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Prussia in the 19th Century
"This is my second quiz on Prussia, and covers the 19th Century from the Napoleonic Era to about 1890."
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After defeats at Jena and Auerstaedt in 1806, and finally at Friedland in 1807, Prussia along with Russia signed a peace treaty with Napoleon. What was the name of this treaty?
Treaty of Koenigsberg
Peace of Tilsit
Treaty of Berlin
Peace of Augsburg
The Iron Cross was first introduced on March 10, 1813 as a new decoration to honor Prussian military service. Which of the following is NOT true regarding it?
It was awarded to all ranks
It was awarded only to senior officers (colonel upwards)
It was eventually incorporated into the Prussian flag
It was made of iron
As a result of the Congress of Vienna, after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, Prussia received several new territories which enhanced its status as a European great power. Which of the following was NOT given to Prussia?
In 1834, Prussia created the German Customs Union (Zollverein) which reduced internal trade barriers within the member states of the German Confederation. Which of these statements is true regarding the Customs Union?
It gave Prussia a way to integrate Germany in fiscal matters
It allowed for the development of defense treaties between Prussia and the rest of Germany
It included Austria
It completely excluded Austria from all German affairs
Which year did the German revolution occur, in which nationalists made attempts at first creating a unified Germany under Prussian leadership?
Who was the Prussian Chief of Staff who crafted the brilliant strategic plans of the Austro-Prussian war(1866), and the Franco-Prussian War (1870)?
Helmut von Moltke
Alfred von Schlieffen
Otto von Bismarck
Kurt von Schwerin
Which of the following was allied with Prussia in the war against Austria in 1866?
Kingdom of Italy
The German Confederation
After the Prussian victory against Austria at Koniggraetz in 1866, Austria's infuence within Germany came to and end. Prussia annexed several German territories and, together with most other German states, created what federal entity in 1867?
The North German Confederation
Holy Roman Empire
The German Empire
The Hohenzollern Domain
Name the King of Prussia during the Austro-Prussian, and Franco-Prussian wars.
Otto von Bismarck
Frederick William IV
Frederick II (The Great)
During the Franco-Prussian war, the armies of Prussia and the allied German states were able to overcome an initial French advance on Saarbruecken and eventually push Napoleon III's armies to defeat. Where did the surrender of Napoleon's Army of Chalon take place?
What final military operation eventually ended the Franco-Prussian war in early 1871?
The total conquest of France
The siege of Paris
Prussian forces defeated by combined French guerrilla armies
Battle of Verdun
The German victory in the Franco-Prussian War allowed Bismarck to unite the North German Confederation with the south German states and create the German Empire. On what day, at the Palace of Versailles, was the German Empire proclaimed?
January 18, 1870
June 12, 1871
January 18, 1871
December 25, 1872
In 1879, Germany signed a lasting mutual defense alliance with what European power?
In 1878 Bismarck persuaded the Reichstag to pass the Anti-Socialist Law in Germany. What did this law do?
Imprisoned anyone connected to the Social Democrat Party
Forced all members of Socialist parties to leave Germany
It allowed Socialists to work in the Reichstag, but banned future campaigning
Banned trade with countries ran by Socialist governments.
Who was the last Hohenzollern monarch of Prussia and Germany in the 19th century and ultimately abdicated his throne at the end of World War I?
Kaiser Frederick III
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm I
Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
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Compiled Apr 06 13