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Know Your Oktoberfest? Quiz

Fill in the correct answers without using Google!

1. Where does the world-famous Oktoberfest take place?
◦ Frankfurt
◦ Munich
◦ Berlin
◦ Amsterdam

2. In what year did the first Oktoberfest take place?
◦ 1789
◦ 1810
◦ 1890
◦ 1945

3. What did the first Oktoberfest celebrate?
◦ Bavarian independence from the German Empire
◦ the marriage of Bavarian Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese
◦ the end of the work of harvesting
◦ the defeat of Napoleon and the end of the French occupation of Germany

4. What was the main attraction at the first Oktoberfest celebration?
◦ hot air balloon rides
◦ the country’s first roller coaster
◦ the world’s largest beer keg
◦ a horse race

5. When does Oktoberfest begin each year?
◦ the middle of September
◦ the last day of September
◦ the first day of October
◦ the first Sunday in October

6. What is the first scheduled event at Oktoberfest each year?
◦ the crowning of the Oktoberfest queen
◦ the release of 1000 doves
◦ the unveiling of a giant, locally baked pretzel
◦ the parade of brewers and festival workers

7. Who is in charge of tapping the festival’s first beer keg each year?
◦ the German chancellor
◦ the Oktoberfest queen
◦ the owner of the Hofbräuhaus
◦ the city mayor

8. Beer is served in a standard-sized mug called a “Maß”. How much beer does it hold?
◦ 250 milliliters
◦ one half-liter
◦ one liter
◦ two liters

9. What is the name of the town square where the Oktoberfest takes place?
◦ St. Pauli
◦ Theresienwiese
◦ Schlossplatz
◦ Alexanderplatz

10. Approximately how many people visit Oktoberfest each year?
◦ between 750,000 and 900,000
◦ 2 to 2.1 million
◦ between 6 and 7 million
◦ 10 to 12 million

BONUS POINT: Who is the Mayor of Munich?


 

ANSWERS

• 1. Where does the world-famous Oktoberfest take place?
◦ Frankfurt
◦ Munich
◦ Berlin
◦ Amsterdam

• 2. In what year did the first Oktoberfest take place?
◦ 1789
◦ 1810
◦ 1890
◦ 1945

• 3. What did the first Oktoberfest celebrate?
◦ Bavarian independence from the German Empire
◦ the marriage of Bavarian Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese
◦ the end of the work of harvesting
◦ the defeat of Napoleon and the end of the French occupation of Germany

• 4. What was the main attraction at the first Oktoberfest celebration?
◦ hot air balloon rides
◦ the country’s first roller coaster
◦ the world’s largest beer keg
◦ a horse race

• 5. When does Oktoberfest begin each year?
◦ the middle of September
◦ the last day of September
◦ the first day of October
◦ the first Sunday in October

• 6. What is the first scheduled event at Oktoberfest each year?
◦ the crowning of the Oktoberfest queen
◦ the release of 1000 doves
◦ the unveiling of a giant, locally baked pretzel
◦ the parade of brewers and festival workers

• 7. Who is in charge of tapping the festival’s first beer keg each year?
◦ the German chancellor
◦ the Oktoberfest queen
◦ the owner of the Hofbräuhaus
◦ the city mayor

• 8. Beer is served in a standard-sized mug called a “Maß”. How much beer does it hold?
◦ 250 milliliters
◦ one half-liter
◦ one liter
◦ two liters

• 9. What is the name of the town square where the Oktoberfest takes place?
◦ St. Pauli
◦ Theresienwiese
◦ Schlossplatz
◦ Alexanderplatz

• 10. Approximately how many people visit Oktoberfest each year?
◦ between 750,000 and 900,000
◦ 2 to 2.1 million
◦ between 6 and 7 million
◦ 10 to 12 million

BONUS POINT: Who is the Mayor of Munich?


⁃ Dieter Reiter

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