What do you know about the US and Germany?

Here you can test what you know about Germany.

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I only got six right.

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Seven correct, slightly better than random guesses.

BTW. I have a small piece of concrete said to be from the Berlin Wall. The box it came in gives the dates.

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Would you, @NearlyNapping and @Arinker like to suggest questions that I could use in a similar test about the US?

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You mean obscure stuff that almost nobody knows, like your Germany questions? :smile:

OK, here are some. I might think of more later.

How many native Spanish speakers live in the US?

A) 10-20 million
B) 21-30 million
C) 31-40 million
D) 41+ million

The US interstate highway system is laid out roughly on an east-west and north-south grid. What is the numbering pattern?

A) Even numbers are North-South routes, smallest numbers in the west
B) Even numbers are East-West routes, smallest numbers in the south
C) Odd numbers are North-South routes, smallest numbers in the east
D) Odd numbers are East-West routes, smallest numbers in the north

How many US state names were derived from native words?

A) 0-10
B) 11-20
C) 21-30
D) 31-40

Which two rivers form a large part of the borders between the US and Canada/Mexico?

A) Colorado River and Yukon River
B) Rio Grande River and St. Lawrence River
C) Missouri River and St. Lawrence River
D) Rio Grande River and Yukon River

The US was originally formed as a

A) Federation
B) Monarchy
C) Confederacy
D) Anarchy

How many US presidents have been assassinated?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 5

The largest number of immigrants to the US come from:

A) Central America
B) South America
C) Europe
D) Asia

To become a naturalized US citizen you must know some English.

A) Both written and spoken English
B) Written English only
C) Spoken English only
D) No language requirement

The US Constitution gives Americans the right to vote for president.

A) True
B) False

The first national park in the US was

A) Yosemite
B) Grand Canyon
C) Yellowstone
D) Smokey Mountains

The number of people living in the US who don’t speak English at home

A) 10-25 million
B) 26-40 million
C) 41-55 million
D) 56-70 million

The first American to fly, the first to orbit the earth and the first to step on the moon all came from which state?

A) Ohio
B) Virginia
C) California
D) Texas

The most common ancestry in the US is:

A) English
B) German
C) Hispanic
D) Irish

When did Women in the US gain the right to vote throughout the country? ( some individual states were earlier )

A) Early 1800s
B) Late 1800s
C) Early 1900s
D) Mid 1900s

The early US purchased territories from which three countries?

A) England, Holland, France
B) France, Holland, Spain
C) France, Spain, Russia
D) Spain, Portugal, Russia

The movie The Wizard of Oz took place in which state?

A) Iowa
B) Oklahoma
C) Texas
D) Kansas

Approximately what percentage of US electricity comes from alternative sources? (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, geothermal, etc)

A) <10%
B) 15%
C) 20%
D) 25%

The most grown food crop in the US is:

A) Rice
B) Soybeans
C) Corn
D) Wheat

What is the longest river in the US?
A) Rio Grande
B) Mississippi
c) Colorado
D) Missouri

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OK, in order for me to add these questions as a test, I first need to answer them myself. Here are my suggestions:

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B

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D

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I tried not to make them too obscure, but you still did pretty good.
9/16

Spanish Speakers
Correct

Interstates
Wrong (B is correct)

Native state names
Correct

River borders
Correct

US formation
Correct

Assassinated presidents
Correct

Naturalized citizens
Correct

Presidential vote
Correct (by mid-1800s every state allowed it though)

Don’t speak English at home
Correct

Most common ancestry
Wrong (B is correct)

Women’s vote
Wrong (C is correct)

US territory purchase
Correct

Wizard of Oz
Wrong (D is correct)

Alternate energy
Wrong (C is correct)

Most grown food
Wrong (C is correct)

Longest river
Wrong (D is correct)

With all these questions I’m bound to make some mistakes. So let me know if you find any.

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So, are we allowed to publish these questions as a test and if so, who do you want us to name as the author? (… test created by “…”).

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You can publish them. Aren’t they already published?

I don’t need credit, but you can if you want. Maybe Arinker will add some more. I might think of more also.

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They are published on the forum and tomorrow we’ll publish them as one test on the site too. So, what do you want us to use as the author information – ‘credit: NearlyNapping’?

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Yea, that’s fine.

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I’ll come up with a few more questions.
I didn’t dare take NN’s quiz because I didn’t want to see what I would score.

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We’ve added one more question bringing the total up to 20:

Looking forward to your questions, @Arinker

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One of the answers is wrong. The largest number of immigrants should be D.

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Thanks for pointing this out, I’ve corrected it.

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I got 10 correct answers. The questions related to German and the history were the easiest ones.

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Hi , I did the test. I had 16 correct answers. Sometimes, however, I just had to choose and wait for the results. I was actually guessing.

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