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All About, Lesson 6 - Can You Answer These Five Questions About Romania?
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to RomanianPod101.com. This is All About, Lesson 6 - Can you Answer These Five Questions About Romania? I’m Eric, and I’m here in the studio with Raluca.
Raluca: Salut bine v-am regăsit!! In this lesson, we have something special…
Eric: A quiz! Which may have some of you thinking ‘oh no~’, but don’t worry. This will be a fun one.
Raluca: We’re not going to test your Romanian skills or anything like that yet.
Eric: Nope, these questions are all about Romania itself – society, geography, pop culture, and travel… so you can see how much you know about Romania and maybe learn something new!
Raluca: Da, da, because learning Romanian is much more than just learning a language.
Eric: You learn about people, life, society, all that good stuff.
Raluca: If you pass, you can go on to the next lesson!
Raluca: And if you don’t pass… you can still go on to the next lesson! So no pressure.
Eric: So everyone, are you ready?
Raluca: All right, let’s get started! Să incepem! Eric, you’ll be the one taking the test!
Eric: Me? Okay, I’ll do my best.
Raluca: Bravo, so here’s the first question, which is about geography, geografie.
Eric: I always liked geography in school….
Raluca: Eric! Hey, don’t make our listeners wait!
Eric: So, the first question we have is…
Raluca: How many counties are there in Romania?
A - 31counties, B- 41 counties, C-45 counties.
Eric: Mmmm, let me think, ah I know this one, forty-one!
Raluca: Bravo! That’s correct, now can you name all of them?
Eric: What?!
Raluca: No, no, I’m joking, but you probably know which city is the most populated.
Eric: Yes, that’s Bucharest!
Raluca: Good job, Eric. Now are you ready for a few questions about Romanian pop culture?
Eric: A few? What do you mean?
Raluca: Actually, they’re not real questions but you have to tell me which person isn’t Romanian. For example, if I say Romanian sports...
Eric: Oh sports! I like sports!
Raluca: Can you tell me which of these three people is NOT Romanian?
Eric: OK!
Raluca: A- Simona Halep, B- Nadia Comăneci, C- Sania Mirza
Eric: Oh, that’s easy!!! Simona Halep and Nadia Comăneci are Romanians, so C.
Raluca: Da, asa este! Yes, that’s right! And if we’re talking about music? Who is not a Romanian composer?
A- George Enescu, B- Bogdan Ota, C- Dario Marianelli.
Eric: Ah, I’ve listened to “Romanian Rhapsody” by George Enescu and “Day of Wrath” by Bogdan Ota. They’re Romanian, and Dario Marianelli is Italian.
Raluca: Right! Last, who of the following singers is not Romanian?
A- Lucia Popp, B- Mariana Nicolaesco, C- Angela Gheorghiu
Eric: Hey, wait a minute! Aren’t they all Romanians?
Raluca: No.. There’s a Slovak among them, and it’s…
Eric: I’m not sure…
Raluca: Lucia Popp! Mariana Nicolaesco and Angela Gheorgiu are both Romanian sopranos.
Eric: Oh, I got confused by the name Popp.
Raluca: It’s okay, no problem. Let’s move to the next question, which is about travel.
Eric: I’ve had friends who traveled a lot in Romania, I hope that will help me.
Raluca: (laughs) We’ll see. Which of the following cities was ranked by Forbes as the 8th most idyllic place to live?
A- Sibiu, B - Cluj - Napoca, C- Bucharest
Eric: That’s easy!! Sibiu is the most idyllic place of those three.
Raluca: True, it’s easy, but some people still get the cities confused. Now let’s move on. Where can we see bears in the wild in Romania?
A- Timisoara, B: Brașov, C- Iași
Eric: Oh, my friends saw bears when they visited Brasov.
Raluca: Perfect! (Romanian pronunciation ) The next one is very easy, we’ll talk about castles.
Eric: Castles? Oh, I think I know what you’re going to ask, go ahead!
Raluca: Which one of the following castles is considered Dracula’s castle?
A- Peles Castle, B- Corvin Castle, C- Bran Castle
Eric: Ah, this question is really easy… it’s Bran Castle.
Raluca: Wow, great! You know a lot of stuff about Romania, but let’s see what you know about the Romanian economy. Are you ready?
Eric: Sure, here we go!
Raluca: What’s the most important economic sector in Romania? A- The secondary sector of industry, B- The primary sector of agriculture, C- The service sector
Eric: This one is difficult, but I’d say A, the secondary sector.
Raluca: Yes Eric, the Romanian economy is oriented for the secondary sector. It employed 35.8 percent of the total labor force in 2012.
Eric: Oh, I see, I did read something about that...is the quiz finished?
Raluca: Are you hoping so?
Eric: No, no, I’m having fun!
Raluca: Really? So, let’s see what you know about Romanian society and tradition…
Eric: Oh, I think I’m good on that topic – I have friends in Romania..
Raluca: This time you’re going to tell me if the sentence I say is true or false.
Eric: Okay, got it.
Raluca: Can every Romanian prepare home-made wine or pie?
Eric: Oh, that’s totally false! There’s definitely a high percentage of the population that can make them, but nowadays a lot of Romanian people prefer to buy wine and pie crusts at the supermarket.
Raluca: Yes, you’re right! Although some people, like me, love cooking, so I can cook pies from scratch. And I know how the wine is made as well!
Eric: Ah, I see. My Romanian friends were saying the same thing!
Raluca: So Eric, here we have the last question, do Romanians eat soup every day?
Eric: This one is false too! I’d say Romanians eat soup quite often, but not every day!
Raluca: Da Eric. Now, the quiz is finished, but I want to tell our listeners that this is just the beginning!
Eric: At RomanianPod101.com you can come and share any interesting facts you know about Romania!
Raluca: Sure! Just write in the comments section on the website at RomanianPod101.com! See you there! la revedere!
Eric: See you in the next lesson, everybody!


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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other interesting fact about Romanian Culture or History? 

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Tuesday at 02:09 AM
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Bună Myreen,

Thank you for your feedback, we will take this into consideration. It is true that Romanian is the official language of The Republic of Moldova but this quiz is particularly about Romanian country.

If you have more suggestions, please let us know.



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Saturday at 05:23 PM
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Hello. Nice quiz, though I wish there is a bit about Moldova as they speak Romanian too, you know. 🤗