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Bohemia and Moravia, 800-1620
"Bohemia and Moravia - the present Czech Republic - have had a colorful history. If you know something of early Czech history or want to learn about it, this is the quiz for you."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Around 863, two missionaries brought the Christian faith to the lands known as Moravia and later moved on to Bohemia, too. Who were they?
Peter and Paul
Cyril and Methodius
Wenceslas and Ludmilla
Pius and John
In the tenth century, an enlightened ruler who was later killed by his brother, came to the throne. He would become the patron saint of Bohemia. Who was this king?
After ruling for 400 years, which family became extinct when the last male was murdered in 1306?
During Charles IV's reign (1346-1378), Prague became a key center of the Holy Roman Empire. This period was known as _______?
The Golden Age
The Christian Age
The Age of Enlightenment
Charles IV, a great builder and urban planner, transformed Prague into a magnificent city of 50,000 inhabitants which included:
the Loretto Cathedral
an art nouveau theatre
the first university in Central Europe
the Vysehrad Castle
The Golden Bull of 1356 gave Bohemia a special status. What was it?
It was made a county palatine
It was designated the homeland of the Czech nation
It was named as an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire
It was proclaimed a kingdom
In 1414, a national movement, inspired by a popular teacher and preacher who was burned at the stake for his views, began over two hundred years of civil wars and unrest in the country. Who was this man?
In the 15th century about two-thirds of the population of Bohemia was opposed to many aspects of Catholicism and, as a result, found itself fighting against the rulers. These protestors were known as ________ ?
This eccentric, 16th century Habsburg ruler 16th was the last to make Prague his permanent residence. He was an art collector and patron to writers and scientists. He showed religious toleration to all groups.
Prince Conrad Otto
On November 8, 1620, the Protestants were soundly defeated in this battle and 27 Czech nobles were executed in Prague's Old Town Square, their severed heads displayed to the populace.
Battle of the White Mountain
The Whitson Uprising
Battle of Vitkov
Battle of Brno
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Compiled Dec 21 13