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Quiz about Take a Tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Quiz about Take a Tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Take a Tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina Quiz


Bosnia and Herzegovina is a diverse country with a large variety of options for any tourist. Whether you like to have fun in the sun, nature hike, or visit historical sites, there's seemingly something for everyone.

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
379,036
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
348
Last 3 plays: Guest 141 (10/10), bernie73 (2/10), Chavs (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the tourist sights is a marketplace or bazaar on the River Miljacka. Can you identify the name of this marketplace? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which city in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be visited to see a glass coffin in the Franciscan monastery of Saint Luke that many believe contains the skeleton of Stephen Tomasević, the last king of Bosnia? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. One city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, long known for the salt mined there, built two man-made salt lakes in the center of the city. Can you identify which of these cities is now home to the Pannonian Salt Lakes? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1981 six children professed to have seen the Virgin Mary. They have also said that the visions continue. Which of the Bosnia and Herzegovina cities listed below have become a pilgrimage site because of these claims? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The original bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was destroyed in 1993. It was reconstructed, including using some of the original stones that were taken from the river bottom, and opened in 2004. Do you know which of these bridges reportedly stood for 427 years before being destroyed? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A memorial has been dedicated to the massacre victims of a city that had been declared a "safe area" until it was overrun by the Army of Republika Srpska soldiers in July of 1995. The memorial includes a cemetery and wall of the victims' names. Can you identify this city located in the Drina Valley of Bosnia and Herzegovina?
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Question 7 of 10
7. Blagaj Tekke is a Sufi Monastery nestled into the base of a 200 meter (approximately 656 feet) cliff. It was built next to a cave with a karst spring that becomes which river? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of these cities on the Adriatic coast of Bosnia and Herzegovina built the first hotel (same name as the city) in 1977? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Within the Sutjeska National Park of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of few remaining primeval forests in Europe. The forest was named for the creek which flows through it. This creek feeds the Skakavac Waterfall. What is the name of the forest? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Between the Bosnia and Herzegovina mountains of Vran and Čvrsnica, is a self-proclaimed micronation. Named for a Croatian hajduk (a highwayman who fought and stole from the authorities), what is the name of this micronation? Hint



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1. In Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the tourist sights is a marketplace or bazaar on the River Miljacka. Can you identify the name of this marketplace?

Answer: Bascarsija

There is so much to see and do and Sarajevo, but the bazaar should be on any tourist list. It was started in 1462 and at one time had over a thousand shops with different crafts. Today the small streets have artisan and souvenir shops as well as many food vendors selling native dishes.

Close by is the Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque and the old Sarajevo Clock Tower. The mosque was damaged in the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War (as was much of Sarajevo), however much has been done to restore it. The Clock Tower doesn't keep local time, but rather lunar time so that locals can time their prayers.
2. Which city in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be visited to see a glass coffin in the Franciscan monastery of Saint Luke that many believe contains the skeleton of Stephen Tomasević, the last king of Bosnia?

Answer: Jajce

Archaeologist Ćiro Truhelka excavated the skeleton from Kraljev Grob (King's Tomb). There have been no scientific tests to prove these are the remains of Stephen Tomasević, but it is widely believed that they are.

Once in Jajce, the tourist can view a spectacular waterfall where the Pliva and Vrbas Rivers meet. Upstream on the Pliva River there are also a group of watermills located between the two lakes. The watermills date from the Middle Ages and several have been renovated and are again working mills.

In addition, a tourist might visit museums, the city fortress or even go kayaking or fly fishing on the river.
3. One city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, long known for the salt mined there, built two man-made salt lakes in the center of the city. Can you identify which of these cities is now home to the Pannonian Salt Lakes?

Answer: Tuzla

For years, the salt has been mined, and parts of the city were sinking. In parts of the city that were sinking, heavy rains caused floods that became salty from the earth. In the center of the city where there were many buildings sinking, the salt lakes were built in 2003 and 2006 and include waterfalls. These have attracted many tourists to the city.

One of Tuzla's famous natives is painter Ismet Mujezinović (1907-1984). The International Portrait Gallery of Tuzla features many of his creations. The studio where he lived and worked is part of the Portrait Gallery.
4. In 1981 six children professed to have seen the Virgin Mary. They have also said that the visions continue. Which of the Bosnia and Herzegovina cities listed below have become a pilgrimage site because of these claims?

Answer: Medjugorje

Skeptics, including Catholics, have worked to disprove that the sightings, and yet pilgrims continue to visit the site. As of 2015 the Pope of the Catholic Church had not stated the church's official position on the reports of these visitations, so for many there is still a question as to whether they were a hoax or real.

