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joespaniel
Oct 15, 2001, 02:49 PM
Answer all or as many as you know. (Americans answer all even if you don't know the right response!);)

#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?
#2- What is the German Parliment called?
#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?
#4- What is the current population of Germany?
#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)
#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?
#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?
#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)
#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)
#10-Name the German currency.

Not too difficult, eh? Try to answer some without using any reference first (ie. internet search).:D

Coming next: France!:frog:

TheDuckOfFlanders
Oct 15, 2001, 05:25 PM
#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?
-> Shrôder Gerhard

#2- What is the German Parliment called?
-> Don't know ,the bundesliga?

#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?
-> eeerm ,don't know ,guess a lot.

#4- What is the current population of Germany?
->about 80 milion

#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)
->i think in 1954,or 49 ,eeuh

#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?
->that wil be 1989 or 86

#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?
->right after the fall of the berlin wall?

#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)
-> 2 seas ,northsea and i think the baltic sea.

#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)
->The netherlands ,Belgium ,Luxembourg,France ,Switzerland,Austria ,Tsjechia ,Poland and Denmark

#10-Name the German currency.
->the Mark (Within 3 months the Euro :) )

Juize
Oct 15, 2001, 11:43 PM
#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?
Gerhard Schröder

#4- What is the current population of Germany?
80 million or something

#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)
:lol: 1961 or something. Berlin Wall is in Berlin, eastern Germany

#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?
1989. For Sure.

#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?
was it 1992?

#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)
2. I don't know those engrish names.

#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)
Netherlands, (Belgium?), Luxemburg, France, Switzerland,
Czech Rebublik (according to CNN, switzerland;)), Poland,
and Denmark

#10-Name the German currency.
€uro is the official currency, but practically it's still mark.

joespaniel
Oct 17, 2001, 12:26 AM
OK - Heres the ones ya didn't get;

#2- Bundestag

#3- 669 currently

#4- 83 million

#7- October 3rd, 1990

Pretty good, and I noticed no Americans even tried to answer this! :p

Knight-Dragon
Oct 17, 2001, 01:18 AM
Maybe you shld give it more time - like one week or so.

willemvanoranje
Oct 17, 2001, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by joespaniel
Answer all or as many as you know. (Americans answer all even if you don't know the right response!);)

#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?
#2- What is the German Parliment called?
#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?
#4- What is the current population of Germany?
#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)
#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?
#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?
#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)
#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)
#10-Name the German currency.

Not too difficult, eh? Try to answer some without using any reference first (ie. internet search).:D

Coming next: France!:frog:

Gerhard SChroeder
Bundestag
didn't know that
+- 80 million
1961, Berlin
1989
October 3rd, 1990
2, North- and Eastsea
Netherlands, BElgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Chez Republic, Poland, Denmark
Deutsche Mark


Hey, I'm 50% German and speek the language perfect. :D This wasn't too hard. :D

Sodak
Oct 17, 2001, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by willemvanoranje
Hey, I'm 50% German and speek the language perfect. :D This wasn't too hard. :D
Uitstekend, mijneer Willem. Now for the bonus, can you translate Oostzee into english? :grad: Hint: it isn't the East Sea...

willemvanoranje
Oct 17, 2001, 11:30 AM
:lol: That looks pretty cool! One advice: don't use mijnheer, it's a word that died in the 60'ies, and if you use it, don't forget the 'h'. Meneer would be better. ;)

TheDuckOfFlanders
Oct 17, 2001, 11:42 AM
One advice: don't use mijnheer, it's a word that died in the 60'ies, and if you use it, don't forget the 'h'. Meneer would be better

M.A.w die kent dus ook niks de kloten van het Nedelands

Baja ,hider hollander kenn ok nols kloten van t'vlams.

Sodak
Oct 17, 2001, 11:46 AM
Oops! I thought of the spelling of the 'mijn' part, but followed it with the spoken sound of 'meneer'. Zo, hoe heet de Oostzee in 't engels?

