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Austria Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Austria.
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First submittedJanuary 15, 2014
Last updatedNovember 4, 2018
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Biggest cities
Vienna
Graz
Linz
Official language
German
Word for "Austria" in ^
Österreich
Composer of
"The Magic Flute"
Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart
His home city ^
Salzburg
Famous bodybuilder
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Longest river
Danube
National flower
Edelweiss
National sport
Alpine Skiing
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Ballroom dance in 3/4 time
Waltz
Scarred F1 champion featured
in the movie "Rush"
Niki Lauda
Longest-reigning dynasty
Habsburg
Emperor of Austria, 1848-1916
Franz Joseph
Franz Ferdinand's noble rank
Archduke
Fried veal cutlet, named after the capital
Wiener Schnitzel
Sweet pastry often filled with apple
Strudel`
Famous psychoanalyst
Sigmund Freud
Olympic host city
Innsbruck
Tallest mountain
Grossglockner
Former currency
Schilling
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level 63
Feb 17, 2014
How did I not know that Austria used to have schillings?
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level 70
Feb 17, 2014
I typed in "heir to the throne" for Franz Ferdinand.
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level 56
Oct 26, 2017
or crown prince
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level 72
Oct 26, 2017
arch......bishop, angel, enemy, even tried emperor. eventually it came to me.
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level 77
Feb 17, 2014
Not going to feature my Saudi Arabia Country Quiz? :( I followed the exact format you used before. I think it's probably easier than this one, too, though maybe that's because I've never been to Austria.
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level 77
Feb 19, 2014
Hey whaddya know... my Saudi Arabia quiz has a picture on it now. I guess that means it's going to be featured. I'm going to have some kabsa to celebrate.
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level 65
Feb 17, 2014
I think the quiz should accept Wien for Vienna?
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2017
Okay
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level 51
Feb 17, 2014
Accept more spellings for the German name of Austria, please.
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level 70
Feb 18, 2014
That's like accepting different spellings for Poughkeepsie. You gotta learn it.
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level 56
Oct 26, 2017
There are two ways of spelling Austria in German - Österreich and Oesterreich, so that's two ways for starters. Accepting the former without the umlauts is hardly unfair, or accepting it without double-r is reasonable (in my opinion).
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level 70
Feb 23, 2018
Österreich with an Ö is the one correct form in German, while the Oe version is rather only tolerated if the Ö is not available. That is the case in English of course, so it's okay to accept Osterreich or Oesterreich. But the other letters exist all in the same way in English. Why even ask the question if you don't need to enter the right (or right-est) answer?
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level 25
Feb 18, 2014
I'd suggest that Franz Josef be accepted as well as Franz Joseph. Thanks.
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level 50
May 9, 2015
Same here. I liv in germany, and have tried every possible spelling.
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level 80
Jul 9, 2015
agreed. that's the correct way
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2017
That will work now
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level 72
Jul 2, 2014
Can you also accept apfelstrudel please?
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level 60
Dec 7, 2014
Sigmund Freud was born in actual Czech Republic.
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level 44
Feb 9, 2015
But what counts, is, what it was back in those days. That's why Mozart should be excluded. Salzburg was an own country, when Mozart was alive. Neither austria, nor germany.
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level 70
Apr 17, 2015
Fine. So according to you, I don't think we should consider George Washington (1732), Thomas Jefferson (1743), John Adams (1735) and Benjamin Franklin (1706) as "Americans" anymore, as they were all born before the US became independent in 1776. What counts is, what it was back in those days...
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level 44
Oct 4, 2015
What other country existed before USA became independent? If there was a country, that existed before the USA, then no, i wouldn't consider those people to be from the USA. Look at it that way: If i die now and austria gets run over by germany after my death, for example, i wouldn't want to be considered german.
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level 70
Oct 31, 2015
Before the USA became independent, they were part of the British Empire. If you don't consider Mozart as an Austrian (because Salzburg was an own county at the time he was born), then Jefferson and Washington shouldn't considered as Americans but as British people, as they were born in British colonies, which would later become part of the USA. People consider Mozart as an Austrian, because Salzburg is no longer independent. There is nothing wrong with that, even if it is not historically correct. The same mistakes are made with Gandhi (as Indian), Leonardo da Vinci (as Italian) or Confucius (as Chinese).
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level 58
Oct 26, 2017
Salzburg was it's own country?? Really, when??
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level 59
Oct 26, 2017
It was independent for about 600 years.
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level 61
Nov 12, 2015
@BeastBoy141 .... may you check the wikipedia, if you really don't know this on your own. Its the very first sentence: "Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP...."
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level 60
Oct 26, 2017
Hey, I’m an answer.
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level 35
Apr 4, 2018
Hello Mr Answer.
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level 59
Oct 26, 2017
Why is there a dot or line or whatever-`-is-called after "strudel"? You can see it in the answers, right next to the top part of the "l".
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level 70
Oct 26, 2017
For the former currency-question I tried Krone, Gulden, Taler and Groschen, just for fun. Nothing worked. It´s perfectly clear, what the quizmaster means, but stricly speaking all answers above would be correct.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2017
I tried every spelling I could think of for Edelweiss before figuring it just wasn't the right answer. Grrr!
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level 76
Oct 26, 2017
It worked for me as the national flower.
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level 45
Oct 27, 2017
Hi, Austria has had other former currencies. The Crown, the Gulden, and so on. Would be great to accept those too since right now it's ambiguous
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level 53
May 5, 2019
It's Großglockner not Grossglockner and also not Edelweiss, but Edelweiß
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level 60
May 16, 2019
In the question "Sweet pastry often filled with apple question" the answer "Strudel" has an incorrect apostrophe after it. Thank you for all your quizzes Quizmaster!