Advent Calendar 2019 – Misfits

Misfits

Hello everyone,

day number nine of our Epic Advent Calater… uh… I mean calendar.
I’m a little late today because yesterday I had to work, and after that I was out for a few drinks last night and then I realized that I actually hadn’t finished the post yet. So now here I am with my coffee introducing you to door nine, behind which we find… something to wrack your brains a little :).
We’ll do a quiz that we did last year once which I think is really fun. At least it’s fun to create it. I call it “Find the Misfit”.
Here’s how it works:

I will give you three words and you have to pick the one that doesn’t fit. You might know this format from intelligence tests, but there’s a small difference.
Today, the difference has NOTHING to do with the meaning of a word.
Let’s say the example is

Mensch, Maus, Tisch

If we look at the meaning then we can give all kinds of answers. We could say Tisch doesn’t fit, because it’s not alive. We could say Maus doesn’t fit, because it’s the only item we do NOT want in our kitchen. And we could say Mensch doesn’t fit because it’s the only one who destroys the environment. #sad
That’s actually why I hate these questions in intelligence tests. Because the answer is never as clear or unambiguous as they think.
In this quiz, the correct answer would be Maus, because it’s die Maus, while the other words are both der.

But it’s not always the gender, of course. Sometimes it’s the plural, sometimes the words’ function, sometimes the preposition they go with, and so on.
But it’s always a grammatical aspect and NOT the meaning. Oh and also not the spelling.

The quiz starts out easy and then it gets pretty hard. But you can always get a little hint if you need one.
Oh and there might be more than one correct answer to the questions. I tried my best to avoid that but often there are things you don’t think about.
So if you find an alternative solution, just leave it in a comment. And of course also your questions and how you like this quiz.
Cool… so I’d say, enjoy the brain work and I’ll see you tomorrow :)!

EDIT: Hints aren’t showing :/. I don’t know what to do, I’ll have to see later if I can fix it!!

 

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mattbibby
mattbibby
2 years ago

Hey Emanuel,
I don’t normally comment because I find everything spot on and super useful and it seems silly just to write that. But yeah, I find your usual articles spot on, the quizzes mix it up a bit to keep it interesting and of the right sort of difficulty.
This quiz for me felt a bit more “trying to guess what the examiner wants” than learning so much, so I’d say I preferred the others.
Cheers and keep up the good work!
Matt.

Pentatomidae
Pentatomidae
2 years ago

Quiz worked beautifully on my iPhone. Shame my answers were an absolute disaster! Monkeys on typewriters would have done better. Great quiz though! Keep up the good work!

Cyndey B
Cyndey B
2 years ago

That was an awesome quiz
C

Muthia
Muthia
2 years ago

this quiz is super fun, thank you :)

fairyhedgehog
fairyhedgehog
2 years ago

The hints were working for me! (Well the first one was, I didn’t try the others.)

I got 5 out of 8 by sheer guesswork and often for the wrong reasons! Fun and interesting but way above my level.

Kika
Kika
2 years ago

No. 8: I thought the answer is pfeil as the other two can be verb. Dah…silly.

Dance with Shadows
Dance with Shadows
2 years ago

Very interesting quiz. I received a score of 7 out of 8. I have to admit that I scored one as being correct but for the wrong reason.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Will you give us the answers tomorrow?

Cindy
Cindy
2 years ago

Ich finde es schön, dass du, deine Geschichten erzählen. Schön, dass es dir gibt

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago

I had diffrent logic to others but I got 7 out of 8, but I ain’t spoiling it. The one I got wrong was Q5

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I want to share it , but won’t it spoil fun for some ppl?

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Turtles

I will write it. Approve it if you think it won’t spoil it for people.

Q1, “wann” doesn’t send the verb to the end
Q2- Q4, same logic as you and Q5 was wrong

Q6, the first two options seem like methods of measurement

Q7,Ein weiser Mensch ist wendig, aber ein schöner nicht (unbedingt)

Q8,Du ziehst an einem Seil, um auf den Pfeil zu schießen

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Q7 : I did not mean it physically though ;). I mean that you could have discussion and the wise person would be open minded and flexible

LCantoni
LCantoni
2 years ago

Well, I was shocked at how well I did (6/8), but a couple of them I got right for the wrong reasons. :D Very interesting quiz!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  LCantoni

I dont know which ones were right and why, by luck??!!!

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin
2 years ago

My results? 3 correct out of 8. That would count as flunking at school. Please, tell me there is a prize for getting the LOWEST grade of all! haha!

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Well, THAT is an improvement – knowing WHY one gescheitert miserably ist, is always helpful.

Peter Lobl
Peter Lobl
2 years ago

i declined to take mein cause it seemed like the ich ‘n’ mich were on their own fine.
guess not! ;)

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

For question #7, I chose wendig as odd one out because they are all adjective/adverbs but weise and schön are the base/root for verbs and nouns and well. (althought wenden and Wende are the verb and noun associated with wendig, its not as if the Germans say weisig or schönig) I am eager to find out why schön is your answer.

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri
2 years ago

Icy hat dreimal falsch antwotet . Aber weiß ich nicht warum und könne ich die Gründe finden . Indem die ” knopf” hint fonctionert nicht.

dbayly
dbayly
2 years ago

Yes, I want to know why I was wrong too. 5 out of 8

Flavia
Flavia
2 years ago

Toll! 6 of 8!! Aber ich wollte wissen, warum habe ich falsch gemacht!

Flavia
Flavia
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

:-D!! Ich freue mich!! Ich habe 5 und 8 falsch.

lois049
lois049
2 years ago

I also can’t see which questions I answered wrong

Elsa
Elsa
2 years ago

Hiya,
Got 5 right and 3 wrong (4, 7 and 8). The problem is I don’t know why the wrong ones are wrong….
Bis Morgen!

Karen
Karen
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Pissed drunk? Or pissed off (angry?) I hope you’re not both – not a great combination!

berlingrabers
berlingrabers
2 years ago

Are you supposed to be able to see which ones you got wrong?

berlingrabers
berlingrabers
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

The hints work fine for me. (On a laptop using Chrome, in case that’s useful info.)