Pre Unit Unification Of Germany Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    During which century did Germany become a united country

    • A.

      9th

    • B.

      17th

    • C.

      18th

    • D.

      19th

    Correct Answer
    D. 19th
    Explanation
    Germany became a united country in the 19th century. Prior to the 19th century, Germany was a collection of separate states and territories. The process of unification began in the early 19th century and culminated in the establishment of the German Empire in 1871. This was achieved through a combination of political and military efforts, led by figures such as Otto von Bismarck. The unification of Germany in the 19th century played a significant role in shaping European history and had lasting impacts on politics, culture, and society.

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  • 2. 

    Which German state opposed Napoleon, had a reputation for militarism  and was one of the dominant regions within Germany?

    • A.

      Westphalia

    • B.

      Bavaria

    • C.

      Austria

    • D.

      Prussia

    Correct Answer
    D. Prussia
    Explanation
    Prussia is the correct answer because it opposed Napoleon, had a reputation for militarism, and was one of the dominant regions within Germany. Prussia played a significant role in resisting Napoleon's expansionist ambitions and was known for its strong military tradition. It was also one of the leading states within Germany, exerting significant influence over the other German states.

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  • 3. 

    Which medieval king ruled a kingdom that dominated the same area as that ruled by the eventually united Germany?

    • A.

      Carolingian

    • B.

      Charlemagne

    • C.

      Attila the Hun

    • D.

      Wilhelm II

    Correct Answer
    B. Charlemagne
    Explanation
    Charlemagne is the correct answer because he was a medieval king who ruled over the Carolingian Empire, which covered a vast area that included much of modern-day Germany. He is often regarded as the founder of both the French and German monarchies and his empire laid the foundation for the eventual unification of Germany. Charlemagne's rule had a significant impact on European history and his empire's territory closely corresponds to the area ruled by the eventually united Germany.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of this king's kingdom?

    • A.

      The Holy Roman Kingdom

    • B.

      The Holy Roman Empire

    • C.

      The Erfurt Union

    • D.

      The Erfurt Kingdom

    Correct Answer
    B. The Holy Roman Empire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was a complex political entity that existed from 962 to 1806 in Central Europe. It was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire in the traditional sense. The term "Holy Roman Empire" was first used in the 13th century to describe the Kingdom of Germany and the Kingdom of Italy under the rule of one emperor. It was a loose confederation of territories with the emperor as its nominal head. The empire had a significant impact on European history, serving as a political and cultural force for centuries.

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  • 5. 

    Which are the two religions which have been the most popular since the Reformation?

    • A.

      Calvinism and Catholicism

    • B.

      Calvinism and Lutheranism

    • C.

      Lutheranism and Catholicism

    • D.

      Lutheranism and Islam

    Correct Answer
    C. Lutheranism and Catholicism
    Explanation
    Since the Reformation, Lutheranism and Catholicism have been the two most popular religions. The Reformation was a religious movement in the 16th century that led to the establishment of Protestantism, with Martin Luther as one of its key figures. Lutheranism emerged as a branch of Protestantism, while Catholicism remained the dominant branch of Christianity. These two religions have continued to have a significant following and influence since the Reformation.

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  • 6. 

    What were the 2 "isms" that had the biggest impact in Germany's unification?

    • A.

      Marxism and Rationalism

    • B.

      Rationalism and Lutheranism

    • C.

      Nationalism and Liberalism

    • D.

      Liberalism and Marxism

    Correct Answer
    C. Nationalism and Liberalism
    Explanation
    Nationalism and Liberalism were the two "isms" that had the biggest impact in Germany's unification. Nationalism played a crucial role in fostering a sense of collective identity and unity among the German people, leading to a desire for a unified German state. Liberalism, on the other hand, advocated for individual freedoms, constitutional government, and equality before the law. These liberal ideals were embraced by many Germans and influenced the political and social reforms that took place during the unification process. Together, nationalism and liberalism helped shape the movement towards a united Germany.

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  • 7. 

    The major protagonist in the story of German Unification was

    • A.

      Luther

    • B.

      Bismarck

    • C.

      Wilhelm II

    • D.

      Karl Liebnechkt

    Correct Answer
    B. Bismarck
    Explanation
    Bismarck is the correct answer because he played a crucial role in the unification of Germany. As the Chancellor of Prussia, Bismarck implemented a series of policies and strategies that aimed to consolidate power and unify the German states under Prussian leadership. Through his diplomatic maneuvers and military victories, Bismarck was able to bring about the establishment of the German Empire in 1871. His leadership and political acumen were instrumental in shaping the course of German history and solidifying Germany as a unified nation.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following statements is the most accurate:

    • A.

      Jews emigrated to Germany in the 19th and 20th century as it was perceived as a more tolerant and enlightened state than most of its neighbours

    • B.

      Jews fled Germany in the 19th and 20th century as it was perceived as a less enlightened and tolerant state than most of its neighbours

    • C.

      The majority of the Jews who died during the time of the Third Reich were German.

    • D.

      The Jews were a constant disruption and impediment to German unity throughout the years of unification.

    Correct Answer
    A. Jews emigrated to Germany in the 19th and 20th century as it was perceived as a more tolerant and enlightened state than most of its neighbours
    Explanation
    Jews emigrated to Germany in the 19th and 20th century as it was perceived as a more tolerant and enlightened state than most of its neighbors. This statement suggests that Jews saw Germany as a place where they could find acceptance and freedom, compared to other neighboring countries. It implies that Germany had a reputation for being more open-minded and progressive, which attracted Jewish individuals seeking a better life. This perception of Germany as a tolerant and enlightened state may have influenced the decision of many Jews to emigrate there during that time period.

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  • 9. 

    When Germany was reunited:

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1947

    • C.

      1961

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    A. 1990
    Explanation
    Germany was reunited in 1990. This refers to the reunification of East Germany (German Democratic Republic) and West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The process of reunification began in 1990 and was completed on October 3, 1990, when the German Democratic Republic officially joined the Federal Republic of Germany. This event marked the end of the Cold War and the division of Germany into two separate countries.

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  • 10. 

    What was one significant issue for Germany's place in Europe that came out of that process

    • A.

      German was welcomed into the EU as a single state and the acknowledged dominant European power.

    • B.

      Germany was excluded from the EU immediately upon reunification

    • C.

      There was debate in European countries about the desirability of German unification due to the European wars in which Germany had been involved and initiated.

    • D.

      Germany immediately left the EU

    Correct Answer
    C. There was debate in European countries about the desirability of German unification due to the European wars in which Germany had been involved and initiated.
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that there was debate among European countries regarding the desirability of German unification due to Germany's involvement and initiation of European wars. This suggests that Germany's past actions and history of aggression raised concerns among other European nations, which affected Germany's place in Europe.

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James, a dedicated modern history teacher with 35 years of experience in Australia. A total history tragic, his passion for the subject has fueled decades of inspiring education and imparting knowledge to countless students.

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