How Well Do You Know Felix Wankel

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Wankel was a German mechanical engineer and inventor whom the Wankel engine was named after, take a quiz to learn more about Felix


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Wankel was a German inventor born in the 19th century in a present-day Southern Germany in the city of?

    • A.

      Munich

    • B.

      Hamburg

    • C.

      Lahr

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Lahr
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lahr. The question asks about the birthplace of Wankel, a German inventor born in the 19th century. The options provided are Munich, Hamburg, Lahr, and None of the above. Since the question states that Wankel was born in a present-day Southern Germany city, Munich and Hamburg, which are not located in Southern Germany, can be eliminated. Therefore, the correct answer is Lahr.

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  • 2. 

    His father died during World War I, the family moved to Heidelberg. He went to high schools in Heidelberg and Weinhiem and left school without?

    • A.

      Abitur

    • B.

      Abiture

    • C.

      Certificate

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Abitur
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Abitur. Abitur is a German term for the final exams taken at the end of high school, equivalent to a high school diploma or certificate. The passage mentions that the person went to high schools in Heidelberg and Weinhiem, indicating that they were enrolled in the German education system. Since they left school without completing their education, it can be inferred that they did not obtain an Abitur.

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  • 3. 

    He apprentices and learn the trade of purchaser at the Carl Winter Press in Heidelberg and worked for the publishing house until June?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      1995

    • C.

      1926

    • D.

      1930

    Correct Answer
    C. 1926
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1926. This can be inferred from the sentence that the person apprenticed and learned the trade of purchaser at the Carl Winter Press in Heidelberg and worked there until June. Since the sentence does not mention any specific year, we can assume that the person worked until June in the same year they started their apprenticeship, which is 1926.

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  • 4. 

    Wankel alongside some friends run had already run an unofficial after work machine shop in the backyard shed in Heidelberg since?

    • A.

      1933

    • B.

      1924

    • C.

      1930

    • D.

      1925

    Correct Answer
    B. 1924
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1924. This can be inferred from the given sentence which states that Wankel and his friends had already been running an unofficial machine shop since a certain year. The sentence does not mention any specific year, but it implies that the machine shop had been running for some time before the sentence takes place. Since the sentence is in the past tense, it can be inferred that the machine shop started before 1933, 1930, and 1925. Therefore, the only possible answer is 1924.

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  • 5. 

    He was a gifted kid, since childhood with ingenious spatial imagination, he got interested in the world of machines especially the?

    • A.

      Combustion engines

    • B.

      Wankel engine

    • C.

      Hydraulic engine

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Combustion engines
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Combustion engines," is the most suitable option because the passage states that the person in question had a natural talent for spatial imagination and developed an interest in machines. Combustion engines are a fundamental component of many machines, including cars, boats, and planes. This implies that the person likely became fascinated with combustion engines due to their complexity and importance in the world of machines. The other options, Wankel engine and hydraulic engine, are specific types of engines and may not align with the person's general interest in machines. Therefore, "Combustion engines" is the most logical choice.

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  • 6. 

    With Wankel high esteem for technical innovations, this was not widely shared among the German Youth Movement, he was offered the opportunity to talk about the issue of technology and education to?

    • A.

      Carl Benz

    • B.

      The Khan

    • C.

      Karl Heinz

    • D.

      Adolf Hitler

    Correct Answer
    D. Adolf Hitler
    Explanation
    Adolf Hitler was the leader of the German Youth Movement during the time period mentioned in the question. Given that the question mentions the lack of widespread support for technical innovations among the German Youth Movement, it is likely that Hitler, as their leader, would not share Wankel's high esteem for technical innovations. Therefore, he would be the most appropriate person to offer the opportunity to discuss the issue of technology and education with.

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  • 7. 

    In 1931 he met Heinrich Wagner but both soon fell out with each other because Wankel tried to put a stronger emphasis on military training, Wagner wished for the Hitler Youth to be a primary?

    • A.

      War ready

    • B.

      Military powerhouse

    • C.

      Political organization

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Political organization
    Explanation
    The given passage mentions that Wankel and Wagner had a falling out because Wankel wanted to prioritize military training, while Wagner wanted the Hitler Youth to be a primary political organization. This suggests that the correct answer is "Political organization" as it aligns with Wagner's wishes for the Hitler Youth.

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  • 8. 

    Wagner had Wankel arrested and imprisoned in the Lahr jail in 1933, the intervention of Hitler’s economic adviser Wilhelm Keppler with Hitler himself was he set free in the year?

    • A.

      1992

    • B.

      1995

    • C.

      1934

    • D.

      1933

    Correct Answer
    D. 1933
  • 9. 

    During World War II, Wankel developed seals and rotary vales for German air force aircraft and navy torpedoes, for BMW and?

    • A.

      Daimler-Benz

    • B.

      Carl Beinz

    • C.

      Karl Heinz

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Daimler-Benz
    Explanation
    Wankel developed seals and rotary valves for German air force aircraft and navy torpedoes during World War II. After the war, he continued his work and collaborated with various companies. In this case, the correct answer is Daimler-Benz, as Wankel also worked with them to develop rotary engines for their vehicles.

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  • 10. 

    Wankel owned an NSU Ro 80 with a Wankel engine, which was chauffeured for him, he never had a driver’s license because he was extremely?

    • A.

      Sight problem

    • B.

      Short sighted

    • C.

      Far Sighted

    • D.

      Near sighted

    Correct Answer
    D. Near sighted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Near sighted." This means that Wankel had difficulty seeing objects that were far away. Since he never had a driver's license, it can be inferred that his nearsightedness may have been a contributing factor.

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