3.) How many days of the week do Polish children go to school? In America, the children go to school only five days--Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday--and are off on the weekends. Do Polish children go to school on weekends as well?
They used to go to school on Saturdays and required to learn Russian, but that was before marshall law. Now they go 5 days a week.
4.) Do Polish people talk a lot about the past? Do they frequently talk about World War II, Jozef Piłsudski, the insurrections, life under Bolesław Bierut, Władysław Gomułka, Edward Gierek, Stanisław Kania, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Lech Wałęsa? Would they mind if a foreigner asked them about said historical topics?
The Poles I met like to talk about politics, leaders and what's wrong with Poland. And these seam to be their favorite topics. But this also depends on how old are the Poles you speak with. Younger generation could care less about this.