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Berlin is a historic place and full of culture. Science, research and politics are big in Berlin too. So are diversity, tourism and Currywurst. In addition, Berlin is full of questions and answers some of which we will get into in this New Berlin Quiz.
The most important question of them all is this one: Can you answer most questions accurately?
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Photos by Imanuel Marcus except for Hitchcock and the cute baby.
#1 Which statement about Berlin is wrong??The way to Berlin is easy to find.
Berlin is full of Currywurst.
#2 What was the most popular name for male newborns in Berlin in 2018??A cute baby.
Mohammed was the most popular name.
#3 How many protests are being staged in Berlin per year??One of Berlin's many demonstration was caught on this photo. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
There were 4446 street protests in 2018 and even more in 2019.
#4 How many Berliners use their bicycles on a daily basis??Berlin now has green bike lanes. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
More than half a million bicyclists invade Berlin’s streets every day.
#5 What happened in Berlin on November 9th, 1989??Many Berliners are addicted to Currywurst.
It would have been the fall of the Wall.
#6 The Berlin Senate recently implemented a measure against the affordable housing crisis. Which one??Berlin is in an affordable housing crisis. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
The ‘rent cap’ was approved in order to freeze the rents.
#7 Which Alfred Hitchcock movie was set in a fictionalized version of East Berlin??The late Alfred Hitchcock is still being admired.
It was ‘Torn Curtain’ with Julie Andrews and Paul Newman, released in 1966.
#8 Which Berlin tourist magnets had big anniversaries in 2019??Two Berlin tourist magnets in one shot.
Zoo Berlin had its 175th anniversary, the TV tower its 50th, the World Clock its 50th, the Berlin Airlift ended 70 years ago and the Wall fell 30 years ago.
#9 These items were installed at ‘Breitscheidplatz’ square in Berlin’s city center. What are they??At 'Breitscheidplatz' square, these items were sighted. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
They are anti-terror devices. The reason they were put there is actually very serious and sad: In December of 2016, 12 visitors of a Christmas market were murdered here by an Islamist terrorist. As many as 56 people were injured.
#10 How many people does the Berlin Police Department employ??Berlin has many police officers. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
The Berlin police employs 26,000 people.
#11 How many stations does Berlin’s ‘U-Bahn’ (subway, underground, tube) have at this stage??Berlin's 'U-Bahn' system is rather large. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
At this stage, Berlin has 173 ‘U-Bahn’ stations.
#12 How many Americans, Britons and Indians lived in Berlin in 2019??Oh yes, Berlin is beautiful. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
In summer of 2019, 16,177 Britons, 21,606 Americans and 10,675 Indians were registered in Berlin.
#13 How much money did Berlin make with its speed traps in 2018??There are mobile and stationary speed traps in Berlin. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
In 2018, Berlin earned 3,681,928 Euro (4,062,013 Dollars or 3,217,175 Pounds) with its speed traps.
#14 Which elegant building is this??This building might be important. Photo: Imanuel Marcus
It is the Chancellery.
#15 Where is this cyclist riding her bike??Traffic is being separated here.
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