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1.
  Germany Between the Rise & Fall of The Berlin Wall   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
(1961-1989)
Between 1961-89, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of a divided Germany (East & West). Additionally some German cities had to be handed over to other countries as reparations for two world wars. Your mission is to sort ten German cities into three categories.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Sep 02 23
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Sep 02 23
409 plays
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Checkpoint Charlie
  Checkpoint Charlie   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
How much do you know about Checkpoint Charlie, the iconic crossing point in Berlin that was used during the Cold War?
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 05 16
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409 plays
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Historic Realms The Electorate of Saxony
  Historic Realms: The Electorate of Saxony   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A little rusty on your history? Come learn a little about the world's historic realms in this photo quiz series. Here we have the Electorate of Saxony. (If you would like to have a better view of the images/maps, please click on them to enlarge!)
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Oct 14 14
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570 plays
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The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
  The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I haven't been able to find any quizzes specifically on the Berlin Wall. I was in Berlin for the fall of the Berlin Wall, and it was the most amazing experience of my life!
Average, 10 Qns, anneliesj, Dec 02 14
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3480 plays
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  Don't Mention the War   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When I started writing this quiz, over 70% of German history quizzes dealt with the Nazi epoch and the twenty-odd years leading up to Hitler taking command of all Germany. But German history is much more. So don't mention the Second World War!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 21 17
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Jul 21 17
475 plays
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  No Nazis Allowed   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you ever get the impression that German history involves nothing but war and Nazis? You shouldn't. Here's a look at Germany's 20th Century history and innovations, without any reference to Nazis, war, or tiny moustaches.
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Dec 29 14
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577 plays
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  History of Munich   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, might be best known for Oktoberfest, beer and architecture. But the city's past played an essential role in German history. How much Munich history do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 16 23
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Jan 16 23
100 plays
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  Bits of Early German History   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some questions about early German history, long before the modern German state was established in 1871. I hope you find it interesting. Thanks for playing!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Nov 26 15
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380 plays
9.
  Germany-1900-1945   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The German nation saw many monumental changes in its history between 1900 and 1945. This quiz will cover primarily the many political changes and political turmoil of the period.
Average, 10 Qns, liszkaj, Jul 16 12
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5562 plays
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  Germany 1850 to 1950 History    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz about Germany during the 100 years that made it famous. This includes questions about the two World Wars plus Germany's unification in the 19th century.
Average, 15 Qns, Bretton, Jul 01 20
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Jul 01 20
2928 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Decades worth of terror attacks, as well as German Autumn, were perpetrated in Germany by what radical gang?

From Quiz "No Nazis Allowed"




