1. One of the most famous Hungarian cakes is called ’Dobos torta’, which means drummer’s cake. Why is it called Dobos?

a.) The confectioner, who baked it first was called József Dobos.
b.) It is covered with caramel which makes it similar to a drum.
c.) The inventor baked the cake for the wedding of a famous drummer

2. The Chain Bridge is the first Hungarian bridge over the Danube. Whose idea was its construction?

a.) the Habsburg monarch
b.) the citizens of Buda and Pest
c.) Széchenyi István, a Hungarian nobleman

3. To whom did the Hungarian pop group ’Pa-dö-dö’ say goodbye in 1991?

a.) Mr: Gorbathcev
b.) Sasha, the Soviet soldier
c.) Love

4. Why do the Hungarians celebrate at the National Museum on the 15th of March?

a.) Because the National Museum was founded in 1832 on that day.
b.) Because it was an important location in the revolution of 1848.
c.) Because politicians like the spirit of the place.

5. Who designed the building of the Western Railway Station in Budapest?

a.) Steindl Imre
b.) Gustave Eiffel
c.) Kossuth Lajos

6. Which moment of the Hungarian history is illustrated by the Feszty – cyclorama?

a.) The settlement of the Hungarians in Hungary
b.) The coronation of King Mátyás on the ice of the Danube.
c.) The execution of the members of the Hungarian government in 1849.

7. Where did the famous writer Sándor Márai die?

a.) in Prague
b.) in Budapest
c.) in San Diego

8. Why do Hungarians call Joseph II. ‘the hatted king’?

a.) Because he abdicated the coronation.
b.) Because he was interested in the freshest fashion.
c.) Because he never showed himself without a hat.

9. What does the protagonist of the first Hungarian non-silent film ’Hyppolite, the footman’ eat onion with?

a.) with bread
b.) with onion
c.) with sausage

10. What is the apprentice doing on the painting of Munkácsy Mihály?

a.) shines a shoe
b.) eats
c.) yawns

11. Instead of ’Never mind’ Hungarians often say ’We have lost more at Mohács’ (’Több is veszett Mohácsnál’). Why?

a.) The treasury of the kingdom was sacked in 1673, when the Turks raided on Hungarian positions near Mohács.
b.) The heir apparent to the throne drowned in the Danube at Mohács in 1147.
c.) In 1526 Hungarians lost a battle against the Turkish army and the country lost its independence.

 

 

Key

1. One of the most famous Hungarian cakes is called ’Dobos torta’, which means drummer’s cake. Why is it called Dobos?

a.) The confectioner, who baked it first was called József Dobos.

2. The Chain Bridge is the first Hungarian bridge over the Danube. Whose idea was its construction?

c.) Széchenyi István, a Hungarian nobleman

3. To whom did the Hungarian pop group ’Pa-dö-dö’ say goodbye in 1991?

b.) Sasha, the Soviet soldier

4. Why do the Hungarians celebrate at the National Museum on the 15th of March?

b.) Because it was an important location in the revolution of 1848.

5. Who designed the building of the Western Railway Station in Budapest?

b.) Gustave Eiffel

6. Which moment of the Hungarian history is illustrated by the Feszty – cyclorama?

a.) The settlement of the Hungarians in Hungary

7. Where did the famous writer Sándor Márai die?

c.) in San Diego

8. Why do Hungarians call Joseph II. ‘the hatted king’?

a.) Because he abdicated the coronation.

9. What does the protagonist of the first Hungarian non-silent film ’Hyppolite, the footman’ eat onion with?

b.) with onion

10. What is the apprentice doing on the painting of Munkácsy Mihály?

c.) yawns

11. Instead of ’Never mind’ Hungarians often say ’We have lost more at Mohács’ (’Több is veszett Mohácsnál’). Why?

c.) In 1526 Hungarians lost a battle against the Turkish army and the country lost its independence.