Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Czech Citizenship Exam: History of Czechoslovakia From 1948 until 1989

Here are the 10 study questions for the Czech Citizenship exam from section 27: History of Czechoslovakia From 1948 Until 1989. 

1.  Who gained control of Czechoslovakia in February 1948?

The Communists.

2.  What was the name of the student who burned himself in January 1969 in Prague on Wenceslas Square?

Jan Palach.

3.  How long did the totalitarian government of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia last?

Approximately 40 years.

4.  What was the name of the document by which some citizens protested against the communist regime in 1970s?

Charta 77.

5.  When did the soldiers of the Warsaw Pact countries occupy Czechoslovakia?

21 August 1968.

6.  When did the Velvet Revolution begin in Czechoslovakia? 

17 November 1989.

7.  Who became the Czechoslovak president in December 1989?

Václav Havel.

8.  What was the programme of the anti-communist civic initiative Charta 77?

The protection of human rights.

9.  The Prague Spring was a period of political and cultural relaxation during the reign of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.  In what year did this take place?


10.  What was the name of the Czech politician sentenced to death in 1950 in a political trial?

Milada Horáková.

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