Friday, January 3, 2020

Czech Citizenship Exam: New Age History

Here are the 10 study questions for the Czech Citizenship exam from section 25: New Age.

1.  At the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, Prague became the cultural centre of Europe.  What was the name of the monarch who ruled in Bohemia at that time?

Rudolf II.

2.  Which family began to rule the Czech Kingdom in 1526 and ruled until 1918?

The Habsburgs.

3.  In 1618, Czech non-Catholic nobles opposed the emperor.  This event started a war that spread almost throughout Europe.  What is this war called?

Thirty Years' War.

4.  In which city does the legend of the Golem, created by Rabbi Löw, take place?

In Prague.

5.  Jan Amos Komenský was an important Czech philosopher, theologian and writer who lived in the 17th century.  In which field did he become most famous?  


6.  What was the name of the famous Empress who ruled in the Czech lands in the 18th century?

Marie Terezie.  

7.  The Czech lands have been part of Austria-Hungary since 1867.  When did Austria-Hungary cease to exist?  

In 1918.

8.  What is the name of the development of Czech Culture in the 19th century?

National Revival.

9.  What is the name of the town where the Battle of White Mountain took place in 1620?


10.  Which monarch introduced compulsory school attendance for children in the Czech lands?

Marie Terezie.

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