Weimar Germany 1919: The Spartacists and the constitution

Question 1 of 7

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Who was the first president of Weimar Germany

Select one of the following:

  • Ebert

  • Hindenburg

Question 2 of 7

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What did the Nationalists call those who signed the armistice in 1918?

Select one of the following:

  • The November Criminals

  • The traitors of Versailles

  • The scapegoats

Question 3 of 7

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Who tried to seize power in Berlin in January 1919?

Select one of the following:

  • Wolfgang Kapp

  • The Spartacists

Question 4 of 7

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Who were the leaders of the Spartacists?

Select one of the following:

  • Kapp and Ludendorf

  • Luxemburg and Liebknecht

Question 5 of 7

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Who were the Friekorps?

Select one of the following:

  • The German police

  • Mercenaries made up of ex-soldiers

Question 6 of 7

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Which of these statements are correct about the Weimar constitution? (6 correct answers)

Select one or more of the following:

  • Men and women aged over 18 could vote

  • Men and women aged over 21 could vote

  • voting was to be based on the system of proportional representation

  • voting was to be based on the British system of first past the post

  • The parliament was the Reichstag

  • The head of the government was the chancellor

  • The head of state was the president

  • The president had emergency powers known as article 231

  • The president had emergency powers known as article 48

Question 7 of 7

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What was the key weakness of the new constitution?

Select one of the following:

  • not everyone could vote

  • the system of p.r. led to coallitions

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Weimar Germany 1919: The Spartacists and the constitution

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