History of Switzerland Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Switzerland?
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Last updated: December 16, 2020
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What event did Switzerland host in 1954?
FIFA World Cup
Which Swiss mathematician discovered infinitesimal calculus and graph theory?
Leonhard Euler
What Swiss tennis player has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles — the most
in history by a male player?
Roger Federer
What Swiss resort town hosted the Winter Olympics first in 1928 and then in 1948?
St. Moritz
What humanitarian organization was founded in Geneva in 1863?
Red Cross
Who was the founder of the above?
Henri Dunant
Which Swiss confectioner founded the largest food company in the world in 1866?
Henri Nestlé
What ski resort plays host to the World Economic Forum since its foundation in 1971?
Davos
Who did the Swiss Guard start protecting since 1506?
The Pope
What famous philosopher had the greatest influence in the French Revolution?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Switzerland was the last Western country to grant the right to vote to what group
in 1971 at federal level?
Women
What novel did Johanna Spyri publish in 1881?
Heidi
What expert marksman with the crossbow assassinated Albrecht Gessler?
William Tell
What French theologian lived most of his life in Geneva during the 16th century?
John Calvin
At the congress in what city was the neutrality of Switzerland finally respected
and guaranteed by the Great Powers of Europe in 1814?
Vienna
What international body was Geneva the headquarters of between 1920—1946
League of Nations
What annual musical competition was did Switzerland both host and win in 1956?
Eurovision
What group of Swiss religious nonconformists moved to Pennsylvania in the 1700s?
Amish
What famous Irish novelist died in Zurich in 1941?
James Joyce
What Swiss investment bank was founded in 1862 as the Bank in Winterthur
alongside the advent of the Swiss banking industry?
UBS
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