(tenminste niet zo erg als toen ik voor 't eerst NL leerde praten: we hadden 't over de politiek, ik wilde 'macht' zeggen, maar sprak uit: '...mensen die de maagd hebben..." :o )

TheDuckOfFlanders
Oct 17, 2001, 11:50 AM
die kan dus toch nederlands :eek:

tenminste niet zo erg als toen ik voor 't eerst NL leerde praten: we hadden 't over de politiek, ik wilde 'macht' zeggen, maar sprak uit: '...mensen die de maagd hebben..."

:lol:

Maar kan je ook Vlaams spreken?

joespaniel
Oct 17, 2001, 03:06 PM
If someone else wants to post question(s), please feel free. I would like to have a cumulative quiz on German history.

Any takers?

Sodak
Oct 17, 2001, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by TheDuckOfFlanders
Maar kan je ook Vlaams spreken?
Helaas niet, maar ik snapte er een heleboel van toen ik een week in West Vlaanderen rondreisde... :cool:

Back on topic:
Of the 35,000 Germans who manned submarines, how many survived the war?

Knight-Dragon
Oct 17, 2001, 07:57 PM
I am assuming you mean WW2 (yes, I know it's a silly question).

On a wild guess, less than 35000?

joespaniel
Oct 17, 2001, 08:03 PM
I'd bet less than 5000.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 17, 2001, 08:12 PM
I think maybe even less than 1000. If I remember correctly, towards the end of the war, the U-boats were grounded cos lack of fuel and spares or something and the submariners were redeployed as infantry to fight in defense of Germany against encroaching Allied forces fr the east and west.

Sodak
Oct 18, 2001, 09:10 AM
SKM, excellent point. I couldn't answer my own question with the redeployment on land taken into account... :o

Ahem, maybe I should restate for clarity:
Of the 35,000 Germans who manned subs (in WW2, of course), how many went down with the ship?

willemvanoranje
Oct 18, 2001, 10:09 AM
He, eendje (ja jij, DuckofFlanders!). Ik snap meer van dat verfranste taaltje dan je denkt, manneke. As k nou es amsedams ging prate (dis nog te verstan) dan zou jer niks mer van snape.

Hmmmm. My grandfather survived. That's one at least.

Sodak
Oct 19, 2001, 11:24 AM
Okay, nobody cares, but here are the answers:

Oostzee is the Baltic Sea
28,000 of the 35,000 (80% :eek: ) German mariniers went down with the sub in WW2. Sort of a death sentence, getting assigned to one...

Knight-Dragon
Oct 19, 2001, 10:49 PM
Not that I don't care but seriously, I don't have the slightest idea. ;) I'll ask the next question, thanks.

Which Germanic tribe invaded North Africa (eventually) at around the time of the fall of the Roman Empire?

And since this is a cumulative quiz, you can surf the web or get a book for an answer. ;) Shld be very easy.

Sodak
Oct 20, 2001, 09:30 PM
Let's see... was it the Ostrogoths? Or did the Visigoths continue thru Iberia? As you can tell, I haven't surfed for the answer... :o

joespaniel
Oct 20, 2001, 09:56 PM
I was gonna say visgoths, but sodak beat me to the punch.

BTW, sodak, nice piece on civ2 combat. Enjoyed reading it.:goodjob:

Knight-Dragon
Oct 20, 2001, 09:59 PM
Nope, the Ostrogoths ravaged thru Italy and the Visigoths stopped and settled down in Iberia. It was another Germanic tribe.

joespaniel
Oct 20, 2001, 11:33 PM
How about the Vandals! :D

Knight-Dragon
Oct 21, 2001, 05:41 AM
Correct! Next question's all yours.

joespaniel
Oct 21, 2001, 08:04 AM
What was this:

Knight-Dragon
Oct 21, 2001, 08:31 PM
You have already shown it at and stated Germany 1914 : -

http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6459

Hmmmm, on a wild guess, the flag for the Imperial German Navy?

joespaniel
Oct 21, 2001, 09:16 PM
No. Just the German flag from 1914.

This is the Navy Jack.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 22, 2001, 03:19 AM
Next question is mine I presume?

The Franks under Charlemagne subdued this Germanic tribe which occupied Northern Italy. Name this tribe.

