Quiz about Hands on Hans
Quiz about Hands on Hans

Hands on Hans Trivia Quiz

The following are all notable people whose Christian name is Hans. Match their surnames on the right with clue provided on the left.

A matching quiz by pollucci19. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Considered to be one of Austria's finest footballers  
2. Austrian physician, namesake of an autism spectrum disorder  
Christian Andersen
3. Danish author best known for his fairy tales  
Gunter Winkler
4. German fighter ace and a pioneer of aircraft manufacturing  
5. Prolific German composer, wrote the opera "We Come to the River"  
6. One of the most important Catholic theologians of the 20th century  
7. German show jumper, won five Olympic gold medals  
8. Seen as one of the greatest portraitist of the 16th century  
Urs Von Balthasar
9. Oscar winning composer for "The Lion King"  
Holbein (the Younger)
10. Danish physicist, discovered a link between electricity and magnetism  
Werner Henze

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Considered to be one of Austria's finest footballers

Answer: Krankl

Known as Hans, he was born Johann Krankl on Valentine's Day in Vienna in 1953. He was a striker who scored in excess of 400 goals in his senior career, which began with his local club Rapid Wien in 1970. He remained with the club for eight years, winning the European Golden Boot award, which bought him to the notice of Spanish club, Barcelona.

He remained there for three years winning the Copa Del Rey and the Cup Winner's Cup. He endeared himself to his home country, playing 69 international matches for them and assisting them to qualify for the World Cup in 1978, a tournament they had not qualified for in over twenty years.

At the end of his playing career in 1989 he took to managing teams and also earned the right to coach his national team in 2005.
2. Austrian physician, namesake of an autism spectrum disorder

Answer: Asperger

Hans Asperger was born in Hausbrunn, Austria in 1906 and went to study medicine at the University of Vienna. He got his degree in 1931 and was appointed director of the university's children's hospital, special needs section. In 1944 he would publish his definition of "autistic psychopathy" after studying patterns of behavior in boys. He also noted that autism was not necessarily a hindrance to a successful career, with one of his patients being Elfriede Jelinek, who'd go on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004.

Asperger passed away in 1980, well before his identification of the syndrome became widely recognized. Asperger's Syndrome was officially recognized in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1994 but was removed in the next edition, 19 years later.
3. Danish author best known for his fairy tales

Answer: Christian Andersen

Best remembered for his fairy tales such as "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid" (both 1837), "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" (1838), and "The Ugly Duckling" (1843), it is easy to forget that Hans Christian Andersen was a prolific writer of other materials.

These included plays, travelogues, novels, and poems. Born in Odense (Denmark-Norway) in 1805 he is treasured by his homeland and has been recognized in numerous monuments, has museums named after him in Odense and California and paved the way for a number of children's authors who followed in his path. Among those are Kenneth Grahame ("The Wind in the Willows" - 1908) and A.A. Milne ("Winnie the Pooh" - 1926).
4. German fighter ace and a pioneer of aircraft manufacturing

Answer: Pippart

Hans Pippart was born in 1888 in Mannheim. In 1910 he and Heinrich Noll formed Pippart-Noll Flugzeugbau, an airplane manufacturer that would become noted for its Eindecker monoplane. Pippart bought the engineering know-how and Noll came up with the funds.

Despite their early success the operation closed in 1913, not long after the breakout of World War I. Pippart joined the German Air Force. Commencing as an instructor he soon graduated to flying co-ordination missions and received the Iron Cross First Class in 1916.

The following year he would have his first air battle victory and notched up thirteen wins within four months. By 1918 he'd secured twenty victories but, after shooting down a balloon was forced to evacuate his Fokker. His chute failed to open and he was killed in France in August of 1918.
5. Prolific German composer, wrote the opera "We Come to the River"

Answer: Werner Henze

Born in 1926 and passing in 2012, Hans Werner Henze drew on the influences of Italian and Arabic music, jazz and serialism, even rock and popular rhythms to produce a vast and varied array of work. His most notable works are the opera "The Stag King" (1963), "We Come to the River" (1976) and "Der Prinz von Homburg" (1958).

