Interwar Poland (1918-1939)

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Poland Quizzes & Trivia

You now know that the history of Poland in the 20th century is extremely complex, filled with unfamiliar terminology. This is a quiz to help test your knowledge of the key people, places, events, and dates of the Interwar Period. Take it in order to reinforce the concepts we have gone over in class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Kresy

    • B. 

      Mazury

    • C. 

      Pomorze

    • D. 

      Galicia

    • E. 

      Silesia

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the Polish Parliament?
    • A. 

      Duma

    • B. 

      Bundestag

    • C. 

      National Assembly

    • D. 

      Verkhovna Rada

    • E. 

      Sejm

  • 3. 
    What was the name of the Polish Scouting organization?
    • A. 

      Skauting

    • B. 

      Plast

    • C. 

      Harcerstwo

    • D. 

      Sokol

    • E. 

      Hallerczyk

  • 4. 
    What was the name of Jozef Pilsudski's government that ruled from 1926 to 1939?
    • A. 

      Sanacja

    • B. 

      Piast

    • C. 

      Biały Słoń

    • D. 

      Bezpartyjny Blok Współpracy z Rządem

    • E. 

      Front Morges

  • 5. 
    Who's "Blue Army" marched into Lwow, sparking off a pogrom?
    • A. 

      Józef Haller

    • B. 

      Jacek Kuroń

    • C. 

      Kazimierz Lutosławski

    • D. 

      Roman Dmowski

    • E. 

      Jozef Pilsudski

  • 6. 
    What are the borderlands in eastern Poland known as?
    • A. 

      Polish Corridor

    • B. 

      Polesie

    • C. 

      Belarus

    • D. 

      Kresy

    • E. 

      Lubelski

  • 7. 
    What ethnic Polish party served as the chief opposition to the Sanacja Government?
    • A. 

      Liga Polska

    • B. 

      The National Democrats

    • C. 

      League of Polish Families

    • D. 

      The People's Party

    • E. 

      Prawo i Sprawiedliwość

  • 8. 
    What was the name of the Jewish scouting organization that Redlich mentions in TOGETHER AND APART IN BRZEZANY?
    • A. 

      Agudath Israel

    • B. 

      Blok Mniejszosci Narodowych

    • C. 

      The Bund

    • D. 

      Mizrachi

    • E. 

      Hashomir Hazair

  • 9. 
    This region is located, in part, in south eastern Poland and western Ukraine; it came under Habsburg rule during the Time of Partitions.
    • A. 

      Ruthenia

    • B. 

      Volhynia

    • C. 

      Galicia

    • D. 

      Livonia

    • E. 

      Lustatia

  • 10. 
    What was the name of the radical Ukrainian party that emerged in Western Ukraine/Eastern Poland in 1929?
    • A. 

      Motherland Defenders' Party

    • B. 

      OUN

    • C. 

      Viche

    • D. 

      PORA

    • E. 

      Yednist'

  • 11. 
    What Polish political figure, born in Brzezany, succeeded Jozef Pilsudski in 1936?
    • A. 

      Mikhail Tukhachevsky

    • B. 

      Ignacy Daszyński

    • C. 

      Władysław Sikorski

    • D. 

      Gayk Bzhishkyan

    • E. 

      Edward Rydz-Śmigły

  • 12. 
    What was the name of the Ukrainian scouting group that was popular in Brzezany during the 1920s and 1930s?
    • A. 

      Cossaks

    • B. 

      Uhlans

    • C. 

      Sich Riflemen

    • D. 

      Plast

    • E. 

      Iskra

  • 13. 
    Often held responsible for the "Miracle on the Vistula," who was the leader of the Sanacja government between 1926 and 1935?
    • A. 

      Jozef Haller

    • B. 

      Roman Dmowski

    • C. 

      Felix Dzerzhinsky

    • D. 

      Jozef Pilsudski

    • E. 

      Władysław Mazurkiewicz

  • 14. 
    What was the largest Jewish political party in Eastern Europe during the interwar period?
    • A. 

      The Zionists

    • B. 

      Yevsektsiya

    • C. 

      Poalei Zion

    • D. 

      The Mensheviks

    • E. 

      The Bund

  • 15. 
    Who ruled most of Galicia during the 19th century?
    • A. 

      The Romanovs

    • B. 

      The Hollenzollerns

    • C. 

      The Habsburgs

    • D. 

      The Hohenstaufens

    • E. 

      The Saxe-Coburgs

  • 16. 
    What was the capital city of Eastern Galicia?
    • A. 

      Lwow

    • B. 

      Vienna

    • C. 

      Tarnopol

    • D. 

      Krakow

    • E. 

      Prague