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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Turtles
Turtles

Hints aren’t shown and I cannot tell the questions I did wrong but only the number of ones right

berlingrabers
berlingrabers

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

Elsa
Elsa

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!

lois049
lois049

I also can’t see which questions I answered wrong

Flavia
Flavia

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

dbayly
dbayly

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

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

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.

Peter Lobl
Peter Lobl

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

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

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!

LCantoni

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

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

Turtles
Turtles

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

Cindy
Cindy

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

Will you give us the answers tomorrow?

Dance with Shadows
Dance with Shadows

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.

Kika
Kika

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

fairyhedgehog
fairyhedgehog

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.

Muthia
Muthia

this quiz is super fun, thank you :)

Cyndey B
Cyndey B

That was an awesome quiz
C

Pentatomidae
Pentatomidae

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!