160 Ukraine Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Ukraine boasts of the second largest country in Europe at 603,500 square kilometers, stretching from Russia in the East to Poland in the west. Within its large borders are the seven world heritage sites, including Chersonesus’s ancient city, the Carpathians’ primeval forests, and the 11th-century Saint-Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv.

Did you know Ukraine is the geographical center of Europe? Arsenalna, a metro station on Kyiv’s Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska line, is the world’s deepest at 105.5  meters below ground.

Ukraine Facts Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Additionally, as Kyiv’s main street, Khreshchatyk Street is the shortest and the widest main street in the world only 1.2km long.

Hosting plenty of history, Ukraine is an exciting place to explore. Today, Livadia Place, which hosted the Yalta Conference in 1945, where Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt met to discuss the organization of post-war Europe, is open as a museum.

Below is a series of questions about Ukraine to jog your mind.

1. Ukraine borders Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the west. Which city near the Slovakian border is almost at the most western point of Ukraine? Your options: [ Uzhhorod ] [ Jaroslav ] [ Darmstadt ] [ Corvallis ]



2. Which is the longest river in Ukraine?



3. Which of these towns is not located on the Crimean Peninsula? Your options: [ Kerch ] [ L’viv ] [ Yalta ] [ Simferopol’ ]



4. Which city is located close to the border of Ukraine and Russia?



5. What country borders Ukraine to the North?



6. How many official visits did Former American President Bill Clinton make to Ukraine?



7. Ukraine is a major center of which food production? Your options: [ Sugar ] [ Wine ] [ Salt ] [ Rice ]



8. To which sea does river Dnieper drain into?

The Black Sea


9. The historic territory of Galicia comprises three Ukrainian regions. Which one of the following isn’t a part of it? Your options: [ Zakarpattya ] [ Ternopil Chyna ] [ Lvivshyna ] [ Ivano-Frankivshyna ]



10. Which town is next to the mouth of river Dnieper as it enters the Black Sea?



11. Ukraine gained long-waited Independence from the Soviet Union in which year? Your options: [ 1990 ] [ 1989 ] [ 1991 ] [ 1993 ]



12. Uzhhorod (also sometimes spelled Uzhgorod) is a city on which river?

River Uzh


13. In which mountain range is the Hora Hoverla located? Your options: [ Carpathians ] [ Pyrenees ] [ Apennines ] [ Urals ]



14. Uxhhorod serves as the capital___(an oblast is an administrative division similar to a province in Canada or a county in England).

Zakarpattia Oblast


15. When this river flows through the neighboring country of Belarus, it is known as the Prypyats’. It then joins with another river (Desna) as it enters Ukraine. What is this river known as when it is in Ukraine?



16. Uzhhorod was previously known as?



17. What is the capital city of Ukraine?



18. L’viv town is located near which border?



19. Former American President Bill Clinton made 2 official visits to Ukraine. Name the years:

1995 and 2000


20. L’viv is close to which river?



21. The Carpathians are a set of mountain ranges in which part of Europe?



22. Hora Hoverla is the source of which river?



23. Prince Danylo Galyckyj named Lviv after who?

His son


24. The Hora Hoverla carries a Hungarian name, which translates roughly to?

“Snowy Mountain”


25. __was the name of Prince Danylo Galyckyj’s son?



26. The border between western Ukraine and eastern Moldova almost coincides with one of the longest Ukrainian rivers. Which river forms a small part of the Ukrainian-Moldovan border, and flows very near to most of the rest of this border? Your options: [ Dniester ] [ Donets ] [ Berezina ] [ Inn ]



27. The source of the Dniester river is near which border?



28. The city of the Lion ‘Lviv’ was named after?



29. The Donets is a Russian-Ukrainian tributary to the?



30. Leader of Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists Stepan Bandera was murdered by?



31. The highest point in Ukraine is?

Hora Hoverla


32. In which city was Leader of Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists Stepan Bandera murdered?



33. Which month and date did Ukraine gain independence?

24th August


34. What is the height of Hora Hoverla?

2061 meters


35. Ukraine gained independence from?

Soviet Union


36. Which of these settlements is not located on the river Dnieper? Your options: [ Dnipropetrovs’k ] [ Chernobyl (Chornobyl’) ] [ Zaporyzhzhya ] [ Kiev ]



37. The historic territory of Galicia is comprised of three Ukrainian regions. Which ones are they?

Ternopilshyna, Lvivshyna,  Ivano-Frankivshyna


38. Shortly after Chernobyl, the river Prypyats meets the river Desna and they both become the



39. Belaurus, a country bordering Ukraine to the north means?

White Russia


40. What two colors are in the Ukrainian flag?

Blue and yellow (thee top represents sky and the yellow represents wheat)


41. Which body of water borders the south of Ukraine? Your options: [ Black Sea ] [ Yellow Sea ] [ Red Sea ] [ Dead Sea ]

Black Sea


42. After the Volga, the Dunube and the Ural, which is the fourth longest river in Europe?



43. The union between Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism was made in what century?



44. The Dnieper river starts in ___, flows through Belarus and then enters Ukraine.



45. Vyacheslav Chornovil was a famous leader of which Ukrainian national party? Your options: [ URP ] [ Republicans ] [ Ruh ] [ Conservatives ]



46. Name some of the main Ukrainian cities on the Dnieper?

Chernobyl, Kyiv, Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk and Kherson


47. How many countries border Ukraine?



48. Name the countries that border Ukraine?

Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, Belarus, Russia, Romania, and Poland.


