 correct answers, your skills are truly impressive, congratulations! If you managed to get 8 correct answers, you can immediately apply for a Slovak citizenship .