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Germany quiz for us dumb Americans

Discussion in 'World History' started by joespaniel, Oct 15, 2001.

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  1. I know lots about Germany

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  2. I know a little about Germany

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  3. Colonel Klink,I know nossink!

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  1. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

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    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:
     
  2. TheDuckOfFlanders

    TheDuckOfFlanders the fish collecter

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    #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 :) )
     
  3. Juize

    Juize Chieftain

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    #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.
     
  4. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

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    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
     
  5. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Maybe you shld give it more time - like one week or so.
     
  6. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    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
     
  7. Sodak

    Sodak Paha Sapa Papa

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    Uitstekend, mijneer Willem. Now for the bonus, can you translate Oostzee into english? :grad: Hint: it isn't the East Sea...
     
  8. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    :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. ;)
     
  9. TheDuckOfFlanders

    TheDuckOfFlanders the fish collecter

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

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

    Sodak Paha Sapa Papa

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    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 )
     
  11. TheDuckOfFlanders

    TheDuckOfFlanders the fish collecter

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    die kan dus toch nederlands :eek:

    :lol:

    Maar kan je ook Vlaams spreken?
     
  12. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

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    If someone else wants to post question(s), please feel free. I would like to have a cumulative quiz on German history.

    Any takers?
     
  13. Sodak

    Sodak Paha Sapa Papa

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    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?
     
  14. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    I am assuming you mean WW2 (yes, I know it's a silly question).

    On a wild guess, less than 35000?
     
  15. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

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    I'd bet less than 5000.
     
  16. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    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.
     
  17. Sodak

    Sodak Paha Sapa Papa

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    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?
     
  18. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    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.
     
  19. Sodak

    Sodak Paha Sapa Papa

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    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...
     
  20. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    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.
     

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