Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Basic Facts About Oktoberfest!

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Welcome to the "Test Your Knowledge of Basic Facts About Oktoberfest" quiz! Oktoberfest, the world-famous celebration, is a cultural extravaganza steeped in tradition and history. Oktoberfest is a festival that brings people from Germany and others outside the country together to dine and merry. It is a festival that celebrates Bavarian culture and over flowing pints of beer. It usually runs for 16 days and the last days always on a Sunday but there is an exception and in the case of the exception, then the running day extends to 17 to 18 days.
Whether you're a seasoned Oktoberfest enthusiast Read moreor someone curious to explore the essence of this vibrant celebration, these questions are crafted to engage and educate. Test your knowledge on the essentials, and perhaps uncover some fascinating details you never knew about Oktoberfest! Prost! (Cheers!) Let's see how well you know the basic facts about Oktoberfest. Are you certain that you are knowledgeable about the festival? Take out quiz to find out!


Oktoberfest Facts Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    The festival began as a _________ ceremony. 

    • A.

      Wedding 

    • B.

      Naming 

    • C.

      Burial 

    • D.

      Initiation 

    Correct Answer
    A. Wedding 
    Explanation
    Oktoberfest originated as a wedding ceremony on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to celebrate this royal event on the fields named in honor of the Crown Princess.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the prince who got married when it all began? 

    • A.

      Jeremy

    • B.

      Daniel

    • C.

      Ludwig

    • D.

      Raymond

    Correct Answer
    C. Ludwig
    Explanation
    The prince who got married when Oktoberfest began was Crown Prince Ludwig, also called King Louis. His marriage on 12 October 1810 initiated the Oktoberfest tradition.

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  • 3. 

    What was the queen’s name?

    • A.

      Therese

    • B.

      Rita

    • C.

      Justina

    • D.

      Sandra

    Correct Answer
    A. Therese
    Explanation
    The queen's name was Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Oktoberfest was established to celebrate her marriage to Crown Prince Ludwig in 1810, and the festival grounds were named "Theresienwiese" in her honor. 

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  • 4. 

    Where was the queen from? 

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Canada 

    • D.

      Hildburghausen

    Correct Answer
    D. Hildburghausen
    Explanation
    Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, the queen in question, hailed from Hildburghausen. Her marriage to Crown Prince Ludwig marked the genesis of Oktoberfest, celebrated annually on the fields named after her, "Theresienwiese."

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  • 5. 

    What activity ended the ceremony when it all began? 

    • A.

      Car race

    • B.

      Marathon

    • C.

      Horse race 

    • D.

      Dancing

    Correct Answer
    C. Horse race 
    Explanation
    In the early years, Oktoberfest concluded with a horse race, in the tradition of the 15th-century Scharlachrennen ("Scarlet Race at Karlstor"), commemorating the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. 

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  • 6. 

     What was the area that the race took place called? 

    • A.

      Racing ground

    • B.

      Bavarian pitch

    • C.

      Rita’s green 

    • D.

      Theresienwiese

    Correct Answer
    D. Theresienwiese
    Explanation
    The horse race that concluded Oktoberfest's early ceremonies took place in an area named Theresienwiese, meaning "Theresa's Meadow." This location, initially chosen for royal celebrations, has become synonymous with Oktoberfest. It is a well-known location in Bavaria, Germany, and is famous for hosting events such as Oktoberfest.

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  • 7. 

    What year was booths selling foods and drinks introduced? 

    • A.

      1818

    • B.

      1819

    • C.

      1820

    • D.

      1821

    Correct Answer
    A. 1818
    Explanation
    In 1818, booths selling foods and drinks were introduced to Oktoberfest, further enhancing the festivities that began in 1810 to commemorate the royal union of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese.

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  • 8. 

    Who among the following commences the festival by tapping the keg of wine? The mayor of _______

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Augsburg

    • C.

      Munich

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    C. Munich
    Explanation
    The mayor of Munich traditionally commences Oktoberfest by tapping the keg of wine. This symbolic act inaugurates the festival. 

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  • 9. 

    What alcoholic drink is mainly consumed during the course of the festival?

    • A.

      Beer

    • B.

      Wine

    • C.

      Vodka

    • D.

      Rum

    Correct Answer
    A. Beer
    Explanation
    The predominant alcoholic beverage enjoyed throughout the festival is beer, called Oktoberfest Beer, which is beer conforming to the "Reinheitsgebot" and brewed within the city limits of Munich, notably served in traditional steins.

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  • 10. 

    What did the prince that got married later become? 

    • A.

      King Louis 1

    • B.

      King Louis 2  

    • C.

      King Louis 3

    • D.

      King Louis 4 

    Correct Answer
    A. King Louis 1
    Explanation
    The prince theta, who got married later, became King Louis 1. He was also called King Ludwig 1. 

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