German American Day Teaching Unit:
Quiz on German American Immigration
I. Match the name on left with the accomplishment on the right.
|1. David Zeisberger ||
|| A. Movie star who left Nazi Germany for Hollywood|
|2. Francis Pastorius || || B. Rocket scientist who made moon-landing possible |
|3. Marlene Dietrich || || C. Compiled first grammar of American Indian languages|
|4. Albert Einstein || || D. Political cartoonist who first drew Santa Claus|
|5. Henry Kissinger || || E. Fur trader and richest man in America in his day|
|6. Albert Bierstadt || || F. Nobel Prize-winning physicist|
|7. Thomas Nast || || G. Artist who painted "The Oregon Trail"|
|8. Levi Strauss || || H. Won mile-stone case for "freedom of the press"|
|9. John Peter Zenger || || I. Builder of suspension bridges|
|10. Heinrich E. Steinweg || || J. Manufactured durable work clothing from denim|
|11. Walter Gropius || || K. Architect who designed New York's Pan Am Building|
|12. Wernher von Braun || || L. An early Republican Party leader|
|13. Johann A. Roebling || || M. First mayor of Germantown, Pennsylvania|
|14. John Jacob Astor || || N. Builder of world famous pianos and grand pianos |
| 15. Carl Schurz || ||O. Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford|
II. Fill in blank with letter of the most appropriate response.
- The name of the ship on which the first group of German settlers arrived in America was
a. the America
b. the Mayflower
c. the Concord
d. the Santa Maria
- Who established the first German settlement in Pennsylvania?
a. Francis Pastorius
b. a group of pietists from Frankfurt
c. thirteen families of weavers from Krefeld
d. all of the above
- Today the original Germantown settlement
a. is an economically depressed section (or neighborhood) of Philadelphia
b. is still a German-speaking Amish community
c. exists only in our memories, as it was totally destroyed by fire in 1730.
d. has become the center of the German-American scholarship in the United States
- Which of the following statements about William Penn is NOT true?
a. He was a Quaker.
b. He received the colony of Pennsylvania to help the British Crown settle a debt to his father.
c. He was a German-American.
d. He advertised in Germany for people to come to America to settle his colony.
- German-Americans came to the New World
a. to find religious freedom
b. to avoid political persecution in Germany
c. to escape economic hardship
d. for all of the above reasons.
- Which of the following is NOT a German-American invention?
a. the Conestoga wagon
b. the "Autobahn" (the four-lane limited-access freeway)
c. blue jeans
- The modern-day Chicago skyline is directly attributable to
a. German-American architect Walter Gropius
b. German-American architect Frank Lloyd Wright
c. the new Dessau Bauhaus school of design
d. all of the above
- Through the 18th century the largest number of German immigrants came from which German speaking region?
b. the Palatinate
c. Bavaria and eastern Austria
- Which water route was most typical for German-American emigrants leaving Germany for America?
a. from Heidelberg or Mannheim down the Neckar and Rhine rivers to Holland, where they boarded for the New World.
b. from Vienna down the Danube to the Black Sea, where they boarded ocean-going vessels
c. from southwestern Germany down the Elbe River to Hamburg, where they boarded ships for New York
d. south across the Alps to several Italian seaports, where they boarded ocean-going vessels.
- The primary reason German-Americans tended to anglicize their names and quit using the German language was anti-German sentiment during:
a. the Revolutionary War
b. the Civil War
c. World War I
d. World War II