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Quiz about The Great and Gruesome G This Time in Germany

The Great and Gruesome G- This Time in Germany Quiz


The answer will always start with "G", like Germany. The common link is Germany. I hope you have some fun.

A multiple-choice quiz by heidi66. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
heidi66
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
355,834
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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804
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Question 1 of 10
1. She was one of the leading performers in her sport when she was active.
Born in 1969 in Mannheim, Germany she had her breakthrough in 1987. After her retirement in 2001 she married one of her former colleagues.

Who is this sporting star? Anyone for tennis?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. He lived in violent times. His main work was published in 1669: "Simplicius Simplicissimus", telling the adventures of a boy called Simplicius while the thirty years' war was raging. That book is said to be the first adventure novel in the German tongue.

Some say personal experiences influenced the book, other doubt this. Who is the author?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Should actors sing? In public? This German actor did, and it paid well for him.

He hasn't covered "Yellow Submarine", which would be fitting thinking of his best-known movie. But at least he did sing about Männer (men) - and there were quite a crew in that "boat". Who is the actor?
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Question 4 of 10
4. A good one. A bad one. And a great actor. His Mephistoles was magnificent. His gangster boss in Fritz Lang's "M": just great.

His uninterrupted career in the Third Reich and his important friends of this time like Goering led to an arrest when the war was over. Who is this man?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. His best known work of art was the Isenheim Altarpiece, painted in the early 16th century. It is better known than the artist himself.

Who is said to be the man who painted in the colorful medieval style, when the Renaissance was already en vogue?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Goodness, I'm getting hungry. Up to Frankfurt/Main. Here is some food the great giant of German literature Goethe is said to have liked. The stuff is cold and may be combined with boiled fish or meat, or perhaps some potatoes.

We need some herbs, seven different herbs. What are we cooking?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. My cat asked me to include some of the birds fluttering in Germany. Which of these may be only found at the zoo? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. It's movie time! How about a movie from 1943?

Hannes Kröger, a former sailor (Hans Albers), sings "La Paloma" in a hippodrome. He is unhappy in love and and the end he will be on the big ocean again, poor boy.

The minister responsible for film in Germany had a lot to complain about. In the end the film was banned completely. Who is the minister, a famous bad boy of German history, who died in 1945?

Answer: (complete name or last name only)
Question 9 of 10
9. Born in 1940. He studied theology and worked as a pastor in Mecklenburg in the German Democratic Republic. In 1989 he took part in the activities which led to the demise of this state. In 1990 he was appointed Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Stasi Archives, that are usually called by his name. In the year 2012 he was elected the president of Germany. Who is this man? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. It is getting late, I am tired. Up to bed!

What may someone like me, living in Germany and speaking German, wish you now?
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1. She was one of the leading performers in her sport when she was active. Born in 1969 in Mannheim, Germany she had her breakthrough in 1987. After her retirement in 2001 she married one of her former colleagues. Who is this sporting star? Anyone for tennis?

Answer: Steffi Graf

Stefanie starting tennis when she was just three years under the wings of her ambitious father.

She won her first French Open in 1987, when still a teenager. Wimbledon followed the next year, something she repeated three times more, not to mention her successes in the other major tournaments, be it the Australian, French or US Open. In 1988 she won a gold medal (single) and a bronze medal (double) in the Seoul Olympic games. Barcelona 1992 added a silver medal (single) to Miss Graf's collection.

Graf married in 2001 the American tennis player Andre Agassi. They produced a mixed double: a baby-boy in 2001, a girl in 2003.

The other ladies mentioned were great tennis players in their active years, but every one of the ladies swung the racket for the USA.
2. He lived in violent times. His main work was published in 1669: "Simplicius Simplicissimus", telling the adventures of a boy called Simplicius while the thirty years' war was raging. That book is said to be the first adventure novel in the German tongue. Some say personal experiences influenced the book, other doubt this. Who is the author?

Answer: Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

von Grimmelshausen was born in 1621 in a family of poor nobility in a small town what belongs nowadays to Hesse, Germany. He was born in dangerous times: the thirty Years' war had started in 1618 and ended in 1648.

