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The Berlin Wall

3.4
(28 votes)
10 questions
English
1

What is the day called when the GDR authorities first sealed off West Berlin?

Barbed Wire Sunday

Black Sunday

Bloody Sunday

Cold Sunday

Hard  18% got this right

The "Stacheldrahtsonntag" happened on August 13, 1961.
2
48 random squares

What American president held the famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech in 1963?

John F. Kennedy

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard Nixon

77% got this right

There is a widespread misconception that Kennedy accidentally said a malapropism that he was a Berliner, German doughnut
3

What's the location of this famous border crossing in Berlin?

Hard  29% got this right

After the reunification of Germany, the building at Checkpoint Charlie became a tourist attraction.
4

What Soviet leader is kissing Honecker on this mural?

Brezhnev

Andropov

Chernenko

Gorbachev

41% got this right

The socialist fraternal kiss was a special form of greeting between socialist leaders.
5

Who performed "I've been looking for freedom" at the wall in 1989?

David Hasselhoff

Bruce Springsteen

David Bowie

Roger Waters

48% got this right

The album went to triple platinum in Europe, and its lead single went to number one in Germany and Switzerland.
6

What was the colloquial term in the GDR for illegal emigration to West Germany?

Republikflucht

Ausflucht

Grenzübertritt

Zuflucht

Hard  30% got this right

"Republikflucht" translates to "Desertion from the republic".
7

Who was encouraged by Ronald Reagan to "tear down this wall"?

Gorbachev

Brezhnev

Honecker

Ulbricht

47% got this right

Helmut Kohl said he would never forget standing near Reagan when he challenged Gorbachev.
8

What was the official name of the wall in GDR?

Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart

Berlin Wall

Peace Wall

People's Safety Barrier

Hard  15% got this right

The West Berlin city government sometimes referred to it as the "Wall of Shame".
9

What was the name of the mined corridor of land between the wall's two barriers?

Death Strip

Demilitarized Zone

Iron Curtain

Surveillance Area

37% got this right

Beds of nails in the death strip where also known as "Stalin's Carpet".
10

In what year did the Berlin wall fall?

1989

1990

1991

1992

75% got this right

The wall fell on November 9, 1989.