Prague Quiz Answers
2) The National Theatre. Originally opened in 1881, it burned down the same year. What you see now was built between 1881 and 1883.
3) There are 208 steps and not recommended for people with breathing difficulties.
4) Crown Prince Rudolf, son of Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph. He died at Mayerling in Austria in an apparent murder-suicide. Recent forensic work has cast doubt on this theory.
5) 27. One for each Nobelman/Insurgent executed after the Battle of White Mountain.
6) Franz Kafka.
7) Zelten. A type of cake made by the bakers in the street in the 15th Century.
8) A Theatre.
9) Jindrisska. The ceiling has been classically decorated but, you cannot take photos in the building.
10) The doors will open at the next station.
11) 100. Zlicin is on the yellow metro line.
12) It applies to mineral water. Perliva means “sparkling” and Neperliva means “still”.
13) Videnskou kavu. It’s strong coffee with a lot of thick cream at the top.
14) Political prisoners persecuted between 1948 and 1989.
15) Muzeum (top of Wenceslas Square).
16) Municipal House located in the Republic Square (Namesti Republiky). Don’t miss the chance of either a coffee in the restaurant or a concert in the Smetana Hall.
17) Petrin Park. It means “mirror labyrinth”. Opening times vary but, every weekend during the summer it will be open.
18) Vaclav Klaus. He was elected in 2003 after two rounds of voting. He was the government leader in 1996 when the economy almost collapsed. His political party ODS was dismissed from power after fraud allegations and the country was without a government leader i.e. Prime minister, for approximately six months.
19) Kampa. This was one of the areas heavily damaged by the flood although most buildings have now been repaired (Jan. 2005).
21) Jannsky Vrsek (halfway up Nerudova on the left).
22) Josefov. Named after King Joseph II (1780-1790).
23) When you pay the money, tell the waiter how much to keep. Or give him the tip straight away i.e. do not leave it on the table.
24) Moldau. You’ll see this on many old maps and German language maps as German was the main administrative language in Prague up to the mid-19th Century.
25) 1993. January 1st saw the creation of two new Republics. Czech Republic and Slovakia, with Vaclav Havel the first President of the Czech Republic.
26) Long Road. It links Revolucni with the Old Town Square.
27) Yugoslav designer Vladimir Milunic.
28) Bertramka. You’ll find it at the rear of the NH Hotel.
29) Ice Hockey.
30) Parizska (Paris Street).
31) Push. If you saw “SEM” that would mean Pull.
32) The Kralicka Bible. The Bible is part of the Strahov Monastery Library.
33) First Monday in the month.
34) “Ovocny Trh” means Fruit Market.
35) Tomas Garrigue.
36) Dyers Island. In 1884 the island was bought by the city and renamed from Dyers Island (before 1817 it had dyeing baths).
37) There are 30 statues. The locations and names are listed on the map that comes with the Prague Survival Kit.
39) French Embassy.
40) Novy Svet (pronounced no-vee svee-et) means “New World”.
41) 1338. Before that the administration was done in the St Nicholas church complex.
43) Kolya. Moving (and humourous) story about an arranged marriage that forces a single Czech man to look after a young Russian boy in the weeks before the 1989 revolution.
44) Wallenstein Palace. It was owned by the Wallenstein family until after the second world war when it became state property.
45) They are all “Botels” i.e. floating accommodation.
46) Cars must now give way to pedestrians on guarded crossings i.e. when the green man is showing and at unguarded crossings at all times. I would still be careful though.
47) The #9xx are the Prague night bus services. #9x are the night tram services.
48) A Seal. The lower part of the Zoo was destroyed during the flood.
49) Amadeus. A film about Mozart.
50) Cows. Politicians, businessmen and companies sponsored all types of designs in order to raise money for children in the Czech Republic. The whole thing was called the “Cow Parade”.