Advent Calendar 8 – Among Us

Among us

Hello everyone

welcome back to our epic Advent Calendar, day 8.
And at least the gamers among you might have an inkling what we’ll do today.
Because today, we’ll play a little round of

Who’s the Imposter

It’s one of our traditional quizzes in the Advent Calendar and I really like this one.
Here’s how it works:

I’ll give you four words and you’ll have to find out which one DOES NOT belong to the group.
And it’s not really about the meaning but about one aspect of their use or their grammar.
Like… take these four words as an example:

  • Bier
  • Wein
  • Arbeit
  • lustig

Beer, wine and funny often go together at the bar, so we could argue that Arbeit is the misfit here. But this stuff is NOT what you should look for. Instead, the imposter is lustig because that is an adjective and the other three are nouns.

Yes, it’s a little more dry than going by meaning, but there’s also less room for opinion :). I hate this about intelligence tests, when they do these type of questions because I always feel like there’s more than one possibility.

Now, I’ve tried my best to avoid ambiguous questions but I’ve most likely overlooked some options.
So if you feel like your answer to a question should count, then just leave a comment.

The questions are getting more and more difficult as you progress and I can almost guarantee you that you won’t get all of them right.
Let me know how you did on the wall of shame….uhm…  I mean the comments.
You’ll get a reasoning for each answer, so what really matters is that you understand why that solution makes sense.
If it doesn’t then just let me know and I’ll clear it up.
And now viel Spaß mit dem Quizz :)

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Mersa
Mersa
1 year ago

Was ist r-version?

Randall
Randall
1 year ago

Whoa! I totally did NOT do well on this test. However, I did go back and learn from all of my mistakes. I like that it’s NOT I didn’t do well, it’s that I learned WHY I did not do well.

Kaustubh Amrutkar
Kaustubh Amrutkar
1 year ago

Ich habe 6 von 10 richtig geleistet.

Lais
Lais
1 year ago

6 correct… some of them by luck hahaha

RomanMG
RomanMG
1 year ago

Das war lustig! Ich habe mich mit den “-ererererer” Adjektiven geirrt, hehehe: ich habe “sauber” für “Zauber” verwechselt und dachte “ahh, es muss sein, dass ein Nomen keine “-er” Form hat; *face palm*. Auch, in der Frage mit “kalt”, “warm” etc. dachte ich es würde darum gehen, ob ein Umlaut im Komparativ hinzugefügt wird. Ehrlich gesagt habe ich nie “zart” im Komparativ gelesen, also wusste ich es nicht, aber zufälligerweise habe ich die richtige Antwort aus dem falschen Grund gewählt xD

Anne Maxwell-Jackson
Anne Maxwell-Jackson
1 year ago

Thanks. Great to be able to learn whilst playing.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Des wor zah! Ich habe acht von zehn richtig beantwortet.

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin
1 year ago

Ganz beliebig – oft kann verschiedene Denkweise verschiedene Antworten geben. Zu skurril, um richtig zu sein – this is more lf a test to see if we can guess what you were thinking than anything else.

A better option would be to motivate as many odd words out in each group as one can – claiming there is only one correct answer is just too bizarre.

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

That sound much more appealing. Freue mich darauf!

gail gray
gail gray
1 year ago

well five out of ten terrible

Erick Alcántara
Erick Alcántara
1 year ago

I had only three but could have 4 because the finger touched the screen before I decided. I love German and like doing this exercise as it helps me give the language a new start.

Der Alter aus Pasadena
Der Alter aus Pasadena
1 year ago

Wie viel kennen jemand diese Wörter nicht? Ich bin tatsächlich einer. Komisch, oder?

Bob R
Bob R
1 year ago

Question 2 just gives “correct” or “incorrect”, but no explanation. Is there no explanation? :-)

Leslie r. Crockett
Leslie r. Crockett
1 year ago

OK, I admit it. I guessed my way through and got 50% right. I am a rank beginner, though, and really appreciate the explanations. Maybe in a couple of months, I’ll understand them. LOL!

Waldemar
Waldemar
1 year ago

TOTALLY EMBARRASED. Only 2 right….

michele
michele
1 year ago

My mathness is coming out…#3 I went for number of syllables. Silly me

michele
michele
1 year ago
Reply to  michele

I got 6 right, but some for the wrong reasoning. That’s why I never gave multiple choice tests. :}

Zuckerbaby
Zuckerbaby
1 year ago

Mit diesem Quizz ist es mir wirklich klar, daß ich Deutsch vom Sprechen und nicht in einer Klasse, oder von einem Buch gelernt habe. Trotzdem machte es Spaß. Kurz um, dieser ganze Advent-bumpsdings macht Spaß.

DEmberton
DEmberton
1 year ago

8/10. I choose zart (correctly) because the comparitive doesn’t have an umlaut, unlike härter, wärmer and kälter.
The prefix question – had no idea. #10 I choose morgen because it’s in the future (sort of), but clearly that was too obvious.
Danke – das hat Spaß gemacht.

psjohnson74
psjohnson74
1 year ago

Seven out of ten, and three were right for the wrong reason!

Fancypantser
Fancypantser
1 year ago

I went with meaning (what a fool) not grammar, and lost. Wetter (hartes, warmes, kaltes but not zartes…). We don’t have that kinda weather in these parts. ( :

Francesca M
Francesca M
1 year ago

Ich habe offizielle 7 richtig gemacht aber 2 Antworten waren total zufällig! Oder besser, hatte ich eine andere (falsche) Erwägung gemacht. Das was sehr lustig und lehrreich. Danke