German Quiz: Basic German Test

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Welcome to our German Quiz, where you'll embark on an exciting journey to test and expand your knowledge of the German language and culture. In this comprehensive quiz, you'll encounter a variety of questions covering vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, culture, and more.

Challenge yourself with exercises designed to assess your comprehension and proficiency in German, from identifying common phrases to understanding nuances in grammar and sentence structure. Immerse yourself in the beauty and richness of the German language as you progress through the quiz.

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German Test Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What is "to write"?

    • A.

      Schreiben

    • B.

      Schlange

    • C.

      Schule

    Correct Answer
    A. Schreiben
    Explanation
    "Schreiben" is the German verb for "to write." It represents the action of putting thoughts or information onto paper or another surface. For example, if you say "Ich schreibe" in German, it means "I write" in English. The verb is crucial for expressing written communication and is a fundamental skill in language learning.

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  • 2. 

    What is "Wednesday"?

    • A.

      Mittwoch

    • B.

      Donnerstag

    • C.

      Mittwock

    Correct Answer
    A. Mittwoch
    Explanation
    "Mittwoch" is the correct answer because it is the German word for "Wednesday." The question is asking for the translation of the word "Wednesday" into German, and "Mittwoch" accurately represents that translation. "Donnerstag" means "Thursday" in German, and "Mittwock" is not a valid German word.

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  • 3. 

    Is Sunday the English for "Samstag"?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sunday is not the English translation for "Samstag." Sunday is the English translation for "Sonntag." Samstag is the German word for Saturday. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    How do you say 6:30?

    • A.

      Halb Sechs

    • B.

      Halb Sieben

    • C.

      Halb Acht

    Correct Answer
    B. Halb Sieben
    Explanation
    To say 6:30 in German, you would say "Halb Sieben." This translates to "Half Six" in English, which means half-past six.

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  • 5. 

    How do you say 6:45?

    • A.

      Viertel vor Sieben

    • B.

      Viertel nach Sechs

    • C.

      Viertel vor Sechs

    Correct Answer
    A. Viertel vor Sieben
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Viertel vor Sieben." In German, "Viertel vor" means "quarter to" or "quarter before," and "Sieben" means "seven." Therefore, "Viertel vor Sieben" translates to "quarter to seven," indicating that the time is 6:45.

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  • 6. 

    Is "toll" the German for "great"?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is True because "toll" is indeed the German word for "great".

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  • 7. 

    Is "Großvater" the German for Grandfather?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In German, "grandfather" is translated as "Großvater" or informally as "Opa." These terms are used affectionately to refer to one's paternal or maternal grandfather respectively. "Großvater" is the formal term, while "Opa" is a familiar and commonly used term for grandfather.

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  • 8. 

    How do you say "It does me sorrow" (i.e."I'm sorry.")?

    • A.

      Es tut mir leid.

    • B.

      Er ist nicht sehr gut.

    • C.

      Ich bin sieben Jahre alt.

    Correct Answer
    A. Es tut mir leid.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Es tut mir leid." This phrase translates to "I'm sorry" in English. It is a common expression used to apologize or express regret for something. In the given question, the phrase "It does me sorrow" is a literal translation of "Es tut mir leid" in English.

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  • 9. 

    The words "welche" and "welcher" ask "Which?" .

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The words "welche" and "welcher" are interrogative pronouns in German that translate to "which" in English. They are used to ask questions about specific items or options in a group. Therefore, the statement "The words 'welche' and 'welcher' ask 'Which?'" is true.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is Deutsch for the word "with"?

    • A.

      Mit

    • B.

      Und

    • C.

      Wie

    Correct Answer
    A. Mit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mit". In German, "mit" translates to "with".

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  • 11. 

    True or False"Tag" is the German for "day".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In German, the word "Tag" translates to "day". Therefore, the statement "Tag is the German for day" is correct.

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  • 12. 

    Select the missing word -Wir haben eine kleine Katze ...... ein klein Hund.

    • A.

      Vor

    • B.

      Und

    • C.

      Aber

    Correct Answer
    B. Und
    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "und". This is because the sentence is comparing two things, a small cat and a small dog, and the word "und" in German means "and". Therefore, the correct answer is "und".

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  • 13. 

    Which sentence is correct way of asking, "Will you come with me?"A - Wollen Sie mir kommen mit?B - Wollen Sie kommen mit mir?C - Wollen Sie mit mir kommen?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    The correct sentence structure in German is to place the verb at the end of the sentence. Therefore, the correct way of asking "Will you come with me?" in German is "Wollen Sie mit mir kommen?" This sentence follows the correct word order and is grammatically accurate.

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  • 14. 

    Translate -Wo wohnst du?

    • A.

      What's your name?

    • B.

      Where do you live?

    • C.

      How are you going?

    Correct Answer
    B. Where do you live?
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Where do you live?" This is because the question "Wo wohnst du?" directly translates to "Where do you live?" in English. It is asking for the location of someone's residence. The other options, "What's your name?" and "How are you going?" do not match the meaning of the original question.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these words means yesterday in German?

    • A.

      Morgen

    • B.

      Heute

    • C.

      Gestern

    Correct Answer
    C. Gestern
    Explanation
    The word "gestern" means yesterday in German.

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  • 16. 

    The following sentence is logical -"Ich komme aus Tennis".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The sentence "Ich komme aus Tennis" is not logical because the preposition "aus" is used to indicate coming from a place, but "Tennis" is not a place. A correct sentence could be "Ich komme aus Deutschland" (I come from Germany).

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  • 17. 

    Wie alt bist du?