Julien
Oct 22, 2001, 03:56 AM
The Lombards, if my memory is good...:crazyeyes

Julien
Oct 22, 2001, 04:05 AM
A few questions :

1) What was Charlemagne's capital ? In which country is it now ?

2)Which Holy Roman Emperor has been excommunicated in its rivalry with the Pope.

3) Who was Hitler's Foreign Secretary/Minister ?

4)Who was the longest ruling German chancelor ?

5) How many laender is there in present day Germany (bonus for naming them all)

DaEezT
Oct 22, 2001, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by Julien

5) How many laender is there in present day Germany (bonus for naming them all)

lol

i never met anyone who could do that out of memory. not even my geography/history/social-stuff teachers...

Well, I know the most importent Bundesland: Bayern :goodjob:

Julien
Oct 22, 2001, 05:22 AM
i never met anyone who could do that out of memory. not even my geography/history/social-stuff teachers...


Well I can. There aren't so many after all.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 22, 2001, 06:29 AM
"1) What was Charlemagne's capital ? In which country is it now ?"

Aachen? In Germany now.

"4)Who was the longest ruling German chancelor ?"

Bismarck? The Iron Chancellor.

joespaniel
Oct 22, 2001, 09:43 PM
Hmm, Im scratching my head on these... Good questions Julien.

OK, I think 1 and 4 are answered.

2 - Is it Charles IV?

3 - Hess?

5 - ??? What is a laender? ;)

If you mean the Bundstag, its 669 currently.

More clarification on #5 please! :D

jumbo2002
Oct 22, 2001, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by joespaniel
Answer all or as many as you know. (Americans answer all even if you don't know the right response!);)

#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?
#2- What is the German Parliment called?
#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?
#4- What is the current population of Germany?
#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)
#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?
#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?
#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)
#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)
#10-Name the German currency.


I'm jumping into this thread late, but since I'm a dumb American I'll do the best I can!

1. Schroder
2. Bundestag
3. Umm...in the 500s.
4. Around 80 million.
5. 1953. (I think...) In Berlin!
6. 1989
7. 1990
8. North Sea...and another one.
9. Let's start with with northwest and move around. Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Lichtenstein (sp?), the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Poland. (I probably missed one...) but I'll guess 8.
10. Mark...or the euro.

joespaniel
Oct 22, 2001, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by jumbo2002


I'm jumping into this thread late, but since I'm a dumb American I'll do the best I can!

Jumbo - You dumb American, I gave the answers already! :lol:

We have a cumulative quiz going now, and youre welcome to join in. Julien has asked 5 new questions (tough ones too).

Julien
Oct 22, 2001, 10:39 PM
The Laender are the state that compose Federal Germany (ex Bayern, or Bavaria in English).

joespaniel
Oct 22, 2001, 11:06 PM
Jeez, now who's the dumb American? :rolleyes: (me)

Thanks Julien, I think the answer is 16, but I dont think I can name them all.

Before unification, was it 11 in W. Germany? For some reason, this sticks out in my mind... :confused:

jumbo2002
Oct 23, 2001, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Julien
A few questions :

1) What was Charlemagne's capital ? In which country is it now ?

2)Which Holy Roman Emperor has been excommunicated in its rivalry with the Pope.

3) Who was Hitler's Foreign Secretary/Minister ?

4)Who was the longest ruling German chancelor ?

5) How many laender is there in present day Germany (bonus for naming them all)

Ok, I'll try these then. :)

1. Aachen, in Germany...it's a beautiful place also! (I visited it!)
2. Ferdinand II? (Was there a Ferdinand II?) ;)
3. Ribbentrop
4. Bismarck?
5. No way I'm going to name them...but I think there were 11 on W. G. and 9? in E. G...so 20?

Julien
Oct 23, 2001, 10:08 AM
Jumbo2002, You got the 1, 3 and 4 right. The 1 and 4 were already given before.
:king:

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Oct 23, 2001, 02:14 PM
The answer is the Vandals to SKM's question.

Also, leave out the anti-US editorials from polls, and let's keep the questions in English.

