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What signs of quality are important to you?

Question 1
Made in Germany
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Does the pledge ‘Made in Germany’ still stand for the high quality and reliability of German products? What do you think? Which of the three countries listed here still believe in the quality of German products?
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Japan
France
Italy
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Yes. The French may be very proud of some of their own products too, but a good two-thirds of French respondents trust the quality and reliability of products made in Germany.
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Unfortunately, the answer is no. Only 35 percent of Japanese respondents believe in the quality of German products.
Yes. The French may be very proud of some of their own products too, but a good two-thirds of French respondents trust the quality and reliability of products made in Germany.
No. Only half of the Italians surveyed believe in the quality and reliability of German products.
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Question 2
Quality of life
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What is the most important thing for Germans when it comes to quality of life?
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Health
Increasing wealth and property
Leading an independent life
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Correct! For 80 percent of Germans, health is the most important factor when it comes to rating their quality of life.
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Correct! For 80 percent of Germans, health is the most important factor when it comes to rating their quality of life.
Incorrect. Other things are far more important. Only 12 percent of Germans rate hard work and hard cash as the most important factor when it comes to quality of life.
No. Although this factor plays an important role for respondents when rating their quality of life, it only comes in third place.
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Question 3
Quality of life
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In cities, the availability of housing also plays a role in residents’ quality of life. In which of the following cities are the residents most satisfied with the quality and price of the available living spaces?
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Amsterdam
Leipzig
Malaga
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Correct. If you are looking for a new place to live, Leipzig is the place for you. Seventy-two percent of residents say that it is easy to find a nice, affordable apartment.
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Unfortunately, that answer is incorrect. The housing market is not one of the factors contributing to the relaxed Amsterdam lifestyle. Only eight percent think that it is easy to find a place to live in Amsterdam.
Correct. If you are looking for a new place to live, Leipzig is the place for you. Seventy-two percent of residents say that it is easy to find a nice, affordable apartment.
No, only half of ‘málagueños’ say that it is easy to find a place to live in their city.
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Question 4
Road systems
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On a scale of 1 (extremely underdeveloped) to 7 (efficient and well-developed): Which of these three countries has the best road systems?
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Germany
Sweden
Portugal
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Correct! A survey of the World Economic Forum resulted in a score of 6.3 for Portugal’s roads. That means that Portugal’s infrastructure is even better developed than those of Holland or France.
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No. Of the 20 countries listed in the survey, the Kingdom of Sweden came in last place with a score of 5.5. The infrastructures of both Malaysia and South Korea were rated higher than that of Sweden.
No. Of the 20 countries listed in the survey, the Kingdom of Sweden came in last place with a score of 5.5. The infrastructures of both Malaysia and South Korea were rated higher than that of Sweden.
Correct! A survey of the World Economic Forum resulted in a score of 6.3 for Portugal’s roads. That means that Portugal’s infrastructure is even better developed than those of Holland or France.
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Question 5
Quality clothing
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Which of the following criteria is most important for Germans looking to purchase quality clothing?
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Durability
Good value for money
High-quality material
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Correct. Respondents said that their expectations depend on the price of the products. The more expensive the clothing, the more they expect from the quality and workmanship of the products.
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No. Only 40 percent – or less than half of respondents – think that it is important for clothing to last a long time.
Correct. Respondents said that their expectations depend on the price of the products. The more expensive the clothing, the more they expect from the quality and workmanship of the products.
Incorrect. It may come as a bit of a surprise, but only 19 percent of respondents valued the quality of the material.
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Question 6
Vincent van Gogh
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Sometimes the quality and value of an object is recognized very late in the game. How many paintings did Vincent van Gogh sell during his lifetime?
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Two
Seven
Eleven
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Correct. For a long time it was thought that ‘The Red Vineyard,’ sold in 1890, was the only one, however a letter documents the sale of another painting two years prior.
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Correct. For a long time it was thought that ‘The Red Vineyard,’ sold in 1890, was the only one, however a letter documents the sale of another painting two years prior.
No. Of the 840 paintings and 1,000 sketches he produced, van Gogh was not even able to sell seven.
Unfortunately, that answer is incorrect. Vincent van Gogh would have been happy to sell even this meager number of pieces.
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Question 7
Friendship
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What makes a quality friendship? Which of these characteristics are particularly important for Germans?
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Friends should see each other on a regular basis.
Friends should not keep secrets from one another.
Friends should be able to count on one another when they need help.
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Correct. For 88 percent of respondents, this factor plays the most important role in friendship.
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No, the quality of a friendship is not dependent on how often friends see one another. Only 18 percent of respondents see this as an important factor.
No, friends do not have to know everything about one another. Only 28 percent – not even one third – believe this to be an important factor in a friendship.
Correct. For 88 percent of respondents, this factor plays the most important role in friendship.
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Question 8
Food
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How do Germans rate the quality of their food products? Are most Germans satisfied or dissatisfied?
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Most Germans are very satisfied with the quality of their food products.
Most are more satisfied than dissatisfied.
Most are less satisfied or completely dissatisfied.
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Correct. Fifty-eight percent of respondents are mostly satisfied with the quality of the food sold in stores.
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Incorrect. Only 21 percent have no complaints when it comes to quality.
Correct. Fifty-eight percent of respondents are mostly satisfied with the quality of the food sold in stores.
No, if we add together the respondents who were less satisfied and completely dissatisfied, we find that 20 percent are unhappy with the quality of their food.
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Well, either you believe everything you hear or you are a little bit too critical of the world around you. Try a more moderate approach – or just have another crack at the quiz.
Quality is a complicated thing. Both objective and subjective values play a role in determining quality – and your score is the perfect example of this phenomenon. Just because certain people share a particular opinion does not mean that you have to think the same. You could just live with that – or you could give the quiz another go.
Well done! You have an excellent sense of what is good and on top of that you are a good judge of what others think about quality. You are clearly well-informed and you do not let anyone fool you.
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