Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Questions and Answers (8-26-2023)

Question 1: Which river flows by Museum Island in Berlin?

  • Rhine
  • Danube
  • Spree

Correct Answer: Spree

Fact: The Spree River makes its way from the Lusatian Highlands through northeastern Germany on an approximately 250-mile stretch, flowing past Museum Island in Berlin before it joins the Havel River.

Question 2: Berlin’s Neues Museum features a famous bust of what historic queen?

  • Isabella I
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Nefertiti

Correct Answer: Nefertiti

Fact: The Nefertiti Bust is a 14th-century BCE sculpture of the Egyptian queen. It is made of limestone and painted stucco. The bust has become a symbol of colonialism due to German refusal to return the piece, which Egypt has been requesting for nearly 100 years.

Question 3: Which then-German chancellor was present at the opening of Museum Island’s central entrance building, the James-Simon-Galerie, in 2019?

  • Helmut Kohl
  • Gerhard Schröder
  • Angela Merkel

Correct Answer: Angela Merkel

Fact: Angela Merkel—chancellor of Germany from 2005 to 2021—attended the inauguration of the James-Simon-Galerie on July 12, 2019. The museum was designed by David Chipperfield—a British architect—and it serves as the entrance building for Museum Island.

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