Real or no, the pilgrims have brought a certain level of prosperity to this city "between mountains". The need for lodging and food instigated a growth of tourism in the area.
5. The original bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was destroyed in 1993. It was reconstructed, including using some of the original stones that were taken from the river bottom, and opened in 2004. Do you know which of these bridges reportedly stood for 427 years before being destroyed?

Answer: Stari Most

All of the bridges listed as answers were built during the time of Ottoman rule.

Stari Most is a walking bridge with one span across the Neretva River. Next to the bridge is the Old Bridge Museum with exhibits of the bridge's history and reconstruction. The tradition of jumping from the bridge is old, and there are now annual competitions. Tourists can pay a nominal amount to the Mostar Diving Club and will be provided with coaching on the proper technique. The dive is approximately 26 meters (79 feet).
6. A memorial has been dedicated to the massacre victims of a city that had been declared a "safe area" until it was overrun by the Army of Republika Srpska soldiers in July of 1995. The memorial includes a cemetery and wall of the victims' names. Can you identify this city located in the Drina Valley of Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Answer: Srebrenica

The memorial is named the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide. This began as a cemetery in 2003 when 600 victims were re-buried. As the mass graves have been found and exhumed throughout the area, many identified remains have also been buried here. It was officially opened on September 20, 2003, by the then former President Bill Clinton.

Two towers were added in 2007 to the memorial area. Here visitors can learn the personal story of some of the victims and view a short film.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia unanimously ruled that the massacre was a genocide crime in 2004. There have been trials for many of those believed to be perpetrators (still on-going in 2015). DNA analysis was used to identify more than 6000 victims by 2012.
7. Blagaj Tekke is a Sufi Monastery nestled into the base of a 200 meter (approximately 656 feet) cliff. It was built next to a cave with a karst spring that becomes which river?

Answer: Buna

The spring starts in a cavern at the base of the cliff. The water is a beautiful turquoise color and flows out of the cavern and then over a waterfall. The Buna River flows into the Neretva.

The Blagaj Tekke has been home to many dervish orders (a Sufi ascetic) and believed to have been built around 1520. Visitors to the monastery must dress appropriately and a wrap or shawl will be provided to cover the legs of both sexes and a woman's head and shoulders.
8. Which of these cities on the Adriatic coast of Bosnia and Herzegovina built the first hotel (same name as the city) in 1977?

Answer: Neum

Though the coastline is only 9 kilometers (approximately 5 miles), because the coast is uneven, the actual waterfront length is about 24 kilometers (approximately 15 miles). Neum is the only Bosnia and Herzegovina city on the coast. The city has focused on tourism -- building more hotels and offering visitors options of sunbathing, or various water enjoyments such as swimming, scuba diving, or parasailing.

The Adriatic Highway was built in 1965 and connects Neum to other local tourist sites, making possible excursions to Mostar, Dubrovnik and other sites.
9. Within the Sutjeska National Park of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of few remaining primeval forests in Europe. The forest was named for the creek which flows through it. This creek feeds the Skakavac Waterfall. What is the name of the forest?

Answer: Perucica

The Perućica can be visited with advance notice and when accompanied by forest rangers. Set aside as a Strict Nature Reserve in 1952, the park includes not only the forest and the majestic waterfall but also the country's highest peak, Maglic.

In another part of Sutjeska National Park, there is a World War II memorial complex near Tjentiste to honor the Battle of the Sutjeska, or Operation Fall Schwarz from 1943. The memorial includes a futuristic-appearing sculpture by Miodrag Zivkovic and the Sutjeska Battle Memorial House by architect Ranko Radović.
10. Between the Bosnia and Herzegovina mountains of Vran and Čvrsnica, is a self-proclaimed micronation. Named for a Croatian hajduk (a highwayman who fought and stole from the authorities), what is the name of this micronation?

Answer: Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića

Vinko Vukoja-Lastvić opened the motel Hajdučke vrleti in 2009. However, he had trouble getting power from the three closest municipalities (Posusje, Tomislavgrad and Jablanica) and resolved the issue by creating his own micronation. A constitution was drawn up, money created, and a national anthem selected. Ministers were appointed such as the Minister of Smiles, a Minister of Vagueness, a Minister of Artificial Blondes, and a Minister of Underachieving Truck Drivers.

The hotel, located in Blidinje Nature Park, has good food and lodging reviews. Tourists can bird watch, hike, or travel to several close locales for sightseeing.
Source: Author mlcmlc

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