11.
  More by Accident than by Design   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Looking back in history, German reunification was inevitable, but the way it did happen was less than planned in at least a few key moments. Do you recall the events of 1989 and 1990 that led to it?
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Aug 15 13
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  History of Berlin    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Germany's capital of Berlin was at the center of turmoil for much of the 20th century. But its history goes back far deeper. How much do you know about Berlin's past?
Average, 15 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 09 21
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Aug 09 21
206 plays
13.
  Germany, c. 1945-1960   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on Germany after World War II.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Feb 05 19
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Feb 05 19
3311 plays
14.
  Germany 1815-1914   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The history of Germany in the second half of this period is fairly well known, but that of the first half, rather less so. Test your knowledge and have fun.
Tough, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 09 19
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Sep 09 19
3113 plays
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  A German Miscellany, 1810-1910   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixture of questions on less well known aspects of the period. Relax and enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 08 14
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1029 plays
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  German History 1918-33   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This period in German history was turbulent and ended with the Nazis in power. Test your knowledge and have fun.
Tough, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 12 17
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Sep 12 17
3074 plays
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  German States Before Unification   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Prior to 1871, "Germany" consisted of varying numbers of German-speaking states in constantly changing sizes and make-up. Here are some questions about some of them at various times. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Nov 02 17
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Nov 02 17
248 plays
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  The History of Cologne   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cologne is one of the most beautiful and historic cities of Germany. This quiz covers Cologne's history from its founding to the modern day.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 11 15
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310 plays
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  Otto von Bismarck   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on Otto von Bismarck and his time as German Chancellor.
Average, 10 Qns, Fareblaze, Apr 14 12
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980 plays
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  German History   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some questions about German history (1871-2007). Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, nicola_e, Sep 27 16
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  Berlin (up to 1871)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the first in a series of three quizzes on the history of Berlin.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 23 13
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796 plays
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  Prussia in the 19th Century   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is my second quiz on Prussia, and covers the 19th Century from the Napoleonic Era to about 1890.
Tough, 15 Qns, rwillia1, Apr 21 16
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1281 plays
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  German History - Highways and Byways   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A wide-ranging, short quiz with a slight bias towards misunderstood and neglected areas, but relax and have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 19 13
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980 plays
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  Berlin: East and West   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Berlin was a city that most Americans knew about only through spy novels and TV programs. There was a lot more to this wonderful city than just a graffiti covered wall and barbed wire. Here is a little trip around pre- and post-Cold War Berlin.
Tough, 15 Qns, redrock, Sep 12 07
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1107 plays
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  Berlin (1918-1933)   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz includes questions on the fascinating and often avantgarde cultural scene in Berlin at the time, as well as questions on political history. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Feb 04 16
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428 plays
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  Talk of the Town: Cologne 50-1945 AD   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Much has happened after the Roman "visitors" drank their very first goblet of wine on the banks of the Rhine at Cologne. Let's go back in time and listen to the talk of the town.
Average, 10 Qns, heidi66, May 14 09
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579 plays
27.
  Germany Through the Ages   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An assortment of questions spanning 2,000 years of German history. The first half are about the pre-Napoleonic era, while the second half is more recent. Enjoy and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, rwillia1, Nov 12 15
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28.
  Hitler Becomes Chancellor   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers the period in German history from the late twenties thru the early thirties. The focus is on political events and the people involved in them. I hope you find the quiz interesting :)
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, HTG, May 23 08
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  Prussia in the 18th Century   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz. This will cover the history of the now vanished state of Prussia in Europe. This first quiz covers the 18th Century.
Average, 10 Qns, rwillia1, Jun 20 17
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Jun 20 17
858 plays
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  German History in Roman Numerals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, ten years in which important events in German history occurred are presented in Roman numerals and you are asked question about the events that happened on them. All dates are AD. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Nov 19 15
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527 plays
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  Rise and Fall of the Weimar Republic    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
World War I and the Nazi period are quite well known. Test yourself on the years between and on the events that led to the rise of Hitler and the Nazis.
Average, 10 Qns, jesus_rocks, May 14 18
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May 14 18
1194 plays
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  Bavarian Hodgepodge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From independent state to German land, answer these 10 questions about Bavaria.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Nov 29 18
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Nov 29 18
188 plays
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  The Weimar Republic    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have just taken my G.C.S.E. history exam, and decided to create a quiz for others who are either studying the Weimar Republic or are just interested in German history!
Average, 10 Qns, helenasykes, Jul 26 12
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  German Unification (19th Century)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about the unification of the German states in the 1800s. The quiz includes questions about the people and countries involved.
Average, 10 Qns, Cori14, Jul 25 06
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35.
  Problems of the Weimar Government, 1919-1923    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the period 1919-1923 the Weimar Government in Germany faced many problems - try this quiz and see how much you know about them!
Average, 10 Qns, Kirsty_Anne, Feb 15 21
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Feb 15 21
924 plays
36.
  20th Century German History by the Decade    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A time-travel through 20th Century German history with a stop in every decade. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, vishvakarman, Feb 19 02
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37.
  The Provinces of Prussia    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Prussia became a European super power from ca. 1700. This strong military state won many notable victories. This quiz is about some of the provinces of Prussia.
Tough, 15 Qns, author, Feb 04 23
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author
Feb 04 23
764 plays
38.
  The Bauhaus Cities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about Weimar, Dessau and Berlin - the three cities that were home to the Bauhaus school of architecture and design.
Average, 10 Qns, babulina, Oct 29 11
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221 plays
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  German Youth Movement    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is for all interested in the Youth Movement of Germany in the 20th century
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, lenz1970, Feb 07 04
Very Difficult
lenz1970
749 plays
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German History Trivia Questions

1. Although it certainly existed earlier, Munich is said to have a founding year of 1158, which is the year Prince Henry the Lion did what?

