What Do You Know About Germany?

 Germany takes a big role in world history, not only chiefly involved in wars, of course, but also in invention, culture and philosophy. A European power from ancient times. What do you know about the country of Germany?
 
 
True or false: Germany has the largest population in the EU
As of 2020, a population of 83 million followed by France with a population of 67 million.
True
False
 
 
Which of these is NOT a German food?
Schnitzel (Breaded meat)
Sauerbraten (Roast Beef Stew)
Spätzle (Egg noodles)
Sauerkraut (Fermented Cabbage)
All of these are German foods
 
 
What is the full name of modern Germany?
West Germany, formally called the Federal Republic of Germany, was a democracy allied with the United States. East Germany, formally called the German Democratic Republic, was a communist satellite of the Soviet Union. Germany unified on October 3, 1990, retaining the Federal Republic’s name as West Germany absorbed the east.
German Republic
German Democratic Republic
Federal Republic of Germany
United Republic of Germany
 
 
Which German philosopher is known for his concept of the übermensch?
Immanuel Kant
Karl Marx
Arthur Schopenhauer
Friedrich Nietzsche
 
 
Where did Albert Einstein make his home after renouncing his German citizenship?
At the age of 17, Einstein renounced his German citizenship and moved to Switzerland to attend college.
Italy
Switzerland
USA
Israel
 
 
Who did Prussia defeat in the 19th century to become the dominant German state?
Rhineland Palatinate
Bavaria
Austria
Saxony
 
 
In a famous German play, who did Goethe's Faust make a deal with?
Rasputin
A ghost
Sigmund Freud
The Devil
 
 
What did Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invent?
The doodlebug
The motor car
The modern opera
Lederhosen
 
 
Which country or countries occupied parts of Germany before the formation of East Germany and West Germany in 1949?
France
UK
USA
Russia
All Answers are correct
 
 
How many years did the Berlin Wall, which divided the city into East and West, stand?
The wall stood from August 1961 until November 9, 1989
50 years
15 years
45 years
28 years
 
 
How many states does Germany have?
States have their own governments, including legislatures and, in most states, cabinet ministers
8
16
27
44
 
 
Which of these countries does NOT share a border with Germany?
Germany shares borders with nine other countries. Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Poland
Luxembourg
Belgium
Denmark
Latvia
 
 
In 2017, Germany accounted for roughly ______ of the European Union’s gross domestic product.
50%
20%
10%
5%
 
 
Which country was the largest market for Germany’s exports? (information from 2019)
USA
UK
Russia
China
 
 
True or False: Prison escape is not punishable by law in Germany.
German law maintains that it’s a basic human instinct to be free. However, the prisoners ARE punished for any damage or harm they caused in their attempt.
True
False
 
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