Friday, January 10, 2020

Czech Citizenship Exam: Significant Personalities From the 19th Century to the Present

Here are the 10 study questions for the Czech Citizenship exam from section 29: Significant Personalities From the 19th Century to the Present. 

1.  Which of these musical works was composed by Antonín Dvořák?

Z Nového světa - From the New World.

2.  What is the name of the main character of Jaroslav Hašek's most famous novel?

Josef Švejk.

3.  Which Czech writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Jaroslav Seifert.

4.  Which famous Czech director lived in the USA and received server Oscar film awards?

Miloš Forman.

5.  In 1959, Jaroslav Heyrovský was the first Czech to receive the Nobel Prize.  In which field did he get it?

In chemistry.

6.  In which field did František Kupka excel?

In painting.

7.  What was the name of the Czech businessman and founder of a major engineering company in Plzeň?

Emil Škoda.

8.  What did the Czech chemist Otto Wichterle invent?

Soft contact lenses.

9.  What is the name of the literary work written by Karel Hynek Mácha?


10.  In which sport did Jaromír Jágr become famous?

In ice hockey.

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