Quiz: How Familiar Are You With The German Language?


“...mastery of the art and spirit of the Germanic language enables a man to travel all day in one sentence without changing cars”

 Mar 06, 2016
1 of 10Choose your answer:
A “Rathaus” is a _______
Town Hall
pet store
type of have-a-heart trap
2 of 10Choose your answer:
If you have the particularly long job title of “Bezirksschornsteinfeger”, you are a ______, and kissing you is considered good luck.
district chimney sweep
master bread baker
fire fighter
3 of 10Choose your answer:
"Kartoffelpuffer” is the silly-sounding name for something simple and delicious served with apple sauce. What is it?
German-style pierogi
potato pancakes
pork chops ‘n applesauce
4 of 10Choose your answer:
When you’ve been a bad husband, you had better get yourself some “Drachenfutter” to make it up to your wife. “Drachenfutter” means:
dragon food
a gift basket
red roses
5 of 10Choose your answer:
A “Schnappsidee” sounds like is a *really* good idea ________
that you got from a friend
when you are drinking
at the spur of the moment
6 of 10Choose your answer:
If you are being “dickköpfig,” it might not mean what you think. You are being ________
7 of 10Choose your answer:
"Eichhörnchen,” literally meaning “little oak horn,” is the name for what kind of animal?
8 of 10Choose your answer:
“Fernweh” is the German word for this particular type of longing or pain.
Longing for television
Longing to be somewhere else
Longing for spring plants
9 of 10Choose your answer:
“Fremdschämen” (literally translated as Exterior shame), is a sympathetic German word that means being embarrassed ________
in front of others
for someone else
about something you did
10 of 10Choose your answer:
What kind of mouse is the German “Fledermaus”?
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