How Well Do You Know Bulgaria?

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  • 1. 

    Bulgarians nod their heads to indicate "yes", and they shake their heads to indicate "no".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in Bulgarian culture, nodding the head up and down is used to indicate agreement or affirmation, while shaking the head from side to side is used to indicate disagreement or negation. This cultural gesture is different from some other cultures where nodding the head means "no" and shaking the head means "yes".

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  • 2. 

    What is the national instrument of Bulgaria?

    • A.

      Dayereh (Drum)

    • B.

      Gadulka (Stringed instrument)

    • C.

      Gaida (Bagpipes)

    • D.

      Kaval (Flute)

    Correct Answer
    C. Gaida (Bagpipes)
    Explanation
    The Gaida is a bagpipe with three types of chanters, one a simple reed, open at one end, another a small, conical tube with eight fingerholes, one of which is the flea-hole (a small hole made out of a tube that can raise any note a half-step), and the last is a long, no-holed drone

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  • 3. 

    Bulgaria was known as the Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This was due to the huge computer technology exports to communist countries. In 2002, the country ranked 8th in terms of number of IT experts in the world.

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  • 4. 

    The Euro is used in Bulgaria.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Although Bulgaria is in the EU, they use the Bulgarian lev instead of the euro.

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  • 5. 

    Which calendar is used in Bulgaria?

    • A.

      Gregorian Calendar

    • B.

      Julian Calendar

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Two versions of the calendar are used in Bulgaria, but the Julian calendar is used only during the Easter lent (a 40-day fast before Easter). The two calendars are 13 days apart.

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  • 6. 

    How many rose blossoms are required to produce one gram of rose oil?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      500

    • C.

      1000

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1000
    Explanation
    Bulgarian rose oil is used for making some of the world’s most popular and expensive perfumes. One gram rose oil is produced out of 1000 rose blossoms.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following was invented by Bulgarians? (You may tick more than one option.)

    • A.

      Computer

    • B.

      Digital watch

    • C.

      Car air-bag

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Computer
    B. Digital watch
    C. Car air-bag
    Explanation
    In 1937–1942 John Atanasoff, a scientist of Bulgarian descent, together with Clifford Berry, an American inventor working for the University of Iowa, designed and developed the first electronic digital computing device. The first digital wristwatch was also invented by a Bulgarian, Peter Petroff. The world's first air bag, meant to ensure the safety of pilots and automobile drivers alike, was designed by Asseb Jordanoff in 1957.

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  • 8. 

    Which famous people are of Bulgarian descent? (You may tick more than one option.)

    • A.

      Grigor Dimitrov

    • B.

      Mark Zuckerberg

    • C.

      Dimitar Berbatov

    • D.

      Mila Kunis

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Grigor Dimitrov
    B. Mark Zuckerberg
    C. Dimitar Berbatov
    Explanation
    Grigor Dimitrov is a top-20 Bulgarian professional tennis player.
    Mark Zuckerberg has a Bulgarian origin and he is named after his Bulgarian grandfather - Marko. His grandfather has emigrated from Bulgaria in 1940.
    Dimitar Berbatov is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a striker for AS Monaco.

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