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Hvar: Quiz


Question 1: The island has four municipalities (općina), namely ________ (pop 4138), Stari Grad (pop 2,817), Jelsa (pop 3,656) and Sućuraj (pop 492).
Hvar (city)MakarskaTrogirSplit (city)

Question 2: Unfortunately, this prosperity did not continue into the 20th century as wooden sailing boats became old technology, and the ________ blight hit wine production.
VitisVitis viniferaPhylloxeraEupoecilia ambiguella

Question 3: Hvar’s location at the center of the Adriatic sailing routes has long made this island an important base for commanding trade up and down the Adriatic, across to ________ and throughout the wider Mediterranean.

Question 4: Venetian sailors saw the island while sailing towards the ________ Channel and were threatened by the Narentine pirates from the island.
Jablanica lakeUpper NeretvaNeretvaGlavatičevo

Question 5: The ancient Greeks founded the colony of Pharos in 384 BC on the site of today’s Stari Grad, making it one of the oldest towns in ________.
Eastern EuropeWestern EuropeBalkansEurope

Question 6: After a brief time under Napoleonic rule, the island became part of the ________, a more peaceful and prosperous time.
Austrian EmpireLiechtensteinAustria–HungaryPrussia

Question 7: In Medieval times, ________ rose to importance within the Venetian Empire as a major naval base.
Hvar (city)Split (city)MakarskaStari Grad, Croatia

Question 8: Hvar has a very mild ________, beautiful beaches and Mediterranean vegetation that make it one of the most attractive tourist centers in Europe.
Oceanic climateKöppen climate classificationMediterranean SeaMediterranean climate

Question 9: Hvar is a high east-west ridge of ________ limestone and dolomite, which was part of the mainland until approximately 11,000 years ago.
CretaceousDinosaurGeologic time scaleMesozoic

Question 10: Hvar is important to the history of Croatia as it was one of the centers of ________ during the Renaissance, with writers such as Petar Hektorović and Hanibal Lucić.
Turkish literatureCroatsCroatian literatureCroatian language


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