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Berlin City Trivia

How much do you know about the capital of Germany?
Part of the German States series
Quiz by camus
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Last updated: December 11, 2023
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First submittedDecember 23, 2015
Times taken8,953
Average score65.0%
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Symbol of the Cold War which fell in 1989
Berlin Wall
City which Berlin replaced as the capital of Germany in 1990
Bonn
Person who said "Ich bin ein Berliner"
John F. Kennedy
A Berliner is either a citizen of Berlin or this type of food
Jelly doughnut
Most famous border crossing between East Berlin and West Berlin
Checkpoint Charlie
Seat of the German parliament which had a fire in 1933
Reichstag Building
Landmark topped by a quadriga
Brandenburg Gate
Large public square named for a Russian tsar
Alexanderplatz
Berlin's two major rivers (name either)
Havel | Spree
Sausage that comes with ketchup flavored with an Indian spice
Currywurst
Former electronic dance festival (1989–2006)
Love Parade
Type of building that finally opened in 2020 after fourteen years of delays
and skyrocketing costs
Airport
Type of animal on Berlin's coat of arms
Bear
Kingdom led by Frederick the Great with Berlin as its capital
Prussia
Mayor of Berlin who later became Chancellor and won the 1971 Nobel Peace Prize
Willy Brandt
Nearby city which hosted a post-war conference in 1945
Potsdam
African-American athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics
Jesse Owens
Irish rock band who recorded their album "Achtung, Baby!" in Berlin
U2
1972 Liza Minnelli movie about a 1930s nightclub singer
Cabaret
Foreign capital which lies closest to Berlin
Prague
17 Comments
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Level 80
Apr 28, 2023
I really enjoyed this very nice quiz. I also think it would be more appropriate to have the answer to the seat of German parliament read "Reichstagsgebäude" because it is the Bundestag that sits in the building, not the Reichstag. Too much baggage with that term, and you could still use a type-in for the answer.
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Level 78
Apr 29, 2023
Okay, changed it to Reichstag building. Thanks!
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Level 78
Dec 10, 2023
Nice quiz, thought there may have been a question about the airlift though.
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Level 85
Dec 10, 2023
Nice one. The U2 question also brought to mind David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy (Low, "Heroes", Lodger).
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Level 83
Dec 10, 2023
There should be a question about Wim Wenders, but unfortunately Wings of Desire don't have Berlin in the English title.
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Level 84
Dec 11, 2023
Judging by my score, I think I'm more of a donut than a resident of Berlin.
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Level 72
Dec 11, 2023
Small typo, I believe it's Minnelli.
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Level 78
Dec 11, 2023
Corrected, thanks!
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Level 82
Dec 13, 2023
It's Italian. Blame it on Papa.
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2023
Nice quiz about my beloved hometown :) Scored 18 / 20 while missing the Minnelli and the "Achtung, Baby" album question.
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Level 79
Dec 28, 2023
I luckily managed to get Cabaret but that was a wild guess.
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Level 73
Dec 28, 2023
I am German and I scored 13/20.
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Level 69
Dec 29, 2023
Inb4 some people praise the US and Jesse Owens winning in Nazi Germany.

He was congratulated by Hitler himself.

Germany still outperformed everyone at nearly everything else.

Owens was best friends with the runner-up, a Nazi.

Owens wasn't invited by the White House or congratulated by any major officials in his home country where racism towards Blacks was way more rampant than in Germany, even at this time.

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Level 78
Dec 29, 2023
Hitler congratulated only German medalists on the first day and none from the second day on; Owens said that Hitler waved at him though. It's true that black people would experience less segregation in Germany at the time than in the US but there were hardly any blacks in Germany to begin with, and thus no basis for the same level of institutionalized racism against them. Yet there is no doubt that Hitler looked down upon Owens; Nazi ideology classified black people as "sub-humans" and they were subject to the infamous Nuremberg laws. One can rightly criticize the US for being very racist at the same, but to do so in favor of Nazi Germany is more than a stretch.
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Level 76
Dec 31, 2023
I thought the answer to question 12 would be Cube Berlin.
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Level 80
Feb 28, 2024
I love a Currywurst. Dirty German fast food as good as it gets.
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Level 76
Mar 30, 2024
Inb4 debate about whether Currywurst from Berlin or the Ruhr area is superior (it's obviously the latter).