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Monday, 9 December, 2002, 13:55 GMT
What do you know about Germany?
The new German ambassador says schools in the UK teach their pupils too much about his country's Nazi past and not enough about its positive recent history. This is a cause, he says, of continued British hostility to Germans.

Are you ignorant about German history since 1945? Test your knowledge in our quiz.

When did the German Democratic Republic (DDR) come into being?
A: 7 October 1949
B: 3 October 1990
C: 30 January 1933
Where in Germany were the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held?
A: Berlin
B: Munich
C: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Which of the following was the feared East German secret police?
A: Geheime Staatspolizei
B: Bundesnachrichtendienst
C: Staatsicherheit
Which of the following was NOT a city of the former East Germany?
A: Danzig
B: Leipzig
C: Weimar
Who is the current German president?
A: Gerhard Schroeder
B: Erich Honecker
C: Johannes Rau
Which of the following Germans did NOT win a Nobel Prize?
A: Author Gunter Grass
B: Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl
C: Physicist Albert Einstein
The old East German flag was..?
A: Black, red and gold horizontal stripes
B: Black, yellow and red vertical stripes
C: Black, red and gold horizontal stripes with a wreath, hammer and compass emblem
Who once likened 6ft 3ins (1.89m) Helmut Kohl to a "sumo wrestler"?
A: Gerhard Schroeder, during a televised election debate in 1998
B: British PM Margaret Thatcher, “handbagging” Kohl for a rebate at an EU budget meeting in Fontainebleau
C: US President Bill Clinton, in front of the TV cameras at a 1994 Nato meeting
Which of these German cities was known as Karl-marx-stadt between 1953-90?
A: Chemnitz
B: East Berlin
C: Weimar
Who designed the new glass domed Reichstag building?
A: Bulgarian Christo Javacheff
B: Dutchman Marinus van der Lubbe
C: Briton Lord Foster
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