History of Germany Quiz

Can you guess these facts from German history?
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Last updated: January 10, 2018
First submittedMarch 16, 2014
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First female Chancellor
Angela Merkel
Symbol of the Cold War that
fell in 1989
Berlin Wall
Capital of West Germany
Bonn
City that was firebombed on
February 13, 1945
Dresden
Another name for Nazi Germany
Third Reich
Leader of Germany during WWII
Adolf Hitler
Highway system begun in the 1930's
Autobahn
Short-lived republic, 1919-1933
Weimar
Republic
Emperor of Germany during WWI
Wilhelm II
Inventor of the automobile
Karl Benz
Hint
Answer
Country ruled by Frederick the Great
Prussia
"Iron Chancellor" of that country
Otto von Bismarck
"Brandenburg Concertos" composer
J.S. Bach
War of 1618-48
Thirty Years' War
Monk who started
the Protestant Reformation
Martin Luther
What Johannes Gutenberg invented
Printing Press
Confederation of merchant cities along
the Baltic and North Seas
Hanseatic League
German empire from 962-1806
Holy Roman Empire
Rivers that traditionally divided Rome
from the Germanic tribes
Danube
Rhine
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Level 80
Apr 12, 2014
20/20. Alles in Ordnung.
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Level 74
Jul 1, 2014
Ha!
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Level 45
Apr 12, 2014
20/20 too easy, too modern
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Level 33
Apr 13, 2014
I wouldn't call the Roman Empire modern.
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Level 80
Apr 14, 2014
Too German-centric.
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Level 83
Jul 26, 2016
Are you new here Yesitall? Went right over your head.
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Level 43
Apr 16, 2015
Holy Roman Empire period was pretty cloudy, with the Austrian Habsburgs, the Bohemians, French, Dutch, Wallonians, Italians...
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Level 36
Sep 1, 2017
As we always say, it wasn't holy, it wasn't Roman, and it wasn't an empire.
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Level 21
Aug 28, 2020
too hard got 2
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Level 81
Apr 12, 2014
Easy one. Anyway, Benz is not exactly the inventor of the automobile, he created the first "good" engine and was thus the first to get a patent.
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Level 86
Apr 16, 2014
May I ask why the title picture is of Nicholas II - of Russia???
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Level ∞
Apr 18, 2014
Nice catch. It was taken from a picture of Kaiser Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas II. I assumed that Wilhelm was wearing the pointy hat, but they had actually swapped uniforms for the photo. Changed it to a picture of Otto von Bismarck.
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Level 83
Apr 10, 2017
Darn Snapchat, swapping hats and stuff.
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Level 40
Oct 11, 2020
Probably they switched hats since they were first cousins along with King George of UK. They were all grandchildren of Queen Victoria. (edit) I mean uniforms.
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Level 36
Jan 23, 2016
18/20

Tried Hansa 100 times.... the same with book printing :(

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Level 63
Mar 9, 2017
"West" Germany. Ugh.
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Level 44
Apr 8, 2017
I missed Hitler. I read it as WWI, not WWII
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Level 79
Apr 8, 2017
So did Claus von Stauffenberg.
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Level 76
Apr 10, 2017
Nicely done.
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Level 37
Dec 15, 2018
^ LOL. Valkyrie rides again!
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2017
I read your comment as I miss Hitler, and I thought 'WHAT!'
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Level 21
Aug 28, 2020
He probably likes dictators
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Level 75
Apr 8, 2017
Wow, only half the quiz-takers knew that JS Bach wrote the Brandenburgs? That's amazing, and more than a little depressing...
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
First time I heard of them, honestly. I had to guess a few German composers to find the right one. Some other works would be more familiar.
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Level 77
Nov 27, 2017
But this is supposed to be testing your general knowledge, not giving you super easy questions that everyone knows the answers to.
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2020
I'm curious as to which other Bach works would be more familiar than the Brandenburg Concertos... Apart, maybe, from Well Tempered Clavier, I don't really see. Maybe Toccata and Fugue?
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2017
echt super (0_o)
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Level 37
Sep 8, 2018
^ of erg goed.
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Level 48
Apr 8, 2017
Darn. Would have get all of these, but my English was too bad. I wrote Bentz, Rome and Hansa - all would have been right answers.
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
Hansa should be accepted I believe.
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2017
Tried Hansa as well, did not work.
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Level 49
Aug 25, 2020
"Bentz" would not have been right. That man is known as Benz in every language ^^
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2017
Deutschland über alles
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Level 69
Apr 10, 2017
20/20 with 2.37 to spare. Alles klar Herr Komissar
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Level 67
Apr 10, 2017
I love conveniently named wars.
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Level 40
Oct 11, 2020
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Level 27
May 17, 2017
martin luther wasn't a monk. He was a catholic priests who was unhappy because other priests were abusing indulgences.
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Level 74
Nov 22, 2018
Don't you want to check your presumed correction?
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Level 46
Aug 25, 2020
He was also a monk.
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Level 68
Jun 20, 2017
Can you accept HRE for Holy Roman Emipre?
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2020
Yeah. But please don't accept Emipre.
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Level 70
Jan 10, 2018
Can you accept HRE for the Holy Roman Empire? It makes typing a lot faster.
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Level ∞
Jan 10, 2018
Okay
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Level 81
Aug 25, 2020
When in doubt about a war, try the number of years it lasted. History shows that we are not very creative with the naming convention.
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Level 79
Aug 25, 2020
Or days in some instances.
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Level 52
Aug 27, 2020
doesn't work with the hundred years war though...
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Level 38
Aug 25, 2020
You should have included a question where one names the 3 Bs of classical music, since they are all german
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Level 75
Aug 25, 2020
Good old Berlioz, Bizet and Bellini
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Level 56
Aug 27, 2020
Maybe a funny one to include is the Potato war.