Versailles And The Early Weimar Republic

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Versailles And The Early Weimar Republic

This is a quiz designed for students studying the NSW Modern History syllabus. It is specifically about the trials and tribulations of the early Weimar Republic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Treaty of Versailles restricted the German army to:
    • A. 

      75,000 men.

    • B. 

      100,000 men.

    • C. 

      1.5 million men.

    • D. 

      27, 500 men.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The government would not attempt to reform the Army so long as the army swore to protect the state

    • B. 

      The government would not interfere with the army in exchange for the government remaining right wing.

    • C. 

      The government would not attempt to reform the Army so long as the Kaiser was kept safe in Holland.

    • D. 

      The government would not attempt to reform the Army so long as the army installed soviets in its structure.

  • 3. 
    The first President-Chancellor combination of the Weimar Republic was:
    • A. 

      Hindenburg and Hitler.

    • B. 

      Hindenburg and Bruning.

    • C. 

      Von Papen and Scheidemann

    • D. 

      Scheidemann and Ebert

  • 4. 
    The military figure who worked closest with the republic up to 1925 was
    • A. 

      Erich Ludendorff

    • B. 

      General Groener

    • C. 

      General Gauderian

    • D. 

      General von Seekt

  • 5. 
    The immediate cause of the Kapp Putsch of early 1920 was
    • A. 

      The first round of elections for the Republic.

    • B. 

      The Republic's attempt to implement the military clauses of the Versailles Treaty.

    • C. 

      Wolfgang Kapp's appointment as the chief of the army.

    • D. 

      Hitler's election as chancellor.

  • 6. 
    Who declared the birth of the Weimar Republic?
    • A. 

      Philipp Scheidemann

    • B. 

      Friedrich Ebert

    • C. 

      Prince Max

    • D. 

      David Lloyd George

  • 7. 
    The hyper-inflation of 1923
    • A. 

      Had a negative impact on the entire German community.

    • B. 

      Destroyed savings, but benefited those who in debt.

    • C. 

      Assisted the workers while bringing financial ruin to the Junkers.

    • D. 

      Coincided with Paul Hindenburg becoming president of the republic,.

  • 8. 
    Paul von Hindenburg was a strange candidate for president of the republic in 1925 because
    • A. 

      Of his military background.

    • B. 

      He was a member of the KPD and, therefore, was keen to see the demise of Weimar.

    • C. 

      He was a monarchist and consulted with the Kaiser before standing for election.

    • D. 

      He had stood before and lost.

  • 9. 
    What was the name of the coalition of parties led by Gustav Stressemann in 1923 that managed to end the Occupation of the Rhur
    • A. 

      The Grand Coalition.

    • B. 

      The Untermenschen.

    • C. 

      Dietrich Draws.

    • D. 

      The Large Men's Room.

  • 10. 
    Charles Dawes, US budget director, assisted Germany in the period 1924 to 1929 by
    • A. 

      Convincing the US to warn the French off any repeat of the Occupation of the Rhur.

    • B. 

      Introducing coca cola, jazz music and hershey bars to bolster morale.

    • C. 

      Convincing the US lend 800 million gold marks to Germany.

    • D. 

      Convincing the Allies to halve reparations owed by Germany.

  • 11. 
    While Hitler was attempting his "Beerhall Putsch" in 1923 
    • A. 

      Luxemburg, the Saar and Posen had all had communist putsches.

    • B. 

      The Black Reischwehr had taken over Bonn, communist uprisings had occurred in Kiel and Bremen, and Ebert called a state of emergency in Berlin.

    • C. 

      Bonn and Berlin were bombed by Bratislaverites.

    • D. 

      The communists had taken over Saxony, Thuringia, declared the Rhineland independent. and the Black Reischwehr had rebelled in Berlin

  • 12. 
    Gustav Stresemann
    • A. 

      Was delivered into the political wilderness after his brief chancellorship in 1923.

    • B. 

      Died in late 1923.

    • C. 

      Resigned in disgust at the Dawes plan agreed upon in 1924.

    • D. 

      Became a key figure in the republic's rule through his critical diplomatic initiatives up to his death in 1929.

  • 13. 
    Stresemann's ultimate goal for the republic was
    • A. 

      To abide by western demands as a means of reparation for German war guilt.

    • B. 

      For Bavaria to secede from Germany and become an independent nation like Austria.

    • C. 

      To resist Allied demands at every opportunity.

    • D. 

      To end diplomatic isolation, undo the wrongs of Versailles and to recover lost territory in eastern Europe.

  • 14. 
    Who were the leaders of the Spartakist?
    • A. 

      Rosa Lichtenstein and Karl Liebknecht

    • B. 

      Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

    • C. 

      Rosa Luxemburg and Gustav Noske

    • D. 

      Gustav Groener and Rosa Noske

  • 15. 
    What guaranteed the German people freedom and equality
    • A. 

      The driekaisarbund

    • B. 

      Wilson's 14 points

    • C. 

      The bill of rights

    • D. 

      The treaty of Rapallo

  • 16. 
    In what way could the Weimar constitution claim to have been better than the British constitution?
    • A. 

      Women aged 20 had the vote

    • B. 

      God was on their side

    • C. 

      The British continued with capital punishment

    • D. 

      It featured a chancellor

  • 17. 
    What was the name of the agreement that German employers and the German unions signed in November 1918? It was the product of the fear that German industry had that German labour was being radicalised, and the desire for an 8 hour day on the part of works who wanted to be recognised as wage partners and recognition of their unions as legitimate representatives of German workers' interests.
    • A. 

      The Groener-Ebert Pact

    • B. 

      The Legian-Kuta Stretch

    • C. 

      The Legien-Stinnes agreement.

    • D. 

      The Beck-von Rath affair.