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100

Wie geht es dir heute? 

Gut? Schlecht? 

100

These brothers wrote many popular Märchen (fairy tales)

the Brothers Grimm 

100

In what city does Oktoberfest take place every year?

München or Munich

100

This physicist, famous for his theory of relativity, formally renounced his German citizenship when Hitler came into power. 

Albert Einstein

100

This word literally translates to "children garden" 

Kindergarten 

200

Morgen ist... 

Samstag! 

200

Name a German composer whose name starts with the letter B.

Beethoven, Bach, Brahms

200

What is the capital city of Germany?

Berlin

200

This German theologian wrote "Ninety-five Theses" and was a key figure in the Protestant Revolution 

Martin Luther

200

What kind of food is "schnitzel"? 

A breaded, fried meat (usually pork)

300

Wie alt bist du? 

14? 15? 16? 17? 

300

This piece of traditional German clothing is a knee-length trouser made from leather

Lederhosen

300

Name 2 German-made cars

Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, Volkswagen

300

This structure was famously torn down in 1989.

The Berlin Wall

300

What do Germans say when someone sneezes?

Gesundheit 

400

Woher kommst du? 

Ich komme aus Arkansas! 

400

Germany's 2 most popular religions

Christianity and Islam

400

Name the colors of the German flag in order. 

Black, red, yellow

400

During this event in 1938, Nazis destroyed Jewish synagogues, homes, schools and businesses, and killed nearly 100 Jews.

Kristallnacht 

400

This term refers to someone who looks exactly like someone else.

Doppelgänger

500

Wie heißt "Nicos Weg" auf auf Englisch? 

Nicos Way 

500

The largest population of Germany's immigrants come from this country.

Turkey

500

Name Germany's chancellor 

Angela Merkel

500

After WWII, Germany was divided into 2 countries. Give the full name of one of them (not just East or West!) 

BRD, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, or Federal Republic of Germany 

or

DDR, Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or German Democratic Republic

500

 This term literally means "spirit of the times" 

Zeitgeist 

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