Next Question:

Name the German cruiser that sank more merchantmen than any other in WWI.

joespaniel
Oct 23, 2001, 04:10 PM
I dont think its your turn to ask a question, AoA (you seemed to have skipped page 2) but since you did ...

I guess the Moltke. I was going to say Blucher, but I think its the former.

Julien - Did anyone get all 5?

If not, I am making this my "final answer".

1 -Aachen, Germany
2 -Charles
3 -Ribbentrop (I should have known that...)
4 -Bismark
5 -16

Knight-Dragon
Oct 23, 2001, 08:23 PM
Wow, the "final answer"...... Anyway I had gotten 1 and 4 already. ;)
I think it's Charles V for no 2?

Julien
Oct 23, 2001, 09:23 PM
:) Joespaniel, You have all answers right, except the second. I didn't imagine it was so difficult.

2) Henry IV was excommunicated by Pope Gregory VII "through the power he received from the Apostle and Christ himself" . Note that the bishops who supported him were excommunicated as well. Henry was thus officially incapable of governing, go to church, have funerals or receive any other sacrements. Accused by its partisans of tyrannic cruaulty, Gergory VII had to give his pardon to Henry. After that, Henry IV continued his struggle against the pope, was excommunicated a second time, took Rome and elected an anti-Pope (Clement III) who crowned Henry emperor again :king:. Pope Gregory VII escaped in the Normand ruled South of Italy, where he later died.

5) the German Laender are the following : Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen, Thueringe, Schlewig-Holstein, Mecklemburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Hesse, Rheinland-Westfallen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Baden-Wuertenberg, Bayern, Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. So 16 alltogether. Hamburg and Bremen might disappear soon to join Niedersachsen, I have heard. They are city-state originating from the Middle-ages Hanse Staedte (part of the Baltic Hanse, which was a commercial confederation of cities of Scandinavia, the Baltic and Northern Germany and Poland). So, nowadays their proud to be indepenant city-state are somewhat old-fashioned. It's like if Florence or Venice asked a city-sate status in modern Italy.

Nobody got the 5 answers right, so I ask another, easier, question :

When did the second Reich start and by which treaty ?

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Oct 23, 2001, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by joespaniel
[B]I dont think its your turn to ask a question, AoA (you seemed to have skipped page 2) but since you did ... Second page didn't display, for some reason, so I never saw it.
And moderators can ask questions ANY time, and if they are ignored, it's at the poster's peril. ;)

I guess the Moltke. I was going to say Blucher, but I think its the former.The correct answer is Emden

When did the second Reich start and by which treaty ?Just a guess, but i will say 1871 by the treaty of Paris ending Franc-Prussian war of 1870.

Julien
Oct 24, 2001, 07:06 AM
Just a guess, but i will say 1871 by the treaty of Paris ending Franc-Prussian war of 1870.

That's right. It was more accurately the treaty of Versailles (near Paris).

And moderators can ask questions ANY time, and if they are ignored, it's at the poster's peril.

Is that a new kind of tyranny ?:lol: (it's not the next question ; our well-loved Tyran has the non-privilege to ask the next question for his correct answer).

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Oct 24, 2001, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Julien
Is that a new kind of tyranny ?:lol: (it's not the next question ; our well-loved Tyran has the non-privilege to ask the next question for his correct answer). All kidding aside, we have had to many complaints about spammers and wise guys, and TF gave the big smack down to 3 of them just recently.
This site IS a tyranny, and it's dictator is Thunderfall, and his moderators are his agents.
When we say things, ignore them and it causes problems.

Some people thought differently because we were leniet, now they know better.

Back to the quiz:

Name the German ruler who died during the second crusade, and how he met his demise.

joespaniel
Oct 24, 2001, 08:42 PM
"Name the German ruler who died during the second crusade, and how he met his demise."

I think it was Conrad III, but I dont have any clue how he bit it.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 24, 2001, 09:12 PM
"Name the German ruler who died during the second crusade, and how he met his demise."

Otto II? I seem to remember reading somewhere that one German monarch who went on the Crusades died while crossing a river on the way to the Holy Land (long before he reached the Mid-east; somewhere in the Balkans).

