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The Bauhaus Cities
"This is a quiz about Weimar, Dessau and Berlin - the three cities that were home to the Bauhaus school of architecture and design."
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The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in Weimar and moved to Dessau in 1925. In which current German states are these cities located?
Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt
Thuringia and Saarland
Brandenburg and Saxony
Bavaria and Saxony
In the same year the Bauhaus was founded, Weimar was also the stage for which important event in German history?
The Treaty of Weimar, when Germany, Italy and Japan formed a coalition to invade France.
Armistice Day, when Germany and the Allies of World War I signed the end of the war.
The establishment of the German National Socialist Party by the heads of steelworkers unions fighting for better working conditions.
The establishment of the Weimar Republic, when the German Empire was replaced by a parliamentary republic.
In 1775, the famous author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe moved to Weimar, where he lived for several decades and died in 1832. Which tragic play is generally considered his best known work?
The Magic Mountain
Goethe and his close friend Friedrich Schiller were part of which cultural and literary movement?
Dessau was the birthplace of composer Kurt Weil, famous as a result of the "Threepenny Opera". Who collaborated with Weil in this piece?
Hugo Junkers is considered the father of commercial aviation and produced his F.13 model at his Dessau plant. Why was the F.13 special?
It was the first airplane to cross the Atlantic.
It was the first petrol-fueled aircraft.
It was the first airplane to carry commercial passengers.
It was the first all metal aircraft.
Both Weimar and Dessau were part of the German Democratic Republic (also known as East Germany0 which lasted from 1949 to 1990, while Berlin was divided into East and West. Which country controlled the eastern part of Berlin?
When Germany was divided between East and West, Berlin was the capital of the German Democratic Republic. Which city was the capital of West Germany?
Which of these terms best describes the kind of designs that the Bauhaus used and promoted?
Why did the Bauhaus move, first from Weimar to Dessau and then from Dessau to Berlin?
It was the result of the whims of senior staff
The moves were the result of quarrels among the staff
It was made uncelcome in Weimar and Dessau
The Bauhaus didn't actually move: it split twice
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