From Quiz
History of Munich

Answer: Built a bridge

Prince Henry the Lion was one of the most powerful princes in Germany. At the time, he was Duke of Saxony and Bavaria. Munich existed mostly as a community of monks who operated, among other things, a trading post. Traders would pay tolls on a bridge owned by the archbishop. That is until Prince Henry the Lion built his own bridge nearby, charged a larger toll and destroyed the archbishop's bridge. This happened in 1158, and is the first written mention of a place called Munich.

2. Although people have been living in what is now Berlin for millennia, Berlin was officially founded in 1163 by which person?

From Quiz History of Berlin

Answer: Albert the Bear

Albert the Bear was the Margrave of Brandenburg when he founded Berlin 1163. Albert was the son of the Duke of Saxony and was a major figure in Northern Europe during his lifetime. He expanded his kingdom to cover the area Berlin now occupies. It is believed that the name Berlin may be derived from the German word for bear and the bear is one of the symbols of the city. Sometimes (possibly even most of the time) Berlin's founding year is listed as 1237. This is because of a historical error. The earliest recorded use of the name Berlin goes back to 1244 and mentions that Berlin was founded alongside Kolln (which is now part of Berlin) which was first mentioned in 1237. The 1237 year was mistaken as the founding year and Berlin was a well known location for merchants to set up shops for years prior to 1237.

3. Parts of Bavaria came under the control of the Roman Empire. In AD 179 Roman Legio III Italica built a fort that would serve as its headquarters on the site of which future Bavarian city?

From Quiz Bavarian Hodgepodge

Answer: Regensburg

The fort was known as Castra Regina (fortress by the River Regen) and occupied what would now be considered the old city of Regensburg. By late Roman times, the area was also the see of a bishop. Even today, Regensburg still houses many buildings from the medieval period.

4. Frederick the Wise (Friedrich III) may be best known as Martin Luther's protector. Which German state, with its capital at Dresden, did Frederick rule as Elector?

From Quiz German States Before Unification

Answer: Saxony

Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV raised Saxony from its status of a duchy to that of an electorate in 1356. In 1806 Saxony became a kingdom which was allied with France. In 1871 the Kingdom of Saxony became part of the German Empire. An even more famous Elector of Saxony, perhaps, than Frederich the Wise, was Augustus the Strong (Augustus II), who ruled from 1694 to 1733. Augustus also ruled as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.

5. Two tribes from up north tried to take up land in the Roman world around 110 BC. The Cimbri came from what we would know call Denmark, but which other tribe has probably given its name to what Germans call their country?

From Quiz Don't Mention the War

Answer: Teutoni

As the written sources for this era of history are only Roman, I chose to use the Roman names for the different tribes. The Cimbri and the Teutoni came from the present Jutland peninsula (mostly situated in present-day Denmark, although the most southern part is nowadays the German Bundesland of Schleswig-Holstein). The Cimbri inhabited the middle part of the peninsula just before 110, and the Teutoni were their southern neighbours. Most probably because of a fall in the agricultural output of their habitat, these two tribes packed all their belongings and went looking for greener land in the south. When they approached the Roman frontier, several battles ensued. At first the Roman legionnaires were overwhelmed by the fierce but uncoordinated attacks. Later consul Marius inflicted two decisive defeats on the invading tribes: the Roman legions annihilated the Teutoni near Aquae Sextiae (nowadays Aix-en-Provence, France) in 102 BC and the Cimbri near Vercellae (nowadays Vercelli, Italy) the next year. Germans call themselves 'Deutsch', a name which probably goes back on the Teutoni. Likewise their country is named 'Deutschland' in their language. The Frisii (Frisians) have given their name to the present Dutch province Friesland. The Langobardes ("those with the long beards") gave their name to the Italian region Lombardia. And the Alemani have left their name to Germany according to some Romance languages (French: Allemagne, Spanish: Alemania).