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Oct 24, 2001, 11:14 PM
He's much more famous than dear Otto or Conrad.

In fact Hitler thought enough of him to name his attack on Russia after him.....

Knight-Dragon
Oct 24, 2001, 11:16 PM
I know - Barbarossa! :D

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Oct 24, 2001, 11:28 PM
Very good, SKM, it is indeed Frederick Barbarossa. :goodjob:

You also where close as to his demise, his horse fell on him, and he died from the injuries sustained soon after.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 25, 2001, 12:03 AM
Next question's on me. Heehee.

Who said "The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire"?

jumbo2002
Oct 25, 2001, 08:57 AM
Mike Myers, on SNL? :lol:

Knight-Dragon
Oct 25, 2001, 09:08 AM
No idea who's Mike Myers or what's SNL. :confused:
Clue : That person was not a German. Yes, I know. Some clue. :D

jumbo2002
Oct 25, 2001, 09:13 AM
Well, I don't remember who actually said the "original" line about the Holy Roman Empire. Something tells me it was Henry Kissinger, but that's just a random guess.

But...regarding my answer:

Mike Myers is a comedian/actor who, for several years, was a member of Saturday Night Live - a television skit show. In one of the recurring skits, "Coffee Talk" he played a woman who would become emotionally overwhelmed: fahrklempt . Anyway, he would always say: "I'm getting fahrklempt...talk amongst yourselves! I'll give you a topic: the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. Discuss!"

There were other such phrases that were chosen for different skits, but I can't remember any of them.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 25, 2001, 09:22 AM
Learnt something new everytime I come around these forums. :)

Maybe my question is a little too wide-ranging. How's this : -

2nd clue - The person said it (or wrote it) when the Holy Roman Empire was still in existense.

Sodak
Oct 25, 2001, 11:42 AM
Could it have been the pope who excommunicated what's-his-name instead of crowning him?

(I really ought to look up the names, but am too lazy at the moment... :rolleyes: )

Jasperak
Oct 25, 2001, 05:53 PM
Its on the tip of my tongue....

Jasperak
Oct 25, 2001, 06:06 PM
Why do I keep thinking Napoleon.

Jasperak
Oct 25, 2001, 06:18 PM
Voltaire, cannot believe I got the two confused. Knew the country and time frame though.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 25, 2001, 08:01 PM
Jasperak, you got it right! Next question's on you so you so choose.

BTW, you don't need to post thrice, you can edit your existing post by using the edit option on the top right of your post. Helps to shorten the thread. ;)

Jasperak
Oct 25, 2001, 08:35 PM
Keeping in line with the holy roman empire questions:

how many holy roman emperors were crowned by the sanction of the papacy or by papal authority after the Great Interregnum ended with the election of Rudolf I of Habsburg? (bonus if you can name all five of them)

next question,

How many landkreis in the lander of Hessen? (bonus if you can name all of them)

Danke, und habt eine gute nacht.

Knight-Dragon
Oct 25, 2001, 09:08 PM
"how many holy roman emperors were crowned by the sanction of the papacy or by papal authority after the Great Interregnum ended with the election of Rudolf I of Habsburg? (bonus if you can name all FIVE of them)"

Eh....five. :)

Jasperak
Oct 26, 2001, 05:25 AM
:goodjob: i figured that question might be too hard and was too lazy to erase it for the next question. ;santa: Was easier to put the answer there and have you'all think I was stupid. :confused:

joespaniel
Oct 27, 2001, 10:24 AM
How many landkreis in the laender of Hessen? (bonus if you can name all of them)

This is what I could find so far:

Kassel
Waldeck-Frankenburg
Hersfeld-Rotenburg
Marburg-Biedenkopf
Fulda
GieBen
Limburg-Weilburg
GroB-Gerau
Darmstadt-Dieburg
BergstraBe

joespaniel
Nov 12, 2001, 01:01 AM
I almost forgot about this little quiz, apparently so did Jasperak :lol:

New question!

What is Germany's #1 exported beer?

Knight-Dragon
Nov 12, 2001, 01:53 AM
Yes, what a memorable thread. :lol:

BTW, what kinda historical question is that??? Beer???