No wonder he was an active soldier when he was about 18 years of age. Later he got a job as a military scribe and married in 1649. He had the luck to live in places that didn't suffer much from the war. Later he got a good post as a Schultheiß - equivalent to a major or a sheriff. He had enough time to write, including "Simplicius Simplicissimus", which might be not the ideal literature for small children or sensible persons: it includes rape, robbery and all kinds of violence.

He passed away in 1676 in his fifties. A high age for this times, I guess.

The others are also author and/or poets of German origin. Grass got a Nobel prize in Literature in 1999.
3. Should actors sing? In public? This German actor did, and it paid well for him. He hasn't covered "Yellow Submarine", which would be fitting thinking of his best-known movie. But at least he did sing about Männer (men) - and there were quite a crew in that "boat". Who is the actor?

Answer: Herbert Grönemeyer

Herbert Grönemeyer was born in 1956 in Göttingen, but grew up in Bochum.
After years of theater and TV he became internationally known playing in Eichinger's "Das Boot", a movie about life on a German U-Boat in World War II.

1984 was the year of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". But in Germany his album was beaten by Grönemeyer's "4630 Bochum" (4630 was the postal code of Bochum). "Männer" was his biggest single. "Ö" was his next album. Other hits followed in the next decades.

The other guys sing, too.
4. A good one. A bad one. And a great actor. His Mephistoles was magnificent. His gangster boss in Fritz Lang's "M": just great. His uninterrupted career in the Third Reich and his important friends of this time like Goering led to an arrest when the war was over. Who is this man?

Answer: Gustav Gründgens

Gründgens was born in 1899 in Düsseldorf. Next to being a great actor, his career led him to such important posts like that of an Intendant in Berlin, Hamburg and Düsseldorf. His career thrived in the Third Reich, which led to his arrest when the war was over. To his advantage, he had helped some other actors to survive; they came to his rescue.

After the war he still appeared in some films, was Intendant in Düsseldorf - a square close to the theater is named after him- and Hamburg.

1963 he died in Manila, after taking too many sleeping pills. Accident or suicide? This is still unknown.

By the way: the movie "M" is public domain by now. Gründgens is the one clad in dark leather, including the gloves.

Gebühr, George and Gerron were fellow German actors around the same time as Gründgens. Gebühr played Frederic the Great of Prussia in quite a lot of films.

George appeared in "Metropolis" and "Berlin Alexanderplatz" Sadly he used his talent in "Jud Süss", a vicious propaganda movie of the worst kind.

Kurt Gerron, a Jewish actor and director with a figure like John Candy was alongside Marlene Dietrich in "The Blue Angel". His last work as a film director was a so called documentary about Theresienstadt in 1944: "Terezin: A Documentary Film from the Jewish Settlement Area". It is said that Gerron was promised his life for this, giving his good name for something bad. And of course they cheated: Gerron died some months later in Auschwitz.
5. His best known work of art was the Isenheim Altarpiece, painted in the early 16th century. It is better known than the artist himself. Who is said to be the man who painted in the colorful medieval style, when the Renaissance was already en vogue?

Answer: Matthias Grünewald

Was this his real name? It is debated; there are many more suggested. When did he live? The years are also debated. Born sometime around 1470, he died between 1528 and 1532. At some time he married, his wife was said to be mad. Whatever is told about his life by one expert is debated by the next one. He left ten pictures and a greater amount of drawings. Let's enjoy them.

The others are also painters, but at different times.
6. Goodness, I'm getting hungry. Up to Frankfurt/Main. Here is some food the great giant of German literature Goethe is said to have liked. The stuff is cold and may be combined with boiled fish or meat, or perhaps some potatoes. We need some herbs, seven different herbs. What are we cooking?

Answer: Grüne Sosse

Grüne Sosse (Soße) may be translated as green sauce. Most commonly it contains hard boiled eggs made to pulp, oil, vinegar and herbs: borage, chevril, chives, garden cress, parsley, sage and salad burnet. Some local and seasonal variants are also included. In war times even daisies found their way into the sauce. I haven't eaten it yet, I am from another part of Germany.