6. The year: IX. The event: Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. But what was the name of the victorious Germanic chieftain?

From Quiz German History in Roman Numerals

Answer: Arminius

The date IX corresponds to the year 9 AD. Arminus was the chieftain of the Cherusci tribe and the leader of the confederation that defeated Rome's legions at the Teutoburg Forest. The battle has been called "Rome's greatest defeat" and it caused the stalling of Roman expansionism for a while. The Romans lost up to 20,000 legionaries and many others were taken as slaves.

7. Cologne was first settled by the Ubii tribe who had been given permission to live there by which Roman general in 39 BC?

From Quiz The History of Cologne

Answer: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

The Ubii named the city Oppidum Ubiorum but it was soon renamed Colonia Agrippina after Emperor Claudius' wife Agrippina who was born in the city. Colonia Agrippina was primarily used by the Romans as a military base in Germany and was home to some of the largest aqueducts in all of the Roman Empire.

8. What German architect of the early 20th century was one of the pioneers of modern architecture and helped design/found no less than three UNESCO world heritage sites in Germany?

From Quiz No Nazis Allowed

Answer: Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius was born in Berlin in 1883, and became one of Germany's most famous architects. Among his first designs was the Fagus Factory, a shoe factory in Alfeld, that was designated a world heritage site in 2011. He also founded the art school Bauhaus as well as Modernist housing estates in Berlin, both of which UNESCO designated as world heritage sites. His works also include the University of Baghdad, MetLife Building, and John F Kennedy Federal Building. Gropius' works influenced International Style, which arose during the foundation of modern architecture.

9. In 1918 Germany was proclaimed a republic. On what strangely 'fateful' day in German history was the proclamation made in Berlin?

From Quiz Berlin (1918-1933)

Answer: 9 November

There were two declarations of a republic on the same day in Berlin. Philipp Scheidemann made the key proclamation from a window of the Reichstag building, and shortly afterwards Karl Liebknecht proclaimed a specifically socialist republic. The stage was set for conflict between the Social Democrats and the radical left. The 9th November 1923 saw Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch; 9-10 November 1938 was the 'Night of Broken Glass' pogrom, and 9 November 1989 saw the start of the Fall of the Wall. Going further back, one finds that on 9 November 1848 Robert Blum, a leading Radical in the Frankfurt Parliament, was shot after a very hasty trial, for allegedly inciting rioting in Vienna.

10. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in Weimar and moved to Dessau in 1925. In which current German states are these cities located?

From Quiz The Bauhaus Cities

Answer: Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt

Weimar is in Thuringia (the eleventh largest German state in area) and Dessau is in Saxony-Anhalt (eighth largest in area).

11. In formal medieval and early modern documents Berlin is usually named together with another town, as one of a pair of 'twins'. What is that other town?

From Quiz Berlin (up to 1871)

Answer: Coelln

The oldest part of Berlin is what came to be called the 'Nikolaiviertel', while Coelln (an der Spree, not to be confused with the great city on the Rhine) referred to the island in the Spree, which includes four major museums and used to include the royal palace. The northern part of the island is referred to as the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) and the southern part as the Fischerinsel. The foundation of Berlin is dated, by long-standing convention, from the earliest mention of Coelln (in 1237).

12. In 9 A.D the Germanic tribal chief Arminius led an army of warriors to victory against the forces of which great power?

From Quiz Germany Through the Ages

Answer: Roman Empire

Arminius's armies defeated three Roman legions in the Teutoburg Forest. This victory, ended Roman expansion to the east of the Rhine River. Succesive waves of barbarian tribes would continue to migrate through the Roman Empire over the next several hundred years, occasionaly sacking Rome. This, along with long developing internal issues, would eventually doom and fragment the Westen Empire, allowing political power to shift to the Papacy and also northwards in later centuries to the Frankish kingdoms, and later the Holy Roman Empire.

