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The Czech and Slovak Century: Solutions

09. 10. 2018
The Czech and Slovak Century: Solutions

Here are the solutions to the Czech and Slovak photo quiz:

From the left:

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk – founder of Czechoslovakia and its first President (1918-1935)

Edvard Beneš – the Minister of Foreign Affairs under Masaryk who later served as the 2nd President (1935-1938) and also after the end of  WWII (1945-1948)

Milan Rastislav Štefánik – a Slovak politician, general and a founder of Czechoslovakia, died tragically in an airplane crash in 1919

Emil Zátopek – a famous Czech long distance runner, he won three gold medals at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki

1968 – invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops to stop the Prague Spring (reformist movement in the country in the 1960s)

Antonín Panenka – a Czech footballer famous for the winning penalty he scored in the final of the European Championship against West Germany  in Belgrade in 1972

Václav Havel – the President of Czechoslovakia after 1989 and the President of the Czech Republic after the division of the country in 1993

Nagano victory – The Czech men’s team won the gold medal in ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, a great achievement for  Czech sport

Peter Sagan – a successful Slovak bike racer

 

Task 2

1E, 2B, 3A, 4D, 5C

1anthem, 2 coat of arms, 3 lime tree, 4 flag of the president, 5 flag