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Meet the Professor
Michael Hutchins has a B.A. in German fromCalvin College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in German
Studies from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include the influence of Jewish
messianic traditions on the scholarly and literary work of W.G. Sebald and terrorism and nostalgia
in Post-Wende fiction/the novels of Uwe Tellkamp. Hutchins teaches contemporary German fiction
and theater, as well as German language and culture.
pop quiz
In each issue, IU Southeast will include a Pop Quiz from one of our professors. The first reader to email us the correct
answers to the quiz will win a prize from the Alumni Association.
This issue’s Pop Quiz is provided by Michael Hutchins, assistant professor of German. Get ready to test
your knowledge of a foreign language.
Which is not a word borrowed
from German?
A. Rucksack
B. Victim
C. Aspirin
D. Hamster
Summer 2013 Pop Quiz answers
Choose the subject of each sentence.
Her husband’s friend Richards was there, too, near her.
A. Richards
There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair.
B. Armchair
Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to
her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.
C. Care
The winner of this issue’s quiz will receive two IU Southeast Alumni T-shirts. To submit your answers, email
and include “Pop Quiz answers” as the subject .
Which expression is
grammatically correct?
A. Ich fahre mit dem blaue Bus.
B. Ich fahre mit den blauer Bus.
C. Ich fahre mit dem blauen Bus.
D. Ich drive mit the blue bus.
Which of these countries does
not have a significant native
German-speaking minority?
A. Mexico
B. Namibia
C. Iran
D. Hungary