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1

What language predominated the German people from 800-1050, the precursor to modern day German?

Old High German

2

What was the official language used by officials and churches from 800-1050?

Latin

3

During the epoch from 1050-1300, what was the predominant language among Germans?

Middle High German

4

What are the two most famous pieces of literature from the Middle High German epoch, preceding more modern German literature?

Das Nibelunglied and das Gudrunlied

5

What type of ideals first appeared in German literature in the peak of the Middle High German epoch, around the 12th and 13th century?

Knightly ideals/Chivalry

6

What major piece of literature came about during the Old High German period?

Hildebrandslied

7

Who wrote "Tristan und Isolde"?

Gottfried von Straßburgs

8

Who wrote "Parzifal"?

Wolfram von Eschenbachs

9

Who is the most famous poet of love songs, Minnelieder, in the Middle High German epoch?

Walthers von der Vogelweide

10

Which two famous authors belonged to the representatives of German mysticism?

Meister Eckhart and Thomas a Kempis

11

Who is famous for his collection of fables, one of which, Reineke Fuchs, set in the 15th century set the precedent for a more modern piece of literature by the same name?

Aesop

12

Who wrote about society being fools in a fool ship headed to Narragonien, the fool's land, in his 1494 work, "Das Narrenschiff"?

Sebastian Brants

13

Who was a most famous poet of his time, also the protagonist of Richard Wagner's opera, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg?

Hans Sachs