Weimar Germany 1919: The Spartacists and the constitution

Chris Clayton
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Question 1

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Who was the first president of Weimar Germany
Answer
  • Ebert
  • Hindenburg

Question 2

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What did the Nationalists call those who signed the armistice in 1918?
Answer
  • The November Criminals
  • The traitors of Versailles
  • The scapegoats

Question 3

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Who tried to seize power in Berlin in January 1919?
Answer
  • Wolfgang Kapp
  • The Spartacists

Question 4

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Who were the leaders of the Spartacists?
Answer
  • Kapp and Ludendorf
  • Luxemburg and Liebknecht

Question 5

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Who were the Friekorps?
Answer
  • The German police
  • Mercenaries made up of ex-soldiers

Question 6

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

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What was the key weakness of the new constitution?
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  • not everyone could vote
  • the system of p.r. led to coallitions