The Hesse citizenship test: the answers

6th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

Wondering how you fared in Hesse's now-infamous citizenship test? Check your answers with Expatica's crib sheet.

Have you got what it takes to become a German citizen? See how you did in the Hesse "knowledge and values" citizenship test (see The great German citizenship trivia challenge) with our answer guide.

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Round 1: Germany and the Germans

1. What is the population of Germany?
Answer: 82 million. (Or 82,460,000 to be more precise.)

2. Name three rivers which flow through Germany.
Answer: Choose from e.g. Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Oder, Mosel, Main, Spree, Isar. See also
3. Name three German Mittelgebirge (low mountain ranges).
Answer: Choose from e.g. Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest), Harz or Erzgebirge (Erz Mountains).

4. What is the capital of Germany?

5. How many federal states does Germany have? Name seven federal states and their capitals.
Answer: 16.
Suggested answers:
Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Bavaria, Munich
Hesse, Wiesbaden
Lower Saxony, Hanover
North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf
Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz
Saxony, Dresden
See for a complete list.

6. Name three countries that have a border with Germany.
Answer: choose from Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands.

7. Which pre-conditions does someone need to fulfil in order to become a German citizen?
Answer: they must have

8. Give three reasons why you want to become a German citizen.
Free answer.

Round 2: Fundamentals of German history

9. What

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