Too often, though, his political stances would create controversy and overshadow his work. A staunch Marxist, he was a member of the Communist Party in Italy and wrote pieces in commemoration of the likes of Ho Chi Minh and Che Guevara.
6. One of the most important Catholic theologians of the 20th century

Answer: Urs Von Balthasar

Born in Lucerne Switzerland in 1905, Hans urs von Balthasar didn't show a great interest in theology until he entered the University of Vienna. This was surprising as the population there was predominantly atheist. However, he would draw inspiration from the thoughts of Professor Hans Eibl, his close friend and a recent convert to Catholicism, Rudolf Allers and the lectures of German theologian Romano Guardini.

In 1929 he joined the Society of Jesus and was ordained a priest in 1936. He would go on to found the theological journal "Communio", author 85 books and hundreds of translations, papers and essays. He is best known for his theological trilogy "The Glory of the Lord", "Theo-Drama" and "Theo-Logic", which dealt with the subjects of beauty, goodness and truth respectively. The works were published between 1961 and 1987 in sixteen volumes.
7. German show jumper, won five Olympic gold medals

Answer: Gunter Winkler

Hans Winkler, the son of a riding instructor, was born in 1926. His father was killed in the last week of World War II and Hans, himself, was captured and made a prisoner of war during the same period. After the war, he supported himself and his mother by finding work as a stable groom, a riding instructor to the American soldiers stationed in Germany and, as a carpenter.

He would win his first German championship in 1952 but was unable to compete in the Olympics that year as he was deemed a professional. With his status changed by the 1956 Olympics in Stockholm he won the individual jumping gold medal and helped his team to win gold in the team jumps. He would go on to compete in six Olympic Games, become the first equestrian to win five gold medals and was named the German Sports Personality of the Year on two occasions.

(Note) The equestrian events for the 1956 Olympics were not held in Melbourne due to tough quarantine laws and were conducted in Stockholm instead.
8. Seen as one of the greatest portraitist of the 16th century

Answer: Holbein (the Younger)

Born in 1543, Hans Holbein was designated "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father who bore the same name and was a celebrated artist in his own right. Hans, the Younger, influenced by the trends in France and Italy, created his own Northern Renaissance style, painting mainly religious pictures and the occasional portrait. That all changed when he completed a portrait of the Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus, that was so loved, that his fame soon spread.

His portraits were praised for their economy of style, richness in texture and the ability to penetrate to the subject's core. By 1532 he received the patronage of Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn and within three years became the King's Painter to Henry VIII.
9. Oscar winning composer for "The Lion King"

Answer: Zimmer

Born in Frankfurt in 1957, Hans Zimmer began as a keyboard player for a band called Krakatoa before working with The Buggles. You may be able to get a brief glimpse of him in the clip for "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979). In the 1980s he formed the Lillie Yard recording studio with Stanley Myers, a prolific film score composer and a whole new world opened for him. Noted for his integration of electronic music into his film scores he has worked on numerous films. Among them are "The Lion King" (1994), which earned him his Oscar for Best Score, "Dunkirk" (2017), "Interstellar" (2014), "Inception" (2010) and "Rain Man" (1988), all of which he has been Oscar nominated for.

In all, he has been nominated for an Academy Award on eleven occasions (to 2021), has secured four Grammy Awards and three Golden Globes.
10. Danish physicist, discovered a link between electricity and magnetism

Answer: Orsted

Born in 1777 Hans Orsted (sometimes written as Oersted) was one of the leaders of what is called the "Danish Golden Age". During this time he rubbed shoulders with Hans Christian Anderson and was the brother of Anders Orsted who served as the Prime Minister of Denmark from 1853 to 1854.

In 1818 he began to study the relationship between electricity and magnetism, believing that a magnetic field, in the same way as heat and light, radiated from a wire that was blessed with an electric current. Two years later he was able to prove and publish his theory. Such was the acceptance of his work that the esteemed Royal Society of London presented him with the Copley Medal for outstanding research in science and he sparked great interest into the workings of electrodynamics. The Oersted's law and the oersted unit (Oe) were named after him.
Source: Author pollucci19

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