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University of Bonn: Quiz


Question 1: After the Nazi takeover of power in 1933 the ________ transformed the university into a Nazi educational institution.
SturmabteilungNazismNazi PartyGleichschaltung

Question 2: The first university president was Heinrich Matthias Konen, who was expelled from the university in 1934 because of his opposition to ________.
NazismAdolf HitlerNeo-NazismFascism

Question 3: In 1937 ________ was deprived of his honorary doctorate.
Hermann HesseHenri BergsonThomas MannSigrid Undset

Question 4: In 1989 Wolfgang Paul was awarded the ________.
Nicolaas BloembergenNobel Prize in PhysicsJohn Hasbrouck Van VleckTsung-Dao Lee

Question 5: In physics researchers developed the quadrupole ion trap and the Geissler tube, discovered radio waves, were instrumental in describing ________ and developed the variable star designation.
Cathode rayElectronVacuum tubeCrookes tube

Question 6: The university's forerunner was the Kurkölnische Akademie Bonn (English: Academy of the Prince-elector of ________) which was founded in 1777 by Maximilian Frederick of Königsegg-Rothenfels, the prince-elector of Cologne.

Question 7: The Franz Joseph Dölger-Institute studies the ________ and in particular the confrontation and interaction of Christians, Jews and Pagans in the late antiquity.
Late AntiquityEarly Middle AgesRoman EmpireByzantine Empire

Question 8: In chemistry researchers made significant contributions to the understanding of alicyclic compounds and ________.

Question 9: The academy was closed in 1798 after the left bank of the Rhine was occupied by France during the ________.
First CoalitionGreat French WarFrench Revolutionary ArmyFrench Revolutionary Wars

Question 10: In the spirit of ________ the constitution emphasized the autonomy of the university and the unity of teaching and research.
Wilhelm von HumboldtGottfried LeibnizPaul TillichLudwig Wittgenstein


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