Germany, The First World War And The Weimar Republic

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Quiz on the reading from Allan Todd textbook pg. 104-107


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At the end of WWI, German people were fully aware that they were losing the war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The winter of 1916-1917 was known as the 'turnip winter' because of the food shortages and the fact that many survived on hardy turnips because the potato crop failed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    An influenza epidemic killed many cilivilians and soldiers in Germany at the end of the war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Negotiations for peace would have been much earlier if the Kaiser had been willing to share power with the Reichstag, but he was not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Mutiners in ___ were together imitating the Bolsheviks in Russia as workers striking.
    • A. 

      Bulgaria

    • B. 

      Berlin

    • C. 

      Kiel

  • 6. 
    Check the box of the two matching party and leader who led the Center-left provisional government after the abducation of the throne by Kaiser Wilhelm II.
    • A. 

      Social Democratic Party, Stresemann

    • B. 

      Social Democratic PArty,Friedrich Ebert

    • C. 

      Social Democratic PArty, Count Brockdorff

  • 7. 
    Who were the 'November Criminals'?
    • A. 

      The French politicians who signed the ToV

    • B. 

      The Italian politicians who signed the ToV

    • C. 

      The Austria-Hungarian politicians who signed the ToV

    • D. 

      The German politicians who signed the ToV

  • 8. 
    Most Germans did not feel that the Treaty of Versailles was a diktat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Among other things like loss of land, colonies, and denied rights of Germans' self-determination, Germany had to pay 6600 million pounds in reparations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Weimar Constitution was set up to defy the ToV.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The Weimar Republic got its name from the food politiclans ate while setting up agreements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Weimar was set up with proportional representation, giving small parties a place in the Reichstag.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Article 48 allowed for the Prime Minister, appointed by the President, to declare a state of emergency and rule by issuing decrees that did not have to be approved by the Reichstag.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    One of the small parties that won seats in the Reichstag was the Sparticists, a Bolshevik-type group. This greatly alarmed Ebert because it had extreme left-leanings and was revolting in Berlin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The para-military group did little to stop the revolt, and many leaders of the Sparticists became leaders in the Reichstag.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The 'November Criminals' were eventually set free and held positions in the Reichstag.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Captain Wolfgang Kapp led a coup, or a Putsch, to overthrow the government in Berlin. He had the sympathy of some of the police corps, and yet was defeated because of a general strike by the workers of Berlin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The 'Red Rising' occured in the Ruhr Valley by the right-wing party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    French and Belgian troups invaded the Ruhr, Germany's richest industrial area, when Germany could not pay their second reparation fee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Because the German government tried to fix the economic problems by printing more money, this led to rapid hyperinflation, making German money eventually worthless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False