49. In what city in Ukraine can you see a statue of Jesus Christ who actually sits on the cross?


50. What is placed at the top of Biom’s Chapel in Ukraine?

A statue of Jesus Christ


51. Complete this phrase, Ukraine is the ______ basket of Europe?



52. ______ is the transliteration of the Ukrainian spelling of the national capital, while Kiev is the transliteration of the Russian spelling?



53. Ukraine’s southern shores lie on the Black Sea or on?

Sea of Azov


54. The city of Uzhgorod is close to the border with what other European state?



55. The Crimean Peninsula is a border between which two bodies of water?

The Black Sea and the Sea of Azov


56. What was the name of Ivano Frankivsk before the 20th century?



57. What is the name of the isthmus that separates Crimea from mainland Ukraine?

Isthmus of Perekop


58. Which towns are at the shore of the Sea of Azov?

Mariupol’ and Berdyans’k


59. In the 2000 Polish movie ‘With Fire and the Sword’ one Ukrainian minister played hetman Bohdan Khmelnitsky. He is the minister of:



60. The Isthmus of Perekop is a piece of land about five to seven km wide between the Black Sea and the Sivash lagoons, which mouth into?

The Sea of Azov


61. The minister of culture is called?

Bohdan Stupka


62. What is the national language of Ukraine?



63. What is the Ukrainian name for vodka?



64. On the Crimean Peninsula, a city bordering the Sea of Azov has given its name to the strait that connects the Sea of Azov with the Black Sea. What is the name of this strait?

Strait of Kerch


65. When was Kerch founded?

In the seventh century BC.


66. Jewish-Polish artist Bruno Shultz was born in what Ukrainian city in Galicia?



67. The Strait of Kerch is the narrow stroke of water between the Crimean Peninsula (near the city of Kerch) and _______with the nearest settlement Ilyich.

Russian Taman Peninsula


68. Horylka is usually made with?

Red pepper


69. The lowest area of Ukraine is in which area?

The Black Sea


70. Which colonist founded Kerch?



71. Name the military city stationed on the Crimean Peninsula that has played a major role in military issues in the 20th century?



72. What is the Ukrainian name for Ukrainian Insurgent Army which fought both the Nazi and Russian occupations in WW2?



73. Sevastopol is a key port on which water body in Ukraine?

The Black Sea


74. Name one famous Ukrainian leader?

Taras Chuprynka


75. The main street of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv is which of the following? Your options: [ Hreshatyk ] [ Svobody ] [ Prorizna ] [ Peremogy ]



76. Who was Ivan Franko?

A famous writer


77. Which country borders Ukraine to the east?



78. Which of the following cities is the nearest to the Ukrainian-Russian border? Your options: [ Luhans’k ] [ Novosibirsk ] [ Kirkuk ] [ Tobruk ]



79. In which year did the Chernobyl (Chornobyl’) nuclear disaster be a massive blow to the Russian nuclear program?



80. In which northern Ukraine town did the Chernobyl (Chornobyl’) nuclear disaster be a massive blow to the Russian nuclear programme?



81. Luhans’k is the present name of the city once known as?



82. What is the name of the nuclear plant located near the town of Prypiat?



83. Luhans’s is the capital of the easternmost Oblast (province) in Ukraine, and is situated near the confluence of which rivers?

Luhan and Olchowa


84. This western Ukrainian city is famous for its Ukrainian nationalism?



85. Which year did the Scottish engineer Charles Gascoigne find a steel factory in Luhans’k city?



86. Whom can you see on 10 Ukrainian hryvnias?

Hetman Ivan Mazepa


87. National poet and writer Taras Shevchenko are buried in what city?



88. Moldova is a landlocked country; a small part of Ukraine is situated between Moldova and the Black Sea. In this Ukrainian oblast (province), which town is almost upon the three-country point of Romania, Moldova and Ukraine? Your options: [ Reni ] [ Sanzio ] [ Buonarotti ] [ Vecellio ]



89. Where is Dnipropetrovsk University located?

Reni town


90. In what other European country is there a territory named Galicia?



91. In which year did Russia annex the Crimean Peninsula?



92. Which city is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine?



93. Is the country’s population 44 million, 34 million, or 24 million?



94. Which year was Reni founded at the confluence of the Prut and the Danube rivers?



95. Which region was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014, but is still internationally recognized as being part of Ukraine?



96. Which major tourism center and seaport is known as the “pearl of the Black Sea”?



97. Which stateswoman and politician were born in Kyiv in 1898 and emigrated to the United States as a child in 1906?

Golda Meir (fourth Prime Minister of Israel)


98. Can you name the largest city in Crimea which is a major port on the Black Sea?



99. What is horilka?

The national drink (a clear spirit)

100. Which conference held in Ukraine in 1945, was where Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt met to discuss post-war Europe?

