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German for Beginners:
Review Test 1

Lektionen 1-5

This is the review test for Lessons 1 through 5. Before taking this test, you should have already studied Lektionen 1-5 and done the exercises for each of those lessons. (See Lesson 1)

How is this test different from the previous exercises?
First of all, there are no multiple-choice items as in some of the exercises. This test uses mostly open-ended questions that require a free response. If you are NOT totally familiar with the vocabulary and grammar in Lessons 1-5, you should NOT attempt this test! The test will still be here after you have done any necessary review.

Test Correction
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Teil I

Part I: Greetings and Pleasantries
Write out the German equivalent for each phrase in items 1-10. (Yes, spelling and punctuation do count!)

1. How are you? (informal)

2. Thanks a lot!

3. Good morning!

4. Hello! (in Austria, southern Germany)

5. Can you help me?

6. Good-bye!

7. May I?

8. You're welcome. (response to "Danke schön")

9. Bye! See you later! (casual, informal)

10. What would you like?


Teil II

Gender and Pronouns
Fill in (a) the correct GENDER (der, die, das), (b) the correct PRONOUN (er, sie, es) and (c) the ENGLISH meaning for each of the nouns in items 1-15. Follow the example (Beispiel) below.

Beispiel: Sohn - der - er - son

1. Fenster -

2. Dach -

3. Zug -

4. Anlage -

5. Sonntag -

6. Baum -

7. Luft -

8. Dame -

9. Jahr -

10. Rhein -

11. Radio -

12. Wagen -

13. Geld -

14. Gesundheit -

15. Frühling -


Teil III

A. haben / to have
Write a complete sentence in German using the elements shown. Follow the example:

Beispiel: wir / haben / Haus - Wir haben ein Haus.

1. er / haben / Haus

2. ich / haben / Auto

3. du / haben / Buch

4. ihr / haben / kein Geld

5. Maria / haben / blaue Augen

B. sein / to be
Write a complete sentence in German using the elements shown. Follow the example:

Beispiel: Sie / sein / schön - Sie sind schön.

6. wir / sein / arm (poor)

7. ich / sein / froh (happy)

8. er / sein / groß (tall)

9. du / sein / mein Freund

10. ihr / sein / nett (nice)

C. Present Tense
Write a complete sentence in German using the elements shown. Follow the examples:

Beispiel: ich / fahren / nach Berlin - Ich fahre nach Berlin.
Beispiel: geben / wir / ihnen / ein Kuli / ? - Geben wir ihnen einen Kuli?

11. Anna / geben / ihm / das Buch

12. ich / spielen / Fußball

13. er / lesen / eine Zeitung

14. fahren / Sie / nach Hause / ?

15. er / kommen / heute abend [this evening]

16. wir / geben / ihm / der Bleistift

17. nehmen / ihr / kein Ball / ?

18. du / fahren / heute / nach Berlin

19. arbeiten / er / heute / ?

20. Hans und Ulrich / spielen / gern / Basketball


Teil IV

A. Farben
Write the German for each color.

1. blue

2. red

3. black

4. white

5. green

6. purple

B. Adjektive (nominative)
Write out the adjective-noun phrase. Use the following example as a model.

Beispiel: alt / Wagen - der alte Wagen

7. neu / Auto

8. blau / Auge

9. alt / Dame

10. grün / Augen

11. schön / Stadt

12. jung / Mädchen


Test Correction
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Review Test 2 (Lektionen 6-10)
Take this test only after you've studied Lessons 6-10.

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