WEEKLY QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Czechoslovak World War II history

How well do you know key World War II events that affected Bohemia and Moravia, some of which are commemorated this month?

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 09.06.2023 16:00:00 (updated on 25.10.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Signs and reminders of World War II are still conspicuous across Prague and Czechia, ranging from brass-colored paving stones to show where Holocaust victims used to live, plaques to honor heroes from the Prague Uprising, to bullet damage preserved on the side of a church where Czechoslovak paratroopers who assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich were cornered by the Nazis.

This week marks another sad anniversary, of the massacre at Lidice on June 10, 1942. As part of the harsh reprisals for the Heydrich assassination, all of the men in the village were executed, while most of the women and children were sent to concentration camps. Every building in the entire village was then destroyed. Out of 503 inhabitants, only about 160 survived the war years.

Do you know your Czech World War II history? See if you remember the key events of the war through the lens of the Czech lands.

Question 1 / 10

The military occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany began with the German annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938, and ended with the establishment of which dual government system in 1939?

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  • Czecho-Slovak Federation
  • Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
  • Sudetenland
Question 2 / 10

Which agreement conceded Hitler’s claim to the Sudetenland, an area with a large German population, widely thought to have emboldened Hitler to advance?

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  • Yalta Accord
  • Munich Agreement
  • Warsaw Pact
Question 3 / 10

Who was the President of Czechoslovakia at the time the Munich Pact was signed?

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  • Edvard Beneš
  • Jan Masaryk
  • Emil Hácha
Question 4 / 10

The most important event of the resistance was the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, SS leader Heinrich Himmler's deputy and the then acting Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. What was the name of this assassination plot?

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  • Operation Anthropoid
  • Operation Market Garden
  • Operation Overlord
Question 5 / 10

Hitler retaliated by ordering the destruction of two Czech villages. One of them is Lidice. What is the name of the other village?

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  • Lety
  • Hluboká nad Vltavou
  • Ležáky
Question 6 / 10

Which concentration camp north of Prague was used as a supposed model internment camp during a Red Cross visit in June 1944?

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  • Belzec
  • Sobibor
  • Terezín
Question 7 / 10

Which Czech city was liberated by the United States during World War II, resulting in a celebration known as the "Liberation Festival"?

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  • Pilsen
  • Liberec
  • Brno
Question 8 / 10

When did the Prague Uprising take place?

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  • 1939
  • 1945
  • 1944
Question 9 / 10

What was the primary reason behind the expulsion of Sudeten Germans from Czechoslovakia?

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  • Retribution for Nazi collaboration
  • Implementation of post-war border changes
  • Ethnic tensions and territorial disputes
Question 10 / 10

Which country initiated the Marshall Plan, which is historically believed to have led to the Cold War?

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  • U.S.
  • UK
  • Russia
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