Attacks on politicians in Germany are on the rise

Q: A series of violent attacks on German officials and politicians are raising concerns about extreme polarization as the country faces critical elections this year, including in three states where a far-right party could make significant gains. Where is Germany?

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Q: Political violence in Germany doubled from 2019 to 2023, and attacks on politicians have increased more this year. After recent separate attacks sent two politicians to the hospital, thousands protested against the violence in Germany’s capital ...

A. Berlin

B. Bielefeld

C. Bonn

D. Bremen

Q: Most of the attack victims have been liberal members of Germany’s governing coalition, but the right-wing AfD party also was hit by vandals. The former East Germany has become much more conservative over the years. Which of the World War II victors occupied the area that became East Germany?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Soviet Union

D. United States

Q: World War II in Europe, which led to the division of Germany, started when Nazis invaded which neighbor to the east?

A. Austria

B. Czechoslovakia

C. France

D. Poland

Q: World War II was the deadliest war in history. Which combatant nation suffered the most deaths because of the war?

A. China

B. Germany

C. Japan

D. Soviet Union

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