German pub quiz

Two weeks ago, approximately 40 students from Aston University and the University of Birmingham gathered at Beorma Bar, eager to test their knowledge on German culture at our annual German pub quiz. Nine teams competed in five strenuous rounds (geography, general facts, music, TV shows, sports) to win goody bags full of Austrian, German and Swiss prizes. Everyone did fairly well with UoB’s final year team “Top Marx” edging the joint staff team in the challenging final round (who would have expected that German winter sports athletes are not well known in the UK???) to take the victory. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We hope you enjoyed the quiz as much as we enjoyed preparing the questions!

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The winner team “Top Marx”:

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Here’s your chance to test your knowledge on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Would you have known the answers…?

Round 2: General Knowledge

  1. What is the name of the president elect of the Federal Republic of Germany?
  1. How many neighbouring countries does Switzerland have?
  1. What is the name of the longest river in Austria?
  1. Name the largest island of Germany?
  1. Rank the following German cities according to their population, starting with the smallest one: Kiel, Bielefeld, Düsseldorf, Ulm, Rostock.
  1. How many cantons does Switzerland have?
  1. On which date was the first German republic declared?
  1. Name the objects, which the eagle on the Austrian coat of arms holds in his claws.
  1. How is the Swiss parliament called?
  1. What was the year in which Austria joined the Euopean Union?

 

Round 5: Sports – Anagrams

Solve the anagrams below. They are all names of famous athletes. The initials are given, but also included in the anagram.

Example: NAIVSTE UNI STORY: A_____ U_____ = Aston University

1. SCHREIN DÖNER SD
deutsch, männlich, Basketball
German, male, basketball
D         S  
2. RACHEL ER SCHIRM
österreichisch, männlich, Ski Alpin
    Austrian, male, alpine skiing
M         H  
3. GEIER QUERBALKEN
deutsch, weiblich, Tennis
German, female, tennis
A         K  
4. MOBIL LOT
deutsch, männlich, Tischtennis
German, male, table tennis
T          B  
5. CAPTAIN SUEDLICHE
deutsch, weiblich, Eisschnelllauf
German, female, speed skating
C         P  
6. KINO TORSO
deutsch, männlich, Fußball
German, male, football
T          K  
7. AAL GURT
schweizerisch, weiblich, Ski Alpin
Swiss, female, alpine skiing
L          G  
8. STUMMES MAHL
deutsch, männlich, Fußball
German, male, football
M         H  
9. ADMIRAL EHER LAU
deutsch, weiblich, Biathlon
German, female, biathlon
L          D  
10. SALADIN TRIOLE
deutsch, männlich, Eishockey
German, male, ice hockey
L          D

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Answers:

Round 2:
1. Frank-Walter Steinmeier; 2. Fünf; 3. Donau; 4. Rügen; 5. Ulm, Rostock, Kiel, Bielefeld, Düsseldorf; 6. 26; 7. 9. November 1918; 8. Hammer und Sichel; 9. Bundesversammlung; 10. 1995

Round 5:
1. Dennis Schröder; 2. Marcel Hirscher; 3. Angelique Kerber; 4. Timo Boll; 5. Claudia Pechstein; 6. Toni Kroos; 7. Lara Gut; 8. Mats Hummels; 9. Laura Dahlmeier; 10. Leon Draisaitl

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