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Some German Military Terms
"This quiz will give you some terms in German that all relate to the Bundeswehr (German defense forces). You decide whether each term translates to a rank, a piece of equipment, a unit or something else."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
"Hauptmann" is which of the following?
A unit equivalent to an army battalion
A piece of equipment, namely a hauberk
Something else: a court-martial
The rank of army captain
"Musterung" translates to which of these?
A piece of equipment, namely an armored vehicle
The rank of petty officer
A unit equivalent to an air wing
Something else: the medical examination of new recruits
A "Sturmgewehr" would be what?
The rank of private
A unit equivalent to a marine company
A piece of equipment, namely an infantry rifle
Something else: an aerial attack pattern
An "Oberst" would be identified as which of these?
Something else: an airbase
A piece of equipment, namely a missile
The rank of colonel
A unit equivalent to an entire army
Which of the following is a "Zug"?
Something else: compulsory military service
A piece of equipment, namely a uniform jacket
The rank of senior airman
A unit equivalent to an army platoon
What would be the best equivalent for a "Schiffchen?"
The rank of recruit (private)
A piece of equipment, namely a cap
A unit equivalent to a ship's watch
Something else: a minor merit medal
If someone mentioned a "Gruppe", it would be what?
A unit equivalent to an army troop
Something else: a standing order
A piece of equipment, namely a backpack
The rank of general
"Einberufung" refers to which of the following?
A unit equivalent to an air squadron
A piece of equipment, namely a radio set
The rank of commander
Something else: the draft call
Which of these is a "Zapfenstreich"?
The rank of sergeant major
Something else: a military tattoo
A piece of equipment, namely a bayonet
A unit equivalent to an army brigade
Finally, which best describes a "Feldwebel"?
A piece of equipment, namely a field kitchen
The rank of staff sergeant
A unit equivalent to an army division
Something else: an infantry maneuver
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