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German American Week - A Quiz

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Instructions: Only current staff or students of AHS are elligible to be entered in the drawing for the $20 Sonic gift card. Eligible persons need to enter their student ID or full name before starting the quiz. The quiz closes on Friday, October 8th and afterwards the winner will be determined randomly. The winner will be announced on facebook next week and must come to B207 with a valid ID to claim the prize. In 1987 President Reagan proclaimed October 6th as German-American Day to celebrate the contributions that German immigrants have made to the United States of America. Germany was the top country of origin of US immigrants from 18-20-1993 and today Germany is one of our closest allies and trading partners. As the world's fourth largest economy Germany greatly influen

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When do you say: "Gesundheit!"?
    • A. 

      To wish someone Happy Birthday

    • B. 

      To wish someone good health after they sneezed

    • C. 

      To wish someone good luck on a trip

    • D. 

      To curse someone in traffic

  • 2. 
    Which dog is known as a "Wiener Dog"?
    • A. 

      German Shepherd

    • B. 

      Doberman

    • C. 

      Boxer

    • D. 

      Dachshund

    • E. 

      Poodle

  • 3. 
    Which former movie star now turned governor speaks German and was born in Austria?
    • A. 

      Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Roland Emmerich

    • D. 

      Henry Kissinger

  • 4. 
    Which German-American scientist provided leadership for the American space program and moon landing?
    • A. 

      Albert Einstein

    • B. 

      Werner von Braun

    • C. 

      David Roentgen

    • D. 

      Werner Heisenberg

  • 5. 
    Which musical group is not of German origin?
    • A. 

      Wise Guys

    • B. 

      Scorpions

    • C. 

      Kraftwerk

    • D. 

      Culture Club

    • E. 

      Tokio Hotel

  • 6. 
    What type of school was first founded by a German in the US in 1856?
    • A. 

      Kindergarten

    • B. 

      Middle School

    • C. 

      High School

    • D. 

      Military School

  • 7. 
    What German born person was Secretary of State in 1973?
    • A. 

      Helmut Kohl

    • B. 

      Alan Greenspan

    • C. 

      Henry Kissinger

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the famous piano company started by a German in the US in 1853?
    • A. 

      Yamaha

    • B. 

      Glockenspiel

    • C. 

      Wurlitzer

    • D. 

      Steinway

  • 9. 
    Which of the following American presidents did not speak at the Berlin Wall?
    • A. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • B. 

      John F Kennedy

    • C. 

      Harry S Truman

  • 10. 
    What does the term "Blitzkrieg" mean?
    • A. 

      Spirit of the times

    • B. 

      German name for Santa's reindeer Blitzen

    • C. 

      Amusement at somebody else's misfortune

    • D. 

      Lightning warfare

  • 11. 
    To be eligible to enter the drawing for a $10 Sonic Gift Card you must enter your full name and student ID number (staff please enter your location). Only current students or staff of AHS are eligible for the drawing.
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