How much do you know about Austria? What do you know about its people? We give you 10 questions, each divided into 3 parts. And we give you 6 answers. Make your choice and write down your answers. For every correct answer you get 1 point. If you answer correctly on all 3 parts of the same question you get 1 extrapoint, that is 4 points on that question.

All set? Good luck!

Question  1: In which province can you find the following cities?

A: Innsbruck           1: Burgenland
B: Klagenfurt           2: Lower Austria
C: Kapfenberg           3: Carinthia
            4: Styria
            5: Tyrol
            6: Upper Austria

Question  2: What do the following Austrian words mean?

A: Marille           1: orange
B: Ribisel           2: apricot
C: Zwetschke           3: strawberry
            4: plum
            5: currant
            6: gooseberry

Question  3: Who was the composer of

A: the symphony: "The Titan"           1: Gustav Mahler
B: "Der Bettelstudent"           2: Franz Schubert
C: The "Marriage of Figaro"           3: Karl Millöcker
            4: Johann Strauss jr
            5: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
            6: Robert Stolz

Question 4: Where are the following sights to be found?

A: Uhrturm (clocktower)           1: Bregenz
B: Lindwurm (wyvern)           2: Klagenfurt
C: Goldenes Dachl (golden roof)           3: Eisenstadt
            4: Innsbruck
            5: Vienna
            6: Graz

Question 5: Which three of these lakes are situated in the Salzkammergut?

  1: Achensee
  2: Bodensee (Lake Constance)
  3: Hallstätter See
  4: Mondsee
  5: Traunsee
  6: Wörthersee

Question 6: In which year happened the following?

A: Austria becomes an archduchy.           1: 1453
B: The second seige of Vienna by the Turks.           2: 1529
C: Burgenland becomes part of Austria.           3: 1683
            4: 1713
            5: 1815
            6: 1921

Question 7: Austria has dominated alpine skiing for decades. Where did the following skiers win their olympic goldmedals in downhill?

A: Annemarie Pröll           1: Sapporo
B: Franz Klammer           2: Lake Placid
C: Toni Sailer           3: St. Moritz
            4: Grenoble
            5: Innsbruck
            6: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Question 8: Here are three important Hapsburg Emperors. But who was the father of each?

A: Maximilian I           1: Leopold I
B: Karl VI           2: Karl V
C: Franz Joseph I           3: Friedrich III
            4: Ferdinand I
            5: Archduke Franz Karl
            6: Archduke Karl II

Question 9: Put each Nobel Prize together with the right winner.

A: Peace 1905           1: Erwin Schrödinger
B: Medicin 1930           2: Victor Franz Hess
C: Chemistry 1938           3: Richard Kuhn
            4: Karl Landsteiner
            5: Bertha von Suttner
            6: Wolfgang Pauli

Question 10: Which occupation was theirs?

A: Otto Wagner           1: actor
B: Herbert von Karajan           2: writer
C: Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller           3: architect
            4: conductor
            5: couturier
            6: painter

Bernhard Kauntz, 2004

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