Take This Quiz To Test Your Knowledge Of Belarus

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Take This Quiz To Test Your Knowledge Of Belarus

Belarus is mostly made up of forests, rivers and lakes and is mostly referred to as the rib of Europe. Most people mistake Belarus to be a Russian country but the two countries are very different. The country has a very interesting history and people. Take up this quiz to test your knowledge of Belarus and its people.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many countries border Belarus?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 2. 
    Which of the following slavic tribes occupied the most territory of what is now Belarus?
    • A. 

      Pechenegs

    • B. 

      Polianians

    • C. 

      Dulebians

    • D. 

      Krivichi

  • 3. 
    What is the approximate population of Belarus
    • A. 

      10 million

    • B. 

      15 million

    • C. 

      20 million

    • D. 

      25 million

  • 4. 
    In which city of what is now Belarus, whose founding predates that of Moscow, is located one of the only three St. Sophia Cathedrals in the FSU?
    • A. 

      Vitebsk

    • B. 

      Minsk

    • C. 

      Gomel

    • D. 

      Polotsk

  • 5. 
    In which of these decades did Russia conquer the territory that  is now Belarus?
    • A. 

      1760s

    • B. 

      1750s

    • C. 

      1790s

    • D. 

      1730s

  • 6. 
    Where did a French army suffer defeat in Napoleon's retreat from Russia?
    • A. 

      Minsk

    • B. 

      Neman

    • C. 

      Dvina

    • D. 

      Berezina

  • 7. 
    In which city did a small garrison of Red Army troops in a fortress hold off the Nazi invasion for a week in the early days of the war?
    • A. 

      Minsk

    • B. 

      Gomel

    • C. 

      Vitebsk

    • D. 

      Brest

  • 8. 
    Which tall, beautiful top-ranked tennis player is from Belarus?
    • A. 

      Maria Sharapova

    • B. 

      Anna Kournikova

    • C. 

      Maria Kirilenko

    • D. 

      Victoria Azarenka

  • 9. 
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries many people from what is now Belarus, Ukraine, and also Russia immigrated to the US.  Which of these famous gangsters was born in what is now Belarus?
    • A. 

      Moe Dalitz

    • B. 

      Bugsy Siegel

    • C. 

      Lepke Buchalter

    • D. 

      Meyer Lansky

  • 10. 
    Which of these foods is the most common traditional Belarusian dish?
    • A. 

      Vareniki

    • B. 

      Blini

    • C. 

      Machanka

    • D. 

      Draniki

  • 11. 
    Belarus was sometimes called by which of these names?
    • A. 

      Livonia

    • B. 

      Thuringia

    • C. 

      Tasmania

    • D. 

      Ruthenia

  • 12. 
    What was the last name of three brothers who formed a Jewish partisan band that held out against the Nazis for the duration of the war by hiding in the forest in Belarus?
    • A. 

      Ivanenka

    • B. 

      Azarenka

    • C. 

      Bandera

    • D. 

      Bielski

  • 13. 
    For the manufacturing of what product did Belarus become famous?
    • A. 

      Automobiles

    • B. 

      Steel

    • C. 

      Televisions

    • D. 

      Tractors

  • 14. 
    Which treaty, negotiated in what is now Belarus, ended Russian participation in the first world war?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Minsk

    • B. 

      Treaty of Gomel

    • C. 

      Treaty of Vitebsk

    • D. 

      Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

  • 15. 
    Under the treaty ending the first world war on the Eastern front which country was to occupy almost all of what is now Belarus?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Austria-Hungary

  • 16. 
    Which of these artists was originally from Belarus?
    • A. 

      Mark Rothko

    • B. 

      Andy Warhol

    • C. 

      Marc Chagall

    • D. 

      Igor Berezovsky

  • 17. 
    What are the colors of the flag of Belarus?
    • A. 

      Red, blue, white

    • B. 

      Blue and yellow

    • C. 

      Red and green

    • D. 

      Red and white

  • 18. 
    Which of these is against the law in Belarus?
    • A. 

      Private owership of property

    • B. 

      Operating an international dating agency

    • C. 

      Exporting pharmceuticals

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Who is the president of Belarus?
    • A. 

      Yanukovitch

    • B. 

      Kuchma

    • C. 

      Belachik

    • D. 

      Lukashenko

  • 20. 
    Which large animal, widely hunted by the nobility in what is now Belarus and neighboring countries from the 13th to the 17th century, is now extinct
    • A. 

      Belarusian deer

    • B. 

      Auroch

    • C. 

      Auk

    • D. 

      Polish deer

  • 21. 
    In the late 1500s the territory of what is now Belarus was controlled by which country?
    • A. 

      Latvia

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

    • D. 

      Byelorussia

  • 22. 
    Belarus still calls its security service the KGB?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which American songwriter was born in Belarus
    • A. 

      Cole Porter

    • B. 

      Scott Joplin

    • C. 

      Irving Berlin

    • D. 

      Alix Dobkin

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