13. Bismarck was commonly known by this name.

From Quiz Otto von Bismarck

Answer: Iron Chancellor

Bismarck played a large role in unifying Germany and was Chancellor of Germany from 1871-1890 (and Minister-President of Prussia from 1862-1890). He was known as the Iron Chancellor for his strong-arm tactics and use of Realpolitik.

14. 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?

From Quiz Prussia in the 19th Century

Answer: Peace of Tilsit

The Peace of Tilsit was signed on July 9, 1807 near the town of Tilsit in East Prussia. As a result, the most of the territory gained from the last two Polish partitions were taken and formed into a French-Polish satelite state, and some small western territories were annexed by France or incorperated into other states. Prussia was forced to pay a high indemnity (reparations) and was to be occupied by French troops until this was paid off.

15. Germany was founded in 1871. Back then, Germany was called the German Empire (Deutsches Reich - a name it kept till 1945). Where was the German Empire proclaimed?

From Quiz German History

Answer: Versailles

Germany was founded on January 18, 1871, when the German Empire was proclaimed in Versailles, France and Wilhelm I became German Emperor.

16. In 1740, Prussia, led by Frederick II (the Great) invaded the Silesia igniting the 1st Silesian War against what great power?

From Quiz Prussia in the 18th Century

Answer: Austria

Frederick II (1740-1786) came to the throne in 1740 as did Maria Theresa in Austria as a result of the Pragmatic Sanction, which allowed for the succession of a female to rule the Habsburg Dynasty in case of no male in the line of succession. Frederick took advantage of the dispute by other states, namely Bavaria, and occupied Silesia in a two month campaign against Austria and then defended it for the next two years. Allied with France, Sweden and several smaller states, the war ended with the Peace of Breslau in 1742 which ceded most of Silesia to Prussia, although there would be two more wars in the 18th century over this territory.

17. When did the Allies and Germany sign something equivalent to a peace treaty?

From Quiz Germany, c. 1945-1960

Answer: 1990

The reason for this exceptionally long delay was the Cold War. This treaty was signed on 12 September 1990 between the Allies on the one hand and the two German states on the other, subject to ratification by a future united Germany. The Allies had issued a declaration in 1947 stating that they were no longer at war with Germany.

18. Which treaty formally ended World War I between Germany and the Entente (Allies)?

From Quiz Rise and Fall of the Weimar Republic

Answer: Treaty of Versailles

This treaty created much resentment as the Germans had been led to believe a fair treaty would be drawn up on the basis of President Wilson's Fourteen Points. The treaty included provisions like reparations and the limiting the German army to 100,000 men (while Poland had about half a million men under arms). Overall, Germany lost 13% of its territory and 6.5 million inhabitants. (Not all of those 'lost' regarded themselves as Germans, however: the people of Alsace-Lorraine saw themselves as French, and many of those in Posen and West Prussia and parts of Upper Silesia were Poles. In the eastern provinces the nationalities weren't neatly separated).

19. What was the offical German name for the Weimar Republic?

From Quiz The Weimar Republic

Answer: Deutsches Reich

Germany was proclaimed a republic when Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated in November 1918. "Kristallnacht" is the German name for the "Night of Broken Glass in 1938", when Jewish homes and businesses were destroyed. The Reichstag was the name of the most powerful house of the German parliament.

20. One of the problems faced by the Weimar Republic during this time were the Left-wing rebellions. Which group rebelled in January 1919?

From Quiz Problems of the Weimar Government, 1919-1923

Answer: Spartacists

In January 1919, 50,000 Spartacists rebelled in Berlin, led by Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. Luxemburg and Liebknecht were arrested on 15th January and murdered later the same night by counter-revolutionary volunteers on the pretence that they had attempted to escape.

