With 40 plus participants, this year's edition of the annual Goethe Society German Quiz Evening on May 16, was again a great success.
MC Johnson Zhuang (picture right) led through the fun-filled evening, helped by Annika Wischnewski and Anna Luft, who double-checked all questions and evaluated the answer sheets for the participants.
School and university students, as well as Goethe Society members and German teachers teamed up to answer the pub quiz format questions about Germany. Participants were tested on their general knowledge about the country and in diverse fields such as history, geography, society, popular culture, literature, music and sports.
One of the funniest part was to recreate long German words. The German language is notable for its compound nouns such as Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz, which means "law for the delegation of monitoring beef labelling". Thankfully, this word is out of use since 2013.
For reasons of fairness, German teachers and native speakers played in a separate category. The winners enjoyed German sweets and other goodies.