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Weimar Republic Quiz

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University Tutoring Quiz on Weimar Republic Quiz, created by ashleigh.d1 on 02/09/2015.
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Question 1

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Which of the following was not a demand o the Versailles Treaty?
Answer
  • Province of Alsace-Lorraine to be given back to France plus Allied occupation of the Rhineland
  • Limited army and navy
  • Reparations
  • Had to accept sole guilt for the outbreak of WWI (Article 231)
  • Army leaders were executed

Question 2

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What was the most detrimental impact of the Versailles Treaty?
Answer
  • The German people were discontent and resentful of the Allied Powers, fuelling the start of WWII.
  • The 'stab in the back' theory circulated that they were betrayed by the leaders who signed the Treaty, leading to resentment of the politicians.

Question 3

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Friedrich Ebert was the first Chancellor of Weimar Germany.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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The Weimar Republic was a new democratic system of government, however, it had many flaws in its Constitution such as its policy of proportional representation.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Which is NOT an issue with the Weimar Republic?
Answer
  • Lack of government authority
  • Proportional representation
  • Taking out loans to pay reparations, resulting in hyperinflation
  • Starting a war with Czechoslovakia

Question 6

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The significance of the hyperinflation was a loss of faith in the German economy.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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What was the Kapp Putsch, and what was its significance?
Answer
  • A bid for power that demonstrated the lack of authority held by the Weimar Republic.
  • A small battle fought in the Rhineland.

Question 8

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The occupation of the Ruhr hindered the Germans from effective production to repay their reparations. What was the result of the passive protest?
Answer
  • Increased nationalistic sentiment but damaged the economy.
  • The French invaded Germany to get revenge.

Question 9

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When was Kaiser Wilhelm forced to leave Germany
Answer
  • 1818
  • 1877
  • 1902

Question 10

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What was the Ebert-Groener Pact?
Answer
  • General Wilhelm Groener and Freidrich Ebert agreed to support each other against political opposition.
  • Groener agreed to fund Ebert's political policies in exchange for military representation in parliament.

Question 11

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What was the Freikorps?
Answer
  • A small army consisting of veterans that acted as a kind of National Guard.
  • Hitler's personal bodyguards.

Question 12

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Between what dates was Freidrich Ebert President?
Answer
  • 1919 - 1925
  • 1920-1930
  • 1902-1915

Question 13

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Which was not a left-wing party?
Answer
  • DDP - German Democratic Party Supported by the middle class
  • SPD - Social Democratic Party Responsible for the creation of the Weimar Republic
  • USPD - Independent Social Democrats Joined with the KPD in 1920
  • GLP - German Labour Party Favoured worker's rights

Question 14

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Germany had a long history of being a democratic nation - it favoured elected politicians to autocratic monarchic or military rulers.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 15

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Article 48 allowed the President to change or veto laws if he declared a State of Emergency.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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What was the main downfall of the Weimar Republic?
Answer
  • Loss of faith in government and extreme polarisation towards right and left.
  • Public support for Communism
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