21. Otto von Bismarck, the "architect" of the German Empire, used the desire of many Germans for unification to increase the power, size and influence of one of the German states. Which?

From Quiz German Unification (19th Century)

Answer: Prussia

Like many conservatives, Bismarck had misgivings about German nationalism. However, he used it to create a Germany that was in many respects a "Greater Prussia".

22. This province was also the capital of Prussia from 1701. It was made a separate region of Prussia in 1881, but didn't became a province until 1920 and its province status only lasted until 1934.

From Quiz The Provinces of Prussia

Answer: Berlin

Berlin was also the capital of the German Empire 1871-1918, of the Republic 1918-1933 and of the Third Reich 1933-45. It again became German capital in 1990.

23. In which year did construction begin on the Berlin Wall?

From Quiz The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

Answer: 1961

Construction began on the Berlin Wall in the early hours of Sunday, August 13th, 1961. By the morning of Tuesday, 15th August, East Berlin was closed off - initially by barbed wire and various obstuctions, and remained so for the next 28 years. Most of the concrete wall took some weeks to build.

24. When, according to German historians, was that forerunner of Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, founded?

From Quiz German History - Highways and Byways

Answer: 962 (Coronation of Otto I by the Pope)

Many American and some British reference works cling like desperadoes to the year 800. One of the main problems with this date is that Charlemagne's Empire fell apart soon after his death, so this date involves lack of continuity. German reference works opt for 962. The German king, Otto I (912-973, reigned 936-973) managed to get the Papacy to accept that the King of Germany had a right to be crowned emperor. The earliest record of the use of the term 'Romanum Imperium' ('Roman Empire') for this imperial title is 1034, and for 'Sacrum Imperium' ('Holy Empire') it is 1157. The two titles were combined in 1254.

25. Under which name did the German Youth Movement become famous throughout Germany?

From Quiz German Youth Movement

Answer: Wandervogel

"Wandervogel" literally means "Hikingbird". It was established in Steglitz, then a suburb of Berlin.

26. What was the name of the republic formed in Germany after World War I?

From Quiz Germany-1900-1945

Answer: Weimar Republic

The Weimar Republic lasted from 1918 to 1933. This name ('Weimar Republic') was a nickname and seems to have first come into use when it no longer existed. The official name was 'Deutsches Reich'.

27. What name is generally given by historians to the German government between 1919 and 1933?

From Quiz Germany 1850 to 1950 History

Answer: The Weimar Republic

The Weimar Republic was set up after World War I when Germany lost, and its Kaiser, Wilhelm, abdicated. This became Germany's first ever democracy, but became unpopular with many people as they felt dissatisfied with the economy. Moreover, the Republic was associated with military defeat. The term "Weimar Republic" was coined after it had collapsed. At the time, Germany was still known as "Deutsches Reich"; attempts by the Left to change the official name of the country to "Die Deutsche Republik" failed in 1919.

28. What was the official name of the Weimar Republic?

From Quiz German History 1918-33

Answer: German Reich (Deutsches Reich)

The term "Weimar Republic", though widely used by historians, has always been a nickname. For a brief period in late 1918 and early 1919, the name "Deutsche Republic" was used, but German Nationalists and other conservatives had a horror of the term "Republic", which for them implied Bolshevism, subversion, socialism and democracy, which they generally equated with mob rule. More generally, conservatives in Continental Europe regarded republics as politically deviant: hardline right-wing régimes in Europe shunned the word throughout the period c. 1918-45.

29. When did Germany FIRST become a unified country with a central government?

From Quiz Germany 1815-1914

Answer: 1871

Until 1866-67 the country was a patchwork of loosely confederated states.

30. Munich began to grow in commercial importance when it received a monopoly on which commodity in the 1310s?

From Quiz History of Munich

Answer: Salt

Louis IV granted Munich a monopoly along the salt trade. Salt from Salzburg was required to stop in Munich rather than Freising on its way to Augsburg. This proved to be a huge boom for Munich although the success was short lived because the city was devastated by a fire in 1327.

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