The Berlin Wall

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#1  Buttons  20 seconds

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

Barbed Wire Sunday

Bloody Sunday

Black Sunday

Cold Sunday

The "Stacheldrahtsonntag" happened on August 13, 1961.

#2  Buttons  20 seconds

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

John F. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Richard Nixon

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

#3  Location  50 seconds

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

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

#4  Buttons  20 seconds

What Soviet leader is kissing Honecker on this mural?

Brezhnev

Andropov

Gorbachev

Chernenko

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

#5  Buttons  20 seconds

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

David Hasselhoff

David Bowie

Roger Waters

Bruce Springsteen

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

#6  Buttons  20 seconds

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

Republikflucht

Ausflucht

Zuflucht

Grenzübertritt

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

#7  Buttons  20 seconds

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

Gorbachev

Brezhnev

Honecker

Ulbricht

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

#8  Buttons  20 seconds

What was the official name of the wall in GDR?

Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart

Berlin Wall

People's Safety Barrier

Peace Wall

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

#9  Buttons  20 seconds

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

Death Strip

Iron Curtain

Demilitarized Zone

Surveillance Area

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

#10  Buttons  20 seconds

In what year did the Berlin wall fall?

1989

1990

1991

1992

The wall fell on November 9, 1989.
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