My guess - Heineken?

joespaniel
Nov 12, 2001, 02:04 AM
Im a bartender! :D :lol:

No, Heinies are from the Netherlands....

willemvanoranje
Nov 13, 2001, 06:25 AM
Beck's?

Jasperak
Nov 15, 2001, 05:12 PM
Sorry that I have been away. It seems that I can only log in to the forum from my compuetr from work. Anyway, the answer would St Pauli's Girl.

Hamlet
Nov 17, 2001, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by joespaniel
#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?

Gehard Schroeder.

Originally posted by joespaniel
#2- What is the German Parliment called?

The Reichstag.

Originally posted by joespaniel
#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?

No idea. I'd guess in both houses around 650.

Originally posted by joespaniel
#4- What is the current population of Germany?

About 80M, I think.

Originally posted by joespaniel
#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)

I'd guess 1964. Errmmm, Berlin?

Originally posted by joespaniel
#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?

1989.

Originally posted by joespaniel
#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?

1990?

Originally posted by joespaniel
#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)

Baltic sea and The North sea.

Originally posted by joespaniel
#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)

France, Austria, Poland, Denmark, and the Czech Republic too, I think.

Originally posted by joespaniel
#10-Name the German currency.

Well, it's The Euro now, although it was previously the Deutschmark.

Originally posted by joespaniel
Not too difficult, eh? Try to answer some without using any reference first (ie. internet search).:D

Coming next: France!:frog:

Didn't use anything for that, just answered off the top of my head. I'm not American, though.

willemvanoranje
Dec 06, 2001, 11:10 AM
Hey, it ain't February 1st yet (from February the DM is no longer a legal currency. From January 1st the Euro counts as currency)

Sayhueque
Dec 06, 2001, 09:25 PM
#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?
Schroder

#2- What is the German Parliment called?
Reichstag

#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?
Who cares. :p

#4- What is the current population of Germany?
40 million in 1900... 80-90 million?

#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)
1954? Between East and West Germany. :p

#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?
1989

#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?

1991

#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)
North Sea, Baltic Sea.

#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)
Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Chechz Republic, Slovakia (is that a country still?), Poland.

#10-Name the German currency.
DM, Deustche Mark.

Sayhueque
Dec 06, 2001, 09:26 PM
I missed France... talk about a germanophile in denial. :D

Hadrian
Dec 07, 2001, 05:36 AM
To make it clear for everyone:

#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?

Gerhard Schröder

#2- What is the German Parliment called?

Bundestag (lower house)
Bundesrat (upper house, representatives of the 16 states)
["Bundes" means federal.]


#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?

currently exactly 666 (which has nothing to do with satanism ;-)

#4- What is the current population of Germany?

about 82 million

#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)

August, 13 1961


#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?

November, 9 1989


#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?

October, 3 1990

#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)

2, Nordsee (German Sea) and Ostsee (Baltic Sea)


#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)

From the north counter-clockwise:
Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland

So we have 9.


#10-Name the German currency.

1 Deutsche Mark = 100 Pfennige



Any other questions welcome.

Germany has been existing since 843 (Treaty of Verdun) when the Frankish Empire was divided up into the East Frankish Empire (now Germany) and West Frankish Kingdom (now France).
The Franks were (no, ARE) a Germanic tribe that conquered Gaulle when the Roman rule ceased. They live around Nuremberg today, northern Bavaria.

Hadrian
Dec 07, 2001, 05:59 AM
1) What was Charlemagne's capital ? In which country is it now ?

Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

2)Which Holy Roman Emperor has been excommunicated in its rivalry with the Pope.

Heinrich IV. (you'd call him Henry IV) of the Salian House (Saxons).

3) Who was Hitler's Foreign Secretary/Minister ?


Joachim von Ribbentrop (1938-1945)


4)Who was the longest ruling German chancelor ?

It was Helmut Kohl (1982-1998) even surpassing Otto von Bismarck.


5) How many laender is there in present day Germany (bonus for naming them all)

We have 16 "Länder" (states), 3 of them are city states.

