Take the Day of German Unity Quiz
Take the Day of German Unity Quiz
Take the  Day of German Unity Quiz
1) It is the day the German Democratic Republic formally joined the Federal Republic of Germany, completing the reunification process
Question 1 of 12:Why does Germany celebrate its national holiday on October 3rd?
3) It is the day the General Secretary of the GDR resigned EndFragment
4) It is the day the currency union took action  EndFragmentEndFragment
2) It is the day the Berlin Wall fell
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Correct! It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification. The Day of German Unity on October, 3, has been the German national holiday since 1990, when reunification was formally completed. It is a legal holiday for the Federal Republic of Germany.
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3) Leipzig
Question 2 of 12: In which German city did 1,000 people meet on September 4th, 1989, to claim “Freedom of Travel” instead mass escape?
1) Dresden
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Correct! On Monday, September, 4, 1989, the first of the weekly “Monday Demonstrations” took place in Leipzig. They quickly gained thousands of participants, and the gatherings became a symbol of the peaceful revolution in the GDR.
2) The Swedish Bars EndFragment
Question 3 of 12: What did people call the inner German border, which separated East from West Germany?
1) The Wall of Steel
4) The Iron Curtain
3) The Stony Wall  EndFragmentEndFragment
Correct! In the year 1945 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill labeled the partition between the USSR and the West the “Iron Curtain.” Churchill repeated the words in a telegram to President Truman on June 4, 1945.  He said a US military withdrawal in Europe would bring, "Soviet power into the heart of Western Europe and the descent of an iron curtain between us and everything to the eastward."
4) Hans Modrow EndFragment
3) Egon Krenz EndFragmentEndFragment
2) Lothar de Maizière
Question 4 of 12: Who was the last prime minister of East Germany?
1) Erich Honecker
Correct! The prime minister of the first freely elected and the last government of the GDR was Lothar de Maizière of the CDU. His cousin, Thomas de Maizière, is currently serving as the Federal Minister of the Interior in the third government of Chancellor Angela Merkel. 
2) Theo Waigel
Question 5 of 12: Who was in charge of the negotiations which lead to the Unification Treaty?
3) Wolfgang Schäuble
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1) Günter Schabowski
Wolfgang Schäuble
Correct! Wolfgang Schäuble was made Minister of the Interior on April 21, 1989. In this role he also led the negotiations on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany for reunification with the GDR in 1990. He and East German State Secretary Günther Krause signed the Unification Treaty on August 31, 1990.
1) Questions on the legal aspects of German reunification
4) Privatization of governmental companies  EndFragment
2) First nationwide election  EndFragmentEndFragment
Question 6 of 12: What was negotiated at the 2+4 conferences?
3) Currency union
1) Questions on the legal aspects of German reunification
Correct! The FRG and GDR met with the four powers – France, the US, the UK, and the USSR – to discuss the legal aspects of German reunification. On September 12, 1990, the 2+4 Treaty was signed in Moscow by all six participating countries. 
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1) USA, France, United Kingdom, Soviet Union
3) Denmark, Austria, Netherlands, France
4) USA; Italy, France, United Kingdom EndFragment
Question 7 of 12: Which four nations took part in the German reunification negotiations? 
1) USA, France, United Kingdom, Soviet Union
Correct! France, the Soviet Union, the UK and the US, the four powers which freed Europe from German occupation, were in charge of the negotiations. After World War II, these powers occupied Germany and were responsible for its reconstruction. 
4) Erich Honecker EndFragment
Question 8 of 12: Who said “Nobody has the intention of building  a wall?”
3) Walter Ulbricht
1) Wilhelm Pieck 
2) Wili Stoph EndFragmentEndFragment
Correct! Two months prior to the wall being built, Walter Ulbricht, former Chairman of the State Council of the GDR, emphatically denied that such plans were in the works. On August 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall was erected. 
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3) Wall Woodpecker
1) Wall Thrush
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Question 9 of 12: What was the nickname for people who took pieces out of the Berlin Wall after it fell?
Correct! They were called wall woodpeckers because of the sounds they made with their tools while trying to break pieces out of the Berlin Wall.
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Question 10 of 12: How long was the Berlin Wall?
1) 111km
2) 155km
3) 45km EndFragmentEndFragment
Correct! The Berlin wall divided the city with a total length of 155km for 28 years. During this period, around 5,000 people attempted to escape over the wall, 138 people are known to have been killed in the attempt. 
2) Five
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1) Eleven
Question 11 of 12: How many new states were created with German unification?
3) Fifteen EndFragmentEndFragment
Correct! After unification, the GDR was partitioned into five states: Thuringia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. East Berlin was included in the state of Berlin.
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Correct! The anniversary will be celebrated at a Citizens Festival in Frankfurt/Hessen. As current chairman of the Bundesrat, the state of Hessen is holding the party in its biggest city, Frankfurt am Main. The celebrations will last three days: from October 2nd to 4th. 
3) Bavaria
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Question 12 of 12:Where will the 25th anniversary of German Unity be celebrated?
1) Hessen
2) Saxony EndFragmentEndFragment