History of Switzerland

Can you answer these 24 questions related to the history of Switzerland?
Quiz by Gassu
Rate:
Last updated: December 7, 2019
First submittedDecember 7, 2019
Times taken21
Report this quizReport
5:00
Enter your answer here:
0
 / 24 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Year
Hint
Answer
c. 450 BC
This greek-influenced Celtic culture flourishes in present-day Switzerland
La Tène culture
1191
This newly-founded city is (allegedly) named after a bear
Bern
1291
According to tradition, this event marks the beginning of the Swiss confederacy
Rütli oath
1315
In a decisive victory, Swiss defeat this superpower at Morgarten
the Habsburgs
1506
This small army unit starts protecting the pope
Papal Swiss Guard
1564
This theologian and reformer who rejected papal authority dies in Geneva
John Calvin
1648
Switzerland is granted independence in this treaty
Peace of Westphalia
1693
This religion nowadays known for a simple lifestyle find its beginnings in Switzerland
Amish
1707
This famous mathematician is born in Basel
Leonhard Euler
1798
Napoleon establishes this puppet government
Helvetic Republic
1804
Friedrich Schiller writes this legendary drama about a Swiss marksman
and folk hero who shot an apple off the head of his son
William Tell
1815
This principle of foreign policy which hasn't been changed ever since is adopted
neutrality
1847
This civil war marks the last military conflict on Swiss territory
Sonderbund War
1848
The transformation into a federal state culminates in the record of this
a Constitution
1856
Credit Suisse, this type of institution, is established in Zürich
a bank
1860
Henry Dunant co-founds this humanitarian movement
Red Cross
1882
The opening of this mountain rail line brings the era of alpine postcoaches to an end
Gotthard line
1938
This language is made official
Romansh
1954
Germany unexpectedly wins this tournament in Bern
FIFA World Cup
1971
This people group is given the right to vote
women
1979
This rebellious canton coins the Confederation
Jura
2002
This national airline goes bankrupt
Swissair
2003
This tennis player wins the first of his 20 Grand Slam titles
Roger Federer
2009
The construction of this type of Islamic architecture becomes prohibited by law
minarets
No comments yet