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The Berlin Wall

written by: DieZel
 
The Berlin Wall stood up for nearly 30 years and divided people not only in Berlin, but all over the world. Take this quiz and learn something more about this man-made iron curtain.

Question 1:


After Hitler's defeat, Berlin was divided between Great Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union.
False
True

Question 2:


The Berlin Wall was one of the most prominent symbols of the Cold War. Its construction commenced on this date.
13 August 1961
31 June 1967
12 June 1959
13 July 1949

Question 3:


At first the wall was made of barbed wire and wire entanglements, but as time passed, it was strengthened to become a frightening concrete monster. It was so enormous, it ran through 32 railway lines, 8 S-Bahn and 3 autobahns. How many streets did it cut through?
9
192
1925
19

Question 4:


Even though the Soviets called it "antifascist wall of protection", everybody knew it was not; it was meant to keep Eastern Berliners in East Berlin. People from West Berlin could pass the border without any documents.
False
True

Question 5:


He was born and raised in a family of social-democrats and later helped found the Communist Party. In 1960 he became head of the National Defence Council, which gave him enough power to initiate the construction of the Wall, with Soviet permission of course.
Erich Fromm
Erich Honecker
Alex Ulbricht
Walter Ulbricht

Question 6:


The Berlin Wall was one of the most modern and best guarded borders in the world. The list of obstacles that formed the Wall is quite terrifying. These safety measures made it almost impossible to pass the border without being seen (and killed). There were two concrete walls- one facing the Eastern side and one facing the Western. What was the color of the later one?
White
Grayish-white
Red
Black

Question 7:


Rudolf Urban died on 19 August 1961, becoming the first one of the estimated 239 victims of the Wall. The last person was shot by the guards just two weeks before firing orders were withdrawn. What was his name?
Winfried Freudenberg
Daniel Schorr
Peter Fechter
Chris Gueffroy

Question 8:


Just two days after construction of the Berlin Wall began, the first East Berliner escaped, jumping over the barbed fence. Some of the daring attempts to "flee the Republic" were really amazing; before the frontier barrier was fitted with vertical bars, nine people escaped from East Berlin in a small sports car, driving under the barrier. Do you know what kind of car it was?
Fiat 500
Wolkswagen Beatle
Mini Cooper
Isetta

Question 9:


Aproximately 5000 East Germans escaped throughout the 28 long years.
True
False

Question 10:


After 10 315 days in existence, the symbol of the Cold War came down. On 9 November 1989 East Germans could once again visit their relatives and beloved ones in West Berlin. But when was the Brandenburg Gate opened?
3 December 1989
23 June 1991
22 December 1989
1 January 1991

 


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