Switzerland Multiple Choice

How well do you know Switzerland? Answer these easy and tricky questions!
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Last updated: January 22, 2019
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1. How many countries border Switzerland?
3
4
6
5
There are 5; Austria, France, Germany, Italy and little Liechtenstein
2. What is the official capital of Switzerland?
Zürich
Geneva
none
Bern
In fact, Switzerland does not have a capital!
Bern is only a "federal city", sometimes referred to as a de facto capital
3. What is the southernmost canton of Switzerland?
Graubünden
Geneva
Valais
Ticino
4. What was Switzerland's position during both World Wars?
part of the Axis / Central Powers
part of the Allies
neutral
5. Which of the following companies is a Swiss one?
all of them
Swatch
Nestlé
Novartis
Nestlé is headquartered in Vevey, Novartis in Basel and Swatch in Biel/Bienne
6. What is the most commonly spoken non-official language in Switzerland?
Albanian
Serbo-Croatian
English
Spanish
English 5.4%, Albanian 2.7%, Serbo-Croatian 2.3%, Spanish 2.3%
7. What is the top-level domain of Switzerland?
.sz
.ch
.sw
.su
"ch" is an abbreviation for Confoederatio Helvetica (Latin for Swiss Confederation)
8. Which famous village is situated on the foot of the Matterhorn?
St. Moritz
Saas-Fee
Zermatt
Davos
9. Which of the following words is a common Swiss name?
Hit
Lose
Undo
Beat
It's pronounced bey-ah-t
10. The most successful Swiss ice hockey club hails from ... ?
Zürich
Bern
Davos
Lugano
It's the Hockey Club Davos, holding 31 titles
11. When did Switzerland get its independence?
1848 (Foundation of the Swiss Confederation)
1648 (Peace of Westphalia)
1815 (Congress of Vienna)
1291 (Rütlischwur)
Tricky! 1291 was just a judical oath and in 1815/1848, Switzerland already existed
12. Which of the following statements is true?
Although we have the densest railway network,
it remains to this day the most punctual one
All of them
Although every fourth person has a gun, we had a one mass shooting since 1980
Although we are landlocked, we do have a merchant navy
All of them are true. Fun fact: it is part of Swiss culture to rant about trains
when they're arriving one minute later than expected
13. Who is the national personification of Switzerland?
Heidi
Marianne
Helvetia
Wilhelm Tell
14. What is the national airline of Switzerland?
Helvetic Airways
Swiss
Edelweiss Air
Swissair
15. Which of the following special records do we hold?
Highest percentage of smartphone users at nearly 74%
Longest road tunnel outside Asia
First to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice
Most-attended ice hockey league outside North America
It's the National League (c. 6,700 spectators), coming second after the NHL
16. Which of the following cities is located in Switzerland?
Évian-les-Bains
Schaan
Verbier
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Évian is French, Cortina is Italian and Schaan is in Liechtenstein
17. Which of the following dishes does not necessarily require cheese?
Raclette
Malakoff
Rösti
Fondue
Rösti is made out of potatoes
18. Who is the most successful Swiss tennis player of all time?
Boris Becker
Stan Wawrinka
Roger Federer
Martina Hingis
20 Grand Slams!
19. What is our relation towards the EU?
An upcoming referendum in 2020 has good chances of being approved
We rejected a EU membership by 50.3% of the votes back in 1992
We aren't part of it, but participate in the European Economic Area (EEA)
We never held a EU membership referendum
We never voted about joining the EU. We refused the EEA membership in 1992. As of 2018, only 3% have a favourable view towards the European Union. No referendum is planned.
20. As of 2019, how many years have passed since the last war took place on Swiss ground?
172 years
74 years
126 years
204 years
It was the Sonderbund War of 1847, basically Protestants vs. Catholics
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Level 77
Jun 27, 2020
A pretty hard quiz for non Swiss people, with some obscure trivia and some traps designed for people having a rather extensive knowledge about the country (especially in my opinion "Which famous village is situated on the foot of the Matterhorn?", with two places very close to each other that can create doubt even though the answer is obvious).

Very nice quiz, kudos to you!