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Questionnaire

1. What voivodeship (administrative subdivision) is Olsztyn the capital of?

  1. mazowieckie (Masovian)
  2. podlaskie (Podlasie)
  3. warmińsko-mazurskie (Warmian-Masurian)

2. What is the approximate population of Olsztyn?

  1. approx. 175,000
  2. approx. 125,000
  3. approx. 204,000

3. What is the approximate area of Olsztyn?

  1. 103 km2
  2. 88 km2
  3. 67 km2

4. What is the distinctive landscape feature of Olsztyn?

  1. numerous lakes
  2. numerous gorges
  3. flat lay of the land

5. Which uprising broke out in 1944?

  1. November Uprising
  2. Warsaw Uprising
  3. Kraków Uprising

6. Who was nominated as I Secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party in 1948?

  1. Bolesław Bierut
  2. Józef Cyrankiewicz
  3. Władysław Gomułka

7. Since the enactment of the constitution in 1952 what was the official name of Poland?

  1. Republic of Poland
  2. Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  3. Polish People’s Republic

8. When did the so-called „Poznań June” take place? „Poznań June” was the first general strike and demonstrations against the communist government.

  1. 1952
  2. 1956
  3. 1968

9. What was the name of the first Polish opposition organisation which was founded in 1976 and was against the communist government?

  1. The Committee for the Defence of Democracy
  2. The Committee for the Defence of Labourers
  3. Free Trade Unions of the Coast

10. Who in 1956 assumed position of I Secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party, which marked the beginning of the period called “little stabilisation”?

  1. Edward Gierek
  2. Wojciech Jaruzelski
  3. Władysław Gomułka

11. When did shipyard workers’ strikes on the Polish coast break out and were viciously put down by the authorities?

  1. 1970
  2. 1968
  3. 1980

12. Who became the chairman of the Independent Self-governing Trade Union "Solidarity" set up in 1980?

  1. Andrzej Gwiazda
  2. Tadeusz Mazowiecki
  3. Lech Wałęsa

13. Which important event took place in December 1981?

  1. proceedings of the Round Table
  2. introduction of martial law
  3. first partially free elections after World War II

14. Which date marks the fall of communism and the beginning of the rule of democracy in Poland?

  1. 1983
  2. 1980
  3. 1989

15. Who became the first non-communist Prime Minister of Poland after World War II?

  1. Tadeusz Mazowiecki
  2. Lech Wałęsa
  3. Wojciech Jaruzelski