Austria Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Austria?
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Last updated: May 24, 2020
First submittedJanuary 15, 2014
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Biggest cities
Vienna
Graz
Linz
Official language
German
Word for "Austria" in
the above
Österreich
Composer of
"The Magic Flute"
Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart
City where the above
was born
Salzburg
Famous bodybuilder
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Longest river
Danube
National flower
Edelweiss
National sport
Alpine Skiing
Hint
Answer
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 68
Feb 17, 2014
How did I not know that Austria used to have schillings?
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Level 76
Feb 17, 2014
I typed in "heir to the throne" for Franz Ferdinand.
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Level 60
Oct 26, 2017
or crown prince
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Level 73
Oct 26, 2017
arch......bishop, angel, enemy, even tried emperor. eventually it came to me.
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Level 82
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 82
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 86
Oct 6, 2020
And now it's required for a badge. Even better!
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Level 82
Oct 6, 2020
yep. I still think this is one of the toughest in the country quizzes series, even though since leaving the comments above I have been to Austria. Stayed in Linz one night so that helped me get one.
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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 53
Feb 17, 2014
Accept more spellings for the German name of Austria, please.
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Level 76
Feb 18, 2014
That's like accepting different spellings for Poughkeepsie. You gotta learn it.
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Level 58
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 76
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 78
Oct 6, 2020
Why do you automatically assume he or she is American? With a name like manchesterutd my first guess would be a Brit.
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2020
I think the user mentioned somewhere that (s)he is American.
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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 52
May 9, 2015
Same here. I liv in germany, and have tried every possible spelling.
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Level 85
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 75
Jul 2, 2014
Can you also accept apfelstrudel please?
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Level 45
Apr 22, 2020
You can just write Strudel, though. It will save you time. Although most people refer to it in Austria as Apfelstrudel, since there are many different Strudels, typing Strudel will just save you time.
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2020
It didn't save me time, because I wrote apfelstrudel at first, and then I had to go back and erase apfel.
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Level 66
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 73
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 73
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 65
Oct 26, 2017
Salzburg was it's own country?? Really, when??
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2017
It was independent for about 600 years.
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2020
This is so daft. The quiz is about what is now and what has been the case in the region encompassed by what is now Austria. Nowhere does it say anything about Mozart's nationality. Salzburg is currently in the country of Austria and as a matter of fact The Magic Flute was composed when Mozart was living in Vienna. Contemporary English sources referred to him as being German. But of course since Germany did not exist as a country at the time that was simply a reference to his ethnicity.
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Level 82
Jan 15, 2021
Why are you trying to win an argument against someone named "macie22austria" by stripping American patriots of their nationality? Pretty sure she's not American and doesn't care.
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Level 35
Aug 5, 2021
I think you’ve got everything wrong there kalbahamut! The argument about American patriots was only brought up to reply against ridiculous requests aiming at not considering Mozart as Austrian. So what if he/she doesn’t care? It’s a comment section were everyone is open to say whatever they want, especially when the quizmaker is trying to make a point, no matter if someone got « austria » in their username or not!!!
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Level 62
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 69
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 57
Oct 6, 2020
a wrongly spelt answer tho
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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 75
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 55
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 62
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 62
May 5, 2019
It's Großglockner not Grossglockner and also not Edelweiss, but Edelweiß
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Level 45
Apr 22, 2020
It's just an alternative spelling since English keyboards and others don't have the ß. Often the ß is replaced with ss.
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Level 76
Oct 6, 2020
The SA was also replaced by the SS.
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Level 67
Jul 9, 2020
Have already said this in the German version of this quiz but will say it again: I think the description "Scarred" F1 champion is disrespectful and should be altered to something like "3-time F1 champion".
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Level 35
Jul 9, 2020
Then, I shall use the exact same reply: explain how saying that someone is "scarred" is disrespectful? It IS NOT an insult... it is a physical description!
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Level 66
Oct 6, 2020
Eh...I don't know. It seems unnecessary to include the "scarred" if the answer is apparent from the other information. I think it's generally not a great idea to reference someone's unusual physical features without a good reason. You wouldn't (or shouldn't, at least) introduce someone as "my obese friend" or "that scarred guy." I don't really think it's a big deal on an online quiz, but I can understand where MiaMaus is coming from.
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2020
Franz Ferdinand's title was "Erzherzog" and should be accepted for archduke.
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2020
wiener schnizel doesn't work
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Level 11
Oct 7, 2020
Wiener schniTzel works ;)
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2020
"The Sound of Music" is really helpful for this quiz...
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Level 66
Oct 6, 2020
G'day, mate! Let's put another shrimp on the barbieeee.