So you think you know Belgrade? – part 1

The oldest name of Belgrade is believed to be…
Beograd
Wrong answer!
Singidunum
Wrong answer!
Dar Al Jihad
Wrong answer!
Alba Graeca
Wrong answer!
Castelbianco
Wrong answer!
Singidūn
That’s right!
Fehérvár
Wrong answer!
Weißenburg
Wrong answer!
Belgrat
Wrong answer!
Alba Bulgarica
Wrong answer!
Nandoralba
Wrong answer!
Βελέγραδα
Wrong answer!
Londinium
Wrong answer!
All the names in the previous question are related to Belgrade.
False.
That’s right, all except Londinium!
True.
Wrong answer, Belgrade was never called Londinium!
Belgrade became a capital of Serbia for the first time in…
13th century
That’s right, Belgrade was a capital of Serbia under the rule of Serbian king Stephen Dragutin (1282–1316)!
3rd century BCE
Wrong answer!
6th century
Wrong answer!
10th century
Wrong answer!
the unknown period
Wrong answer!
17th century
Wrong answer!
19th century
Wrong answer!
Belgrade is officially a capital of Serbia since the…
18th century
Wrong answer!
19th century
That’s right, the year was 1841!
17th century
Wrong answer!
Population of Belgrade is roughly…
1 million.
Wrong answer!
2 million.
That’s right!
3 million.
That’s right!
5 million.
That’s right!
Ada Ciganilija, aka “The belgrade sea”, a city’s favorite place for sports and recreation, is located on the river…
Danube.
Wrong answer!
Sava.
That’s right!
Skadarlija, Belgrade’s famous bohemian street, was the first place in Europe to serve draft beer.
True.
Wrong answer!
False.
That’s right!
Belgrade was the second city in the world to have a Grand Prix race, just after Monte Carlo.
False.
Wrong answer, Grand Prix race has been held in 1939!
True.
That’s right, Grand Prix race has been held in 1939!!
Belgrade’s Museum of Contemporary Art was the first Contemporary art museum in Europe.
False.
Wrong answer!
True.
That’s right!
In Belgrade’s National museum you can see the works of Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Matisse, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Van Gogh, Bosch, Picasso and many other renowned artists.
True.
Wrong answer!
False.
Wrong answer!
Yeah, but the museum has been closed for “reconstruction” for more than a decade..
That’s right, unfortunately!
Church of Saint Sava is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and ranks among the largest church buildings in the world.
False.
Wrong answer!
True.
That’s right!
The most popular drink in Serbia is…
Beer.
Wrong answer!
Wine.
Wrong answer!
Rakija.
Wrong answer!
Coffee.
That’s right!
Serbian “rakija” is a Turkish invention, coming from Turkish “raki”.
True.
Wrong answer!
False.
That’s right!
One very famous Serbian scientist had spent his last days in Belgrade. He was a mathematician, astronomer, climatologist, geophysicist, civil engineer, doctor of technology and a university professor. He gave two fundamental contributions to global science. His name was:
Nikola Tesla.
Wrong answer!
Milutin Milanković.
That’s right!
Mihajlo Pupin.
Wrong answer!
Josif Pančić.
Wrong answer!
One of the following quotes about Belgrade comes from the famous Serbian noble, Despot Stefan Lazarevic (1377–1427):
“Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.”
Nope, that was Plato!
“I cometh and found the noblest burgh from ancient times, the grand town of Belgrade, by sorry fate destroyed and nearly void. Having rebuilt it, I consecrated it to the Holy Mother of God.”
That’s right!
“Yes, I have finally arrived to this Capital of the World! I now see all the dreams of my youth coming to life…”
Nope, that was Goethe on Rome!
“Belgrade is the ugliest city in the world in the most beautiful place in the world.”
Nope, that was Le Corbusier, a famous architect!
“Of all the cities I know, this one has the most beautiful position, the greatest amount of light and sunshine. It is indeed a White City, particularly from a distance. It is the whitest, the airiest of all the cities known to me, a white and sunny place, as if it had been chosen to be an image of freedom and the light in our flame…”
Nope, that was A.G. Matosh!