10 most difficult history of Germany riddlesHistory of Germany quiz
How did the tradition of Oktoberfest start?
with the royal wedding
with the celebration of German unification
with a folk celebration of harvest
celebration of the first beer of a season
Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Since then, Otoberfest is held at the same place every year (except for epidemics and wars).
How was the Berlin Wall officially called in the German Democratic Republic?
Anti-fascist Protection Rampart
Atomic Safety Wall
Wall of Peace
Counterintelligence Fortified Zone
The name implied that West Germany had not been fully de-Nazified. Before the Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from the GDR. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration.
When was the Holy Roman Empire dissolved?
The Holy Roman Empire was a multi-ethnic complex of territories in central Europe, which consisted of the Kingdom of Germany, the Kingdom of Bohemia, the Kingdom of Burgundy, the Kingdom of Italy, and numerous other territories. It wa developed during the Early Middle Ages and continued until its dissolution in 1806, following the abdication of Emperor Francis II.
Under whose leadership did the Germans defeat the Romans in 9 AD in the Teutoburg Forest?
Arminius was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe who famously led an allied coalition of Germanic tribes to a decisive victory against three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. An auxiliary lieutenant to the Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus, Arminius used his knowledge of Roman tactics to ambush and destroy the legions.
Which German language dialect did Adolf Hitler speak?
North Low Saxon
Hitler was born in Austria. But when he was three, his family moved to Passau, Germany. There he acquired the distinctive lower Bavarian dialect, rather than Austrian German, which marked his speech throughout his life. When Hitler was five, his family relocated back to Austria.
What was the first mass production tank developed by Germany?
The A7V was a tank introduced by Germany in 1918, during World War I. They were used in action from March to October 1918, and were the only tanks produced by Germany in World War I to be used in combat.
What was the name of the Red Baron's plane?
Fokker Dr. I
Junkers J. I
Hansa Brandenburg B. I.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also known as the "Red Baron", was a German fighter pilot during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. The Fokker Dr I it became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Berlin Quadriga was once looted by invading army that captured Berlin. Where was it taken to?
After the 1806 Prussian defeat, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took the Quadriga to Paris. It was restored in 1814, after Napoleon's defeat and the Prussian occupation of Paris.
Which major German company was founded by the Nazis?
All of them
Volkswagen was founded on 28 May 1937 as the "Society for the preparation of the German People's Car", by the Nazi German Labor Front. The purpose of the company was to manufacture "people's car" Volkswagen Beetle.
In which city did Charlemagne, King of the Franks, reside?
Troyes (modern France)
Liege (modern Belgium)
Aachen (modern Germany)
The geography of the Kingdom of Franks varied over time, but it was centered on the Rhine and Meuse rivers in northern Europe. Charlemagne himself probably spoke a Rhenish Franconian dialect of Old High German. Eventually, the singular use of the name Francia shifted towards the region of Paris.