NEWS QUIZ: What happened in Czechia this week? (April 10–14)

Take our weekly news quiz and test your knowledge of current events since Monday. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 14.04.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 13.04.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Question 1 / 10

Which animal was caught on the loose in Brno earlier this week?

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  • A bear
  • An ostrich
  • A wolf
  • A snake
Question 2 / 10

Which work-related law did the government say it would consider changing?

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  • Unpaid sick leave
  • An extension of maternity leave
  • A longer notice period for an employee’s dismissal
  • A rise in the minimum amount of annual-leave days granted by companies
Question 3 / 10

A study by an environmental group announced this week which finding?

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  • If it doesn’t change its course of action, Czechia’s CO2 emissions will rise 5 percent by 2050
  • Czechia could increase its renewable energy share to 33 percent by 2030
  • Eight animal species are endangered within Czechia
  • Recycling rates have increased 20 percent in the last decade
Question 4 / 10

Unemployment increased marginally in Czechia last month (year on year), according to new data released this week. What is the current unemployment rate?

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  • 5.1 percent
  • 2.9 percent
  • 3.7 percent
  • 7.1 percent
Question 5 / 10

A Russian former tennis player said what about Czechs earlier this week?

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  • They have tendencies of foul play in tennis
  • Their tennis system prioritizes male players over female
  • Czechs are against Russian people
  • Czechia is a tennis “powerhouse”
Question 6 / 10

The Ministry of Finance is considering a change to the system of value-added tax (VAT) in Czechia, which would increase the prices of many goods and services.

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  • True
  • False
Question 7 / 10

The Czech Supreme Court this week made which ruling regarding short-term property rentals (such as via Airbnb) in Czechia?

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  • People can continue to lease their property via Airbnb and similar platforms, but must pay a new, special tax
  • Hosts will now have a limit on the number of guests they can accept per year
  • Homeowners’ associations are unable to prevent apartment owners from renting via Airbnb and similar sites
  • People who wish to rent out their property via foreign websites must now get a license from the state
Question 8 / 10

Czech technology will contribute to what this week?

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  • A space mission to Jupiter
  • The testing of what could be the world's fastest car
  • The release of face-recognition AI software with a 100 percent success rate
  • The release of a new "breathing pillow"
Question 9 / 10

Prague Zoo announced a new change to take place from this week. What is it?

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  • Prices at the entrance will increase
  • The zoo is to get a new polar bear from this November
  • The zoo’s chairlift will be out of operation till June
  • Two of the lions will be transported to Brno Zoo
Question 10 / 10

What is one feature that is part of Czechia's new legalization plans for recreational cannabis smoking?

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  • Users will be able to purchase up to 5 grams of cannabis per day for recreational purposes
  • Freerer advertising of cannabis-related products will be permitted
  • Nightclubs will be able to sell recreational cannabis from 2026
  • Three new, regulated “pot cafés” will open in Prague 1 and 2
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