Schleswig-Holstein
Hamburg (city state)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Bremen (city state)
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
Brandenburg
Berlin (city state)
Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Hessen (Hesse)
Thüringen (Thuringia)
Sachsen (Saxony)
Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Saarland
Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Bayern (Bavaria)

Hadrian
Dec 07, 2001, 06:29 AM
1) How many "free states" are among the German Länder? (name them)

2) Name the biggest German state (land area) and the state with the largest population.

3) When was the Deutsche Mark introduced in Eastern Germany (GDR aka DDR) as official currency?

4) What started the horrible 30-Years-War and when?

5) Which German emporer imprisoned the English king Richard Lionheart and forced him to swear the fief oath? (Bonus: who actually caught the king and handed him over to the emporer?)

6) When did the First "Reich" arise and who was its first emperor? What was his capital?

7) Who was the last emperor of the First Reich and what made him to abandon the imperial crown?

8) Who proclaimed the Prussian king William I as German Emperor in Versailles? (Hint: it was a German prince)

9) Name the 3 wars that preceded the erection of the Second Reich. When, who against whom and what were the deciding battles of each of the three wars?

10) Name all countries where German is official language.


I know it's kinda hard, but for experts (or people able to use Google ;-) surely not a big problem.

Have fun! :-)
Viel Spaß!

West German
Oct 25, 2002, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by joespaniel
Answer all or as many as you know. (Americans answer all even if you don't know the right response!);)

#1- Who is the Chancellor of Germany?
#2- What is the German Parliment called?
#3- How many members make up the German Parliment?
#4- What is the current population of Germany?
#5- What year did the Berlin Wall go up?(Bonus points:Where is the Berlin Wall?)
#6- What year did the Berlin Wall come down?
#7- What year did East and West Germany unite?
#8- How many seas border Germany?(Bonus points again:Name them)
#9- How many countries border Germany?(Yep:Name them too)
#10-Name the German currency.

Not too difficult, eh? Try to answer some without using any reference first (ie. internet search).:D

Coming next: France!:frog:

1. Schroder
2. Diet
3. 46
4. 82,800,000
5. Rose in 1961, in Berlin
6. 1989
7. October 1990
8. 1 (Baltic Sea)
9. France, Holland, Luxemburg, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic. 8 countries.
10. Mark

willemvanoranje
Oct 25, 2002, 09:01 AM
1) How many "free states" are among the German Länder? (name them)

Schleswig-Holstein
Hamburg (city state)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Bremen (city state)
Niedersachsen
Sachsen-Anhalt
Brandenburg
Berlin (city state)
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Hessen
Thüringen
Sachsen
Rheinland-Pfalz
Saarland
Baden-Württemberg
Bayern

2) Name the biggest German state (land area) and the state with the largest population.

Bayern, no idea, 20,000,000?

3) When was the Deutsche Mark introduced in Eastern Germany (GDR aka DDR) as official currency?

uuhm..1991 I think?

4) What started the horrible 30-Years-War and when?

1618, the thingy in Prague

5) Which German emporer imprisoned the English king Richard Lionheart and forced him to swear the fief oath? (Bonus: who actually caught the king and handed him over to the emporer?)

Barbarossa? They both participated in the same crusade... otherwise his succeeder.

6) When did the First "Reich" arise and who was its first emperor? What was his capital?

pff....not sure...Holy Roman Empire, after the death of Charlemagne, so I guess the capital was Aachen.

7) Who was the last emperor of the First Reich and what made him to abandon the imperial crown?

I know that one, somewhere middle 19th century there still was an official emperor, also the guy who ruled Austria. Nicholas...oh, wait, that was the Russian guy.

8) Who proclaimed the Prussian king William I as German Emperor in Versailles? (Hint: it was a German prince)

dunno that, 1871

9) Name the 3 wars that preceded the erection of the Second Reich. When, who against whom and what were the deciding battles of each of the three wars?

Napoleon, Civil War/Revolutions, French-German wars

10) Name all countries where German is official language.

Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Belgium

I know it's kinda hard, but for experts (or people able to use Google ;-) surely not a big problem.