Yalta Conference


101. Which sportsman represented Ukraine at the 1996 Olympics, winning a gold medal in super-heavyweight boxing?


102. What’s the last name of the 6th and as of 2019 the president of Ukraine?



103. What is the hryvnia or hryvna?

The national currency of Ukraine


104. Athlete Sergey Bubka broke the world record for which men’s event 35 times?

Pole vault


105. Pripyat is a ghost town in northern Ukraine, why was it evacuated on the afternoon of 27 April 1986?

Because of the Chernobyl disaster


106. Which American actress, in 1991, at the age of 7, moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family?

Mila Kunis


107. Borscht, a soup common in Eastern Europe, is made using large amounts of what?



108. Born to a wealthy Ukrainian-Jewish family in present-day Bereslavka, who is Lev Davidovich Bronstein better known?

Leon Trotsky


109. Ukraine was part of which country in 1922-1991?



110. Who was the president of Ukraine in 2006?

Viktor Yushchenko


111. Which is the highest mountain in Ukraine?



112. Who became the prime minister of Ukraine on 18 December 2007?

Yulia Tymoshenko


113. Where is Ukraine situated?

In the south-eastern part of Europe


114. The climate of Ukraine is mostly?



115. When Ukraine was under Russian control, its environment was not cared for very well, true or false?



116. Ukraine is the __ largest country in Europe?



117. The population of Ukraine is?

42 Million


118. Who is the president of Ukraine?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy


119. Name some national dishes of Ukraine?

Cabbage rolls, Borsch, Holubski


120. Name the largest river in Ukraine?



121. What is the state religion of Ukraine?



122. What was the first capital of Ukraine?



123. What is the national emblem of Ukraine?

The Trident


124. Which is the highest peak of the Crimean Mountains?

Roman Kosh


125. Which is the biggest lake in Ukraine?

Lake Yalpuh


126. What is the national symbol of Ukraine?



127. Which countries does Ukraine border in the south?

Romania and Moldova


128. Which is the second largest ethnic group in Ukraine?



129. How big is the area in Ukraine?

230,000 sq mi.


130. The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since when?

32,000 BC


131. From 1932 to 1933, what did the Holodomor do?

Killed millions of Ukrainians


132. When was the Ukrainian People’s Republic formed?

In 1917


133. Since its independence, Ukraine has been governed as a what?

A unitary republic under a semi-presidential system.


134. This short-lived state was forcibly reconstituted into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in what year?

In 1922


135. Ukraine is considered the likely location of the first domestication of what animal?

The horse


136. The 13th-century Mongol invasion in 1240 destroyed what city?



137. Who inhabited Ukraine during the Iron Age?

Cimmerians, Scythians, and Sarmatians.


138. After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 1783, the newly acquired lands, now called Novorossiya were opened up to settlement by whom?



139. Between 700 BC and 200 BC, it was part of what kingdom.

The Scythian Kingdom


140. In the years 1764-1781, who incorporated much of Central Ukraine into the Russian Empire?

Catherine the Great


141. Ukraine escalated into the Revolution of Dignity that led to the establishment of what?

A new government


142. From the 6th century BC, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine colonies were established on the northeastern shore of what?

The Black Sea


143. In 2013, mass protests and demonstrations known as the “what” erupted?



144. The tsarist autocracy established a policy of Russification, suppressing the use of the what?

The Ukrainian language and curtailing the Ukrainian national identity.


145. The 19th century saw the rise of what?



146. The western part of present-day Ukraine was subsequently split between Russia and whom?

Austria after the fall of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795.


147. Ukrainians entered World War I on the side of both the Central Powers, under Austria, and what?

The Triple Entente, under Russia.


148. Following the Peace of Riga signed on 18 March 1921, Poland took control of modern-day western Ukraine while Soviets took control of what?

Eastern and central Ukraine


149. How many Ukrainians fought for the Austro-Hungarian Army?


150. Around 3.5 million Ukrainians fought with whom?

The Imperial Russian Army


151. During the Russian Revolution and War of Independence, the short-lived Ukrainian People’s Republic was proclaimed on what date?

23 June 1917


152. During the 10th and 11th centuries, Ukraine was the center of a powerful and prestigious state in Europe. What was it called at the time?

Kievan Rus


153. Who led the largest Cossack uprising against the Commonwealth and the Polish king in 1648?


154. Which two countries were Ukraine ruled by during 1300-1600?

Poland and Lithuania


155. Which country oppressed Ukrainians in Galicia who sympathized with Russia during WW1?



156. Where did a nuclear reactor explode on 26th April 1986 sending out in the air more radioactivity than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined?


157. In the 1930s, who organized Holodomor, a famine, the collecting of agricultural products, in which millions of Ukrainians starved to death, and those who resisted got arrested?



158. What was established during the mid-seventeenth century by Dnieper Cossacks?

Zaporozhian Sich


159. Who did some elements of the Ukrainian nationalist underground fight against during World War II?

Both Nazi and Soviet Army


160. When was the new Constitution of Ukraine adopted?




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