Gaisburger Marsch is a stew. Grützwurst is a sausage and Germknödel are sweet dumplings. If you eat all of this at once you may be in need of gastroenterology.
7. My cat asked me to include some of the birds fluttering in Germany. Which of these may be only found at the zoo?

Answer: Giant Ibis

The giant ibis is big wading bird and lives mostly in northern Cambodia.

The golden Oriole can be found all over Europe and up to China, hence the name "Eurasian". You may find them where trees are; they love sweet fruits like cherries. They winter in southern and central Africa.

The golden eagle is the German national bird, found on the wall of the parliament, on the back of the German Euro coin and so on. In the wild he is more difficult to find: you have to travel to the Bavarian alps to enjoy the sight of one.

At least one bird my cat knows: the great tit. Together with other small birds like the blue tit, starlings and magpies they invade the average German garden. Up to now, to the great grief of the cat, the contact is only by sight!
8. It's movie time! How about a movie from 1943? Hannes Kröger, a former sailor (Hans Albers), sings "La Paloma" in a hippodrome. He is unhappy in love and and the end he will be on the big ocean again, poor boy. The minister responsible for film in Germany had a lot to complain about. In the end the film was banned completely. Who is the minister, a famous bad boy of German history, who died in 1945?

Answer: Joseph Goebbels

Some complaints of the ministry, and therefore of his boss, propaganda minister Goebbels, against director Käuthner's movie:

The name of the film, "Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7"--a street in Hamburg St.Pauli--is translated as "Great Freedom". They had to add Nr. 7 to it, no talk about freedom, when a dictator is at large!
Hannes was named Johnny in the beginning. But Johnny wasn't a German name.
There were no German sea heroes.
The film was too melancholic, the music too. Happy stories and happy music to lift the people up were wanted!
Hannes sings in "La Paloma": 'La Paloma ohe, einmal wird es vorbei sein' translated to: 'La Paloma ohe, sometime it will be over'. They thought their regime was meant!
German woman and sailors wouldn't behave like this; like sex before marriage, drunken sailors and brawls just didn't happen. Well, ask any sailor, German or otherwise...

The film had its premiere in Prague, which was occupied by Germany at the time. It was the place were it was mostly filmed; Hamburg didn't look too good in 1943.
It was shown in Berlin in September 1945, when Goebbels was history.

If you have seen the 1957 movie "Witness for the Prosecution", Marlene Dietrich plays accordion and sings "I will never go home anymore". That song is called originally "Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins" and is sung in the movie "Große Freiheit Nr. 7". But while Marlene is black and white, Hans Albers was in full and glorious colour!
9. Born in 1940. He studied theology and worked as a pastor in Mecklenburg in the German Democratic Republic. In 1989 he took part in the activities which led to the demise of this state. In 1990 he was appointed Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Stasi Archives, that are usually called by his name. In the year 2012 he was elected the president of Germany. Who is this man?

Answer: Joachim Gauck

President the second time around, he was also a candidate in 2010, but Christian Wulff was the winner that time. When Wulff had to resign, Gauck was asked to step up and was elected. Gauck has been married, but the couple began to live apart in 1991.

Giving the other gentlemen, all chairing their party over some time, their highest rank:
Genscher (political party: FDP, the liberals) was internationally known as the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1982 to 1992.

Geissler (political party: CDU, the conservatives) was Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health from 1982 - 1985. He was known for his sharp tongue.

Gabriel: (political party: SPD, the social-democrats) was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony from 1999-2003.
10. It is getting late, I am tired. Up to bed! What may someone like me, living in Germany and speaking German, wish you now?

Answer: Gute Nacht

Good night is English, I guess you recognized it. Goedenacht is said in the Netherlands, Godnat is for the Danes- great Danes and small Danes.

"Guten Abend, gut' Nacht
Mit Rosen bedacht
Mit Näglein besteckt
Schlüpf unter die Deck'
Morgen früh, wenn Gott will
Wirst du wieder geweckt"

"Good evening, good night
covered with roses,
with carnation adorned
slip under the covers
tomorrow, if God wants to,
you will wake once again

--traditional, melody by Brahms.
Source: Author heidi66

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