NEWS QUIZ: What happened in Czechia this week? (March 13–17)

Take our weekly news quiz and test your knowledge of current events for the most recent week. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 17.03.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 28.03.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Question 1 / 10

Prague will spend over CZK 8 million in a new campaign on what?

Please answer previous questions first.

  • To increase the integration of foreigners into Czech society
  • To warn pedestrians about the dangers of moving trams
  • To appeal to more culturally minded tourists
  • To hold a mass cleaning of the city
Question 2 / 10

Which Czech company announced that it will close 300 branches this year?

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  • Česká pošta
  • ČEZ
  • Česká spořitelna
  • České dráhy
Question 3 / 10

A Czech athlete won a silver medal in which sport on Wednesday?

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  • Ice skating
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Snowboarding
Question 4 / 10

New data revealed this week showed what about Czech secondary school students?

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  • Just four in 10 of them said they were “happy”
  • A lower-than-average number of students are in general education, compared to EU levels
  • Each student’s monthly average spend is CZK 10,000
  • Ninety percent of secondary school pupils go to university afterward
Question 5 / 10

Prague Zoo announced this week that it will let the public name which one of its baby animals?

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  • Penguin
  • Margay kitten
  • Pangolin
  • Elephant
Question 6 / 10

Why did a sizable protest take place outside the main building of the Prague University of Business and Economics (VŠE) on Wednesday?

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  • Students wanted to address irregularities in the grading of certain exams
  • Demonstrators demanded the resignation of a dean who had attended an anti-government protest last week
  • Students were protesting against planned increases to dormitory rent prices
  • Those in attendance were against price increases to memberships of the university’s gym and sports clubs
Question 7 / 10

The government announced Thursday that, by 2027, it will spend CZK 500 million on what?

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  • A project to increase recycling rates in the country
  • The maintenance of the country’s forests
  • The development and upkeep of museums across the country
  • Increasing the integration of the Roma community
Question 8 / 10

Czechia earlier this week signed a joint declaration to fight against terrorism with which country?

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  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Slovakia
  • The UK
Question 9 / 10

This week, Prague City Hall forbade its employees to do what?

Please answer previous questions first.

  • To work from home
  • To use social media app TikTok
  • To wear shorts in the office
  • To work any hours overtime
Question 10 / 10

What important bill did President Petr Pavel sign into law on Thursday?

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  • Increasing housing allowance to low-income families by 10 percent
  • A commitment to increase Czechia’s defense budget to 3 percent
  • A new CZK 1,500 monthly payment for people with severe disabilities
  • A lower-than-promised increase to pensioners’ monthly payments
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