Bulgaria - Culture, History, Places

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Bulgaria - Culture, History, Places - Quiz

Bulgaria is a very interesting country that covers the black sea coastline and has a very captivating history. Did you know that the oldest gold treasure in the world was found in Bulgaria? The quiz below is designed to see how much you know about the culture, history and places. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which empire dominated Bulgaria for 500 years?

    • A.

      British

    • B.

      Mongol

    • C.

      Byzantine

    • D.

      Ottoman

    Correct Answer
    D. Ottoman
    Explanation
    The Ottoman Empire dominated Bulgaria for 500 years. The Ottoman Empire was a powerful and expansive empire that ruled over various territories, including Bulgaria, from the 14th century until the early 20th century. During this time, the Ottomans exerted their control over Bulgaria, influencing its culture, politics, and society. The Ottoman rule had a significant impact on Bulgaria's history and development, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    What is the official language of Bulgaria?

    Correct Answer
    bulgarian
    Explanation
    Sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people answer with Russian.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Bulgarian word for gypsy (male)?

    • A.

      джипси (jipsi)

    • B.

      циганин (tsiganin)

    • C.

      румънец (rumunets)

    • D.

      мужик (muzhik)

    Correct Answer
    B. циганин (tsiganin)
    Explanation
    The Bulgarian word for gypsy (male) is "циганин" (tsiganin).

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  • 4. 

    Which city would I visit if I wanted to swim in the Black Sea?

    • A.

      Varna

    • B.

      Sofia

    • C.

      Bansko

    • D.

      Pernik

    Correct Answer
    A. Varna
    Explanation
    If someone wants to swim in the Black Sea, they would visit Varna. Varna is a city located on the eastern coast of Bulgaria and is known for its beautiful beaches and resorts along the Black Sea. It is a popular destination for tourists looking to enjoy the sea and engage in water activities such as swimming. Sofia, Bansko, and Pernik are not located near the Black Sea, so they would not be suitable choices for someone wanting to swim in the Black Sea.

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  • 5. 

    Which city would I visit if I wanted to go skiing?

    • A.

      Bourgas

    • B.

      Bansko

    • C.

      Razlog

    • D.

      Albena

    Correct Answer
    B. Bansko
    Explanation
    Bansko would be the city to visit if someone wanted to go skiing.

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  • 6. 

    Which city would I visit if I wanted to see Tsarevets, a medieval fortress?

    • A.

      Sofia

    • B.

      Stara Zagora

    • C.

      Plovdiv

    • D.

      Veliko Turnovo

    Correct Answer
    D. Veliko Turnovo
    Explanation
    Veliko Turnovo is the correct answer because it is the city where Tsarevets, a medieval fortress, is located. Tsarevets is a historical site and one of the main attractions in Veliko Turnovo, known for its rich history and stunning architecture. It was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and played a significant role in Bulgarian history. Visitors can explore the fortress, admire the remains of the royal palace, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top.

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  • 7. 

    True or false: Bulgaria was once part of Yugoslavia.

    Correct Answer
    false
    f
    Explanation
    They occupied part of it during WWII after Hitler bribed them with Dobruja.

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  • 8. 

    This city has been known throughout the ages by the names of Eumolpias, Trimontium and Philippopolis, among others.

    • A.

      Sofia

    • B.

      Plovdiv

    • C.

      Veliko Turnovo

    • D.

      Pamporovo

    Correct Answer
    B. Plovdiv
    Explanation
    Plovdiv is the correct answer because the question mentions that the city has been known by various names throughout history, including Eumolpias, Trimontium, and Philippopolis. Plovdiv is the only option that matches this description, as it is a city in Bulgaria that has indeed been known by these names in the past. Sofia, Veliko Turnovo, and Pamporovo do not have this historical association.

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  • 9. 

    According to BG superstition, what will happen if you place your purse on the ground?

    • A.

      It will be stolen.

    • B.

      You will have a week of bad luck.

    • C.

      You will lose all the money inside.

    • D.

      Nothing, though your purse might get a little dirty.

    Correct Answer
    C. You will lose all the money inside.
    Explanation
    Placing your purse on the ground according to BG superstition will result in losing all the money inside. This superstition suggests that by placing your purse on the ground, you are inviting financial loss or misfortune. It is believed that keeping your purse elevated and off the ground will help protect your money and prevent any financial setbacks.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these English translations is the name of a song that became an overnight sensation after it was used at an audition for Music Idol (their version of American Idol)?

    • A.

      "I Have Slaughtered Six Chickens"

    • B.

      "Stalin Loves Us, Every One"

    • C.

      "Tie Your Shoes Already"

    • D.

      "Don't Sleep With My Sister"

    Correct Answer
    A. "I Have Slaughtered Six Chickens"
    Explanation
    Bulgarian title: Шест Кокошки Съм Заклала (Shest Kokoshki Sum Zaklala)

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  • 11. 

    Two of these things are rarely seen in Bulgarian dwellings. Select them.

    • A.

      Shower curtains

    • B.

      Sinks

    • C.

      Window rails and stiles

    • D.

      Televisions

    • E.

      Washing machines

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Shower curtains
    C. Window rails and stiles
    Explanation
    Most windows are actually like large glass doors that swing open and have no rails or stiles running through the glass.
    In most bathrooms, there is a drain in the floor or maybe a tub, but curtains are unusual. This is why Bulgarians wear waterproof house shoes such as crocs.

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