    • A.

      Basket ball

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      Pizza

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
  • 18. 

    How do you say "Please"?

    • A.

      Bitte

    • B.

      Danke

    • C.

      Tolle!

    Correct Answer
    A. Bitte
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bitte" because it is the German word for "please".

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  • 19. 

    Wie viel kostet das?

    • A.

      How cold is it?.

    • B.

      How far is that?

    • C.

      How much does this cost?

    Correct Answer
    C. How much does this cost?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much does this cost?" because the question "Wie viel kostet das?" translates directly to "How much does this cost?" in English. The other options do not accurately reflect the meaning of the original question. "How cold is it?" and "How far is that?" are unrelated to the topic of cost, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 20. 

    You could drink "ein Glas Wasser". True or false? 

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The statement "You could drink 'ein Glas Wasser'" is true. In German, "ein Glas Wasser" means "a glass of water." Therefore, the statement suggests that it is possible for someone to drink a glass of water.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these is in the correct order?A - siebte, neunte, zweiteB - zehnte,  dritte,  sechsteC - achte,  neunte,  zehnte

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    The correct order is achte, neunte, zehnte. This is because the numbers are listed in ascending order, starting with achte (8th), followed by neunte (9th), and ending with zehnte (10th).

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  • 22. 

    Rain in German is regnet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. The German word for rain is "Regen," not "regnet." "Regnet" is the third-person singular form of the verb "regnen," which means "to rain." Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 23. 

    ''There'' in german is ''Dort".

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "There" in German is indeed "Dort".

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  • 24. 

    What is "auch"?

    • A.

      Because

    • B.

      Understand

    • C.

      Also

    Correct Answer
    C. Also
    Explanation
    The word "auch" is used to mean "also" in German. It is used to add additional information or to indicate similarity between two things. For example, "Ich mag Kaffee, und ich mag auch Tee" means "I like coffee, and I also like tea."

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  • 25. 

    Is "Auf Wiedersehen" German for "Goodbye (i.e. See you later) "

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "Auf Wiedersehen" is a common German phrase that is used to say "Goodbye" or "See you later" in English. Therefore, the statement that "Auf Wiedersehen" is German for "Goodbye (i.e. See you later)" is correct.

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  • 26. 

    How could you greet someone you see on the way to school in the morning?

    • A.

      Gute Nacht

    • B.

      Guten Morgen

    • C.

      Guten Abend

    Correct Answer
    B. Guten Morgen
    Explanation
    To greet someone you see on the way to school in the morning, you would say "Guten Morgen." This is a common German greeting that translates to "Good morning" in English. It is appropriate to use this greeting in the morning hours to wish someone a pleasant start to their day.

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  • 27. 

    Wer is deine Lehrerin?

    • A.

      Herr Trouble

    • B.

      Frau Bell

    • C.

      Herr Schmidt

    Correct Answer
    B. Frau Bell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Frau Bell because the question is asking for the name of the teacher, and Frau Bell is one of the options provided.

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  • 28. 

    How would you say this mobile phone number 0408 376 892?

    • A.

      Null-vier-zweil-acht-drei-sechs-sieben--neun-zwei-acht

    • B.

      Null-vier-null-acht-drei-sieben-sechs-acht-neun-zwei

    • C.

      Null-vier-null--drei-acht-sieben-sechs-nun-acht-zwei

    Correct Answer
    B. Null-vier-null-acht-drei-sieben-sechs-acht-neun-zwei
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "null-vier-null-acht-drei-sieben-sechs-acht-neun-zwei" because it accurately represents the mobile phone number "0408 376 892" in a spoken format.

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  • 29. 

    'Tolle Idee"' is "Great idea" in English.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. "Tolle Idee" is a German phrase that translates to "Great idea" in English.

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  • 30. 

    How do you say "Vegetable" in German?

    • A.

      Das Gemüse

    • B.

      Der Gemüse

    • C.

      Die Gemüse

    Correct Answer
    A. Das Gemüse
    Explanation
    In German, the word for "vegetable" is "das Gemüse". The article "das" is used with the noun "Gemüse" in German.

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  • 31. 

    What is the capital of Deutschland?

    • A.

      Berlin

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Bern

    Correct Answer
    A. Berlin
    Explanation
    Berlin is the correct answer because it is the capital of Germany, which is known as "Deutschland" in German. Berlin is a vibrant and culturally diverse city, home to many historical landmarks, museums, and government institutions. It has been the capital of Germany since the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990.

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  • 32. 

    How do you say 'black' in German?

    • A.

      Schwart

    • B.

      Schwärt

    • C.

      Schwarz

    Correct Answer
    C. Schwarz
    Explanation
    The correct translation for the word 'black' in German is 'schwarz'.

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  • 33. 

    The translation of "Rot" is "Red". State true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The translation of "Rot" is "Red". This is true because "Rot" is the German word for the color "Red".

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  • 34. 

    Which of these are types of fruit? (das Obst)

    • A.

      Ananas

    • B.

      Bierne

    • C.

      Karrotten

    Correct Answer
    A. Ananas
    Explanation
    Ananas is a type of fruit. Ananas is the German word for pineapple, which is a tropical fruit.  

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  • 35. 

    Complete -   Ich wohn.... in Rosewood.

    • A.

      En

    • B.

      St

    • C.

      E

    Correct Answer
    C. E
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "e". The word "wohn" suggests that the sentence is about where the person lives. The word "in" indicates that the person lives in a specific place. The only option that completes the sentence correctly is "e", which is "e in". Therefore, the sentence translates to "I live in Rosewood."

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