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German Christmas Quiz Posted by on Dec 21, 2021 in Holidays, Traditions, Vocabulary

To get you into the Christmas spirit I have prepared a quiz, if you want to brush up on all of the Christmas vocabulary and history beforehand then have a look at these posts here, here, here and here. Let me know in the comments below how you do, viel Glück!

unter dem Weihnachtsbaum (under the Christmas tree), own photo.

True of False

Presents are opened on the 25th of December in Germany

 

Answer

False, Christmas in Germany is celebrated on the 24th of December which means presents are also opened on this day.

St. Nicholas comes on the 5th of December in Germany

Answer

True, St. Nicholas was known for giving presents and food to the poor and he is traditionally celebrated on the 5th of December each year.

St. Nicholas and Santa Claus are the same person

Answer

True, as the Church did not want a catholic saint to be remembered they banned St. Nicholas’ day, so the pilgrims changed the day and gave St. Nicholas a new look and name.

Glühwein can only be made from red wine

Answer

False, there are lots of different variations of Glühwein and they can also be made from white wine and rosé.

Answer these Questions

Other than wine, what are the other ingredients used to make Glühwein?

Answer

cloves, cinnamon, orange, sugar

Name the traditional cake that is eaten around Christmas time

Answer

der Stollen

Who is the Christkind?

Answer

The Christkind was created by Martin Luther to eliminate St. Nicholas. He is a child like figure that resembles Jesus and brings children presents on the 24th of December.

 

Translate these words from German to English

der Heiligabend

Answer

Christmas Eve

die Feiertage

Answer

The public holidays

der Kamin

Answer

The fireplace

der Engel

Answer

The angel

das Geschenkpapier

Answer

The wrapping paper

Translate these words from English to German

the holly

Answer

die Stechpalme

the mistletoe

Answer

die Mistel

the reindeers

Answer

die Rentiere

the snowflake

Answer

die Schneeflocke

the tinsel

Answer

das Lametta

Der, Die oder Das?

Geschenk

Answer

das Geschenk

Kranz

Answer

der Kranz

Christbaumkugel

Answer

die Christbaumkugel

Kirche

Answer

die Kirche

Glühwein

Answer

der Glühwein

Schnee

Answer

der Schnee

 

How did you do? The total score is 23, let me know how you did in the comments below.

Ich wünsche allen Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr!

Thanks for reading,

Larissa

 

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About the Author: Larissa

Hello I'm Larissa. I live in Germany and I am half German and half English. I love sharing my passion for Germany with you through my posts! Apart from writing posts I teach fitness classes in Munich.


Comments:

  1. DG:

    I had 17 out of 23 correct. Danke schön für das Quiz!

    • Larissa:

      @DG Well done!! Thanks for taking part 🙂

  2. Kaveh:

    Gute Angaben. Danke.


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